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Glasgow is easily reached from all parts of the UK with excellent road links and frequent trains. Glasgow International Airport is located just 15 minutes drive (8 miles/13 kilometres) from the city centre with frequent domestic services to London and other UK destinations. For those travelling from further afield, there are direct, scheduled flights to over 30 international destinations within Europe, North America and beyond. Combined with Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport, both less than one hour away, there are direct flights from many European cities including the key hubs of Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt and Paris. A railway station is adjacent to Glasgow Prestwick Airport with regular direct trains to the city centre.

Registration, Accommodation and Flight Booking

You can now register for the convention here and also book your accommodation here. Flight bookings will be available soon.

Passports and Visas

A valid passport is required for entry into the United Kingdom. Please consult the British Consulate nearest to you for specific details and visa requirements well in advance of your travel arrangements. Click here for further information


The registration fees do not include the insurance of participants against personal accidents, sickness, and cancellations by any party, theft, loss or damage to personal possessions. Participants are advised to take out adequate personal insurance to cover travel, accommodation, cancellation and personal effects.


The official Convention language is English

Letters of Invitation

Delegates requiring a letter of invitation to attend the Convention should click here where they will be asked to complete a form regarding their personal details, an invitation letter will then be generated and emailed to the delegate.

Please note that a letter of invitation will be provided to assist delegates in obtaining a visa or permission to attend the Convention and should not be considered as an official invitation covering fees and other expenses.


There will be a full and diverse Scientific Programme presented over the course of the Convention please click here for further information.

Important Deadlines

May 2011 First Call for Abstracts
July 2011 Second Call for Abstracts
July 2011 Online Abstract Submission Open
September 2011 Final Call for Abstracts
October 2011 Online Registration Open
1 November 2011 Closing Deadline
Late January 2012 Notification of abstract acceptance
March 2012 Early Bird Registration Deadline


July is the height of the summer in Glasgow and although the weather can be pleasant in this month, it is can be unpredictable and delegates should be prepared for rainfall. The average temperature is 16°C at this time of year.
Glasgow - Climate
Glasgow - Weather Forecast


English will be the official language for the Convention however, there will be plenty of voluntary support on hand to assist with translation requirements.


All best endeavours will be made to present the programme as printed. However, the Convention hosts and secretariat reserve the right to alter or cancel, without prior notice, any arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly to the Convention, for any cause beyond its reasonable control. The Convention hosts and secretariat are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such alteration. In the event of cancellation of the Convention all pre-paid fees will be refunded in full. However, the Convention hosts and its agents are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such cancellation. Delegates are advised to take out their own travel insurance and to extend their policy to cover personal possessions as the Convention does not cover individuals against cancellation of bookings or theft or damage to belongings. Tours may be subject to cancellation should minimum numbers not be achieved.

  • Registration.  Open October 2011
  • Exhibition & Sponsorhsip

Diamond Sponsor

  • The Coca Cola Company

Publications Sponsor

  • Routledge