• This meeting is open to BPNS members and other professionals working in relevant areas, but not to patients or members of the general public without advance permission.
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BPNS Autumn Meeting 2021: F2F
Start Date
End Date
Friday 24 Sep 2021 10:00 AM
Friday 24 Sep 2021 16:45 PM
St George's @ The Kia Oval, Kennington Oval, London, SE11 5SS

The Autumn 2021 Meeting will be hosted by St George's Hospital at the Kia Oval. 

F2F places will be limited to 50 and available on a first come first served basis. 

The costs below are for F2F attendees. If no F2F spaces left or you prefer remote attendance, please select the virtual meeting to register at reduced price: £20 ordinary members, £10 associate (and retired) members, £30 non-members. Virtual attendees are limited to a total of 100. 

We encourage delegates to submit abstracts for presentation at the meeting. The abstract deadline is 24th August 2021, one month before the meeting. 


The main venue is the India Room & Terrace of The Oval - home of Surrey County Cricket Club, in South West London. 


Travel directions

We recommend using public transport to arrive. The Oval is located a short walk from both Vauxhall Station (London Underground, Victoria Line; and National Rail services) and Oval Station (London Underground, Northern Line). 

Please enter via the Alec Stewart Gate. The India Room is on the 2nd Floor of the JM Finn Stand, directly opposite the gate. 

Full travel information is available on the Kia Oval website.


We are grateful to our industry sponsors. Sponsors of the meeting have no input into the organisation or programme. 


Programme (can change before the event)
TimeType Presenter
09:55Other Welcome  
11:00Refreshment Tea, coffee, biscuits  
11:30Lecture Dr Annina Schmid
13:05Refreshment Lunch  
14:00Lecture Dr Nik Papadakis, Dr Faraan Khan
15:45Refreshment Afternoon Tea  
15:50Other Immunoglobulin Update - Prof Michael Lunn  
16:00AGM Annual General Meeting  

Event price
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1 public ticket @ £50.00
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