Conference 2018

Beat SCAD’s 2018 Conference will be held on Saturday 9 June at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

If you would like to make a weekend of it with your family, there are some fabulous local attractions close to the conference venue (see below) that they could attend on the Saturday while you are at the Conference. We are also investigating options for a walk on Sunday 10 June which will be suitable for all the family.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens  |  Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

Cadbury World |  The Aquarium  |  The Science Museum 

More details to follow, but in the meantime, please click here to complete the booking form. We look forward to seeing you in June!


Date: Saturday 9 June 2018

Time: 10am to 5.30pm

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

Price per delegate: £30 (includes lunch)

Anybody affected by SCAD (Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection) is welcome to attend.

Learn about SCAD

Our aim is to answer your questions, educate, inform and inspire you with all that life after SCAD has to offer.

Speakers include:

Dr David Adlam, who is leading the Leicester Biomedical Research Unit’s SCAD research programme 

Dr Abtehale Al-Hussaini (Dr Abi) who worked on the research project and now runs a SCAD Clinic at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London.

Dr Alice Wood, Clinical Research Fellow on the SCAD research programme.

The UK SCAD experts have seen more SCAD patients than anyone else in the UK. They will be giving an update on the research so far and answering your questions about SCAD, medication, FMD, pregnancy and more.

Meet patients, families and friends

Meeting other people who have ‘been there’ and ‘get it’ is invaluable for most rare disease patients, no matter how long ago they had their event. Family and friends also need support and the conference is an ideal opportunity to meet people who understand something about what those affected by SCAD are living with.

There will be plenty of opportunities to talk to other delegates during table discussions as well as more informal networking.

Get involved on the day

  • Our ‘Inspiration Board’ returns – why not bring photos of you doing something amazing after SCAD to share with the conference?
  • Submit your burning questions in advance for Dr Adlam, Dr Al-Hussaini and Dr Wood to answer on the day – look out for an email from us requesting your input
  • Take part in Q&A sessions during the day
  • Tell Beat SCAD how we can help YOU


Coming soon – please keep checking for updates.

Please click here to complete the registration form. You will then be directed to our online shop to pay for your tickets. Please note your place is not guaranteed until you have paid the delegate fee(s).

Closing date for registrations is Friday 1 June 2018.

Cancellation policy: We can accept cancellations up to 4.30pm on Friday 1 June 2018. Up to this date your booking fee will be reimbursed, however after this date it may not be possible to provide a refund.


Hotels near Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

This is a list of hotels within a few miles of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The costs below are approximate and room only. Some hotels have free parking, others are chargeable. Distance from venue is listed after the price. Please note, we have not visited any of these hotels so delegates need to check that they are suitable and meet their requirements before booking.

Premier Inn Birmingham Central Hagley Road

Hagley Rd, Birmingham B16 9NY 0871 527 8082

£40-£60 per night/free parking

2 miles

Premier Inn Birmingham Broad Street Brindley Place

80 Broad St, Birmingham B15 1AU 0871 527 8076

£40-£60 per night/chargeable parking

2.6 miles

Premier Inn Birmingham City Centre New St Station

Exchange Buildings, Stephenson Street, Birmingham B2 4PY 0871 527 9442

£45-£65 per night/chargeable parking

3 miles

Premier Inn Birmingham South (Hall Green)

Stratford Road, Hall Green, Birmingham B28 9ES 0871 527 8092

£50 per night/free parking

6.2 miles

Premier Inn Birmingham South (Longbridge Station)

1 High Street, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2UQ 0871 527 9434

£50-£60/no on-site parking, chargeable parking on Longbridge High Street

5.2 miles

Travelodge Birmingham Halesowen

Whitehall Road, Birmingham B63 3HY 08719 846488

£30-£50/free parking

6.3 miles

University of Birmingham Conferences & Events accommodation

48 Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2RA 020 3027 1433

£70-80 per night/parking £6 per day

1 mile

Awentsbury Hotel

21 Serpentine Road, Selly Park, Birmingham B29 7HU 020 3564 5165

£40-£50 per night/free parking

1.5 miles

The Avenue Club and Lodge

The Avenue, Weoley Avenue, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6PS 0121 472 2910

£50 per night

2 miles

Madeira Hotel

85 Bunbury Road, Northfield, Birmingham B31 2ET 0121 475 1352

£40-£65 per night

3.4 miles

Innkeeper’s Lodge

Quinton Toby Carvery, 563 Hagley Road West, Quinton, Birmingham B32 1HP 0121 423 3895

£40-£60 per night

3.6 miles

Britannia Hotel, Birmingham New Street

New Street, Birmingham B2 4RX 0871 222 0093


Parking £12 for 24hr; 6 min walk NCP High Street Dale End, B47LN

4.3 miles

Best Western Plough & Harrow Hotel

135 Hagley Road, The Plough & Harrow/135, Birmingham, England, B16 8LS  020 3027 1433


1.7 miles




See the Queen Elizabeth Hospital website for directions:

Travelling by car

Travelling by train

Travelling by bus


Map of the Hospital – you need to arrive at the Main Entrance (number 1 on the map).