As part of our biggest congress yet, we'll be hosting a number of social and networking opportunities. Take a look below at some of the events we have on offer;

Social Event

Thursday 30 June 2022, 8pm till late

Event Overview

The SOA22 social event encompasses the Belfast Craic*. The Dark Horse will be our base for the night but you can explore all there is to offer in the fun and welcoming atmospheres of The Dark Horse, The Duke of York,The Harp Bar and The Orpheus Bar, all tucked into a narrow-cobbled alleyway in Belfast’s historic Half Bap area. Outstanding murals, street signage, Belfast memorabilia and hundreds of old Belfast photos adorn the streets to make it one of the most “must see” places in the city. 

*Craic (/kræk/ KRAK) is a term for fun, entertainment, and enjoyable conversation, particularly prominent in Ireland.



Dark Horse, 30 Hill St, Belfast 


Dress Code

Casual. The venue does not accept football shirts or fancy dress.



Tickets are £25 each and includes access to The Dark Horse, The Duke of York,The Harp Bar and The Orpheus Bar. Plus, three drinks and entertainment. 

Social event tickets are available to purchase online via the SOA22 registration form. To complete your registration, please follow the registration link below. If you have already registered for the conference and would like to add a social ticket to your existing booking, please follow the Amend Booking* link below. 

*Please note, if your ticket was purchased as part of a group booking, you will need to contact the person who completed the registration on your behalf. Alternatively, please email

Networking Drinks



29 June 2022



5pm - 6pm



ICC Belfast Exhibition Hall



We'll be hosting a dedicated networking drinks on 29 June 2022. Join us on the first evening of the congress in the exhibition hall, for the opportunity to reunite with your peers and connect with new faces in intensive care.


To find out more view the full congress programme here

5K Fun Run



Thursday 30 June 2022






Meet outside the ICC Belfast / Waterfront hall, riverside 



Participation is free to all delegates and their guests

Pack your running/walking shoes and join us for an early morning jaunt along the River Lagan. It is the perfect way to blow off the cobwebs and see a bit of Belfast before the morning sessions start. This 5k route is suitable for all levels of fitness and you are free to walk if you prefer not to run! 


Please meet outside the ICC Belfast / Waterfront hall next to the River Lagan at 07:00 sharp. 





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