Conferences & Courses

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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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NIHR CRN - Tomorrow Leaders Programme 2022
1 May 2022 - 31 Jul 2022

FORMAT: Webinar + In-Person workshop in July

2022 Tomorrow leader Programme

The programme is designed to support early career researchers to develop and deliver surgical cancer studies. It is supported by trainee research collaboratives across all specialties involved in the multi-disciplinary care of cancer patients.

The programme will run as a series of webinars in May and June with state-of-the-art lectures on surgical oncology, trial design and translational science along with an introduction to each of the trainee research collaboratives. These will be followed by a face-to-face workshop in London in July, where participants will have the chance to develop and discuss their research ideas supported by an expert research faculty.

The Tomorrow's Leaders programme is specifically aimed at developing collaborations between early career researchers in surgery, oncology, radiology, pathology and palliative care, however anyone who has an interest in cancer research is welcome.

For more information and to Register Click here:

6th Portsmouth Colorectal Congress
15 Jun 2022 - 18 Jun 2022

Format: In person and Online

6th Portsmouth Colo Congress

Join this unique colorectal congress that will focus on latest updates, innovation and training topics in colorectal Surgery. READ MORE...


BASO @ 2022 UK Oncology Forum (virtual) Conference
16 Jun 2022 - 17 Jun 2022

Venue: ICC, Belfast

Format: In-person Meeting

2022 UKOncology Forum

BASO~ACS continues to collaborate with the 2022 UK Oncology Forum.

This year, BASO will deliver a session on 'Pan-Tumour Surgical Oncology' chaired by Mr Zaed Hamady, BASO President. We hope that you will join Zaed and the BASO Speaker Team. Meeting is FREE for all to attend and CME accredited.

BASO members also are invited to attend both days of the meeting.

Meeting Programme and Registration Details.

Upper Gastroinestinal Cancer Course
3 Oct 2022 - 4 Oct 2022


VENUE: Newcastle Surgical Training Centre, Freeman Hospital


An intensive 2 days course with exprt faculty for ST5-ST8 and Consultant Surgeons. A series of didactic lectures and edited videos provides step by step tuition for the use of minimally invasive techniques in the resection of upper gastrointestinal cancers. Followed by intensive hands on surgical dissection using fresh frozen cadavers. READ MORE

For further details please contact:Gaynor Capp

Tel: (+44) 191 2138628

41st Congress of European Society of Surgical Oncology
19 Oct 2022 - 21 Oct 2022
41 ESSO Congress
The 41st Congress of the European Society of Surgical Oncology, to be held on 19th-21st October 2022 in the elegant city of Bordeaux, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Under the theme "Treatment tailoring in cancer surgery", the congress aims to reinforce the benefits of cancer surgery by offering insights on how to tackle individual's needs, and by deepening our understanding of personalisation in today's cancer surgical treatment.

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