The 16th EAHIL Conference in Cardiff 9-13 July 2018 has been taking shape over the last several months and progress has gathered pace in the last few weeks.
The Call for Abstracts closed on the 3rd November. In total, 172 abstract submissions were received from colleagues in Europe and beyond, covering all the conference themes as well as the areas identified for the Continuing Education Courses; the majority of abstracts coming in during the last few weeks before the deadline.
The International Programme Committee (IPC) and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) spent three full days from 15th-17th November agreeing on the abstracts for the final programme. On Friday 17th LOC members were happy to host International Colleagues as they visited all the conference venues and toured Cardiff City Centre, and all in beautiful sunshine!
The LOC will be contacting all abstract authors in December and will have an outline programme available on the website by the end of 2017 so that conference delegates can use this for their applications for funding. Information is also now available on the website about some of the keynote speakers and we will be putting up further information as soon as speakers and programme details are confirmed.
The exhibition and sponsorship packages have also been developed and are available on the website. Invitations to sponsors and exhibitors have been sent out and the LOC have had a good response from companies who will be part of the trade exhibition in Cardiff.
The LOC also secured sponsorship from the Kathleen Cooks Fund, CILIP Wales for sessions under the Information for the Public, Patients and Carers theme. We are very grateful to CILIP Wales for their support.
Registration will open in January 2018 and we will send notification to all email distribution lists as soon as this is open.
Please do let the LOC know if you have any comments, suggestions or queries about the conference. We want to continue to Involve, Inspire and Inform.
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