BACCN Conference 2021 old

As we’re coming towards the end of 2020 we will all be looking forward once more to a new year with its promises of new beginnings and a fresh start.  I’m sure I’m not the only one that hopes that there will soon be light of the end of the tunnel with regards to the global pandemic and its effects on us in both a professional capacity but even more so on our day-to-day lives.

In September we were one of the first organisations to embrace the virtual world with a very successful 35th BACCN Conference! I want to once again give thanks to LINET,  our main conference partner, alongside all our other corporate partners and industry sponsors that took that leap of faith with us and supported us in delivering a high class virtual event. It was fantastic to see how many of you embraced the challenge to present the work you did remotely and like every year you made the conference the success it was – so once again a big thank you to all that presented across the two days.

Earlier this year, it was with great anticipation that we announced our first joint BACCN and IACCN conference, with the theme of “Critical Care across the world: Breaking down barriers”, to take place in Belfast 2021. However, as times continue to be uncertain and changes in restrictions being announced regularly, it has become increasingly difficult to see how we would be able to deliver the kind of conference we foresee for this joint venture in the next 10-12 months. Therefore, alongside our IACCN colleagues, we once again made the difficult decision to delay our joint BACCN/IACCN Conference until 2022 when we can do this justice with a full face-to-face conference without restrictions.

The BACCN Conference team in conjunction with the National Board are currently reviewing the options available for the 2021 annual conference in the aim to deliver our usual high quality event in the best and safest way possible. Watch this space for further updates!

In the meantime, why not relive this year’s virtual conference by visiting #BACCNConf2020 Revisited

Karin Gerber
BACCN Conference Director