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.

For details on the courses available, click here

EFR Bi-Annual Congress
24 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019

The EFR - European Federation for coloRectal cancer - is dedicated to ensuring high-quality conferences by advocating science, prevention and management of cancer of the colon and rectum. EFR is running its 11th international conference on 24th-27th April in Vienna. Read more details..

The EFR will focus on guidelines especially in the optimal sequence of radio-chemotherapy and surgery in rectal cancer. REGISTER NOW at the discounted rate of 380 Euros (for BASO members). The Registration package includes:

  • Full registration ticket for all lectures and activities.
  • Accomodation for 3 nights at a mid-range hotel in Vienna.
  • Attendance of networking events in a Museum and Heuriger, both of significant cultural heritage of Vienna.
  • Access to the congress materials (speaker slides, abstracts, etc.).
  • A voucher to use the Navus platform ( free for any member's educational event or in their hospital.

The Cancer Nursing Conference 2019
1 May 2019

Brought to you by Cancer Nursing Practice, the 3rd annual RCNi Cancer Nursing Conference. With a focus on 'the patient experience', the 2019 event will see more than 150 cancer nurses come together to hear from expert speakers from across the UK. This one-day conference will provide crucial updates on current practice and showcase recent developments on key topics such as pain management and dementia, as well as providing you with practical tips and takeaways to implement into your delivery of care

This conference is a CPD-accredited event. For more information, click here...

RCNi 2019

Cancer Survivorship Summit: Improving Outcomes for People Living with and Beyond Cancer
13 May 2019
Venue: De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This national annual summit takes a practical approach to improving practice and outcomes for those living with and beyond cancer, moving from surviving to thriving. Through national updates and practical case studies the conference aims to support you to deliver on the above priorities outlined by NHS England and develop effective cancer survivorship support and services. The conference will also explore how we meet the unmet needs of people living with and beyond cancer, accelerating the roll-out of stratified follow up pathways and the commissioning of holistic packages of support, and ensuring every person with cancer will have access to relevant elements of the Recovery Package.

Click Here for more details and to Register.

Supporting surgeons in and out of theatre conference
16 May 2019

Venue: The Principal Hotel, York

Whether you are a trainee or a consultant, learning more about research, never events and how to avoid burnout can help you to overcome the challenges you may encounter throughout your career. The full day conference will include sessions on taking time off, never events and how to avoid burnout. With an exciting programme featuring a number of inspiring speakers, this is also a great opportunity to network with RCS representatives and members of the Yorkshire Regional Surgical Club.

The event is CPD-accredited and free for RCS members and trainees (£20 refundable deposit). Click here to find out more...

1st Portsmouth CME Symposium
24 May 2019 - 25 May 2019

This BASO Endorsed event is being organised by the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. This event will focus on the controversies, principles and application of the complete mesocolic excision principles for the colonic cancer. There will be state of the art lectures from the world-renowned experts, live operating and video demonstration in this particular topic. There are three hands-on didactic courses for the trainees. The Complete Mesocolic Excision technique will be demonstrated by laparoscopic and robotic approaches.

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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

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.

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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