We’re halfway through the year, and what a whirlwind six months it’s been for us! We’ve been firing on all cylinders, organising a remarkable 25 conferences for healthcare professionals nationwide. We’ve welcomed several new clients and expanded our team with three fantastic new hires.

But it’s not all been hard work – we’ve found time to give back as well, fundraising for the brilliant causes of Red Nose Day and Wear a Hat Day. With the year now at its midpoint, we’re feeling energised, inspired, and ready to take on the second half with the same enthusiasm and creativity that’s defined our journey so far.

Let’s take a moment to celebrate our milestones and look ahead to the future with optimism and determination.

January – A Stellar Start with BCIS ACI

The British Cardiovascular Intervention Society’s Advanced Cardiovascular Intervention (ACI) kicked off the year by bringing together healthcare professionals from across the globe. Working with the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) is always a challenge we relish – we aim to continually raise the bar for each event, and ACI was no exception. We achieved record-breaking attendance, educating over 1,500 professionals, with more than 1,000 attending in person. ACI was broadcast to over 50 countries online, supported by 37 sponsors, and featured a faculty of 137.

BCIS ACI
Live case at BCIS ACI

 

February – Breaking Ground with BHRS

We partnered with the British Heart Rhythm Society to successfully launch its Scientific Sessions in Manchester from Tuesday 27 – Thursday 29 February. The event included additional training days such as the Arrhythmia Nurses Day and Hands-on Simulator Training Day both on Monday 26 February, as well as an EP Traces Day on Thursday 29 February, which all received excellent feedback from attendees who appreciated the organised structure and relevant content.

Feedback from delegates included:

  • “Excellent organisation”
  • “It was good for all to split it into a device-focused day and EP-focused day”
  • “Connecting with people and learning new concepts”
  • “Content was all relevant”
John Paisey introducing the inaugural Scientific Sessions
John Paisey introducing the inaugural Scientific Sessions

 

March – Making a Difference Beyond Conferences

March was a month of fundraising for Comic Relief and Brain Tumour Research. On Red Nose Day, Friday 15 March, we did something funny for money by dressing up in red and the team didn’t disappoint turning up in pyjamas, as a chilli pepper and Mario!

Doing something funny for money
The Millbrook team doing something funny for money

 

On Thursday 28 March, we sported our favourite hats and donated to Brain Tumour Research for Wear a Hat Day. Wear a Hat Day is Brain Tumour Research’s annual event raising money to bring hope to brain tumour patients and their families.

Wear a Hat Day
Wear A Hat Day

 

In addition to fundraising activities, some of the team headed down to Newport, Wales, for the SCTS Annual Meeting which attracted over 1,100 delegates. A new client for us, we were brought in to assist the SCTS with attendee registration through the creation of a fully branded website, abstract management, and the creation of a multi-track programme and app. We were also pleased to provide support on the day with badge kiosks and directing delegates.

When asked to provide feedback on the registration process, delegates said:

  • “I thought it was very well run. The QR code scanning and machine printing of our delegate name tags greatly fastened and simplified what is usually a slow, disorganised process.”
  • “Very easy to register and I was able to register for another day as well.”
  • “Registration was completed very quickly”
The Millbrook team at the SCTS Annual Meeting
The Millbrook team at the SCTS Annual Meeting

 

April – Nationwide Conferences and Farewell to a Team Member

The team travelled across the nation this month, hosting one online meeting and four in-person meetings in Cardiff, Derby, Oxford and London. Oxford Live, held on Monday 8 – Tuesday 9 April at St Anne’s College, marked its 20th anniversary and bid farewell to Matt Daly as he embarked on new ventures. Following Oxford Live, we organised an evening symposium for the Barts Interventional Group, a BCIS education forum on Bifurcation PCI and Coronary Complications During PCI: A Case-based Learning Opportunity.

Oxford Live
Oxford Live

May – Growing the Team and Enhancing Skills

In May, we welcomed three new team members: Maisie Splevings, Sophie Broomfield and Natalie Cornwell-Stevens. Their fresh energy and perspectives are already making an impact.

New Starters
From L to R: Maisie Splevings, Sophie Broomfield and Natalie Cornwell-Stevens

 

During Star Wars month, Dominic Legate and Lizzie Head were invited to the Vascular Perspectives’ Impactful Presentations and Impactful Speaking Courses in Birmingham. The Impactful Presentations Course had been carefully designed for healthcare professionals but consisted of invaluable information for people giving presentations in any industry. It focused on moving away from ‘Death by PowerPoint’ by making presentations more succinct whilst delivering the intended message in an engaging way.

Vascular Perspectives
Vascular Perspectives Impactful Presentations

 

Our Managing Director, Fiona McDonald was invited to give a short presentation at the 20th-anniversary meeting of Chronic Total Occlusions: An Introduction to CTO PCI where she reflected on its legacy, which involved the late Professor Tony Gershlick.

Fiona McDonald
Fiona McDonald at the lectern

 

June – Conference Marathon and Learning Opportunities

June was packed with back-to-back conferences, starting with the BHRS EP Traces Day and culminating with the London Arrhythmia Summit. Over five days, we organised five conferences, welcomed 305 delegates and 54 faculty speakers, heard 68 talks and covered 1,884 miles.

Additionally, Tilly, Sarah, Natalie and Sophie represented us at The Meetings Show in ExCeL London from Wednesday 19 – Thursday 20 June, participating in presentations on marketing trends and AI and networking opportunities.

Natalie and Sophie at The Meetings Show
Natalie and Sophie at The Meetings Show

 

Thank you for being part of our journey. Here’s to more milestones, learning and incredible experiences together!

Recent News

Millbrook Medical Conferences is delighted to welcome three new team members and announce internal promotions for hard-working staff.

Promotions

In May 2024, Shalome Quailey was promoted from Assistant Conference Organiser to Conference Organiser. Since joining in April 2023, Shalome has provided support and managed many meetings from start to finish successfully, including Yorkshire Cardiac Rhythm Management, Newcastle TAVI, Return of the Scaffold – Is Bioabsorbable Back? and more.

Shalome is currently working on a mix of meetings in interventional cardiology and adult congenital heart disease and echocardiography, including TransPennine PCI, Bifurcation Left Main Therapy, Bristol ACHD Echo and the BCIS Coronary Intervention Trainees Course.

Shalome Quailey
Shalome Quailey

 

New Recruits

Millbrook welcomed three new team members in May 2024, who have already hit the ground running! Maisie Splevings has joined the team as an Administration Assistant, bringing over a decade of experience in administration and customer service. Maisie works incredibly hard behind the scenes, supporting each professional conference organiser with general administrative duties. Her tasks include accepting and processing delegate registrations, creating feedback surveys, issuing certificates of attendance, adding on-demand content to the Millbrook Hub and ensuring all delegates receive the necessary information to attend Millbrook’s meetings.

Maisie
Maisie Splevings

 

Sophie Broomfield was the second of three to join the Millbrook team. Sophie was brought in as an Executive Conference Manager, taking on several of Millbrook’s in-person, hybrid and online meetings. Fresh from studying Events Management at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Sophie landed an internship at The Little Nell in Colorado, then moved on to work as an events manager at Winstanley House, C&W Chamber of Commerce and Coventry University. Sophie is currently organising Practical IVUS and OCT, the Lower Limb Endovascular Symposium and Leeds Calcium, bringing energy, enthusiasm and fun to everything she does. When Sophie isn’t managing conferences, she enjoys cycling, playing golf and netball and visiting her family in Wales!

Sophie Broomfield

 

Millbrook’s most recent recruit, Natalie Cornwell-Stevens, has joined the team as an Executive Conference Manager. With over 10 years of experience organising impactful and important pharmaceutical and medical meetings and mingling with celebrities at prestigious award ceremonies and conferences, you know you’re in safe hands with Natalie! She spent five years in Spain before going onto study Events Management at the University of Derby. A Canva whizz and dog mum, Natalie is passionate about marketing and is working on the organisation of the new and exciting PPCI Course, Shockwave Fellows, the BCIS Cardiac Physiology Catheter Lab Course and Complex High-risk Indicated Patients.

Natalie
Natalie Cornwell-Stevens

 

Look out for Maisie, Sophie and Natalie at Millbrook’s upcoming conferences!

Recent News

Millbrook Medical Conferences, one of the UK’s leading facilitators of high-quality medical education, is thrilled to announce the launch of the Millbrook Hub app.

Initially launched for desktop users in August 2021, the Millbrook Hub is a free-to-use streaming service that features all of Millbrook Medical Conferences live and past conference content from the last two years. Now available as an app for Android and iOS users, accessing over 100 hours of medical education at your fingertips just got even easier.

From cardiology and interventional cardiology to vascular surgery, neurology and everything in between, 6,383 healthcare professionals currently use the Millbrook Hub to get their fix of first-class medical education.

Whether you want to relive your favourite moments, make sense of your notes, or were unable to join us face-to-face, the Millbrook Hub is the place to go to catch up on conferences gone by, no matter when and where you are.

Speaking of the launch of the Millbrook Hub app, Dominic Legate, Director at Millbrook Medical Conferences, said:

“We are very excited to be launching the Millbrook Hub app on the App Store and Google Play Store. Our live and on-demand educational content is now more accessible than ever with healthcare professionals able to access the Millbrook Hub quickly and easily whether they are at home, hospital, or on the move.”

The Millbrook Hub app boasts the same features you have come to know and love from the desktop version. You still have the option to use the live chat function, participate in live polls and skip ahead to specific talks and live cases for a tailored learning experience. Free from pesky ads, interactive and simple to use, achieving your educational goals in a way that fits around your busy lifestyle just got even easier.

So, What’s New to the Millbrook Hub?

The newest arrivals to the Millbrook Hub include:

  • Complex High-Risk Indicated Patients (CHIP)
  • Heart Live
  • British and Irish Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (BISMICS)
  • Advanced Interventional Cardiovascular Therapy (AICT)
  • BRAIN Conference
  • 14th Advanced Cardiac Imaging Course (ACIC)

Statistics

The Millbrook Hub is proving to be a valuable resource among healthcare professionals with 6383 signing up for access since its inception two years ago. Within the last year alone, the Millbrook Hub has received over 60,000 views, equating to approximately 5,000 views a month!

Request Access

Not got access to the Millbrook Hub? Then you are missing out big time! Access to e-conferences on the Millbrook Hub is for registered persons only. To register for access, please complete the form here: https://millbrook-medical-conferences.co.uk/request-hub-access/ and one of Millbrook’s friendly team members will be in touch with your access details.*

Millbrook welcomes feedback about your Millbrook Hub app experience – please email enquiries@millbrookconferences.co.uk with your thoughts and suggestions.

*Please note: the Millbrook Hub is not open to industry professionals.

Recent News

In the year England’s Lionesses missed out on glory at the Women’s World Cup and Disney celebrated its 100th anniversary, Millbrook Medical Conferences welcomed four new team members and organised 52 conferences! Of the 52 conferences, 16 were held online and 36 were face-to-face or hybrid conferences – a sure-fire sign the world is getting back to normal after COVID-19. Millbrook Medical Conferences (Millbrook) made its mark in several parts of the UK and abroad, visiting Bristol, Birmingham, London, York and Malta!

Keep reading for Millbrook’s highlights of 2023:

New Launches

Website
Millbrook started the new year with the launch of a new website (https://millbrook-medical-conferences.co.uk/) to give you the best user experience possible. As we’re sure you’ll agree, the new website is easy to navigate and brimming with information about the 16-strong team, services, case studies, and news, without compromising on the visibility and details available on its conferences. The most notable change is that each upcoming conference has its own identity outside of the Millbrook brand in the form of a fully customisable microsite, created in CVENT.

CVENT
Event management software CVENT gives you greater ownership of your registration with the ability to amend your booking(s) by adding accommodation, additional days of attendance, or optional social events. You can easily add those extras or cancel them entirely at a later date should your plans change. In summary, CVENT makes for a much clearer, quicker and more efficient registration experience.

Millbrook Hub App
Millbrook recently launched the Millbrook Hub app. Initially launched for desktop users in August 2021, the Millbrook Hub is a free-to-use streaming service that features all of Millbrook Medical Conferences live and past conference content from the last two years. Now available as an app for Android and iOS users, accessing over 100 hours of medical education at your fingertips just got even easier.

From cardiology and interventional cardiology to vascular surgery, neurology and everything in between, 6,383 healthcare professionals currently use the Millbrook Hub to get their fix of first-class medical education.

Administration and Societies Work

British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
Millbrook continued its work as the secretariat for the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS), which currently has over 1,900 active members and is growing day by day. In 2023, Millbrook organised a total of 18 meetings for BCIS, equating to approximately 58 hours of education. The meetings consisted of education forums, a Research Day, an Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Study Day and its flagship conference Advanced Cardiovascular Intervention (ACI). BCIS ACI was another huge success, educating over 900 delegates and allowing every single one of them to participate through a dedicated app and education dome.

Valve for Life UK
Millbrook built on its relationship with Valve for Life as its administrator. Valve for Life aims to increase access to transcatheter heart therapies in the UK through various means, including the Valve for Life UK bus tour and webinars. The bus stopped at major cities such as Blackpool, Brighton, Bristol, Newcastle and Westminster. Here’s a breakdown of how many stethoscope checks were performed as part of the bus tour:

  • Blackpool – 267 hearts listened to, 16 murmurs, 18 AF and 28 cardiac queries identified
  • Brighton – 253 hearts listened to, eight murmurs detected, 11 AF and four cardiac
  • Newcastle – 351 hearts listened to, nine murmurs, eight AF and seven cardiac queries detected
  • Westminster – 335 hearts listened to, and 50 MPs engaged

In 2023, Millbrook organised two webinars for Valve for Life, including Streamlining Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation – Lessons from Around the UK and TEER for Mitral and Tricuspid Regurgitation.

New Projects
In addition to its work with BCIS and Valve for Life UK, Millbrook joined forces with the West Midlands Physicians Association (WMPA), the British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS), and the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (SCTS) in Great Britain and Ireland. The Millbrook team is currently working on the inaugural 2024 BHRS Scientific Sessions and SCTS Annual Meeting.

New Recruits

Meet Charlotte Jones, a foodie and Swiftie, who joined the team as a Societies and Associations Administrator in March. Charlotte looks after the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS), Valve for Life and WMPA. Charlotte goes above and beyond for BCIS and WMPA members, handling all memberships, queries and registrations with ease and efficiency. She is also responsible for keeping each website regularly updated with the latest news, upcoming events and on-demand educational content.

Charlotte Jones
Charlotte Jones

Shalome Quailey, a ray of sunshine, joined the team in late April as an Assistant Conference Organiser. Shalome manages several Millbrook conferences and webinars, including Yorkshire Cardiac Rhythm Management, Newcastle TAVI, and the Cardiff Echocardiography Course. She also supports the conference team on a wide range of conference-related tasks, adding additional capacity to our team where needed. Whether she’s finding the perfect venue, booking a course dinner, liaising with clinical leads and industry, Shalome does everything with a little song and dance!

Shalome Quailey
Shalome Quailey

Millbrook strengthened its team in June with the employment of Sian Rudkin as an Administrator. Sian is one of three of Millbrook’s administration angels who works incredibly hard behind the scenes to ensure each PCO has everything they need pre- and post-meeting. Amongst many of her varied responsibilities, Sian takes care of event emails, creates and prints badges, ensures all events go through relevant online approval systems and arranges evaluation surveys and certificates of attendance.

Sian Rudkin
Sian Rudkin

Susanne Martin, Millbrook’s newest team member, joined in September as a Conference Organiser. Susanne is responsible for the organisation of several face-to-face and virtual meetings, venue sourcing, booking flights and transfers and liaising with clinical leads, industry, and audio-visual teams.

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Susanne Martin

In addition to our new team members, three team members Rebecca Hopper, Emma Robinson and Sarah Moore went on maternity leave and are due back to work in 2024.

The Winner Bakes it All!

The Great Millbrook Bake Off, Millbrook’s take on Channel 4’s The Great British Bake Off, returned in September. The team was treated to sweet and savoury delights from a ‘Miss Crawley’ caterpillar cake (not to be confused with any supermarket caterpillars, we don’t want to be sued), apple bread, chorizo sausage rolls and more! However, it was Sian’s delectable Miss Crawley caterpillar cake and Mediterranean tarts that won her the coveted wooden spoon. Let’s be honest, when the team saw her bakes, they knew they were in serious trouble!

Sian's Bakes
Sian’s Bakes

Exciting Times Ahead for Millbrook

2023 has been an outstanding year and with many new invitations to tender, 2024 shows promise of being another busy and successful year! Thank you for supporting Millbrook throughout 2023.

Recent News

Today, we’re shining a spotlight on Rebecca Hopper, our creative conference executive.

Rebecca studied Event Management at Leeds Metropolitan University. During her time at university, she took a placement year with a local charity organising multiple events where, rewardingly, the funding went directly to the charity.

Upon graduating from university, Rebecca went straight into healthcare event work, organising conferences overseas in Abu Dhabi, Colombia, India, Brazil, and many different European countries.

Having trotted the globe, Rebecca decided she’d prefer to stay in the UK and found Millbrook Medical Conferences. She’s now been part of the Millbrook team for six years and we love having her bubbly self on board!

Keep reading to get an insight into planning an event at Millbrook Medical Conferences…

What conferences are you currently planning for?

I’m currently organising a new Beyond Aortic Stenosis meeting and the Fundamentals in Structural Intervention Course.”

What’s your day looking like today?

Today I’m trying to put a plan together for when I go on maternity leave for baby number three. I’m making sure I can plan my meetings to ensure a smooth handover to my colleagues.

I’ll be looking over event contracts for future meetings and getting these signed off, working over post-event budgets to ensure these are all completed before maternity leave commences in November.”

What excites you most about work?

I enjoy coming into the office, there is a nice vibe, and everyone gets along. I also enjoy being on site, experiencing new venues, and meeting new clients and attendees.”

Thank you for taking the time to chat with us, Rebecca! Visit https://millbrook-medical-conferences.co.uk/upcoming-conferences/ to browse all our upcoming conferences, including some of the ones mentioned earlier, and see if anything takes your fancy!

Millbrook offers several event management services from venue sourcing and society administration to organising face-to-face, hybrid, e-Conferences, and webinars. If you have a conference idea that you’d like to turn into a reality, a query about one of our conferences, or are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at a meeting, please email enquiries@millbrookconferences.co.uk, or call 01455 552559 to see how we can help!

Recent News

We’ve all had post-holiday blues, but what about post-conference blues? Whilst we prepare for our September meetings, we have just the thing to tide you over! We have recently added 11 conferences to our on-demand platform, the Millbrook Hub!

Whether you want to relive your favourite moments, make sense of your shorthand, or were unable to attend in-person and want to see what you missed, the Millbrook Hub is the place to go for hours of medical education.

Moreover, the Millbrook Hub gives you the option to skip ahead to specific talks and live cases, so you can tailor your learning by watching content that’s relevant to you.

The newest additions to the Millbrook Hub include:

  • Lesion Preparation Conference
  • Transcatheter Mitral UK & Ireland
  • Oxford Live
  • Tricuspid Intervention UK
  • Coronary Complications During PCI
  • CORE PAD – Management of the Severe Calcification in the Femoro-Popliteal Segment
  • TransPenninePCI
  • Chronic Total Occlusions: An Introduction to CTO PCI
  • Practical IVUS & OCT
  • TEER for Mitral & Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • CORE PAD – Extreme and Re-do Lower Limb Revascularisation

On Demand

Once a conference has been recorded and edited, it will be loaded onto the Millbrook Hub within two weeks, so you won’t have to wait long to get your fill of medical education!

Since its launch in 2021, 5,435 healthcare professionals have signed up to the Millbrook Hub and this year alone the Millbrook Hub has received 184,430 page views.

Access to e-conferences on the Millbrook Hub is for registered persons only. To register for access, please click here and complete the form. Access is free to healthcare professionals only; the Millbrook Hub is not open to industry professionals.

If you have registered for a Millbrook e-conference in the past, you will automatically have access to the Millbrook Hub using the same login details.

Millbrook welcomes feedback about your Millbrook Hub experience – please email events@millbrookconferences.co.uk with your thoughts and suggestions.

Click here to access the Millbrook Hub.

Recent News

Today, we’re introducing you to Matt Daly, our webinar whizz. Matt is in his 30th year of events management after starting from as an apprentice for Coventry City Council way back in 1993, congratulations! His first conference was centred around the 90s craze line dancing, which he volunteered to lead on yet strongly affirms line dancing is not his thing.

Following the success of the first conference, Matt was given five more meetings within that first year focused on sport, such as swimming, football and golf; the latter being right up his street!

Like Tilly, Matt is very well-travelled having run events in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Spain, France, USA and Australia. He has organised meetings at some amazing places like Sydney Opera House, The MCG, The Burj Khalida and Universal Studios Orlando.

He then created and ran his own events company in Sydney, Australia, from 2011-2015 and we’re pleased to hear that it’s still going strong today!

Matt joined Millbrook in June 2019 initially on a one-year contract as he was working as a freelance events manager on his return from Australia. That then became a permanent contract in February 2020, with Matt being hired as an Executive Conference Manager.

Keep reading to get an insight into planning an event at Millbrook Medical Conferences…

What conferences are you currently planning for?

I’m currently planning for the IAU meeting in October, the Shockwave AICT meeting in November and the 2023 BRAIN Conference in December. These are the largest conferences I’m involved with alongside some smaller meetings like CORE PAD for Abbott and some Shockwave calcium meetings.”

What is your day looking like today?

Over the next few days, I’m visiting venues to assess their suitability for meetings. I’m also measuring up at two venues for the exhibition for IAU and BRAIN alongside our H&S manager.

“I’m editing some videos from some previous meetings; a skill that I acquired during lockdown when all our meetings were online.

“Myself and my colleague Shalome will be on site for the WMPA meeting on Friday 7 July 2023 to ensure it runs smoothly.

“In addition, I’m attending a business network event in Nottingham for our new sister company Millbrook Conferences and Events to promote the new business.”

What do you enjoy most about work?

“The thing I enjoy the most is working with the fantastic Millbrook team. I believe we all work well together which creates a really positive atmosphere where we feel motivated, supported and valued. We also have some great suppliers like Talking Slides, Creative62 and The Jade Studio who are good to work with.

“Building good relationships with venues like the Royal College of Physicians make life easier when planning for conferences. I also enjoy working with some amazing clients like Shockwave and Abbott who trust us to deliver first-class meetings for them.”

Thank you for taking the time to chat with us, Matt! Visit https://millbrook-medical-conferences.co.uk/upcoming-conferences/ to browse all our upcoming conferences, including some of the ones mentioned earlier, and see if anything takes your fancy!

Millbrook offers several event management services from venue sourcing and society administration to organising face-to-face, hybrid, e-Conferences and webinars. If you have a conference idea that you’d like to turn into a reality, a query about one of our conferences, or are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at a meeting, please email enquiries@millbrookconferences.co.uk, or call 01455 552559 to see how we can help!

Recent News

Millbrook is pleased to announce the appointment of Sian Rudkin as Administrator. The team total now stands at 16, with three members Sian, Charlotte and Shalome joining in the first half of 2023!

Millbrook welcomed Sian in June to assist with general administrative duties, such as processing and accepting delegate registrations, updating previous and existing conference spreadsheets, preparing and sending out evaluation surveys, adding on-demand content to the Millbrook Hub and much more.

A lover of baking and crafts, Sian has tonnes of experience and qualifications under her belt, having studied a course in media make-up earning her stripes in TV and film make-up, wig making and as a nail technician and hairdresser.

Spanning more than ten years, Sian began her career in administration, starting out as a Senior Receptionist at a solicitor. She then moved on to become a Payments Office and Sales Administrator at a bank, Financial Support Administrator for an investment company and finally, a Sales Administrator for a recycling company.

For the last seven years, Sian worked within a primary school as a Teaching Assistant. In the last two years, the mum-of-two studied and passed a Higher Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification!

Sian brings many skills to the Millbrook team, including excellent written and verbal communication, a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office, the ability to work on her own initiative as well as part of a team and the ability to prioritise and manage multiple priorities.

Speaking of her previous experience, Sian said:

Throughout all the roles I’ve worked, I’ve gained lots of experience in how to deal with many different tasks and priorities with varied time scales and at very busy times. I’m very much a ‘to-do list’ kind of person and I get lots of satisfaction in getting things crossed off and tasks completed.”

Sian Rudkin
Sian Rudkin

Now she is back to her administrative roots and Sian’s appointment couldn’t have come at a better time when additional capacity is needed as Executive Conference Manager Emma Robinson prepares to go on maternity leave at the end of June for her third child.

Plus, we are excited to welcome back our Administration Assistant Chloe Tyler later this year following the birth of her second child in August 2022.

Recent News

Today, we’re introducing you to Tilly Broadbent, our cheerful Conference Coordinator. Tilly has worked in hospitality since the age of 16 and studied Event Management at Leeds Beckett University, which she graduated from in 2017.

As a part of her degree, she completed a placement year in America, working at Greenwich Country Club where she shadowed an Event Manager and undertook other duties within the club. Once Tilly completed her degree, she lived in Australia for two years, again working in the hospitality, events, and customer service industry.

Upon returning to the UK, Tilly joined Millbrook as an Administration Assistant, but it wasn’t long before she moved into an event organiser role. Tilly works on many of our face-to-face and virtual conferences. Our well-travelled Tilly is our go-to for everything venues with bags of knowledge on hotels and hotspots across the UK.

Keep reading to get an insight into planning an event at Millbrook Medical Conferences…

What conferences are you currently planning for, Tilly?

I’m currently working on a Valve for Life webinar focused on TEER for mitral and tricuspid regurgitation as well as a few BCIS meetings, including the Coronary Intervention Trainees Course, Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Study Day and Coronary Intervention Trainees e-Course. I’m also planning for the 2023 Bristol ACHD Course, BISMICS, CHIP and CTO 2024!

What is your day looking like today?

My to-do list looks a little something like this:

Valve for Life Webinar

  • Creating a virtual platform
  • Uploading delegates to the platform
  • Sending joining instructions to faculty and delegates

BCIS Coronary Intervention Trainees Course

  • Sending final details to venue (such as setups, numbers and timings)
  • Sending final letters to the faculty, which details their commitments and logistics
  • Sending final letters to the sponsors, which includes the setup times, attendee names etc.

CHIP

  • Programme updates
  • Creating a website and registration page

BISMICS

  • Securing funding and drawing up sponsorship agreements

CTO 2023/2024

  • Creating an on-demand page and uploading
  • Venue searching
  • Creating a budget

What do you enjoy most about work?

I enjoy being on site and seeing the hard work prior come to life.”

Thank you for taking the time to chat with us, Tilly! Visit https://millbrook-medical-conferences.co.uk/upcoming-conferences/ to browse all our upcoming conferences, including some of the ones mentioned earlier, and see if anything takes your fancy!

Millbrook offers several event management services from venue sourcing and society administration to organising face-to-face, hybrid, e-Conferences and webinars. If you have a conference idea that you’d like to turn into a reality, a query about one of our conferences, or are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at a meeting, please email enquiries@millbrookconferences.co.uk, or call 01455 552559 to see how we can help!

Recent News

Millbrook is on track for another successful year with 58 conferences in the diary for 2023. To support the exponential growth of the company and Executive Conference Managers, Millbrook has hired a Societies and Associations Administrator and an Assistant Conference Organiser, taking the team total to 15 (yes, that does include our pawsitive pup Nico).

Millbrook welcomed Charlotte in March as a Societies and Associations Administrator – “a complete career shift” as Charlotte describes it, joining the team from an insurance background. Charlotte has worked as an insurance broker for a decade, bringing a plethora of transferable skills with her, including computer literacy, effective communication, leadership, relationship building and more. Charlotte isn’t completely alien to the medical sector, though, having recently achieved a level 3 qualification in healthcare and midwifery!

Charlotte ensures the societies, associations and initiatives that Millbrook supports are thriving. No matter what is needed, Charlotte is there to help push these important organisations forward through the management of large and small projects whilst maintaining flawless day-to-day administration.

When Charlotte isn’t busy looking after members of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS), West Midlands Physicians Associations (WMPA) and Valve for Life, she enjoys cycling and watching medical dramas.

Charlotte Jones
Charlotte Jones

 

Shalome joined the team as an Assistant Conference Organiser in late April, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience in the events and hospitality sector with her. Naturally outgoing with a dry sense of humour, Shalome is no stranger to planning fun and memorable events with experience in the wedding industry. The mum of two has worked as a personal assistant, event manager, charity and events fundraiser – the list goes on!

As well as managing some of Millbrook’s conferences and webinars from start to finish, Shalome supports the conference team on a wide range of conference-related tasks, adding additional capacity to the team where needed.

Speaking of her new role, Shalome said: “Millbrook is a breath of fresh air. I am excited about the journey ahead, supporting the team, managing conferences, and adding additional capacity to a truly esteemed organisation.”

 

Shalome Quailey
Shalome Quailey

 

Commenting on the appointments, Managing Director Fiona McDonald said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Charlotte and Shalome to the Millbrook family! As the number of new business enquiries and societies that we manage grow, we need the best people on board the Millbrook team to develop and grow the business whilst maintaining our exceptional standard of easily accessible, sustainable medical education.”

You will be hearing (and seeing!) more of Charlotte and Shalome at Millbrook’s upcoming conferences.

Recent News