ILAE British Branch 18th SpR Teaching Weekend

Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 September 2021 ∙ Birmingham, UK

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VENUE

Teaching & Learning Building

Located on the Green Heart in the centre of the Birmingham University campus
Postcode: B15 2SB

The new Teaching & Learning Building is located in the heart of the Birmingham University campus. Opened in February 2020, the new facility comprises a superb suite of contemporary lecture theatres, meeting rooms, and open areas designed to support learning and communication, all of which provides the perfect backdrop for our teaching weekend.

There is level access, lift, and sloped walkaways, wide entrances to meeting rooms and theatres and there is also free high-speed WiFi throughout the building.

Lecture Theatre

Our main teaching sessions will take place in one of the spacious, purpose-built lecture theatres, which provide a bright, engaging space for learning with comfortable, well-laid out seating and with built-in power sockets (standard & USB) on all of the desks for charging your laptops and mobile devices.

The parallel sessions will be located in the smaller meeting rooms which are situated close to the lecture theatre and we will make use of the refectory and spacious breakout areas for our breaks and lunches during the meeting.

ACCOMMODATION

Edgbaston Park Hotel

53 Edgbaston Park Road
Birmingham
B15 2RS

Accommodation is offered at the Edgbaston Park Hotel, which is a 4-star, contemporary hotel located just 5 minutes’ walk from the Teaching & Learning building.

Opened in 2018, the Edgbaston Park Hotel provides all of the facilities and amenities you would expect of a modern 4-star property, including private en-suite accommodation for all guests in double or twin rooms that are fully equipped with air conditioning, LED TV, laptop safe, iron & ironing board, hair dryers and free access to the hotel’s indoor swimming pool and fitness centre.

Parking is available in the hotel’s own multi-storey car park and is free of charge to hotel guests.

The registration fee includes accommodation on Sat 18 Sept and breakfast on Sunday morning which is served in the hotel restaurant.

Since the meeting commences at 10.00 on Sat 18 Sept, a limited number of rooms are available at the hotel on Fri 17 Sept for those who wish to avoid a lengthy commute on the Saturday morning.

This advance accommodation is charged at a standard rate of £100.00 (inc breakfast) in addition to the registration fee detailed below. Kindly note that all accommodation is offered on a first come, first served basis.

TRAVEL & PARKING

All parking is located at the University’s North East Car Park on Pritchatts Road which is immediately opposite the Edgbaston Park Hotel.

This car park will be used by hotel residents and by those who choose to commute to the meeting each day and is free of charge to everyone attending the meeting.

The car park postcode is B15 2SA.

TRAVELLING BY CAR

Approaching from the north west or south east along the M6:

Leave at Junction 6 (signposted Birmingham Central) to join the A38 (M). Continue on the A48, then take the B4127. Turn left onto Wheeley’s Lane then continue straight until you reach the hotel (on your right).

Approaching from the M42 north:

Leave at Junction 8 to join the M6 northbound and follow the instructions above.

Approaching from the south west:

Leave the M5 at Junction 4 signposted Birmingham SW to join the A38.

Approaching from the M40:

From Junction 3A, head west on the M42. At Junction 3 take the A435 exit (Birmingham South).

TRAVELLING BY TRAIN

Birmingham University is the only UK university to have its own railway station on campus, known as ‘University Station’, making travel by train a convenient option for many.

University Station is only two stops from Birmingham New Street where you can travel from locations all across the country. The journey between the University and Birmingham New Street takes approximately eight minutes. For all timetable information visit National Rail Enquiries.

It is approximately 8-10 minutes’ walk from University Station to the Teaching & Learning Building and around 15 minutes’ walk to the Edgbaston Park Hotel.

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REGISTRATION & FEES

The standard registration fee to attend the meeting is £295.00.

The registration fee includes:

• Accommodation at Edgbaston Park Hotel on Sat 18 Sept breakfast on Sunday morning
• Attendance at all lectures and parallel sessions
• Lunch and refreshments throughout the weekend
• An electronic copy of the latest version of the Epilepsy Teaching Notes