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Welcome to BASO ~ The Association for Cancer Surgery
BASO ~ The Association for Cancer Surgery is the Association that speaks as an umbrella organisation for surgical specialties treating people with malignant diseases. BASO ~ ACS was founded in 1971 by Ronald Raven, Surgical Oncologist, as a forum for surgical research and training for the benefit of patients with cancer. The Association represents surgeons and their centres across the United Kingdom & Ireland and has influence beyond.
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Thank you to our attendees, speakers, presenters and panellist for helping us deliver a successful (virtual) meeting.  We had an excellent meeting, the programme highlights and meeting report will be available on our website soon..

In 2021 we will be celebrating BASO's 50th Anniversary, Meeting dates for the Nov2021 Annual Conference will be announced soon.

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BASO Grants and Fellowship

Application submissions now open for the 2021 round of the BASO Raven Travelling Fellowship and BASO (NIHR) Project Grant will open soon.

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♦ BASO~ACS Awards and  Fellowship - British Association of Surgical Oncology takes great pride in awarding those professionals and trainees in recognition of their outstanding achievement in and contribution to the cancer surgery; it's research and education. visit our Education & Training Section for more information on the BASO endorsed courses.

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'Global Health Medal' awarded to BASO's 'Director of Education'

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BASO~ACS  are delighted and proud that their Director of Education, Dr Afsana Elanko was awarded the Global Health Medal for her valued contributions to medical education and healthcare at the Global Health Awards in London on 5th October. This is a prestigious prize awarded only once a decade. The award was given in recognition of the work that Afsana has done for both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. The oration was given by Professor Robert Kirby, President of BASO~ACS.  Other members of the National Council were in attendance to support her.

Afsana has built and maintained  links at the highest levels with other surgical societies, the surgical Royal Colleges and the main regulatory body, the General Medical Council. BASO benefits from Afsana's links as well as her drive and initiative. The President and National Council of BASO~ACS congratulate Dr Elanko on this well deserved award.

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