Belfast set to host global scientific conference

Launching this week's medical conference are Critical Care Reviews founder Dr Rob Mac Sweeney and Dr Catriona Kelly

BELFAST welcomes more than 400 scientists, health specialists and medical experts from around the world on Thursday and Friday as part of a major international conference at Titanic Belfast organised by Critical Care Reviews, a not-for-profit educational critical care project set up by local clinician Dr Rob Mac Sweeney to promote open access to scientific advancement, .

Delegates will meet to hear the results of three ground-breaking clinical trial results, and a major international epidemiological sepsis study, which will have global research implications.

Belfast has already established itself as a significant international conference destination and this latest event cements its reputation as a destination for world class research, development and health expertise.

The conference, supported by local medical device specialist Armstrong Medical, will unveil pivotal trial results in the area of sepsis, a life-threatening condition affecting more than 7,000 patients in Northern Ireland each year. Latest statistics estimate that, of those affected by sepsis, one in five will die.

Dr Mac Sweeney said: “Critical Care Reviews has established itself as a world-leading medical conference and the premier scientific event for specialist around the world working within the area of critical care.

“We are looking forward to welcoming a host of internationally renowned scientists and clinicians to present and discuss new data which has the potential to change practice worldwide but also to enjoy what Belfast as an exciting global destination has to offer.”

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