NewcastleGateshead will host the annual conference of a leading cardiac association in the UK from 19th to 20th November 2019.

Working alongside Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals (NUTH), the British Congenital Cardiac Association (BCCA) will hold its annual conference at Sage Gateshead, the music venue designed by  Norman Foster. The event expects to attract around 450 delegates with an interest in adult and paediatric congenital cardiology from across the UK, as well as an increasing number of international delegates.

As well as the main conference taking place at Sage Gateshead, the association has chosen the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, to host a gala dinner that will feature an immersive art exhibition. Created by artist Sofie Layton and bioengineer Giovanni Biglino, the exhibition entitled ‘The Heart of the Matter’ brings art and medicine together and invites attendees to discover the extraordinary nature and complexity of the heart through 3D printing, digital animation, printed textiles and sculpture.