UK Stroke Forum Conference 2022 - Frequently asked questions
Thank you for your interest in UKSF 2022. Answers to our most frequently asked questions can be found below - if your question is not answered, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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When and where is the 2022 Conference?
The conference will take place from Tuesday 29 November - Thursday 1 December 2022 at ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4FP.
For details on how to get to ACC Liverpool, please visit the venue website.
What's in the UKSF 2022 programme?
We have an exciting three-day line-up of speakers, lectures, training workshops, e-posters, wellness activities and social networking events planned. View the preliminary programme.
Where can I find the joining instructions for the event?
Click the button below to download a joining instructions guide.
Who puts the conference programme together?
The UK Stroke Forum Steering Group members shape and direct the activities of the Forum and meet approximately three times a year.
It is the Conference Scientific Programme Committee's role to develop the programme and content of the annual conference.
How can I register for the conference?
Registration will be opening from 18 July 2022, please visit our registration page to book.
We recommend booking early to save 15% with our Early Bird rates!
Early bird prices will be available until midnight on Wednesday 31 August 2022.
Is the event CPD accredited?
Delegates will benefit from CPD accreditation and certificates will be emailed following the event. We are in the process of finalising accreditation but this is usually 18 CPD points.
Can I pay by invoice? How do groups book?
Bookings for one or two delegates must be made online and payment is with credit or debit card only.
Groups of three or more delegates can register online; they can pay by card or are able to request an invoice until 28 October 2022.
To book a group of three or more online, please follow the below steps. Please read fully before attempting to book:
- Access the registration link via our registration page.
- Enter the details of the first delegate you wish to register.
- Select 'Add Colleague' button.
- Keep adding the details for each additional colleague until you are done. After your last colleague is entered, (instead of choosing add colleague again) there will be a choice to pay by card or enter invoice details - choose the option you prefer.
- The option to pay by invoice will only appear once the threshold of three delegates is reached (Please note the invoice feature will be disabled from 28 October 2022, after this date, all payments must be made by card).
- Please ensure you have a Purchase Order number ready to add to your invoice request as we are unable to invoice without this, and your booking will be invalidated.
- Once your request is submitted, the delegates will be registered and the invoice request will automatically be sent to our finance team. A confirmation email should be received by each member of your booking.
- Please note the registration form doesn't save your progress, so delegate groups will need to be registered in one sitting. Asking your colleagues to complete a booking form each first may be useful (pages 1-3) so all the booking information is to hand before you input this information into our online form.
- Groups of five or more will receive an additional 5% discount on their delegate rates, which will be deducted automatically at checkout
- If you are struggling with your registration and need help with making your booking, registering your delegates or have any questions, please email email@example.com
If you require our supplier details to raise a Purchase Order for delegates, please use:
1-2 Sterling Business Park,
Company Registration No: 61274
VAT Registration Number: 233806669
For remittance advice or to request a copy of the Stroke Association bank details, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about how to register and pay for a group, including additional support with registering a large group, please email email@example.com
What does the fee include?
A delegate fee includes:
- Admission to all training streams, plenary, parallel, SOAPBOX, and UKSF After Dark sessions, focused on different aspects of stroke care.
- Refreshments and lunches.
- Access to the conference app, any conference materials.
- Participation in wellness activities (some have maximum capacities).
- Access to over 250 e-posters.
- Attendance at the UKSF After Dark networking event and free drinks reception on Tuesday 29 November 2022.
Delegate fees do not include accommodation or tickets for the conference social event taking place on Wednesday 30 November 2022. Tickets for this need to be booked separately.
How much does it cost to attend the 2022 conference?
The registration fees for this year's conference have been marginally increased. This is due to the increased costs associated with our suppliers, additional covid protocols at the ACC and new costs that will allow delegates to watch recordings of selected sessions from the event, via our conference app.
Are day delegate rates available?
Not this year - delegate rates are based on all three days.
How do I qualify for discounted (member) registration fees?
Discounted (member) registration fees are available for any healthcare professional who is a member of a UK Stroke Forum coalition organisation.
This currently consists of 29 organisations ranging from professional associations, charities and special interest groups.
A full list of our coalition organisations is available via our website.
What happens if I need to cancel or check terms and conditions?
All cancellations by delegates must be made in writing by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadlines outlined in Clause 4 of our Terms and Conditions - our Cancellations and Refunds policy.
Full Terms and Conditions are available to view during the registration process and also via the link below:
If you are unable to attend the conference, we will also accept substitute delegates attending in your place at no extra cost. Full details of the substitute must be provided by email no later than three working days before the event. Please notify us of any substitutions by email at: email@example.com
Delegates that have opted to purchase Enhanced Refund Protection via Booking Protect and are unable to attend the conference:
Prior to 1 November: please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
From 1 November: please contact Booking Protect directly with appropriate supporting evidence to make a claim. Please do this at the Booking Protect website.
If I am selected to present an abstract, which category of delegate fee am I entitled to?
Normal delegate rates apply, however, all successful abstract applicants will be notified in August, so authors can take advantage of registering before our discounted early bird rate closes at midnight on 31 August 2022. We regret that we are unable to cover expenses for authors selected to present abstracts or posters.
Are there any social events?
This year, there will be a number of social and well-being events that will run during the conference, including:
UKSF After Dark drinks reception
5.30 pm on Tuesday 29 November 2022 in the exhibition hall
This will combine networking, learning (an evening with) and of course, the opportunity for delegates to grab a drink and socialise with peers. This is open free to all delegates, do join us! (There might even be an opportunity to watch the World Cup!)
UKSF social event
7 pm on Wednesday 30 November 2022 at Panam.
Tickets to the social event at Panam can be booked during the registration process or will be available to book separately via the registration page of our website shortly. Tickets are limited and available on a first come first served basis.
Entry includes three drinks per person, bowl food buffet, DJ and great opportunities to network the night away!
How do I book accommodation for the conference?
We have negotiated some excellent accommodation rates in Liverpool. To take advantage, you can book your accommodation online via our agent, Reservation Highway.
If you are an invited speaker who is entitled to accommodation, we will email you instructions of how to book your speaker accommodation closer to the event. Should you be unsure of your entitlement or have any questions, please email email@example.com
Can my organisation become a member of the UK Stroke Forum?
We are always keen to hear from organisations that share in our aim to improve stroke care, by promoting multidisciplinary stroke research and education amongst healthcare professionals. If you would like to inform us of your organisation's interest in joining the coalition, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I become a member of the UK Stroke Forum?
The UK Stroke Forum does not offer membership to individuals but encourages them to become a member of one of the coalition organisations. Depending on your interests or professional background, membership is currently available with a number of coalition organisations - find a list of UK Stroke Forum coalition organisations on our website.
By becoming a member of any of the coalition organisations, not only will you receive their standard membership benefits but you will be entitled to discounted rates to the annual UK Stroke Forum Conference.
What sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are there?
A wide variety of sponsorship and exhibition packages are available. See our comprehensive prospectus to find out more.
You can also contact our dedicated Healthcare Industry Partnerships Manager at the Stroke Association at email@example.com
Tell me about the UKSF Team
Emma Duffy, UK Stroke Forum - Head of Events
Emma leads the Events team. She steers the UKSF Team with governance, finances and strategic development.
Jon Roe, UK Stroke Forum - Conference and Event Manager
Jon manages both the UKSF committees (steering and scientific) and coalition organisations as well as overseeing the logistics side of the conference to ensure smooth delivery. He is also leading on the conference programme, sustainability, event app and conference social event.
Anna Blount, UK Stroke Forum - Event Officer
Anna is leading on marketing aspects of the conference including social media content. She is also supporting Jon with the programme, abstracts and speaker liaison.
Jenny Cherry, UK Stroke Forum - Administrator (Finance) - Jenny is the person to contact with any financial queries you might have, including payment queries, invoicing and booking of groups. Jenny supports the team on a part-time basis.
Contact details for the team are: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also supported by a dedicated Healthcare Industry Partnerships Manager who will respond to any sponsorship or exhibitor queries and discuss opportunities available.
Please email email@example.com