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  • Posted on: 7th March 2019
  • What: IMI Cheshunt Conference 2020
  • When: Friday 2nd - Saturday 3rd October 2020
  • Where: Cheshunt Marriott Hotel Halfhide Lane, Turnford, Broxbourne, EN10 6NG

Conference overview

This conference will reflect on the health and wellbeing of patients, staff and the working environment, whilst offering delegates the chance to enhance their professional practice and expertise.

The team are working hard to produce an exciting programme of presentations, workshops and trade exhibitors; aimed to demonstrate and offer insights into different working practices, new technologies and skill development.


Content in the programme so far includes:

Professional update Q&A sessions 

  • Consent guidelines 
  • Apprenticeship scheme 
  • CPD 
New Voices 

  • Hirsutism protocol design 
  • Review of imaging used to assist management of glaucoma patients 
  • Creating learning resources to support training in gynaecology oncology 
  • Nephroptosis: The misunderstood kidney condition 

  • Cross polarisation  
  • Retinal imaging device design considerations and contradictions
  • Mirrorless cameras for medical photography
  • Dermoscopy and skin lesion recognition masterclass 
  • Arts, health and wellbeing - producing site-responsive artwork
  • Video workshop in conjunction with Wex Photographic
  • Social media
  • Adobe Photoshop masterclass
  • Adobe Illustrator masterclass
  • Low vision and sighted guiding
  • Systematic OCT-Angiography


More still to be added so watch this space! 


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Our venue this year is the Cheshunt Marriott Hotel

The hotel’s address is: Cheshunt Marriott Hotel, Halfhide Lane. Turnford, Broxbourne, EN10 6NG, United Kingdom

The Cheshunt Marriott Hotel welcomes you with a peaceful location in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, that also offers easy access to the M25 motorway and the fast train to London. Hotel guests are conveniently near Lee Valley, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Hatfield House, Paradise Wildlife Park and many more attractions.

The beautiful Broxbourne Suite will hold the Saturday night banquet, trade exhibition and plenary sessions, with the workshops taking place in the adjacent syndicate rooms.

The fitness suite offers a range of cardiovascular machines and free-weights, for those who are athletically minded.


Awards and Prizes

The Institute’s annual awards presentations will take place during the Saturday evening banquet, including the IMI Competition Awards and IMI Special Awards. More information about these can be found here.




Nearby Airports

Stansted Airport – 26 miles

London City Airport – 23 miles

London Luton – 26 miles

Heathrow Airport – 30 miles

Nearby Train and Underground Stations

Cheshunt Railway Station

Broxbourne Railway Station

Theobalds Grove Railway Station – London Overground Station, direct trains to Liverpool Street

Oakwood Underground Station – Piccadilly Line trains to central London

Directions and Parking

The hotel has ample, complimentary, parking. Located just off the A1170, close to the A10 and junction 25 of the M25.

You can find out more about the hotel at: https://www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/travel/stnch-cheshunt-marriott-hotel/


Things to see and do

Why not extend your stay and visit some of the local attractions London and Hertfordshire have to offer? With the fast train from Cheshunt taking less than 30 minutes into London Liverpool Street, you have a whole city to explore.

Experience the excitement of white-water slalom rafting at nearby Lee Valley White Water Centre – more info https://www.gowhitewater.co.uk/

Get to know the animals when you spend a fun-filled day at Paradise Wildlife Park, near the hotel – more info https://www.pwpark.com/

Tour the Jacobean home and explore the stunning grounds of historic Hatfield House in Hertfordshire – more info https://www.hatfield-house.co.uk/

Here’s the team

Co-chairs: Jill Fell/ Emily Appleby – conference@imi.org.uk

Conference Secretary: Amy Lake – confsec@imi.org.uk

Conference Treasurer: Ross Milligan – deputytreasurer@imi.org.uk

Photography & video stream Co-ordinator: Richelle Lewton – rlewton@sgul.ac.uk

Ophthalmic stream Co-ordinator: Kim Baxter – kim.baxter@addenbrookes.nhs.uk

Graphics & medical art stream Co-ordinator: Jo Culley – joanna@medical-artist.com

Trade Exhibition Co-ordinator:  Paul Quinlan – trade@imi.org.uk

Reception: Alice Milligan

We are looking forward to giving you a warm welcome in Broxbourne!