Major medical conference to return to Liverpool

30th June 2008

<p>Liverpool has won the right to host the International Harm Reduction Association's (IHRA) annual conference in 2010, 21 years after the city staged the first event.</p><p>The news means that thousands of the world's top scientists in addition to some of the largest pharmaceutical firms will be heading to the city, which has long been established as one of Europe's foremost research destinations. </p><p>According to the IHRA organizers, Liverpool was chosen due largely to its ongoing commitment to multi-agency work as well as the support the bid was given by a number of local organizations, including the Liverpool Primary Care Trust, Lifeline and Liverpool City Council. </p><p>Specifically, the event will be hosted by the Liverpool John Moore's University and Jim McVeigh, from the institution's centre for public health, explained: "The conference will be an ideal opportunity for Liverpool and the region as a whole, to showcase local strategy, service delivery, research and education in the field of harm reduction and substance use."</p><p>Earlier this month, Liverpool also hosted a high-profile conference which brought together the country's leading political figures and key chiefs to discuss the future of tackling crime. <br/><img alt="ADNFCR-1753-ID-18662347-ADNFCR" src="" /></p>