44th BABCP Conference and Workshops 2016    

Waterfront Centre, Belfast

Date: 14th - 17th June 2016

Download the Complete Final Programme
- contains all the times, locations and other information.

Download the Conference Abstracts Booklet
- contains the abstracts for the Keynote Addresses, Clinical Skills Classes, Symposia and Posters.

More information from Visit Belfast and Belfast Waterfront...

  Workshop Leaders
  • Christine Padesky
  • Robert Leahy
  • Kerry Young
  • Carolyn Becker & Glenn Waller
  • Adrian Whittington & Nick Grey

Keynote Speakers  
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  • Carolyn Becker
  • Trudie Chalder
  • David Clark
  • Andrew Gumley
  • Richard Hastings
  • Lars GoranOst
  • Merel Kindt
  • Robert Leahy
  • Freda McManus
  • Rory O'Connor
  • Christins Padesky
  • Shirley Reynolds
  • Dave Richards
  • Kerry Young
  • Jennifer Wild
  • Michael Duffy

Join us this year in Belfast for the unique experience of the first BABCP annual conference to be held in Northern Ireland. It has only taken us 44 years to arrange but you will find out that it will have been well worth the wait.

Belfast is a city that has transformed itself dramatically in recent years into a vibrant, dynamic and exciting European city, with plenty to see and so much to offer. A great cultural heritage and a wealth of Victorian and Edwardian architecture superb hotels, world-class visitor attractions, theatres and award-winning restaurants and fantastic bars. We will be one of the first Conferences to take place in the redeveloped Belfast Waterfront Conference Centre.

Many of you may not have had the chance to explore Northern Ireland before and this conference will give you the opportunity to do so if you extend your stay. Northern Ireland was tipped as a ‘must see’ destination in a recent Lonely Planet Guide and many of its beautiful, unspoiled landscapes are less than 30 minutes drive from the city centre. There are numerous excursions on offer, including
breathtaking tours of the Antrim Coast and Giant’s Causeway, Titanic Belfast, Game of Thrones Tour Building, Titanic boat tours and off-road driving.

The scientific committee has been successful in attracting some great international, European and UK and Irish speakers as you will see from this provisional programme and the Pre-conference workshops are particularly interesting so make sure you register early to guarantee a place.

In true Irish tradition the social programme will be exceptional and will have the hallmark of the hospitality of the Irish Branch who will be welcoming you from the moment you arrive in Belfast. So get moving and register NOW.

Glenn Waller, Chair Conference Scientific Committee
Rod Holland, Chair Conference Organising Committee
Gerard McErlane,
Conference Organising Committee
Paddy Love, Conference Organising Committee

BABCP would like to thank Visit Belfast for all the support and assistance they have given - the decision to bring the conference to Belfast was supported through the Belfast and Northern Ireland Conference Subvention Scheme, jointly funded by Belfast City Council and Tourism Northern Ireland.   Visit Belfast   Belfast City Council

The Conference Organisers are:   For information about the conference please contact:
Rod Holland Conference Organiser   Janine Turner Scientific Programme Administrator
Glenn Waller Chair Scientific Committee   email: info@babcpconference.com

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