Introduction by Mark James, Local Organising Committee Chairperson
Come and join us for the UKCS 2024 Conference in the ‘festival town’ of Cheltenham, 10th – 12th April 2024.
Every year thousands of visitors flock to Cheltenham for horse racing, music, jazz, literature and science festivals, performances and speakers. Now it’s time for the UKCS Community to get together in this beautiful location, ‘the most complete regency town in England’. Over 2500 of the beautiful buildings in Cheltenham are listed and we have selected an impressive Grade II listed building as the Conference venue: Cheltenham Town Hall.
Cheltenham is easy to get to: a well-connected town, with frequent train services to all major UK cities, an extensive bus network and good road and motorway links. We encourage delegates to car share or to use public transport where possible.
We are busy developing our programme with an overarching theme of multi-disciplinary working and approach to patient care. Within that we will look at the challenges faced when managing patients with frailty, from assessment of conditions to surgical and anaesthetic challenges. We will have sessions on colorectal and urological conditions relating to pelvic floor, complex UTI, shared surgical challenges, and novel educational approaches for patients and clinical staff. The workshops will be aimed at hands-on skills training in USS (bladder and endo anal), flexi cystoscopy, pessary and - as usual - urodynamics.
As ever, alongside a packed scientific programme, the fun social events are a key part of the UKCS Conference. For 2024 we have some “wow factor” lined up for participants.
The outline programme, Call for Abstracts and general information will be launched shortly. In the meantime, save the dates in your 2024 diary and look out for further updates.
We very much look forward to seeing you in April next year.
Mark James and Kate Mitchell on behalf of the 2024 Local Organising Committee
and the rest of the team