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.

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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!

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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!

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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

Do you find selecting a venue for your event a minefield? First you need to scour a city, or even a country and review possibly hundreds of contenders to find something suitable.

Once you’ve found a venue, there’s the array of seating layouts to contend with and reviewing room capacities, day delegate rates, menus, refreshment breaks, contracts, accommodation, audio-visual needs, and so much more. It’s enough to give you a headache.

Whilst you don’t enjoy the process of venue sourcing, you also don’t want or need full conference organisation support from a professional conference organiser. Does this sound like you? Great, we have a solution for you! Millbrook now offers a FREE venue sourcing service.

We have strong working relationships with the biggest hotel chains in the UK and have visited hundreds of venues giving us intimate knowledge of boutique and unique hotels alike. Our conference organisers have likely worked with many of the options available, so we can offer inside knowledge on the location and transport links, internal layouts and local accommodation recommendations.

Not only will we take the stress away from sourcing your next venue, but you will also benefit from additional discounts, at no cost to you. Due to our relationships with venues across the UK and our agency status, we can negotiate preferential rates on your behalf.

You’ve got nothing to lose!

The process is a total breeze. Get in touch with us here to get started. We’ll ask a few basic questions about the dates and requirements of your conference or event. Then, we’ll get started by combing through our extensive library of venues to see which suit your needs best and get in touch with them for quotes.

Within a week, we’ll share a wide variety of venues in one document and highlight their main features, as well as displaying all costs for direct comparison. If needed, you’ll also be able to lean on our team for inside support and impartial opinions so you’re not alone in making the final decision. Once you have made your decision, we’ll arrange contracts for you to sign. It’s that simple!

Get in touch today and we’ll take the pain out of venue sourcing for your next event.

Recent News

The decision was made collectively by council members of BCIS and announced by Nick Curzen, President of BCIS, during the BCIS AGM (annual general meeting). The BCIS AGM took place at the Advanced Cardiovascular Intervention (ACI) conference.

Nick Curzen
Nick Curzen

Millbrook is ambitious in its objectives for the evolution of the society to ensure sustainability and progression for years to come. Over the next six months, Millbrook will address the more immediate priorities.

The first and most important task is to revive the BCIS website to improve its functionality and enhance the user experience for BCIS members.

Secondly, Millbrook will redevelop and align the membership process to aid both financial planning for the society and provide consistency for members.

Finally, changes will be made to ensure an increase in the availability and accessibility of first-class education for BCIS members of all levels.

Five members of the Millbrook team will provide support to BCIS. Fiona McDonald will be the first-line key contact at Millbrook and will oversee and direct all work as general manager. Supporting Fiona and the BCIS Officers will be Dominic Legate (finance), Emily Husak (BCIS website and memberships and subscriptions), Sarah Moore (BCIS website and communications) and Tilly Broadbent (administration).

Millbrook’s executive conference managers will concentrate on the organisation of medical education across the UK.

Both BCIS and Millbrook would like to thank Azeem Ahmad for his sterling work as BCIS administrator for many years and wish him the very best in his future endeavours. Millbrook will continue Azeem’s hard work and will rely on his expertise during the handover period.

The British Cardiovascular Intervention Society will remain a separate entity to Millbrook Medical Conferences. In line with GDPR regulations, BCIS and BCS data will remain secure to BCIS activities and will not be used by Millbrook Medical Conferences for any reason.

There will be a transitional period whilst information and knowledge are shared to Millbrook Medical Conferences.

If you have any queries regarding this transition, or general enquiries for the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society, please email bcis@millbrookconferences.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1455 552559.

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