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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.


Date: 17th-18th November 2019

Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

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BASO SKILLS DAY - 16th November 2019 (in collaboration with The Royal College of Surgeons of England)

BASO Annual Gala Dinner - 17th November 2019

We have an excellent programme for both experienced consultants in surgery and for trainees - both those trainees interested in a surgical oncology career and also those who are not yet committed to a particular surgical discipline.

We are very pleased to open the national credentialing debate with the participation of the GMC in our own formal debate to be held on the "Skills / Trainee Day" on 16 November.

We are delighted to announce that we will have three Royal College presidents appearing together "in audience"  at a session on 17 November, and the prestigious BASO awards which will be presented on 18 November.  I am enclosing details of the programme.

We hope that you will join us for an exciting meeting. There will be a lot on offer even to those with no specialist interest in surgical oncology.

Online Registration Now Closed

Limited Walk-in Registrations will be available on the day.

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Download Provisional Programme and Registration Form


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


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.


2020 ACCEA Awards Round: opening on 6th  Feb 2020

Application submissions now closed  for the 2019 round of the BASO Raven Travelling Fellowship and BASO (NIHR) Project Grant

♦ 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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