Congress registration 

For the Edinburgh Congress, BSHM is using the ConfTool software system for participant registration, for online submission and reviewing of abstracts, and for payments.

To register with ConfTool


select ‘register new’, complete a registration form and choose a user name and password. Registration with ConfTool will allow you to log in at any time and receive email  updates from the conference organisers. It does not commit you to attending as a delegate or submitting a paper.

Each time you complete a transaction, ConfTool will send you a confirmation email for your records.

You can log in to ConfTool at any time from any internet-linked computer using your chosen username and password.

To book to attend the Congress

To book as a Congress delegate, login to ConfTool and follow the instructions.

When you have completed the booking form, you can choose your method of payment and you will be issued with an invoice and also bank account details.  The preferred method of payment is via electronic bank payment (BACS) or wire transfer at the time of booking.  This method of payment is secure, cheap and fast for you and the BSHM. You will receive an email receipt of a BACS payment within 7 days.

Registration as a participant will not be confirmed until payment has been made.

Book now to take advantage of the cheaper ‘early bird’ congress rate which is available until 14th July 2017.

Cancellation Policy

Delegates who have paid and wish to cancel their registration may do so by contacting the organisers by email at
For cancellations received prior to 15th August 2017 the fee will be refunded less a  £25 administration fee.
For cancellations after this date, fees will not be refunded as BSHM has by this stage made financial commitments in respect of bookings.

The closing date for receipt of abstracts was 31st May 2017.
Abstracts are currently being reviewed
We will let prospective contributors know whether their paper/poster has been accepted by 7th July 2017.
To give a paper or present a poster at the Congress you must be a registered delegate.

Information for poster authors

To present a poster you must be a registered participant.
Posters should be A0 size (841 x 1189 mm) or smaller. They must be in portrait format.  Landscape layout is not permitted.
Authors of accepted posters will be sent a Poster Location (reference) number by email before the conference begins.
Posters should  be on display in time for the first break in the conference, at 11am on Thursday  14th September.
If you would like to retrieve your poster after the conference, you should remove it from display before 2pm on Saturday 16th September. Any posters remaining after that time will be recycled.

If you need help

ConfTool  is easy to use and we hope it will suit all participants. However, if you have any problems, please don’t hesitate to contact the congress administration via email We will aim to  respond within 24hours. If you would like us to phone you please provide your phone number.