Juliet Solomon, Manager, International League Against Epilepsy (UK Chapter)

Conference 2k has organised the International League Against Epilepsy Annual Scientific Meeting (UK Chapter) since 1997.  Through their skill and management the meeting has grown in numbers and prestige.

Professor John Stephenson, Glasgow & Islay

“I first met Denise and her staff of Conference 2k at the ILAE meeting in Cardiff.  I have to say that her services were worth every penny and she succeeded with my International Workshop on Paroxysmal Disorders in Infancy – beyond my wildest dreams.  Her tact, her persuasiveness, the subtle way that she helped others involved to come to the right decisions was marvellous to behold.  Her organising was impeccable at all stages, whilst at the meeting itself she paid close personal attention to all present.  Most importantly, she facilitated the complete funding of the Workshop, with everyone leaving with happy memories.  Who else would have taken on the challenge of bringing 41 doctors from 16 countries to the remote island of Islay in such a way that they could bond with each other socially and intellectually?  At the end of the Workshop, at dinner before the final ceilidh, most participants wrote something in a memorial book: all the remarks were complementary, some of them are reproduced here. 

“Denise – it was a great pleasure to meet you at the meeting ……..eventually!” “Just so wonderful” “Wonderful meeting” “Magic in paradise” “Enjoyed your Scottish hospitality immensely” “Wonderful meeting” “the best meeting of all times” “A wonderful experience” “A thousand million thanks”  “Gracie per queste splendida opportunite” “Fantastic conference, one that we will never forget!” “Wonderful educational experience” “A great meeting at a fabulous venue Islay” “A very very special meeting indeed” the acme of all conferences, in Shangri-la” “This Islay meeting was the best possible” “Wonderful meeting the best I’ve ever been to” “Well organised – the perfect workshop – please do it again” “I am pleased to be here” “I don’t need to tell you that this was probably the best medical meeting ever.” 

No doubt we all learned a lot – more important we have probably all made friends for life.

Dr Raj Patel. GP Principal, Hyde, Cheshire

“The course is well organised and stimulating.  The content is always highly relevant for frontline General Practice.  The organisers make you feel not so much a delegate at a conference but more like a long lost family friend.  The days are jam-packed with education, skiing and socialising.”

Dr Peter Turnpenny, Department of Genetics, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital Trust, Exeter

“Organising a major meeting is exhausting.  Conference 2k greatly relieved the stress of doing this and had plenty of good ideas.  Value for money!”