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. 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

Tuesday 19th March

  • Pre-congress meetings

Wednesday 20th March

Thursday 21st March

  • Concurrent sessions nursing and medical  
  • The Gala Dinner, 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 - click here to see the Principal Hotel »

Friday 22nd March

  • Concurrent nursing and medical sessions,closing ceremony
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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: