This event will cover a variety of topics within IBD including successful case studies, trial delivery sessions and a session on networking!

We will be following on from the previous, very successful annual investigators meetings. Over the 5 years that the BSG Clinical Research Group has run these meetings. IBD research within the UK has gone from strength to strength.

This year we will be focusing on Operationalising UK IBD Research to ensure that all active studies recruit strongly and on schedule. We will focus on exploiting the very large cohorts, discuss several new studies (observational and interventional – all investigator-led). We will hear from world-leading scientists working in the UK on the large datasets generated by lots of hard work from clinical & research teams across the country. There will be plenty of time for active discussion and networking.

If you are in any way involved in IBD clinical research then you need to be in London on the 11th of November. Please register early as numbers are limited by the venue. This meeting is open to gastroenterologists, nurses, surgeons, investigators and scientists alike.

Last few spaces remaining - register today to secure your space! 

Programme - General

09:30 Registration

09:45 Intro and welcome

10:00 - 11:30 The big cohorts

Why are we going so big? What are we learning? How do we fully exploit? What do people want / need? What next?

• BioR (Miles Parkes), PREdiCCt (Charlie Lees), (life after) PANTS / PRED4 (Tariq Ahmad)

• Using the Genetic data from BioR – Carl Anderson

• Microbiome plans – Chris Lamb & Luke Jostins (tbc)


11:30 Coffee

11:45 - 13:15 New & evolving studies

• Gwo-tzer Ho – mitochondrial damage from discovery to clinical trial

• Kevin Whelan (tbc) – ADDapt study

• Kostas Gerasimidis (tbc) – CD-TREAT


13:15 Lunch

14:00 - 15:15 Investigator led interventional studies

Profile (Miles) / ELEVATE ASUC (Seb) / FMT (Tariq / Dan) / IASO (Tim) / ASTIC-lite (James)


15:15 Coffee

15:30 - 15:45 Feedback from the CCUK IBD patient day (Kaps Sahnan tbd)

15:45 - 16:15 Highlights from the SpR networks (Jennie Clough)

16:15 - 16:45 Highlights from the commercial IBD portfolio – what should we be excited about? (Tim Raine)

16:45 Meeting close

Programme - Nurses

Developing your skills as a Nurse Principal Investigator (PI) for IBD research studies

Led by: Professor Christine Norton and Mr Jonathan Syred


9.30 Registration

10.00 Welcome, Introductions and purpose of the meeting

10.20 What is involved in being a PI?

10.40 Getting started as a PI: personal experience

11.00 Problems and pitfalls

11.20 Coffee break

11.40 Keeping on top of things and balancing the workload

12.00 Sources of information and support

12.20 The IBD-BOOST programme of research: role of nurse PIs

12.45 Discussion

13.00-13:30 Lunch

After lunch: opportunity to join the meeting of the British Society of Gastroenterology IBD Clinical Research Group meeting (finishes at 17.00, TBC)