A look ahead: our congress highlights in 2024

We’re looking forward to another eventful congress year at Messe and Congress Center Basel. In addition to numerous smaller and medium-sized events, we will be welcoming three major congresses with several thousand participants.

Congress Center Basel AMEE Conference

ESOC 2024 marks the exciting scientific kick-off to our congress programme for the year. From 15 to 17 May, the tenth edition of ESOC (European Stroke Organisation Conference) will be bringing international visitors to the Congress Center Basel. We expect more than 4000 participants and 40 exhibitors from 96 countries who will be spending the three days discussing cerebrovascular diseases and strokes. The highly specialised programme offers insights into clinical studies, workshops and discussion rounds on the subject.

After successfully hosting the AMEE in 2019, we are delighted to be welcoming this major congress staged by the International Association for Health Professions Education to Basel again in August. Over a period of five days, 3500 participants and 80 exhibitors will be meeting up in the Congress Center Basel with the aim of transforming the healthcare sector through high-quality training places. AMEE acts as a networking platform for challenging existing educational practices in the sector in a bid to bring about positive change. Numerous workshops, masterclasses, plenary sessions and mentoring sessions provide an opportunity to promote excellence in healthcare and encourage interdisciplinary cooperation.

AMEE last took place in Basel in 2018. As a destination, Basel scored very highly on destination experience. Coupled with the fact Congress Centre Basel can successfully host the extensive programme and rooming requirements of an AMEE conference, we are delighted to be returning to Basel for AMEE 2024.

Nicolas Williams, Managing Director, Seren Events

The third event of the year with scientific appeal is the Meeting of the DGHO (German Society for Haematology and Medical Oncology), which is being held in the Congress Center Basel in October. We host the annual DGHO meeting every five years. The scientific programme for the event offers the 5000 participants of all German-speaking professional societies an opportunity to continue their medical education for four days and engage in discussions with international colleagues. The programme is rounded off by interdisciplinary meetings for nurses and presentations by young scientists.

We are proud to welcome thousands of visitors from all over the world to our delightful city each year. Under the motto “Stay longer”, Basel Tourism has launched a range of initiatives aimed at encouraging congress participants to stay longer in the city and thus promote more sustainable travel behaviour. This also ensures that the tourism value chain in the city of Basel benefits in every respect from the major events held at our venue.