In 2020 the conference will have the theme of ‘Facing the Future’ and will focus on education, commissioning and cutting edge research in all aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
It gives me great pleasure to invite you all to the BAOMS meeting in June 2020 back to London for the first time since 2012 and very fitting when London will also be hosting the Final of EURO 2020 football championships such that both events will be ‘Coming Home’.
The meeting will be held in the vibrant South Bank quarter of the banks of the River Thames at the Southbank Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room immediately adjacent to the Royal Festival Hall and the London Eye.
There are a number of pre- courses planned : Two day cadaveric courses for both free Flap and TMJ surgery on 22-23rd June to be held in the world famous anatomy department of Guy’s Hospital organised by SORG. In addition SORG will be running a hand’s on 3D Orthognathic planning course on 23rd June. An endoscopic hands on workshop in salivary endoscopy in the conference hotel on June 23rd is also in the pipeline. The AO foundation will be hosting an advanced multidisciplinary symposium on Craniofacial, Skullbase and NeuroTrauma on the 23rd and King’s will also be hosting through their international anaesthetic faculty ‘King’s Difficult Airway’ course on 23rd June in conjunction with the JTG and FITS sections of BAOMS.
There will be masterclasses on Thursday and Friday mornings and company sponsored symposia at all three lunch breaks with key note speakers and a further three symposia sponsored within the main body of the conference covering key topics.
The President’s lecture will be given by Lord Kerslake, former head of the British Civil Service and Chairman of King’s College Hospital on living within current and future NHS regulation, and the Norman Rowe Lecture will be given by Professor Joachim Prein (Previous President of AOCMF) on a lifetimes changes in the education of trauma and facial reconstruction in OMFS.
Each session will have at least one symposia comprising three twenty minute focussed lecturers on future trends in aspects of OMFS followed by a 15 minute panel discussion as well as many key note lectures.
The President’s reception on Wednesday evening will have a Bavarian “Ocktoberfest’theme and the annual dinner will be held at the world famous Mansion House, the home of the Lord Mayor of London, and where many state banquets are hosted. The Theme of the evening dance will be ‘Mamma Mia, The Party ‘accepting that platforms and spandex don’t fall within the dress code of the venue and will be strictly Black Tie only.
The Southbank conference centre is at the centre of the arts and social sector that runs along the River Thames with walking access to the London Eye, the Tate Modern and the Globe Theatre, piazzas, bars and restaurants all overlooking the world famous ‘Waterloo Sunset’.
We do hope you will be able to join us.
Robert Bentley BAOMS President 2020