BSPGHAN Annual Meetings 24th - 26th January 2018, Queens Hotel, Leeds

BSPGHAN Annual Meeting, Wednesday 24th to Friday 26th January 2018

BSPGHAN is delighted to announce that the 2018 Annual Meeting is being hosted by Dr Suzanne Davison, Consultant Paediatric Hepatologist

Venue:  Queens Hotel, Leeds

Final Programme with titles of sessions and speaker now available to download- please click here   

Abstract book now available click here to download

Online registration now closed. Day delegate registrations are welcome, no limit;  Packages with accommodation are now restricted.  Delegates can book two day package for Thursday and Friday as there is a limited availability of bedrooms for Thursday night.  Delegates who would like to attend all three days will have to find alternative accommodation for Wednesday and then book a two day package.  If you wish to register for the meeting please contact Carla, who can discuss your booking and confirm prices.  Early bird registration now cloed

Notes for delegates: Consultants - please register as Full members:  Trainee Members please ensure you pick and choose Trainee Member choice:  Allied Health professionals - Associate Member rates.  As in previous years Medical Students who have been selected to present their work (oral or poster) are offered the Associate Member rate. 

Newly added event:  BSPGHAN Research Clinic at the annual meeting: 08.00-09.00 Thursday Jan 25th 2018

Dear Colleagues,

For the Research Working Group meeting, we will be holding an informal “Research Clinic”. The aim is to discuss issues related to planning and undertaking clinical research in our specialty. Our main aim is to provide guidance for any of our members with less experience of doing research – especially trainees and associate specialists.

If you are thinking about a future research project or would like advice about an on-going project that you are involved with, please could you contact Carla with 2-3 sentences describing the issue that you would like to discuss. We will then put an agenda together and get back to you.

Alternatively, please do come along if you could just like to join the discussion – all welcome!

With best wishes,

Steve Allen and Julian Thomas.

Stephen Allen, Professor of Paediatrics / Honorary Consultant Paediatrician

Abstract submission now closed:  Presenters have been informed of decision, if you have not had a confirmation please contact or

Useful information for abstracts selected for plenary presentation:  All oral presentations will be no more than 10 minutes long, this will comprise of a 7minute presentation plus 3 minutes for questions.  All presenters must declare any Conflict of Interest on Slide 1.

Useful information for abstract selected for poster presentation:  All posters must be displayed for all three days of the meeting.  All posters will be judged, day of poster walk has been confirmed to all.  Authors must give a short 2minute oral presentation summarising the key results of their work and this will be followed with 1minute of questions.  Poster dimensions:  Width - no more than 1m: Height - no more than 2m. (Portrait)  Poster boards with numbers and velcro pads will be supplied by the organisers.  Posters must be removed no later than Friday 26th January 2018 at 2.30.  Posters not removed will be disposed of - local organisers do not take any responsibility for any posters or matrerials left behind.

Dr Falk Pharma has offered a special donation to support the meeting and a prize for the Presenter of the Best Poster in the IBD section.  The prize for the author will be £200 voucher and a fully sponsored attendance in one of their Dr Falk International symposia.  This full sponsored attendance will include travel, registration and accommodation.

Social event Wednesday 24th January 2018:  Dr Suzanne Davison, chair of the local organising committee is delighted to announce that BSPGHAN has secured 20 tickets for the Jason Manford Muddle Class Show on Wednesday 24th January 2018 at Leeds Town Hall.  These will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Please e-mail if you wish to secure tickets for this show.

Thanks to Sponsors for their continued support for this annual meeting:

Abbvie, Alexion,  Ardmore, Bio Gaia, Danone, Fresenius Kabi, Mead Johnson, Nutricia, Pfizer, Protexin, Shire and Tillotts.  For details of sponsorship opportunities please contact

Special donor:  Dr Falk Pharma; Special Start Up Table Top Exhibitor:  Alveolus Pharma

With thanks also to our Charities: Children's Liver Disease Foundation, CICRA; Crohn's and Colitis

BSPGHAN Glasgow 25th-27th January 2017

Formal pictures of the BSPGHAN dinner guests at Oran Mor are available to view and download now, at  

Richard Hansen Chair of Local Organisers

BSPGHAN Award Winners 2017;  Congratulations to the following people

Sean Devane prize winner (Category:  Best Gastroenterology oral presentation)

Dr Neil Chanchlani, Royal Free, London, Equivalent efficacy and short-term safety with reduced cost of infliximab biosimilars in a national paediatric UK IBD induction cohort

Alex Mowat Prize winner (Category:  Best Hepatology oral presentation)

Dr Suzanne Davison, Consultant Paediatric Hepatologist, Leeds; Portal Vein Obstruction:  The Challenge of a timely diagnosis

Best Poster prize winner:

Chris Smith, Senior Paediatric Dietitian, Brighton Measured energy expenditure of non-ambulant artificially fed, neurologically impaired patients:  How predictive is the Oxford equation?