BSG Conference 2019

The British Sarcoma Group are delighted to invite you to join them on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th February 2019 for the BSG Conference 2019 in London.

The meeting is held over 2 days with a packed programme and we hope that all delegates will be able to attend both days to make the most of the learning and networking opportunities. The conference will be taking place at the prestigious Royal College of Physicians in the centre of London and a stones throw from Regents Park.

Themes for the conference include:

  • Chemotherapy for soft tissue sarcoma
  • Rare tumours – clear cell sarcoma, epithelioid sarcoma and Pecoma
  • Immunotherapy for sarcoma
  • Spinal sarcomas
  • Rehabilitation after sarcoma treatment

See programme highlights below.


Registration is open!

We strongly encourage attendees to attend both days of the conference however one day rates are also available:

Ticket prices:

Wednesday Only Thursday Only Both Days
Medical Student £125 £125 £150
Nurse / AHP Free to attend £150 £150
Consultant £180 £180 £300
Junior Doctor £150 £150 £225

Conference tickets give you access to all the conference sessions, exhibition, poster displays, lunch and refreshments.


Abstract Submission is open!

The British Sarcoma Group invites and encourages you to submit an abstract for the BSG Conference 2019.  Abstracts can be submitted for an oral talk or poster display.  The deadline for submitting an abstract has been extended to midnight on Sunday 9th December 2018. Instructions for submitters:

  • All abstract submissions need to be submitted via the online portal which can be accessed by clicking the link below
  • Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words
  • Please avoid using pictures, diagrams or tables
  • Submitter’s can choose from oral or poster presentation
  • The deadline for submission is midnight on Sunday 9th December

All abstract will be reviewed by the scientific programme committee, acceptance emails will be sent by end of December 2018.


Programme

Highlights…

  • Overview of immunotherapy in sarcoma management today – Dr. Seth M Pollack, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Oncology, University of Washington
  • The Management of Desmoid Tumors: A Joint Global Evidence-Based Consensus Guideline Approach for Adult and Pediatric Patients – Prof. Dr. Med. Bernd Kasper, Mannheim University Medical Center
  • GIST – An update on best practice – Prof. Dr. Med. Sebastian Bauer, University Hospital Essen
  • BSG Keynote Lecture: Surgery for retroperitoneal sarcoma, a personal view – Prof David Gourevitch, Consultant Surgeon, University Hospitals Birmingham

Key sessions…

  • Adjuvant chemotherapy for soft tissue sarcoma – should we change practice?
  • Local therapy symposium: Spinal and sacral sarcoma
  • Rare sarcoma symposium: Overview and treatment approaches
  • Symposium: Best Practice in Rehabilitation
  • Clinical trials updates

Full programme coming soon!


National Sarcoma Forum

The conference includes the annual meeting of the National Sarcoma Forum which is a dedicated forum for nurses and allied health professionals. We invite abstract submissions for this meeting (see link above). For more information on the NSF click HERE


Venue

The conference takes place at the Royal College of Physicians, London.

Address: Royal College of Physicians , 11 St Andrews Place, London NW1 4LE

CLICK HERE for directions by train, tube and car

Accommodation Options:

Holiday Inn Regents Park – estimated cost per night with breakfast £231

Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel  -estimated cost per night with breakfast £225

Premier Inn London Euston – estimated cost per night with breakfast £143

The Imperial Hotel London – estimated cost per night with breakfast £136

Hub by Premier Inn London Kings Cross  – estimated cost per night with continental breakfast £87.50

Please note prices are intended as a guideline only and can not be guaranteed. Please contact the hotels directly for up to date prices. Delegates are responsible for their own travel and accommodation. 


Thank you to everyone who attended the BSG Conference 2018!

Certificates of attendance we’re emailed to attendees on the 9th March. If you have not received yours please contact conference@britishsarcomagroup.org.uk

Congratulations to our best oral and poster winners from BSG 2018:

  • Best Oral Talk: Hannah Tattersall, University of Birmingham – Diagnostic Accuracy of Percutaneous Biopsy in Retroperitoneal Sarcoma
  • Best Poster Display: Anita Pabla, East Midlands Sarcoma Service, The value of a telephone virtual clinic for a regional sarcoma service