BACD 18th Annual Conference 2022: On The Shoulders Of Giants

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Welcome to the BACD 18th Annual Conference 2022: On the Shoulders of Giants

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

10 – 12 November 2022 at ICC Wales, Newport

*Friday has two streams: dentist (Dr Frank Spear), and technician (Mr Peter Pizzi). You are welcome to choose whichever session you feel is best suited to your needs.  Saturday is SINGLE STREAM, so you do NOT need to choose a session

Address: ICC Wales, Newport

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

Here is a table of all our registration rates for all membership categories.



Please note we are in the process of obtaining links so you can book your accommodation during the event. So please check back at this page, and we will email you as soon the links are LIVE on this page!

Transport Information

ICC Wales may be surrounded by fresh mountain air, but luckily for you, the venue is a stone’s throw from the M4, Cardiff Airport and main train stations.

By Car

Built within stunning woodland, yet a stone’s throw from the M4, the ICC Wales is so well connected.

Our dedicated parking for production and exhibition vehicles provides direct loading into the main hall and auditorium with plenty of parking spaces.

There are also over 2,000 visitor parking spaces located on-site, with 700 spaces on levels -1 and -2.

Cardiff 23 mins 14
Bristol 40 mins 31
Birmingham 1hr 50mins 105
London 2hrs 30mins 138
Manchester 3hrs 170

Parking Tariff
0 – 5 hours £6
5 – 8 hours £9
8 – 12 hours £12
12 – 24 hours – £24

Parking charges apply to blue badge holders

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By Train

Delegates attending a conference at ICC Wales can now enjoy an exclusive rate when travelling by train with Great Western Railway to Newport*

Standard Return example (London Paddington – Newport) – £42 per person

First Class Return example (London Paddington – Newport) – £86 per person

Please be aware that these train tickets will be valid only with proof of attendance at a conference. Tickets can be booked up to 3 months in advance, subject to availability, one ticket at a time.

Book online now >

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Terms and conditions apply. Bookings are subject to availability. Prices shown are valid for travel between London Paddington and Newport only. *The offer is available from most of GWR’s station network and may also be purchased from stations in London and the South-East. The on-board conductor will request proof that the person travelling is attending a conference/event at ICC Wales. Delegate confirmation, badges and joining instructions will be accepted. Should the traveller not be able to provide these they will be charged the difference in fare. Offer is ongoing but may be withdrawn at any time.

By Plane

ICC Wales is well-connected by air.

Driving time from airports to ICC Wales

Cardiff 40 mins
Bristol 40 mins
Birmingham 1hr 30mins
Heathrow 1hr 45mins
Manchester 3hrs 15mins


Aberdeen to Bristol 6.30am 7.50am Logan Air
Belfast to Bristol 8.35am 9.40am Easyjet
Dublin to Bristol 6.30am





Aer Lingus

Dublin to Cardiff 8.30am 9.30am Flybe & Aer Lingus
Edinburgh to Cardiff 7.35am 7.40am Flybe
Edinburgh to Bristol 8.35am  9.45am Easyjet
Glasgow to Bristol 8.40am 9.50am Easyjet
Newcastle to Cardiff 6.45am 8.00am Eastern Airways

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By Bus

Thanks to Newport’s brand new fflecsi “on-request” bus service, ICC Wales is quick, easy and inexpensive to reach from any location across the city, including Celtic Collection hotels and venues.  Simply book fflecsi online or via the app and they will pick you up from as close to your location as possible and drop you off where you want to go!

As fflecsi doesn’t run to a fixed route or timetable, you can expect to be on board within 15 minutes of booking, with journey times normally no longer than 25 minutes when travelling across Newport.  Bookings can be made up to 7 days in advance, with single trip tickets from only £2 or buy a City Day ticket for £4 adult, £2.50 children giving unlimited access to the whole of the fflecsi and Newport Bus city network.

Visit the website to find out more or download the fflecsi app from your app store.

Other Newport Bus services travel on the Chepstow Road with the closest bus stop located a five-minute walk from ICC Wales.

Cycling and Walking

The parking area at ICC Wales includes 20 cycle racks with direct access to the Convention Centre atrium.

There are four National Cycle Network routes in Newport as well as a cycle path linking the city to Cardiff. More details can be found on the Newport City Council website.

As well as being on the site of the Celtic Manor Resort, ICC Wales is conveniently located within a 10-minute walk of neighbouring hotels including the Holiday Inn, Premier Inn and Coldra Court Hotel by Celtic Manor.

Discover Wales

A truly warm welcome, or croeso (said croy-saw) as they say in Wales. Thhe warmth of hospitality and breath-taking landscapes make Wales somewhere really special. So jump on a plane, train, automobile or even city bike and come on in!

The coveted ICCWales city pass offers visitors discounts for shopping and eating out in the vibrant cities surrounding the venue; so visitors can enjoy music, independent restaurants, micro-breweries and the delights of the Welsh culture.

CLICK HERE to find out more….

Special Arrangements

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

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be notified in writing and received by THURSDAY 06 OCTOBER 2022. 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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