10th June 2024

Annual Conference 2024

Location: Birmingham
Venue: The Studio

The N-CODE Expo

Dates: Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th June 2024
Venue: The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP
N-CODE is pleased to announce that our face to face EXPO will be taking place in June 2024. The conference will be an opportunity to bring together professionals from healthcare, the neurotechnology industry, academics, funders, charities and those with lived experience to discuss the latest innovations and research in developing technologies that enable community-based diagnosis and management of neurological conditions for the benefit of patients.  

There will be many chances to network throughout the event, as well important updates on the progress of the network so far, a poster session and a conference dinner on Monday 10th June.  

There will be some opportunity to livestream the presentations, but this will be limited and delegates are strongly advised to attend in person to experience the full EXPO. 


The EXPO will include:  

Registration is now open through the University of Birmingham Online Shop.

Registration will close on Friday 24th May, 17:00 (BST).

Further information about the Industry and Technology Showcase and the Pitch Competition will follow, but please get in touch to register your interest at ncode@contacts.bham.ac.uk 

Day 1 Monday 10th June  

10:00 – 10:30     Registration and welcome refreshments 

10:30 – 10:45     Welcome and N-CODE overview: John Terry  

10:45 – 12:45     Industry and Technology Showcase  

12:45 – 14:00     Lunch and networking  

14:00 – 15:00    Funders clinic  

15:00 – 15:30     Coffee break and networking  

15:30 – 17:00     Industry stands and poster session  

18:30     Drinks reception  

19:00     Conference dinner  


Day 2 Tuesday 11th June  

09:15 – 0930      Refreshments  

09:30 – 11:15      Pitch competition  

11:15 – 11:45        Coffee break and networking 

11:45 – 13:15       Updates on N-CODE funded research projects  

13:15 – 14:00      Lunch 

14:00 – 15:00    The year ahead for NCODE and panel discussion on network priorities 

15:00     Conference close 

Registration is now open using the University of Birmingham Online Shop. Registration will close on Friday 24th May, 17:00 (BST).  

The registration fee includes all food and refreshments including the conference dinner. Please let us know of any dietary requirements when you register.

The cost of accommodation is not included in the conference fee. See ‘Accommodation information’ for further information.  


Postgraduate student: £75 

Postdoctoral researcher: £100 

Faculty and charity representative: £150 

Industry attendee:  £200 

We invite abstract submissions for poster presentations, particularly from Early Career Researchers.  

To apply for a poster presentation, please send your completed abstract to: ncode@contacts.bham.ac.uk by Monday 13th May, 17:00 (BST).  We aim to notify applicants by Friday 17th May.  

Abstracts must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document and include: 

  • Abstract title 
  • Name and affiliation of presenting author 
  • Name and affiliation of co-authors 
  • Email address of presenting author 
  • A scientific abstract (up to 250 words) including: Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusion 


If you have any queries, please contact us at ncode@contacts.bham.ac.uk. 

If you are a commercial partner and wish to participate in the Industry and technology showcase and/or host an Industry stand in the EXPO, please get in touch to register your interest at ncode@contacts.bham.ac.uk. 

More information will follow shortly. Please get in touch to register your interest at ncode@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

The N-CODE EXPO will take place at The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP. 

This is situated at the heart of the city, close by to all major transport links. Map and directions can be found here.

By train: The venue is 2 minutes walk from Birmingham New Street Station. Exit the North exit ‘Stephenson Street’ or ‘New Street entrance’ and head up Lower Temple street past Café Nero. Turn right at Starbucks and continue down New Street (Tesco on your left). Cannon Street is the second street on the left, The Studio is half way along Cannon Street on the right hand side.  

By car: Detailed driving directions are available on the Studio website here.  As a city centre venue, there is no onsite parking, though the recommended car parks closest to the venue are NCP High Street, postcode B4 7LN and NCP New Street, postcode B5 4AN. Both car parks are around a 10 minute walk.   

The closest disabled parking spot is on Waterloo Street, which is just around the corner from Cannon Street. Delegates would need an Orange or Blue Badge.  

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The cost of accommodation is not included in the conference fee. The fee includes all food and refreshments, including the conference dinner.  

As a city centre location, there is a wide variety of hotels close by. Suggested sites to search for accommodation to match your budget include Booking.com or Expedia. The venue postcode is B2 5EP.

Travel support is available for up to 10 attendees with either lived experience of neurological conditions or those with limited resource (such as PhD students or ECRs who do not have their own conference funding) to attend the N-CODE EXPO in Birmingham.

A maximum of £250 per person and where possible, travel and accommodation will be booked through the University of Birmingham providers. 

For further information and to apply, please complete the application form by Monday 13th May 2024, 17:00 (BST). We aim to notify successful applicants by Friday 17th May. 

Financial support towards the additional childcare cost of attending the N-CODE EXPO is available, please contact the network team on ncode@contacts.bham.ac.uk to discuss.  

The drinks reception and conference dinner will take place in the Studio event space from 18:30 on Monday 10th June. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements when you register for the event.

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