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ASCN UK Annual Conference 2023

ASCN UK 2023 Conference theme: Making Waves and Influencing Practice

We are delighted to be able to welcome you to the Association of Stoma Care Nurses UK (ASCN UK) Annual Conference which will be held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole from Sunday 8th to Tuesday 10th October 2023. After the success of last year’s conference, we are looking forward to meeting again in person with Stoma Care colleagues and Industry representatives from across the country.

In recognition of this, and the Department of Health and Social Care’s Medical Technology Directorate’s interest in the stoma care specialty, the theme of this year’s conference will be ‘Making Waves and Influencing Practice’.

We anticipate an exciting program featuring a mix of both established and new keynote speakers and presenters discussing a variety of topics that will improve the practice of those who provide stoma healthcare. With the support of our industry colleagues, charities, and voluntary partners, we strive to offer the largest exhibition of stoma care services and products in the UK. Similar to previous conferences, we will be hosting workshops on Sunday afternoon and officially opening the Exhibition Hall in the evening. We also eagerly anticipate the networking opportunities that will be available during the Conference Dinner on Monday evening.

We look forward to seeing you in Brighton!

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Open: 27 February 2023

Registration Open: 20 March 2023

Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 May 2023

Notification to Authors: 30 June 2023

Find out more about ASCN UK 2023 Conference

Past ASCN UK Annual Conference Themes


Together Again - Demonstrating the Value of the Specialist Stoma Care Nurse



Professionals Leading & Advancing Change with Education & Development



Getting the Balance Right



Breaking barriers and Enhancing Relationships



Continuum of Change, Take Control



Achieving More with Less



S.P.E.C.T.R.E. – Specialist Practice – Evolving Care to Reach Expectations



Making A Difference - Together



New Beginnings




More details on past conference can be found at