BAPO Annual Meeting 2022

BAPO is pleased to invite members and non-members to the annual meeting which this year will be hosted at the M Shed Museum in Bristol on 15th and 16th September. Keynote speakers will include Michael Rutter (Cininatti Children’s Hospital), Steve Sobol (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) and Natalie Loudon (Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades, Paris) as well as a diverse international faculty of experts in the field of paediatric otolargnogology.

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Obituary: John Noel Gleave Evans (1934 – 2022)

John Noel Gleave Evans DLO FRCS, formerly consultant otolaryngologist to St Thomas’ Hospital and
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, died peacefully at home on 27 March 2022 at the age of

John Evans’ Obituary

Bivona Tracheostomy Clinical Risk Stratification Tool

This bulletin is circulated by the Expert Working Group, representing the National Tracheostomy Safety Project, and the British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology.

Due to a raw material shortage, production of the entire range of Smiths Bivona® paediatric tracheostomy products has been temporarily paused. The current stock position is critical on several product lines, with low levels on many other sizes. This supply disruption is likely to continue to affect systems for at least several weeks to months. It is important that affected families and their carers are engaged with and involved in any clinical decisions taken as a result of this issue.

Conference certificates

Conference attendance certificates are available to all delegates on the BAPO Dashboard. There you will find a link to the feedback form ( Once you have completed the feedback form, your attendance certificate will be available for download in the Certificates section (

Conference Resources

The BAPO conference was broadcast online via Zoom on 23rd – 24 September and the recordings will continue to be available to delegates for a further six weeks following the meeting. If you are registered for the conference then the recordings can be found along with posters and virtual oral presentations
on the BAPO Dashboard Visit and click Resources

Council Election

Eight strong candidates have been nominated for election to the BAPO council. The vote will be held during the annual general meeting on Friday 24th September 2021. The three highest scoring candidates will be elected. In case of a tie there will be a runoff election during the same meeting.

BAPO Council Nominations Open

Members of BAPO who are interested in standing for election to the council are invited to contact with expressions of interest. Please include names of a proposer and seconder by 17th September 2021.

Calling all musicians

The next big thing on the music scene is coming soon, the BAPO Band! If you’re a virtuoso on the violin, a perfect pianist, or a cracker on the Kazoo, BAPO wants to hear from you. All levels of talent considered. Contact if you are interested.

Deadline for abstracts: 31st July 2021

The deadline for abstract submissions for the annual meeting is approaching, ensure to submit your abstract by midnight on 31st July 2021.

15th ESPO Congress: 6th – 9th November

The 15th Congress of the European Society for Paediatric Otolaryngology, originally planned to be held in Marseille has been changed to a fully online meeting which will be going ahead on 6th – 9th November 2021. ESPO will be providing a world-class selection of speakers and sessions and are still showcasing Marseille and the Provence throughout the virtual conference. The virtual conference will be CME accredited and all sessions will be recorded and available to view up to 6 months after the event.

BAPO supports clinicians, trainees and patients with an interest in the field of paediatric otolaryngology.