RCN Society of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing International conference and exhibition
Developing the talents of orthopaedic and trauma nurses
- 12 September 2013
- - Marriott Glasgow Hotel, 500 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8RR
Developing the talents of orthopaedic and trauma nurses
Help harness the core skills of orthopaedic and trauma practice. With a focus on care and compassion, this conference is about working with patients to aid recovery.
2013 is the Year of Natural Scotland, with the country celebrating its natural assets and outstanding beauty. This conference will take the opportunity to celebrate our talents and consider how we develop them locally, nationally and beyond.
The final announcement will be available in June.
If you have submitted an abstract you will receive an email to confirm the outcome of your paper by Tuesday 11 June.
If your paper has been accepted please ensure you return your abstract presenter acceptance form by Monday 24 June, link below. There is also further information below regarding poster guidelines and intellectual property rights.
If you are an RCN member, you will receive a discount on the majority of RCN Events. If you attend a number of RCN events during the year, the discounts may end up covering the cost of your annual membership.
Where applicable a number of discounts are available for delegates at RCN Events.
To be eligible for any RCN member discount you must include a valid membership number when you book.
If you are not an RCN member, join now to benefit from these and other RCN member discounts. Further details at www.rcn.org.uk
RCN and other professional organisations
If you are a member of the RCN AND a nursing student (pre-registration only), an associate retired RCN member, an HCA or AP you can attend any RCN conference and receive a 40% discount on the conference fee.
If you are an accredited RCN Trade Union Representative, you will receive a 25% discount on the conference fee.
If you book your delegate place over the telephone using your RCN credit card you will receive a £15 discount.
Typically, conference fees of £60.00 or less are not discountable.
The RCN works with a number of professional organisations to deliver conferences and events and there may be instances where members of other organisations are offered the same discounted rates as RCN members. Where this applies details will be listed on the event webpage.
For all new events from August 2012 onwards the group discount will apply to bookings of 3 or more delegates. For bookings of 3 or more delegates to attend an RCN conference, each delegate will receive a 10% discount on their applicable fee, when booked at the same time. Events in place prior to August 2012 will maintain the group discount offer at 6 or more delegates.
Only one discount can be used for each booking, and discounts do not apply to the cost of accommodation or conference dinners.
The Glasgow Marriott Hotel
500 Argyle Street
Tel: 0141 226 557
The nearest airport is Glasgow Airport which is approx. eight miles from the Glasgow Marriott Hotel and approximately 13 minutes by taxi. The fare will cost under £20 but will be higher on public holidays.
There's also a bus service, the number 500, for £3.50 single journey. This takes approximately 40 minutes
The nearest station is Glasgow Central which has direct services to London Euston. It is only 0.6 miles or a ten minute walk away so please see the map for directions when leaving the station. A taxi from the station takes 5 minutes and costs between £4 and £6.
Paid parking is available at the venue please see below for tariff:
Up to 2 Hours £2.00
Up to 4 Hours £4.00
Up to 6 Hours £6.00
Up to 8 Hours £8.00
Up to 12 Hours £10.00
Up to 24 Hours £18.00
Please note that for hotel night guests the parking charge will be £8.00
A map is available to download here (PDF 84.8KB)
Exhibit with the RCN and reach your target audience!
The RCN Orthopaedic & Trauma conference and exhibition provides you with an unrivalled opportunity to connect directly with a significant group of the UK’s leading orthopaedic nurses.
There are a number of ways for you to be involved in the exhibition giving you the opportunity to network and raise your profile within this specialist nursing arena. Packages can be tailored by our sales team to help you achieve specific objectives, so please speak to us about your needs.
For those organisations already attending this event, make the most out of your experience with some top tips for exhibitors.
Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing 2013 Exhibitors
We are delighted to welcome the following exhibitors to this event:
British Orthopaedic Association
National Hip Fracture Database
Please check back for further additions to our exhibition as the event approaches.
Delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation; however we have negotiated special accommodation rates for delegates at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel.
Standard double rooms for sole occupancy are £95 per night, including full Scottish breakfast and VAT.
To book please visit; Glasgow Marriott booking page
Visit www.seeglasgow.com for details of alternative accommodation.
How to book
You can book online for most events or by calling 029 2054 6460 (9.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or by posting your booking form to: Event Registrations, PO Box 2329, Cardiff, CF23 8YZ.
Payment can be made by cheque or credit/debit card. We are unable to invoice. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Royal College of Nursing’. We can accept payment from personal or corporate credit/ debit cards.
You will receive a confirmation of your payment via email, which details the event name and the amount paid to the Royal College of Nursing for the event. If you wish to pay by BACs, please contact Event Registrations on the number above.
We are unable to invoice for RCN events.
There are no free places available at RCN conferences. However, throughout the year there are some events that are free to attend. Please check the individual events’ pages for details of the delegate fees.
Refunds for non-attendance are not available.
Cancellations and substituting places
Cancellations received one full month before the start of the event will be refunded, minus a 25% administration fee. No refunds can be processed after this date.
If you are no longer able to attend the event places can be substituted with the prior knowledge and agreement of RCN Events. If you wish to substitute places, please contact RCN Event Registrations on 029 2054 6460 (9.00am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or email RCNDeventsregistration@rcn.org.uk for a substitution form.
Health care assistants and assistant practitioners
Most of our events are suitable for health care assistants. If you are an RCN member and a health care assistant (HCA), assistant practitioner (AP), or health care support worker you can receive 40% discount on your delegate fee. HCA and AP discounts are not valid on events costing less than £60.00.
Throughout the year the RCN organises conferences and seminars designed specifically to meet the needs of health care assistants, health care support workers and assistant practitioners. These events are included in forthcoming events which is constantly updated.
For events that run for more than one day, the RCN often negotiates discounted rates on accommodation. Where relevant, details of accommodation can be found in the accommodation section of the event webpage.
You may be able to book additional nights accommodation at the discounted rate. Please contact the conference organiser for further information.
Abstract submissions and call for papers
Full guidelines for abstract submissions and calls for papers can be found in the abstract section of the event web page. Particular frequently asked questions regarding poster submission can be found in this poster guidelines document (Word 38KB).
Number of submissions
There is no limit on the number of submissions you can make.
If you are unsure as to whether your paper or poster is suitable for the conference, please contact the conference committee.
Acceptance of submission
Everyone will receive an email confirmation advising them whether the submission has been successful. Please therefore ensure that a current email address is supplied with every submission.
Changes to your submission
If you wish to make changes to your submission you should contact the events organiser for further information. Your acceptance letter will include details of the final date for which changes need to be received by the conference organiser.
If the submission deadline has passed, it may be possible to submit a late paper or poster. You should contact the conference organiser to discuss late submissions.
Queries regarding intellectual property with reference to submissions can be found in intellectual property FAQs (Word 37KB).
All successful presenters must register as a delegate for the conference. In many cases you could be eligible for the member delegate rate. By registering as a delegate you will be able to network with other speakers and delegates, and benefit from the rest of the conference.
Exhibition and sponsorship
If you would like to exhibit at any RCN event, or would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities contact Corporate Relations on 020 7647 3959 or visit the exhibitors section on the event webpage.
Conference and Events Organiser
Royal College of Nursing
20 Cavendish Square
Tel: 020 7647 3579