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Merger with the Novartis Foundation

The Novartis Foundation, and its predecessor the Ciba foundation, had a distinguished history in the promotion of international discussion of biomedicine.

The Foundation was best known for its scientific symposia, which were held at the Foundation’s headquarters at 41 Portland Place.

From 1947-2008, thousands of scientists attended meetings at 41 Portland Place, including some 84 Nobel Laureates. These prestigious symposia were published as reports. 

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View an archive of the Novartis Foundation's previous activities

The Novartis Foundation closed in 2008, following the Trustees’ decision to merge with the Academy of Medical Sciences.

In October 2010 41 Portland Place opened as the headquarters of the Academy of Medical Sciences and a central London conference venue providing period and modern rooms for events and meetings.

View information on room hire and conference facilities at 41 Portland Place.

Please note we are no longer able to provide overnight accommodation at 41 Portland Place.

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