AphA Annual Conference 2019: Delegate Information

Posted : September 19, 2019 - / /

AphA Annual Conference 2019

Main Sponsor:  Qubix


We hope you’re looking forward to the conference next week.

For your information please read the following and respond where necessary.

Let me know if you have any dietary or access requirements.

Name Badges
We are aware that most of you have name/identity badges for work and we are asking if you can wear these to the conference this year.  We are doing this to help reduce waste.  If you do not have a badge please let me know and we will provide one.

Thank you for all your nominations this year.  The judges commented that all entries were superb and selecting the winner was very difficult.  I have listed the three shortlisted (in no particular order!) below with the winner to be announced on the second day of the conference.

AphA Analyst of the Year
Chris Nugent, Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland
Laura Edwards Suarez, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS FT
Sarah Lea-Weston, NHS Devon CCG

AphA Analytical Team of the Year
East Kent Hospitals NHS FT
Business Intelligence, Imperial College Health Partners
Digital Research Environment Team, Great Ormand Street Hospital

Good luck everyone!

In the interests of being green we will not be printing and handing out loads of paperwork at the conference.  The conference agenda, AGM agenda and speaker bios can be downloaded from here https://www.aphanalysts.org/documents/.  Please note that these will NOT be available as hard copy on the day.

Getting to the venue
The address is Hotel Football, 99 Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester M16 0SZ.  This is approximately 5 minutes drive from the M62, 15/20 minutes by taxi from the airport, 15 minutes by tram from Victoria railway station and 30 minutes by tram from Piccadilly railway station.  There is a car park opposite the venue and next to the Premier Inn with limited (89) spaces – you need to go through the green gate.  There is a drop off point outside the venue if required.

Drinks reception
One of our sponsors, Insource are kindly hosting a drinks reception for all on the evening of Wednesday 25 September.  This will be held in ‘Heaven’ which is the roof terrace (covered!) at Hotel Football between 5.30pm and 7.30pm.  This will provide an excellent networking opportunity and we very much hope you will join us.

Please let me know by close of play on Monday 23 September if you have any questions you would like raised at the AGM.

We will be using Sli.do at the conference so please feel free to download the app onto your smart phone.  We will advise the code for the conference nearer the day.

Please tweet using #aphaconf2019.

If there is anything else you need to know or we can help you with please contact Val on the email or phone below.

We’re looking forward to seeing you very soon.


Paul Stroner, AphA CEO
Val Perigo. AphA 
Business Manager

07387 975110