World Congress of Epidemiology 7-11th August 2011. Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Social Programme

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University of Edinburgh

Welcome Reception

Sunday 7th August 2011 1800hrs – 1930hrs
Strathblane & Cromdale Hall, Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

The Welcome Reception will take place at the meeting venue. This is an informal evening open to all delegates at no extra cost. 

Please indicate that you wish to attend on your registration form.

SSM/IEA Joint Social for Early Career Researchers

Sunday 7th August 7.30pm
Nando's Restaurant 71-73 Lothian Rd, EH3 9AZ (5 min walk from congress venue).

Everyone will be asked to pay for themselves individually.
All welcome (including non SSM/IEA members)! IF YOU PLAN TO COME TO DINNER, please email with 'WCE dinner' in the subject line.

Congress Party

Wednesday 10th August 2011 2000hrs – 2330hrs
Strathblane & Cromdale Halls, Edinburgh International Conference Centre

EICC, EdinburghA congress party will be held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Wednesday evening. This will be a fun filled evening with food, drink and lots of entertainment.

This evening is open to all delegates and their guests at a fee of £25 and must be booked prior to the Congress. Please choose the option to attend and number of guest tickets you require on your registration form.

Medical Walking Tour

We offering delegates and their guests the chance to sign up to a Medical Walking Tour of the city, the tour takes 90 minutes and leads you through 500 years of medical history in the Scottish Capital from the foundation of the Incorporation of Barber-Surgeons in 1505 to the recent arrival of bionic limbs and Dolly the Sheep. Highlights of this healthy walking tour include the original Surgeons' Hall, the hospitals where Lister, Simpson and Syme worked, and the final resting place of many great medics in Greyfriars Kirkyard. The tour will be led by local author and historian Sheila Szatkowski who will also reveal the secrets of her Gladstone Bag.

Tours will be running on:

Sunday 7th August   1100hrs
Sunday 7th August  1330hrs
Sunday 7th August   1930hrs
Monday 8th August   1830hrs
Tuesday 9th August   1930hrs
Thursday 11th August  1300hrs

A charge of £8.75 per person applies, places are limited, delegates should sign up and select what tour they would like to attend on their registration form.

For more information please visit

Running Groups

The congress is offer delegates the opportunity to sign up to group running sessions. This is a great way to see the city while keeping your fitness up while attending the congress. Runners will meet at the front entrance of the Edinburgh International Congress Centre; sessions will last approximately 1 hour and will take in some great sights of the city.

Running Sessions:

Sunday 7th August   1300hrs
Monday 8th August  0630hrs
Monday 8th August   1900hrs
Tuesday 9th August   0630hrs
Wednesday 10th August   0630hrs
Thursday 11th August  0800hrs

Please are limited and delegates must sign up prior to the congress. To sign up for any of the sessions please email the congress organiser at

Conference organisers: In Conference Ltd. - Site by Source