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BADS Virtual Conference 18th March 2021

18 Mar 2021

Using Day Surgery to Recover Elective Surgery in the Era of COVID-19

Thursday 18th March 2021 

Register for the conference HERE
ubmit your abstract HERE

We have made the difficult decision not to hold a face to face conference in 2021. We feel this is the responsible course of action in the current climate with the surge in cases of COVID-19 in many areas of the UK, resulting in increased pressure on NHS staff and general uncertainty as to whether it would be possible to hold a COVID safe conference in line with government guidelines.

As an alternative, we are intending to hold, free of charge for all BADS members, a one-day Virtual Conference on Thursday 18th March 2021, with a strong focus on the importance of day surgery in the recovery and sustainability of elective surgery during COVID-19 and beyond.

If you are not able to attend on the day or are concerned it may not be possible to be available all day we are pleased to confirm that all registered delegates will have access to the conference material for a period of time following the event - after which access will only be available via the members area of the BADS website.

Topics to be covered include:

- COVID-19 and the challenges facing elective surgery
- Why should we default to day surgery to maintain elective pathways
- Delivering day surgery during COVID-19 pressures
- How COVID-19 has changed pre assessment practice
- Recent experiences of how to achieve successful day case Orthopaedics, Gynaecological, Maxillofacial, General Surgery & Urology 

Provisional programme available here.
View further details here.

Abstract submission:
BADS is encouraging the submission of abstracts (250 words), which will be peer-reviewed and scored. Accepted work will be presented in e-poster format. There will be gold, silver and bronze awards for high scoring abstracts and the top scoring authors will be invited to deliver oral presentations (pre-recorded) that will be broadcast during a prize paper session at the virtual conference.

The abstract submission window has been extended with a new deadline of Sunday 24th January 2021.  Please ensure that you submit your abstract online by midnight on this date.

Delegate rates:
BADS members: Free of charge
Permanent Medical Staff £150
Nurses/Trainees/Managers/AHP £90

Not a member of BADS? Why not join now?
Permanent Medical Staff from £110 pa
Nurses/Trainees/Managers/AHP from £55 pa

Registration OPEN
Abstract submission OPEN

If you have any queries please contact us by email at

Kind regards

Dr Kim Russon
President, British Association of Day Surgery

Mrs Fiona Belfield
BADS Conference Secretary