Millbrook Medical Conferences has reached an exciting milestone as it celebrates three decades of organising first-class medical education.

Millbrook Medical Conferences (Millbrook) was established in 1992 by Managing Director Fiona McDonald during her maternity leave after realising a need for the service whilst working within the NHS as a secretary.

Fast forward 30 years and Millbrook is a multi-award-winning business that serves healthcare professionals worldwide by ensuring the delivery of high-quality education through its range of in-person, virtual and hybrid conferences.

Millbrook has received many accolades since its inception, most recently in October 2022 when it was named as a finalist within the ABPCO Excellence Awards for the Best Legacy Award. The nomination focuses on the legacy and impact Millbrook and Fiona has and continues to have on medical education. Wish Millbrook luck when the winners are announced on Friday, 9 December at Birmingham ICC!

In the lead up the anniversary, the Millbrook team were working behind the scenes (and did very well to keep schtum!) to create a special 30th birthday video for Fiona. The Millbrook team reached out to Fiona’s previous colleagues, family, and friends old and new, and were overwhelmed with the response. The aim was to get 30 people to record a short congratulatory message, which were all collated into one long lovely video. Before setting off to the capital for a fun-filled evening, the team shared the video with Fiona over a glass of fizz, who was bowled over by the messages of thanks and well wishes.

The 20-minute video featuring the Millbrook team, Adrian Banning, Dan Blackman, David Gershlick and Nick Curzen to name just a few, is available to view in the video below.

Afterwards, the team headed down to London for a ride on Funicular’s The Murdér Express, where they enjoyed an immersive theatre dining experience to celebrate the business and all its achievements in style.

Fiona and the Millbrook team on the Murdér Express

For Fiona, the surprises didn’t stop there as the Millbrook team had a wall mural specially created to mark the 30th birthday. The wall art contains a collection of words and locations of significant importance to the business and its growth, depicted in different sizes.

Fiona McDonald pictured with 30th anniversary wall mural

Here’s to another 30 years of organising high-quality education!

The Millbrook team
From L-R: Rebecca Hopper, Lizzie Head, Emma Robinson, Sarah Davies, Tilly Broadbent, Sarah Moore and Fiona McDonald

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Fiona McDonald, Managing Director of Millbrook Medical Conferences, is delighted to have been shortlisted for the Best Legacy Award within the ABPCO Excellence Awards.

Fiona is recognised for her tireless dedication to organising first-class medical education through the establishment of Millbrook in 1992, which today serves healthcare professionals worldwide by ensuring the delivery of first-class education through a range of in person, virtual and hybrid conferences. In the last ten years alone, Millbrook has educated over 10,000 medical practitioners and organised 371 conferences!

By providing healthcare professionals in several different disease areas with accessible medical education through a variety of different conferences, Millbrook is ensuring the facilitation of the knowledge they need to make informed, and often lifesaving decisions, as well as contributing to vital medical advancements. The education is vital to the NHS as well as private and international healthcare systems to improve patient outcomes and the standard of healthcare for all, forever.

Speaking of the nomination, Fiona said:

I’m flattered to have been put forward for this prestigious award. When I founded Millbrook Medical Conferences 30 years ago, I was aware of the need for professional, high-quality, accessible and focussed medical education.

Looking back over the years I’m so proud that, along with an incredible team, we have gone some way to filling this gap and moving forward our intention is to continue to provide these hugely worthwhile face-to-face conferences and increase the access globally via streaming or viewing on-demand video footage.

The reason I am so confident of our future challenges is because, even after 30 years, I continue to love coming in to work knowing that I have a fantastic team supporting me.”

BCIS Lifetime Achievement winner Fiona is nominated alongside the ICC Wales team for its work on Protect Duty and ExCeL London which has nominated EASL for the International Liver Congress 2022.

Winners of the awards will be announced on Friday 9 December at Birmingham ICC. Click here to find out more and book your tickets. Shortlisted candidates for all categories were selected by an independent panel of judges, and the winners of four of the awards will be decided by delegate judging prior to, and during the event.

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