About the Congress

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The Congress

I am delighted on behalf of the British Association of Neuroscience Nurses (BANN) to invite national and international neuroscience colleagues to the 11th European Association of Neuroscience Nurses (EANN) Congress in Manchester UK.

This unique event is in partnership with the Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS) and we hope that this collaboration will inspire more such events in the future. The Congress is appropriate for any Nursing, Medical or AHP colleagues who come into contact with neuroscience patients and will cover a wide range of subjects. We welcome non EANN / SBNS / BANN members to this event.

There will be Keynote Lectures to be held as plenary by international experts in the field of neuroscience nursing and neurological surgery. Speakers have been chosen based on their expertise in their respective areas. Read more here » 

It is a fantastic opportunity for colleagues from around the world to network and share neuroscience knowledge and clinical excellence. We look forward to seeing you there!

Anne Preece (President BANN), Neal Cook (President EANN)
and Paul May (President SBNS)

Click here for travel and accommodation information »

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Programme outline

Please ensure that you wear your ID badge at all times.

Tuesday 19th March

  • Pre-congress meetings

Wednesday 20th March

  • Congress opens, joint sessions all day to be held in the Exchange Auditorium - click here to view this state-of-the art facility ».
  • Welcome Reception in Exchange Hall - this event is an excellent opportunity to meet the hosts, catch up with old colleagues, make new friends and to network with sponsors. The entrance fee, food and drink are included in your registration fee. Dress code is smart casual.

Thursday 21st March

  • Concurrent sessions nursing and medical  
  • The Gala Dinner (excellent food fine wines and entertainment), will be held in the Ballroom, Principal Manchester a magnificent, terracotta Grade II listed building, dating back to 1890, when it first opened as the Refuge Assurance Company headquarters. The ballroom, formally the Refuge dining room, is the largest hotel ballroom in the region, and combines Victorian décor with modern sophistication with its own private bar. Please book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited and this will be a popular event. Dress Code is Smart- click here to see the Principal Hotel »

Friday 22nd March

  • Concurrent nursing and medical sessions, closing ceremony

On the afternoons of Tuesday & Friday we have arranged a number of interesting visits to give you a chance to see more of the Mancheter area - read more here »

pdf icon For a more detailed draft programme (as of 13 February 2019) please click here »

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The venue

Manchester Central Convention Complex is an exhibition and conference centre converted from the former Manchester Central railway station opened in July 1880. The structure has a distinctive arched roof with a 64-metre span - the second-largest railway station roof span in the United Kingdom, and was granted Grade 2 listed building status in 1963:

Central Station

It was renovated as an exhibition centre (G-Mex) in 1982 and in 2007 it was refitted and renamed Manchester Central to host conferences and exhibitions. The facilities include: the purpose-built 804-seat Exchange Auditorium; the 1800m² exhibition, conference or 1200-capacity dining space Exchange Hall; the 10,000m² column-free and divisible Central Hall and a range of smaller state-of-the-art conference and meeting rooms:

Manchester central



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The City of Manchester

Manchester achieved city status in 1853 and is one of the most exciting cities to visit in the UK at the moment. It is known as the birthplace of the industrial revolution and has a proud history in science, politics, music, art and sport. Recent massive investment in the city now combines this heritage with a progressive vision for a modern 21st century city with something to appeal to everyone.

Manchester skyline

Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, England, with a population in excess of 530,000. It lies within the United Kingdom's second-most populous urban area with a population of 2.55 million.

While visiting Manchester

A useful souces of information is https://www.visitmanchester.com which is updates constantly with the latest information on what’s on, ideas of what to see and do and other useful information for visitors. More specifically you may wish to consider: