Registration for DEMEC 2021 is now closed

With social distancing in mind, face to face places at the conference will be limited and are being released on a first registered, first offered basis.

Registration includes access to a wealth of programme sessions, plenary speakers, expo, posters and networking.

For face to face attendees the fee also includes daily refreshment breaks, buffet lunch and attendance at a welcome reception on Monday (all provided in a covid secure environment)

All fees include VAT at the prevailing rate.

Join the DEMEC 2021 community

Network with colleagues and meet new connections – unite with the 1400 registered to date
Now only virtual attendance available

Missed a session on the day?
Catch up on demand for 3 months following DEMEC
(allow up to 48 hrs for livestream session upload following the conference)

Registration Fees

Face to face standard full 2 day rate £ 400
Face to face standard - 1 day rate (Select Monday or Tuesday) £ 235
Face to face **students - postgraduate / undergraduate / clinical + medical trainees - 2 day rate £ 250
Face to face **students - postgraduate / undergraduate / clinical + medical trainees - 1 day rate (Select Monday or Tuesday) £ 140
Face to face commercial 2 day rate £ 500
Face to face commercial 1 day rate - (select Monday or Tuesday) £ 280
Virtual attendees - full 2 day rate £ 175
Virtual attendees - student 2 day rate £ 70
Virtual attendees - commercial 2 day rate £ 400

** Students must support their registration with a letter from your Head of Department confirming your status. The letter can be scanned and emailed as a pdf file Here. This must be received on the same day that you complete your registration to attend.

No discounts are available for 2021.


DEMEC have negotiated rates at some hotels all located within a short walking distance of Manchester Central.
Face to face attendees can book accommodation during registration (when face to face attendance becomes openly available).

Keeping the DEMEC community covid secure

As stated on the DEMEC website homepage, DEMEC’s planning committee representing all the stakeholders wish to ensure that for those attending in person in December that DEMEC will take place in a covid secure environment.
DEMEC will be working together with Manchester Central to provide a covid safe environment throughout the DEMEC conference.
DEMEC 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.

Effectiveness of public health measures in reducing the incidence of covid-19, SARS-CoV-2 transmission, and covid-19 mortality: systematic review and meta-analysis. View article here

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)

Test and Trace

On arrival you will be asked to scan the bar code for Test and Trace

Within Manchester Central

Continue to wear a mask during your time in Manchester Central
Wash hands regularly (anti bac stations are available throughout the venue)
Adhere to the social distancing guidance in place at the time (we will be limiting attendance to 50% capacity)
Doors will be open, where possible, to allow for the circulation of fresh air
Outdoor space (uncovered) will be available for your use during the breaks accessible via the upper foyer
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)


Notification of cancellation must be sent, in writing, to the meeting secretariat.
Cancellations will be accepted until Friday 15 October 2021 with a refund of all pre-paid fees.

No refund for cancellations will be made after this date, but substitutions can be made.

Invoices and Purchase Order numbers

If you request an invoice this will be generated from NACT UK
L15 Bletchley Business Campus, 1-9 Barton Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes. MK2 3HU

01908 272898
[email protected]

Please ensure Purchase Order numbers are made out to NACT UK.

Final joining details

These will be dispatched by mid November.

For full details of the conference Terms & Conditions please click her

Transitions matter: The theory, research and practice of transitions in medical education

Transitions matter. They provide opportunities for intense learning but are also challenging. Drawing on the literature and her team-based research on medical education transitions, Charlotte will talk about: (i) What transitions are; (ii) How transitions can be researched; and (iii) How medical students and trainees can be helped to navigate transitions.

Professor Charlotte Rees
Head of School of Health Sciences
University of Newcastle
NSW, Australia

Building high performance healthcare teams – culture, relationships and translational simulation

Improving teamwork and shaping culture in healthcare is easy to say, but hard to do.
Team training, catchy communication acronyms, and off-site team building might not realise the promise of high performing teams in the complex environment of 21st century healthcare.
Maybe simulation offers more than we think – if used with agility – to explore work environments and the people in them, to test better systems or practices, and to embed ‘best practice’ once we know what that is.
And maybe simulation can actually shape culture, and help high performing healthcare teams get better, together.

Professor Victoria Brazil
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Simulation
Gold Coast Health Service, Queensland, Australia



Invoicing to your department/organisation is ONLY available up to Monday 1 November 2021 otherwise payment must be made by another method, either bank transfer or credit card. Please ensure that a Purchase Order number is provided with your booking in order to expedite payment.  Invoices will be generated by NACT UK.

Bank transfer charges must be covered by the delegate in addition to the delegate fee due.

Credit card payments are only available ON LINE.

Non-payment of your registration fee prior to the conference will result in your registration being rejected unless otherwise agreed with the organisers in writing.

The organisers will not be held liable for loss of registration forms if sent by post. Please do call and check with the organisers if you believe your form has not been received.

Please contact the conference office if you wish to make a group booking. [email protected]

Discounts are not available for group bookings.
Please refer to the notes above regards invoicing or payment by other methods.
Please refer to the notes below regards amendments to registration and notifications of cancellation.

Any amendments must be submitted, in writing, to the meeting organisers and can be made up to Monday 8 November 2021.
No charge will be made for amendments to registration for name changes or substitutions.

Notification of cancellation must be sent, in writing, to the meeting secretariat.
Cancellations will be accepted until Friday 15 October 2021 with a refund of all pre-paid fees.
No refund for cancellations will be made after this date, but substitutions can be made.

Guests may NOT attend the conference plenary or parallel sessions, poster sessions, exhibition or welcome reception.

These will be emailed by early November.


All best endeavours will be made to present the programme as detailed. However, the conference organisers and the organising committee and its agents reserve the right to alter or cancel without prior notice, any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly to the meeting, exhibition or social events, for any cause beyond its reasonable control.

The conference organisers and the organising committee and its agents are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such alteration.

In the event of conference cancellation of the meeting all pre-paid fees will be re-funded in full. However, the meeting organisers and the organising committee and its agents are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such a cancellation. In particular, the organisers will not be liable to refund any travel or hotel costs incurred by delegates or their partners.

Delegates are strongly advised to take out comprehensive travel insurance to cover personal possessions as the conference does not cover individuals against cancellation of bookings or theft or damage to belongings.

The conference organisers will hold and process your personal details on our database. This information is necessary for the legitimate management of this event, which may include it being available to any organising/exhibiting company.

The database will be transferred to the property of the host organisations once the conference has concluded. If you wish your details to be removed from our database, you may write to us at any time.

By agreeing to the above terms and conditions you have formed a commitment to attend DEMEC 2021 which can only be cancelled by the deadline outlined for cancellations of Friday 15 October 2021.

The importance of generalist skills for multimorbidity patient care

The proportion of patients with two or more medical conditions continues to increase. The majority of over 75s now have 3 or more conditions and almost one in five 40-69 year olds have at least 2 conditions. This trend remains a challenge to the entire medical profession. Whilst greater specialisation, particularly in secondary care, has improved clinical outcomes for individual conditions, generalist skills are becoming increasingly important when faced with patients with multiple long-term conditions. Shifting back to maintaining and celebrating generalism in the medical workforce is critical to respond to the changing pattern to health and disease in the population.

Professor Chris Whitty
Chief Medical Officer
Department of Health and Social Care, London, UK

AoME Calman lecture and awards ceremony

In its 15th year the Academy of Medical Educators is thrilled that the Calman lecture will be delivered by the man in whose honour it is held. Sir Ken will be discussing his life and career with members of AoME’s Developing Medical Educators Group. This is sure to be a fascinating, edifying and thought provoking discussion. Sir Ken’s insistence on the need for structure and recognition in medical education led directly to the founding of the Academy and the development of the Professional Standards for Medical Educators.

Professor Sir Kenneth Calman

Co-chairs: Dr Jamie Fisher and Dr Lewis Hendon-John

Awards presented by Dr Jamie Read