UK-PIN Forum 2017

  • Dates: 07 – 09 Dec, 2017

The biennial UKPIN conference is the UK Primary Immunodeficiency Network’s (UKPIN) flagship event and a must-attend conference for consultants, trainees, nurses, and scientists involved in the healthcare of patients with primary immunodeficiencies, or in research into these diseases.

The event is designed to provide an exciting and stimulating programme to address the medical, scientific, educational and management issues relevant to all those working in the field.

This year’s event will be held alongside the British Society for Immunology (BSI) and for the first time will incorporate joint plenary sessions.  In these combined sessions we will explore basic immunobiology relevant to emerging fields in clinical practice, led by leaders in the fields of innate, adaptive, cellular and humoral immunity.  The meeting will also cover a range of familiar topics including novel therapies in primary immune deficiency, new developments in diagnostic laboratory immunology and immunological genomic medicine.
RC Path CPD approved logo

The conference had been approved for 11 CPD credits by the Royal College of Pathologists.

10 great reasons to attend:

  1. Attend up to 11 hours of education sessions, designed to be applicable to your day-to-day work.
  2. Gain up to 11 CPD credits.
  3. Hear from leading speakers from the field.
  4. Learn from you peers’ research in the poster sessions.
  5. Submit your own research and be considered for presentation at the conference.
  6. Help inform UKPIN’s work.
  7. Share and learn from best practice.
  8. Learn about latest products and services in the exhibition.
  9. Network with colleagues and key players from the field in relaxed settings and meet old friends and new.
  10. Celebrate the profession at the conference dinner.

Who should attend?

The conference is aimed at all consultants, trainees, nurses, and scientists involved in the healthcare of patients with primary immunodeficiencies, or in research into these diseases.


The programme is packed with sessions designed to be relevant to your day-to-day work.  Click here to download the latest programme. For the first time, delegates will have the opportunity to attend BSI sessions on day one of the conference – providing a multi-stream programme that allows delegates to tailor their day to their individual needs.

Call for abstracts

Delegates are invited to submit abstracts to be considered for presentation at the conference as posters or oral presentations. Click here to download the submission guidelines and click here to submit your abstract.

The top three highest-scoring abstracts will be considered for oral presentation and a prize will be awarded for best abstract. The deadline to submit abstracts is 17:00 on 11 September 2017

Conference dinner

A gala dinner will be held at The Grand on the evening of Thursday 7 December. Book your place at the dinner with your conference registration and join friends and colleagues.


The conference will be held across two venues in Brighton – The Dome and The Grand Hotel. The venues offer a fantastic location in central Brighton and on the famous seafront, close to numerous restaurants, attractions and shopping with hundreds of hotel rooms within just a few minutes’ walk of the venue.

More information about where sessions are held will be provided in joining instructions. Both venues are a short walk or taxi ride from the railway station.

Where to stay

Brighton offers a wealth of accommodation to suit different budgets. Delegates can add hotel accommodation at The Grand (Thursday night) and the conference dinner to their conference booking.

Alternatively, preferential rates have been arranged for delegates at a number of other hotels –to find out more about hotels available and how to book, please copy and paste this link into your browser www.reservation-highway.co.uk/pin17 

Sponsorship and exhibition

Opportunities are available for companies to sponsor or exhibit at the event and demonstrate their brand as a supporter of the profession, as well as benefit from the unique opportunity to engage with up to 300 senior level professionals working in the field. To find out more about becoming a sponsor or exhibitor, download the brochure here or please contact Profile Productions at ukpin@profileproductions.co.uk or on 020 3725 5840.

Book your place and join UKPIN for a discounted rate

Registration is open now. 2017 delegates are offered a one-time opportunity to join UKPIN as a member at a discounted rate with their conference fee. Those selecting to sign up as a member will not only benefit from a discounted conference fee but also a one-off 30% discount on their first year of UKPIN membership. Click here for more details on fees and the savings you can make on joining UKPIN and registering for the conference at the same time. Click here to find out more about the benefits of membership.

Click here to book your place and join UKPIN. Don’t forget that you can also add hotel accommodation at the Grand and conference dinner to your booking. Earlybird booking discounts are available until 4 September.

Contact us

For information on registration and general enquiries for the UKPIN2017 conference, please contact:

Profile Productions, Boston House 69 – 75 Boston Manor Road, Brentford, TW8 9JJ

E: ukpin@profileproductions.co.uk
T: 020 3725 5840

UKPIN 2017 Organising Committee

Name Organisation/Role Title
Kimberly Gilmour Clinical Lead Consultant Clinical Scientist in Immunology
Peter Arkwright Member Consultant Paediatric Immunologist Manchester
Matthew Buckland Member Consultant Immunologist Royal Free
Emily Carne Member Immunology Specialist Nurse Cardiff
David Edgar Member Consultant Immunologist Belfast
Bill Egner Member Consultant Immunologist Sheffield
Suzanne Elcombe Member Immunology Speciality Trainee Newcastle
Tomaz Garcez Member Consultant Immunologist Manchester
Rashmi Jain Member Consultant Immunologist Oxford
Dinakantha Kumararatne Member Consultant Immunologist Cambridge
Ravi Sargur Member Consultant Immunologist Sheffield
Mike Tarzi Member Consultant Immunologist Brighton
Simon Whitfield
Julie Churchill
Profile Productions Managing Director
Specialist Event Manager