Registration for the CORT CO Research Conference 2024 has now closed. If you missed the deadline but would like to attend please email We will endeavour to accommodate you where possible.

Taking on board feedback from last year the conference will have a slightly different format for 2024. You told us you would like more networking opportunities, additional breakout sessions, and more time to explore the topics being discussed.

The 2-day agenda takes all your feedback into consideration and includes a relaxed complimentary conference dinner with drinks on the evening of Tuesday 18th June. You can view the agenda here.


This year, our focus for the conference will be on the following: –

Pregnant women and the unborn child

There are approximately 650,000 live births in England each year with about 4,700 perinatal deaths (3,200 stillbirths and 1,400 neonatal deaths) in the same year. Of this figure, over 1,500 will be classified as unexplained deaths. It is unknown if any of these deaths were the result of CO poisoning of the pregnant woman.

Studies show that death in the first month of life, along with congenital malformations and neurological problems, can occur with moderate to severe maternal exposure to CO. Studies also conclude that such outcomes cannot be excluded even when exposure is at lower levels.

We will look at the work taking place to understand the scale of the problem and what is required to happen to protect a pregnant woman and her unborn child.

Understanding pathways for CO detection, prevention and treatment

We will focus on new developments in the measurement and detection of Carbon Monoxide in the home and other indoor environments.

We will look at how those technologies can be used to protect vulnerable groups and assist first responders.

Future CO Challenges

Whilst the coming decade will see significant changes in the way that we heat and cook in our homes, the evidence is clear that low-level carbon monoxide exposure will remain a significant issue and public health burden.

We will explore how we make best use of the data and tools available to us to be ready for these changes. And how as a CO community we engage, educate and influence decision makers and key stakeholders in the coming years.


It is universally agreed that the incidents of carbon monoxide exposure are under-reported – both in the data collected by first responders and by health care professionals.

We will ask:

- what is holding us back from having a better idea of the scale of exposure?

- what do we need to do with the data we do have?

- how can we improve the quality of data?

- what data do we need to improve awareness amongst the public, influence policy makers, and better understand this preventable poison?

Conference delegates


The full agenda is available to view here

Registration will open at 9.30 am on Tuesday 18th June for a 10.30 am conference start.

The complimentary conference dinner and drinks will take place on the evening of Tuesday 18th June at Edgbaston Park Hotel & Conference Centre.

The conference will reconvene at 9.00am on 19th June with a mid-afternoon conclusion.

Lunch, dinner and refreshments will be provided for all delegates throughout the day.

The Conference is free to attend but booking has now closed.

Venue & room booking

Edgbaston Park and Conference Centre is an award-winning bespoke conference facility and boutique hotel 2 miles from Birmingham City Centre.

For delegates convenience, there is on-site accommodation available.

To book please contact Edgbaston Hotel direct: https://www.edgbastonparkhotel...

Or call 0121 414 8888

We hope you will join us!

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