ENT UK trading as the British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology (BACO) and the British Association of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (BAO-HNS), is the result of an amalgamation between the British Association of Otorhinolaryngologists – Head and Neck Surgeons and the British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology. Its objectives are “The advancement for the public benefit of education, training and research in the fields of otorhinolaryngology – head and neck surgery; the relief of patients suffering from diseases in the ear, nose and throat and related areas”.
Plymouth University, UK
Plymouth University has a reputation for the highest quality teaching, research that makes a real difference to people’s lives and a practical, innovative approach to working with businesses to develop staff potential and provide solutions to business issues. Plymouth University’s expertise is wide ranging, from engineering, information, health and social sciences, to business, arts and education – and we are national leaders in work based learning solutions.
British Laryngological Association
The British Laryngological Association (BLA) is a membership society which aims to achieve advancement in laryngology for the benefit of the public through research, education and training. The BLA promotes all medical, surgical and rehabilitative aspects of laryngology and holds meetings at which those interested in laryngology are able to meet, discuss clinical practice and present clinical and basic scientific research.
Society for Acute Medicine (SAM)
In line with the developments outlined above, the membership of SAM has grown exponentially over the past decade and now has over 1000 members. The majority are doctors specialising or training in Acute Medicine. However a key principle of the Society from its inception has been the recognition of the importance of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) in the AMU. The SAM council includes nursing and pharmacy representatives and the Society actively encourages participation from all members of the MDT.