As ever, last year’s conference programme and exhibition area were evaluated as good or excellent by 99% of delegates. In 2020, we will continue to build on the successes of previous years, launching with an all-inclusive welcome reception within the exhibition hall in the late afternoon of Monday 15th June. The main programme will run from 15th – 18th June. The programme will include basic and clinical science symposia as well as state-of-the-art lectures from international and UK speakers, clinical updates, a Translational Science Masterclass and moderated poster rounds, all complemented by a fully integrated industry-supported programme

This year the programme will feature a day of live endoscopy streamed from Leeds Hospital, and international collaborations in endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease with European partners. Now in its fourth year, the hands-on Endoscopy Village will take place throughout the week located within the exhibition area.

Programme Summary

The Annual Meeting will run from 15th-18th June 2020. The Gastroenterology and GP Masterclasses will take place on the Monday, followed by the main meeting from Tuesday to Thursday. Exhibition, industry symposia and poster sessions take place on Tuesday through Thursday, alongside key programme topics each day as outlined below. 

Date Topic Session
Monday 15 June 2020

Gastroenterology Masterclass, GP Masterclass

Late afternoon welcome drinks reception in the exhibition hall

Tuesday 16 June 2020

Key programme topics: AYP, Clinical Guidelines, Colorectal, IBD, Oesophageal, Gastroduodenal, Nursing and Small bowel & Nutrition

Fun run organised by the Trainees Section

Wednesday 17 June 2020

Key programme topics: Endoscopy Live, IBD, Pathology, Clinical Service Development, Liver, SWIG, AGIP Nursing and NGM.

BSG social event.

Thursday 18 June 2020 Key programme topics: Endoscopy, Neuro gastroenterology, Science Masterclass, Clinical Services and Liver


Abstract Submission Guidelines

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts Opens

Monday 28 October 2019

Abstract Submission Deadline

Any abstracts received after this date will not be accepted

Wednesday 19 February 2020 (23:59 GMT)

Notification of Outcome 

Wednesday 22 April 2020

Final day to withdraw accepted abstracts and/or request modifications

Wednesday 6 May 2020 (23:59 GMT)

Programme including abstracts available online 

Monday 11 May 2020

Deadline for presenters of accepted abstracts to register for BSG 2020

Monday 11 May 2020 (23:59 GMT)

Deadline to submit poster PDF (poster presentations only)

Friday 29 May 2020


Submission Conditions

Please read the instructions below before starting to submit your abstract(s) for consideration. 

1.     The abstracts for BSG 2020 must be submitted through the online submission portal.

2.     The person who submits the abstract will be the main contact for it. That person must create an account to upload, edit and save the abstract(s) in the portal.

3.     Please keep the email and password used to create the account for future use. Please do not create a new account each time you enter the portal.

4.     Abstracts must be submitted according to the guidelines set out below.

5.     If you require any assistance or have a query about online submission, contact 

IMPORTANT: It is not a requirement to register for the Conference prior to submitting an abstract; however, if the abstract is accepted, the presenting author must register by Monday 11 May 2020. Your abstracts will be removed from the programme and abstracts book if you have not registered by then.

Download the full submission guidelines below