Welcome to Nottingham from our President, Richard Stewart

Welcome to my home town! I am delighted that BAPS is holding its 66th annual congress in Nottingham, a city full of history and character. Described in the “Life of King Alfred (839AD)” as the “City of caves” it sits upon a soft sandstone ridge and hosts more than 800 caves excavated for use as […]

New Consultants Club

This is a new initiative to create a network for newly appointed Consultant Paediatric Surgeons. We all remember our first few years as Consultants as being a steep learning curve. We are all prepared to tackle clinical problems but how many of us were aware of the leadership, managerial and logistic challenges that accompany the job? This […]

Medico Legal Symposium

We have a highly topical session lined up with the Medico Legal Symposium. Robert Wheeler will examine medical manslaughter in the light of a series of recent cases in England. Hugh Grant has agreed to talk about expert practice in paediatric surgery. And Trainees will have their questions relating to clinical law answered.

The Learning Lab

The Joint BAPS/BAPES Congress is getting interactive. The Learning Lab will consist of two theatre style studios, each equipped by our sponsors Storz and 3D companies. It will allow delegates to practice their minimal access and open surgical skills. Working in pairs for a period of 1 hour, each delegate will spend half the time operating […]