The BAPO

Annual Meeting 2024

Thursday 19th – Friday 20th September
Manchester Hall, Manchester

Join us to hear from world-class speakers, catch up with friends and learn more about the latest developments in paediatric otorhinolaryngology

Please join us  for our annual meeting in Manchester. BAPO is the premier paediatric now 2-day meeting. Catch up with friends whilst keeping up to date with all the latest developments. We are delighted to have four North American guest speakers. Steve Sobol will deliver the prestigious John Evans lecture, which will be about wellness. We are also delighted to be joined by Kara, Soham and Scott who are all world renown experts in the field. There will be an AGM on Friday for members. BAPO tickets remain very reasonably priced thanks largely to our generous sponsors. Do please take advantage of early bird rates which must end 25 July. There is an option to attend virtually.

Our keynote speakers

Dr Steve Sobel

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Dr Kara Prickett

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Dr Soham Roy

Children’s Hospital of Colarado

Dr Scott Rickert

New York University

The Agenda

Our Full Agenda will be published soon

The Agenda

Thursday 14th September

0830-0910

Registration

Session 1

Guidelines / Rhinology / BAPOJ

Chair: Ravi Thevasagayam

0910-0915

President’s Welcome

Michelle Wyatt

0915-0930

Day Case Surgery Guidelines

Ravi Thevasagayam

0930-0945

Button Battery Ingestion Guidelines

Marianne Elloy

0945-1000

Leadership in Paediatric ENT surgery

Su De

1000-1030

Rhinology for the Paediatric ENT Surgeon

Ann Louise McDermott

1030-1035

Launch of BAPO Juniors

Kate Blackmore

Emma Gosnell

1035-1100

Pitch Perfect – BAPOJ Research Prize

Haytham Kubba

Mira de Kruijf

Hasnaa Ismail-Koch

1100-1130

Coffee

Session 2

Keynote Addresses

Chair: Michelle Wyatt

1130-1200

Equality & Diversity in Surgery

Baroness Kennedy

1200-1245

John Evans Lecture: Re-Thinking Laryngomalacia

Dana Thompson

1245-1345

Lunch: Defend your Poster (at 1pm)

Session 3

Otology

Chair: Rania Mehanna

1345-1415

Otology for the paediatric ENT surgeon

Francois Simon

1415-1430

Implant options for Microtia

Simon Carr

1430-1500

Otology Panel: Interesting cases

Joe Manjaly

Jaya Nichani

Francois Simon

Simon Carr

Rob Nash

1500-1530

Coffee

Session 4

Short Papers / BAPOJ

Chair: Victoria Possamai

1530-1630

Short Paper Session

1630-1700

BAPOJ Fellowship Presentations

Kate Blackmore

Liam Sutton

Sunil Sharma

Emma Gosnell

END OF DAY 1

1830-late

Social Event

Marquis of Cornwallis, WC1N 1AP

The Agenda

Friday 15th September

0830-9000

Registration

Session 1

General / Short Papers

Chair: Keith Trimble

0900-0945

Panel: Controversies in Paediatric ENT

Neil Bateman

Julian Gaskin

Kate Stephenson

Dan Tweedie

Haytham Kubba

0945-1000

Immunology for ENT (PANDAS)

Prof Gareth Morgan

1000-1100

Short paper session

1100-1130

Coffee

Session 2

Keynote Addresses

Chair: Mike Saunders

1130-1145

Presidential Address

Michelle Wyatt

1145-1200

Getting it Right First Time in Paediatric ENT

Sarah O’Donnell

1200-1245

Airway reconstructions, what about the voice?

Alessandro de Alarcon

1245-1345

Lunch

Session 3

Aerodigestive / General

Chair: Andrea Burgess

1345-1400

How to set up a FEES service

Jess Bewick

1400-1415

Time to roll the DISE?

Nico Jonas

1415-1430

Paediatric Laryngeal Reinnervation: Who and When to refer?

Kate Heathcote

1430-1445

Artificial Intelligence in Paediatric ENT

Eishaan Bhargava

1445-1500

Where are we with Tonsillectomy in 2023?

Steven Powell

1500-1530

Coffee

Session 4

Airway

Chair: Tash Kunanandam

1530-1550

New Approaches to Old Problems

Richard Hewitt

1550-1610

How to Manage Short Laryngeal Clefts

Alessandro de Alarcon

1610-1645

Panel: Challenging Cases

Tash Kunanandam

Dana Thompson

Alessandro de Alarcon

Richard Hewitt

1645-1700

Closing remarks / Invite to BAPO 2024

END OF CONFERENCE

Speaker supporting documents

A single case study: to describe the swallowing outcomes of patient X diagnosed with a deep interarytenoid groove (DIG) who underwent management with injection laryngoplasty and had longer-term follow-up.

Hearing from the Future: A Multi-Centre Survey Exploring Patient and Parent Perceptions of AI in Paediatric Otolaryngology

Endoscopic injection of Botulinum toxin A and balloon dilatation as treatment for cricopharyngeal dysfunction after cranio cervical decompression in children.

Novel use of sequential plasma ablation of Metachronous Aggressive Fibromatosis Tumours in the airway of a child; a case report.

7q11.23 duplication syndrome: Challenges of ear surgery for cholesteatoma management

Abstract Submissions

Deadline: 5th July

There are two prizes for the outstanding presentations. The Susanna Leighton Prize and the Amged El-Hawrani prize, both worth £750 to attend an ENT meeting. There will also be a prize for the outstanding poster.

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and titles should not exceed more than 25 words. The structure should be title, authors, institutions, introduction, methods, results, conclusions. The presenting author must attend. All submissions considered and there is a high chance of a presentation for your portfolio. So, don’t miss the opportunity.

Abstracts open on the 1st June.

BAPOJ Research Grant

£1,500

Submission of a 250-word abstract outlining the research project is open to BAPOJ members. Shortlisted trainees will be invited to pitch their idea to a panel of judges and questioned on their project at the BAPO meeting. Please email your submission using the link below.

BAPOJ Travelling Fellowship Prize

£1,000

The submission for the BAPOJ travelling fellowship prize will be a 500 word response to answer the following statement:

“Given the lower post operative haemorrhage rate from intracapsular coblation tonsillectomy should all paediatric tonsillectomies be undertaken using this operative technique?”

All BAPOJ members are eligible to apply if they are going on a national or international senior paediatric fellowship and/or international fellows undertaking a recognised senior paediatric fellowship in the UK. Please email your submission via the link below

Exam revision course

BAPOJ

This year, BAPOJ will be holding an exam revision course for paeds. This all day course will be free to BAPOJ members who attend at least one day of the annual meeting. The cost for non-members is £50 – and places are strictly limited.

BAPO Social Event

Thursday 19th September, 7pm

This year the evening social event will be held in the heart of Manchester at The Alchemist Spinningfields, only a 4-minute walk from Manchester Hall. You can add this social event onto your  conference booking at an additional cost of £10, which gives you entry, 2 drinks and 2 small plates of food. We look forward to seeing you there!

5th May - 3rd August

Our Early Bird Rates

After 3rd August (last-minute rate after 3rd September)

Standard Rates

Register for The Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting offers a packed two days of events, including an engaging social programme (keep your Thursday evening free!) We’d love for you to join us

Find out more

If you’d like to find out more about our Annual Meeting, please just drop us a note using the email link below.