Upcoming Study Events

Below is a  list of upcoming events we think you will be interested in:



31st January

Improving Lives: Supporting Adults with Learning Disabilities

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Manchester Conference Centre
Sackville StM1 3BB United Kingdom


Open Forum Events are delighted to be hosting their inaugural event focusing on the latest developments affecting people with a learning disability in the UK. The Improving Lives: Supporting Adults with Learning Disabilities conference will highlight the issues facing those living with learning disability, with the aim to provide positive insight to challenge and overcome some of the barriers to an improved quality of life.


In the UK there are 1.5million people with a learning disability. In England, 905,000 adults, aged 18+, fall into this category.

In 2011 Panorama exposed the appalling abuse that occurred at Winterbourne View. The government reacted by making a commitment, alongside leading health and social care organisations, to transform the care and improve the lives of those living with a learning disability. Sir Stephen Bubb was commissioned to report and make recommendations as to how to expedite transformation in care provision. The Transforming Care Delivery Plan aims to ensure that people have the right to the same opportunities as anyone else, be treated with the same dignity and respect as any other individual and to live satisfying and valued lives.


The Improving Lives: Supporting Adults with Learning Disabilities event seeks to provide a platform for those working with individuals with learning disabilities to help them gain a greater understanding of how services have progressed since 2011. The conference agenda has been designed to reflect on what impact the transformation programme has had to date and how much more needs to be done to ensure people with learning disabilities are afforded improved opportunities, better care and a superior quality of life. Attendees will hear from a line-up of expert speakers who will discuss challenging topics, debate contentious issues and analyse the way forward. Delegates will gain a true understanding of the current thinking which can be applied and positively contribute to their own circumstances, organisations and working practices to improve the lives of all those touched by learning disability.




17th March

BAA North East Regional Study Day 2017



BAA host regional conferences each year to educate both their members and all those with an interest in audiology, these events are FREE for members and £50 for non members to attend.
Programme will be available soon.
This conference will address the following topics:
Audiology for adults with learning disabilities
Designing a service for adults with learning disabilities
Multidisciplinary working for adults with complex needs
Developments in dementia
Cochlear implant / BAHA / Middle ear implants
This event has an accompanying exhibition where you can keep up to date with the latest products on the market.




16th June to 1st July

The Autism Show

London             16th-17th June
Birmingham     23rd-24th June
Manchester     30th June-1st July


The Autism Show is the national event for autism (including Asperger syndrome), dedicated to the two million people in the UK who live and work with the condition on a daily basis.

This year’s Autism Show in London, Birmingham and Manchester offers more information, advice, products and services than ever before.
At the event you can hear from the UK’s leading autism professionals; discover 100s of products and services; learn practical strategies for the home and classroom; listen to adults on the spectrum talk about their experiences; access specialist advice from clinicians, therapists and solicitors; and interact with, and enjoy, special features such as The Willard Wigan Gallery, Movement Matters, The Sensory Classroom and The Sensory Room.
The Autism Show attracts more than 10,000 parents, carers, professionals and individuals on the autism spectrum.


29th-30th June

The British Society of Audiology Annual Conference

Jun 29th - All Day
Jun 30th - All Day
Organised by the British Society of Audiology, we are delighted to announce that the 2017 annual conference entitled Audiology and the Greater Good, will take place on the 29th and 30th June 2017 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate.
The BSA Annual Conference continues to be the leading UK scientific forum to bring together clinicians and researchers who have an interest in hearing, tinnitus and balance.
This event promises to offer delegates the latest in audiology research, education and expertise, with inspiring speakers and informative sessions.
Registration is now open! For more information visit: https://fitwise.eventsair.com/bsa2017/homepage
Audiology and the Greater Good
The theme, Audiology and the Greater Good, aims to help us to contextualise Audiology, focus on how Audiology fits within the wider experience of someone’s life and consider the impact of what we do. Hot topics this year include exploration of the latest technology and implantable devices, comorbidities, integrated care and Audiology’s relationship with the justice system.
Early bird price valid until 16th February 2017
Abstract Submission Deadline is 6th March 2017
REGISTER NOW at https://fitwise.eventsair.com/bsa2017/homepage




16-17th November

14th BAA Annual Conference and Exhibition

Bournemouth International Centre

Further details will be posted once finalised but put the date in your diary as its likely to be another very popular and informative conference.


Future events will be added here and to the calendar so please check back soon! 

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