It is with great sadness that we record the passing of our friend and colleague Amged El-Hawrani but it is with gratitude that we remember his life and contribution. After completing his otolaryngology training in the East of Scotland, Amged honed his skills in paediatric otolaryngology as a fellow in Edmonton before being appointed consultant otolaryngologist at Queen's Hospital Burton leading their paediatric service. His contributions as surgeon and associate medical director, instrumental in the merger of Burton and Derby Hospitals are well known but he remained such a kind and modest man that made him a model to all those who knew him. One of his colleagues from Edmonton wrote : "I will always remember Amged as a person that radiated peace and deeply cared about those around around him." I am sure that is how almost everyone will remember him and our deepest condolences go to his family.
BAPO guidance regarding COVID-19
As the COVID-19 crisis escalates Michael Kuo and Steven Powell provide some advice and guidance for dealing with paediatric cases. Stay calm and keep safe everybody.
Ballon dilatation for paediatric airway stenosis
The UK Airway Intervention Registry is pleased to publish the results for Ballon dilatation. This paper available below.
BPOC 2020 - New dates
UCL Great Ormond Street
12-13 Nov 2020
Unfortunately due to the escalating coronavirus crisis BPOC 2020 was postponed to keep everybody safe. The new dates above are now announced provisional on the national situation. Keep the dates free and look out for further details.
Introducing the safe delivery of paediatric ENT surgery in the UK : A national strategy
Ben Hartley presents the report of a Combined Working Party of the British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology (BAPO), ENTUK, The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), and the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
Susanna Leighton Fellowship
In memory of the late Mrs Susanna Leighton, Consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital, BAPO supports a training grade surgeon to attend the European Society of Paediatric Otolaryngology with a grant of up to 1000 euros.
Awarded at Annual Meeting 2020.