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Prizes and Awards

Use the dropdown boxes below for further information about the prizes, awards and invited presentations offered by the Section of Endourology. 

Endourology WCE Fund Grants

The World Congress of Endourology (WCE), held in London in 2015, was supported by BAUS and its members. As a result of the financial surplus from this meeting, BAUS has agreed to make funds available for grants to allow the exchange of endourology skills and knowledge worldwide, both by UK trainees learning in overseas centres, and by overseas colleagues observing practice and studying in the UK.

We are, therefore, pleased to invite you to submit an application for an award of up to £8000, in order to facilitate a visit to a unit of your choice that would aid your clinical practice. Applications are reviewed by the officers of the Section of Endourology. 

Please click here to download the application form (in MS Word format)

In 2022 the Section will consider applications on an ongoing basis.  Completed applications will be reviewed shortly after receipt and it is anticipated candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application within ten weeks of receipt.

A grant may be used to fund a single visit or, particularly if one is visiting a unit or units in the UK, a series of visits.  We are not prescriptive about the length of the visit but typically visits to overseas centres have been 6-8 weeks.  It is not intended that these funds would be used to support extended international fellowships.

Return the application form by email or post your application to:

The Section of Endourology
British Association of Urological Surgeons Ltd
35 - 43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3PE
Tel: +44 (0)207 869 6950

Endourology Fellowship Reports

The following reports have been prepared by recent recipients of the above WCE Endourology Fellowships:

Mr Chris Blick (visit to Professor Inderbir Gill at The University of Southern California)

Mr Muhammad Elmussare (visit to Professor Jens Rassweiler at the SLK-Kliniken Heilbronn)

Mr Jonathan Makanjuola (visit to hospitals in Colombo & Kandy, Sri Lanka)

Miss Mo Sahu (visit to hospitals in Colombo & Kandy, Sri Lanka)

Mr Maitrey Darrad (visit to hospitals in Kandy, Sri Lanka  and Kathmandu, Nepal)

Mr Hamid Abboudi (visits to New York Presbyterian Hospital and Global Rainbow Hospital, Agra, India)

Mr Andrew Laird (visit to University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles)

           Mr Aakash Pai  (visit to Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad and Global Rainbow Hospital, Agra in India)  


The Malcolm Coptcoat Lecture

The Section Executive invites a guest lecturer to deliver the prestigous Malcolm Coptcoat Lecture at the Section's annual meeting.

Malcolm CoptcoatMalcolm (pictured), a pioneer in the field of endoscopic renal surgery, sadly died suddenly in 1999. The Section of Endourology introduced this named lecture in memory of Malcolm in 2001.

Following service in the medical branch of the RAF, Malcolm Coptcoat joined the Institute of Urology, in 1984, to achieve his desire to return to civilian practice as a urological surgeon. With John Wickham as his mentor, Malcolm made a considerable contribution to the world of urology in a very short space of time.

His work on the development of endoscopic renal surgery was internationally-recognised and Malcolm became one of the most proficient surgeons in Europe in this field.

Malcolm went on to build up a strong department of urology at King’s College Hospital, London, lectured around the world and became a respected teacher and leader in the field of laparoscopic surgery.

He chaired the WHO guideline group on laparoscopy. In 1990, the first laparoscopic nephrectomy in the UK was undertaken by Malcolm Coptcoat, Adrian Joyce (Leeds) and John Wickham (London) at King's College Hospital. In the same year, Malcolm assisted Jens Rassweiler from Mannheim in undertaking the first such procedure in Germany. Malcolm led by example and caused a sea change in our thinking about traditional open surgery. It is in recognition of such efforts that the Section created the Malcolm Coptcoat lecture at the Annual Section Meeting.

Click here for a chronological list of Malcolm Coptcoat Lecturers