When is the SCTS Annual Meeting 2020 taking place?
Sunday 22nd March – Tuesday 24th  March 2020.

Where is the SCTS Annual Meeting 2020?
ICC WALES -International Conference Centre WalesThe Coldra, Catsash Rd, Caerleon, Newport NP18 1HQ

Venue information. 

What are the opening and closing times of registration?

Saturday 21st March                5pm -7pm

Sunday 22nd  March                8am -6pm

Monday 23rd March                8am -5pm

Tuesday 24th March                9am -12pm

What are the opening and closing times of the Meeting?

You can view the full programme in January 2020

How do I register to attend the SCTS Annual Meeting?

You need to register online. Please click here for the booking form.

How much does a registration cost?
You can view registration prices here.

Can I cancel my tickets?
Cancellation Policy: There will be a 25% admin charge if you wish to cancel your registration. You will be able to cancel your book until 4 weeks before the conference, meaning that after the 9th February you will not be able to cancel your booking.

What are the prizes?

To view prizes please click here. 

I am speaking at the conference and want to check my presentation. Where do I go?
You will need to go to the Speaker Preview Room to check your presentation.

Will catering be provided?
Yes. We will providing catering throughout the conference. Sunday lunch bags will be provided at the lunchbox sessions. Monday and Tuesday there will be catering pick up points in the exhibition hall where you can grab a lunch bag. Also there will be a morning and afternoon tea and coffee breaks.

Are there any social activities?
Yes, We are holding a very first SCTS charity run on  Saturday 21st March. The run will be 5KM and will start at 4pm from the ICC venue foyer. The run is for all levels of fitness. It is free to join and SCTS will donate £10 to the Welsh Hearts Charity per runner. For Details please email sctsadmin@scts.org

The Welcome Reception will take place on Sunday 22nd March in the main exhibition hall.

The exhibition will open with an extended welcome reception. We will be providing drinks, canapes and entertainment. The welcome reception will take place from 5pm – 8pm

The SCTS Annual Dinner will take place on Monday 23rd  March at The Exchange Hotel Cardiff. The theme is the Great Gatsby! Price includes transport from venue, welcome drink reception, 3 course dinner, wine and entertainment. Tickets are for sale at £65.00 each and can be purchased when registering for the meeting

Address: The Exchange Hotel, 4-5 Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff CF10 5FQ

Dress code: Gatsby 1920s

Please note you will need a ticket to access the dinner so please bring this with you.

Transport to the dinner will be leaving the ICC venue.

Is there an App?
Please download the SCTS App by searching ‘SCTS 2020’

This year we have downsized our printed programme so we strongly suggest you download the app.

Will there be WIFI at the venue?
There will be free Wi-Fi throughout the whole of the meeting.

Is there a Prayer Room?
Yes. Please ask at the registration desk.

Do I get a certificate of attendance?
Yes, you will be emailed a link after the conference. You will need to take part in a short survey to receive your electronic certificate. The conference can earn delegates up to 18CPD points.

Is there a lead hotel?

Our lead hotel is the Celtic Manor Resort which has now sold out of rooms.

There are also hotel rooms at Coldra Court 5 mins away or in the nearby town Newport.

There is a shuttle bus service which leaves from the ICC Wales venue. The route will transport delegates door-to-door from Newport bus and rail stations to ICC Wales in just 25 minutes and will run initially as an hourly service from 6.25am-6.35pm

Download Bus timetable here.

SCTS (Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery In Great Britain and Ireland are delighted to confirm MICE Concierge Ltd are our trusted official accommodation and concierge service for SCTS 2020.

MICE Concierge will be providing an enhanced service for all attendees to help ensure you are well looked after whilst you are in Wales. As our trusted supplier, they have exclusive accommodation rates at all hotels surrounding ICC Wales, and will ensure you receive the best experience and most importantly the best rates.

We advise you to book through the official channel as the service is supported by the event; you will get the best rates and by staying in one of the accredited hotels you will be with other delegates and will therefore be able to network/socialise more to get the most out of the event.

To view all exclusive rates and to book online, please click here; https://www.miceconcierge.com/events/scts2020

Alternatively, if you would like to reach out to MICE Concierge Ltd direct, please feel free to contact Sophia Pyne on +44 (0) 1438 908770 or email hello@miceconcierge.com  and a member of the team will be happy to assist.

Is there parking at the venue?
Yes, there is a car park with 700 underground parking spaces with direct access to the main atrium.

How will I receive my ticket for registration?
Your confirmation barcode will be emailed to you just before the conference. You will need to scan the barcode when you arrive at one of our printers to receive your badge.

I have a question about my registration who do I contact?
For registration queries please contact Isabelle Ferner sctsadmin@scts.org

My Hospital will be paying for my registration, what is the process?
If your hospital is paying for your registration please register online up to the payment page and contact Tilly Mitchell tilly@scts.org who will raise an invoice.

Can I take photos at the conference?
Yes, you can take photos at the conference. You can also post on social media. Don’t forget to use our hashtag  #SCTS2020

When is the next SCTS Annual Meeting?
Next year the SCTS Annual Meeting will be held at Belfast Waterfront 13th -16th March 2021