Congratulations to the Section of Endourology Executive Committee, led by Sri Sriprasad, who delivered an excellent section meeting in Southampton. A good range of topics was presented, appealing to the subspecialist and generalist alike. In this company I am most definitely the latter. It was particularly pleasing to meet allied health professionals including radiographers with an interest in lithotripsy.
The bursary program offered by the section was well-received, and it would be great to see this adopted for other meetings. It was also a pleasure to see broad representation from around the UK.
The BAGURS/BAUS FNUU/Andrology Meeting in Sheffield was excellent. Good to hear about service developments, and reconstruction/andrology/bladder dysfunction past, present and future. As well as what carnivorous plants and super-specialisation have in common! - ask Richard Inman.
I was asked if it was mandatory for the BAUS President to attend section meetings. It is not, but my predecessors and I really enjoy the opportunity to meet with colleagues from other subspecialty interests. I did admit, of course, that I will also be cheer-leading my home-territory with the Section of Oncology (7- 8 November 2022), followed by the SAS Working Group meeting in Birmingham on the 19 November 2022. Myself and other Trustees, will also endeavour to attend as many regional meetings as possible, since this is one of the most effective ways to hear the views of colleagues. Having been warmly welcomed by the East Midlands Urological Society (EMUS) and the Irish Society of Urology (ISU), I am looking forward to networking with colleagues in Yorkshire, Northern Ireland, South London/KSS and North of England in November.