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  • 12/06/2020 12:00 | Anonymous
    This is the eighth webinar in our series of online educational events focused on delivering high quality spinal education to you at home.

    This session will focus on the assessment and treatment of Early Onset and Non-Idiopathic Scoliosis, which has been organised in collaboration with the British Scoliosis Society (BSS). We will be joined by an exceptional panel of speakers from the UK.

    Topic: Early Onset & Non Idiopathic Scoliosis
    When: Tuesday 16th June 2020 - 8pm
    Where: Zoom Online Webinar
    Registration: Free of charge.

    To register, visit: 
    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3gpelwOpQvqSmIcUyzFjug

    Co-Hosts: Mr Rajat Verma (BSS Education Lead) & Mr Zacharia Silk (BASS Trainee Rep)

    Speakers:
    - Mr Nigel Gummerson (Leeds)
    - Mr Alex Gibson (Stanmore)
    - Mr Thanos Tsirikos (Edinburgh)

    Moderator: Mr Peter Millner (BSS Present) & Mr Sashin Ahuja (BASS President)

    Whilst aimed at post-CCT fellows, consultants, registrars and doctors from other grades are welcome to join. A certificate of attendance will be provided on receipt of a completed feedback form.

    The event is free to attend and open to non-members too. Please share with your colleagues and trainees.

    For those unable to attend, or wish to review the content again at a later stage, the webinar will be recorded and posted onto the BASS website, within the members section.


    FAQs:

    1. Is there a limit to the number of registrants?
    There is no limit on registration, however our webinar platform the limit of attendees at any one time is 500. It is highly unlikely that we will hit this limit, but we do need to make attendees aware.

    2. Will the event/webinar be recorded?

    Yes - we plan to make the recording available to BASS members after the event. Previous Webinar recordings can be found on the members-only section of the BASS website.

    3. Will the session interactive?
    Yes - you are welcome to ask questions to the panel via the ‘Q&A’ function at the bottom of your screen. The panelists will do their best to answer your questions live, or write back to you.

    4. Will I get a certificate?
    Yes - following a completed feedback form which will be provided to attendees at the end of the event. Certificates will be sent the following week.

    5. Can non-members attend?
    Yes - this event is *freely available to surgeons (junior and senior), so please share amongst your colleagues and trainees. 


    * BASS reserve the right to email/contact non-members to suggest becoming BASS members in the future. Future webinars may be limited to members only.


  • 09/06/2020 12:19 | Anonymous
    In this fourth webinar of a planned series, the faculty will discuss Principles of Deformity Correction.

    This would be covered with short presentations, case discussions, analysis of the literature and live interaction with the attendees via polling and Q&As. It is envisaged this webinar will last for around 1.5 hrs.

    Topic: Principles of Deformity Correction
    When: Monday 15th June 2020 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Where: Zoom Online Webinar
    Registration Fee: £25.00


    To register, visit: 
    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z1uNy4sjTYmghwDTQWlFCg

    Please email webinars@spinesurgeons.ac.uk

     if you have any other suggested topics you wish for BASS to run a webinar on.

    Hosts and Moderators:
    Rajat Verma (BSS Education), Rohit Shetty (BASS Education) and Sashin Ahuja (BASS President)

    Speakers:
    Am Rai (Norwich)
    Neil Davidson (Oswestry)
    Zacharia Silk (GOSH)


  • 05/06/2020 17:00 | Anonymous

    This is the seventh webinar in our series of online educational events focused on delivering high quality spinal education to you at home!

    The programme now shifts to the assessment and management of paediatric spinal deformity and has been put together in conjunction with our colleagues in the British Scoliosis Society (BSS).

    This session will focus on Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis and we will be joined by an exceptional panel of speakers from the UK.

    Topic: Assessment & Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS)
    When: Tuesday 9th June 2020 - 8pm
    Where: Zoom Online Webinar
    Registration: Free of charge.

    To register, visit: 
    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RkcS5esORtmuvSt45PoQ2A

    Co-Hosts: Mr Rajat Verma (BSS Education Lead) & Mr Zacharia Silk (BASS Trainee Rep)

    Speakers:
    - Mr Mike Grevitt (Nottingham)
    - Mr Vinay Jasani (Stoke on Trent)
    - Mr Jason Bernard (St George's, London)

    Moderator: Mr Sashin Ahuja (BASS President)

    Whilst aimed at post-CCT fellows, consultants, registrars and doctors from other grades are welcome to join. A certificate of attendance will be provided on receipt of a completed feedback form.

    The event is free to attend and open to non-members too. Please share with your colleagues and trainees.

    For those unable to attend, or wish to review the content again at a later stage, the webinar will be recorded and posted onto the BASS website, within the members section (you will need to be a BASS Member - more details here)

    We very much hope you can join us for this session. If you have any suggestions about future topics you’d like us to cover, please email: webinars@spinesurgeons.ac.uk.

  • 03/06/2020 12:31 | Anonymous

    In this third webinar of a planned series, the faculty will discuss Segmental Spinal Reconstruction for Tumour & Trauma: Surgical approaches.

    This would be covered with short presentations, case discussions, analysis of the literature and live interaction with the attendees via polling and Q&As. It is envisaged this webinar will last for around 1.5 hrs.

    Topic: Segmental Spinal Reconstruction for Tumour & Trauma: Surgical approaches
    When: Monday 8th June 2020 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Where: Zoom Online Webinar
    Registration Fee: £25.00

    This webinar is aimed for those working in MedTech industry, but we also welcome clinicians, researchers and others interested in spinal surgery if they wish to attend.


    To register, visit: 
    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rMvze5MJQ62FTbfkBrzLaQ

    Please email webinars@spinesurgeons.ac.uk if you have any other suggested topics you wish for BASS to run a webinar on.

    Hosts and Moderators:
    Rohit Shetty (BASS Education) and Sashin Ahuja (BASS President)

    Speakers:
    Neil Chiverton (Sheffield)
    More Speakers TBC

  • 28/05/2020 12:58 | Anonymous

    In this second webinar of a planned series, the faculty will discuss the rationale behind the various approach used to treat lumbar pathology. It will also cover biomechanics of various cages used for treating such conditions.

    This would be covered with short presentations, case discussions, analysis of the literature and live interaction with the attendees via polling and Q&As. It is envisaged this webinar will last for around 1.5 hrs.

    Topic: LIFs
    When: Monday 1st June 2020 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Where: Zoom Online Webinar
    Registration Fee: £25.00


    To register, visit: 
    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Bilnrc3FRCGKsVyjmpJ_cA

    BASS will be looking to run future webinars on various topics in the coming weeks, such as:
    • Rationale of Anterior or Posterior Approach for Spinal Instability
    • Principles of Deformity Correction

    Please email webinars@spinesurgeons.ac.uk if you have any other suggested topics you wish for BASS to run a webinar on.

    Moderator:
    Sashin Ahuja (President BASS)

    Hosts and Moderators:
    Rohit Shetty (BASS Education) and Sashin Ahuja (BASS President)

    Speakers:
    John Leach (Manchester)
    Alwyn Jones (Cardiff)
    John Afolayan

  • 22/05/2020 09:58 | Anonymous

    Recent BASS/BSS webinar about the reintroduction of elective spinal surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic. (broadcast on 7 May 2020)

    To view the video, please click here


  • 15/05/2020 16:42 | Anonymous

    In this first webinar of this planned series, the faculty will discuss the indications for fusion versus disc arthoplasty in cervical spine and the decision making behind each option. This would be covered with short presentations, case discussions, analysis of the literature and live interaction with the attendees via polling and Q&As to help cover the rationale for the 2 surgical options.
    It is envisaged this webinar will last for around 1.5 hrs.

    This webinar is aimed for those working in HealthTech Industries.

    Topic: Rationale of ACDF vs Cervical Arthroplasty
    When: Tuesday 26th May 2020 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Where: Zoom Online Webinar
    Registration Fee: £25.00

    To register, visit: 
    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e9Yoj1htRsuRYJRiAecI1g

    BASS will be looking to run future webinars on various topics in the coming weeks, such as: 

    • Rational for Use of Lumbar Interbody Cages-ALIF/TLIF/LLIF/OLIF/PLIF
    • Rationale of Anterior or Posterior Approach for Spinal Instability
    • Principles of Deformity Correction
    Please email info@spinesurgeons.ac.uk if you have any other suggested topics you wish for BASS to run a webinar on.

    Moderator:
    Sashin Ahuja (President BASS)

    Co-ordinator/Co Host:
    Rohit Shetty (Education Chair BASS), Henry Dodds (Exec Asst. UKSSB)

    Speakers:
    TBC (details of speakers will be updated on the registration page when confirmed)


  • 01/01/2020 12:00 | Anonymous

    The Journal of the British Association of Spine Surgeons - Sponsorship Opportunities Available for the First Edition


    The British Association of Spine Surgeons are producing a Journal in collaboration with BIBA Publishing. This will be an online and annually-printed publication based on the content of UK Spine Society meetings occurring during the preceding 12 months.

    We are publishing the first edition of this Journal at BritSpine 2020 in Glasgow (1-3 April 2020) both in print and online, and would like to offer our industry partners and sponsors the opportunity to support this publication.
    UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, BritSpine has been postponed to 2021. For more information, visit www.BritSpine.com

    Opportunities for advertising of products and services will be for both print and online versions of the publication. Please see the attached Media Pack from BIBA Publishing for rates and specifications.

    Please note – Advertising Space is limited and we will be allocating this on a first-come basis

    We will make every attempt to ensure in the printed version, any sponsored promotional material is placed next to relevant academic material. For example, categories of the Podium presentations covered in the latest BASS meeting to be published were: Lumbar Degenerative Disease, Deformity & Infection, Trauma & Tumour, Innovation, Spinal Injuries and Governance & Commissioning.We welcome all who are interested in the opportunity of placing promotional material in this inaugural publication of this Journal.

    Please see the information pack attached and e-mail Jade Keegan at jade@bibamedical.com for further information and to book your advertising space.

    Yours sincerely,

    Tim Germon – Column & Cord Editor

    Sashin Ahuja – BASS President


  • 03/12/2019 16:18 | Anonymous

    Dear BASS and BSS Members,

    The British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS) and the British Scoliosis Society (BSS) offer senior residents, spinal fellows and consultants within two years of appointment a chance to have extensive exposure to complex spinal procedures at established spinal units over 2 weeks.The Fellowship programme includes mandatory attendance at the following BASS/BSS meetings. The programme rotates between established orthopaedic and neurosurgical spinal centres allowing significant contact between fellows and leaders in the field.

    The Fellowship will take place between 9th and 20th March 2020. The Fellowship will rotate around centres in the UK (Centres proposed include London, Ipswich, Cambridge, Leeds and Cardiff, subject to change). Successful fellows will then attend BritSpine 2020 in Glasgow to present as a group on their Fellowship.

    Further details can be obtained from Mr Rohit Shetty, BASS Executive member for Education - education@spinesurgeons.ac.uk

    Application Process:
    To apply, please submit the following documents:

    • your Curriculum Vitae (CV),
    • a personal statement describing your career pathway, interests and future plans.
    • A letter of recommendation from your supervising consultant/clinical lead.

    Your application should be sent to UKSSB@boa.ac.uk by Sunday 15th December 2019. (only Word or PDF file formats accepted)

    Applications will be reviewed by a panel from the BASS and BSS Executives. All candidates will be informed of the decisions in December 2019.

    Eligibility Criteria:
    Personal Specification HERE

    • Applicants should be members of either BASS, BSS, BOA, SBNS or local spine society.
    • Applicants should be post-FRCS exam senior residents, clinical spinal fellows or junior consultants in the first 2 years of their appointment.
    • Previously unsuccessful applicants can re-apply.
    • Fellowships cannot be awarded retrospectively.

     

    Details of The 2020 Fellowship:

    • BASS/BSS will reimburse travelling expenses up to £2,000. Claims must be submitted within 6 months of the Fellowship. Detailed financial arrangements will be provided to successful candidates.
    • International fellows will be required to pay for their flights to the UK.
    • By accepting the Fellowship, all awardees agree not to partake in any activities that will bring BASS/BSS and/or sponsors into disrepute. BASS/BSS accept no liability for the actions of the candidates whilst on the Fellowship or for activities related to it.
    • Each Fellow is required to submit a report of approximately 500 words within 6 weeks of completion of the Fellowship. This may be published on the BASS and/or BSS websites and official communications.
    • Fellows will attend BritSpine 2020 and present a group presentation (Friday 3rd April, subject to change)



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