Conferences & Courses

In date order

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

Robotic Course_Colorectal
7 Mar 2018
A one day, presymposium course beig organised by the VIMARS Portsmouth and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. The programme will focus on the robotic colorectal surgery with hands-on experience. More details...

Laparoscopic Suturing & Stapling Course
7 Mar 2018
A one day presymposium course being organised by VIMARS Portsmouth and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. More details..

4th Portsmouth TME Symposium
8 Mar 2018 - 10 Mar 2018

This event will feature two days of didactic sessions with CME credits, international guest lecturers, as well as live operations and a day of hands-on workshops.

TME techniques that will be demonstrated includes: robotic, laparoscopic and transanal approach. Don't miss the BASO~ACS sponsored lecture by Prof Bill Heald, 'Four decades of TME SurgeryMore Details..

Venue: IBM Portsmouth

For Registration and Symposium information, please contact:

Speciality Focused FRCS (GenSurg) Exam Preparatory Day
28 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018

The one-day course is aimed at delegates preparing for section II of Intercolligiate FRCS Exammination in General Surgery

Breast Sugery: 28th April 2018

Colorectal Surgery: 29th April 2018

Venue: Postgraduate Medical Centre, County Hospital, Hereford

Discounted fee (£75) for BASO Trainees Members

More information

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

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.


Programme details will be published soon. We hope to see you in Glasgow!

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