Membership Benefits

BASO~ACS is an organisation representing all the surgical specialists treating people with malignant diseases. The Association was founded in 1971 as a forum for surgical research and training for the benefits of patients with cancer.

BASO now represents oncology surgeons, trainees, nurses and their centres across UK, Ireland and has influence beyond. The Association provides great opportunities for education, training and networking for its members.

Our Membership benefits includes:

  • Discounted registration for BASO Annual Scientific Conference, Trainees Meeting and other BASO meetings.
  • Affiliate membership to our European sister Society European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO)*.
  • Access to the ESSO courses at a discounted rate.
  • Free subscription to our in-house Journal the European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) in electronic format**.
  • Opportunity to apply for BASO~ACS Fellowships and Research Grants.
  • Information about relevant training courses and conference.
  • Opportunity to join the BASO National Committee.
  • Eligible for Regional Representative positions.
  • Claim tax relief on membership subscription.

*In order to facilitate these membership benefits, BASO~ACS forwards the relevant members' addresses to ESSO and the EJSO.

**An additional annual fee of £44 is payable for members wishing to receive a paper copy of the EJSO.

Reclaiming Your Tax

BASO~The Association For Cancer Surgery is an HMRC approved (List 3) professional body. If you are a UK taxpayer, the fee you pay for your membership may be tax-deductible (eligible for tax relief). We suggest that if you wish to claim tax relief against your professional fees, it would be best to contact your local HMRC office, noting to them that the BASO~ The Association For Cancer Surgery is an approved (List 3) professional body.

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