SEOUL, 31 October 2018: South Korea has won the bid to host the 31st World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology that will be held in 2021.
Covering five days, during late September to early October 2021, approximately 2,000 clinicians, academics and industry experts from 75 countries will attend.
The decision to host the 2021 event in South Korea was made during the 2018 World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology held last week in Singapore.
Korea Tourism Organisation, Seoul Tourism Organisation and other Korean representatives supported the bid led by Korea MICE Ambassadors: Dr Moon Young Kim, president of the Korean Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (KSUOG), and Dr Jay Kwon KSUOG chair of international affairs.
“Hosting the World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology presents an opportunity to showcase Korea’s advanced developments in the ultrasound sector to a worldwide audience,” said Moon.
KTO convention marketing team director In Sook Lee added: “The successful bid for the 2021 ISUOG in Korea is due to the excellent hosting of the 2018 Pyeong Chang Winter Olympics and the relaxation of tensions on the Korean peninsula, along with Korea’s excellent meeting infrastructure and tourism activities.”
Founded in 1991, the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG) aims to improve women’s health through scientific research and technological advancement focusing on ultrasound.
Its growing community has reached over 13,000 members in 127 countries. Previous congresses were held in Singapore (2018), Austria (2017), Italy (2016), Canada (2015), and Spain (2014).