From Mr Paul Jones, Honorary Secretary of BAUS
"... building on last year's changed format ..."
This year’s annual meeting celebrates the 70th anniversary of the NHS, and our programme is packed with fresh and diverse subject matter, delivered by experts in their fields.
Last year’s trial meeting of three days gained 80% positive affirmation (from over 600 respondents) to retain the shorter meeting, and we have kept to this preferred format for 2018. The "Best of British" theme was similarly well-received and we have endeavoured to organise a programme with wide appeal that encompasses aspects of general urology that is of special interest to UK urology.
This year’s main auditorium programme includes NHS Innovations, Quality Improvement, MDT functionality, a Medico-legal debate on Consent, Emotional Resilience and the History of our NHS.
The Tuesday afternoon trainee and medical student session enjoyed widespread acclaim last year and it promises an even more engaging agenda which has been organised by Dominic Hodgson.
We are privileged to invite Mr David Sellu FRCS to deliver this year’s BAUS Guest Lecture entitled "My journey through gross negligence criminal manslaughter" and are equally grateful to the BJUI and JCU for organising their guest lectures on Artificial Intelligence and GIRFT respectively.
On a lighter note, Duncan Summerton will be chairing this year’s University Challenge where trainees take on trainers in a broad and light-humoured test of their knowledge
This year’s Highlights session on Wednesday afternoon concludes the meeting with a different format where the section representatives are going to undertake a 10-minute synopsis on the best of Liverpool BAUS, and include a 15-minute "Best of the previous twelve months" overview.
We have scheduled times into the programme to allow you to visit the exhibition, and I hope you will take this time to speak to our colleagues from Industry who have so generously supported the meeting.
I would urge you to provide as much feedback on the meeting as possible to help inform the programme committee on the strength and weaknesses of the meeting, and to let them know what you think could be added, removed or improved.
All suggestions for BAUS Glasgow 2019 will be well-received ...