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Breast Surgery as Day Surgery - BADS Conference

Thu, 5 Sep 2024

Virtual, Online

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A Joint British Association of Day Surgery & HCUK Virtual Conference

A wide range of breast procedures, including many oncoplastic surgeries, can be delivered as a day case with good clinical outcomes and patient experience. Despite these benefits, significant variation in day surgery performance persists nationally, usually, because of health professional and nursing misperceptions that such practice is unsafe or required service reconfiguration is too complicated.

The Covid-19 pandemic placed unprecedented strain on already stretched inpatient resource and the number of patients waiting for elective surgery now is at record levels, the highest in the history of the NHS. Day-case management is a safe, efficient pathway for delivering breast cancer surgery with good patient experience. Maximising day case rates is therefore a key component of the government’s Elective Recovery Plan and for breast services, will release valuable inpatient resource for people who require postoperative monitoring following complex reconstructive surgeries.

The aim of this one-day virtual conference, produced by the British Association of Day Surgery, is to provide an opportunity to share learning about successful day-case breast surgery and showcase what can be achieved, including key aspects of the day surgery pathway, current guidance and using data in its successful delivery.

100% of delegates at the last conference on this subject would recommend the conference to a colleague.

Join us to learn how this is achievable for our patients.

 This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve delivery of day-case breast surgery

  • Learn from outstanding practice in day case breast surgery

  • Identify key strategies for implementation of day case breast surgery

  • Ensure you are up to date with the latest national practice and recommendations

  • Self-assess and reflect on your own practice

  • Support your CPD professional development and provide 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

Speakers include:

Miss Jo Marsden

Immediate Past President
British Association of Day Surgery

Dr Jugdeep Dhesi

Geriatric and General Internal Medicine
Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Miss Tracey Irvine

Breast Unit
Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Antonia Mayell

Consultant Anaesthetist
University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

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.

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual Commercial organisations



BADS members (Please provide your BADS membership number in the Other Information box)



Trainees (medical, nursing, allied health professionals)



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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