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The BSSH Spring Scientific Meeting will take place on 14-16 April at the University of Exeter, Peter Chalk Centre, Exeter
We are planning for a great Spring meeting, and hope that it will be a face-to-face event. Three days are booked for us at a spacious venue on Exeter University campus, with the Society Dinner to be held in the majestic Exeter Cathedral. David Warwick will be bringing forward some of his lost presentations from 2020, welcoming Kevin Cheung as his Douglas Lamb lecturer and Steve Hodgson, former Chair of the Overseas Committee, as his Harold Bolton speaker. We have a packed and varied agenda, with several parallel sessions planned, so there will be plenty of choice for everyone.
Peter Chalk Centre
University of Exeter
Prior to the Spring Meeting we will be hosting the following two meetings at the Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel on the 13 April 2021:
Broader Horizons Day
The broader horizons day is designed for surgeons of all levels. The programme includes surgeons who have participated in sport, art and the military to a high level; have set up and led their own business or have travelled extensively around their practice. The afternoon also includes a symposium of surgeons who have and are practising around the world, with the aim of encouraging discussion of how to make things work above and beyond the norm. Planned as an interactive day, there will also be the ever-popular BSSH quiz and finishing the day with drinks with BSSH Council.
Mentor Training Day
The BSSH needs your support in strengthening the capability and leadership of front-line hand surgery colleagues and sees mentoring as a key component of this. The aim is to establish a voluntary mentoring programme to support early-career Consultants in Hand Surgery.
To fulfil this aim, BSSH will be commissioning a one-day mentoring workshop to develop a pool of Hand Surgery mentors from established Consultants, as a starting point to developing our mentorship scheme. Whether you are new to mentoring or not, please consider applying for a place on this free course and becoming a BSSH Consultant mentor.
This one-day mentoring workshop will encourage self-reflection and awareness through input, exercises and discussion. The morning will be a blend of theory and discussion, followed by experiential learning in the afternoon, supporting individuals to learn and develop mentoring skills. At the end of the day, delegates will be asked to commit to ongoing personal development and the BSSH hope the attendees will feel sufficiently trained to take on the mentorship of at least one Consultant hand surgeon in the first 5 years of practice, for at least 2 years.
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The Society dinner will be held at the majestic Exeter Cathedral on Thursday 15 April
1 The Cloisters
Organised by: Kavita Prashar of BSSH (British Society for Surgery of the Hand)
Phone Number: 02078315162
The BSSH Scientific Meeting will be taking place at the University of Exeter in the Peter Chalk Centre, this is based at the Streatham Campus
The M4/M5 links Exeter directly to London, the Midlands, South Wales and the North including Scotland. The average journey time from either London or the Midlands is 3 hours. Download our detailed directions to Streatham Campus by car.
Please note that parking on the Streatham Campus is very limited.
Use postcode EX4 4QD
The Streatham Campus is served by the D route. The D bus route includes Digby, St Luke’s Campus, the City Centre and Streatham Campus.
Download the D Bus Timetable (PDF).
National Express coaches (08705 808080) call at Exeter Coach Station. The Coach Station is a short walk to the High Street where you can catch the local D bus which will take you to the Streatham Campus.
Exeter has two railway stations - Exeter St David's (main station) and Central. Exeter St David's Station is approximately 10 minutes walk from the Streatham Campus and taxis are available. The average journey time from London Paddington is 2 hours 30 minutes to Exeter.
Use National Rail Enquiries to plan your route. For passenger information telephone 08457 484950.
Apple Taxis Exeter (01392 666666) have a dedicated taxi rank on campus. Apple Taxis have offices at both Exeter St David's rail station and Exeter International Airport
Direct flights operate into Exeter from Paris, Dublin, Amsterdam, Geneva and airports in the United Kingdom including Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guernsey, Jersey, Leeds/Bradford, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich and St Marys.
We are accepting abstract submissions for this meeting to present as a free paper or poster.
Please note, we have removed the option of submitting an abstract in a topic as the review committee will place the abstract in the programme based on the content.
Abstract submission instructions
- The language of this meeting is English
- Abstract title must not exceed 30 words
- Abstracts must not exceed 300 words
- Please write the title of the abstract in sentence case
- Tables, graphs or other graphic elements will not be accepted, and should not be included in the abstract
- It is recommended that the following headings are used when submitting abstracts:
- An introduction should not be included unless essential
- If this is a 'case report' or 'point of technique' please state this in the title. Remember if it falls into this category it may be better submitted as a poster.
- Please note to add the Senior Author as the last Author on your abstract submission
To submit an abstract, please click here
We have decided to extend the deadline for the abstract submissions as we apprecitate the we are using a new system and there have some technical difficulties.
If you have any issues, please contact Kavita Prashar in the secretariat
Abstract Submission will close Monday 1 February at 12 noon