Setting up my profile

Once in the platform we advise users to upload a photo, add in their personal details and select their interest categories. The more information you provide the more the system can customise your experience. During the first login you will have the option to change your notifications.

I need to add or remove my photo on my profile

Once signed into the platform, edit your profile by selecting ‘My profile’ from the top right of the platform. Click the attach file icon where it says photo. Choose a file to upload or take a photo using your webcam. Once you have added a photo you can only replace it but not remove it. If you wish to remove a photo, please contact BSH Support.

I'm not seeing many recommendations

Once signed into the platform, edit your profile by selecting 'My profile' from the top right of the platform. Select ‘Edit profile’ from the menu on the left side. You can then choose your topics of interest from the ‘Interest categories’ drop-down menu.

I'm not attracting much interest

Once signed into the platform, edit your profile by selecting 'Edit profile' from the top right of the platform. Ensure you have completed your 'About Me' section on your profile.

I want to stop receiving notifications of appointments/messages

Once signed into the platform, edit your profile by selecting 'My profile' from the top right of the platform. Under matchmaking settings, you can turn on/off notifications.

I want to change my password

Once signed into the platform, edit your profile by selecting 'My profile' from the top right of the platform. Then select 'Edit profile' from the menu on the left side, and under 'change credentials' you can change your password. If you have forgotten your password, please use the information above.

I wish to remove all data you hold about me

Once signed into the platform, edit your profile by selecting 'My profile' from the top right of the platform. Then select 'Edit profile' from the menu on the left side and click on 'Your Data'. Choose to export data or remove account globally.

How do I preview my own profile?

Once signed into the platform, edit your profile by selecting 'My profile' from the top right of the platform. Then select 'Edit profile' from the menu on the left side, click on 'Preview profile'.

Contact details

The team are here to support you during the virtual experience and while you are in Manchester, please reach out to a member of the team using the contacts below or visit the registration desk onsite.

• Speaker Queries bsh2022speakers@mci-group.com

• Abstract Queries bsh2022abstracts@mci-group.com

• General Queries: bsh2022@mci-group.com

• Registration Queries: bsh.reghot@mci-group.com

Programme Information

How do I claim CPD for this event?

The BSH 2022 ASM has sought accreditation with the Royal College of Pathologists. Attendees at the Pitfalls Day will be accredited with up to 6 CPD points. The main conference has up to 28 points accredited for in person attendees.

Unfortunately, due to regulations imposed by the accrediting body, we cannot accredit on-demand attendance due to the nature of the content, but any livestreamed sessions watched via the online platform will be accredited.

Certificates will be processed and shared with attendees who complete the post-event survey by Wednesday 20 April 2022.

How do I contact a poster author?

Visit the E- Posters and select the ‘Contact the author’ option on the individual poster or start a forum discussion within the same page.

If you would like to start a debate around the poster or ask a question publicly to the author you can do it by using the “Forum”, make sure to register so you can receive a notification when the Author answers your question. Remember that all the comments or questions you write in the forum will be available to all the attendees, if you want to engage in a private conversation with the author, make sure to use "Contact author".

COVID regulations

In the interests of the health and safety of all attendees and the wider patient population, event personnel and the broader community, BSH ask all participants attending in Manchester to adhere to the following:

• We encourage all delegates to take a Lateral Flow Test (LFT) before travelling to Manchester and attending the meeting. The organisers won’t be asking participants to produce confirmation of a negative result on arrival. We advise you to take a test each day before attending were possible

• We recommend that face coverings are worn when moving throughout the conference, apart from drinking and eating (unless exempt)

• Be aware of COVID-19 symptoms! Please do not attend if you are showing any symptoms. BSH advise to consider your attendance if you have any respiratory virus as well.

More information at: https://www.bshconferences.co.uk/faqs/


Cloakroom/bag searches

Please note that the venue do carry out bag searches for those entering Manchester Central. Please bear this in mind when planning your attendance, we advise you to leave extra time and bring as little as possible with you.

A staffed cloakroom Is located within the Central Foyer and is open during the conference hours.

Any items left there are the responsibility of the individual and BSH cannot be held accountable for loss of personal items.


The organising committee and the BSH Meeting Organiser cannot accept any liability for loss or damage of whatever nature incurred by participants and/or accompanying persons to their luggage and/or personal belonging.

Name badges

Name badges will be issued to all delegates at registration. Name badges must be worn at all times when attending the meeting and social programme events.

Registration opening times

Registration is located in the Central Foyer as you enter the main entrance at Manchester Central

Date Opening Times
Saturday 2 April 10:00 - 10:30 (Pitfalls only)
14:00 - 19:00 (Delegates and Exhibitor)
Sunday 3 April 08:00 - 18:00
Monday 4 April 07:30 - 19:30
Tuesday 5 April 07:30 - 15:00

Refreshment breaks

Refreshments are served in both the Central Hall and the Exchange Hall. Please note: if you have any dietary requirements, please locate the dietary station for assistance.

Date Networking Break 1 Networking break 2
Sunday 3 April 11:40 - 13:10 15:45 - 16:45
Monday 4 April 11:55 - 12:55 15:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 5 April 11:55 - 12:55 Take away coffee available

Exhibition opening hours

The exhibition area is located in the Central Hall. Posters, charity stands and the BSH can be found in the Exchange Hall.

Date Opening Times
Sunday 3 April 08:00 - 18:00
Monday 4 April 09:30 - 20:15
Tuesday 5 April 09:30 - 14:30

Filming and photography

There will be an official photographer onsite at the event. A camera crew will also be present. If you do not want your image to be used by BSH for future ASM promotion or on BSH materials, please advise a member of the BSH team at the BSH stand.


Manchester Central is fully wireless enabled and visitors, delegates and exhibitors can access the WiFi for free, by following these instructions:

- Connect to the _MCC FREE WIFI wireless network

- The portal page should open automatically. If not, just open your web browser

- Click ‘Login’ to Manchester Central’s Free Wi-Fi - Read and check the box to accept the terms and conditions, then click ‘Connect’.

Prayer room

A prayer room is located next to the Exchange Auditorium and is signposted from all areas of the venue. Please ask a member of staff for directions if needed.

Speaker Information

Thank you to all our speakers who have contributed to the 2022 programme. We ask that all speakers arrive at their allocated session room ahead of their session in order to meet the session chair and fellow faculty. Any questions regarding timings or session rooms please email: BSH2022speakers@mci-group.com or speak to the team at the front desk at the event.

Speakers are required to upload their slides within the Speaker Preview Room. This is based in Exchange Rooms 6 & 7, located on the first floor of the venue. In the Speaker Preview Room faculty are able to upload their presentation, check through their slides and review videos or interactive elements. Once the presentation has been uploaded in the system this will serve as an indication to the session chairs and/or moderator whether or not the speaker is present at the event. We recommend that speakers upload their presentation at least four hours before the start of their session.

Any speakers presenting in the first morning session on Sunday 3 April, are advised to upload their presentation at 08:00 on Sunday 3 April.

Presentations can be uploaded on a USB device. A member of the technical team will assist with uploading the presentation, along with any minor changes if required. Once uploaded, the technician will perform a quick review of the presentation to check it runs smoothly and all elements have been uploaded. PC’s will be available in the Speaker Preview Room to check a presentation and allow for last minute changes.

The Speaker Preview Room is open at the following times:

Date Opening Times
Sunday 3 April 08:00 - 18:30
Monday 4 April 07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 5 April 07:30 - 13:00


Accessing a session

When a session is live, visit the sessions table and you will have the option to ‘Join’ the session, this will take you through to the live stream.

Alternatively, if you have added a session to your schedule, the ‘Join now’ button will appear here, click here to join the session.

Please note that some sessions are live-streamed and you should check the programme for more information.

What if I cannot watch the live sessions?

All live sessions will be recorded and available for you to view on demand.

Submitting a question during live sessions

Look out for the slido code in the session description this will allow you to join slido and ask questions to the speakers. A chair will be collating all questions and will ask them during the session, time permitting.

Having problems on the online platform

We have a number of ways you can contact the technical support team. Details are included below or search for the BSH Help Desk participant in the platform and contact the team through the chat function.

Code of Conduct

To see the Code of Conduct please click here.

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