ACC Liverpool

The Royal 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. Last minute tickets are still available. We can’t wait to see you. #RCPod21

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The Royal 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.

Security measures at the ACC

Following recent events in Liverpool, a number of members have raised concerns about security at the ACC.
The ACC has confirmed that the onsite security arrangements have been reviewed and extra measures will be in place -
find out more here.
These measures will be kept under review for the duration of the conference.

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.

Friday 19 November at 12.45pm
Room 3A

Strengthen ties: opening up associate membership
Steve Jamieson, Claire Angus, Paul Chadwick, Royal College of Podiatry




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

Find out more about the Speakers

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


Your chance to win a Dopplex ATP DMX kit

The prize for this year's competition has kindly been donated by Huntleigh. 
To be in with a chance to win a Dopplex ATP DMX kit, visit the Royal College of Podiatry's conference stand and take up our challenge!

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-19 guidance changes.

Important guidance for delegates on COVID 19 status

We have also put together guidance on what delegates need to do before attending the conference in terms of their personal COVID 19 status.
Read our advice here

Cancellation policy

In the event of the Annual Conference being cancelled due to COVID 19, full refunds will be given.
Read our full Terms and conditions for delegates, including the cancellation policy, here

Call for papers

Thank you to those of you who have submitted abstracts for oral and poster presentation. These are being considered by the Research and Development Committee. 

The Call for papers has now closed.
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.


The Exhibition which takes place alongside the Annual Conference is the only event in Europe featuring over 80 podiatry suppliers and manufacturers and where exhibitors can meet with over 1,000 senior level podiatrists in one place.

It is the perfect platform to launch a new product, raise awareness, stay ahead of competitors, conduct research, make sales, generate new leads, learn direct from podiatrists, exchange ideas, network and support your industry.

Join us in Liverpool and find out for yourself!



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 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: