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Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL BASO~ACS is delighted to announce that the Abstract Submission for its forthcoming standalone conference in November 2019 is now OPEN. Abstracts on all cancer-related topics and specialty are invited for the oral and poster prize sessions. There will be several sessions for presentation of clinical and basic science research papers during the conference. The prestigious Alan Edwards, Ronald Raven, and BASO Trainees Prizes will be awarded during the meeting. Visit our website to submit your Abstract and for further details on BASO prizes and awards.

The course aims to equip doctors for difficult conversations with patients. Real life scenarios will be explored to further develop critical leadership qualities and skills for positive impact. Key learning will be best practice approaches that work; when breaking bad news. Aimed at Neurosurgical trainees Approved by SBNS : 5 CPD points Venue: General Medical Council, 350 Euston Road , London

This Masterclass brings together experts from Harvard, London & Manchester from a wide range of disciplines, including ophthalmology, neurosurgery, radiology, and skull base surgery. It includes a series of didactic talks, exploring the most modern treatment for skull base & neuro-orbital disease, providing a forum for lively discussion and debate. Venue name Cavalry and Guards Club Venue Address 127 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7PX

5th - 6th December 2019 - 10TH LIVERPOOL PAEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY MASTERCLASS The meeting covers a broad range of topics including current issues, general paediatric neurosurgery subjects and cases of rare, interesting or developing conditions.

The 2-day course will cover basics, practical tips, and various applications including novel developments (navigated US, contrast-US, elastography, therapeutic application of US, etc) in the field. Lectures will be augmented and reinforced with live surgery, and very unique hands-on stations encompassing machine knobology, technique of insonation, hand-eye coordination, semeiology, simulated surgery and many more aspects. Aimed at all neurosurgeons that might already use US or want to incorporate US into their practice. Tata Memorial Centre Hospital Parel, Mumbai-400012, India

Venue: Spring Grove House, London Road, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 4HS This is a single day course aimed at covering clinically relevant neuroanatomy for junior doctors, dentists and students. The courses assumes no knowledge of neuroanatomy and builds from the ground up. By the end of course you should have a firm grasp of neuroanatomical terms, understand basic concepts about the development of the nervous system, appreciate its structure and how this can help localise lesions. Each attendee will receive a small amount of pre-course reading and a course companion guide.

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BritSpine 2020 United Kingdom Spine Societies Board (UKSSB) and their constituent societies (BASS, BSS, SBPR, BASCIS and NBP-CN) 1st – 3rd April 2020 £125 to £550 (Subject to change, dependent on membership and/or roles – full fee table to be released when registration opens) Wembley Stadium, London All healthcare professionals including surgeons, physiotherapists, nurses, health researchers, basic scientists, medical students, local and national commissioners and others who has an interest in spinal care.

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Last Updated: 21 August 2019

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