Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I find out if there are places left on an AAGBI event?
A: For availability you may either check the events listing on the website, or telephone the Events Team on 020 7631 8804/8862.
   
Q: What happens if the meeting I want to attend is already full?
A: Our seminars are often over-subscribed. If you want to book onto a seminar, it is advised that you check the website or phone the AAGBI first to check availability. If we receive an application but the seminar is fully subscribed, your payment will not be processed and you will be informed of the situation. Should a place become available through cancellation, we will let you know immediately. Popular seminars are often repeated, so if the seminar is full, and you are a member of the Association, it is a good idea to put your name on the waiting list. When the repeat seminar date is fixed, we will write to all members on the waiting list before we advertise the seminar. This way you will have prior notice of the seminar, and therefore have a much better chance of securing a place.
   
Q: How do I book a place?
A:

You can check availability on the website or over the phone. All AAGBI meetings can now be booked on-line.

   
Q: How do I log onto the website to book on-line?
A: All members of the AAGBI have been sent a username (membership number) and generic password. Once you login you will be able to change the password to something more memorable and, if you have included it in your contact details, you will now be able log in using your email address. Once logged in you will be able to access the secure booking section, select the event you wish to attend and make a payment. A receipt will then be emailed to you via our payment agent NetBanx. This is also your confirmation.
   
Q: How do I book on-line if I'm not a member of the AAGBI?
A: You are still able to use our secure booking area even if you are not an AAGBI Member. When prompted to log-in choose to register and enter your details as instructed. You will then be issue with a non-member registration number which can be used for future bookings of booking. You will receive further email correspondence from the AAGBI events team approximately 1 week prior to the event.
   
Q: How do I know my booking is successful?
A: If successful you will receive an email from our payment agent NetBanx. This will confirm the meeting you have booked onto and the various sessions, workshops and social events you've selected. If you do not receive an email from NetBanx please contact the AAGBI Events Team who will be able to check the booking for you.
   
Q: How can I see which events I've registered for?
A: You can view past and future bookings in the 'My bookings' area of your account.
   
Q: How can I get re-prints of receipts and certificates of attendance?
A: These can be accessed and printed from the 'View my AAGBI CPD' area of your account.
   
Q: Are AAGBI seminars always held at 21 Portland Place?
A: The majority of our seminars are run in-house at 21 Portland Place, however we do hold a small number in larger venues close to the AAGBI Headquarters. All seminars held away from the AAGBI are advertised accordingly. If you are unsure where a meeting is being held please contact the Events department.
   
Q: What time do seminars start and finish?
A: The seminars are timed so that it is possible for almost all those attending (both speakers and audience) to travel to and from London on the day of the seminar, without the need to stay overnight. We aim to start seminars at around 10:30 and finish by 16:30.
   
Q: Are AAGBI meetings accredited with CEPD points?
A: In accordance with the GMC stipulation that CPD activity does not require a set number of ‘points’ or ‘credits’, the AAGBI does not issue these for its educational activities. However, for those AAGBI members who wish to record their CPD in terms of points or credits, it is customary practice to accord one credit or point for each hour of education provided, for example an AAGBI educational meeting will have been accredited with up to 5 CPD points per day. CEPD certificates will be available to download from the website immediately after the meeting. If you are unable to access these on-line please contact the Events Department who will be able to provide one for you.
   
Q: Where are the AAGBI Core Topics Meetings held?
A: Core Topics meetings are held regionally throughout the UK and Ireland. We target towns and cities that are in high membership areas and aim to make the venues easily accessible by car and public transport.
Q: Where can I find FAQs on Abstract Submission and Scoring Guides?
A: For Abstract Submission FAQs and Scoring Guides please click here
   
Q: What are the fees for each seminar, core topic and conference?
A: All fees are stated on the individual pages for seminars, core topics and each conference microsite. AAGBI members receive special member-only booking rates. Please note prices maybe subject to change from the 1st April each year.