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Day Case Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - BADS conference

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A Joint British Association of Day Surgery & HCUK Virtual Conference

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons carry out a range of procedures on the head and neck from the complexities of head and neck cancer surgery to the more routine dentoalveolar surgery. A large volume of this work is carried out on a day stay basis but there is still considerable variation across the country. Most of the day stay activity is in dentoalveolar surgery however, some teams are now carrying out a wider range of procedures that were more traditionally associated with an inpatient stay.

Changing from traditional practice is not always easy. Clinicians need assurance about patient safety, organizations need to support the change and there is a need to change the perceptions and expectations of both of staff and patients. The current Covid-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented strain on hospital services, staff and facilities with hospitals having to redesign, pathways and physical spaces. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery now have to deal with some massive waiting lists. During the acute phases of the pandemic inpatient beds were at more of a premium and the move to day stay surgery allowed some units to keep a proportion of services running.

Attendance at this conference which has been produced by the British Association of Day Surgery will allow delegates to hear from some of the teams delivering high levels of day stay surgery in dentoalveolar surgery but also in trauma, orthognathic surgery and salivary gland disease. The variations seen across the country will be presented. The essential elements of day stay surgery pathways will be presented. Teams will deal with the organisational issues associated with the move to day stay surgery in addition to the clinical aspects.

Attending this conference will enable you to: 

  • Hear about the variations identified by the Maxillofacial Surgery work stream

  • Look at the variations in day stay surgery across the country

  • Learn from outstanding practice in the management of maxillofacial trauma on a day stay basis

  • Understand how you can improve day stay surgery in your practice

  • Identify key strategies to develop a day stay practice

  • Network with colleagues interested in changing practice

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

About the British Association of Day Surgery (BADS)

The British Association of Day Surgery (BADS) is a multi-disciplinary organisation constituted of surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied healthcare professionals, including operating department practitioners, anaesthetic practitioners, perioperative assistants, physiotherapists and hospital managers.  

It is committed to promoting excellence in day surgery via its educational activities, publications and collaborations with other organisations including Getting it Right First Time and The Centre for Perioperative Care.

Membership benefits include free access to our online handbooks, advice sheets, day surgery directories and previous annual conference presentations. Members also receive discounted fees for the BADS Annual Conference and HCUK/BADS virtual conferences and are eligible to apply for the BADS Educational Grant and complimentary membership of the International Association of Ambulatory Surgery. They may also submit unlimited publications to the Journal of One Day Surgery without incurring article processing fees

Further information is available from the BADS website www.bads.co.uk
Twitter: @britdaysurgery
LinkedIn: www.linkedIn.com/company/the-british-association-of-day-surgery

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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