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BAUS has launched four groups of webinars, each with a different educational lead, to help meet education needs across the whole spectrum of BAUS membership.  These webinars are for healthcare professionals only.


Click on the "Buzzsprout®" logo (left) to listen to a 30-minute podcast, chaired by Tim O'Brien, President of BAUS, in which the educational leads for each group explain their aims


Brief details of each series, and a provisional list of scheduled webinars for each, can be seen by clicking on the appropriate dropdown header below.

Each webinar will last approximately 1 hour.  Attendees will be able to log into their account and view a recording after the event - we aim to upload recordings within 3 working days of the event.

The list of webinars will be updated as session dates are confirmed.  Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for details of new webinars as registrations become available. In the meantime, please "save the date" for those webinars you wish to attend.

Recordings of past webinars are now available to BAUS members from the E-learning webinar archive

1. Controversies in Urology (Educational lead: Sunjay Jain)

Introduction by Sunjay Jain, Consultant Urological Surgeon, St James's University Hospital, Leeds

Busy clinicians need access to the latest information to help with best management of their patients, but they often don't have much time to keep up-to-date. The controversies series aims to update topical subjects in an engaging way. A variety of formats will be used, including expert viewpoints, debates and case discussions. The priorities in planning this series have always been to cover areas that will appeal to all urologists, whatever setting they work in, and to ensure high-quality by inviting recognised leaders, both British and international, in their field."

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Mon 18 Oct 21 19:00 ROBOTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE UROLOGY - A FANTASTIC FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OR POTENTIAL FOR DISASTER?
Presented by: Mohan Gundeti & Simon Fulford 
Moderator: Helena Gresty

In our inaugural @BAUS controversies@ webinar we are delighted to welcome Mr Simon Fulford, Consultant Urologist at James Cook University Hospital and Prof Mohan Gundeti, Consultant Paediatric Urologist at Comer Children's Hospital in Chicago to present and discuss the role of robotics in reconstructive urology.

Both speakers are internationally recognised with a wealth of experience in complex reconstruction. Join us for a live and lively debate on the merits and limitations of robotics in this field. 

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Mon 15 Nov 21 19:00 CAN URINARY BIOMARKERS REPLACE THE FLEXIBLE CYSTOSCOPE?Presented by: Hugh Mostafid and Raj Nair
Moderators: Elsie Mensah & Helena Burden

Even before the COVID -19 pandemic, research into urinary biomarkers for bladder cancer as an alternative to flexible cystoscopy was actively progressing.  The biomarker field is both promising and continually developing.  Are we now at a point where we could, and maybe should, replace the traditional flexible cystoscope with a non-invasive urinary biomarker? Join the webinar to hear and get involved in the debate!

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Mon 13 Dec 21 19:00 DON'T YOU KNOW IT'S DIFFERENT FOR BOYS?
Presented by:  Ms Deepa Bose, Miss Carla Hope, Mr Ricky Ellis
Moderators: Felicity Reeves and Ruth Doherty

Why, when we have a robust selection process and training programme, do some trainees fall short? 

Differential attainment refers to the gap in attainment level between different groups of doctors. We explore the data around ARCP outcomes and exam performance, and how we can ensure fair, equitable training for all by improving awareness of our own biases and systemic biases that may affect our training and trainees. 

With an excellent panel of speakers this webinar is a must for anyone interested in training, and promises some hot debate topics.

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Mon 17 Jan 22 19:00 THE MIND OVER UROLOGICAL MATTERS
Presented by: Ingrid Hoeritzauer, Caroline Selai and Jonathan GlassModerators: Helen Simpson & Mahreen Pakzad

A neurologist , a psychologist and a urologist login to an online platform ... and discover their working lives overlap A LOT.

Most of us are familiar with anxiety causing a disruption to gut function, but fewer are aware of the impact of mental state on urinary function. Our speakers will discuss this link, its extremes in conjunction with trauma, and how it is relevant to all of our everyday urological practice.

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Mon 28 Feb 22 19:00 STONES IN THE AGE OF OBESITY - Between a rock and a hard place. 
Presented by: Graham Lipkin and Peggy Pearle (Texas, USA)
Moderators: Yuko Smith and Zara Gall

The Emergency Department phone to refer a septic, hypotensive 50 year old man with a 2 cm renal pelvis stone with moderate hydronephrosis.   Unfortunately his BMI is 45. The radiologist can barely get a view of the kidney on ultrasound, let alone put a nephrostomy in. The CEPOD anaesthetist is looking a little clammy at the thought of putting him to sleep too. What's the best management of his stone once you get him over this episode? 

With obesity rates increasing this sort of dilemma is becoming more common. We present two talks from experts in the field; the first exploring the pathogenesis of stones in the obese and the second discussing the surgical challenges in this patient group. Please register for the webinar to listen to the experts and join in the discussion.

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Mon 21 Mar 22 19:00 NIH vs NIHR: RESEARCH BY THE ELITE OR BY ALL?
Presented by: Caroline Moore and an AUA nominated speaker
Moderators: Magda Kujawa and Steven Kaplan (AUA)

Should urological research be conducted in our “premier league” institutions by clinicians dedicated  to formulating elaborate research questions ? Can grass root institutions provide answers to challenges in clinical care we meet everyday by involving large numbers of patients across different socio-economic groups?

We intend to debate the benefits of a national network of research encompassing allcomers and independent of big pharma versus  national institutions dedicated to the practice.

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Mon 25 Apr 22 19:00 CONSENT IN THE ADOLESCENT: MORE THAN JUST CAPACITY
Presented by:  TBC
Moderator: Charlie Dunford
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Mon 23 May 22 19:00 WHAT DO FAD DIETS AND RUNNING HAVE TO DO WITH ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION?
Presented by:  TBC
Moderators: Ayo Kalejaiye and Jude Dockray

Erectile dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes mellitus are all increasing with devastating results. Obesity rates may have risen during the recent Covid pandemic despite the known adverse consequences. Despite good evidence that many of these conditions may be partially or completely reversed with lifestyle changes, we may not be giving our patients the best tools to achieve long lasting weight loss. In this session, we will listen to experts in the area of weight loss discussing various diets and the best exercise regimes. The current crisis in NHS since the pandemic may mean that in the future, not all our patients may be able to afford expensive erectile dysfunction treatments. Join us for a webinar with a difference.

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2. Specialist Trainees (Educational lead: Hari Ratan)

Introduction by Hari Ratan, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Nottingham University Hospital:  

There has been a seismic shift in the delivery of national & regional training this year, and BAUS has led the way in developing on-line teaching for urology trainees. We are delighted to continue to offer high-quality, interactive webinars for all BAUS members. These webinars will seek to cover a broad spectrum of the urology specialist training curriculum, and will feature experts in urology from around the UK. There will be a variety of formats, including case-based discussions, debates & evidence reviews. The teaching will be geared to those preparing the the FRCS Urol exam, but will be of value to trainees of any level."

DATE TIME TITLE & PROGRAMME DETAILS LINK
    All the 2020 & 2021 webinars have now taken place and can be viewed on the e-learning archive page.  
 

3. FY / CT Doctors (Educational Lead: Anna O'Riordan)

Introduction by Anna O'Riordan, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne: 

This series of webinars is intended to support knowledge and comprehension for those at core training level. It is designed to complement the BAUS Core Urology Course, covering areas such as anatomy and pharmacology for urologists, as well as consolidating practice in other key areas (e.g. LUTS assessment). We expect that these educational sessions will build core trainee confidence in the day-to-day management of patients, as well as stimulating reflective practice & self-directed learning."

All the 2020 & Spring 2021 webinars for FY/CT Doctors have now taken place and can be viewed on the FY/CT webinar page. You can review and register for new FY/CT webinars, scheduled on future dates, by clicking here

 

4. Innovations in Urology (Educational lead: Oliver Wiseman) 

Introduction by Oliver Wiseman, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge:

We are delighted to announce the launch of our BAUS, industry-sponsored, webinar series. The series aims to give companies a channel through which they can showcase their latest technology, techniques and products (or evidence related to them) directly with our members, especially where face to face education and congresses have been severely restricted. This, in turn, will allow our members to stay at the forefront of developments within our rapidly-changing speciality.

"There are numerous launches of new technologies that companies will be excited to share, together with new evidence relating to existing treatments. Sadly, with the COVID-19 pandemic, the normal fora for members to find out about these advances have not been available, so BAUS sees these webinars as a great way to compensate for this.

"We will be running one webinar each month, starting in September 2020. Some will be supported by an individual company, and will likely be related to a particular technology, therapy area or patient pathway. Others will be head-to-head, with the chance to look at different treatments and their place in the management of a particular condition, such as minimally invasive BPH treatments or laser technologies. We hope that BAUS members will see this as an exciting opportunity to stay up-to-date with advances in our speciality, and we look forward to your involvement & feedback."

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IMPORTANT: bookings for industry webinars may be handled by the industry sponsors. If you have registered for any such event, those bookings will NOT necessarily appear in your BAUS webinar basket
Thu 14 Oct 21 17.30 ADVANCING PROSTATE HEALTH: THE IMPORTANCE OF PATIENTS' QoL IN THE TREATMENT DECISION
Contributors: Prof Dr Christian Schwenter (Germany), Prof Dr Hashim Ahmed (England), Asst Prof Dr Emilio Lopez Alcina (Spain)

Boston Scientific are sponsoring this webinar where leading experts will be discussing the importance of quality of life for BPH and prostate cancer patients to ensure they get the right treatment at the right time.

PLEASE NOTE: booking for this event is handled by the industry sponsor & will NOT appear in your BAUS webinar basket
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    PDD - IN REAL WORLD CLINICAL PRACTICE
Contributors: Mr Sachin Malde, Mr Param Mariappan, Mr Hugh Mostafid, Mr Rajesh Nair, Mr Nikhil Vasdev

Photocure & Karl Storz are scheduled to sponsor this webinar, bringing together a group of urologists for a discussion about the use of photodynamic diagnosis in their clinical practice.

THIS WEBINAR, ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR 18:00HR ON THU 9 SEP 2021, HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES
 

We have a system that differentiates between member & non-member registrations for webinars in the first
three headings above - there is no charge for BAUS members, but non-members will be asked for payment. All "Innovations in Urology" webinars are free to BAUS members and non-members alike.