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Social and other activities:


Wednesday 25 September

Tea Trolley Teaching: Prevention and recognition of unrecognised oesophageal intubation

Location: Exhibition hall
Times: Scheduled refreshment breaks (Wednesday and Thursday)

Unrecognised oesophageal intubation is a potentially fatal, yet avoidable, complication of airway management. A recurring theme of all recent UK unrecognised oesophageal intubation cases is that multidisciplinary team members either failed to speak up when they believed safety to be at risk or were ignored

Annual Congress' Tea Trolley Training are succinct 5 minute sessions covering:

  • Strategies to prevent unrecognised oesophageal intubation
  • The CUSS (Concern, Uncomfortable, unSafe, Stop) graded assertiveness tool, encouraging staff to ‘speak up’ and ‘listen down

Join us whilst enjoying your cup of coffee and a “CUSS-Cake!” Click here for further information. 


Complimentary networking drinks

Time: 17:30-18:20
Location: Studio 1, Harrogate Convention Centre

  • Informal gathering for complimentary drinks in the exhibition area
  • Free to attend and no need to book, it's included in your conference ticket! 


Thursday 26 September


Tea Trolley Training: Prevention and recognition of unrecognised oesophageal intubation

Location: Exhibition hall
Time: Scheduled refreshment breaks

Annual Congress' Tea Trolley Training are succint 5 minute sessions covering:

  • Strategies to prevent unrecognised oesophageal intubation
  • The CUSS (Concern, Uncomfortable, unSafe, Stop) graded assertiveness tool, encouraging staff to ‘speak up’ and ‘listen down

  • Annual dinner

    Time: From 19:30
    Location: Royal Hall, Ripon Road, Harrogate, HG1 2RD
    Cost: £89

    Booking now open

    Join old friends, colleagues and new connections at the Annual Congress dinner at the beautiful Royal Hall, Harrogate. You will enjoy:

    •  A glass of fizz on arrival
    •  3 course sit down meal along with a half bottle of wine or soft drink alternative
    •  Post dinner entertainment provided by the 6-piece band Func on the Rocks

    Please note: No under 18's allowed.

    Seating requests - you will be asked this in the booking journey however please ignore this as there will be no seating requests for this dinner. 

    Accessibility - the venue is wheelchair accessible, please indicate in your booking journey. 

    Dress code: Dress to impress, decorations and medals welcome


    Friday 27 September

    5K fun run

    Time: 07:00
    Location: To be announced
    Cost: Donations to SAFE welcome

    There will be a 5K fun run at the conference - we will share the Strava route closer to the time! 

    Disclaimer for entry into the 5K fun run

    By entering the above race, I hereby declare that I am an amateur as defined by the U.K.A. laws, and I certify that I agree that the organisers cannot be held responsible for any loss of property or injury or illness incurred to my person during or as a result of my participating in the race.


    Mindful yoga

    Time: 08:15-09:00

    • Join Christine from Harrogate Mindfulness for a gentle and grounding start to your final day at Congress
    • This session is complimentary as part of your conference ticket
    • No booking is required, although spaces will be on a first come first serve basis on the morning
    • A limited number of mats will be provided, however we advise that you bring your own mat if you can!
    • This session will take place at the conference venue and we will announce the room is due course