Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the conference suitable for?
The conference is an open invitation to all of our existing participants and is a two day event with a blend of “how to” workshops and scientific sessions from experts in their fields. Meetings are approved for CPD by both the IBMS and RCPath.
Do I have to attend the whole conference?
No, you are welcome to attend as a day delegate on either / both days.
How do I register?
You can register by filling out the online form If you need a PDF version of the registration form, please contact us on 02921 847810 or
Can I cancel / change my registration?
If you have already paid for your place within your enrolment and we have received payment for this then we are unable to offer a refund, we can however in certain circumstances carry your place forward to the following year. If you have not paid within your Weqas enrolment then we can look into this for you, it will however depend on where we are in the financial process (e.g. if we have already invoiced you on receipt of a PO and this has been paid) then we would need to assess this on an individual basis depending on the reasons for the cancellation.
Please note, if we have already given final numbers to the hotel then cancellation will not be possible (final numbers are usually given to the hotel 6 weeks in advance of the conference).
Changes to registration:
If you need to change the name of the person who is attending, please contact us on 02921 847810 or to discuss this.
Can I pay by credit card?
Yes, we are able to offer credit card payment if you are unable to organise payment by other means. Please contact 02921 847810 or to discuss this.
How far is the hotel from the nearest train station / airport?
For information to get to the hotel, visit
When can I check in / out of the hotel?
If you have a package that includes accommodation, we will reserve a room under your name at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate. Check in is from 4:00pm the afternoon before your first night stay. Check out is before 12:00pm the afternoon after your last nights stay. Check in / out will need to be done at the hotels main reception.
Is parking available at the hotel?
For information on parking, visit
Does the hotel have disabled access?
Yes, the hotel is accessible. More information can be found here:
What if I have dietary requirements?
Please specify these requirements when registering and we will ensure that the hotel cater accordingly.
Is WiFi available throughout the hotel and conference area?
Free in-room and lobby WiFi.
What is the dress code for the conference dinner?
The conference dinner will have a smart dress code.
Can I stay the Tuesday night after the conference if I am travelling from afar?
Please contact the hotel if you need to stay the Tuesday night after the conference.
When will copies of the lectures be available?
Copies of the presentations, if available, will be uploaded to the Conference QR Portal which you will be able to access during the event. For more information on our QR Portal, click here.
Presentations will also be available to download from our website after the conference, visit
Will there be virtual option for the conference?
We will not be offering a virtual option for this year’s conference. All presentations will be made available on the website after the event. If you are interested in us organising a virtual event in the future, please email us on
When will we receive our CPD certificates?
These will be available to collect at the end of the conference when your completed feedback form is returned to the registration desk. Please ensure that you select which CPD certificate you require when registering for the conference.
Options for CPD:
• RCPath (Royal College of Pathologists)
• IBMS (Institute of Biomedical Sciences)
• Attendance Certificate (Non UK delegates)

Conference Details

Hilton Manchester Deansgate
303 Deansgate
M3 4LQ
9th – 10th December 2024

Contact Us

02921 847810