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We are delighted to welcome around 450 delegates from 44 countries to this event. We hope you will enjoy your stay with us and find that this conference once again can make a real contribution to our common goals.

The instructions for the Session Chairs are here and now online

We are pleased to say that the scientific programme is now online. It has details of each Plenary, Mini-symposium, oral and poster walk presentations. It include the Chairpersons for each part of the conference. It may be subject to last minute changes of course.

Our conference programme is almost complete and we will publish the detail in the first week of July. You can see a summary on the Conference Programme pages

The Early Bird deadline for registration closes this Wednesday, 31st May. This will save you £80 in fees.

The Scientific committee review of abstracts is now complete and all registered delegates who have submitted their abstracts will be notified by this week.

Abstract submissions are now closed and are being evaluated for inclusion in the conference programme. We have received almost 400 abstracts so thank you to all who have contributed.

The deadline for Abstracts has been extended to the 9th of April

The SCOM conference is now confirmed as one day event to be held alongside EPICOH at the EICC in Edinburgh on Wednesday 30th August. All bookings and abstract submissions are to be made via the EPICOH website.

Abstract Submissions are open. Closing date will be 31st March 2017 and we hope to advise all applicants of their acceptance by the end of April.


For the last seven years, Edinburgh has retained its position as the most popular UK city after London for hosting international association meetings.