BACD 17th Annual Conference: 2020: Seeing Is Believing

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Welcome to the 17th Annual Conference : 2020 : Seeing is Believing!

This year’s annual conference is a fantastic learning & networking opportunity. Choose your lectures for a bespoke experience.

Featuring Elizabeth Bakeman • Miguel Stanley • Amanda Seay • Gurvinder Bhirth • Andrew Chandrapal • Ian Buckle • Mark Bowes • Howie Gluckman • Christopher Orr • Stephane Reinhardt • Daniel Edelhoff • Anthony Mak

12-14 November 2020 at the EICC, Edinburgh

Address: The Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh


We strongly advise you to book early to secure your accommodation!

We have organised special rates this year

Double Tree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre, 34 Bread Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AF

The rate is £149 inc breakfast inc VAT for single occupancy (1 person), and £159 inc breakfast inc VAT for double occupancy

Transport Information

With excellent air links and rail and road network, getting to Edinburgh and the EICC from overseas or within the UK has never been easier.

The EICC is located at 150 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EE

Travelling to Edinburgh by Plane
Edinburgh has one of the UK’s fastest growing airports and new flights are always being added. The EICC is located right in the heart of the city and within 10km (6 miles) of Edinburgh International Airport.

For more information on which airlines and destinations connect to Edinburgh visit

From Edinburgh Airport by Taxi
There is an excellent taxi service from the airport to the city. You’ll find official airport taxis at the taxi rank outside the terminal building (follow the signs within the airport). It costs approximately £15 to get a taxi from the airport to the city centre and the journey takes 20 minutes depending on the time of day.

From Edinburgh Airport by Tram
Edinburgh Trams run between the Airport and York Place, in central Edinburgh, every 8-10 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 12-15 minutes on a Sunday. The closest tram stop to the EICC is at Haymarket Station. The first tram from Edinburgh Airport departs at 06:15 and the last is 22:45. Please visit Edinburgh Trams website for further information

From Edinburgh Airport by Bus
The Airlink 100 operates a frequent bus service (every 10 minutes at peak times) between Edinburgh Airport and the city centre, with designated stops en route. The service starts at 04.30 and runs until 00.22 at night, with the journey taking 20 minutes. Tickets cost £4.50 single and £7.50 return. Delegates are advised to disembark at Haymarket Railway Station and to follow signs for EICC on foot (5 minute walk)

The N22 bus also departs from outside the Airport entrance and runs every half an hour through the night until the Airlink service starts again. For more information about these services visit

Travelling to Edinburgh By Bus
Edinburgh’s main bus terminal is located at St Andrews Square. Bus connections stretch right across the UK. For details of these routes please visit: or

For information on local bus services throughout Edinburgh visit

Travelling to Edinburgh By Train
Edinburgh has two railway stations:

Waverley Station, which is 1.3 miles from EICC, is the city’s main railway station and has direct routes to many cities across the country, including over 25 daily departures from London

Haymarket Station, which is just 0.4 miles from EICC, is a stop for many commuter and some UK train routes. Please ensure that you check with your rail network provider to find out if your train will stop at Haymarket or Waverley

Travelling to Edinburgh By Tram
Edinburgh Trams run between the Airport and York Place every 8-10 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 12-15 minutes on a Sunday. The closest tram stop to the EICC is at Haymarket Station. Please visit Edinburgh Trams website for further information

Walk to EICC from Haymarket Station
When exiting Haymarket Station head right (east), towards the pedestrian crossing. Walk straight up Morrison Street for a few minutes and you will find the EICC on the left hand side.

For further advice on alternative modes of transport

Travelling to Edinburgh by Car
The EICC is right in the centre of Edinburgh. The main entrance is 150 Morrison Street. For directions from your home or office visit and input EH3 8EE for the destination postcode.

Parking near the EICC
There are many car parks in close walking distance to the EICC. Please access the following links for further details:

National Car Parks (NCP) in central Edinburgh
Sheraton Hotel Car Park located 150 meters from the EICC, with limited accessible parking spaces
Semple Street Car Park located 300 meters from the EICC
Spaces near EICC available via

Tripshare Edinburgh
Created to help you quickly and easily find someone who shares your specific journey. Visit the website for full information

There are bike racks next to the main entrance to chain up bikes. For nearby routes, take a look at Edinburgh’s cycle paths, many of which run close to the EICC

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be notified in writing and received by THURSDAY 08 OCTOBER 2020. Cancellations received on or before this date will receive a refund less 25% administration charges. No refunds will be given after this date.

Special Arrangements

If you have any special requirements, such as wheelchair access, or indeed anything else, please let us know in plenty of time

Continuing Professional Development

The annual conference qualifies for 6 (six) hours of CPD per day attended


Attending BACD Annual Conferences does not necessarily qualify you to integrate new techniques into your practice. The BACD expects delegates to rely on their clinical expertise and judgement before deciding whether they have received adequate training to implement any new technique or procedure in their practices and to seek additional training if necessary

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