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Frequently asked questions

+ How do I book my place at the Spring CPD Conference?

Registration will open soon, but in the meantime you can register your interest, and we’ll email you to let you know when this opens. You will then 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 8 April 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 16 April at 07:00 (BST).

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

This event is taking place as a face-to-face event at the ICC Wales.

The conference will be live-streamed for people who wish to attend virtually, through our bespoke virtual event platform.

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

The main conference will take place on 16 – 18 April 2024.

The conference will be held at the ICC Wales, The Coldra, Catsash Rd, Caerleon, Newport NP18 1HQ.

 

+ Will there be social distancing and COVID secure regulations at the event?

We will review government guidelines relating to COVID secure measures in the run-up to the event. We will make all onsite delegates aware prior to coming onsite of any measures that are in place. This could include social distancing, lateral flow testing, or showing your vaccination status before entering the venue.

We will work closely with the venue to ensure fresh-air ventilation is in operation throughout the conference.

We strongly advise for delegates to take a lateral flow test before attending onsite, and to stay at home if they are feeling unwell.

+ 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?

The conference will be available online for the virtual delegates to watch.

The conference will also be recorded and available for 12-months post-event for both face-to-face and virtual delegates to re-watch.

+ 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 your badge was scanned at the registration desk.

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 events@rcem.ac.uk.

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

The catering provided at this event will be meat-free as standard. All catering provided by RCEM will be meat-free as default 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.

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, and individual meat-based catering can be ordered if necessary.

+ I have more questions, who do I contact?

Please contact us at events@rcem.ac.uk with any further questions.



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