Keynote lectures 
- Captain James Blackmore - Confession of an airpilot
- Mark Beattie - How to get published
- Dietrich Kluth -  The female “persistant cloaca” – a critical appraisal on terminology
BAPS national training day
 - registered BAPS trainees will get £10 cash back at the end of the meeting. 
Basic skills in laparoscopy on 14th October, 2017 
basic laparoscopic skills training on models - laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, laparoscopic appendicectomy and laparoscopic fundoplication
  -  only a few places available. 




Topics to be covered


Genetic input 

Embryology and Development of the oesophagus

Surgical strategies of TOF repair

3-D talk of oesophageal atresia

Gastro-oesophageal refulx

Surgical strategies of oesophageal dysmotility

Oesophageal replacement strategies

Oesophageal injuries



Thursday, 12.10.2017

10:00 Opening Remarks
  Genetic input in babies with TOF 
Catherine Mercer, Southampton, U.K.

  Pre-natal diagnosis of oesophageal atresia, Key message of WANDA database
David Howe, Southampton, U.K.

11:05 Break

Embryology of the oesophagus and development of congenital trachea-oesophageal fistula 
Dietrich Kluth, Leipzig, Germany

  Challenging cases, setting the scene
David Burge, Southampton, U.K.

12:50  Lunch
  Surgical Strategies of OE/TOF repair/ 3-D talk on Oesophageal Atresia

How to operate an oesophageal atresia
David Burge, Southampton, U.K.

  Thoracoscopic repair of oesophageal atresia, including long gap. 
Dariusz Patkowski, Wroclaw, PL

15:10  Break

How to deal with post-operative complications
David Drake, London, U.K.

  Difficult scenarios and anatomical variations: H-type, upper pouch fistula, right sided arch,
David Burge, Southampton, U.K.

16:55 short break


* Captain James Blackmore * Confession of an airpilot



How to pass the FRCS exam / How to pass the European Exam

Michael Stanton / Oliver Muensterer

17:45 End
19:00 Dinner at the Grand Cafe

Friday, 13.10.2017


* How to get published *
Mark Beattie, Southampton, U.K.

  Gastro-oesophageal Reflux

Clinical signs, Symptoms, and Medical treatment 
Mark Beattie, Southampton, U.K.

  Longterm outcome of esophageal atresia
Mikko Pakarinen, Helsinki, Finland

10:40  Break
11:10 Surgical strategies 
  How to do a fundoplication? 
Joseph Curry, London, U.K.

Jamie Kelly, Southampton, U.K.

  Gastro-oesophageal dissociation
Matthew Jones, Liverpool, U.K.

  Longterm outcome after fundoplication
Mikko Pakarinen, Helsinki, Finnland


*The female “persistant cloaca”–a critical appraisal on terminology*
Dietrich Kluth, Leipzig, Germany

13:05 Lunch
14:15 Should all paediatric surgeons do esophageal atresia repair?
  Situation in the Benelux? 
Lucas Matthyssens, Ghent, Belgium

  Is there a role for subspecialisation? 
Matthew Jones, Liverpool, U.K.


Oesophageal injury caustic, button battery – case presentations
Oliver Muensterer, Mainz, Germany

15:40 Break
16:10 Oesophageal replacement strategies
  Gastric replacement 
Edward Kiely, London, U.K.

  Jejunal interposition
Janet McNally, Bristol, U.K.

  Current research strategies in stem cells and oesophageal replacement
Paolo De Coppi, London, U.K.

17:25 Final remarks and feedback
17:40 The end.