Association Event Network September 2018 - Page 9

September 2018 Case Study 9 Sage medical advice What: Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) Annual Scientifi c Meeting 2018 Date: 11-13 July 2018 Venue: Sage Gateshead Delegates: 500 Medical professionals from as far as Australia and Taiwan travelled to NewcastleGateshead for the ASME ASM at the Sage Gateshead on the city’s Quayside in July. Th ere were keynote speakers and networking events, workshops and social events, including an annual dinner at Th e Biscuit Factory art gallery. “Our ambassador programme is our No.1 source for new business” University’s £7m engineering research facility, the Tyne Subsea – the National Centre for Subsea and Off shore Engineering, the fi rst of its kind in the UK, and the Off shore Renewable Energy Catapult, the UK’s fl agship technology innovation and research centre for off shore wind, wave and tidal energy. Northern Gas Networks launched its InTEGReL facility in September 2017, in partnership with Northern Powergrid, Newcastle University and the EPSRC Centre for Systems Integration (CESI). Teams of academics and engineers are working at the facility to deliver breakthroughs in the decarbonisation of heat, energy storage and transport, to identify the most aff ordable and practical solution to moving customers onto low carbon, low cost energy. Th ese strengths meant that we could off er the perfect location and local expertise to host the 4th UK Energy Storage Conference that took place earlier this year. Organiser verdict: Leigh Morrish, events and conference co-ordinator at ASME, said: “Dr Jane Stewart, ASME director of special projects and associate dean within the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University at the time of the bid, was instrumental in bringing our ASM to the area. She worked closely with the convention bureau as part of their Conference Ambassador Programme, which assisted her throughout the process. “Th e city has an excellent reputation in medical education and this showed with the high quality of sessions delivered by local delegates. “As well as being a vibrant city with great transport links and excellent venues, accommodation and things to do, we could also access a strong local cohort involved in medical education who were a great support for the conference.”