Vasculitis Workshop 2015
“In April 2015, we hosted the 17th International Vasculitis and ANCA Workshop in London, attracting attracted more than 600 delegates. We realized early on that we would need the assistance of an event management company and were fortunate to be put in touch with BioMedEx.
Uta and Helen’s understanding of the aim of our Workshop came through clearly, and their experience and professional approach was evident from the beginning. Every aspect of their service, both pre-event and on-site management, including liaison with the venues and sponsors, design and production of all Workshop materials, and management of the abstract submission process and online registration, was provided without fault. Worth a particular mention is Helen’s eye for detail which was exceptional!
Uta and Helen’s approachable and friendly nature made working with them such a pleasure and I would happily recommend them to anyone looking for assistance with managing a conference.”
Anjli Jagpal – PA to Professor Charles D Pusey, Head of Renal Section, Imperial College London – May 2015
BTS Annual Congress 1999 to 2015
“On behalf of the Executive Committee of the British Toxicology Society I would like to thank you for all the help and support that you and BioMedEx have provided to the Society over the years. The Society has been impressed with your professionalism and the excellent Trade Exhibitions you have organised over the years on behalf of the Society.”
Professor Shirley Price, General Secretary, The British Toxicology Society
LARP Society, 2010 to 2015
Uta Boeger-Brown, in her position as director of BioMedEx, was financial manager and membership administrator for LARP Society from 2010 to 2015. This UK charity was established in 2010 for scientists with an interest in research in the la- and La related family of proteins. Although small, the charity operates internationally with members from Canada, Japan, USA, Europe and UK. Meetings are held in different countries on alternate years and finances are limited and require careful management.
Uta proved to be totally indispensable and has my full recommendation. She has great attention to detail, considerable experience in conference management and fantastic negotiation skills. In addition to organising the conference meetings, BioMedEx provided regular financial reports, arranged a payment system on the LARP Society website for conference registration and provided continuous advice and support to the Trustees.
Uta/BioMedEx is innovative, hard-working and has been a true asset to our society. She has our whole-hearted endorsement.”
Dr Sarah Blagden, Founder and Treasurer of the LARP Society – March 2015
10th World Marrow Donor Association’s International Donor Registry Conference 2014
“Uta and the team at BioMedEx provided support for Anthony Nolan when we hosted the tenth World Marrow Donor Association’s International Donor Registry Conference. We welcomed over 320 delegates from across the world to the Royal College of Physicians for a four day conference in May. Uta provided valuable support and advice in the months before the conference and her regular reports allowed us to keep track of progress. Feedback from delegates was overwhelmingly positive and the organisation, administration and on-site support were praised as being seamless and effective. I would highly recommend BioMedEx’s services.”
Richard Davidson – Director of Communications and Marketing, Anthony Nolan – February 2015
Triple Negative Breast Cancer Conferences, 2011 and 2013
“BioMedEx worked with Breakthrough Breast Cancer on two Triple Negative Breast Cancer Conferences, in 2011 and 2013. These were our first international conferences, but Uta and the team were great at guiding us through all the stages of planning and organising the conference. Every step of the way we felt confident with the process and suggestions given to us. They provided secretariat for the conference and took all the hassle out of securing a venue, developing a website as well as the process to register delegates. On the day of the conferences, they provided excellent front of house services, readily adapting to the venue and the needs of delegates. We were impressed with the personal touches, while being upmost professionals. I would definitely recommend BioMedEx and would not hesitate to work with them in the future.”
Dr Richard Francis – Senior Manager of Research Insight, Breakthrough Breast Cancer – February 2015
Life Sciences 2007 and IUPS Congress 2013
“I first had the pleasure of working with BioMedEx at a meeting of three of the biggest Learned Societies in the UK in Glasgow in 2007. This was the first truly joint meeting partnering The Physiological Society, the British Pharmacological Society and The Biochemical Society. BioMedEx managed our trade exhibition and sponsorship elements with professionalism and they sure delivered. Since then I have considered BioMedEx the go to company for trade exhibition and sponsorship management. In 2013, The Society hosted the International Union of Physiological Sciences Congresses in Birmingham. We engaged BioMedEx again and also contracted them to run our registration services. With over 3000 participants descending on us in Birmingham, this was the best decision I have ever made and registration ran seamlessly.
The Physiological Society continues to value its relationship with Dr Uta Boeger-Brown and BioMedEx. They combine an exceptionally professional service with an exceptionally friendly style and have a unique insight into the life sciences.”
Nick Boross-Toby, Director of Marketing, The Physiological Society – August 2013
National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference 2005 to 2012
“At NCRI we have had an excellent working relationship with you and your colleagues at BioMedEx over the course of 8 annual NCRI Cancer Conferences, held from 2005 to 2012. Uta’s professional advice and understanding of our needs was especially valuable in starting a substantial new national event attracting the best part of 2,000 delegates. This was at first unknown territory for us and BioMedEx’s expert help was invaluable in delivering the trade exhibition at those early events. In the ensuing years we have learned from seeing Uta and her team in action and have developed our own in-house skills and capacity to the extent that we now have the confidence to organise the event more independently. We are most grateful to Uta for her contribution to developing what is widely acknowledged to be a high quality research conference. I would thoroughly recommend BioMedEx to anyone organising a trade exhibition at a biomedical event.”
Dr Jane Cope, Director, National Cancer Research Institute – July 2013
“The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) first started doing business with BioMedEx in 2005. The NCRI knew of BioMedEx’s good reputation for providing trade exhibition support for scientific research organisations as BioMedEx had successfully managed the trade exhibitions for the Annual Conferences of the British Association for Cancer Research (1997 to 1998) and later the British Cancer Research Meetings (1999 to 2004). Over the past four years BioMedEx have provided an excellent service and is currently organizing the trade exhibition for the 2008 NCRI Conference. BioMedEx quickly established a good relationship with the NCRI, has marketed the NCRI Conference Exhibitions successfully (the past three exhibitions had been sold out months prior to the event), and organised the exhibitions with reliability and a speedy efficient response. The BioMedEx team is highly professional, organised and interacts well with the confirmed exhibitors, the venue and all other third party suppliers. BioMedEx responds well to any specification changes requested by the NCRI Conference Secretariat. BioMedEx is approachable and knowledgeable on any aspects of trade exhibition management and always willing to give advice. I have no hesitations in recommending Uta Boeger-Brown and BioMedEx.”
Sharon Vanloo, Operations Manager (Conference & Finance), National Cancer Research Institute – November 2009
APPG on Cancer – Britain Against Cancer Conference 2008
“BioMedEx have been providing conference management services for the Britain Against Cancer conference for 10 years. The longevity of this relationship is down to the excellent conference management service that we receive from BioMedEx. I have been working on this project for two years and really enjoy working with Uta and the BioMedEx team. They are always professional, thoughtful and knowledgeable about putting together healthcare conferences.
BioMedEx provide a variety of functions for the conference management of Britain Against Cancer, including: budgeting, liaising with speakers, developing a marketing and advertising strategy, organising the venue and catering, processing delegates, and providing a full range of supportive services at the event itself. BioMedEx always make sure that I am fully up to date with activity that they are doing for the conference and ensure that I am consulted/communicated with at appropriate times and in appropriate ways.
What is particularly important for me is that I am able to trust BioMedEx to engage directly with third parties involved in the conference, including speakers, the venue and delegates. When BioMedEx is operating in this capacity I am always confident that they are representing the conference, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (who host the conference) and Macmillan Cancer Support (who provide the secretariat to the conference) in the best possible light.
I am very happy being a client of BioMedEx and would highly recommend their services.”
Rachel Rowson, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support – December 2008
Wales Cancer Conference 2008 and 2010
“Uta and BioMedEx were absolutely brilliant at assisting us with the organisation of the first Wales Cancer Conference in Cardiff. There were thirteen different partners involved so it was very complicated but BioMedEx delivered an excellent Conference. They are very experienced at managing medical conferences so Uta and the team thought of things throughout the planning that we hadn’t even considered; the budget was also managed brilliantly. Our conference was attended by 300 delegates, received lots of press attention and came in on budget; we will defiantly be using BioMedEx next when we plan out next Conference.”
Clare Bath, Public Affairs Officer for Wales, Cancer Research UK – April 2010
“I found BioMedEx to be highly professional, organised and approachable. They are also very knowledgeable about scientific conferences and the requirements of such events.
I was able to contact BioMedEx with any queries I had which often had been pre-empted by them and all arrangements ran very smoothly. I would recommend them 100% and plan to work with BioMedEx again in the future.”
Julia Price, Administrator, Wales Cancer Institute – April 2008
Cancer Research UK – Scotland Against Cancer Conference 2007
“Cancer Research UK has worked with BioMedEx on Scotland Against Cancer on five separate occasions. We have found BioMedEx to be organised and professional in their dealings with Cancer Research UK, and conference speakers, delegates and sponsors.
In the pre-planning stages, BioMedEx ensure that we are kept up to date with developments, and informed of any issues arising at the earliest possible opportunity. They manage all secretarial services for the conference and are prompt and business-like in their management of funds and third party contracts.
On the day of the conference, BioMedEx manage front of house and behind the scenes arrangements and work with the conference team to ensure the smooth running of the conference. In 2006, when we experienced significant difficulties with the venue, they worked hard to resolve these at the time, and advised on follow-up after the conference.
In addition, BioMedEx have proved themselves to be very diligent in following up with contacts, whether to secure biographies, AV requirements etc. for participants in advance of the conference, or to ensure the receipt of all delegate fees and sponsorship monies after the conference.
Personally, I have found Uta Boeger-Brown and her team to be supportive and approachable, and flexible in adapting to changing circumstances and any issues which might arise.”
Vicky Crichton, Public Affairs Officer, Cancer Research UK – October 2007
BioScience2004, BioScience2005, BioScience2006 and Life Sciences 2007 Exhibitions
“The Biochemical Society’s meetings team started doing business with BioMedEx in 2004 because we knew of its good reputation for providing trade exhibition support for scientific research organisations. BioMedEx provided an excellent service at the successful BioScience and Life Sciences meetings. BioMedEx built a good relationship with us at a competitive price, marketed to the scientific supplies industries successfully and organised the exhibitions with reliability and a speedy efficient response. It was a good experience for the Biochemical Society.”
Sheila Alink-Brunsdon MBA, Director, Society Activities, the Biochemical Society – July 2007
APPG on Cancer – Britain Against Cancer Conference 2006
“Uta and the BioMedEx team have successfully supported the Britain Against Cancer conference for the past eight years and are currently working on Britain Against Cancer 2007 – the ninth conference. The BioMedEx team is easy to work with, open to new ideas (in fact are often the ones to suggest them), quick to solve any problems and very efficient. I would wholeheartedly recommend BioMedEx.”
Hannah Saul, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Cancerbackup*- December 2006
(*Cancerbackup is now part of Macmillan Cancer Support)
“I am pleased that the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer: Britain Against Cancer Conference has been completely successful. It really was a pleasure to work with you. I have never worked with someone so organised. I look forward to working with you again in the future”
Kerry Gray, Event Manager, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre – December 2006
APPG on Cancer – Britain Against Cancer Conference 2005
“Uta, it has been an absolute pleasure coordinating the Britain Against Cancer event with you, hosted by us, at Church House Conference Centre, for the last three years. Your careful preparation and attention to detail, makes the operation process on the day slip into place like clockwork. Your expertise is valued and unbelievable – something that can only be acquired through experience.”
Kym Pope-Ellis, Conference Executive, Church House Conference Centre – December 2005
Cancer Research UK – Scotland Against Cancer Conference 2004
“Working with the Cancer Research UK public affairs team, BioMedEx successfully organised the second and the third annual Scotland Against Cancer conferences which attracted over 200 delegates each year from the public, voluntary and private sectors working in cancer services, research, education and public health, including service users. There is no doubt that the management of BioMedEx has helped to make these conferences a regular event for the health sector and public affairs calendar.”
Lesley Conway, Public Affairs Officer, Cancer Research UK Scotland – November 2004
APPG on Cancer – Britain Against Cancer Conference 2004
“The All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer has worked with BioMedEx for the past six years. Dr Uta Boeger Brown and her team have each year helped us hold a more successful and well organised Britain Against Cancer conference attracting over 450 delegates. Feedback we receive consistently praises the professionalism and attention to detail BioMedEx provides. We look forward to working with BioMedEx again in the future.”
Emily Arkell, Secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer – December 2004