Regional Meeting Yorkshire 2020 Information

ABCD Hospitality and Registration Desk

The ABCD registration and hospitality desk will be located in the Park Suite throughout the meeting. Upon registration, you will receive your conference pack and badge. We request that you please wear your badge throughout the meeting. The conference organising team will be based at these desks throughout the conference should you have any queries.


You will need to make your own accommodation booking should you require it. There are a number of hotels in and around Pontefract offering a range of prices and styles. 


Accreditation for the 'ABCD Regional Meeting Yorkshire' has been sought from the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom. Registers will be available to sign at the end of the meeting and certificates of attendance will be emailed after the event. Please note that if you do not sign the register we are not able to give you a certificate of attendance.


Refreshments include tea and coffee at designated breaks and a buffet lunch. We will endeavour to cater for any dietary requirements that have been specified to us beforehand.


Should you have any problems or queries please contact the ABCD Secretariat on 01675 477602 or by email at

Meeting Rooms

All meeting rooms are located at Pontefract Racecourse.
Main Meeting room       Park Suite, Premier Stand                        
Exhibition & catering     Premier Suite, Premier Stand                      
Breakout rooms            Dalby 7-9 & Dalby 17-19, Dalby Stand; Paddock, Premier Stand


This meeting has been generously sponsored by unrestricted educational grants from the following organisations:

ABCD Gold pharma sponsors: Lilly Diabetes, Novo Nordisk Ltd, Sanofi Diabetes.
ABCD Bronze pharma supporters: Napp Pharmaceuticals Ltd

ABCD Gold pump and device supporters: Abbott Diabetes Care, Roche Diabetes Care, Ypsomed Ltd.
ABCD Silver pump and device supporters: Advanced Therapeutics (UK) Ltd, Dexcom, Medtronic Ltd
ABCD Bronze pump and device supporters: Insulet International Ltd

Please take time to visit their stands during the breaks.
The sponsoring companies have not had any editorial input into the agenda or material being presented.

Venue and Getting There

Pontefract Racecourse
Pontefract Park
Park Road

By Car
Pontefract Racecourse is situated just half a mile from Junction 32 of the M62. Links with the A1, M1 and M18 are all within 10 miles of the Racecourse. Leaving J32 of the M62 (the Xscape junction), follow the signs for the Racecourse towards Pontefract town centre. The Racecourse is situated on the right hand side in Pontefract Park. For those of you who like to follow Sat Nav directions, our postcode is WF8 4QD. Car parks are free of charge and are located behind the Premier Stand, please follow the directions from the stewards. Parking in areas designated as Pontefract Park is prohibited by the council. No parking on the golf course.

By Bus
There is a bus stop just outside Pontefract Park. To check on bus timetables, please contact Metroline on 0113 245 7676. 

By Train
There are 3 stations in Pontefract - Monkhill, Baghill and Tanshelf. There is a fourth station at Glasshoughton which is by the Xscape complex which is a couple of miles from the Racecourse. Pontefract Tanshelf is more or less opposite the entrance to the Park, whereas Monkhill and Baghill are fairly centrally located in Pontefract and would be 2 to 3 miles from the course.


Free wifi is available at the venue.

Information for HCPs

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