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 on ‘The Lawn’ – the front terrace of the Tower
Hotel, overlooking the river. Take in the stunning views
of Tower Bridge as you enjoy early evening drinks with
your fellow attendees.

Dress code: Informal


Friday Dinner & Drinks

Following the intensive academic programme on
Friday, take a short stroll 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 9 minutes’ walk from City Thameslink station.

Dress code: Black tie or cocktail dress