Nominations are now required for a vacancy on the Executive Committee of BAPS for the period 2013-2016
The latest CORESS newsletter can be downloaded now
The BAPS Experimental Research Club meeting this year will be on the topic of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
The Certificate of Fitness for Honorary Practice has now been launched.
For the first time in nearly 20 years, we will be having a Nurses' session at BAPS Annual Congress! The meeting is being sponsored by Dansac and Hollister, and will allow 65 nurses to come together for a day of sessions on topics including: Paediatric Stoma Care, Hirschsprung's Disease, Anorectal Malformations, Cloaca, Short bowel Syndrome, and surgical interventions. Speakers will include members of the Paediatric Stoma Nurse Group and the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons. Places are strictly limited.
Following a postal vote of Council Members the new President Elect (who will be validated at the Summer Council Meeting) is Mr David Burge from Southampton.
The new document from the Children's Surgical Forum entitled Standards for Children's Surgery has now been published.
The first paper arising from the BAPS CASS (Congenital Anomalies Surveillance System) TOF Study is now available in print.
This is a survey of management of the acute scrotum among paediatric surgeons and general surgeons (consultants and trainees) carrying out paediatric surgery.
BAPES are carrying out a survey and an audit. The audit is on laparoscopic appendicectomy. Those taking part receive a certificate acknowledging their participation which will be useful for appraisal and revalidation.