Social Programme

Alongside the scientific programme, we are delighted to provide our guests with a series of social events to make the Conference even more enjoyable and provide plenty of opportunities for you to mingle and network with attendees from around the world.

Places on these social events are strictly limited and must be reserved in advance.

Welcome Drinks Reception

Conference attendees are invited to this complimentary event, taking place in Bartholomew Suite, located on Floor 1 of the Leonardo Royal Hotel Tower Bridge. Enjoy drinks and canapés with your fellow attendees on the eve of the 2.5 day scientific programme. 

Dress code: Informal


Friday Dinner & Drinks

Following the intensive academic programme on Friday, take a short stroll from the Leonardo Hotel, through St Katharine’s Dock to our 18th Century English pub venue – The Dickens Inn. Enjoy a three-course dinner and drinks in relaxed surroundings and take the opportunity to mingle with colleagues, both familiar and new.

Dress code: Informal

Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner is the social highlight of the Conference weekend. The evening will begin with a sparkling wine reception, followed by a formal three-course dinner and drinks at an elegant historic venue in central London. This will be followed by a live band and dancing until midnight. The venue is close to the Royal Courts of Justice. Closest stations in walking distance are:

– Chancery Lane tube (6 mins)

– Temple Tube (8 mins)

– City Thameslink station (9 mins).

Dress code: Black tie or cocktail dress