News & Information

BAHNO Committees

Education Committee

Chair:             Sat Parmar

Members:    Prasad Kothari, Andrew Robson, Jeremy McMahan

 

International Collaboration Committee

 Chair:             Cyrus Kerawala

Members:    Navin Mani, Omar Ahmed

 

Public Engagement Committee

 Chair:             Anastasios Kanatas

Members:    Helen Cocks, Bhavin Visavadia, S Ramkumar

 

Online Media Committee

 Chair:             Jason Fleming

Members:    Syed Ali Khurram


The Laryngectomee Guide

The Guide provides practical information on medical; dental and psychological issues; side effects of radiation and chemotherapy; methods of speaking; airway, stoma, and voice prosthesis care; eating and swallowing; medical, dental and psychological issues; respiration; anesthesia; and travelling. The Guide was endorsed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and is widely used in North America by laryngectomees and speech and language pathologists. 

The American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery has made the Guide available at their website: http://www.entnet.org/content/laryngectomee-guide

 

World Congress on Thyroid Cancer, Boston

You can now access video coverage of a large group of the most significant premier WCTC presentations by using this link: http://thyroidworldcongress.com/videos-2017

 The WCTC3.5 will be held in Rome, Italy in June 2019. The planning is currently in process and the venue, date and program will be announced as planning advances.

WCTC4 will be held again in Boston July 29 to August 1, 2021 and we hope to welcome you to both of these outstanding programs. More information will be available on the main website.

Call for nominations for Council

Nominations are sought for the following posts on Council:

Hon Administrative Secretary Hon Admin 2018

Four-year tenure; post currently held by Nicolas Roland (who is not eligible for re-election)

Hon Treasurer  Hon Treasurer 2018

Four-year tenure; post currently held by Cyrus Kerawala (who is eligible for re-election)

One OMFS Representative   Specialty reps

Four-year tenure; post currently held by Sat Parmar (who is eligible for re-election)

One Oncology Representative   Specialty reps

Four-year tenure; post currently held by Bernadette Foran (who is eligible for re-election)


 BAHNO Strategy

Please click here to see the BAHNO Strategy

BAHNO Strategy 2017 – 2020 v1.0 24 09 2017

 

LATEST NEWS:

INVITATION TO JOIN AN INTERNATIONAL QUALITATIVE STUDY ON FAST-TRACK CANCER REFERRAL

We are undertaking a study comparing fast-track head and neck cancer referral in England and The Netherlands. This study is being undertaken jointly between the University of Oxford and The Free University of Amsterdam.

Several studies have identified a higher 1-year survival rate for head and neck cancer in Holland than in England, despite conditional 5-year survivals being similar and we are investigating whether differences in the referral systems may be contributing.

We are undertaking this study qualitatively and we are seeking English head and neck surgeons (not trainees) with either an ENT or maxillofacial background to volunteer to be interviewed for the English part of this study.

The study will involve a single qualitative interview at a place convenient to the participant (we’ll come to you!) lasting approximately 45 minutes. Interviews will be conducted by Steve Langton, Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon.

If you would like to take part, or would like further information please contact Steve at stephen.langton@kellogg.ox.ac.uk or text/mobile 07831622877


BASO-ACS GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

BASO Raven Travelling Fellowship

Applications are invited for The BASO Raven Travelling Fellowship 2017.  The award is for a maximum of £2,000 and may be awarded to one or several individuals.  The scholarship is open to UK-residents trainees or recently appointed consultants.  Applicants need not be members of BASO_ACS or BASO Trainees Group (although this is desirable) but applications must relate to the aims and objectives of the Association.

Closing date: Friday 22nd September 2017

Please visit baso.org.uk for details

BASO-ACS (NIHR) PROJECT GRANT 2017

A grant awarded to assist surgeons to undertake research projects related to surgical or surgically linked cancer care.

Applications are sought for discrete projects such as projects seeking funding for the initial development of clinical trials, studies aimed at initial data collection to inform the design of a future trail or systematic reviews.  Three awards up to total value of £6,000 will be made.

Closing date: Monday 2nd October 2017

Please visit www.baso.org.uk for details


 

NEWSLETTERS:

Newsletter Winter 2017

NEWSLETTER WINTER 2016  newsletter-winter-2016-2017-final

NEWSLETTER AUTUMN 2015    NEWSLETTER WINTER 2015

NEWSLETTER AUTUMN 2014    Newsletter 2014

NEWSLETTER AUTUMN 2013    Newsletter 2013


IFNOS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

The Global On Line Fellowship (GOLF)

Download brochure:    2015 Brochure

 
Online Fellowship in Head Neck Surgery and Oncology


Consultation on H&N Cancer in Fanconi’s

Jeremy McMahon is coordinating a consultation exercise to produce a consensus document on H&N Cancer in patients with Fanconi’s Anaemia. Click here for the draft. Please contact Jeremy at: Jeremy.McMahon@ggc.scot.nhs.uk with your comments.


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QUALITY OF LIFE ASSESSMENT
BAHNO is actively involved in promoting the assessment of outcomes in head and neck cancer. The measurement of health related quality of life is an important part of this process and, following a presentation at the 2001 Annual Meeting, BAHNO Council is recommending the adoption of the University of Washington questionnaire as part of the minimum dataset. Further information and details of useful websites are given in a summary prepared by Simon Rogers .

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Improving Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancers
The consultation version of this document has been produced by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence and is now available. It can be downloaded from the NICE website where further information about the project can be found.