Upcoming Events


May 9th to May 11th 2018

ASGBI has just released the Call for Abstracts (attached) for the International Surgical Congress to be held at the ACC in Liverpool from Wednesday 9th to Friday 11th May 2018!

Harold Hopkins Symposium

June 7th 2018

This meeting is an opportunity to appreciate the work of Professor Harold Hopkins FRS – a remarkable optical physicist whose work changed the world wide practice of surgery and medicine.

Prior to 1959, the optics of the traditional cystoscope were dreadful. After being approached by a Urologist wanting better illumination, Hopkins improved the light transmission 80 fold by developing the Rod Lens, transforming the image quality and opening the door to all minimally invasive short stay surgery.

Also responsible for introducing the CVD reader, Hopkins published the first coherent image transmitted through a fibreoptic bundle, paving the way for the development of diagnostic and therapeutic fibre optic endoscopy.

Book a place at this free event to learn about Hopkins’ contribution to medicine. You'll explore the history and evolution of the instruments that are now used routinely in the most intricate of operations. Click here for more information.

BADS 2018

June 21st to June 22nd 2018

On-line abstract submission and early bird registration for the British Association of Day Surgery (BADS) Annual Scientific Meeting taking place this year on 21st-22nd June in Sheffield are now open.


December 5th to December 6th 2018

Save the date! Manchester 5/6 December 2018