Conferences & Courses


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

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.

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Prehabilitation: Principles & Practice for Supporting Patients to Get Fit for Surgery/Treatment
20 Mar 2024


This conference focuses on Prehabilitation - Principles and Practice, and will provide a practical guide to delivering an effective prehabilitation programme, ensuring patients are fit and optimised for surgery/treatment. This is even more important in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns which have had a negative effect on many individual's health and fitness levels, and currently high waiting lists could be used as preparation time to ensure the best outcomes.
The conference will look at preoperative/pre treatment optimisation of patients fitness and wellbeing through exercise, nutrition and psychological support.

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2024 Advanced Coloproctology Course
20 Mar 2024 - 21 Mar 2024

2024 ACPGBI advanced colo course


The ACPGBI Advanced Coloproctology Course has been successfully running for 30 years, and due to the positive feedback on the interactive online format, we are offering it once again in 2024.

The programme is mapped to the ISCPcurriculum, providing an update on current issues with the latest evidence and practical tips, while focusing on the information needed for surgical trainees topass their FRCS examination.The course is available On Demand until we approach the 2025 course.

The interactive features are only available for the live course, so we encourage live participation where possible.Registration is free to lower/middle income countries and undergraduates. Don't miss out on this opportunity to update your knowledge and skills.


BAPRAS - Sarcoma- Advanced Educational Course
18 Apr 2024 - 19 Apr 2024
2024 - BAPRAS Sarcoma
Register now for BAPRAS' forthcoming advanced educational course focused on Sarcoma!
Taking place on 18 - 19 April 2024 in Sheffield, this comprehensive advanced course promises valuable insights and learning opportunities for all attendees. The topics covered will include:
Sarcoma pathology and radiology
• Oncological management of sarcomas within the MTD
• Research and innovation in sarcoma surgery
• Functional reconstruction after sarcoma
• Radiotherapy in the management of sarcoma
• Managing complications and much more.

Oxford Surgical Trials Training Day Course
19 Apr 2024
2024 Oxford SITU course
The course is designed for existing and prospective surgical Principal Investigators (PIs), though anyone interested or involved in surgical trials is welcome to join. The course aims to provide valuable insights into the pathway from trial idea all the way through to the running of a surgical trial. READ MORE...

Virtual Cancer Genetics Course
13 May 2024 - 9 Jul 2024
2024 virtual genetics course
Delegates will be equipped with the basics of cancer genetic counselling and sessions will include approaches to genetic testing, management of hereditary cancers and consent taking. Each day will focus on one key area:
  • Breast cancer susceptibility: Key concepts, risk stratification and management
  • Gynaecological and rare cancer syndromes
  • Bowel cancer susceptibility: Key concepts, risk stratification and management
  • Key concepts of the genetic counselling conversation
  • Patient-centred care: Precision oncology and psychosocial considerations
  • Problem based learning workshop
The course is designed for all healthcare professionals working in primary care and specialist settings including oncology, breast care, gynae-oncology, gastroenterology and screening services.  Click here for more information or visit:

8th Portsmouth Colorectal Congress
19 Jun 2024 - 22 Jun 2024
This year's congress will provide you with the most up todate knowledge on surgical techniques in robotic andminimally invasive colorectal surgery by learning first hand from the most prominent experts in the field!
Join for scientific lectures, keynote speakers, surgicalvideo demonstrations, and live operating from Portsmouth Theatres! READ MORE

9th Skull Base Masterclass - Greece
9 Oct 2024 - 11 Oct 2024

2024 - 9th Skullbase masterclass

The course will provide an excellent opportunity for participants to listen to lectures by an outstanding international faculty which will cover both the basis, as well as the latest developments of endoscopic skull base surgery.

Furthermore, participants will be able to get hands-on experience and update their knowledge of skull base anatomy through the cadaveric dissection sessions.The course aims for participants to further their knowledge of skull base surgery and for both faculty and participants to fortify their professional relationships and enjoy their stay in Athens.


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