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Top Pharma News and Developments that Made Headlines in July

These are last month’s pharma news and developments brought to you by Congress Bookers, a reliable accommodation partner for lead pharma companies worldwide.

 

Amgen signs collaboration agreement with Array BioPharma

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Amgen and Array BioPharma announced a preclinical license and collaboration agreement in inflammation.

Under the agreement, the two companies will collaborate on the discovery and development of new drugs for autoimmune disorders. Amgen will be responsible for clinical development and commercialization, having exclusive rights to Array’s preclinical program. In turn, upfront and milestone payments will be made by Amgen.

 

Bavarian Nordic partnered with Johnson & Johnson for HIV, HBV shots

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Danish company Bavarian Nordic and Johnson & Johnson have signed a deal worth USD 879M  to develop HIV, HBV shots.

Under the terms of the deal, Bavarian Nordic is granting J&J’s Janssen unit the rights to combine MVA-BN with Janssen’s own AdVac platform in the HIV and HBV programs. In return, Janssen will pay Bavarian Nordic $10 million upfront and up to $836 million in milestones. Bavarian Nordic will design, produce and deliver the MVA needed, while Janssen will handle R&D.

 

Samsung and Merck launched Remicade biosim

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Samsung and Merck & Co. launched Renflexis in the US. Renflexis is 35% cheaper than J&J’s anti-inflammatory med.

Last year, Pfizer launched its version, Inflectra, at a 15% discount. Renflexis is the third biosim to launch in the US after Inflectra and Sandoz’s Zarxio, a biosimilar to Amgen’s Neupogen.

 

Gilead’s Vosevi got US FDA Approval

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gilead Sciences’ Vosevi tablets, a single-tablet regimen for the re-treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in adults with genotype 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 previously treated with an NS5A inhibitor-containing regimen, or with genotype 1a or 3 previously treated with a sofosbuvir-containing regimen without an NS5A inhibitor.

The approval is based on data from the Phase 3 POLARIS-1 and POLARIS-4 studies, which evaluated Vosevi during an interval of 12 weeks.

 

Novo Nordisk and Glooko launch co-marketed app

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As a result of Novo Nordisk’s partnership with diabetes health tech startup Glooko a new app was launched. It’s dubbed Cornerstones4Care Powered by Glooko, or the C4C app.

The app allows diabetes patients to measure and track blood glucose, activities and meals. It syncs blood glucose and activity data from a wide array of diabetes or exercise devices.

The app is free for registered C4C online users and can be downloaded from the Apple or Google app stores.

 

AstraZeneca partners with Merck to develop and commercialise cancer drugs

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AstraZeneca and Merck & Co have entered a global oncology collaboration to co-develop and co-commercialise the AstraZeneca’s Lynparza and selumetinib for various cancer types.

Under the agreement, the companies will develop and commercialise Lynparza jointly, as monotherapy and in combination with other potential medicines. Furthermore, they will develop and commercialise Lynparza in combination with their own PD-L1 and PD-1 medicines, Imfinzi and Keytruda.

AstraZeneca and Merck will also co-develop and commercialise selumetinib, the former’s selective inhibitor of MEK, that’s being developed for several indications including thyroid cancer.

The 2 companies will share development and commercialisation costs as well as profits from product sales.

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Congress Bookers provides a whole range of services needed to organize a group for a medical congress. On our website, you will find a full list of hotel allotments for the most important medical congresses in 2017 and 2018, regardless of their location. The biggest congresses next year are:

  • EASL 2018 – 210 rooms in seven 4-star hotels
  • EAACI 2018 – 615 rooms in fourteen 4-star hotels
  • EHA 2018 – 1200 rooms in thirty 4-star hotels
  • ERS 2018 – 615 rooms in twenty 4-star hotels
  • EURETINA 2018 – 460 rooms in twelve 4-star hotels
  • EASD 2018 – 765 rooms in sixteen 4-star hotels
  • ECTRIMS 2018 – 620 rooms in ten hotels
  • ESMO 2018 – 1092 rooms in twenty-one 4-star hotels.

 

EHA 2018 and Things to Do while in Stockholm

This article is brought to you by Congress Bookers, a reliable accommodation partner for lead pharma companies worldwide.

“The European Hematology Association (EHA) promotes excellence in patient care, research and education in hematology.”

EHA’s Annual Congress has a program that tackles every subspecialty in hematology and offers attendees the opportunity to network with experts from all corners of the world. Apart from the educational and scientific program that uncovers the latest findings in hematology, the congress also provides attendees with the opportunity to attend satellite programs and to visit the exhibition put together by well-known pharma companies.

The 23rd Congress of EHA will take place in Stockholm between 14-17 June 2018.

Book your accommodation for EHA 2018.

 

Stockholm at a glance

The name Stockholm comes from the words “stock” meaning “log” and holm meaning “islet.” Stockholm is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. Over 70 museums are spread across the city, covering an interesting mix of topics and attractions and showcasing the city’s heritage. On the shortest day, Stockholm’s inhabitants see only six hours of sunlight, while on the longest day they enjoy up to 21 hours.

 

Gamla Stan

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Gamla Stan is where the capital was founded in 1252 and it currently represents one of the best preserved medieval city centres in Europe. In Stockholm’s Old Town, the cobblestone streets are reserved for pedestrians only. Even now cellar vaults and frescoes from the Middle Ages can be found behind the visible facades.

In Gamla Stan, you can visit several churches and museums including Sweden’s national cathedral Stockholm Cathedral and the Nobel Museum. Of course, one of the main attraction is t is the Royal Palace, one of the largest palaces in the world with over 600 rooms. Attending the parade of soldiers and the daily changing of the guard is something you’ll definitely like!

 

Skansen

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Located on Royal Djurgården, Skansen is the first open-air museum in the world. Its 150 buildings tell Sweden’s story from the past 500 years. Some say that Skansen is Sweden in miniature. Swedish traditions such as Midsummer, Walpurgis Night and Lucia are celebrated at Skansen.

The museum attracts more than 1.3 million visitors each year. One of the top attractions is the full replica of an average 19th-century town. The great part is that you’ll even see craftsmen in traditional dress such a shoemakers, bakers, etc. showcase their skills as if time has stopped.

The open-air zoo boasts a large number of Scandinavian animals including the bison, brown bear, moose, grey seal, lynx, otter, red fox, reindeer, wolf, etc.

 

The Vasa Museum

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This maritime museum in Stockholm is famous worldwide because it is where you can see the warship Vasa, the only almost fully intact 17th century ship in the whole world. The Vasa sank in 1628 in Stockholm and was raised from the seabed 333 years later. The Vasa Museum opened in 1990 and it is said to be the most visited museum in Scandinavia.

 

The ABBA Museum

This is definitely a must-see for music fans out there. The museum opened in 2013 and is actually an interactive exhibition about the pop band, following its history from folk singers to music icons. The interactive elements include performing on stage with the band and mixing a studio recording.

 

Book your accommodation for EHA 2018.

Congress Bookers provides a whole range of services needed to organize a group for a medical congress. On our website, you will find a full list of hotel allotments for the most important medical congresses in 2017 and 2018, regardless of their location. The biggest congresses next year are:

  • EASL 2018 – 210 rooms in seven 4-star hotels
  • EAACI 2018 – 615 rooms in fourteen 4-star hotels
  • EHA 2018 – 1200 rooms in thirty 4-star hotels
  • ERS 2018 – 615 rooms in twenty 4-star hotels
  • EURETINA 2018 – 460 rooms in twelve 4-star hotels
  • EASD 2018 – 765 rooms in sixteen 4-star hotels
  • ECTRIMS 2018 – 620 rooms in ten hotels
  • ESMO 2018 – 1092 rooms in twenty-one 4-star hotels.

5 Successful Tips to Promote Your Conference

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If you wanted to promote a conference or an event 15-20 years ago, you would rely heavily on TV, radio, newspapers, magazines and word-of-mouth. Offline media ruled and actually worked…until online media took over.

If you want to promote an event today, you’ll need to be your your audience is and that’s mostly online. Everyone owns a smartphone and is at least on one social media platform. The good part is that you can reach out to a larger number of potential attendees. The bad part is that another 100 conference organizers are trying to get to them first.

We’ve put together this blog post to help you with promoting your conference by analysing 5 ways in which you can reach your target audience. All of them combined should result in higher attendance rates.

 

Start early

Start planning and promoting your conference as soon as you have set the date. You will add details (like avenue, speakers, topics, etc) as time goes by and things begin to settle. The truth is that attendees need time to prepare for a conference. An early promotion gives them more exposure to the event and more time. Also, you can include early bird tickets to boost early registrations that usually work pretty well.

 

Use Social Media

As mentioned in the introduction, you’ll need to be where your potential audience is and social media is one of those places. Through social media platforms, you can communicate with people who would be interested in your conference.

On Facebook, you can create an event and then promote it. This will help the conference gain a lot of traction among those interested to attend. You can also partner with relevant influencers and ask them to share your event or/ and write a few lines about it for their friends and followers.

Create a conference registration page that’s easy to read and to navigate so that when people get on the page they immediately understand the actions they need to take to register – make sure you include a minimum number of registration steps if you don’t want visitors to get tangled and leave the page.

Use hashtags on Twitter and Instagram. On Twitter, hashtags not only help promote your conference but they help attendees network and share with each other even after the conference is over. Good conference hashtags are short and include the conference year.

Don’t shy away from paid social media. This is a very effective way to target people in your industry. Use targeted ads to promote to your industry with links directly to the registration page.

 

Blog about it

Every time you have something new, blog about it and share the news on social media. Also, ask speakers to write a post about their sessions and give a sneak preview of what they’ll be discussing. This way they get more attendees interested in their session, and you get free content to drive ticket sales.

 

Use good old email newsletters

Many see email campaigns as going out of fashion but the truth is they still work pretty well. Some great tools that can help you with this are: Campaign Monitor, MailChimp and Active Campaign. Each lets you send to an uploaded list of recipients, track the open rates and manage subscribing and unsubscribing.

Potential and registered attendees need to learn new fresh information about your event. Emails for early bird closing, new speaker announcements or activities in the event location keep them engaged.

 

Don’t forget about post-conference activities

The truth is that, when you have a recurring event, it’s never over. You have to undertake promo activities prior to the event but also to let fans, speakers, attendees know how great everything went. Post-event interviews, videos, pictures, “thank you for attending” emails work really well.

It’s really important to go out there and show the whole world how amazing everything was so that those who have missed it, come next year and those who came, feel proud that they did.

Last but not least, put yourself in your audience’s shoes. Write what you’d like to know if you were thinking of attending a certain conference, never be a stranger, always be there.

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Congress Bookers provides a whole range of services needed to organize a group for a medical congress. On our website, you will find a full list of hotel allotments for the most important medical congresses in 2017 and 2018, regardless of their location. The biggest congresses next year are:

  • EASL 2018 – 210 rooms in seven 4-star hotels
  • EAACI 2018 – 615 rooms in fourteen 4-star hotels
  • EHA 2018 – 1200 rooms in thirty 4-star hotels
  • ERS 2018 – 615 rooms in twenty 4-star hotels
  • EURETINA 2018 – 460 rooms in twelve 4-star hotels
  • EASD 2018 – 765 rooms in sixteen 4-star hotels
  • ECTRIMS 2018 – 620 rooms in ten hotels
  • ESMO 2018 – 1092 rooms in twenty-one 4-star hotels.

3 Reasons Why You’ll Fall In Love With Kraków the First Time You See It

This article is brought to you by Congress Bookers, a reliable accommodation partner for lead pharma companies worldwide.

 

Legends say that Kraków was founded after the defeat of a dragon and the dragon-slayer ascended the throne. There’s definitely a mythical atmosphere throughout the city nowadays.

While the Wawel Castle is a major tourist attraction, the Old Town is also quite amazing with its churches, impressive museums and the Rynek Główny, Europe’s largest market square. Kraków is a perfect blend of past and present and that’s very well reflected in the former Jewish quarter, Kazimierz, where synagogues stand as a reminder of the tragedy of the 20th century, while the lively squares and streets reflect the renewal of the 21st.

 

Wawel Cathedral – A Walk Back in Time

This Roman Catholic church is over 900 years old. Interestingly enough, the Gothic cathedral we see today is the 3rd edifice on this site. The 1st one was erected by King Bolesław I Chrobry and destroyed in the 11th century and the 2nd one, built in the 12th century, was destroyed by a fire in 1305 when only the Crypt of St Leonard survived.

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The Cathedral has seen many coronations, funerals and burials of Poland’s monarchs over the centuries.

The moment you’re in front of the edifice you’ll notice the massive iron door and the prehistoric animal bones hanging on a chain to the left. It is believed that these bones have magical powers and that, as long as they are there, the cathedral will also exist.

When inside, you’ll be amazed at seeing a multitude of sarcophagi, tombstones and altarpieces scattered throughout the cathedral and giving you the feeling of belonging to a different time.

 

The Museum of Pharmacy

This is the Jagiellonian University Medical School’s Museum of Pharmacy and it’s one of the largest and the best museums of its kind in Europe.

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Hosted in a historic townhouse, the museum is laid out over 5 floors and features a 22,000-piece collection that includes old laboratory equipment, rare pharmaceutical instruments, jars, barrels,traditional herbal medicines, medical books and documents, etc. Its exhibits include full-scale reproductions of ancient apothecary shops. There is also an exhibit dedicated to Pole, Tadeusz Pankiewicz, who operated a pharmacy in the Kraków Ghetto during WWII.

 

Oskar Schindler’s Factory

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Former metal item factory Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory is hosting two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków and a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków where the fate of Schindler’s Jewish workforce features prominently. Approximately a sixth of the museum’s exhibition is dedicated to them.

The Historical Museum of the City of Kraków also features prewar Krakow, the German invasion of 1939, what the city was like as the capital of Poland under the Nazi occupation, what everyday living looked like, the underground Polish state, as well as the Soviet takeover of the city.

Oskar Schindler’s office has been very well preserved over all these years.

Hope to have convinced you that Kraków should definitely be on your list of travel destinations, especially if you’ve always been passionate about history, science and mythology.

 

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Congress Bookers provides a whole range of services needed to organize a group for a medical congress. On our website, you will find a full list of hotel allotments for the most important medical congresses in 2017 and 2018, regardless of their location. The biggest congresses next year are:

  • EASL 2018 – 210 rooms in seven 4-star hotels
  • EAACI 2018 – 615 rooms in fourteen 4-star hotels
  • EHA 2018 – 1200 rooms in thirty 4-star hotels
  • ERS 2018 – 615 rooms in twenty 4-star hotels
  • EURETINA 2018 – 460 rooms in twelve 4-star hotels
  • EASD 2018 – 765 rooms in sixteen 4-star hotels
  • ECTRIMS 2018 – 620 rooms in ten hotels
  • ESMO 2018 – 1092 rooms in twenty-one 4-star hotels.

How 6 Big Pharma Companies Use Twitter to Engage with Audiences

This article is brought to you by Congress Bookers, a reliable accommodation partner for lead pharma companies worldwide.

Pharma companies have begun to embrace different communication channels, including social media, to promote their products, present their drug development initiatives and engage with audiences worldwide.

However, make no mistake, social media is not the same for pharma companies as it is for regular users. Without proper planning, controls and staff training, firms risk fines, sanctions and worse, damage to their reputation.

Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are the main online networks that pharmaceutical companies are eyeing. In this article, we’ll take a look at how pharma companies like Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Merck and Novartis use Twitter to maintain a close connection with their existing and potential patients.

 

Bristol-Myers Squibb

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@bmsnews is the name of New York-based Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Twitter account. The latter was opened in April 2009 and has now has 108.000 followers. The company’s Twitter feed covers everything from drug research results and analysis, clinical collaborations with other pharma companies, to features about the company’s supply chain, and many more.

 

AstraZeneca

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Apart from the main @AstraZeneca Twitter account, the company also has accounts for different countries (UK, US, Canada, etc) and a Twitter profile dubbed @AZhelps. The latter is destined to help people manage and support their health more confidently. The account was opened in 2009 and it currently has over 3000 followers. On the official company account, AstraZeneca posts articles and press releases related to drug discovery, tweets from different conferences, research data, etc. The account now boasts 126.000 followers.

 

GlaxoSmithKline

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@GSK was one of the first pharma companies to be on Twitter. They created their account 10 years ago, in 2007, and now have 146.000 followers. The UK-based company also has a US version @GSKUS that it started in March 2009 and has 73.800 followers. They post R&D updates, info about conferences and events that they’re attending, studies, interviews with patients and employees, etc.

 

Pfizer

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Apart from having separate Twitter accounts for countries like Belgium, France, Turkey, Germany, Austria, etc, @pfizer has an official Twitter profile started in 2009 which now has 206.000 followers and a channel dedicated to media announcements and investor communications dubbed @pfizer_news. Pfizer’s Twitter account is the most followed of all the big pharma Twitter accounts. It mainly focuses on the company’s initiatives in the greater therapeutic arena (like the #QuitSmoking one), cancer research, health tips, polls and surveys, etc.

 

Sanofi

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@sanofi created its official Twitter profile in 2009 and now has 92.600 followers. The French pharma company has more than 18 Twitter accounts. It has handles for different regions – France, Canada, and the US, as well as accounts for different units like its diabetes franchise and its Genzyme unit. On the company’s official Twitter feed you can find posts related to Big Data and health initiatives, collaborations with startups to develop new health solutions, their anti counterfeiting initiatives, vaccines research and development, etc.

 

Novartis

Similar to the other pharma companies, Novartis has several Twitter handles, one for each division of the company (@NovartisPharma for the pharmaceutical division, @NovartisScience, @NovartisCancer) as well as the official page @Novartis. The latter was created in 2008 and has 216.000 followers.

Also, Novartis has one account devoted entirely to oncology clinical trials @NovartisOncCT that allows patients to find out if they qualify for trials.

On their general Twitter account, they update their audience on the latest drug research and development initiatives, post news related to partnerships and collaborations, etc.

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In June 2014, the FDA released its social media guidance regarding the presentation of risk and benefit information which prevents pharma companies from marketing their drugs on social media without presenting the risks associated with their use. However, pharma players have found creative and useful ways of attracting and keeping their audiences engaged. Chapeau!

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Congress Bookers provides a whole range of services needed to organize a group for a medical congress. On our website, you will find a full list of hotel allotments for the most important medical congresses in 2017 and 2018, regardless of their location. The biggest congresses next year are:

  • EASL 2018 – 210 rooms in seven 4-star hotels
  • EAACI 2018 – 615 rooms in fourteen 4-star hotels
  • EHA 2018 – 1200 rooms in thirty 4-star hotels
  • ERS 2018 – 615 rooms in twenty 4-star hotels
  • EURETINA 2018 – 460 rooms in twelve 4-star hotels
  • EASD 2018 – 765 rooms in sixteen 4-star hotels
  • ECTRIMS 2018 – 620 rooms in ten hotels
  • ESMO 2018 – 1092 rooms in twenty-one 4-star hotels.

Top Pharma News and Developments that Made Headlines in May

These are last month’s pharma news and developments brought to you by Congress Bookers, a reliable accommodation partner for lead pharma companies worldwide.

 

Merck’s Keytruda got FDA approval to treat genetically ID’d tumors

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Merck’s Keytruda was approved by the FDA to treat patients whose cancers have a specific genetic feature, making that the first time the FDA approved a cancer treatment based on a common genetic feature and not on the location where the tumor originated.

Keytruda is used for the treatment of solid tumors that have a biomarker referred to as microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR).

 

The FDA approved first generic Strattera for the treatment of ADHD

The first generic versions of Strattera  have been approved by the FDA to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in pediatric and adult patients.

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Strattera will be marketed by Apotex Inc., Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., Aurobindo Pharma Limited and Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited.

 

Bristol-Myers Squibb entered strategic collaboration with Array BioPharma

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Bristol-Myers Squibb has entered a clinical research collaboration with Array BioPharma to test the latter’s investigational MEK inhibitor, binimetinib in combination with its Opdivo (nivolumab) and Opdivo + Yervoy (ipilimumab) regimen. This could be a treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer in patients with microsatellite stable tumors.

Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo has recently been accepted for priority review in liver cancer.

 

Sanofi and Regeneron Got FDA Approval for Kevzara

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Sanofi and Regeneron announced FDA approval of Kevzara (sarilumab) for the treatment of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in adult patientswho have had an inadequate response or intolerance to one or more disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), such as methotrexate (MTX).

Kevzara is a human monoclonal antibody that binds to the interleukin-6 receptor (IL-6R), and has been shown to inhibit IL-6R mediated signaling. IL-6 is a cytokine in the body that, in excess and over time, can contribute to the inflammation associated with RA.

In the US, Kevzara will be marketed by Regeneron and Sanofi Genzyme, the specialty care global business unit of Sanofi.

 

Novartis receives FDA approval for expanded use of Zykadia

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The US Food and Drug Administration approved the expanded use of Zykadia (ceritinib) to include the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors are anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive.

Zykadia first received accelerated approval in 2014 for patients with ALK-positive metastatic NSCLC who progressed on or are intolerant to crizotinib.

In January 2017, the FDA granted Zykadia Breakthrough Therapy designation for the first-line treatment of patients with ALK-positive metastatic NSCLC with metastases to the brain, and Priority Review for first-line ALK-positive metastatic NSCLC.

 

AstraZeneca’s Imfinzi was shown to reduce the risk of disease worsening or death in the Phase III PACIFIC trial

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AstraZeneca and MedImmune, its global biologics research and development arm, revealed positive results for the Phase III PACIFIC trial of Imfinzi (durvalumab) as sequential treatment in patients with locally-advanced, unresectable (Stage III) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who had not progressed following standard platinum-based chemotherapy combined with radiation therapy.

AstraZeneca also received accelerated approval from the US FDA for Imfinzi in previously treated patients with advanced bladder cancer.

 

Congress Bookers provides a whole range of services needed to organize a group for a medical congress. On our website, you will find a full list of hotel allotments for the most important medical congresses in 2017 and 2018, regardless of their location. The biggest congresses next year are:

  • EASL 2018 – 210 rooms in seven 4-star hotels
  • EAACI 2018 – 615 rooms in fourteen 4-star hotels
  • EHA 2018 – 1200 rooms in thirty 4-star hotels
  • ERS 2018 – 615 rooms in twenty 4-star hotels
  • EURETINA 2018 – 460 rooms in twelve 4-star hotels
  • EASD 2018 – 765 rooms in sixteen 4-star hotels
  • ECTRIMS 2018 – 620 rooms in ten hotels
  • ESMO 2018 – 1092 rooms in twenty-one 4-star hotels.

Top 3 Cities For Medical Congresses in 2018

Time flies. The first half of 2017 has elapsed and we’re slowly but surely preparing for 2018. That’s the thing when you’re operating inside the MICE industry, you need to plan in advance….yes, sometimes a year in advance!

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With that in mind, we thought it would be interesting to use our website http://www.congressbookers.com/ and see where some of the biggest medical congresses will take place in 2018. You know, just in case you’re also interested in visiting some amazing cities next year while travelling for a congress.

 

Barcelona

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Home of the following big medical congresses in 2018:

If you’re in Barcelona for one of these congresses, be sure to also visit some of the city’s iconic sites.

 

Sagrada Família

The a large Roman Catholic church is designed by Antoni Gaudí. The latter dedicated more than 40 years (the last 14 of them exclusively) to the project, and is buried beneath the nave.

Construction began in 1882 and when Gaudí died in 1926 less than a quarter of the project was complete. It is hoped the masterpiece will be completed in 2026 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Gaudí’s death.

Gaudí’s work on the building is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Picasso Museum

This is Barcelona’s most famous museum. The Picasso family moved to Barcelona in 1895 and Picasso lived here until 1904. You can see a unique collection of 4000 works with early sketches and canvases.

 

Vienna

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Home of the following big medical congresses in 2018:

Vienna is a city you’ll fall in love with from the first moment you set foot on its streets. Here are some things that any Vienna visitor should see (although keep in mind that the number of museums in Vienna is truly impressive!):

 

MuseumsQuartier

Designed by Fischer von Erlach, MuseumsQuartier is essentially an ensemble of museums, cafes and restaurants inside former imperial buildings. Its 60,000 sq metres of exhibition space host the Leopold Museum, MUMOK, Kunsthalle, Architekturzentrum and Zoom. The site is considered a true cultural hub.

 

Sigmund Freud Museum

Founded in 1971, the museum is actually where Freud spent his most prolific years and developed his groundbreaking theories. Freud moved here in 1891 but left in 1938 when he was forced into exile by the Nazis. The appartment was later turned into a museum by his daughter Anna.

 

Schloss Schönbrunn

From the 18th century to 1918, Schönbrunn was the residence of the Habsburg emperors. It was designed by the architects Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach and Nicolaus Pacassi. The palace is now a Unesco World Heritage site. Of the palace’s 1441 rooms, 40 are open to the public. Its historical importance, beautiful location and gardens make this palace one of the very top sights in Vienna.

 

Munich

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Home of the following big medical congresses in 2018:

An epicentre for rich culture, art and history, Munich has a museum for every interest under the sun. No matter where you are in the city, you are surrounded by its intriguing history.

 

Munich’s Residenz

The former royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs is situated in the centre of Munich and it is the largest city palace in Germany. Visitors can admire its architecture, room decorations, and displays from the former royal collections. The complex of buildings contains ten courtyards and displays 130 rooms.

 

Frauenkirche: The Cathedral of Our Dear Lady

Munich’s huge and imposing Frauenkirche was completed in 1488 as a Late Gothic church. The cathedral is 109 meters long by 40 meters wide, with high walls and sturdy twin 100-meter-tall towers. The building has a volume of about 200,000 m³ and  it is said to having had capacity to house 20,000 standing people. A rich collection of 14th to 18th century artwork of artists like Erasmus Grasser, Jan Polack, Hans Leinberger, Hans Krumpper and Ignaz Günther decorates the interior of the cathedral.

 

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