Annual Conference 2020

Abstracts deadline 20th July!

20th - 22nd October 2020


Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Rd, Bournemouth, BH2 5BH

Abstract submission deadline 20th July.

This year’s BASHH Annual Conference will now take place at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) on Tuesday 20th October – Thursday 22nd October. We will continue to monitor and act on advice from the UK government and the WHO, regarding precautions on COVID19.

Claire Dewsnap, BASHH Communications and Conference Secretary, the BASHH Conference Team and Local Host Kate Schroeder, are planning a fantastic educational and networking conference that we hope you will be part of. 


Abstracts of a maximum of 304 words (including headings) in the area of sexual health (including contraception) and HIV can be submitted for consideration of either oral or poster presentation up until 9am on 20th July 2020 using the link below. Undergraduate abstracts (where the undergraduate is the first author) are very welcome and there will be a specific oral session for these. Abstract guidelines are below for reference. Please note that abstracts that have been presented and published elsewhere will not be accepted.
BASHH will continue to offer scholarships for individuals with highly rated abstracts (see scholarship tab below).


Abstract Submissions
 Abstract Guidelines



BASHH have negotiated rates at a variety of hotels in Bournemouth to meet all budgets. To book your accommodation please click on the link below and select 'British Association for Sexual Health & HIV ' from the drop down menu under event name.  


Book Accommodation



The 2020 Programme is currently being developed. A draft programme will be available in the coming weeks. 



Registration for the conference can be done by clicking the 'Register' button at the bottom of this page. Rates are listed below.

Registration Rates



Bronze or silver scholarships will be awarded to accepted abstract authors by the scientific committee. Please note that you cannot apply for a scholarship directly. Scholarships will offer complimentary registration and a monetary value towards travel and accommodation. Successful applicants must be able to attend the entire conference. BASHH would like to thank ViiV Healthcare for their support of the 2020 BASHH scholarships through an educational grant. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities at the conference, the 2020 rate card can be found below:


Rate Card



  • Cancellation received more than 14 days prior to the event start date; fee refunded less a cancellation charge of 10%;
  • Cancellation received 14-7 days prior to the event start date; fee refunded less a cancellation charge of 50%
  • Cancellation received less than 7 days prior to the event start date; no refund

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