Conferences & Courses

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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.

For details on the courses available, click here

Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Cadaveric Course
4 Jun 2018 - 5 Jun 2018

An intensive two day course with an expert faculty. A series of didactic lectures and edited videos provides step by step tuituin for the use of minimally invasive techniques in the resection of Upper gastrointestinal Cancers.

Hands on Course using fresh frozen cadavers. More details

London Breast Meeting 2018
5 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
Venue: Royal College of Physicians, London

The fifth London Breast Meeting together with the Barcelona Breast Meeting, aims to cover the entire spectrum throughout the year.The focus for 2018 is 'Common Problems in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery'. which will be facilitated by prestigious Faculty from all over the world.

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38th ESSO Conference
10 Oct 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
Budapest, Hungary

Focusing on bridging the disparity between minimum standards of care across Europe, the overarching theme of the Congress is 'Better outcome with Innovative Surgery'.

Featuring a comprehensive three day scientific programme of excellence devised by leading scientific and surgical experts, the event ensures exceptional quality and offers extraordinary educational and networking opportunities.

The Congress will focus on the leading role of surgical oncology in the management of solid tumours, in a multidisciplinary setting and as part of the multimodal approach.

ESSO 38 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.

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BASO Trainees Meeting
3 Nov 2018
@ Glasgow

BASO is pleased to announce that this year, the Trainees Meeting will be run in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Join us for a Full Day meeting with  sessions on training in non-surgical skills, mentoring sessions and oral presentations. The meeting will conclude with the mentorship, funding for higher degrees and fellowships.

Detailed programme and meeting registration will be available soon.

Venue: The Royal College of Physisicans and Sugeons of Glasgow  (232-242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5RJ ).

BASO~ACS and NCRI Annual Scientific Conference
4 Nov 2018 - 6 Feb 2018
@ Glasgow

This year, BASO will be runing a standalone Day at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons aof Glasow on 4th Nov.

We will than join the NCRI  at the Scottish Events Campus on 5th-6th Nov to deiver the biggest cancer conference in the UK.

BASO~ACS  Annual Scientific Conference and the NCRI Cancer Conference aims to provide a unique environment for interdisciplinary learning and the cross-fertilisation of ideas by bringing together delegates from all cancer disciplines.


Conference registration will open soon.

Provisional Programme

We hope to see you in Glasgow!

Joint British Nuclear Medicine Society and the Irish Nuclear Medicine Association Meeting
19 Nov 2018

The BNMS Autumn 2018 Meeting will be held together with the Irish Nuclear Medicine Association in Dublin.

Venue: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

Abstract Submission opens: July 2018

Registration opens: August 2018

Meeting Details

9th European Multidisciplinary Colorectal Cancer Conference
9 Mar 2019 - 11 Mar 2019
Lisbon Cancer Centre, Lisbon, Portugal

The EMCCC 2019 is the 9th in the serie since 2001, and is an initiative of The Duch Colorectal Cancer Group (DCCG), European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and Grupo de Investigação do Cancro Digestivo (GICD).

This multidiscipliniary conference offers an intimate scientific/educational environment for around 700 medical specialists and researchers in the field of colorectal cancer: Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Radiation Therapy, Pathology, Gastroenterology, Imaging, Radiology, Basic Science and Genetics.

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BNMS Spring Meeting
1 Apr 2019 - 3 Apr 2019

British Nuclear Medicine Society  will be hosting its Spring Meeting at Oxford in April 2019.

Venue: The King's Centre, Oxford

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