History of Urolink
The initial milestones in Urolink's evolution stem from 1983, when there was a proposal to form a Tropical Urology Society.
In 1985, BAUS proposed the establishment of links with the Association of Surgeons of East Africa and, in 1986, while President of BAUS, Professor John Blandy invited suggestions for providing assistance to the "Third World".
In 1988, Professor Geoff Chisholm facilitated a "Tropical / Third World" meeting which, ultimately, led to BAUS members being canvassed about the setting up of Urolink. By 1990, a Working Party had been formed, Urolink was adopted and its aims defined.
In 1996, Urolink became a sub-Committee of BAUS and one of the BAUS Trustees now sits on the Urolink Committee.
A fuller history of the evolution of Urolink can be gleaned from the 2002 article by Neville Harrison, Founder Chairman of the organisation.