Dates for the diaries: Spring 2018

12th Congress of The European Laryngological Society and 1st Joint Meeting of BLA & ELS
16-19 May 2018
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London

The 12th ELS Congress 2018 is an important event providing an excellent platform for a scientific exchange and discussion be­tween research and health professionals working in the laryn­golo­gy field.

BLA Members are offered a discounted rate to attend ELS 2018.  REGISTER now >

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Clinical Excellence Networks for Head and Neck Cancer
Hallmark Hotel, Derby
 4-5 June 2018

Professor Liz Ward, University of Queensland will be our guest speaker for the event. 
In addition to presentations from members, Professor Ward's talks are going to span a number of topics around H&N cancer care provision and this will be of interest to Speech and Language Therapists, Nurse Specialists and Dietitians
For tickets:
Please contact Sarah Pilsworth or Grainne Brady


BACO International 2018
4-6 July 2018
Manchester Central

 BACO 2018 will bring together over 1500 ENT doctors, nurses, specialist consultants and care professionals for three days of keynote, plenary and instructional sessions from a leading international and UK faculty.

Key features of this conference will be the practical surgical demonstrations, cadaveric sessions and the very popular clinical skills training centre alongside an extensive trade exhibition and poster display.  There will also be unrivalled opportunities for networking including a social reception at Old Trafford – home of Manchester United.

"We are still looking for volunteers to join the faculty for the Clinical Skills Stations at BACO, 2018. We are running two training modules/stations - microlaryngoscopy (injection medialisation & glottoplasty) and transnasal oesophagoscopy.  If you are interested, please contact Dion at with your preferred date(s) and time(s), including your mobile number. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.”

Advanced Laryngeal and Pharyngeal Laser & Endoscopic Surgery Course
Monday, 10 September - Tuesday 11 September 2018, Dundee

Course Directors: Mr Sam Majumdar (Consultant Laryngologist) and Mr Jai Manik (Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon)

This is a 2-day advanced course designed for senior trainees and practising surgeons wanting to develop their skills in laryngeal and phonosurgical skills. The advanced surgical simulation lab with specially preserved human cadavers (Thiel embalming method) will offer an excellent lifelike learning environment (2:1 trainee: trainer ratio) to practice, closely supervised, endoscopic microsurgery with rigid and flexible endoscopy with the application of cold steel instruments and CO2 Laser. Demonstration and hands-on practice of TransNasalEsophagoscopy (TNE).

We also offer 5 Observer places with a fee of £350. If you wish to attend as an observer only please do state this in the comments section of the registration form.


5th Manchester Fresh Frozen Cadaver Laser Laryngeal & Airway Surgery Course
Thursday 4th - Friday 5th October 2018
University of Manchester Medical School, Manchester Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre

COURSE DIRECTOR - Yakubu Karagama

Early Booking advised to avoid disappointment - ONLY 10 PLACES AVAILABLE


Early bird registration up to 31 July 2018 - £1200