In 2018, there is a reason to celebrate for the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Turku and Turku University Hospital: the faculty celebrates its 75th anniversary, and the university hospital opened its doors exactly 60 years ago.

Just recently, the Institute of Dentistry at the University of Turku celebrated its 60th anniversary, and the internationally recognised degree programme in Biomedicine celebrates its 20th anniversary.
The first building of the Faculty of Medicine, Medisiina A, was taken into use already in 1948. To mark the anniversary year, a new building called Medisiina D will be completed. Medisiina D will include Future Food World, a joint innovation platform of the Functional Foods Forum and Sodexo consisting of a restaurant, where the consumers eating at the restaurant can participate, if they wish to do so, in nutritional research (source: the blog of the University of Turku, Dean Pentti Huovinen).

Already since the 1970s, Turku has been internationally known as the venue for medical conferences, and, still today, the conferences related to medical specialities form the largest yearly conference group held in Turku. Turku-based medicine, drug research and technology in hospital buildings have a world-class presence in their respective fields, so conferences will continue to be a natural part of expert work also in the future. Conference City Turku congratulates both the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Turku and the experts of Turku University Hospital!

Medical conferences in different specialties held in Turku:

32nd SSAI Congress, Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care
882 delegates
University of Turku, The Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care medicine (SSAI)

TTBIS, 1st Turku Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium
Mauno Meeting Center
144 delegates
Turku University Hospital, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Co-organised by the Division of Anaesthesia, University of Cambridge

SCENE Symposium, Conducting Ethnography – Theory and Research    
University of Turku                                     
43 delegates   
University of Turku / Department of Nursing Science, Turku University Hospital                                                                             

2nd Turku Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium
Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel
125 delegates
University of Turku, Department of Clinical Science

IFHE / EU 2015, The 6th European Congress for Hospital Engineering
679 delegates
The Finnish Association of Hospital Engineering

10th OSET Congress - International Organisation of Societies for Electrophysiological Technology    
Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel                                    
170 delegates
Association of Biomedical Laboratory Scientists in Finland, The Finnish Society of Clinical Neurophysiolog-ic Nurses      

FINE Workshop - The Competence and Education of Nurse Educators in Europe           
University of Turku                                     
60 delegates   
FINE European Federation of Educators in Nursing Science, University of Turku / Department of Nursing Science                                                                                 

SWAET 2016, The Scandinavian Workshop on Applied Eye Tracking
University of Turku
95 delegates

Annual Meeting of the Nordic Spinal Deformities Society - NSDS 2016
Naantali Spa
148 delegates
University of Turku

NOKIAS 2016, The Nordic Congress for Intensive Care Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists
375 delegates
IFNA- International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists

The 3rd PEARL Lecture Day University of Turku
ICT Building                                     
104 delegates
University of Turku, Department of Nursing Science and Pain in Early Life research group, Finnish Associ-ation for the Study of Pain                                                 

47th Nordic Paediatric Cardiology Meeting
Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel
126 delegates
Finnish Cardiac Society, Turku University Hospital, Helsinki University Hospital Paediatric and Adolescent Hospital and Cardiac Unit

ESADA Network Meeting
University of Turku
26 delegates
The European Sleep Apnea Network, The Turku University Hospital