The largest international meeting for the global bleeding disorders community, the WFH 2018 World Congress, is coming to Glasgow this week bringing 4,000 delegates from over 134 countries.
The Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel will host the association’s 10th Global National Member Organisation training event for over 180 delegates from 17 – 19 May before the Scottish Event Campus welcomes the 4,000 delegates attending the main congress 20 – 24 May. Combined, these meetings are expected to provide a boost of £8.4million to the city’s economy.
The WFH congress will bring together people from a wide range of professional backgrounds including haematologists, paediatricians, orthopaedic surgeons, physiatrists, physiotherapists, dentists, nurses, social workers, psychologists, geneticists, laboratory technicians, researchers, scientists, policy makers, and advocates, as well as members living with haemophilia who will make up roughly 10% of delegates.
To ensure Glasgow gives the warmest welcome possible to all attendees, Glasgow Convention Bureau partnered with Glasgow Welcomes and VisitScotland to offer free, bespoke awareness sessions delivered by experts from the haemophilia community. The educational sessions were designed to help customer facing staff better understand the requirements of delegates who will soon be arriving in Glasgow and using services such as hotels, restaurants and taxis as well as visiting museums, art galleries and other attractions in their free time.