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Conference Information

Key Dates

December 2006: Call for programme proposals (papers and posters)

Early February 2007: Announcement of preliminary programme and on line registration available

23rd February 2007: Deadline for submission of programme proposals

April 2007: Announcement of full programme

Overnight Accomodation

A range of hotels and guest houses are now available for the Conference. For further information and to make a reservation, please visit reservation-highway.co.uk (using code ambu).

Further Information

This website will be updated with further information on the conference programme as it becomes available. Our electronic newsletter, AMBEX Update, will also be circulated regularly with the latest information.

The Exhibition

Organised on behalf of the ASA by Brintex Events, the AMBEX Exhibition will run from 1100 on Wednesday 27th June until 1500 on Friday 29th June 2007.The Exhibition consistently attracts over 150 leading manufacturers and suppliers to exhibit and over 3,000 professionals in the emergency healthcare sector as visitors.

The show demonstrates the UKs widest range of products and services including the latest in emergency, rapid response and patient transport vehicles, medical equipment, defibrillators, uniforms and protective clothing, emergency shelters, decontamination systems, search and rescue equipment, training mannequins, information technology and communication systems.

For further information please visit the Exhibition website.

Networking Events

AMBEX 2007 will offer a range of networking and social functions:

Wednesday 27 June 2007

International Drinks Reception

1845, The Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

This drinks reception is open to all delegates from overseas. The Royal Pump Museum is a beautiful Victorian building where guests can network in the midst of their exhibition Victorian Life.

Tickets to this event are included in all International Delegate Registration Fees.

AMBEX Drinks and Race Night

2130 to late, The St. George Hotel, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Runners and riders get ready for the AMBEX Race Night sponsored by Media Publishing! Delegates and exhibitors are invited to come and enjoy an evening of horse racing. This event will provide a fun and relaxing environment in which to unwind and network with colleagues.

Tickets are free (with drinks free of charge for part of the evening).

Thursday 28 June 2007

AMBEX Dinner

1930 to late, The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

This year the AMBEX Dinner will reflect Harrogates Victorian heritage and will take place in the beautiful Nineteenth Century hotel, The Old Swan. The evening will include traditional Victorian cuisine and entertainment. With an emphasis on informality, guests will find the dinner to be an ideal opportunity for networking.

Tickets to the Dinner will be included in Full Registration Fees. Extra tickets are available for purchase at £50.00+VAT per ticket.

To purchase tickets to the dinner, please call Lotte Large on 0207 928 9620.

Delivering Change – Improving Care

Preliminary Programme

Wednesday 27 June 2007 – Operational

The first day of AMBEX 2007 will concentrate on Operational issues within pre-hospital care.

To view the full programme for Wednesday 27 June 2007, please follow the button to the left named Wednesday.

Thursday 28 June 2007 – Clinical

The second day of AMBEX 2007 will concentrate on Clinical issues within pre-hospital care.

To view the full programme for Thursday 28 June 2007, please follow the button to the left named Thursday.

Friday 29 June 2007 – Workforce

The last day of AMBEX 2007 will concentrate on Workforce issues within pre-hospital care.


27th – 29th June 2007, Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

AMBEX is the Ambulance Service Associations (ASAs) largest event and is the foremost pre-hospital and emergency healthcare forum in the UK.

Organised jointly by the ASA and Brintex Events, the AMBEX Conference and Exhibition provide a major focus for learning, information exchange, debate and networking for all those involved in the emergency healthcare sector.

Delivering Change – Improving Care

The Conference will open on the afternoon of Wednesday 27th June and close at lunchtime on Friday 29th June. Addressing the overall theme of Delivering Change – Improving Care the programme will focus in plenary sessions on three main subject areas:

  • Operational Issues
  • Clinical Issues
  • Workforce Issues

Conference Audience

The 2007 programme will be designed to be of interest to:

  • Key decision makers, both within the ambulance sector and in other related NHS organisations, including chairs, non-executive directors, chief executives, executive directors and other directors and managers
  • Staff engaged in accident and emergency services, including paramedics, technicians, specialist transfer crew, air ambulance staff, community first responders and those working in control and resource centres
  • All those involved with patient transport services, including directors, managers, team leaders, ambulance care assistants and those concerned with the planning, communication and administration of these services
  • Staff managing and working in support services including fleet management and maintenance, risk, health and safety, supplies, IT, finance and administration
  • Those involved or interested in any aspect of 999 pre-hospital emergency healthcare research, evidence and clinical effectiveness
  • All those working in the voluntary sector emergency care services
  • Staff from organisations and companies supplying products and services to the emergency healthcare sector.

Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee

JRCALC was set up in 1989 to provide a national forum to support the UK Ambulance Service with a particular focus on its interactions with other professional healthcare groups.

JRCALC is a large Committee with representatives from the Ambulance Service, the Royal Colleges of Physicians, Surgeons, Anaesthetists, Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, General Practitioners, Nursing, Paediatric and Child Health, the College of Emergency Medicine and observers from the Department of Health, The Scottish Ambulance Service and NHS Training Executive and The Institute of Healthcare Development.

JRCALC has its administrative base at the ASA office, and holds its meetings three times a year at the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA). The Annual Conference is held in November each year at the RCoA, following the Autumn Committee Meeting.

JRCALC Clinical Practice Guidelines

The 2006 JRCALC Clinical Practice Guidelines are now available to purchase. If you would like to purchase a hard copy or CD-ROM version, please contact IHCD Publishing:

IHCD PublishingAdams WayMansfieldNottinghamshireNG18 4LN

Tel: 01623 488 436

NB. When ordering the Guidelines, please quote the ISBN 184690 0603 (2006 edition)