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Annual Scientific Conference - Frequently Asked Questions

+ How do I book my place at the Annual Scientific Conference?

Please click here to start your registration. When registering you will be able to decide whether you want to book a virtual or face-to-face ticket for the conference.

For face-to-face tickets, registration will close on Monday 30 September at 23:59 (BST). Please note, registration may close earlier if the venue capacity has been reached.

For virtual tickets, registration will close on Tuesday 8 October at 07:00 (BST).

+ Is this a face-to-face or virtual event?

This event is taking place as a face-to-face event in Gateshead.
The conference will be live-streamed for people who wish to attend virtually, through our bespoke virtual event platform. Please note, only track one of the conference will be available to access virtually.

+ When and where will the face-to-face event take place?

The main conference will take place on 8 – 10 October 2024. Pre-conference workshops will take place on Monday 7 October 2024.

The conference and pre-conference workshops will be held at The Glasshouse, Gateshead. The full address for the venue is The Glasshouse, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead NE8 2JR.

+ Do I need to download specific software to attend the virtual event?

You do not need to download any software. You will be emailed a login for the virtual event platform, which we recommend you access through an up-to-date version of Google Chrome.

There will also be an app version of the platform available should you wish to download it. To download this, visit either the Apple App Store or Google Play store and search for RCEM Events.

All audience questions for speakers, and any polling will happen via the virtual platform for both onsite and virtual delegates. We, therefore, recommend bringing a smartphone or tablet onsite if you are attending in person to enable you to participate fully in the event.

+ Will the sessions be recorded and available on-demand?

Track 1 of the conference will be available online for the virtual delegates to watch. Tracks 2 and 3 of the conference will not be available for virtual delegates.

Track 1 of the conference will also be recorded and available for 12-months post-event for both face-to-face and virtual delegates to re-watch. Tracks 2 and 3 of the conference will not be available on demand.

+ How do I receive my CPD certificate of attendance?

Certificates will be emailed to all attendees 10 working days after the event.

If you attend face-to-face then this certificate will reflect each day that you had your onsite badge scanned for. Please note, we are only able to provide certificates for those days which you have scanned in for, so do ensure you scan your badge for each day that you attend the conference.

If you attend virtually then this certificate will reflect each day that you signed in to the virtual platform with your personal account.

+ Are young children welcome at the event?

Yes, we welcome young children onsite to our conferences. Parents or carers are welcome to watch the conference from the main conference room with the other delegates.

Alternatively, we have a family room onsite. The conference will be live-streamed into the family room so parents or carers will not miss any conference content when in there. There will be onsite access to a fridge should you wish to store any baby food or breastmilk.

Should you have any further questions about bringing young children to the conference please email

+ Are pre-conference workshops being held virtually or face-to-face?

All pre-conference workshops will be held in-person only.

The pre-conference workshops will take place at The Glasshouse, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead NE8 2JR

+ As a face-to-face delegate, what catering can I expect during the Annual Scientific Conference?

We support meat-free catering as part of RCEM’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2040 or sooner, and as a founding member of the UK Health Alliance for Climate Change. Many delegates support this and request a vegetarian or vegan option for their lunch.

You will be asked if you have any dietary requirements as part of the registration form when booking your place at the conference. All specified dietary requirements will be catered for, including requesting a meat based meal if this is preferred to vegetarian options.

+ I have more questions, who do I contact?

Please contact us at with any further questions.

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