Today, April 4th, marks the six-week deadline to book study leave for this year’s ASM. Hull 2017 promises to be a fascinating opportunity to learn, debate and catch up with BSGE members from around the country.

The meeting is entitled “Where we are now and where we are going…” Chair of the local organising committee, past BSGE president, Kevin Phillips told the news team that the conference was an opportunity for the society to consolidate its current position as a thought leader in advanced laparoscopy and hysteroscopy, as well as a chance to look forward. He said:

“As a society, we need to look at how we best integrate with the RCOG and promote laparoscopic surgery for the benefit of women’s health. A presentation on the LapHyst project will open the conference. This is key to where we are going. The BSGE should be the main driving force behind moving hysterectomy to a position where it is performed laparoscopically as the default, not the exception. The conference will explore where we are now and how we can work in the future to reach this goal.

At the BSGE we are all converts, we now need to understand how to spread the message so that nursing staff, GPs and most importantly women understand the benefits of laparoscopic hysterectomy.”

With a talk on the results of the BSGE UK national hysterectomy survey, a report on what we have learned from the LapHyst pilot and a no-doubt lively debate on whether the default method for TLH in Gynaecology should be robotic not conventional, the Society should start to understand exactly where we are now and where we are going.

With excellent transport links, a diverse and thought-provoking programme and a fabulous location in the heart of this year’s City of Culture, Hull 2017 is not to be missed. So book your leave and register your place today.