Department of Pathology Conference

Flexibility and Attention To Detail Ensure Success For Residential Medical Conference

Client Feedback
“Our experience this year was fantastic and all specific requirements were addressed. As Conference Organisers, we particularly appreciated the flexibility when changing requirements were needed at short notice.

“The team provided a very efficient service leaving us to focus entirely on the conference activities, which ran to schedule. The personnel supporting the event on the day were extremely efficient – Chris Pope the General Manager, Ben Rampillon, the AV Technician, the Porters and the Head of Catering. Their support and special attention to detail was critical in the making the conference a success.

“Prior to the event, the support received from Chris Pope was extremely solid and everything was delivered to specification. Good rapport with the Events Team is critical and both Chris and Ben delivered this beyond expectation.

“These positive comments were echoed by many attendees, who provided quotes such as: ‘The organisation during the event was excellent and the staff at the venue were superb’ and ‘Excellent conference, well organised!’

“Overall 71% described the organisation of the event as ‘excellent’ and 89% rated the venue as ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’.”

Client Brief
Watu Wamae is Senior Coordinator at the Wellcome Trust – Cambridge Centre for Global Health Research in the Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge.

As one of the the Conference Organisers she said: “In choosing a venue for our GLOW conference here in Cambridge, the size of the auditorium and equipment were important considerations, and as the event was residential, overnight accommodation was a major deciding factor too.

“Using an academic venue is also high on the agenda as they offer a wide range of options that fit well with academic conferences including different spaces – for breakout sessions, receptions and conference equipment.

Background
The Global Women’s (GLOW) Research Society comprises academics, clinicians, midwives and others interested in maternal and newborn health in low-and-middle-income countries.

GLOW conferences are held at different universities across the UK. In 2018 it was hosted for the first time by the University of Cambridge and held at Murray Edwards College.

Date of event:
17th-21st June 2018

Type of event:
Residential conference

Group size:
70-100

Facilities used:
Long Room, Buckingham House Lecture Theatre and Foyer, The Dome, Seminar Rooms 1 & 2

 

 

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