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Dr Nikki Mutch, President of the BSHT and the BSHT committee are delighted to announce that the BSHT will be hosting their Annual Scientific meeting in person in Aberdeen in January 2022 at the new and impressive P&J Live (just 5 mins from Aberdeen airport and rail station).

The meeting will take place over two days with an opportunity for early career attendees to meet the evening prior and start making valuable networking connections.  More details to be provided.

The meeting will include the usual plenary talks, clinicians in training session, presentations by emerging fellows and summer students as well as oral communications, posters session and exhibition.

Aberdeen is well connected and is two flights from almost anywhere in the world including 45 UK flights per day.

Located in the city centre, a short 15 minute journey from P&J Live, the railway station connects Aberdeen to the rest of the UK with a wide range of direct connections. Aberdeen is the latest destination in Scotland to benefit from the arrival of the world-class Azuma trains which are transforming travel for customers and communities along the East Coast route.  Board the Caledonian Sleeper from London Euston – which runs 6 nights a week – in the evening and wake up in Aberdeen.

P&J Live work in partnership with many regional and national transport providers to ensure that they can offer the best service and value for delegates travelling to and around Aberdeen. Discounted options and value added services are currently in place with KLM airlines, Loganair, ScotRail, LNER, Caledonian Sleeper and Stagecoach.

Aberdeen is home to the largest concentration of life scientists in the UK and Aberdeen’s Royal Infirmary is one of Europe’s largest single site multi-speciality hospitals.

Why not stay on after the meeting and explore Aberdeen – the Granite city and surrounding areas.  Over half of Aberdeen’s buildings are hewn from the city’s famous Rubislaw Quarry. The famous rock is exported worldwide and provided the raw material for The Houses of Parliament and Westminster Bridge.


Who should attend?

Scientists, clinicians, researchers, laboratory staff

Programme

Plenary speakers confirmed:

Clinical Features of Vaccine-Induced Immune Thrombocytopenia and Thrombosis
Dr Catherine Bagot                       
Department of Haematology, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow                                     

Pathophysiology of trauma induced coagulopathy 
Dr Nikki Curry                                 
Associate Professor of Haematology, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK                        

Thrombus on a chip – modelling the human vasculature
Dr Matthew Harper                      
Department of Pharmacology, Jesus College Cambridge                                                     

Pulmonary vascular immunopathology in COVID-19
Dr James O’Donnell                      
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland                                                                                         

The contact pathway as a target for antithrombotic drugs
Prof Helen Philippou
Professor of Translational Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds

Novel ligands for platelet glycoprotein receptors
Prof Steve Watson
BHF Professor in Cardiovascular Sciences and Cellular Pharmacology, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Birmingham 

Deadlines

Abstract submission deadline: 23:59 hrs – Friday 19 November 2021
Abstract notification of submission outcome: 
by w/e 3 December 2021
Early bird registration deadline: 23:59 hrs Friday 10 December 2021
Cancellation deadline (with refund): Monday 3 January 2022
Joining details email to delegates:
w/c 10 January2022
Meeting:
Wednesday 26 – Friday 28 January 2022

Abstract submission

Abstract submissions are invited for oral presentation at the 2022 meeting.

Abstract submission deadline: 23:59 hrs – Friday 19 November 2021
Abstract notification of submission outcome: 
by w/e 3 December 2021

Registration fees
Early bird up to Mon 3 Jan Standard from 4 Jan onwards
BSHT Members – Full attendance £190 £230
BSHT Members – One day Thursday or Friday attendance £90 £110
Trainees (PhD students, undergraduate students and junior doctors) – Full attendance £150 £180
Trainees (PhD students, undergraduate students and junior doctors) – One day Thursday or Friday attendance £90 £110
Industry professionals (Pharma, diagnostic and other commercial companies) – Full attendance £350 £350
Industry professionals (Pharma, diagnostic and other commercial companies) – One day Thursday or Friday attendance £180 £180
Non members – Scientists and Healthcare professionals who are not BSHT members or trainees – Full attendance £250 £280
Non members – Scientists and Healthcare professionals who are not BSHT members or trainees – One day Thursday or Friday attendance £110 £130

** Registration criteria for trainees:
If you are a student registered for a higher degree (e.g. MPhil, PhD, or MD), a junior doctor or a biomedical scientist in training, evidence of registration or a supporting letter from your head of department or section manager should be provided in all cases.  You can upload the evidence via the registration form.

Event Dinner – Burns Supper (Thursday 27 January)

£35 per person to include a 3 course meal and a half bottle of wine

Accommodation

BSHT have partnered with the Hilton and Aloft hotels (located with just a few minutes walk from P&J Live)

Hilton Aberdeen TECA
East Burn Road, Stoneywood, Aberdeen, AB21 9FX

Bedrooms are double for single occupancy including breakfast and available on Wednesday or Thursday nights
£99 
Why not share the cost – add £10 for a twin room for twin occupancy

Aloft Aberdeen TECA
Gough Burn Crescent, Aberdeen,  AB21 9FY 

Bedrooms are double for single occupancy including continental breakfast and available on Wednesday or Thursday nights
£79
Why not share the cost – add £10 for a twin room for twin occupancy

Keeping the BSHT community Covid safe

The BSHT committee wish to ensure that the meeting will take place in a covid secure environment. The committee will be working together with P&J Live to provide a covid safe environment throughout the meeting.
The BSHT will follow safe best practice and government guidance and will continually review attendance requirements based on available information.
To help keep our educational community safe, and those working on behalf of the venue and other suppliers, currently we request that in person attendees adhere to the below.
Checked by stewards on your arrival at the venue 
(please arrive in good time – we will be opening registration earlier to minimise queuing)
Show proof of double vaccine certification through the NHS app
(this can be either on your smartphone or printed). 
Find out how to obtain your covid pass letter
Undertake a lateral flow test (LFT) 24 hrs prior to arrival and show negative results on entry to the venue
(this can be either a photo of the LFT or the auto notification given if you log your result on the government website)
Report a COVID-19 rapid lateral test result
We appreciate that some attendees may be exempt from the above
(it is important that you notify us in advance if this is the case)

Within P&J Live 

  • Continue to wear a mask during your time in the venue. 
  • Wash hands regularly (anti bac stations are available throughout the venue)
  • Adhere to the social distancing guidance in place at the time 
  • Doors will be open, where possible, to allow for the circulation of fresh air 
  • Please bring your own lanyard to wear during the conference
  • Please bring your own water bottle (water coolers will be available throughout to re-fill your bottles)
Getting to Aberdeen

Aberdeen is well connected and is two flights from almost anywhere in the world including 45 UK flights per day.

Located in the city centre, a short 15 minute journey from P&J Live, the railway station connects Aberdeen to the rest of the UK with a wide range of direct connections. Aberdeen is the latest destination in Scotland to benefit from the arrival of the world-class Azuma trains which are transforming travel for customers and communities along the East Coast route.  Board the Caledonian Sleeper from London Euston – which runs 6 nights a week – in the evening and wake up in Aberdeen.

P&J Live work in partnership with many regional and national transport providers to ensure that they can offer the best service and value for delegates travelling to and around Aberdeen. Discounted options and value added services are currently in place with KLM airlines, Loganair, ScotRail, LNER, Caledonian Sleeper and Stagecoach.

Visiting P&J Live
P&J Live
East Burn Road, Stoneywood, ABERDEEN AB21 9FX

Travelling by air
Logan Air
KLM
Flights from key UK cities to Aberdeen

Travelling by rail
ScotRail
LNER
Caledonian Sleeper

Travelling by road
Stagecoach

Parking:
P&J operate a pay and display system. 
Find out more

Why not extend your stay?

Why not stay on after the meeting and explore Aberdeen – the Granite city and surrounding areas.  Did you know that over half of Aberdeen’s buildings are hewn from the city’s famous Rubislaw Quarry? The famous rock is exported worldwide and provided the raw material for The Houses of Parliament and Westminster Bridge.
Visit Aberdeen

Northern Highlights Pass
A flexible discount pass covering a range of attractions, activities, experiences and tours in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

Other hotels:

Craighaar Hotel 4* is just off the TECA campus (5 minute walk & drive from P&J Live – footpath connecting TECA and Craighaar Hotel).

Travel via Bus

Two bus services run between Aberdeen Railway Station (City Centre) – P&J Live – Aberdeen International Airport

  1. Stagecoach 727 bus: Starts at Aberdeen Railway Station (city centre) – Broad Street (city centre) – P&J Live – Aberdeen Airport. Services start at 0300 and finish at 2330 and are every 10-15 minutes (Monday to Friday). Services are every 30 minutes Saturday/Sunday. https://www.stagecoachbus.com/routes/north-scotland/727/aberdeen-airport-terminal-aberdeen-union-square/xaao727.i
  1. First X27 Service: Aberdeen Railway Station – P&J Live – Aberdeen Airport. This service operates from 0535 to 1730 Monday – Saturday. Please note this service is not as frequent as the Stagecoach 727 bus. https://www.firstbus.co.uk/aberdeen/plan-journey/timetables/?operator=19&service=x27&page=1&redirect=no
Travel via Taxi

A drop-off and pick-up point is situated beside the Taxi rank outside P&J Live 
Please find the following local taxi companies in Aberdeen, please contact them directly to book:

Aberdeen Taxis
T : 01224 200200
E : bookings@aberdeen-taxis.com 
App : Aberdeen Taxis (available on app store and google play)

Rainbow City Taxis
T: 01224 878787
App: uBook by Rainbow City Taxis (available on app store and google play)

ComCab 
T: 01224 353534
E: Bookings@comcab-aberdeen.co.uk
App: Comcab Aberdeen

Central Coaches & Taxis
T: 6am to 5pm call 01224 890089 alternatively 01224 898989
Out of hours call 01224 890089 then select option 2 then select option 2 again
E: sheena.burrows@centralaberdeen.co.uk or enquiries@centralaberdeen.co.uk

Elrick Taxis 
T: 07944550112
W: https://elricktaxi.co.uk/

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