ARRC Symposium and The BAcC Annual Conference

We’re thrilled to be launching our first in-person conferences since 2019! This year the ARRC Symposium and The BAcC Annual Conference will be combined to make a three-day event, taking place at Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre.

The theme for 2022 is Meeting Points. From the theory of Chinese medicine we have jiāohuìxué 交会穴 the meeting points of two or more meridians. There are also the bāmài jiāohuìxué 八脉交会穴 the meeting points of the eight extraordinary vessels and the bāhuìxué 八会穴 the eight meeting-hui points. We can also think about a meeting point in a wider sense; the clinic is a space for practitioner and patients to meet, the moment we meet someone and get a sense of their presence, their qìchâng 气场, is a meeting point. Something expressed by one person and understood by another is a meeting point, which in itself can be therapeutic. Where and when the fingers touch the pulse are meeting points. The conference is a meeting point. After two years of the pandemic, it will be wonderful to have the chance to meet in person again!

We’re currently working on curating and finalising the programmes for both events and are excited to announce our first speakers. Once we’ve confirmed all our speakers we’ll be confirming the full line-up and timings. It will consist of a mixture of in-depth presentations, round table discussions and more movement and wellbeing classes than we’ve had before. 

Programme timings
ARRC Symposium: 10.00am – 5.00pm, 16 September (followed by the BACcC AGM and a drinks reception)
The BAcC Annual Conference: 9.00am – 5.00pm, 17 & 18 September (Saturday gala dinner and party – 7.00pm till late)

Confirmed speakers

  • Yair Maimon (ARRC Symposium & The BAcC Annual Conference, Keynote speaker – Saturday)
  • Beverley de Valois FBAcC (ARRC Symposium & The BAcC Annual Conference)
  • Robin Sunley (ARRC Symposium & The BAcC Annual Conference)
  • Charlie Buck FBAcC (The BAcC Annual Conference)
  • Claire Diola (The BAcC Annual Conference)
  • Naji Malak FBAcC (The BAcC Annual Conference)
  • Rebecca Avern FBAcC (The BAcC Annual Conference)
  • Meng Fanyi (The BAcC Annual Conference)
  • Vivien Shaw (The BAcC Annual Conference)
  • Junius She (The BAcC Annual Conference)
  • Deborah Woolf (The BAcC Annual Conference)
  • Gil Ton (ARRC Symposium & The BAcC Annual Conference)
  • Amy Din (ARRC Symposium)
  • Roisin Golding (The BAcC Annual Conference)

Booking

We’ve made choosing your tickets as flexible as possible, so you can build a package that suits you across the three days. 

Step 1 – Choose your conference tickets (one, two or three day attendance)
Step 2 – Add your choice of accommodation
Step 3 – Add your choice of Saturday night dinner (or choose ‘No dinner’ if you are not dining with us)
Step 4 – Book your tickets to secure your place!

For more details on each ticket type, click the ‘Book now’ button to be taken through to our bookings page, select ‘Tickets’ and read the description under each ticket type. 

As indicated below, some ticket types are limited and early bird rates are available until Wednesday 15 June. Book now to avoid disappointment! 

Conference tickets (excludes accommodation)

 Member early bird
(until 15 June)
Member standardStudent early bird
(until 15 June)*
Student standard*Non-member
One day ticket£105£115£85**£95**£230
Two day ticket£150£170£100£115£340
Three day ticket£230£250£150£170£460
*Student ticket availability is limited
**ARRC Symposium tickets for students are £50 early bird or £60 standard rate

Accommodation and Saturday dinner

AccommodationPrice DinnerPrice
Friday single (includes drinks reception, buffet dinner, bed and buffet breakfast)£110Member: Gala dinner and party***£40
Friday double or twin*** (includes drinks reception, buffet dinner, bed and buffet breakfast)£160Non-member: Gala dinner and party***£80
Saturday single (includes drinks reception, bed and buffet breakfast – excludes dinner)£90Buffet dinner (at venue restaurant)£20
Saturday double or twin*** (includes drinks reception, bed and buffet breakfast – excludes dinner)£140
***Availability is limited


By booking a ticket to attend the our events, you are agreeing to our our booking terms and conditions. Read our T&Cs

General information

Venue

Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre is located in the town of Stone, in Staffordshire. It’s situated in beautiful green countryside, but is also easily accessible by car, air and rail. If you’re booking accommodation, all rooms and catering are onsite along with a bar and small gym. Upon arrival conference registration will be taking place in the main reception for those with a room booked, check in: 3.00pm, check out: 10.00am. A luggage store is available should you need to store your bags at any time.

The venue is fully accessible. Please let us know on your booking form if you have any access requirements so we can inform the venue.

Getting there

Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre
Yarnfield Lane
Yarnfield
Staffordshire
ST15 0NL

Whilst we encourage delegates to use public transport where possible, the venue does have ample free parking on site. It’s also well located near three train stations, which are easily accessible from across the UK, and three airports. Please note, Stone station is closest to the venue (5-8 minutes), but you will need to pre-book a taxi from this station, whereas Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent train stations (18-20 minutes) have taxi ranks.

For more details of how to access the venue by car, air and rail please click here.

Taxis

If you need to book a taxi over the weekend, here are some local companies:
Stone: Star Taxi: 01785 822 822
Stafford: Stafford Taxis: 01785 500 123
Stoke: City Cabs Stoke: 01782 888 888

Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting the conference. If you’re interested in sponsoring our conferences, please contact Helen Gibb on events@acupuncture.org.uk for further details. 

Su Wen Herbs – Headline sponsor of The BAcC Annual Conference

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Designed in 1994 by Giovanni Maciocia®, world-renowned author, acupuncturist and herbalist, Su Wen Herbs® supplements are based on his over 39 years of research and clinical experience, to better address patterns displayed by patients in modern practice.

The Su Wen Herbs® range of formulae consists of three lines:   

  • The Three Treasures® – Classical Formulae for the Modern World   
  • Women’s Treasure® – Traditional Formulae for the Modern Woman   
  • The Little Treasures® – Ancient Formulae for the Modern Child  

Manufactured in the Netherlands to comply with HACCP Plus guidelines and recently relaunched in the UK, Su Wen Herbs meets the BHMA’s GHMSS herbal standards and the RCHM’s herbal standards, and is proud to be a BHMA and RCHM approved practitioner supplier. Please note, practitioners must be fully qualified and insured to prescribe these food supplements.
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AcuPrime – Exhibitor at The BAcC Annual Conference


AcuPrime aims at supplying acupuncture products at sensible prices. We are your direct link to manufacturers. Based in Exeter, AcuPrime has been trading for over 20 years. With organizational restructuring as we come out of the pandemic and Brexit, we will deliver excellence throughout the UK.
acuprime.com

The Harmony Principle – Exhibitor at The BAcC Annual Conference

Rooted in the phases of the Five Elements and their corresponding five seasons, The Harmony Principle is a seasonal self-care programme that invites you to deepen your connection with nature, and yourself. We offer practitioners (and their clients) an easy framework for harnessing the power of nature’s Creative Cycle. Live in harmony with the energy of the seasons with our online programme. 
theharmonyprinciple.com

NCA – Exhibitor at the ARRC Symposium and The BAcC Annual Conference

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Scarboroughs Health – Exhibitor at The BAcC Annual Conference

Experts in acupuncture supplies and first class customer service with the personal touch!   We’re so looking forward to meeting our customers again, face to face. Scarboroughs are long established specialists in acupuncture, electro acupuncture devices, moxa and clinic supplies.  Apply BACC10 voucher code for 10% discount. 

www.scarboroughshealth.com  

Contact us

For any queries, please contact us on events@acupuncture.org.uk or 020 8735 0400 and select 4 – Events and CPD. If we are not able to take your call, please leave a message and we will get back to you.