Going Green

Environmental sustainability is central to the planning of our conference and exhibition this year and we are working hard to improve this. We will not get everything right and are not perfect, but we are looking to build sustainable elements into the delivery of this event.

  • Minimise Printed Materials

    Digital alternatives will be offered to avoid using paper. Delegates should use the conference App and an e-programme will be available on the BAD Annual Meeting website.

    The BJD Abstract supplement will be online only.

  • Bag, Bottle, Pen and Pad

    All attendees are encouraged to bring their own bag, bottle, pen and pad.  We will have a small supply at the registration desk if needed.

  • Lunches

    We witnessed in 2019 at the BAD annual meeting that a significant number of delegates chose vegetarian lunches, as a healthy choice rather without necessarily identifying as a vegetarian. The 104th BAD Annual Meeting will have a 50 / 50 balance of vegetarian / meat or fish options for all lunches. We will still cater for dietary requirements (so please indicate on your registration form).

  • Think Green – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    We are asking all delegates and exhibitors to also be guided by this approach when planning their attendance at the conference this year, for example through their travel planning, stand designs and careful use of the recycling options that will be in place for different types of waste.

  • Travel

    We encourage delegates to think of their mode of travel to the venue. Manchester is easily reachable by public transport.