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2006 Leeds

The 2006 Punch Club meeting was hosted by Adrian Joyce in Leeds from 4 to 6 October, and is believed to be the first to take place without any support or sponsorship from pharmaceutical / equipment companies. This reflects the financial burdens on such companies: sadly, sponsorship of small meetings is now largely a thing of the past.

Members and their partners were accommodated at Thorpe Park Hotel. On the evening of 4 October, they were welcomed by Adrian & Lizzie chez Joyce in Thorner, just outside Leeds.

On the morning of 5 October, the accompanying persons left for a tour of Bramham Park, a Grade I listed 18th-century country house in Bramham, between Leeds and Wetherby, in West Yorkshire. In the meantime, members enjoyed the first scientific session. Details of the presentations in both scientific sessions are shown in the tables below:

Mr J Cartledge Cystinuria: an endourological headache
Mr S Chiverton Can skills training from outside medicine help us educate our trainees?
Dr P Harnden Classification of bladder tumours
Dr R Banks Will proteomics ever contribute to urological practice?

Club members joined up with their partners after lunch and were transported to the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds city centre. The Royal Armouries Museum has five floors of galleries with over 4,500 objects on display. Visitors can learn how arms and armour have shaped society, art, and culture throughout history. They can also enjoy watching historic armour and weapons brought to life by the Live Interpretation Team, using live combat demonstrations.

Several members were able to resurrect their School Cadet Force training and demonstrate how to dismantle (and re-assemble) a Second World War Lee Enfield 303 rifle!

A display of weapons from the Leeds Royal Armoury

Presentations during the second scientific session, held on 6 October, are listed in the table below:

Mr & Mrs S Lloyd Work-life balance: urology vs golf
Dr T Wah Radiofrequency ablation
Mr A Paul Occam's razor
Prof J Southgate The ABC of urothelium
Mr S Prescott Advances in radical prostatectomy

The black-tie Club dinner for members, partners and their guests was held on the final evening at Thorpe Park Hotel.

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