Registration is now open for Piling 2020

The Conference will be held as an on-line event over 4 days from 23rd to 26th March 2021.

Outline Programme

The programme is summarised below.

Delegate Registration

Registration is now open:

Bookings and payments will be on-line through the following link with discounted rates for BGA members, and for BGA members who are retired and students.

Register for Piling 2020

BGA members will be asked to enter their BGA membership number or their ICE membership number when booking in order to qualify for the discounted rate.

During the registration process students will be asked for their educational establishment and contact details for a member of staff who can confirm their eligibility for the discounted rate. Registration will not be confirmed until these details are received.

Registration fees are as follows:

  • Non-BGA Member £125
  • BGA Member: £100
  • Retired / Student £50

The papers of the conference proceedings will be available (in electronic format) to all registered delegates allowing them to download the keynotes and papers. A link will be sent to all delegates before the start of the Conference.

Anyone wishing to make a booking for 5 or more delegates from the same organisation (registered at the same time) should email the conference organisers at to request a discount code. This will allow the cheaper BGA member rate to apply to the group, irrespective of whether the delegates are BGA members.

Please note the name “Genes & Cancer” may appear on your credit card statement.

Delegate Packs

A delegate pack (comprising a reusable bag and a collapsible coffee cup, key ring/bottle opener, coffee voucher from a high street chain, together with some stationary and company information of our sponsors) will be sent to delegates who provide a UK postal address at the time of on-line registration. The conference organisers will not despatch delegate packs to addresses outside the UK. Numbers of Delegate Packs are limited and will be distributed on a first come basis so please ensure that you book early to ensure that you receive a Delegate Pack before the conference starts.


All authors will be given the opportunity to present their papers. The presentations should be no more than 15 minutes long, In order to ensure that the programme can be maintained time limits will be strictly enforced. This will allow delegates to switch between parallel sessions if they so wish.

Presenters will have the opportunity of pre-recording their presentations or presenting live. The conference hosts (In-Conference) will be in contact to discuss the format of the presentations and the timing of rehearsals if the presentation is to be live.

When choosing to pre-record presentations or present live, presenters should note that although the conference organisers will try to ensure that technical problems do not arise, they cannot take any responsibility for any technical problems experienced during the course of presentations should they occur.

Presenters will be invited to join a discussion forum at the end of each session to answer any questions the delegates may have.

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