We are delighted to invite you to the next British Cochlear Implant Group Annual Meeting on 4th and 5th April 2019 in Southampton. The University of Southampton is ranked among the top 100 universities globally, lying across five different campuses within the historical city on England’s south coast, as well as having campuses in Winchester and Malaysia.
The conference will be held within the newly built Solent Conference Centre in the heart of Southampton. You are also invited to attend a Gala Reception in Southampton Guildhall – a beautiful Grade II listed building that was originally the town hall.
The theme of BCIG 2019 is Connecting for Life. We invite you to submit abstracts relating to this theme and we look forward to exploring ideas on how to improve access to sound, support life-long use of cochlear implants and maximise outcomes for all of our patients, whether they are 9 months or 99 years old.
We hope that you can join us in Southampton next April, and look forward to welcoming you to our city.
In order to submit your abstract, please visit http://bcig2019.exordo.com
Abstract submission deadline – Sunday 20th January 2019
Please note this is a strict deadline in order to allow selection by the academic committee with sufficient time for the successful candidates to book appropriate study leave.
Any incomplete abstracts will be considered less favourably.
Abstracts explicitly related to the theme of the meeting, “Connecting for Life” will be more favourably reviewed for oral presentations. However, submissions on any implant related topics will be considered for the programme.
INVITED FACULTY AND TOPICS
▌Personalised medicine for cochlear implantation
Professor Manohar Bance
Professor of Otology and Skull Base Surgery
University of Cambridge, UK
▌Hearing loss and dementia
Dr Sergi Costafreda-Gonzalez
Clinical Senior Lecturer
University College London, UK
▌Neuroscience of hearing and language – Implications for cochlear implantation
Dr Paul Johns
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
▌Sensory implants – Past and future
Professor Robert K. Shepherd
Principal Scientist and Professor of Medical Bionics
University of Melbourne, Australia
GRAHAM FRASER MEMORIAL LECTURE
▌ Development of social relationships in children with cochlear implants
Professor Andrea D. Warner-Czyz
The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas, USA
University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service (USAIS)
TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION
The registration fee does not include accommodation. Bed and breakfast rates have been negotiated on your behalf at ideal locations in Southampton with different budgets in mind.
Drinks reception – Southampton City Art Gallery, Civic Centre, Commercial Rd, Southampton SO14 7LY
Gala dinner – Southampton Guildhall, W Marlands Rd, Southampton, SO14 7LP
Attendance at the conference dinner is included in your registration fee.
The dress code is lounge suits and cocktail dresses.
EARLY BIRD MEMBER FEE LATE/NON MEMBER FEES
Early bird BCIG member rate £195.00
Register before Monday 25th February 2019! Late BCIG member rate £250.00
Non-member rate £325.00
For further information on BCIG membership please visit: https://www.bcig.org.uk/membership-join/