Building momentum behind a movement disorders conference for the Association of British Neurologists

Discover how we created an outstanding event experience in Cambridge, providing a platform for Consultant Neurologists to learn and exchange ideas about the specialism of movement disorders.

The Brief

TTA was commissioned to manage a UK medical academic conference on behalf of the Association of British Neurologists’ Movement Disorders Specialist Interest Group. The objective of this bi-annual event: to provide a platform for Consultant Neurologists and Specialist Registrars to highlight and debate topical issues in movement disorders. The two-day programme would balance key educational content with an opportunity to network with colleagues.

We collaborated with our consultant neurologist client and a committee of other leading healthcare professionals, to invite 100 delegates to the event and deliver all elements of the programme, including faculty and delegate communications, suppliers (including the venue, hotels, travel, exhibitors and audio visual production) and event materials.

What we created

We created a bespoke information and registration website, and managed payments, accommodation and delegate confirmations. We also made individual meeting, travel and hotel arrangements for each of the 18 faculty members. In addition, we applied for and managed the continuing personal development (CPD) accreditation for attendees at this educational event, which included responsibility for CPD management on-site and post-event.

The Howard Building in Downing College, Cambridge was the natural choice of venue – well-situated, academic, and fitting for the educational tone and plenary format of the event and accompanying small exhibition. The College would also host a networking dinner in the main dining hall where delegates could draw inspiration from after dinner speaker and distinguished ex soldier, Chris Moon MBE.

Over the two days, we worked closely with the client to ensure impeccable execution of all the arrangements for the educational and social.

The Outcome

The event was fully subscribed, with attendance by neurologists from all over Great Britain. We undertook online evaluation to gauge the success of the event with attendees, and to help shape future meeting content and format. Delegate feedback was exceptional, with appreciation for a highly educational and worthwhile programme, flawlessly delivered. In fact, the event was so successful that it’s under consideration for becoming an annual occurrence.

“From start to finish, The Turner Agency provided a professional, responsive service in the organisation of our two-day meeting.”

“Everything ran like clockwork. I would strongly encourage you to use The Turner Agency to organise your event – they come highly recommended.”

“The prospect of organising the logistics of a medium–sized academic medical conference for a group of demanding professionals was daunting – but Rhonda and Julie and all the team handled it superbly and there were no glitches.”

“I had regular updates on registration and queries from participants, sponsors and speakers alike.”

The Team Behind The Event


Event services that made this a success

Venue Search & Management

From finding the right venue and accommodation to managing the complexity of a live event, our partnerships and negotiating power enable us to secure great venues and great value, too.

Project Management & Consultancy

If you’ve a clear picture of what you want, we’ll make it happen. If you don’t, we’ll relish the challenge of developing your ideas to answer the brief. And our rigorous project management will bring it all together seamlessly.

Registration & Delegate Management

We reflect the importance of your delegate relationships in all our communications, as well as offering numerous creative options to enhance the delegate experience over the whole event lifecycle.

Creative Services

A cohesive look and feel is a key ingredient of your event, so our talented designers will develop your programme theme and ensure your brand is reflected consistently across every touchpoint.


Whether you need us to arrange trains, planes or automobiles, or want to minimise your carbon footprint, our travel specialists will provide you with a first class, ATOL-protected service for the entire journey.

Onsite Management

From conferences and product launches to training events and celebrations, our exceptional TTA logistics team will leave no stone unturned to ensure even the most complex on-site programme is designed, directed and managed to perfection for you to produce a successful event.

Evaluation Services

Today’s marketers need to demonstrate value. Our specialists can evaluate the success of your event through the use of surveys or questionnaires, and help you apply repeatable successes to future events.

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