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BSG Annual Meeting: A Further Update

Updated on: 30 Jul 2020   First published on 30 Jul 2020

Authors:  Dr Stuart McPherson   Dr Alastair McKinlay 

In March, we announced that we had taken the decision to postpone BSG2020, due to be held in Liverpool, in June 2020 until 8th-11th February 2021, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Senior Officers of the BSG along with our CEO and our conference partners, have been taking regular advice and reviewing the situation to ensure we can deliver a high quality meeting for all attendees. As doctors and health care professionals, we have an ethical duty of care to our patients and to our colleagues in the current crisis.

The situation continues to unfold, and the BSG senior team have considered this carefully, and have decided that the risks of proceeding with a face-to-face event in February are too high. Therefore, we believe that the best course of action is to further postpone BSG2020 until 19th-21st May 2021. The venue has been changed to Glasgow, for a 3 day scientific programme, rather than the 4 days arranged previously in Liverpool, and will reopen our abstracts submission process later this year.

Alongside this meeting, we will be launching a series of virtual meetings over the winter period to offer CPD accredited education to our members. Further details will be announced soon, but it will be a series of web broadcasts across a range of subjects and will include posters and oral presentations of abstracts accepted for the original June 2020 conference date.

If you have already registered, your ticket will be automatically transferred to the new date in May 2021. If you would prefer to get a refund and rebook later, please contact our conference partners on bsg@conferencepartners.com by the latest Wednesday 5th August who will action this for you at no cost.

We appreciate your understanding and continued support at this time and look forward to seeing you all in Glasgow in May 2021.

Alastair McKinlay, BSG President

Stuart McPherson, BSG Senior Secretary

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