Medical Events – specialists in national and international medical meetings
We have over 22 years’ experience organising comprehensive small and large scale medical events and conferences, from specialist advisory board meetings, to large residential conferences.
Our services include:
- Full medical event and conference organisation & management
- Venue Sourcing and rate negotiation
- Budgetary planning
- Delegate & Speaker liaison
- Management of abstracts including producing a programme and abstract book
Our Medical Experience:
Prior to setting up DeSouza Associates Lida worked in the pharmaceutical industry, for GSK and in her penultimate role she was actively involved in organising meetings and events, working closely with marketing and clinical teams to fulfil agreed plans, pre and post launch of various drugs.
Lida DeSouza has acted as Secretariat to the Antiviral Group of The International Society for Influenza and Other Respiratory Virus Diseases (ISIRV) for over 7 years. The ISIRV-Antiviral Group was formerly known as NISN and we have worked with NISN since 1998.
Under the ISIRV-AVG umbrella, DeSouza Associates has been involved in organising five international medical conferences: Brazil in 2011, Vietnam in 2012, Japan in 2014, USA (Texas) in 2015, Shanghai, China in 2017, with the 6th isirv-AVG Conference is due to take place in Washington DC in November 2018. DeSouza Associates have also been involved in Influenza 2018: Centenary of the 1918 Pandemic, Francis Crick Institute being held at the end of June 2018.
DeSouza Associates have organised and been involved with these medical conferences from concept to conclusion. We have been involved in all the expected client, delegate and speaker liaison responsibilities, management of abstracts submitted for oral and poster presentation and producing a Programme & Abstract Book, which also entailed collating speaker bios, photos and abstracts and creating an author index.
Other activities include managing ISIRV/GISAID/WHO Workshops in Capetown, Paris, Hong Kong & Chicago. We were involved in all the co-ordination of these Workshops.
- Thanks for all your help and your dependable efficient handling of the event which always makes for such a pleasurable experience.
- Let me say a very big ‘thank you’ for your help, I can only imagine how much work it takes to organise the meetings and how much it takes to keep them running smoothly. You have managed to make each ISIRV conference a very special one to us.
- Thank you for a great experience at the conference in Austin. I have thoroughly enjoyed attending the meeting, you and your team have made us feel very comfortable at the meeting.
For more information on how we can assist with planning and organising your medical conference get in touch today.