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2014 London

The 2014 Punch Club meeting was organised between 8 & 10 October at the Washington Mayflower Hotel, London by David Badenoch.

Following supper on 8 Oct chez Badenoch, the outstanding members' programme of talks is shown below:

Peter Harper, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Guy's Hospital, London Oncological dilemmas in urology
Bijan Khubehi, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London The future of localisation of tumour in partial nephrectomy
Jeremy Ockrim, Consultant Urological Surgeon, University College London Hospital Making the wet dry
Clare Allen, Consultant Uro-Radiologist, University College  London Hospital MRI scanning & the advance in diagnosing prostatic cancer
John Kelly, Professor of Uro-Oncology, University College London Hospital Surgery for high-risk prostate cancer: harm or benefit?

On 9 Oct, the accompanying persons were invited to a cookery course at La Cucina Caldesi Cookery School where they were later joined for lunch by the members to sample the newly-created pasta dishes.

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In the afternoon, members & partners had a guided tour of Spencer House - a beautiful 18th century palace. The club dinner was held in the Garrick Club, courtesy of Garrick members David Badenoch & Mike Dineen.

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The menu is shown below:


Saint Vèran
Domaine Parrisse



Volnay Champans Domaine Marquis d'Angerville



Château Fayau



Salad of quail with orange, watercress
& pomegranate dressing

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Medallion of venison with foie gras, beetroot
& onion marmalade
Roast root vegetables
Dauphinoise potatoes

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Apricot & amaretti soufflé

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Selection of La Fromagerie continental cheese
with fruit & hazelnut bread

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Coffee & Garrick chocolates


On 10 Oct, the accompanying persons enjoyed a guided tour of the Fleming Collection, followed by coffee and pastries at Fortnum & Mason. After lunch at the Mayfair Hotel, those who had any energy left were encouraged to explore nearby Burlington Arcade & Bond Street before returning home. Presentations from the second-day scientific session are listed in the table below:

Daron Smith, Consultant Urological Surgeon, University College London Hospital The ureteroscopic management of ureteric trauma
Robert Forman, Consultant Fertility Gynaecologist & Medical Director, CRM Care, London IVF: from Oldham to Silicon Valley
Sir John Cunningham, Professor of Renal Medicine, University College London Hospital What the urologist needs to know about the kidney
Charles Dewhurst, Senior Lawyer, MDU Legal challenges to doctors
Norman Williams, Professor of Surgery, Barts & the London School of Medicine, Past President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England Reflections & current perspectives of a recent RCS President

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