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From Professor Ian Pearce
Hon Secretary Elect & Educational Course Organiser

"... view the courses on-line in advance, then engage in the "live" Q&A sessions ..."

I’m delighted to be able to offer you all details regarding the educational courses available for this year’s annual meeting.

These courses are, as always, a cumulation of significant thought, discussion, organisation and effort for which I am particularly grateful to the BAUS Section Chairs, Course Directors and the Events Team, all of whom are critical to the entire process of course generation and delivery.

We continue to venture into uncharted territories as a consequence of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and this year’s courses are no exception. As with the meeting in November 2020, the new courses are fully recorded and will be accessible prior to the meeting, this year with the added advantage of a dedicated Q&A session for some of the courses. These sessions will take place on the Wednesday afternoon (15.30 - 18.00hr) and our hope is that colleagues will be able to complete courses prior to the meeting and then join the Q&A session for live interaction with the course faculty. I hope, and fully expect, that these sessions will prove to be an incredibly useful resource and enhance these already excellent courses.

As always, there are courses to appeal to everyone’s interest, both from a specialist perspective but also from a more general outlook.

 I am particularly pleased to announce a brand-new innovative course on Genomics directed by Vincent Gnanapragasam and John McGrath (pictured right). The first hour of this will feature a generalised introduction and overview of genomics, delivered by a stellar cast from across the UK. This will be followed by more pathology-specific sessions for the second hour. I know this will be a hugely popular course with an exciting Q&A session.

From the sections, Prof Hashim Hashim is delivering the FNUU Course on Urodynamics, something that needs absolutely no introduction and its worldwide reputation speaks for itself.

From Andrology we have two courses, one on Penile Cancer, the other on Andrological Emergencies, and then from Oncology, a Bladder Cancer Masterclass led by Mr Dominic Hodgson

The courses from BSoT this year focus on Thriving as a Consultant and Medical Students in Urology, both fascinating areas very much under the spotlight in the current era.

As with the courses from BAUS 2020, these recorded courses will be available for 12 months after the meeting for all to enjoy, and will compliment those courses already available online.

Please complete the courses before the Q&A sessions,. then join the faculty for a truly engaging experience

Thank you, on behalf of BAUS, to all those involved in delivering the courses, and to you for participating.