BACD 17th Annual Conference: 2021: Seeing Is Believing

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Welcome to the 17th Annual Conference 2021: Seeing is Believing!

This year’s annual conference is a fantastic learning and networking opportunity. Choose your Day 1 sessions for a bespoke experience

11 – 13 November 2021 at the EICC, Edinburgh

Address: The Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh

3 days
Thursday & Friday & Saturday
2 days
Thursday & Friday - 2 days
2 days
Friday & Saturday - 2 days
1 day
Friday - 1 day
1 day
Saturday - 1 day
Gala Dinner 2021
Gala Dinner 2021
12 November 2021

Here is a table of all our registration rates for all membership categories. Please note that the 15% discounted price is AUTOMATICALLY applied when you book your place.  This discount is for a LIMITED TIME ONLY, so book NOW to save money!



Due to Cop26, we have been having a lot of issues blocking rooms in Edinburgh.

After taking out our speaker bookings, we have some rooms available at The DoubleTree by Hilton, and the VOCO (these are the two Headquarters Hotels, both very close to the EICC).

Rather than issuing a link, please can you contact Mr Amit Ruparell, at Hotel Booking Agency Ltd. Many of you know Amit, as he organises our accommodation for all our events.

Tel: 020 8515 2290
Email: [email protected]

Accommodation will be blocked on a first-come-first-served basis. Amit will be able to find  you a room somewhere!

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

Special Arrangements

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

Boasting an array of outstanding and indeed award-winning restaurants, cafes, and bars, eating out in Edinburgh is a culinary delight offering a wide and diverse mix of places to eat and drink which will appeal to all tastes and budgets. Or if you think you have been to all the usual places, why not head off the beaten track and check out the city’s latest openings and hidden gems?

Click HERE for more information

Visit Edinburgh and discover a city like no other. Steeped in history, Edinburgh seamlessly blends old and new, providing locals with the perfect destination to experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of a diverse and vibrant city.

Click HERE for some ideas

Click HERE for some more ideas!

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be notified in writing and received by THURSDAY 07 OCTOBER 2021. Cancellations received on or before this date will receive a refund less 25% administration charges. No refunds will be given after this date.

Continuing Professional Development

The annual conference qualifies for 6 (six) hours of CPD per day attended. All your CPD is online.  Evaluation forms will appear in your member dashboard after the event.  Once you have submitted your evaluation form, your certificates will be available to download


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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