2017 Conference Details
We are pleased to announce that the BLS annual conference 2017 will be 1-3 Oct at Yarnfield Park Training & Conference Centre in Stone, Staffordshire.
Yarnfield Park Training & Conference Centre
The condensed 2-day event was a success with the delegates with 57% rating 2 days as their preferred option and a BLS review in the Winter “News and Views” supports this: “The conference format was changed this year, running over two full days instead of the normal three . . . As regular delegates of the BLS conference we felt this was much better”. However BLS has listened to the feedback from the corporate members and as a result the Sunday evening “Meet the exhibitors” buffet will be reinstated for 2017.
The BLS conference however will remain a 2-day event and will officially open on the Monday morning at 09:00 and will include invited speakers and abstract presentations. Professor Sahar Mansour has already confirmed her attendance to cover topics including the genetic screening process, national databank details and gene related syndromes and conditions with lymphoedema. There will also be an expert panel and delegates will be given the chance to submit questions prior to the event and it is hoped the focus session this year will be held jointly with the Tissue Viability Society. . . more details to follow.
The Sunday afternoon and evening will see BLS launch a series of 3 workshops aimed at health care assistants (Band 3 and 4) and generic staff including district nurses, community nurses and our tissue viability colleagues, followed by the “Meet the exhibitors” buffet. We will provide more information on this as it is confirmed.