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BASS promotes teaching, learning and research to help trainees advance in all aspects of spine surgery. In the below sections you will find details useful to yourself as a trainee, whatever stage you are at on educational events taking place in the UK and internationally.

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BASS Trainee Committee Members

Click here to view the members who form the BASS Trainee Sub-committee of BASS.

Courses, Meetings and Events

Listing and links of Upcoming Spine Courses, Meetings and Events in the UK and around the world.

Pre-CCT Courses

This is a short listing of Pre-CCT Courses available for Trainees.

Post-CCT Courses

Brief information on options available.

Careers in Spine Surgery

Information provided by the Trainee Committee on the advantages (and some disadvantages) of a career in Spinal Surgery, along with some personal accounts  of training and the path to becoming a spinal surgeon.

Women in Spine Surgery

Women make up more than 50% of medical students in the UK, few go on to become orthopaedic or neurosurgical registrars and there are very few female spinal surgeons in the UK. Click here to read more

Prizes, Awards and Fellowships

Details of Fellowships and Awards provided by BASS and other organisations.

Become a BASS Member
Are you a Surgical Trainee interested in a path towards being a Spinal Consultant?
Become a member of BASS today! View the member benefits HERE

Fellowships (www.SpineFellowships.com)

This web-based resource for surgical centres to promote their fellowships and clinical visit opportunities available in the UK and around the world, and for trainee spine surgeons to identify where fellowship programmes exist.

British Spine Registry  (BSR)

The British Spine Registry (BSR) is a web-based database for the collection of information about spinal surgery in the UK.

The BSR has a dedicated website with consent forms, downloads and logins for both clinicians and patients at https://www.britishspineregistry.com/ 

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