Association for Continence Advice (ACA) Annual Conference and Exhibition 2020 - POSTPONED
The organisers of ACA Conference 2020, are extremely concerned about the current coronavirus pandemic. In view of current Government guidance and the pressures on NHS , we are sad to advise that we are unable to proceed with the conference as planned in May. We have therefore made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s conference
This year's conference: ‘Fabulous at 40 and beyond’ will celebrate 40 years of ACA, looking back at how far we have come and forward to what lies ahead for our profession, and we hope you can join us to celebrate this joyous occasion.
Who should attend?
The conference will be of interest to Continence Advisors, Continence Nurses, Physiotherapists, Urology Nurses, and Specialist Nurses as well as doctors or allied healthcare professionals working within, or interested in continence care.
There will also be an extensive company exhibition offering new innovative products and practical solutions in the field of continence care.
ACA members will receive 20% off their conference place if they register before Friday 20th March
Not yet a member? – Join here: www.aca.uk.com/join-us
The comprehensive programme has been designed based on the feedback you provided from 2019 and will include the following topics:
- 40 years of the ACA
- Continence Advisors are Awesome:
Dame Yvonne Moores (Keynote speaker on Monday 18th May)
- The National Bladder and Bowel Health Project:
Sue Doheny (Keynote speaker on Tuesday 19th May)
- Bowel Problems in People with Learning Disabilities
- Bladder Training App for Young People
- Advances in the Uses of Robotics with the Pelvic Floor
- The Future of Virtual ACA Branches
- Physical/Medical Aspects of Sexuality and Continence
- The Impact of Continence Issues on the Individual, Relationships and Intimacy
- Medication and the Link to the Bladder
- ...and much more!
We are continually working on the programme to ensure it covers all the contemporary issues in continence care so please keep an eye on our website and future emails for any updates.
In the light of recent events surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), we have decided to postpone the EBME Expo until Autumn 2020. The health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors and workforce is our number one priority, therefore driving our decision to postpone the event from April 29 – 30th to September 3rd - 4th 2020.
The EBME (Electronic and Biomedical Engineering) conference and exhibition began in 2009 as a way of improving healthcare through the sharing and application of knowledge from experienced professionals involved in the management of healthcare technology. This annual event has grown year on year, with the independent exhibition selling out for the past five years running. Delegates' Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities have also expanded to include technical demonstrations and workshops.
Dr. John Sandham will once again be chairing the EBME Expo in 2020, which takes place on 29th & 30th April 2020. The organising committee have chosen to return to The Milton Keynes Marshall Arena, which proved very popular in 2019 with both delegates and exhibitors and has ample space to guarantee a valuable experience.
The EBME Expo is the largest gathering of EBME managers, healthcare technologists and clinical scientists within the UK. These stakeholders are key personnel in the decision making process for medical and laboratory equipment within both the NHS and private healthcare sector.
EBME Expo 2020 features a conference and exhibition with renowned and distinguished speakers in the conference hall and more than 80 internationally respected companies in the exhibition hall, showcasing the latest technologies and equipment that the medical industry has to offer. A range of both larger and smaller exhibition spaces are available to enable all types of companies to demonstrate their innovative products.
After guidance from NHS England / Improvement, the Sepsis+ conference has evolved. The scope has been widened to encompass all deteriorating conditions. A lot has been learned from the focus on sepsis over the last 12 months and NHS leaders believe it’s time to introduce the improved processes and procedures so that medical professionals will better manage and identify all deteriorating conditions, improve antibiotic stewardship and reduce mortality rates.
The 2020 Managing Deteriorating Conditions Conference will take place at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham United Kingdom on 8th September from 8AM through till 04:50PM
Join the conference speakers, take part in the workshops and stay ahead of industry hot topics. Learn how to detect and identify emerging issues before they become major problems.
TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY
Explore the leading edge of science and technology in the exhibition hall. Browse the exhibition, learn about the scientific advances in software, equipment and devices
CONNECT & NETWORK
Connect (and reconnect) with colleagues, network with healthcare professionals and speak with the businesses that are driving forward positive change withith the UK.
This FREE one day event will be of interest to all healthcare workers involved in the insertion and care of vascular access devices.
This conference promises to offer delegates the latest in IV AND OPAT education and expertise, with inspiring speakers and informative sessions.
- Welcoming and Housekeeping
- "Intravenous therapy – meeting patient needs in Complex Gastrointestinal Surgery"
- Parenteral nutrition and associated challenges
- Antimicrobial therapy administration – a complex situation
- Clinical Collaboration in the Reduction of IV Associated Risk for Critical Care Patients
- “Triple A’s : How not to bypass a vein? Successful Approaches to Vascular Access in Challenging Situations"
- Vascular Access in the Community - Maintaining Safety Following Discharge
Please be advised that the upcoming event, IV Therapy and OPAT at the Molineux Stadium has been postponed until Thursday 10th September 2020 .
The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) is the UK’s leading membership organisation dedicated to theatre practitioners and improving perioperative care. We aim to enhance the quality of care and patient safety by constantly developing and promoting the leading standards for perioperative practice.
The AfPP Annual Conference is our flagship event and is suitable for perioperative practitioners at every stage of their career. With a packed programme, covering a diverse range of subjects, it’s guaranteed to educate, challenge and inspire you. There’s a fantastic line-up of speakers and the conference will give you the opportunityto learn from experts and network with other practitioners.
This year we’ve introduced a new payment plan so you can spread your payments. To find out more call our friendly team on 01423 881 300.
Topics for 2020
- Difficult Airways
- The Future of Surgery
What you can expect
- Lectures on best practice, future developments and topical themes
- Hands-on surgical skills
- workshops Up to 13 CPD hours
- Speed education workshops from exhibitors
- Evening entertainment
- Peter Duffy FRCS MD, Consultant Urologist and Author
- Dr Phil Hammond, Doctor, Journalist, Broadcaster, Campaigner and Comedian
- Corinne Hutton, Author, Speaker and double hand transplant recipient
The event features two full days of education on the Friday and Saturday and a selection of ALL INCLUSIVE packages depending on how many nights you wish to attend, along with Friday or Saturday Day Delegate Only options.
The IPS annual conference showcases the largest infection prevention exhibition in the UK. The IPS exhibition hall is dedicated to infection prevention, showcasing innovative products and services from about 100 companies. Attendees enjoy exclusive exhibition hours each day to learn about new science, technologies, advances, and products that provide solutions to infection prevention challenges and strengthen infection prevention programs.
IPS provides exclusive Exhibition Hall hours offering uninterrupted networking time. Workshops and educational sessions are not scheduled during these times, thereby eliminating any competition to the Exhibition Hall. Collect quality leads from dedicated infection prevention and control professionals who are passionate about learning and improving their facilities with your products. IPS provides complimentary refreshments and lunch in the hall for attendees, so they don’t have to leave the convention centre. This allows them to maximise their time spent with exhibitors.
The IPS annual conference is the largest infection prevention and control exhibition in the UK and it is expected to attract over 1000 professionals in this field. If you would like to attend the exhibition to view the exhibits this is free* of charge. *Please note this does not include any session attendance or catering.
Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting
The 2020 CSC Annual Scientific Meeting will feature:
- The Annual Kelsey Lecture, The Story of Decontamination in Endoscopy – Gluteraldyhyde and Beyond. Presented by Dr Helen Griffiths, Decontamination Advisor for the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG)
- The debate – to be or not to be? do AE(D)s have a long-term future? Wayne Spencer and Sulisti Holmes come face to face – a spectacle not to be missed!
- CJD guidance update: changing our approach to device processing, including Dr K Sinka, CJD Lead, Public Health England
- A focus on environmental issues relative to decontamination of medical devices
- Water quality testing, the complete life-cycle – or is it? Dr David Jenkins, Consultant Medical Microbiologist and Lead Infection Control Doctor at Leicester Royal Infirmary
- Decontamination equipment testing – a step too far?
This event is perfect for all individuals with an interest in decontamination and infection prevention, including:
- Decontamination Technicians
- Decontamination Managers
- Infection Prevention Practitioners
- Providers of Healthcare Services, Products and Equipment
This event not only presents the chance to learn, but it also provides the opportunity to network with multi-disciplinary decontamination practitioners from across the UK.
BSG Annual Meeting 2021
The Annual Meeting will run from 8th – 11th February 2021. The Gastroenterology and GP Masterclasses will take place on Monday 8th Feb, followed by the main meeting from Tuesday to Thursday. Exhibition, industry symposia and poster sessions take place on Tuesday through Thursday, alongside key programme topics each day as outlined below.
Monday 8th February
- Gastroenterology Masterclass, GP Masterclass
- Late afternoon welcome drinks reception in the exhibition hall
Tuesday 9th February
- Key programme topics: AYP, Clinical Guidelines, Colorectal, IBD, Oesophageal, Gastroduodenal, Nursing and Small bowel & Nutrition
- Fun run organised by the Trainees Section
Wednesday 10th February
- Key programme topics: Endoscopy Live, IBD, Pathology, Clinical Service Development, Liver, SWIG, AGIP Nursing and NGM.
- BSG social event.
Thursday 11th February
- Key programme topics: Endoscopy, Neuro gastroenterology, Science Masterclass, Clinical Services and Liver