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Upcoming International Congresses
Europe16th European Congress on Extracorporeal Circulation Technology of the Foundation European Congress on Extracorporeal Circulation Technology, 10-13/06/15, Krakow +++ 1st Global Conference on One Health Concept of the World Veterinary Association and the World Medical Association, 21-22/05/15, Madrid +++ Joint Conference of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories and the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, 15-16/04/15, Porto
Asia6th World Glaucoma Congress of the World Glaucoma Association, 06-09/06/15, Hong Kong +++ 5th Asian Congress of Abdominal Radiology of the Asian Society of Abdominal Radiology, 19-21/06/15, Hamamatsu +++ Annual Conference of the International Society for History Didactics, 23-29/08/15, Jinan
America24th Annual International Conference on Health and Environment of the World Information Transfer, 01/05/15, New York +++ 65th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, 21-25/05/15, San Juan +++ 31st Congress of the Pan American Association of Ophthalmology, 04-08/08/15, Bogota
Africa24th Annual Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology, 08-11/06/15, Cape Town +++ 5th Conference of the Community Based Rehabilitation Africa Network, 01-04/06/15, Nairobi +++ 23rd Biennial General Conference of the Eastern and Southern African Regional Branch of the International Council of Archives, 08-12/06/15, Victoria Falls
Pacific19th Congress of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology, 04-08/05/15, Melbourne +++ Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 24-27/05/15, Cairns +++ 48th Annual Meeting of the Australasian College of Dermatologists, 16-19/05/15, Adelaide
Is your association pioneering the future?
by Hervé Bosquet, Director Brussels Convention Bureau,

Brussels. Now in its third year, the European Association Summit (EAS), taking place from 5 to 7 May 2015 at The Square, Brussels Meeting Centre, has established itself as the annual peer-to-peer education and networking forum for international association executives and senior staff.

The EAS 2015 program features success stories on cutting-edge practices in diverse areas of association management such as: communication, new technologies, human resources, finance, governance and relations with members. The choice of cutting-edge topics and the proficiency of the selected speakers are sure to create a stimulating debate.

Among the keynote speakers are Isabel Bardinet, CEO of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), talking about “Managing your Association like a football club” and Loïc Armand, President of Cosmetics Europe, President of L’Oréal France and General Director of external relations of the L’Oréal Group, talking about “European associations: key stakeholders shaping European policies”...
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Invitation to IMEX

Association Day. UIA and IMEX, the international meetings show, are inviting association executives to join the IMEX Association Day 2015 on 18 May at the Kap Europa Congress Centre, Frankfurt. For registration, please click here: from Europe, from Asia.
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Italy. The Convention Bureau Italia is a new Associate Member of UIA. The Convention Bureau Italia supports Italian and international event planners, providing impartial advice, with a constant attention to the event logistical needs and to its objectives.
IMEX 2015
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Associations. Associations promise a sense of community and solidarity. Events keep this promise. Read more. cim, Conference & Incentive Management, issue 2/2015
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Free service. The Open Calendar is a free service of the Union of International Associations' subscription-based International Congress Calendar Online (ICCO) with more than 350,000 meetings.
Why Aberdeen?
Steven Daun, Sales Manager Associations at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC)

Did you know, that...?
+ Aberdeen is the Energy Capital of Europe with over 900 energy related companies and research institutions - ideal for associations wanting to engage with energy organizations.
+ The University of Aberdeen is Scotland’s top-rated medical school, providing associations with first class research to be discussed at conferences...
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"One of the key challenges has been the introduction of Open Access"

Dr Caroline Williams (photo), President of the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS), and Patience Schell, Chair in Hispanic Studies at the University of Aberdeen and lead organizer of SLAS 2015

Your 51st Annual Conference of the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS) will kick off on April 17. Why did you choose the theme: “Autonomy”?
The call for papers was issued during the historic 2014 referendum campaign in Scotland and, since the theme of "autonomy" has such importance in Latin America, for indigenous rights and debates about cultural autonomy, as well, it seemed like a useful link to make. Moreover, the global attention paid to Scotland during the referendum campaign was precisely because issues of ‘autonomy’ are at the heart of so many political, cultural and social debates...
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