Conferences & Courses

BASO~ACS Annual Cancer Conference

17th-18th November 2019 @ The Law Society, London

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BASO welcomes you to its International Scientific Meeting and the BASO SKILLS DAY (on 16th Nov) to be held in London this year. The meeting details will be available on our website.

'Call for Abstracts' - abstracts are invited on all cancer related topics. Click here for further information and to SUBMIT ABSTRACT

RCS Education
The Royal College of Surgeons offers a wide range of courses
RCS members receive a 10% discount on selected courses.  For more information and to book online, visit

Cadaveric Skills Courses
Courses are run by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and held in the state of the art Clinical Anatomy Skills Centre (CASC) - various dates
These courses are designed to provide hands-on experience using fresh/frozen Cadaveric material (note: Local Anaesthesia Course uses embalmed material) and therefore places are limited.  Coures are run on various dates and cover a wide range of surgical specialisms.

For full details and to book online please see the Royal College website

Alternatively for further information or to book over the phone contact Joanne Woollard on 0141 330 2063 / 07824632361 or email

BASO endorses the scientific events and training programmes organised by our European sister organisation, the European Society of Surgical Oncology. ESSO offers a wide range of multidisciplinary educational events designed for surgical trainees and oncologist of all levels

BASO members can register at ESSO Events at members rate.

ESSO Logo For details on the courses available, click here

Cancer Genetics Course
3 Jun 2019 - 6 Jun 2019

The field of cancer genomics and recent technological advances are shaping how we diagnose and treat cancer. This skills based course will teach the core concepts of risk stratification using family history as a tool to enable patients to access appropriate management strategies. It is a course designed for all healthcare professionals working in primary care and specialist settings including oncology, breast care, gynae-oncology, gastroenterology and screening services.


2019 UK Oncology Forum
13 Jun 2019 - 14 Jun 2019

2019 UKOncology

Venue: The Hilton Metropole, Brighton

We are pleased to announce that BASO~ACS is collaborating with the UK Oncology Forum for 2019 and will be delivering a Pan-Tumour Surgical Sesion at the meeting on Day1.

BASO members also are invited to attend Day 2 of the meeting, there will be 11 clinical streams on the day that are tumour specific and will include surgical view.

Meeting Programme and Registration Details

The meeting is FREE and CME accredited.

For enquiries, please contact Lisa Young at

BNMS Autumn Meeting 2019
9 Sep 2019

Abstract Submissions are invited for this meeting. Meeting REGISTRATION will open soon.

BNMS 2019

ESCP Vienna 2019
25 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019

The European Society of Coloproctology invites you to 14th Annual Meeting in beautiful Vienna. The ESCP Programme and Education Committees have been hard at work bringing together an exciting, thought-provoking and highly educational agenda with stimulating symposia, keynote lectures and educational sessions. ESCP will collaborate again with our colleagues at ECCO and EAES with joint symposia, and in addition to Consultants' Corner, the Programme Committee have aimed to provide more interactive and entertaining content by staging debates. Read more...


Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Cadaveric Course
30 Sep 2019 - 1 Oct 2019

Venue: Newcastle Surgical Training Centre, Freeman Hospital

An intensive two day course with an expert faculty. A series of didactic lectures and edited videos provides step by steptuition for the use of minimally invasive techniques in the resection of upper gastrointestinal cancers. Followed by intensivehands on surgical dissection using fresh frozen cadavers includes: laparoscopic gastric mobilisation, thorascopicoesophagostomy open cervical exploration and anastomosis, the use of hand ports and laparoscopic subtotal gastrectomy.This course is conducted by a faculty of experienced surgeons. The course is suitable for consultants and senior trainees. Click here for more information.

39th Congress of the European Society of Surgical Oncology
9 Oct 2019 - 10 Oct 2019
Early Registration Deadline: 2nd July

ESSO would like to welcome you and invite you to participate at our 39th Congress. ESSO 39 will offer a scientific environment and platform for the oncology and surgical oncology community, including general surgeons, surgical oncologists of different specialties, students, surgeons in training, residents, specialist nurses and all healthcare workers involved in managing cancer patients. The event promises extraordinary educational and networking opportunities to provide a richer understanding of the latest techniques to manage solid tumours so that delegates can return to their institutions with practice-changing insights for the benefit of cancer patients across Europe and beyond. More details...


BIR Annual Congress 2019
7 Nov 2019 - 8 Nov 2019

The BIR Annual Congress will hold three exciting streams that offer a comprehensive programme on the latest innovations in imaging and treatment to medical imaging professionals and their senior management teams.

Taking place over two days, the event provides excellent opportunities to meet delegates and network in an open and relaxed environment (including an opportunity to attend Congress dinner and networking drinks).

BIR 2019

This year's streams include:

  • Imaging in obesity
  • Radiology errors and artificial intelligence
  • ManagementPatient doseIncidentalomas
  • Post-treatment imaging
  • Cases from the archives
View full programme and Registration details..

Improving outcomes in elderly patients with HPB malignancies
9 Dec 2019 - 10 Dec 2019
BASO Endorsed Meeting

Venue: Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester

Meeting Programme and Registration details will be available soon.

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