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In order to win an award, you MUST be in attendance at the Awards Dinner being held on Monday 20th November at the Royal Liver Building, Liverpool (not relevant to People's Choice Award)



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Nominations are now open   
Deadline:  midnight
on Sunday 24th September 2023

BAUN Annual Conference 2018 showcased the inaugural Bruce Turner Award and this award returns again for its sixth year in 2023. Bruce Turner was a well known and loved BAUN member, a nurse consultant at the Homerton Hospital, London, and BAUN Education lead for many years.

Our beloved friend and colleague passed away in 2016 after a terminal diagnosis of cancer. He was determined to continue his mission to educate and impassion urological nurses and left instructions that a legacy should continue in his name.
His legacy has been used to establish The Bruce Turner Award: an annual prize which will provide a fully funded place (transport within the UK, accommodation and conference fees) to the BAUN annual conference*

If you feel that you could benefit from this opportunity, please complete the application form by clicking the link below.
If you are a nursing manager or work with junior staff, please encourage them to apply, as this is an outstanding opportunity for urology nurses to benefit from mentorship and exposure to national urological expertise and practice. Even though we strongly encourage junior urology nurses to apply, all applications will be considered.

If you have any questions please contact events@fitwise.co.uk or phone 01506 292 042      


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Sponsored by TUF

Applications are now open   
Deadline:  midnight
on Sunday 24th September 2023

The British Association of Urological Nurses in association with The Urology Foundation is pleased to offer the annual Urology Nurse of the Year Award. 
This award will recognise the contributions of an outstanding nurse in the field of urology. The winner of the award will be a nurse who has gone above and beyond their role and someone who has demonstrated care innovation, transformation and collaboration that supports an exceptional patient experience.
The winner will be announced during the BAUN Annual Awards Dinner at the British Association of Urological Nurses Annual Conference in Liverpool on Monday 20th November.
The winner will receive an educational/clinical visit grant of up to £1,750 from The Urology Foundation to attend a relevant conference or course of their choice along with a certificate and trophy award.
If you have any questions please contact events@fitwise.co.uk or phone 01506 292 042


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Applications are now open   
Deadline:  midnight
on Sunday 24th September 2023

This award will recognise the contributions of a team in the field of Urology. The winner of the award will be a team who have demonstrated exceptional service improvement and best practice and, or service redesign to the overall benefit of patient experience.
The winning team will be announced during the BAUN Annual Awards Dinner at the British Association of Urological Nurses Annual Conference in Liverpool on Monday 20th November 2023.
The winning team will receive a glass trophy with the sponsor's logo on it.




Applications are now open   
Deadline:  midnight
on Sunday 24th September 2023
This medal is to celebrate and recognise a legacy of exceptional and continued contribution to British Urology Nursing. 
Rachel Leaver was a founder member of BAUN and had remained strongly involved with the association over the years of the organisation’s existence. So committed was she to the mission and values of BAUN that the heart of the association itself reflects so much of what was important to Rachel.
Rachel’s energy and enthusiasm kept the attention of all audience members throughout every talk she delivered. Her love of teaching really shone during her educational presentations and although she had retired from her clinical role at UCLH, Rachel remained engaged in her work as an educator through the university and through BAUN.
Rachel’s support of the BAUN further extended when she became Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Urological Nursing. Here her passion for research and the sharing of best practice came to the fore. As a first-class communicator, Rachel’s gift for writing facilitated the education of thousands of nurses globally. Indeed, it is very likely that you yourself have read some of her work as she was a very prolific author and contributed greatly to the body of knowledge related to urological nursing.
Rachel’s love of life, urology and nursing radiated from her in all that she did. We will show our gratitude to her by continuing to provide the highest standards of education, networking and professional development and honour her contribution and memory through this award.
•    To celebrate the legacy of Rachel Leaver and her dedication to the development of British urology Nursing and BAUN
•    To recognise those individuals who have significantly influenced and contributed towards the evolution of British Urology Nursing
•    To preserve those values demonstrated by Rachel in her passion for education, research and publication within urological nursing
•    Applications to be invited or individuals awarded by demonstrated achievements without application
•    Award committee to review and decide on successful recipient with agreement from BAUN Trustees
•    This award is only bestowed in cases of truly outstanding service. Therefore, there is no imperative for the award to be conferred every year and it may be withheld in the absence of an appropriate recipient.


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Sponsored by Prostate Cancer UK

Applications are now closed

BAUN and Prostate Cancer UK are proud to be presenting the People's Choice Award at this year's BAUN annual conference. 
This award recognises a nurse who has made a significant difference in the lives of their prostate cancer patients.  All nominations have been submitted by patients, and their families, who wanted to recognise and show their appreciation for the exceptional work carried out by their nurse.
A big thank you to everybody who nominated their nurse.  Prostate Cancer UK had a record number of nominations this year. 
The winner will be contacted in early October and then officially announced during the BAUN Annual Awards Dinner in Liverpool on Monday 20th November 2023.  There they will received a certificate, trophy and £1,000 bursary prize to put towards their professional development.    
Prostate Cancer UK provides a range of resources and opportunities for health professionals, of all disciplines, interested in prostate cancer.  
Visit their website for more information and see how they can help you meet your educational and professional development needs. 


Be a part of BAUN Annual Conference 2023!

Sarah Henderson Best Poster Award and Best Oral Presentation Award

Abstract submissions are now CLOSED

Further communication will be sent to all submitters late September 2023


Details of the Sarah Henderson Best Poster Award and Best Oral Presentation Award are provided  below.  
Please note: This award is for BAUN members only so the lead author must be a BAUN member.
The winners of best oral presentation and best poster will each win a free place at the 2023 BAUN conference. 


Criteria for Poster Judging for the Sarah Henderson Award
• The poster size must not exceed 2m x 1m (portrait or landscape)
• Font must be legible from a distance of 3 meters away (font size 90-150 bold for the title and 26-32 for the main body)
• The poster theme must be relevant to Urological nursing
• The lead author must be a nurse and a full BAUN member.
• The content must not have been published or presented at an international congress at the time of submission
• The poster content should be in the form of an abstract rather than an essay
• Points and conclusions must be clear and concise
• The judges are looking for innovative or original issues/projects
• Maximum word count 250 words
• Any relevant conflicts of interests must be declared on the poster


The BAUN Sarah Henderson Award
• The winner of the BAUN Sarah Henderson Award will be announced and presented during the BAUN Annual Awards dinner.  You are encouraged to attend the awards dinner, however, if this is not possible, please nominate someone to accept on your behalf.
• There will be no feedback to poster submitters or presenters following judging.


Poster Viewing
• There will be an interactive session for you to discuss your poster. This will not form part of the judging for the Sarah Henderson Award. 
• During the poster viewing, at the beginning of the session, groups gather at the various posters and move from one to the next, discussing their findings with the authors. This permits a one-to-one exchange of ideas.
Poster viewing; presenter should remain near his/her poster (30 minutes) 
• Introduction by chairmen (4 minutes) 
• Presentations 

What You Need to do With Your Poster
Please mount your poster on the board allocated to you on your arrival. 
Posters not on the board 30 minutes prior to the start of the poster presentations will not be judged. The date, time and place are listed in the programme book/app. The presenter of the poster must attend the whole session.

BAUN Council Members and their teams are encouraged to present a poster at conference but will not be eligible for the Sarah Henderson Award

Equipment supplied
Poster board with velcro. 
Best Oral Presentation Award
If you submit an abstract and are selected to present your findings at BAUN Annual Conference 2023, you will be contacted by email to confirm details of your session and what will be involved. 
To see the programme as it currently stands, please click the "Programme" section under the conference tab at the top of this page. 


For more details on what to do if you are selected to present a poster or oral abstract at BAUN 2023, please go to the 'Poster & Free Paper Abstracts' page above.
Full terms and conditions are included in the registration page when submitting your abstract. 
The award will be presented at the BAUN Annual Awards Dinner in Liverpool on Monday 20th November.  You will need to book and pay for this using the links on the relevant pages above. 

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