We’ve been getting quite a few telephone calls about the conference in Birmingham on the 10th December. As you will see, the conference is a sell out with the last tickets being snatched up over three weeks ago. The telephone callers want to know one of two things.
Firstly, will be making more tickets available? Unfortunately, the answer is no. The event is funded by a grant from the Big Lottery and only covers 149 places. And anyway, the venue will be full to capacity and we couldn’t fit any more people in.
The callers then ask if it would be worth their while simply turning up on the day to see if anyone hasn’t attended who was supposed to attend so that they could take their place. Again, the answer is no as some attendees are travelling from overseas and might not be able to attend for the first hour or so. And it is unlikely that anyone who has bought a ticket will not be attending. So please don’t simply turn up on the day – it simply won’t be possible for you to attend without a ticket.
The next conference, in two years’ time will be double the size of this one.
The conference will be recorded by a professional film company in order that those who are unable to attend the event will be able to find out what research the society is involved with.
And we received an unexpected boost last week when a senior figure in the Dept. of Health telephoned to ask if they could use the footage to develop a training video for new and existing doctors. Of course, we agreed to this and so not only will the video be available to members who are unable to attend the event but also to medical professionals including trainee doctors.