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2015 Manchester

The 2015 BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting took place from 15 to 18 June 2015 at Manchester Central Convention Complex (pictured right), Windmill Street, Manchester.


President's Welcome

BAUS President, Mr Mark Speakman, offered the following welcome to members and guests attending the 2015 meeting:

... It is a very real pleasure to welcome you all to Manchester for the 71st annual scientific meeting of the British Association of Urological Surgeons.

Manchester is now a vibrant dynamic city with much to offer beyond the meeting itself, including the worldclass Hallé orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall, top class art galleries, a world class cycling velodrome and two reasonably well‐known football clubs!

I have to thank Frank Keeley, our Honorary Secretary, for putting together an exceptional scientific programme. The Academic, Andrology (AGUS) and Female (FNUU) Sections are holding their annual meetings on the Monday 15 June and the Oncology and Endourology Sections are contributing significantly to the scientific content as well. Duncan Summerton, our Honorary Secretary Elect, has produced an excellent programme of Teaching and Skills Courses with the introduction of several new courses this year.

We are fortunate, again, to have attracted a significant number of world‐leading urologists from around the globe. This includes a number of Presidents and leaders of other national Urological Associations. The aim is to give you, the delegates, a comprehensive overview of the latest in global urology. Thursday in particular is a strong day with sessions presented by the International British Urology Society, the BJU International and also by the AUA. Please, therefore, use the whole Meeting to achieve your continuing professional development.

The Welcome Reception will be held in the Exhibition Hall at 1800 on Monday 15 June and will provide an additional opportunity to visit the exhibition stands. On Monday 15 June we have been lucky enough to secure 2 hours at the cycling velodrome (2000–2200). The main social event is on Wednesday 17 June and is a traditional BAUS dinner, which will be held in the Manchester Town Hall (pictured right) in Albert Square. This is one of the iconic landmark, Grade 1 listed, buildings in England; one of the finest examples of Neo‐Gothic architecture in the UK. It will be a great chance to catch up with friends and colleagues.

I would also like to express my thanks to our colleagues from the pharmaceutical and equipment companies for their very generous support of BAUS at the Annual Meeting and throughout the year. I hope, therefore, you will show your appreciation by visiting their stands in the Exhibition Hall during the week. We have scheduled times into the programme to allow you to visit the exhibition.

Finally, I would like to offer my special thanks to the Organising Committee, the BAUS Section Chairmen, Secretaries and Committee Members, our Abstract Reviewers and, in particular, Frank Keeley, the staff in the BAUS Office (especially Hannah Doyle – Events Manager, Freya Gosling – Events Assistant and Harry Heald – Events Assistant) and Bob Tolley (Exhibition Manager) for the enormous amount of work that they have put into planning this meeting.

I look forward to seeing you all at the meeting ..."


Meeting Programme

Click here to view the full meeting programme.

To review abstracts of the presentations given at the conference, download the following PDFs: 

Papers   |   Best Academic Paper   |   ePosters

Download Jonathan Goddard's "History of Urology" presentation on Waterloo.

Personal highlights of the meeting are also available on the BJUI blog pages, courtesy of Rebecca Tregunna (@rebeccatregunna), Specialist Urological Registrar, West Midlands Deanery and Dominic Hodgson (@hodgson_dominic), Consultant Urological Surgeon, Portsmouth.


Video Recordings

Sessions from BAUS 2015 are listed in the order in which they took place. Most section meetings, plenary sessions, guest lectures, the President's address and medal presentations have been included, but sessions taking place outside the two main auditoria were not recorded.

A small number of speakers did not give their consent for filming or recording, and their presentations are not included.

Click here to view the videos.


President's Dinner

At each BAUS Annual Scientific Meeting, the President & Council of BAUS invite selected delegates (and their partners) to join them for a drinks reception and dinner to celebrate their contribution to urology.

The President's Dinner during the BAUS 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting in Manchester, took place in the historic Manchester Town Hall (pictured right), Albert Square, Manchester. 

Click here to view photographs of the evening (courtesy of Mr Nigel Bullock).


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