Dear Colleagues,

Following the huge success of the previous BSG Endoscopy Live event in 2017, we are delighted to invite you to the 3rd BSG National Live Endoscopy meeting, to be held at the Sage Gateshead on 7 and 8 March 2019.

This interactive meeting will showcase UK Endoscopy at its best.  The 2019 event is an excellent opportunity for you to engage with the UK clinical community including consultant gastroenterologists from across the UK, trainees interested in gastroenterology, surgical colleagues and nurses. We would be delighted if you would support this innovative and exciting meeting, bringing together the very best in Endoscopy.

Gateshead is a fantastic destination for the 2019 event, with one of the UK’s finest Endoscopy centres on the doorstep. The Sage is a wonderfully unique space and will provide a great host for the BSG. 
We expect 500+ participants to join us at BSG Endoscopy Live 2019 as well as a strong industry presence.

BSG VP (Endoscopy) George Webster has penned a short article on why you should be a part of this event. Read his piece here. You can also view Dr Webster's iPad demonstration here.


Endoscopy Live 2019 highlights include:

  • Live endoscopy via video link from University College London and Freeman Hospital, Newcastle
  • State of the art lectures covering endoscopic practice and innovation
  • iPads to facilitate interactive learning
  • ‘Meet the expert’ sessions
  • World-class invited speakers
  • Industry symposia
  • Reduced registration rates for nurses and trainees

We very much look forward to welcoming you to Gateshead in March 2019.




University College Hospital Team (London)

Freeman Hospital Team (Newcastle)


Registration Information

Registration fees

The registration fees for BSG Endoscopy Live 2019 are included below. Registration is available for both days of BSG Endoscopy Live 2019 or, for added flexibility, for just one day.




Delegate type

Early bird rate

Up to midnight on

16 January 2019

Rates in GBP and inc. VAT

Standard rate

From 17 January 2019

Rates in GBP and inc. VAT

BSG Member Consultants



BSG Member Trainee Doctors



BSG Member Nurses



Non Member Consultants



Non Member Trainees, Nurses and Students



Team Registration

  • Registration for one Consultant and two Nurses






Day rates



BSG Member Consultants



BSG Member Trainee Doctors



BSG Member Nurses



Non Member Consultant



Non Member Trainees, Nurses and Students




Registration includes the following:

  • Attendance at the conference sessions
  • Attendance at the industry symposia programme
  • Access to industry exhibition
  • Delegate materials
  • Lunch and coffee breaks
  • New for 2019!! Complimentary use of an iPad containing all session content and conference information
  • New for 2019!! Post event access to the recorded content from BSG Endoscopy Live 2019. Content can be accessed after the event to share with colleagues and use for learning opportunities

Within the registration process you can also secure your ticket for the Confernce Dinner which is taking place on the evening of Thursday 7 March 2019 at Antler Antler is Gateshead’s only Alpine themed bar. The dinner will be a great opportunity to meet with colleagues and discuss the day’s activities.

Team Registration
At the BSG we believe that a team that learns together, stays together. We’re delighted to offer Team Registration at BSG Endoscopy Live 2019. The Team Registration allows a Consultant plus two nurses to attend for a bargain rate. Enter three colleagues details within the portal to secure places at the event.

Venue and Location

Sage Gateshead 

Sage Gateshead sits on the South bank of the River Tyne, running between Newcastle and Gateshead. It is a renowned must see attraction for visitors and locals alike, and its distinctive shape is impossible to miss.

Sage Gateshead was officially opened in 2004 and has made a positive impact on the local area in the years following. Predominately used for music concerts, the venue is now growing a reputation for delivering corporate conferences in highly modern spaces and has previously hosted various high-profile large congresses. 

The venue also has outstanding connectivity both within the UK and internationally, as it is just under 3 hours from London via train and the nearby international airport operates direct flights to 80 destinations worldwide.

Sage Gateshead
St Mary’s Square
Gateshead Quays
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 191 443 4666 

How to get to Sage Gateshead

By Air 
Newcastle International airport connects to 80 destinations directly and provides access to a global network through London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin and Dubai.

Sage Gateshead is a twenty-five minute drive from Newcastle International Airport.

By Train 
The nearest station is Newcastle Central (around three hours from London King’s Cross or one and a half hours from Edinburgh).

If you arrive into Newcastle Central Station you can choose to either:

  • Catch the yellow Quaylink Q1 bus from outside Central Station (about fifteen minutes)
  • Walk across the Swing Bridge from Central Station (about fifteen minutes)
  • Take a taxi (about eight minutes)

By Car
Sage Gateshead is located on the Southbank of River Tyne and is easily accessible by road. Visitors can travel in from any direction using the A1, Newcastle centre or the Swing Bridge. Specific directions can be found here on the venue website.

Sage Gateshead has its own car park with lift access situated directly behind the building. (Please note that Mill Road car park, situated at the bottom of the steps near the Millennium Bridge, is not operated by Sage Gateshead).

Cost information for this is shown below:

  • Up to 30 minutes: Free of charge
  • Up to 1 hour: £1.90
  • Up to 2 hours: £3.50
  • 3 hours or more: £4.80 – Pre-payment is required before entering the building

If you are staying for 3 hours or more and pre-payment is not made, an hourly rate of £1.90 will apply. Pre-payment charges will cover until 6am the following day, at which point an hourly rate of £1.90 will then apply.

About Newcastle 

Newcastle upon Tyne is one of the largest cities in England. More specifically, both Newcastle and Gateshead (a town on the south bank) form a single, diverse and extremely vibrant visitor destination united by seven bridges across the riverscape.

Newcastle was once a major industrial centre, particularly for coal and shipping, and during Tudor times the coalfields that surrounded the area began to be heavily exploited. The real boom however came in the 19th century, when the development of heavy engineering and shipbuilding took place and warehouses and factories cropped up everywhere.
The keep of Newcastle Castle is the oldest structure in the city, dating back to at least the 11th century. The city also houses Newcastle University, a member of the Russell Group, as well as Northumbria University.

It’s a perfect destination for world-class congresses, with an array of exciting urban and rural venues, a wealth of accommodation options and fantastic transport links to the rest of the UK and beyond. It also has a compact and walkable city centre.

Everything that could be needed for a successful event is right on your doorstep.

For further details about Newcastle, please go to 

Abstract Submissions

BSG Endoscopy Live 2019 is delighted to invite trainees to submit a video abstract for consideration of presentation at BSGEL 2019, on 7-8th March 2019 at the SAGE in Gateshead, UK. This offers an excellent opportunity to present to a prestigious faculty of both UK and international endoscopists as well as the conference delegates. The authors of the best two video abstracts will be invited to deliver their presentations during the conference programme, with a prize awarded to the winner of the best presentation. All videos accepted will be available to view in the exhibition hall during breaks as well as on delegate iPads. Guidelines for submission are as follows:

    All video abstracts will be considered but presentations should primarily be focused around a case report, a case series, interesting discussion/learning point or novel tools, tips and techniques. 
    A trainee must be first or last author of the video presentation.
    Videos may contain endoscopy footage, still images and/or text slides.
    Accompanying audio is recommended but not a necessity.
    Videos should begin with a title and inclusion of all named authors followed by a declaration of ‘conflicts of interest’.
    Videos should not exceed 8 mins in duration and 300MB in size.
    Videos should be submitted in mp4 or MOV format.
    NOTE: Please ensure no patient identifiable material is included within the presentation.

Abstracts should be submitted here

The deadline for submissions is 6pm on 9th January 2019.

Good Luck!


For the first time at a BSG Endoscopy event we are delighted to provide you with the chance to submit an abstract and present your work. Submit an abstract along with supporting video content for review by the committee. Abstracts will be chosen to be presented orally within the programme or at video stations within the exhibition hall.

Abstracts can be submitted by clicking here. 

Abstract submission deadlineWednesday 16 January 2019

Instructions for abstract submitters
-    Create a unique login
-    Enter your contact details
-    Enter the abstract title and select ‘Endoscopy Live’ as the topic
-    Enter the abstract authors and their affiliations
-    Enter the abstract content and upload the supporting video to We Transfer
-    Review your submission
-    Finalise and submit your submission
-    The committee will review all submissions following the deadline. You will receive notification once the deadline has passed

Programme information
We are delighted to share the BSG Endoscopy Live 2019 scientific programme with you. The scientific committee have worked hard to develop a programme that educates and informs. The programme utilises an outstanding national and international faculty. The programme contains a live endoscopy cases interspersed with state of the art scientific lectures. 
The live cases, from UCLH and the Freeman Hospital, include a wide range of procedures. The expert faculty at the centres will talk through the procedures fielding questions from delegates and the panel. 
The final session on Friday 8 March will be dedicated to reviewing the outcomes of the live cases. A fantastic opportunity to understand the processes and results from the procedures observed during the previous days.


Selected Endoscopy Centres

Freeman Hospital

The Newcastle Hospitals is a CQC rated ‘Outstanding’ provider of quality healthcare spanning secondary, tertiary and community services for a population of over 3 million across the North East and North Cumbria. As one of the largest and most successful teaching hospitals in England we offer the second highest number of specialist services in the UK, and provide designated national services for aHUS, ECMO, mitochondrial diseases, rare muscular conditions, deep brain stimulation, infection diseases, pancreatobiliary endoscopy and tropical medicine (including a high security isolation unit). 
Our main hospital sites are the Freeman Hospital; home to the UK’s only Institute dedicated to all forms of solid organ transplantation including heart and lung transplantation which we are internationally renowned for, and the RVI which houses the region’s Major Trauma and Emergency Centre, Neurosciences Centre, Great North Children’s Hospital and many other specialist services.
Leading in research, innovation and service development is a key priority for the Trust. The Newcastle Hospitals topped the national NIHR clinical research activity league table for seventh year this year, and the Newcastle Surgical Training Centre at the Freeman Hospital is a unique, state-of-the-art facility providing advanced cadaveric education and endoscopy training to the medical profession.
The endoscopy unit at the Freeman hospital is a 3 room fully equipped unit which provides one of the largest services for pancreatobiliary endoscopy in the U.K. In addition we host the only national ERCP & EUS course for nurses involved in these procedures. 




University College Hospital London


University College Hospital London is a teaching hospital, opened in 2005 by Her Majesty The Queen, with state-of-the-art facilities and cutting edge technology. The services offered cover a realm of areas including accident & emergency, cancer care, critical care, endocrinology, dermatology, general neurology, orthopaedics and urology. It was one of the first hospital’s to gain foundation status, and has an international reputation for innovation, teaching and research.

In November 2008, the £70 million Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing was opened, allowing the hospital to offer all women's health services in one place (except some breast and gynaecology services). The hospital has 665 in-patient beds, 12 operating theatres and houses the largest single critical care unit in the NHS. The Accident & Emergency department sees approximately 120,000 patients a year alone.

The Endoscopy Unit at the University College Hospital London is one of the largest in the UK, performing over 10,000 procedures per year. There are 5 rooms and a 16 bay recovery area. They perform complex hepatobiliary and pancreatic endoscopy as one of the leading units in the UK with a very large tertiary referral practice. They also have one of the largest upper gastrointestinal practices in Europe treating oesophago-gastric cancers and Barrett's oesophagus. This hospital is also the main North London screening centre for colorectal cancer.

Organising Committee

The cases and scientific programme will be developed by the experienced committee. 

Organising Committee

Ian Penman, Edinburgh (Chair) 
Rehan Haidry, London (Deputy Chair) 
George Webster, London 
Brian Saunders, London 
Kofi Oppong, Newcastle 
Gavin Johnson, London 
Reena Sidhu, Sheffield 
Colin Rees, South Tyneside 
Nick Church, Edinburgh 
Manu Nayar, Newcastle 
Simon Everett, Leeds 
Amyn Haji, London 
Laura Dwyer, Liverpool 
Terry Wong, London 
David Graham, London 

Trainee Representatives 

Durayd Alzoubaidi, London 
Manmeet Matharoo, London 
Rebecca Keay, Durham 

In addition to the live cases BSG Endosocpy Live 2019 will also include scientific content presented by our international and UK faculty. We are hugely excited to confirm the following faculty members attending BSG Endoscopy Live 2019:

International Faculty

Robert Hawes, Orlando, USA
Thomas Rösch, Hamburg, Germany
Jeanin van Hooft, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amrita Sethi, New York, USA
Helmut Neumann, Mainz, Germany
Raf Bischopps, Leuven, Belgium
Schalke van der Merwe, Leuven, Belgium 

UK Faculty 

Siwan Thomas-Gibson, London
John Morris, Glasgow
Pradeep Bhandari, Portsmouth
Bu Hayee, London
Martin James, Leicester
Ed Despott, London
Matt Banks, London
Steve Pereira, London
Rosa Vega, London
Ed Seward, London
Sara Brogden, London 
John Leeds, Newcastle
David Nylander, Newcastle
Jayapal Ramesh, Liverpool

Invited Speakers 

Matt Rutter, North Tees
Adrian Stanley, Glasgow
Simon Panter, South Tyneside

Sponsorship information

We are delighted to provide outstanding sponsorship opportunities at BSG Endoscopy Live 2019. Exposure opportunities are available to match your budget, from bespoke packages that include symposia slots through to a presence within the exhibition to branding within the event app we can work with you to ensure your aims and ambitions for joining us in Gateshead are met. Please do join us for the UK’s largest live endoscopy event.

Please request a copy of the sponsorship prospectus by contacting the BSG Endoscopy Live Secretariat on or calling +44 (0)1730 715288. The team are happy to talk through opportunities or how we can tailor these to match your budget.


•    Pentax
•    Olympus
•    Aquilant
•    Boston Scientific
•    Cook Medical
•    Cantel
•    Diagmed
•    Mylan
•    Norgine
•    Erbe Medical UK
•    Aquilant
•    Albyn Medical (logo TBC)
•    Synmed
•    EIDO Healthcare
•    Medtronic
•    UK Medical
•    Mauna Kea Technologies
•    BVM Medical
•    Apollo Endosurgery
•    Endosoft Ltd

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