Chiro Live – the 2023 BCA Conference

The Vox Conference Centre, Birmingham International Complex


Following the huge success of last year’s event, we are delighted to launch Chiro Live, the 2023 BCA Conference and Excellence Awards.

Chiro Live 2023 is a chance for BCA members, students and the healthcare community to come together to discuss some of the most important issues facing the sector and celebrate our Mission: to be the home of chiropractors who put patients first.

You can expect

Another unforgettable event. We are busy planning a mouth-watering line up of speakers along with a healthy dose of BCA fun, including our new, interactive, TED talk style afternoon sessions, The Big Think. This will be a chance for you to enjoy a relaxed learning environment, kick back and see chiropractors talking in a way you’ve never seen before!

This will be followed by a stunning BCA Excellence Awards evening, including an exclusive gala dinner and live music. For those with extra energy, on Sunday morning there will be a BCA team run before you head home.

You won’t want to miss our fresh take on the annual conference, or the opportunity to connect with your peers for a day of learning and an evening of celebration.

Operation Excellence: The Ultimate Masterclass

Chiro Live 2023 is not just an opportunity for members and chiropractors to connect, your clinic staff are also invited!

Alongside the main conference programme, we will be running a morning Operation Excellence Masterclass for chiropractic clinic staff who are often the primary points of contact for individuals considering or accessing chiropractic care and manage front-of-house activities and back-office functions.

This is a fantastic opportunity to not only expand your clinic staff’s skillset, but to also organise an exciting teambuilding away day for your hardworking team, with lots of opportunities to network and celebrate your collective achievements this year. 

Click here to find out more and scroll down to purchase your Operation Excellence Masterclass tickets.

Poster Competition

This year, we are once again offering researchers, scholars, practitioners, and students the chance to share their research findings in a poster format throughout the conference. Student projects are particularly encouraged.

Click here for more information, including submission instructions and guidelines.

What our delegates said about last year’s conference

The British Chiropractic Association’s 2022 conference was nothing short of spectacular.” – Sophie Donaldson

Thank you for a wonderful conference from all at Crown Chiropractic here in Ascot.” – Chris Townsend

What a weekend at the BCA Homecoming conference. Allowing us as students to attend external seminars, network with other chiropractors and finally meet students from other UK institutions was a great privilege to us all. Saturday not only gave me great pride in being a BCA member, but also being part of the WIOC family.” – Kyla Koçak

It was a total pleasure to meet and interview the very lovely Dr Amir Khan and hear how warmly he spoke about the chiropractic profession.” – Catherine Quinn

Have a look at our 2022 conference highlights and get ready for this year’s fantastic event. We can’t wait to see you there!


Sponsor our student fund

Each year, thanks to the generosity of BCA members, chiropractic students from AECC University College, the University of South Wales, McTimoney College of Chiropractic, London South Bank University and Teesside University can attend our conference. Please consider sponsoring a student with your ticket this year. All those kindly sponsoring the student fund will be displayed on the event programme.

Information for students

This year, we are once again aiming to support as many students to attend the conference as possible. We want to fairly accommodate all the UK chiropractic courses and we have been in touch with the five UK universities about the sponsored student places. More information coming soon.

Scroll down to purchase your discounted student tickets.


You can find information about our event location and accommodation options below.

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Speaker Subject Date & Time
*** This programme, including times, may be subject to change***
REGISTRATION 18/11/2023 08:00
Tim Button and Catherine Quinn Welcome from the BCA 18/11/2023 09:00
Dr Kirren Schnack President's Lecture: 10 Times Calmer 18/11/2023 09:15
A word from our Sponsor 18/11/2023 09:50
Jake Cooke DC From Triggers to Triumph: Headache solutions 18/11/2023 10:00
BREAK - Exhibition and Poster Viewing / Coffee 18/11/2023 10:30
Steve Williams DC Clinical Pearls for Pregnancy Management 18/11/2023 11:00
Dr Chris van Tulleken What our food is doing to us 18/11/2023 11:30
Catherine Quinn, Dr Kirren Schnack, Dr Chris van Tulleken, Dr Philip Dewhurst and Faye Deane Panel Discussion: Major challenges and unanswered questions on the path to truly person-centred healthcare in the UK 18/11/2023 12:00
Rhiannon Oakley and Emma Sausman Operation Excellence: The Ultimate Masterclass 18/11/2023 09:00 - 12:30
LUNCH - Exhibition and Poster Viewing / Coffee 18/11/2023 12:30
THE BIG STRETCH (Led by OptiNeck Balance Wedge) 18/11/2023 13:45
Welcome to The Big Think 18/11/2023 14:00
Philippa Oakley and Faye Deane Crucial Conversations: Embracing diversity in the chiropractic profession 18/11/2023 14:10
Simon Billings BSc (Hons) MSc DC Integrative Chiropractic: The evolution of chiropractic 18/11/2023 14:30
Dr Kristan Bromley OLY Innovation, Performance and Marginal Gains in Your Career 18/11/2023 14:50
BREAK - Exhibition and Poster Viewing / Coffee 18/11/2023 15:20
Ulrik Sandstrøm DC You can’t handle the truth! What is a real evidence-based practice 18/11/2023 16:00
Jack Chew DC Adapt or perish? A vision for better MSK care 18/11/2023 16:20
Richard Brown DC, LL.M, FRCC, FICC Shades of Yellow: Why psychosocialism is the key to spinal success 18/11/2023 16:40
Tim Button and Catherine Quinn Closing remarks and poster competition winners announcement 18/11/2023 17:00
BCA Excellence Awards Evening 18/11/2023 From 19:00 till late


Hotel Information:

The Vox Conference Centre, Resorts World, Birmingham B40 1PU

The Vox is located at Resorts World Birmingham and is a stone’s throw from the NEC and Birmingham International Airport, both clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6.

Just 8 miles from Birmingham city centre and at the heart of the UK motorway network, the Vox is in the perfect location for car travel.

Travel information can be found here.

We have also secured 300 car parking spaces at Resorts World, should delegates choose to drive to the venue. More details (such as a map) will be released before the event.

How to book your hotel?

To secure the best accommodation within your budget, we recommend you book as early as possible. We have appointed BCD M&E to help you find affordable accommodation that meets and suits your requirements. Click here to book your accommodation.

Benefits include:

  1. No administration or handling fees

  2. Access to the lowest available rates

Individuals and small groups (1-8 rooms)

You can reserve hotels directly, using this link. Just enter your arrival and departure date and make your choice from a wide selection of hotels.

Group bookings (9+ rooms)

For group bookings of 9 rooms or more, send your request by e-mail to so BCD M&E can assist you with your group booking. Their phone number is: +44 (0)203 238 7133

Exhibition & Sponsorship

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