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Tuesday 20th November 2018




   Auditorium    BAPEN Opening Symposium – The Failing Gut


Coffee & Exhibition


   Auditorium    Symposium 1 – Home Enteral Tube Feeding

Queens Suite 1 Symposium 2 – Information Technology for Nutrition Support

Queens Suite 2 Symposium 3 – Implementation and Monitoring of Standards for Nutrition Support


Lunch, Exhibition & Chaired Posters

   Auditorium    BAPEN AGM


   Auditorium    Symposium 4 – Gastrophysics and the “shape” of Food – a way forward to tackle malnutrition

Queens Suite 1 Symposium 5 – Palliative Care and PN

Queens Suite 2 Symposium 6 – Nasogastric tube safety: what’s all the “pHuss” about

Sponsored by Halyard logo

     HCC Suite      Workshop – Write for Publication (Limited to 30 places)


Tea & Exhibition


   Auditorium    Pennington Lecture – “You Can Do It!” Dr Jeremy Nightingale


   Auditorium    BAPEN 2018 Recognition & Awards


Satellite Symposia

Abbott logo Queens Suite 1 Bolus Feeding

Abbott logo Queens Suite 2 Short Bowel Syndrome Intestinal Failure

Wednesday 21st November 2018


Nutricia logo Queens Suite 2 Breakfast Symposium




   Auditorium    Symposium 7 – Prehabilitation: Getting fit for Surgery

Queens Suite 1 Symposium 8 – Venous Access

Queens Suite 2 Symposium 9 – Sugar

     HCC Suite      Workshop – Write for Publication (Limited to 30 places)


Coffee & Exhibition


   Auditorium    Symposium 10 – Invasive Access for Enteral Nutrition

Queens Suite 1 Symposium 11 – Nutrition and Liver

Queens Suite 2 Symposium 12 – Optimising Care of Malnourished Patients: Latest evidence and practice


Lunch, Exhibition & Chaired Posters

   Auditorium    BAPEN Medical AGM

Queens Suite 1 PENG AGM


   Auditorium    Keynote Lecture – “Drug Nutrient interactions in Nutrition Support” (Professor Joseph Boullata, USA)


   Auditorium    Symposium 13 – Hot Topics


   Auditorium    Close of Conference

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Harrogate is famous for its spa, its shops and its many festivals. Find out about Harrogate's spa town history at the Royal Pump Room Museum and take in a show at the stunning Royal Hall Theatre. Harrogate boasts some of the best specialist shopping in Yorkshire. Find the famous Betty's Tearooms down in the Montpellier Quarter.

European royals started to frequent the spas at Harrogate in the early 20th century. The town makes a great base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales for walking and touring and also boasts the Harrogate Convention Centre.

Situated in the county of North Yorkshire, Harrogate has good connections to the motorway network, for the traveller arriving by:


From London: M1, then A1(M) - exit Wetherby (9 miles from Harrogate)

From the North

24 minutes from the A1. Take the A1(M) and exit at Junction 47 (Knaresborough) then follow signs to Harrogate.

From the South

21 minutes from the A1. Take the M1 and A1(M) before leaving at Junction 45

(Wetherby) then take the A661 to Harrogate. Alternatively continue on the A1(M)

to Junction 47 (Knaresborough) then follow signs to Harrogate.

To help you plan a journey to the District you can access the following

web-sites:- or

Bus or Coach:For details of public transport in the Harrogate District.

For details of National Express coaches


We are linked to all major UK cities via Leeds (34 minutes) and York 

(33 minutes) including a direct, daily connection to London (3 hours 1 minute).

The quickest journey time from London is 2 hours 43 minutes including a change at York.

There is a train service from London Kings Cross via York or Leeds to Harrogate. 

Virgin trains 25% off: , if booking this deal please ensure you have a copy of your booking confirmation or invoice when travelling.

National Rail Enquiries 03457 48 49 50 or book tickets online


Leeds/Bradford International Airport

20 mins drive from Harrogate. Daily scheduled flights Worldwide connections and direct flights from the UK and Europe.

To get from LBA to Harrogate, take the Airport Direct 747 bus which runs hourly and will drop you off at Harrogate’s main bus station, from there it’s a five minute walk to the Convention Centre.

Alternatively a taxi will take about 20 minutes and around £25.

Manchester Airport
75 mins drive from Harrogate.

P&O Ferries:

Further information on Harrogate and the surrounding areas is available on the Tourist Office website

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Full Members of BAPEN are entitled to a reduction on the registration fees, subject to receipt of your Membership at the time of receiving your registration form.

BAPEN Conference – Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st November 2018

Price Category Member Non-member

2-Day Conference Rate

Consultants & Associate Specialists / Industry £341.67 + VAT = £410.00 £391.67 + VAT = £470.00
Trainee Doctors (ST3 and above) £308.33 + VAT = £370.00 £358.33 + VAT = £430.00
Nurse / Dietitian / Pharmacist / Allied health professional / Trainee Doctors below ST3 £275.00 + VAT = £330.00 £325.00 + VAT = £390.00
Student / Retired Health Professional £133.33 + VAT = £160.00 £166.67 + VAT = £200.00

Day Delegate Rate

Consultants & Associate Specialists / Industry £183.33 + VAT = £220.00 £225.00 + VAT = £270.00
Trainee Doctors (ST3 and above) £166.67 + VAT = £200.00 £200.00 + VAT = £240.00
Nurse / Dietitian / Pharmacist / Allied health professional / Trainee Doctors below ST3 £150.00 + VAT = £180.00 £175.00 + VAT = £210.00
Student / Retired Health Professional £75.00 + VAT = £90.00 £87.50 + VAT = £105.00

View the pre-conference registration fees

The BAPEN Members Rate is available if your BAPEN membership has been received at the time of receiving your registration form (please see Booking Conditions).

The Student Rate is available to all pre and post graduate Students (please see Booking Conditions).

The retired professional rate is open to any retired healthcare professional with an interest in nutrition.

The 2-Day Conference Rate includes registration fees for Tuesday and Wednesday, admission to the Trade and Poster Exhibitions, tea/coffee and lunch daily.

The Day Delegate Rate includes the registration fees for either Tuesday or Wednesday, admission to the Trade and Poster Exhibitions, tea/coffee and lunch.

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The BAPEN Conference is a Networking and Learning Event for all professionals involved in and committed to improving nutritional policy, care and treatment in community, care and hospital settings

BAPEN's Malnutrition Matters logo 2018 Conference will attract over 400 multi-professional delegates; dietitians, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, surgeons and patients, all with a keen interest in food, nutrition and nutritional support, who visit the exhibition to be educated and informed about the latest products and services; to network and increase awareness.

Who Will Attend?

  • Dietitians
  • Nurses
  • Doctors
  • Pharmacists
  • Surgeons
  • Intensive Care Specialists
  • Nutrition Scientists
  • Researchers
  • Campaigners
  • NHS Managers
  • Patient Safety Specialists
  • Carers of Vulnerable Patients
  • Care Home Managers & Staff
  • Patients & patient group representatives
  • Medical Education Specialists

Download the pdf to view this year's Exhibition & Sponsorship Opportunities available:

Exhibition & Sponsorship Opportunities

Should you wish to sponsor or exhibit at this year's Conference please telephone Sovereign Conference. Tel: +44 (0)1527 893675.

BAPEN 2018 Exhibitor Tweets

“Why you are pleased to be attending and what you most enjoy about the BAPEN Annual Conference?”

Vitaflo logo
Vitaflo International Ltd.

“Vitaflo International Ltd. are really looking forward to attending BAPEN 2018! BAPEN provides a great platform for networking with new & old friends, colleagues, customers, and experts in the field of clinical nutrition. The talks are always interesting, informative, and a great way for Vitaflo to keep up-to-date with current & new best practices, current research in nutrition support, and how we can better support our HCPs managing patients with malnutrition.”

Inspiration Healthcare
Inspiration Healthcare

“Inspiration Healthcare are delighted to be attending BAPEN 2018. This conference allows us to meet our customers and friends, old and new. We also take the opportunity to network with like-minded people who put patients first. Finding a costume for the Ball always sets an extra challenge!”

Lloyds Pharmacy
Lloydspharmacy Clinical Homecare

“As a market leading provider of Home Parenteral Nutrition LloydsPharmacy Clinical homecare are pleased to support Bapen throughout the year.

We find the annual conference to be informative, and a valuable opportunity to engage with both existing and potential customers.

The symposia is always interesting with a variety of subjects delivered by the experts of the field and used as a platform for discussion after the event.”

NGPOD Global

“NGPod Global is committed to improving patient safety and preventing avoidable harm associated with the misplacement of nasogastric feeding tubes through new and innovative technology. As our first BAPEN experience, we are looking forward to networking with like-minded individuals over the two day conference who are involved in the continual improvement of good nutritional care.”

Exhibition Floor Plan and Exhibitors

Exhibition Floor Plan
Option 1 2m x 2m Open Taped Area
Option 2 3m x 2m Carpeted Area with Schell Scheme
Option 3 4m x 2m Carpeted Area with Schell Scheme
Option 4 4.5m x 3m area with 3” high carpeted platform
Option 5 4.5m x 4m area with 3” high carpeted platform
Charity Table Top Stands
Stand No. Option Company
1 1 Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd
2 1 Neomed Innovative Medical Ventures
3 1
4 1
5 1
6 1 Inspiration Healthcare
7 2
8 3 Vygon (UK) Ltd
9 2 Probiotics International Ltd – Bio-Kult
10 2 Wiltshire Farm Foods
11 2 LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare
12 3 Abbott Laboratories
12A 3 Becton Dickinson U.K Limited
13 3 Baxter Healthcare Ltd
14 2
15 2 ITH Pharma
16 3 Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition
17 2 Nutrinovo Limited
18 2 Vitaflo (International) Ltd
19 5 Fresenius Kabi
20 4 B Braun Medical Ltd
21 5 Shire Pharmaceuticals Ltd
22 5 Halyard Health UK Limited
23 1 NGPOD Global Limited
24 1
25 1
26 1
27 1
28 1 Stanningley Pharma
Charitable & Not-4-Profit
2 Complete Media & Marketing Limited (CN Magazines)
3 MA Healthcare
4 Hilary Franklin Healthcare Communications/Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community
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