&nbsp; <P>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify><STRONG>The <A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="http://www.ectrims.eu/about" target=_blank>ECTRIMS</A> Congress, European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, welcomed 7000 participants</STRONG> last 10 to 13 October. <STRONG>It is the biggest congress that Lyon has ever hosted. The most important world specialists in neurology</STRONG> and in particular multiple sclerosis, the event&#8217;s major theme, were in attendance. The congress took advantage of Lyon&#8217;s notable facilities: all 25,000sq.m of the <A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="http://www.ccc-lyon.com/" target=_blank>Lyon Congress Center </A>for the conferences and meetings, as well as the Halles de Lyon and <A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="http://www.lasucriere-lyon.com/" target=_blank>la Sucri&#232;re </A>for the two organized evenings.</P> <P align=justify>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify><STRONG>Following Amsterdam, Montreal and Prague, the congress chose the city for its 28th edition</STRONG>, possible thanks in particular to the efforts of Professor Christian Confavreux who has participated actively in multiple sclerosis research. As Congress organizer, he successfully fought for Lyon as host city by arguing in favor of the <STRONG>Rhone-Alpes region&#8217;s specialization in <A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/cancerologie/index,p,164,EN.jsp" target=_blank>cancer research</A></STRONG>. All business tourism partners played a role in <STRONG>providing services adapted to this type of event, based on the &#8220;<A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="http://www.lyon-france.com/Presse-et-professionnels/Tourisme-d-affaires/Salons-et-expositions/Lyon-Welcome-Attitude" target=_blank>Lyon Welcome Attitude</A>&#8221;</STRONG> initiative put in place by <A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="http://www.onlylyon.org/accueil-42-1.html" target=_blank>ONLYLYON</A> for major exhibitions.</P> <P align=justify></P>