NICE Annual Conference 2020

11 November 2020, Hilton Manchester Deansgate

NICE 2020: Connecting evidence, people and practice showcases the latest developments in clinical improvement, health technologies and patient-centred care.

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NICE 2020 packs 12 hours of content into just one day.

Why attend?

NICE 2020 is the only event of its kind. It brings together health and care professionals with pharmaceutical and health technology communities to share the latest in evidence-based excellence and innovation.

  • Hear from our new chair and chief executive who will be in conversation with Dr Phil Hammond.
  • Come along to our Shared Learning Awards and poster zone. Discover how health and care professionals are using our standards and guidance across the country. Take hints and tips back to your organisation.
  • Explore topics ranging from the challenges of following the evidence, to how climate change, artifical intelligence and genetics will impact the health and care landscape.

Bursary scheme

We're offering a limited number of bursary places at the conference for national patients, carers, service users, voluntary organisations and Healthwatches.

The bursary scheme will be launched early February 2020.

I found the conference to be informative, enjoyable, and inclusive with good opportunities for networking and sharing learning experiences

General manager, pharmaceutical/medtech sector, NICE 2019 delegate

Upcoming speaking engagements

Falls prevention and management in older people

28 February 2020, London

Professor Cameron Swift, specialist committee member for the falls prevention quality standard, is giving the chair’s welcome and introduction at this event.

Patient partnering in clinical development

2 March 2020, Berlin

Adrian Jones, associate director for data and analytics, is speaking in the 'NICE data and digital developments' session at this event in Germany.

Dementia 2020: delivering person-centred, outcome-focused dementia services

12 March 2020, London

Richard Chibbens is speaking in the 'Reflecting on the Dementia 2020 challenge' session at this event in London.

Developing your role as a designated prescribing practitioner

16 March 2020, London

Sally Jarmain, Medicine and Prescribing Centre associate, is speaking in the 'Coordinating support and ensuring governance of the DPP role' session at this event in London.

Reducing and improving the use of restrictive interventions and practice

16 March 2020, London

Dr Anthony Bleetman, specialist committee member is speaking in the minimising the use and risks of restraint and physical interventions session at the Healthcare Conferences event.

Exhibition programme

We take part in a number of health and social care exhibitions and conferences throughout the year. Each event gives us the chance to meet frontline users of NICE guidance and standards face-to-face, to talk to our key audiences about what we do, and to take on board valued feedback on our work programmes.

These are the events that NICE will be attending in the forthcoming months. If you’re planning to attend any of these events please visit our stand and find out more about what we do and how you can get involved.

LGA/ADPH Annual Public Health Conference 2020

24 March 2020, Brighton

NICE is exhibiting at the LGA/ADPH Annual Conference 2020. Come to our stand to learn about our public health guidance and support tools.

RCN Congress 2020

7 to 11 June 2020, Liverpool

NICE is exhibiting at the Royal College of Nursing Congress in Liverpool. Visit the NICE stand to learn more about our guidance and support tools for nurses.

Health + Care

24 to 25 June 2020, London

We're exhibiting at Health + Care at ExCel, London. Visit the NICE stand to find out more about our health and social care guidance and support tools.

RCGP Annual Conference 2020

1 to 3 October 2020, Glasgow

We’re exhibiting at the RCGP Annual Conference this year in Scotland. Come to the NICE stand to find out more about our work in primary care.

Request a speaker

Complete a speaker request form and return it to

We are generally unable to provide speakers for events that are hosted or sponsored by a single industry sponsor as this could constitute a conflict of interest.

Requesting a speaker from NICE

As a high profile national organisation, NICE gets a lot of request for speakers. We try our best to fulfil all these requests but due to pressure on staff time we do sometimes have to prioritise. In order to maximise the chance of us being able to help you and to deal with your request promptly, please bear in mind the following points when requesting a speaker.

What you can expect from us

  • We will acknowledge your request for a speaker within 7 days, confirming whether or not we are in principle able to fulfil the request and giving an indication of who the speaker for your event is likely to be.
  • We will confirm the exact speaker as soon as we are able to, but it is not always possible to do this until a few weeks before the date of the engagement.
  • We will do our best to deal with requests for a speaker at short notice (within a month of the date of request), but this is not always possible.
  • We are generally unable to provide speakers for events that are hosted or sponsored by a single industry sponsor, as this could constitute a conflict of interest.

What we expect from you

  • Speaking engagements are coordinated by NICE's external communications team, so please make your initial request by filling in the speakers request form and emailing it to Please do not make multiple approaches for a speaker to different people at NICE as this can cause confusion and duplication of effort.
  • If you need to talk to someone urgently to see how your request is progressing please call Louise Tempia, external communications executive, on 020 7045 2175.
  • Please try to give us as much notice as possible for when you require a speaker. 2 to 3 months advance notice is ideal.
  • Please make it clear if you would like a specific member of the NICE team to speak (for example, our Chairman or Chief Executive) or if you would like someone with particular expertise (for example, a health economist) but be prepared to be flexible, as your first choice may not always be available.
  • Please give us as much information as possible as you can about the type of event you are hosting including the purpose of the event, date, time and audience numbers as this helps us find the most appropriate speaker for you.
  • We normally expect non-NHS bodies to meet speaker's travel and accommodation costs.
  • Please apply to the communications team at NICE for permission if you would like to publish presentations given by NICE staff on your website or in a conference programme, as the material may be subject to copyright.
  • Please do send any feedback on the speaker to as this helps improve the service for other users. You may submit any feedback in confidence if you wish.