Friday 12 - Sunday 14 October 2018

The International Convention Centre (ICC), Birmingham

The venue

Located right in the centre of Birmingham, the ICC offers easily accessible conference facilities within walking distance of ample parking and a great selection of restaurants, bars and shopping. Its flexible, well-equipped environment has been the setting for conferences of all three major UK political parties, plus a G8 Summit and a meeting of NATO defence ministers. The ICC is proud to welcome BOPA for its 21st Annual Symposium.

The International Convention Centre (ICC),
Broad St, Birmingham, West Midlands B1 2EA

Getting there

Birmingham by Air

Birmingham Airport is the only UK airport with a train station connected to the terminal, which means it takes just a ten-minute train ride to get into Birmingham New Street. If you’d prefer to jump in a taxi, you’ll find a rank directly outside the airport.

Birmingham by Rail

If you’re jumping on the train you’ll find three stations to choose from, all in the city centre, and all just a short walk from The ICC with New Street Station the closest.

Birmingham by Road

Birmingham is at the heart of the UK’s motorway networks, close to the M6, M5 and M42. And when you get here, you’ll find parking’s a walk in the park thanks to the thousands of spaces near to our venue. The closest spaces are at Arena Birmingham (King Edward’s Road, B1 2AA). You can reserve your space in advance to save you the hassle of paying when you arrive.

Mobile payments can be made via and quote location code 5020.


Closing date for submission: 28 May 2018

In support of the BOPA Research Strategy the 2018 conference will have a greater focus on the practice-based research of its members. To achieve this, members will be chosen to present their work at an extended plenary session during the conference with the best overall oral poster presentation (voted for by all attendees) receiving a prize worth up to £2,000 to attend an international conference. Delegates are invited to present results of their clinical and technical work as a poster with some selected as an oral presentation. The author/s should submit to Succinct Communications by 5pm on Monday 28 May 2018, an abstract of the work to be presented. Abstracts will be reviewed and marked by the BOPA Audit and Research Sub-Committee, and chosen authors will be invited to display their poster for the duration of the conference, with the posters achieving the highest marks selected for oral presentation.

All successful abstracts will be published in a supplement to the Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice (JOPP), providing authors with a citation in a peer reviewed journal.

First prize worth 2,000 to attend an international conference

Click HERE abstract Criteria and Guidelines
Click HERE for a better understanding of the marking process

To submit your abstract, please click HERE


The draft programme will be available in March 2018.

Sponsorship opportunities

As a symposium sponsor, your company will have direct access to leading oncology experts, key decision makers, and excellent networking opportunities with access to delegates. To view this year's sponsorship opportunites please CLICK HERE