BAPS – IPEG in London – 2017

Probably the biggest paediatric surgical event in Europe in summer 2017. Don’t miss out!

Prof. Mark DavenportBAPS is delighted to announce that its annual conference with be hosted in LONDON in association with the IPEG. This promises to be the largest and most important surgical conference for paediatric surgeons in Europe next year. Joint ticketing ensures that whatever is on the programme can be accessed and in order to achieve our stated aim to be as comprehensive and inclusive as possible we are also launching the concept of the surgical week with contributions and linked meetings to the International Society for Pediatric Wound Care, the Pediatric Bariatric Surgery Society and the Paediatric Stoma Nurse Group and British Association of Paediatric Urology Nurses.

Within the main BAPS/IPEG programme will be two mini-symposia with the principle themes being “Education and the Paediatric Surgeon” and “ Surgical Oncology”. There will be two prize high-value sessions where the Peter Paul Rickham and the President’s Prizes will be awarded for best oral presentations on a scientific and clinical subject respectively together with two prizes for best poster presentations. Abstract submissions are invited and will begin on the 1st December and will be complete by 5pm GMT, 30th January 2017. Indeed abstract submissions for the IPEG part of the congress have already commenced with the final submissions being accepted at the beginning of December. The guest lecturers and 2017 Denis Browne Medallist for 2017 will be announced later in the year.

London is of course the perfect place for an international congress. Full of history, full of culture with an array of accommodation to suit all pockets, from the Dorchester and the hotels on Park Lane (only ¼ mile from the congress centre) to the archways near Waterloo station (a little bit further away but perfect for transport links). The venue, at the corner of the Edgeware and Euston Roads, is within the Hilton Metropole Hotel and Convention Centre – the second biggest hotel complex in London – beaten incidentally only by a hotel 10 miles away to the east in Docklands – where the nightlife is terrible. By contrast, nightlife is booming and bustling in central London whether it be Mayfair or Soho, Leicester Square or Piccadilly – there is something for everyone.

For the overseas visitor, the location is just about perfect being 100 metres from the terminus of the Heathrow Express (20 minutes from the airport) and on no less than five Underground/metro lines including the Circle and District Lines. Brexit has also meant a sharp decline in the value of the pound and for perhaps the only time in living memory its actually cheap to come……. if you are paid in Euros or dollars or indeed the Indian rupee.

The organisers led by Simon Clarke, Paul Johnson, Paul Losty, Simon Eaton, Joe Curry, Ian Sugarman, Ashish Desai and Amulya Saxena welcome you and guarantee what promises to be the most amazing and rewarding experience of summer 2017.

Mark Davenport
BAPS President

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