Obesity & Health

National Conference on Obesity and Health

A multidisciplinary Conference on the management of obesity

1st National Conference

19th – 20th March 2007 Manchester Conference Centre

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Venue & Accommodation.


Manchester Conference CentrreThe venue is the Weston Building, Manchester Conference Centre at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester, UK. The venue offers very convenient accommodation on-site and extended conference facilities, which have enabled the Conference to incorporate new dimensions.

Address: Manchester Conference Centre, Weston Building, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB Tel: 0161 955 8000

Car parking: The nearest car park is the 700 space Charles Street multi-storey car park which is on the next block to the Weston Building. Guests can purchase Car Parking Vouchers from reception in the Weston Building. For added security, it is recommended that guests try and park on the top two floors of the car park, which are isolated by electric shutters at night.


No other city motivates conference delegates quite like Manchester. Morning, noon and night the
city fizzes with excitement, setting a searing pace in everything from architecture and urban renewal to music and nightlife.

2.5 million people live and work here, forming one of Europe's largest economic regions, while overseas visitors are arriving in ever increasing numbers to put Manchester in the top three most
visited cities in Britain.

In the city centre a who's who of designer names like Harvey Nichols, Vivienne Westwood, Armani and Louis Vuitton jostle for position, attracting legions of new visitors to the city A few minutes from the centre lie the big players in the sporting field ~ Manchester United and Manchester City, Sale Sharks and Lancashire County Cricket Club to name but a few. Venture a little further afield and there are numerous fine stately homes and parks to discover.

The beauty of it all is that Manchester's myriad attractions are supremely easy to access via an unparalleled transport network encompassing excellent motorways links, a comprehensive rail network and an airport which currently serves 180 direct destinations worldwide, including 19 domestic routes.

Copy courtesy of Marketing Manchester High resolution City centre map


Airport Information:
Tel: 0161 489 3000
British Rail Information:
Tel: 0845 748 4950
National Express Coaches:
Tel: 0870 580808


The Organisers have made block bookings with hotels local to the Manchester Conference Centre. Please refer to the Registration Form for the hotel listing. Brief descriptions of the hotels are be available below. All requests for accommodation must be received with appropriate payment using the Registration Form (this may be in the form of a credit card guarantee). All rates are inclusive of breakfast and value added tax, unless otherwise stated. To guarantee your accommodation you may offer either:
i) your credit card number (no deposit will be deducted unless you do not arrive)
or ii) payment equivalent to one night's deposit.
Note that for the Manchester Conference Centre accommodation, we can accept only credit card guarentees - not deposits.

The accommodation account (less the deposit paid including any extras) is payable by you directly to the hotel on your departure. A receipt for all accommodation costs will be available from your hotel on departure. Please note that where a credit card number has been provided, this will be charged on departure from your hotel (and NOT before– The Organisers for your accommodation DO NOT charge any credit cards for accommodation. The credit card number is passed direct to the hotel only).


The Organisers have endeavoured to obtain the best rates possible. However, it may be possible for individuals to obtain cheaper rates if bookings are made shortly before the Conference, either via agencies on the Internet or direct to a hotel. If you decide to make your own arrangements for accommodation, your request for rates for late bookings should be directed to the hotel of your choice and will be subject to availability.

These hotels have been selected because they are conveniently situated for the Manchester Conference Centre.All rooms have en-suite facilities, telephone and other facilities expected of the crown/star rating allocated. Please note that there are block bookings in place. However bookings will be made on a first come, first served basis.We will aim to provide you with your first choice of hotel, however, this cannot be guaranteed. Please note that all rooms include breakfast, unless otherwise specified. (Hotels listed in alphabetical order)

The Gardens Hotel is situated within the heart of the city within walking distance of Piccadilly Station, the Metrolink, theatres, Granada Studios and the Arndale Centre.The staff at the Gardens Hotel pride themselves on a warm and friendly service where value for money is always a consideration.

This hotel is very conveniently located for the Manchester Conference Centre just around the corner, in Charles Street.The accommodation is clean and comfortable, bedrooms are spacious and well equipped.

These popular rooms will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.The facilities are on-site and offer good en-suite accommodation for single or double occupancy, with television, telephone and trouser press.The rooms are neat, comfortable and to a high standard. Dining and bar facilities are on-site.


  • Cancellations: All accommodation alterations or cancellations must be submitted in writing to the Conference Secretariat.Any cancellations after 20th February may incur a loss of one night’s deposit.
  • All guarantees – either one night’s deposit or a credit card number must be received 14 days prior to the Conference. If neither a credit card nor a deposit is received by this date, then your accommodation will be released.
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