Meeting Update

Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the uncertainty over the next few months, the convenors of BIOSCON have made the difficult decision to postpone the meeting (scheduled for the 10th & 11th July).

For those who have already registered, the fee will be refunded onto your card within 5 working days. We would advise you to cancel any accommodation you may have booked as soon as possible.

We will be running the meeting in the future, as soon as we have confirmed dates, we will of course let you know.

We deeply regret any inconvenience caused by the cancellation and we share your disappointment, but we believe this is the most responsible course of action to protect the health and well-being of attendees and the patients they serve, presenters, exhibitors, staff, vendors and all those engaged in the conference

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Croeso Cardiff / Welcome to Cardiff and Wales!

We are delighted to host the annual conference of the British Indian Orthopaedic Society in July. The 1.5 day BIOSCON conference is being held in the vibrant Capital of Wales, Cardiff on the 10th & 11th July 2020.

We have put together an educational programme which we hope will appeal to all those who attend.

The scientific programme will start on the Friday 10th July starting at midday with lunch and finish on Saturday 11th of July at 5.30pm.

We hope to inaugurate the Conference at the hands of the Rt Hon Vaughan Gething, Health Minister for Wales (pictured right).

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Rt Hon Vaughan Gething

Accommodation

Premier Inn Cardiff Bay

A bedroom at Premier Inn Cardiff Bay

Thyme Resturant at Premier Inn Cardiff Bay

We have negotiated a discounted rate at the Premier Inn at Cardiff Bay.

We can book rooms at the Premier Inn Cardiff Bay, for you through the on line booking form. The hotel is just a short walk from the conference centre. The rates are £84.50 B&B per night (single occupancy) on Friday evening and £94 B&B (single occupancy) on Saturday night. Any rooms not booked by Monday 8th June will be released, after which time you will need to contact the hotel directly, rooms and prices will be subject to availability.

Future Inn Cardiff Bay

A bedroom at Future Inn Cardiff Bay

Inside the Future Inn Cardiff Bay

The Future Inn also has rooms available (this is where the partner activities take place). To book these you need to contact the hotel directly. Guests need to call 02920 487111 and speak with reservations quoting Block ID 445990. Agreed rates are £82 B&B single occupancy and £94 double occupancy on Friday 10th July and £113.00 Room only single or double occupancy on Saturday 11th July (Breakfast from £12 per person).

Parking

On Friday 10th July – There are limited spaces available at Cardiff County Hall.
Alternatively, if you are staying at the Premier Inn or the Future Inn, there is parking available at the hotel.
The alternative is the Red Dragon Centre Car Park opposite the venue.
Car parking on Saturday will also be available at Cardiff County Hall and is free.

The AGM for the BIOS members will be immediately after the end of the Conference on the Saturday in the Council Chamber.

The Spouse and Children Programme

There is a range of activites planned on the Saturday 11th July 2020. The Coach will leave at 9.30am from the County Hall, taking guests to the Big Pit National Coal Museum and will return back for lunch at Cardiff County Hall. Please note accompanying children be 1m tall.

For those children less than 1m there is an opportunity to visit Techniquest Wales. This needs to be booked directly.

There is a pampering session of “Hair and Nails” for the spouses planned at the Future Inn from 2.30pm onwards. Refreshments will be provided. The cost of the Spouse Programme is separate and will be confirmed soon.

The dinner for the Friday, all day refreshments on the Saturday and evening dinner will be provided by Rotiwala from London.

Charity Organisation for the conference is the World Orthopaedic Concern who will have a stall next to registration and a raffle will be held throughout the two days for prize tickets.

 

Designated Charity Partner

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Evening programs

Both evening functions take place at Cardiff County Hall.

FRIDAY 10TH JULY:

Drum Jam

Come and enjoy an hour of African drum team building fun with Drum Jam followed by an informal buffet dinner of mouth-watering Indian Street Food.

SATURDAY 11TH JULY:

Rt Hon Prof Mark Drakeford

The Gala Banquet will be graced by the First Minister for Wales, the Rt Hon Prof Mark Drakeford.

Guests can look forward to an evening of entertainment and dancing until the early hours.

Trainees:
Friday – GBP 75.00
Saturday – GBP 100.00
Fri & Sat – GBP 150.00

BIOS member:
Friday – GBP 100.00
Saturday – GBP 125.00
Fri & Sat – GBP 200.00

Non member:
Friday – GBP 125.00
Saturday – GBP 150.00
Fri & Sat – GBP 250.00

Physio or GP:
Friday – GBP 50.00
Saturday – GBP 75.00
Fri & Sat – GBP 100.00

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Cardiff Bay attraction

Cardiff Bay attraction

Wales Millennium Centre

Wales Millennium Centre

Cardiff Arts Centre

Cardiff Bay Arts Centre

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle