Third International Congress on Professional and Occupational Regulation

  • 27 Jun 2013
  • 9:00 AM (UTC+01:00)
  • 28 Jun 2013
  • 4:10 PM (UTC+01:00)
  • Radisson Blu Hotel - Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 0


  • Discounted rate available until May 17, 2013
  • Discounted rate available until May 17, 2013

Registration includes all coffee/tea breaks, and lunch on both days of the Congress.
Registration is closed

Registration is now full.  Please contact CLEAR to be added to the waiting list.

About the International Congress 
CLEAR’s Third International Congress on Professional and Occupational Regulation will bring together the international community of regulators and those affected by their work. Focusing on three broad themes, this dynamic and interactive forum will provide attendees information about latest innovations and developments, an opportunity to share challenges and solutions, and offer valuable networking opportunities with international colleagues from both health and non-health sectors.

Congress Themes

Global Mobility and Entry to Practice
will focus on the challenges and opportunities created by increasingly mobile workforces, and discuss the issues occupational regulators face when performing the "gatekeeper" role that is fundamental to professional regulation.

The Regulatory Continuum and the Role of the Regulator will ask: who regulates, how is this task carried out, and is there an optimal model? The role of the profession/occupation will be considered, as will the part government and other critical stakeholders play. The latest trends in roles, structures, and approaches to oversight will be reviewed and discussed.

Demonstrating Continuing Competence will review the role of the regulator in ensuring competence is demonstrated throughout a registrant's career. The variety of approaches taken by jurisdictions and professions will be discussed, with information provided about processes, rationale, and the latest trends.

The themes of the Congress are pertinent to regulators regardless of which profession(s) or occupation(s) they regulate.

View the program agenda

Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities

What did attendees say about the Dublin and London Congresses?

"Very useful - learned a great deal, which often is not true after 30+ years of practice – excellent presenters"

"As my first CLEAR meeting, I am overwhelmed by the knowledge and expertise in regulation that is represented in the membership of this organization. I would support another international conference."

"This was a great conference – just long enough – with great combination of formal lecture style learning and the informal networking and learning that came from discussion groups."

"Very enjoyable conference. Opportunities to network with such diverse group invaluable."

"This was brilliant. The fact that the room was still full at the last session demonstrated how engaged the audience was. Great conference!"

"Superb event. Great diversity in attendees, speakers and subject matter. Content was very good and aimed at the appropriate level."

"The conference was very interesting and thought-provoking regarding the role of professional regulatory bodies and the future of this role."

Congress Hotel:
Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh

80 High Street, The Royal Mile



Phone: +44 131 557 9797

Note: The room block at the Radisson Blu is sold out.  The Carlton Hotel across the street is honoring the discounted group rate.

Carlton Hotel, North Bridge, Edinburgh.

Hotel website:

Honoring the 153 GBP room rate for standard double room for single occupancy including breakfast, over the dates of June 26, 27, and 28.  You can make reservations by contacting group reservations at +44 131 472 3000 and quoting reference 13821707. 

Rooms will be on hold until June 7 or until the block sells out, whichever comes first.

Visiting Edinburgh.

Related events:
"Research in health and social care regulation: What is the added value?" | Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | Health and Care Professions Council

CLEAR cancellation policy:
Registrant substitutions are welcome. Cancellations must be received in writing (e-mail by May 27, 2013 to receive a full refund. After that date, a $75 US service charge will be subtracted from refunds. Cancellations received after the Opening Session are subject to the full registration fee.

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