Association of Breast Surgery Conference

ABS Conference 2019, SEC Glasgow

13th & 14th May

We look forward to welcoming you to the ABS Conference 2019 on 13th & 14th May at the SEC Glasgow

For further information contact or ring 020 7869 6855




The provisional programme is now available and can be downloaded here


Please note that registration for the ABS Conference is now closed and there is no on site registration.  If you wish to confirm that you are registered please contact and you will receive confirmation on Sunday. 




Abstract submission for the conference is now closed.

Authors have been notified by e-mail about the outcome of their abstract.

To view a list of the abstracts accepted for oral presentation please click here

Abstracts accepted for poster presentation

To view a list of the abstracts accepted for poster presentation please click here

Posters must be submitted electronically and also displayed as a poster during an allocated session at the Conference.  

For information about poster presentations please click here

For a list of the poster sessions please click here

For information about how to upload your electronic poster to Multieposter please go to the Multieposter website (please use your abstract submission email as your username) or contact

For further information contact Lena Sebova on:

Tel: 020 7869 6855 e:

Welcome Drinks Reception
Sunday 12th May 2019
Trades Hall, Glasgow
6pm to 8pm

The ABS and Glasgow City Council would like to welcome delegates to Glasgow on Sunday 12th May by inviting them to attend a civic reception being hosted by the Lord Provost of the City of Glasgow.  The complimentary drinks reception will be held at the Trades Hall (85 Glassford Street, Glasgow, G1 1UH) on Sunday 12th May from 6pm to 8pm.

Please indicate when registering if you wish to attend the event.

Annual Dinner
Monday 13th May 2019
Kelvingrove Museum
7.30pm for 8pm

The ABS Annual Dinner will be held at the Kelvingrove Museum on Monday 13th May 2019. 

Delegates attending the dinner will be able to browse the galleries for free from 7pm. There are galleries on Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style and The Glasgow Boys and the collections include works by Monet, Renoir and van Gogh as well as Salvador Dali’s Christ of St John of the Cross.   There will be a disco after the dinner. 

Upper Rate Tickets: £65
Lower Rate Tickets: £45


Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC).  For details of how to reach the venue please see their website

Delegate Offers

There are a number of delegate offers available for tours, restaurants and retail in Glasgow.  

Travel to Glasgow

Glasgow is easily accessible by car, train and air.

Virgin Trains offer a 20% group discount to people travelling & booking together.  For further information see the website

Travel around Glasgow

The ScotRail Conference Rover is available to delegates attending the ABS Conference at a cost of £5 for 5 days for travel within the Conference Zone.

Delegates can then travel between the SEC and the City Centre as many times as you like within this time.

The Conference Rover also gives delegates up to 50% off train fares throughout Scotland, if they would like to explore the rest of Scotland after the conference.

To purchase the ticket show your conference badge at the station or photo ID with a conference confirmation.

To download information about the ticket please click here

Glasgow Taxis

Discounted travel is available for delegates for journeys between Glasgow Airport and City Centre with Glasgow Taxis.

Pre-book your taxi by phoning 0141 429 7070 using the following codes to get the discounted fare.

Glasgow Airport to City Centre: use code GCB1 - set fare £18
City Centre to Glasgow Airport: use code GCB2 - set fare £22
Delegates wishing to take a taxi city tour can use code GCB3 for a £2 discount on all city tours.

Accommodation Service

 Glasgow Convention Bureau are providing a dedicated hotel booking website for the ABS Conference 2019.  You can also view a map of hotels in Glasgow.

We hope that delegates will take advantage of their time in Glasgow to enjoy some of the many attractions Glasgow and the surrounding areas have to offer.  To view a local's guide to what they would recommend doing please click here.

Delegates wishing to extend their stay in Glasgow or wishing to explore Scotland can access information on tours and places to go from the People Make Glasgow website:

Reasons to visit 

Must see attractions 


Exploring Scotland


Sponsorship packages are available for companies wishing to exhibit at the ABS Conference. 

To view the sponsorship packages please click here

The exhibition floorplan can be downloaded here

To make a booking please return the booking form

 For further information or to discuss options please contact Lucy Davies on 020 7869 6852 or

Delegates can download their attendance certificates by completing the online conference evaluation.  At the end of the evaluation form you will be able to download the certificate using your membership number/ conference ID number.  Complete the evaluation form here

Download your attendance certificate with your membership/ conference ID number here