General Info2019-09-24T17:12:20+01:00

General Information – A-Z

Our official accommodation agency is Ellis Salsby Ltd, for more information CLICK HERE

We will be providing a smartphone conference app for delegates to use during the conference.

The app will provide the following features;

  • Review agenda & speakers
  • Interactive floorplans
  • View abstracts & e-posters
  • View sponsors & exhibitors
  • Chat feature

Conference badges will be handed to delegates on registration. For security purposes name badges must be worn at all times throughout the meeting.  In the event that you lose your badge, a replacement must be obtained at the registration desk.

RFID badges will enable delegates to touch into sessions for CPD recording.

In addition some of the exhibiting companies may ask you to tap in at their stand or symposium. Please be aware that by doing this you will be providing your postal contact details and may receive one email from them. They will not receive your email address directly, only if you specify during the registration process.

ATM facilities are available in the Central Foyer.

Manchester Central has a dedicated Business Centre at the concierge desk in the Central Foyer

Lunch and all scheduled refreshment breaks will be served from

Certificates of attendance will be issued after the meeting and sent to your registered email address. They will provide a CPD breakdown of the sessions you have attended.

Please don’t forget to tap into sessions.

There is a cloakroom located in the Central Foyer.

This event will be approved for external credit for the CPD scheme of the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK. Please tap into sessions to receive a CPD Breakdown on your certificate to be received post meeting. Physicians should record their credits in their diaries, in accordance with the current RCP recommendations.

The exhibition will be located in Central 2 on the Ground Floor and will be open at the following times:

Tuesday 7th July:           10:00 – 17:30

Wednesday 8th July:     08:30 – 17:00

Thursday 9th July:         08:30 – 14:00


First aid support is available onsite

There is an NCP (National Car Park) directly below Manchester Central that is open 24 hours a day. It has 680 spaces including 18 disabled parking bays and there is direct access to Manchester Central by lift, stairs and escalators.

We would prefer delegates to pay by cheque (pounds sterling drawn on a UK bank only or by sterling bank draft) made payable to the ‘British Association of Dermatologists’.  Cheques in other currencies cannot be accepted.  Alternatively, delegates may pay by credit card and this is encouraged for overseas delegates.  Please note that we only accept MasterCard and Visa.  American Express cannot be accepted.

The poster exhibition will be located within the Entrance Foyer on the ground floor. The posters will be numbered and a list is provided at the back of the programme.

There will be an e-poster display area showing all the posters submitted. Posters should be removed by 14:00 on Thursday 9th July.  Please note that the British Association of Dermatologists cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to a poster presented during the Annual Meeting.

The registration desk will be located in the Entrance Foyer on the Ground Floor and will be staffed by the BAD team during the following hours:

Monday 6th July                                                    09:00 – 18:00
Tuesday 7th July – Thursday 9th July                08:00 – 18:00

Sponsored symposia will be confirmed and details announced in March 2020

Speaker preview will be in , please ask at the registration desk for directions. All presenters must take their memory sticks to speaker preview at least two hours prior to their presentation

There is a dedicated taxi rank at the front of the venue for pick-ups and drop offs.


Travelling to Manchester by Train
It takes a little over two hours to reach Manchester from London and Manchester also has direct connections to most major UK cities. Services arrive at Piccadilly or Victoria stations where passengers can connect with Metrolink trams for easy access to the city centre. Manchester Central is a 20 minute walk from Piccadilly Station or just five minutes by taxi. Alternatively, catch a connecting train to Oxford Road Station – just five minutes from Manchester Central on foot.

Travelling to Manchester by Plane
Manchester Airport is a major international hub just nine miles (14.5km) from the city centre. From the airport, the city is approximately 25 minutes away by taxi or just 20 minutes via the half-hourly express rail service (tickets £3.00-£4.00).

Travelling to Manchester by Car
Manchester is at the heart of a comprehensive motorway network. Manchester’s M60 orbital motorway provides easy access from north, south, east and west.

Manchester Central
M2 3GX

Tel: +44 (0)161 834 2700

Wi-Fi access is complimentary and widely available