Minister hails record-breaking haemophilia congress EAHAD 2019 in Prague

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Minister hails record-breaking haemophilia congress EAHAD 2019 in Prague

The Czech Republic’s Ministry of Health was quick to champion Prague’s successful hosting of the 12th congress of the European Association of Haemophilia and Allied Disorders (EAHAD) in early February.

Czech Minister of Health, Adam Vojtěch fronted a press conference welcoming the successful hosting of EAHAD’s 12th congress in the destination, noting that a record-breaking 2,600 medical experts, pharmacists and community representatives from 80 countries had attended.

President of the EAHAD 2019 Congress, Jan Blatný also told the press konference that, “no country where the care wouldn’t be at a high level would have become a host of such a congress”. Blatný added that the care system in the Czech Republic is provided through a sophisticated network of specialised centres.

At the press conference, Professor Mike Makris, the President of the global association underlined that Europe is leading the world in research on rare diseases. He said the record number of EAHAD delegates had come to Prague not only thanks to the attractiveness of the city, but also due to advances in genetic therapy, which made for an opportunity for a quality discussion during the congress.

The main programme of the congress took place in Prague Congress Centre, 6-8 February over 13 halls and meeting rooms.

PCC is the largest congress centre in the Czech Republic, able to host 10,000 participants in 20 halls and 50 salons.

There is nearby metro access, the Vyšehrad Business Centre and the four-star Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre with a capacity of 254 rooms. The PCC holds the EKO Gold certificate for its use of renewable energy.

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