Prostrate Cancer UK

Conference 2017

BAUN Annual Conference & Exhibition 2017

Registration for the BAUN Annual Conference went live on Friday 21st April 2017. Further event details can be obtained by navigating the conference pages using the banner to the left.


Julia Taylor.jpgDear Colleague,

The BAUN Conference is shaping up to be another high quality educational
event which (as one of our speakers is described by her client base) is
‘simply phenomenal’.

The range of high quality speakers will ensure an exciting, stimulating and educational development opportunity that will stimulate, educate and challenge us all to learn. The 2016 conference plan was to not only to educate but enthuse as well as entertain, and 2017 is set to deliver this and more.

Professor Alison Leary will open the conference with her session "Valuing what we do, so we can do what we value". Alison was commended by the Royal College of Nursing for her exceptional contribution to healthcare and for being a role model to senior nurses. She will inspire us to celebrate the value of the work nurses undertake and challenge us to find and use our influence to impact on the standard of care we provide for our patients.

Widely regarded as a leader in her field, Mary O Rourke QC is a barrister with formidable reputation built up over almost 30 years. She is often sought out to represent healthcare professionals before regulatory tribunals for clinical negligence. Her robust style and formidable courtroom presence are much commented upon and it is with great anticipation and excitement that BAUN welcome her to share her experience and challenge us in a non- confrontational way as she delivers the 2017 Eileen O Hagan lecture.

Monday evening provides the opportunity for everyone to network, socialise and let their hair down at the BAUN Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, the event will take place at the Glasgow Science Centre with a backdrop of fascinating exhibits and views overlooking the Clyde. Following a 3 course meal and the opportunity to celebrate success with the presentation of the annual awards, you will be entertained and finally will get the opportunity to dance the night away.

As if Monday wasn’t exciting enough, Tuesday will provide you with a choice of two parallel programmes featuring benign and oncology topics.

The benign programme features topics such as; male pelvic floor, menopause and ageing, stone disease and antimicrobial stewardship. The oncology programme will be led by Professor Dame Lesley Fallowfield discussing metastatic bone disease in prostate cancer, followed by a varied programme including survivorship project results and expert panel discussions. These are just a few of the many topics on offer within the programme and I do not envy you in your choice of sessions as they all look exceptional.

Following Alison’s opening of conference to ‘find and use our influence to impact on raising standards’ why not utilise the opportunity for you to submit an abstract for either an oral or poster presentation at conference. I encourage you actively to share your work whether it be an audit, research or quality improvement project or a service development. This is a way that shows the value of urological nursing and allows others to learn from your experience and example. Previous winners of BAUN awards will be sharing their experiences with you all too.

These are just a few of this year’s conference highlights and I promise you an action packed event. The full programme can be viewed on the registration website.

I look forward to welcoming you.

Julia Taylor
BAUN President

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