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Conference FAQs

Conference Venue

  • The conference will be held at Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG
  • +44 (0) 121 202 2200
  • For car-parking information, visit


  • Please wear your lanyards at all times whilst attending the Conference.
  • Please switch off or mute any phones whilst in the auditorium (lectures will take place in the auditorium on level 4 via lift or stairs).
  • The recording, photographing, or taping of any of the presentations or posters is not allowed, and the intellectual property rights of the presenters and their presentations must be respected.
  • Please do not take uncovered drinks into the auditorium.
  • Please dispose of any litter respectfully and carefully.
  • Millennium Point operates a strict no-smoking policy. Please ensure that you do not smoke in the venue; a designated smoking area is outside the front doors.
  • If you have specific requirements, you should contact the conference organiser or society administrator to make these known.
  • A prayer room will be available should any delegates require it.
  • Cloakroom facilities will be available at the venue on both days.
  • Delegates are responsible for their belongings, and neither the BSSPD nor Millennium point takes responsibility for any losses incurred.

Conference programme booklet

Please note that this will not be a printed booklet but will instead be available to download from our website ( as a PDF. Please use the QR code below to download it, this will also be on the back of your name badge.

QR code for conference booklet

CPD arrangements

  • You MUST sign in at the start of each day that you attend to be eligible for CPD, and sign-in areas will be made available. After the conference, a link will be emailed to you to complete feedback and download your CPD certificate. Please ensure when signing in that your name and GDC number are correct, as mistakes cannot be rectified afterwards.
  • Please note that the signing-in sheets will be in alphabetical order by surname, starting with A on the left as you face the registration desks.


  • As a delegate at the Conference, complimentary Wi-Fi Access will be available.

 Tea and coffee

  • Tea and Coffee breaks are factored into the programme and will take place on the Platform level.

Lunch arrangements

  • Lunch on both days is included in the conference costs and will take place on the platform level.
  • Special dietary requirements must be made known to the administrative manager (Kirstin) well in advance.

Conference social evening arrangements

  • The social evening will take place at Millennium Point at 19:00. This is an Indian buffet meal with Bollywood/Bhangra dancing. An interactive Bollywood dance workshop will take place after dinner. A dance floor is there for delegates, with a DJ.
  • Attendance at this event is by ticket only. If you have not purchased a place at the social evening with your conference booking and wish to do so, please contact Kirstin to see whether there are any places left.
  • If you have booked a place, your dinner ticket and one complimentary drink ticket will be inside your name badge holder and must be presented when you arrive for the social evening.
  • Please note that the venue is a cashless venue, so you will need to pay for any drinks purchased using your debit/credit card. Please bring some cash for the customary 50/50 raffle during the dinner. Proceeds from this will go towards the BSSPD Research Foundation.
  • Special dietary requirements must be made known to the administrative manager (Kirstin) well in advance.
  • There is no formal dress code, although our president, Dr Suresh Nayar, said you would honour him by dressing in Indian attire.


  • You are encouraged to visit the trade stands (they have a significant role in helping us meet costs and make it a successful conference).

Oral Presenters

  • They are advised to bring their presentations on a USB stick to be uploaded by the audio-visual staff in good time for their presentation.

Poster presenters

  • You have already been emailed your poster code, which will also be on the back of your name badge. Please affix your poster to the boards on the Platform level in your allotted space with the Velcro provided on the boards.
  • Please note that we do not have facilities for printing your poster.
  • You are not required to formally present your poster but should attend it during the following times when the judges/delegates may ask you questions:

Posters SP01 to SP08 – Friday morning break 10:30-11:00
Posters SP09 to SP15 – Friday morning plenary session 11:45-12:15
Posters SP16 to SP22 – Friday lunch from 12:45-13:15
Posters SP23 to SP29 – Friday afternoon break 14:45-15:15
Posters SP30 to SP36 – Friday afternoon plenary session 16:00-16:30
Posters SP37 to SP45 – Saturday morning break from 10:30-11:00

  • Prize announcements will be made on Saturday at 11:55.

Thank you, and have an excellent conference