FAQs

When are abstract submissions open?

Abstract submissions will be open from Monday 6 June 2022 until Sunday 31 July 2022.

When will abstracts be presented?

Abstracts accepted for oral presentation will be presented on Saturday 15 October 2022 from 9.00 am - 10.30 am.

Abstracts accepted for poster presentation will be available for the duration of the conference.

Find out more about submitting an abstract

To apply for study leave I need a Microsoft Word version of the programme. How can I get this?

Please click here to access a downloadable version of the programme.

How are you improving the sustainability of conference?

We are careful to ensure that the venues we choose meet key sustainability criteria. The QEII holds industry sustainability accreditations proving that they meet a high standard of sustainability.

Find out more about venue sustainability 

We ask that you return your lanyard and badge holder at the end of the conference so that they can be recycled for future use.

When will the Annual General Meeting take place?

This year the Annual General Meeting (AGM) will form part of the main programme and will take place at 2.30 pm on Saturday 15 October 2022 in the Fleming room. All BSE members are invited to attend.

More information about the AGM will be available soon.

When will the Honorary Fellowship, Fellowship and Lifetime Achievement awards be presented?

Awards presented virtually in previous years will be celebrated in person at the conference drinks reception at 5.00 pm on Friday 14 October 2022.

New awards for 2022 will be presented immediately after the close of the AGM.

Where is the event being held?

The event will be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3EE.

How do I get there?

Visit our travel and accommodation page

What times will the conference be open?

  • Friday 14 October 2022: 8.00 am - 6.45 pm
  • Saturday 15 October 2022: 8.30 am - 4.15 pm

What time is registration?

Registration will open at 8.00 am on Friday 14 October 2022. We recommend arriving with plenty of time to spare before the first session at 8.45 am - we're often busy on the first morning of conference and you'll be able to grab a tea or coffee in the exhibition hall before the session starts.

Registration will open at 8.30 am on Saturday 15 October 2022.

What types of content will be available for the main part of the conference?

You'll be able to access the conference on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 October 2022, as it happens.

The recordings of all the tracks will be added to the virtual conference platform as soon as possible, and will be available on demand.

View the programme

How will I get my badge?

Print-at-home badges will be sent by email on Tuesday 11 October 2022. On arrival, you'll be able to collect a badge holder and lanyard, have your badge scanned and enter the conference without queueing for registration.

What if I don't receive my badge?

If you registered before Monday 10 October 2022 and haven't received your badge, drop us an email to [email protected] and we can send this out to you again.

We will have capacity to print a small number of badges on the day, but we recommend that you print at home or at work to save time on queuing for registration.

Is the venue accessible?

The QEII Centre is committed to providing access to all. You can find their accessibility information by clicking the button below.

View QEII accessibility information

Please let us know about any access requirements at the point of registration. If your access needs change after registration, please email us at [email protected].

I'm breastfeeding, is there a space for me?

You'll find a space allocated exclusively for breastfeeding and baby care close to the exhibition hall.

I need to pray, is there a space for me?

You'll find a space allocated exclusively for prayer close to the exhibition hall.

I'm neurodiverse and need a quiet space, is there a space for me?

You'll find a space allocated exclusively for your use on the 5th floor.

Are there any social events this year as part of the conference?

There will be a drinks reception held at 5.00 pm on Friday 14 October 2022 in the exhibition hall.

I'm new to conference and I'm not sure what to do!

Join our conference newbie meetups at 8.00 am on Friday 14 October 2022 and 8.15 am on Saturday 15 October 2022 in the exhibition hall. If you sign up at the point of registration, we'll provide more details on who to look out for closer to the time.

Our friendly staff are always on hand to answer any questions too.

How many BSE points will I get for attending the conference?

Each day is worth 5 BSE category I points, for a maximum of 10 for attendance at the full conference.

You can only get BSE points between Friday 14 - Monday 7 November 2022.

What if I attend the face to face event and then re-watch it online?

BSE points are capped at a maximum of 10 for attendance at the full conference, however you access the content.

I don't collect BSE points - what are my options?

We're applying for accreditation from a number of bodies within the UK and globally, and we hope to gain recognition of the high quality education we're providing.

When will I get my certificate?

After the platform closes, we have to analyse the data to confirm who attended and then upload it to our system. This takes approximately two days.

We aim to send certificates by Friday 18 December 2022.

What types of content will be available for the virtual part of the conference?

You'll be able to access the live stream of the plenary session on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 October 2022, as it happens.

The recordings of the plenary session and the supplementary tracks will be added to the conference platform as soon as possible, and will be available on demand.

View the programme

How long will I have access to the content?

The live stream of the plenary session will be available on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 October 2022

The recordings of the plenary session and the supplementary tracks will be added to the platform as soon as possible and will then be available until Monday 7 November 2022. During this time, you'll be able to obtain BSE points for watching the sessions.

From Tuesday 8 November 2022, members will be able to access the presentations on our website.

Do I have to watch the sessions live?

No, you don't - we want you to be able to watch when it works for you. However, to obtain BSE points you'll have to watch them by Monday 7 November 2022.

What do I need to access the content?

All you will need is your computer and a stable and reliable internet connection.

Please note that we cannot guarantee access from NHS devices due to individual organisational firewalls over which we have no control.

Will I be able to watch on a mobile device?

The conference platform is fully mobile responsive, however as you're watching presentations with detailed slides, you'll get the best experience on a larger screen.

Can we watch as a group?

It is possible to watch the presentations as a group, and we recognise the additional learning opportunities that this will provide, especially if watching as a department.

Please be aware that only the logged in delegate will be able to obtain BSE points for watching. Each delegate must be registered and must have logged in to watch any sessions they wish to claim points for.

Why will my information be passed to Medivents?

Medivents are supplying us with their services to run our virtual conference platform. Only the relevant information will be passed to them and this will be done in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

When will registration open?

Registration is now open.

Register here

When will registration close?

Registration for the face to face component of the conference will close on Monday 10 October 2022. Late registration will be available on-site at the conference venue but we recommend registering in advance to ensure that we can accommodate you

Registration for the virtual component of the conference will close on Monday 31 October 2022. As the conference starts on Friday 14 October 2022, delegates registering after Thursday 13 October 2022 may experience up to 24 hours delay in their access to the platform.

How much will registration cost?

Type Full conference Per day Closes
Member - early bird £300 £165 Monday 1 August 2022
Non-member - early bird £350 £190
Member - standard  £350 £190 Monday 10 October 2022
Non-member - standard  £400 £215
Member - late £400 £215 Saturday 15 October 2022
Non-member - late  £450 £240

 

Type Full conference Per day Closes
Member - virtual  £250 £130 Monday 31 October 2022
Non-member - virtual  £300 £165

 

How can I pay for my registration?

Registration through the website will accept a number of different payment card options including VISA, Mastercard and American Express.

Invoice registration is available for those whose organisations wish to pay for them. Please follow the invoice booking process detailed below. The invoice registration deadline is Monday 5 September 2022. We are not able to provide invoice registration after this date.

How can I pay by invoice?

  • On the registration page, click to register and select your registration type.
  • Answer the questions and click 'Save responses'.
  • Do not proceed to checkout.
  • Email [email protected] a copy of your purchase order including the following information:
    • Delegate name(s)
    • Membership number(s)
      • Your membership number can be found on your personal profile and starts with ID
    • Registration type

Please see the example below:

Joe Smith ID23415
Full conference - in person - early bird
Accreditation drop-in clinic
Drinks reception

There is a one week grace period on registration rates for purchase orders. For example, a purchase order at early bird rates must be received by Monday 8 August 2022, one week after the early bird registration closes. Any purchase orders with incorrect rates will be returned and your registration will not be completed.

All purchase orders must be received by Monday 5 September 2022. Invoice registration is not available for late registrations.

Can I change my registration type?

If you'd like to upgrade your registration type, please email [email protected] and we can arrange this.

If you'd like to downgrade your registration type, please email [email protected] and we can arrange this. Downgrades will be subject to pro rated cancellation fees on the cancelled portion as per our cancellation policy below.

What is your cancellation policy?

Full refunds will only be offered for cancellations made in writing up to 48 hours after payment has been received provided that the cancellation is received before Monday 10 October 2022. After 48 hours, a 15% administration charge will be incurred. No refunds will be offered for cancellations made after Monday 10 October 2022. Registration is non-transferable to any other participant or event.