BAPO Annual Meeting
Bramhall Hall Birmingham
18 Sept 2020
Sadly BAPO 2020 has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the risk of a snap local lockdown. BAPO apologises for the inconvenience caused to you. BAPO will continue to provide content and teaching via the BAPO "podcast" Webinar. These are on the resources page. BAPO expects to return stronger in 2021 in Birmingham hopefully with a 2 day extravaganza! We miss you and hope to see you soon.
Stay safe everyone
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.
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.