The care sector in Bruges and the region around Bruges is a silent economic force and a source of well-being. The medical sector employs 20,000 people. Moreover, the healthcare sector is in full swing: the development of medical apps and new technologies are setting the region abuzz with activity.
Why a medical congress in Bruges?
Bruges offers a great many assets in the field of healthcare. Both hospitals, AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende and AZ Sint-Lucas, have an international reputation in terms of knowledge and expertise. These include neonatology, cancer treatment and robotic surgery. AZ Sint-Jan is also the largest healthcare employer in West Flanders. The presence of these medical activities attracts many important players in the medical sector. This involves innovative companies, as well as education. For example, the KU Leuven launched a new campus in Bruges for students of rehabilitation sciences and physical therapy in 2019.
Your medical conference in Bruges?
It goes without saying that a medieval city like Bruges has a tradition that goes way back, including in the field of healthcare. In the historic city centre, for example, you will find a unique 19th-century hospital that has now been converted into a modern conference centre. Oud Sint-Jan Conference Centre is the ideal location for seminars, product presentations, workshops, conferences, exhibitions and other events.