ACC Liverpool

The College of Podiatry is delighted to welcome you back to the first face-to-face conference in two years. Attend live and in person at the ACC Liverpool from 18-20 November 2021. We can’t wait to see you.

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The College of Podiatry Annual Conference and Exhibition 2021 will be held at the ACC Liverpool from 18-20 November 2021. It is the largest professional podiatry event in Europe.

COVID-19 precautions

The College is committed to offering excellent professional development opportunities for its members, and after a year in which networking with colleagues was severely limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Annual Conference is an opportunity to get together again for the benefit of patient care.

We hope that life will be very nearly back to normal by November, but to allay any concerns you may have about booking a face-to-face event, we have put together some FAQs. These will be updated as and when COVID guidance changes.

Summer Festival of Learning - our online summer event

We are still taking bookings for our online Summer Festival of Learning which is taking place across two days, Wednesday 23 and Saturday 26 June. Visit the Summer Festival page to find out how you can earn five hours of CPD across two days, all from the comfort of your own home.


Conference programme

By providing a fresh and diverse educational programme, the conference theme in 2021 reflects the desire to place patient care and professional development as essential elements at the heart of community well-being.

The programme is packed with informative and international content which highlights key topics within the UK, whilst encompassing clinical practice, business innovation and research from a global community perspective.

We are delighted to have a wide range of speakers from diverse backgrounds, some new to our annual conference, as well as popular speakers from previous years that we've invited back to speak again.

Highlights include:

Keynote speech - Martine Wright, 7/7 survivor and paralympian
Reversing diabetes - Tom Watson, former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
Collectivism after COVID-19 - Paul Nowak, Deputy Secretary, TUC
COVID-19: What did we learn - Michelle Tennyson, Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland
The Royal College of Podiatry: the opportunities are endless - open discussion
Bob Prince Memorial Lecture
Awards presentations

Plus sessions on:
Rheumatology | MSK | Independent practice | Surgery | R&D | Diabetes and Vascular workshop | Podiatric Sports Medicine | Dermatology |  Forensics | Professional practice | Prescribing | Wound Care | Children and young people

Call for papers

Don't miss the opportunity to present your work in an oral or poster presentation.

The Research and Development Committee is inviting submissions for both oral and poster presentations. The Conference is an excellent opportunity to showcase new research and innovations, stimulate debate, present case studies and enhance your CPD portfolio and career prospects. Oral submissions will form part of the main programme as 10-minute presentation slots.
Meet the author
Posters will be on display in the Exhibition Hall for the duration of the event with attended meet the author sessions and poster tours for delegates.

Jewel in the Crown / Best poster
The top scoring oral submission will present on the main stage as the Jewel in the Crown presentation. An award will also be given for the best poster presentation.

Don’t forget that compilation and submission of an abstract can count as a CPD activity by the HCPC.


We have a range of ticket prices designed to suit those who wish to attend the full conference, as well as those who are only able to attend for part of it.

We also have a range of concessionary tickets available depending on status and circumstance and a team ticket which enables three people to attend from the same practice.

Download the ticket price list

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ACC Liverpool

The conference will be held at the ACC Liverpool, a unique venue with a UNESCO world heritage waterfront location.

Enjoy the world-class venue, as well as the rich heritage that this vibrant, modern city has to offer.

Find the ACC Liverpool on Google maps

ACC Liverpool
King's Dock
Port of Liverpool
Kings Dock St
Liverpool L3 4FP#


Please direct any enquiries about the Annual Conference to our conference organisers, Profile Productions, at: