The Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau announced Wednesday the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has chosen the under-construction Music City Center for its International Stroke Convention in February 2015.
The meeting is expected to attract more than 5,000 attendees for a total of more than 7,400 room nights, city officials said in a release.
“The American Heart Association’s decision to hold its meeting here is another great example of Nashville’s appeal as a convention destination,” Mayor Karl Dean said in the release. “This particular convention represents the type of high-quality business that the Music City Center will attract with its flexible, state-of-the-art space. This announcement further underscores why a new convention center is one of the best investments the city can make for future economic development.”
The ISC is the ASA’s premier scientific meeting, providing a forum for more than 900 presentations of recent scientific work in cerebrovascular disease and stroke over a two and one-half day conference. Attendees are medical professionals in the field of cerebrovascular disease from around the world including neurologists, neurosurgeons, emergency medicine specialists, nurses, allied health professionals and researchers.
“Nashville is a solid choice for our organization, as the city and the new Music City Center fits within our strategic plan for this meeting within the next 10 years,” Leigh Ann Stockard, vice president, scientific meetings for the American Heart Association, said in the release.
To date, the NCVB has booked about 469,500 room nights for the MCC, which is slated for completion in February 2013. The first event scheduled in the new center is the American Trucking Association’s Technology & Maintenance Council in March 2013.