BAPO Annual Scientific Meeting 2021

Bramall Music Hall, Birmingham

23rd - 24th September 2021

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


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.

Abstract submission is open

Abstracts of up to 250 words are invited for consideration of inclusion in the upcoming Annual Scientific Meeting which will be taking place on 23rd and 24th September. Multiple prizes including the Joanna Leighton prize will be available for the best presentation in each category.

The deadline for submissions will be midnight on 31st July 2021. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by email within a week of the closing date.

To submit an abstract, first create a free account and login to your dashboard. You do not have to be a member of the association to do so.

Create your BAPO account

Whether or not you are a member of BAPO, you can create an account with this site which you can use for some really useful things. If you are planning to register for a BAPO event, submit an abstract or if you wish to download your attendance certificates, the best way to do that is to register your details.

BAPO Annual Meeting: 23rd – 24th Sept 2021

The Annual Scientific meeting will be going ahead on 23rd and 24th September at the Bramall Music Hall at Birmingham University. The two days of sessions will be simultaneously streamed online to allow for social distancing requirements.

The BAPO Podcast – Season 2

The edifying and entertaining BAPO podcast returns for season two with your host Mike Saunders and a series of guests, each experts in their field to discuss up to date paediatric ENT topics. The podcast is aimed at trainees and will also be of interest to clinicians of all levels of experience.

All of the episodes are available at, also via the BAPO App and all mainstream podcast directories including iTunes and Google Play.

Letter to Members

Honorary Secretary, Steven Powell addresses the membership of BAPO with information on opportunities for nomination to executive council positions, an update on the BAPO meeting in September which will be hosted in Birmingham and plans for updating members communication preferences. View the letter to members

BAPO Council Nomination

Executive positions The Honorary Secretary (Steven Powell), Associate Secretary (Ravi Thevasagayam) and Treasurer (Will Hellier) will have concluded their four year terms in September 2021.  They are eligible to stand for 2 further 2 year terms as per the constitution. Steven Powell has indicated that he will step down as Honorary Secretary.  Ravi Thevasagayam has announced he […]