BSGE Silver Jubilee Meeting took place on 3-5 June 2015 in London. The four precongress courses on 3 June 2015 were attended by over 160 delegates and the main programme saw the record number of delegates in excess of 600. Initial feedback received was very positive and the BSGE President described the meeting as the most successful BSGE meeting ever. Here is the text of BSGE President Ertan Saridogan’s presidential address to the SJM delegates.