Delegate information

Please find details below for the conference.

Please direct any queries to Profile Productions on 020 3725 5840 or e-mail:


The ABS conference app can be downloaded from your app store. It includes programme information, a ‘my schedule’ facility, speaker information, delegate list and exhibitors list. You can also view the abstracts and electronic posters.

Conference sessions will take place on the Upper Level of the ACC and can be accessed via the escalators or lift.

The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland have awarded 5 points per day for this two-day conference. Delegates will be e-mailed after the conference with information about how to download their certificate of attendance from the ABS website.

A delegate list is available on the conference app. This includes the names of delegates who have consented to have their details uploaded. Other delegates can add their details during the conference by clicking on the Delegate List Registration tab on the app. The password for delegates to access the delegate list will be printed in the conference handbook.

The link to the online evaluation form is here. We would welcome your feedback on this event.

Located in the Exhibition Hall the Live lounge will offer delegates the chance to listen in to sessions from Hall 1A as well as attend the oral paper sessions.

The oral paper sessions will also include a facilitated Q&A with the authors. Please see the full oral paper sessions programme here.

Refreshments and lunch are included in your registration and will be served in the exhibition. If you have told us you have specific dietary requirements, please visit the dedicated catering point.

The electronic posters will be available to browse throughout the conference in Exhibition Hall 2 on large screens and via the app.

There will be an additional poster viewing session in the Exhibition Hall, Hall 2 on Monday 16th May from 17.00 – 18.45.

The registration desk will be located on the ground floor of the ACC. Come in the main entrance (Cityside entrance).

The desk will be open from 08:00 on Monday and Tuesday. Please visit the desk on arrival to pick up your badge. 

Early Registration

To avoid the queues on Monday morning you can register early and collect your badge on Sunday 15th May between 4 and 6pm. Please remember to bring your badge to each day of the conference. 

Please be aware your bag may be checked on arrival at the ACC. This is now standard security practice at most UK venues.

Poster viewing

There will be an additional poster viewing session in the Exhibition Hall, Hall 2 on Monday 16th May from 17.00 – 18.45

Annual Dinner

The ABS Annual Dinner, this will take place at the Rum Warehouse, part of the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool with a welcome reception starting at 7.30pm for an 8pm dinner. Attendees must have bought a ticket in advance to attend the dinner. The dress code is lounge suits.

Coaches will depart from the ACC Liverpool from the Lower Riverside between 7.00pm and 7.25pm.

A Taxi Marshal and hotel staff will be available to assist guests to call a taxi after the dinner and Uber taxis are also readily available in Liverpool.

The conference will take place at the ACC Liverpool. Please click here for further information including venue and location information to assist you with your travel arrangements. 



There is a cloakroom for general use on the ground floor of the ACC. Additional space will be made available for luggage on Tuesday. The cloakrooms are always attended by a member of ACC staff; please note, however, that items are left at your own risk. 

Feeding room

Organiser’s Room 1, located on the Ground Floor of the ACC can be used as a quiet space for feeding. Please ask at the Registration desk should you wish to access this room. 

Prayer room

Organiser’s Room 2, located on the Ground Floor of the ACC is available as a quiet space for prayer. Please ask at the Registration desk should you wish to access this room. 


Webcasts of most of the presentations will be available in due course on the ABS website for members to view.

Delegates can use the free venue wi-fi. Log on to ACC wi-fi network for access.