The 25th Nordic-Baltic Congress of Cardiology took the Estonian Convention Bureau’s annual ‘Conference of the Year’ top prize at a ceremony in the capital, Tallinn, earlier this month.
Organised by the Estonian Society of Cardiology and PCO Conference Expert, the prize-winning medical gathering brought 632 cardiologists, researchers and other experts to the Swissôtel Tallinn in June 2015. The conference’s chief organiser, Professor Margus Viigimaa, picked up the prize on behalf of the team.
Viigimaa, said: “Estonia has been the chair of the Nordic-Baltic Association of Cardiology for the last two years. As the representative for this region, we were able to make our voice more heard within the European Society of Cardiology. That is something Estonia could not have achieved on its own.”
The awards ceremony was held at the Tallinn Creative Hub, with the city’s Deputy Mayor, Arvo Sarapuu, handing out the honours.
This year’s candidates’ list included a record 22 entries, compared with just nine last year.
Other upgrades to this year’s ceremony were the addition of a ‘Most Innovative Conference’ award, won by the JCI Nordic Inspiration Conference held in August, and a ‘Successful Bidder’ award, taken home by Priit Halberg.
The ECB kicked off its ‘Conference of the Year’ award in 2012, with each year’s winners chosen by a vote of all its members.