UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


8th UK Swallowing Research Group Conference

06 February 2020–07 February 2020, 8:00 am–5:00 pm

6 - 7 February 2020 – The UKSRG comprises clinicians and researchers from a wide range of professional disciplines including biomedical engineering, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, radiography, radiology, ENT, gastroenterology, stroke medicine, dietetics, oral health, general medicine and neurology. We recognise the interdisciplinarity of the clinical specialties and basic sciences that support developments in the field. This conference will be of interest to all health care professionals with an interest in swallowing and feeding management across the birth to death continuum. State of the art information will be delivered by leaders and current clinical researchers in the field of dysphagia.

Event Information

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Kennedy Lecture Theatre
UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street
United Kingdom


What topics will be covered?

The conference will cover 4 key themes with presentations from leading experts in their field, including:

  • respiratory and oral care management,
  • surgical interventions,
  • the patient experience,
  • and neurological interventions.

There will also be the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops, browse posters and industry stands and be informed of the latest swallowing research through free papers.

Abstract Submission

The abstract submission window for the conference is now closed. Authors will be notified by October 31st 2019.


Keynote speaker:

  • Dr Katlyn McGrattan
    Clinical Researcher
    Boston Children's Hospital
    Boston, Massachusetts

Other speakers include:

  • Dr Martin Brodsky
    Associate Professor
    Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Dr Anna-Liisa Sutt
    SLT, Barts Health NHS Trust;
    Research fellow, Critical Care Research Group, The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia;

    Industry fellow, Northside Medical School, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • Mrs Gail Milburn
    Senior Lecturer in Dental Care Education
    School of Health & Social Care
    Teesside University
  • Dr Mili Doshi
    Consultant in Special Care Dentistry and Mouth Care Matters Lead
    Dental & Maxillofacial Department
    East Surrey Hospital
    Surrey & Sussex NHS Trust
  • Prof Paolo De Coppi
    NIHR Professor of Paediatric Surgery
    Consultant Paediatric Surgeon

    Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Emily Johnson and Mariacristina Scoto
    Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Mr Mark Rafferty
    Consultant Otolaryngologist
    The Royal Victoria Hospital
  • Mr Guri Sandhu
    Consultant Otolaryngologist
    Head and Neck Surgeon
    National Centre for Airway Reconstruction
    Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Dr Tom Hughes
    Consultant Neurologist
    Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust
  • Mr Sean White
    Home Enteral Feed Dietitian
    Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Student:                        £200 (for students and those newly qualified within the last two years)
All others:                     £299

1 day Attendance Fee


Registration and Payment Information

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All delegates must register and pay on-line in advance of the course; the place is confirmed once the payment is processed successfully.

Bookings are made via our online system in advance of the course; our online payment system accepts VISA, MasterCard, VISA debit, VISA electron and Maestro.

We regret that we are no longer able to invoice NHS Trusts or other organisations. Our on-line booking system will issue an automatic receipt for your card payment so that you can reclaim from your organisation if appropriate.

For booking enquiries, please contact ich.events@ucl.ac.uk.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing at least two weeks before the start of the event and will be subject to an administration charge of 20% of the course fee. It is regretted that no refunds will be made within two weeks of the course date. 

ICH Events reserves the right to cancel any conference it deems necessary and will, in such event, make a full refund of the registration fee only. ICH Events will not be liable for any additional incurred costs (including but not limited to travel, accommodation, visa, etc.). No liability is assumed by ICH Events for changes in programme date, content, speakers or venue. 

Any refunds will be made by us to you within 30 days of your cancellation and be paid to you in the same way as you paid for your order.


For sponsorship opportunities please contact Emily Cooper on email: ich.events@ucl.ac.uk for more information. 

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