The  Nutrition Society's Winter Conference this year will be in collaboration with the BSG and the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN).
Interaction between diets, nutrients and the host in the promotion of systemic health is wholly dependent upon effective digestive function. Perturbation of digestive function associates with a range of pathobiologies, but dysfunction may have systemic sequelae. The gut is exquisitely sensitive and senses the nutritional status of the lumen, however the full extent of sensing is still being discovered and its functions remain opaque.

This conference will explore the relationships between diet, gut function, gut pathologies and systemic health, taking as its focus recent developments in the field and areas of continued debate. The meeting is structured, allowing a specific section aimed at current practice in dietetic support, followed by symposia on inflammatory diseases, nutrient sensing and signalling, the impacts of high and low body mass index (BMI) on nutrition and gut function, and on gastrointestinal cancers. The conference benefits from plenary speakers with significant standing: Professor John Rhodes will review “Nutrition and Gut health: a changing world and emerging challenges” to open the conference, and Professor Christine Edwards will close the meeting by considering “Nourishing the gut: a lifetime of opportunities”.

Scientific Programme Organisers: 

Dr Bernard Corfe, University of Sheffield, Dr Liz Williams, University of Sheffield, Dr Matthiew Kurien, University of Sheffield and Professor Ramesh Arasaradnam, University of Warwick


The programme can be viewed on the Nutrition Society website

Registration fees

Registration fee includes refreshments, lunch, attendance to the drinks reception on the evening of 3 December, access to sessions plus conference materials including programme booklet.

If you are a member of the Nutrition Society, please ensure you are logged in before accessing the registration page to benefit from the member rate. If you are a member of BAPEN or BSG, please contact the Society's Conference Coordinator to access the member rates. The early bird rate will be available until 11 November at 23:59.

  Early Bird Rate Full Rate Early Bird Day Rate Full Day Rate

Early Bird Half Day Rate

Full Half Day Rate
Non-Member Rate £250.00 £310.00 £125.00 £155.00 £60.00 £75.00
NS/BSG/BAPEN Full Member Rate £210.00 £260.00 £105.00 £130.00 £50.40 £63.75
NS/BSG/BAPEN Student/Graduate/Retired Member £105.00 £130.00 £52.50 £65.00 £25.20 £31.50

If you have any queries, please contact the Society's Conference Coordinator.

Call for abstracts

Abstract submissions are now open.

Please submit your abstract online. You will be required to log in or create an account if you are new to Exordo to submit. Please read the guidance on how to submit your abstract using the online system and the instructions to authors. Your abstract does not have to relate to the specific theme of the conference.

Deadline for submissions: Tuesday 10 September at 23:59 (BST)

When will I hear if my abstract has been accepted?

Authors will hear in late October 2019 if their abstract has been accepted for presentation. All presenting authors will need to register to attend the conference.

If you have any queries or would like to register your interest, please contact the Society's Conference Coordinator.