Due to the current pandemic of COVID-19 the FOCUS 2020 organising committee have made the decision to postpone the meeting and have confirmed the later date of 10 – 12 March 2021. Those already registered will have received communications from the organising committee. If you have any queries please get in touch by emailing us here: focus2020@conferencepartners.com


Following the postponement of FOCUS 2020 resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, we look forward to welcoming delegates to what will now become FOCUS 2021 to be held at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in central Belfast. Belfast is a new venue for FOCUS, and we are delighted to be able to host the meeting in a state of the art venue overlooking the River Lagan, with convenient links to airports and the port of Belfast and close proximity to many hotels and the vibrant city centre.

The scientific programme will concentrate on some of the most important challenges facing ACB members in the next few years, with expert speakers drawn from across the UK and Ireland and in some cases from further afield. Belfast is consistently listed among Europe’s top city break destinations, so we hope you will take the opportunity to experience excellent science in a great location.

Organising committee members will be delighted to answer any questions you may have or provide advice on travel, accommodation or any other issues!



Congress Dates

10 – 12 March 2021


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Congress Theme

Vision for the future

About the Congress

Top quality science in a fantastic venue
The opportunity to share best practice and update knowledge
Networking with colleagues from across the UK and Ireland
The chance to explore one of the UKs most exciting cities