It was great to see so many at this years NEUS event. I hope you would agree that the turnout this year was excellent (55 in total) with good representation from all the units in the North East.

 The trainee presentations were a very good standard and the scoring for the best paper from each session was very close. Congratulations to Luke McGuiness who won the Best oral presentation prize of £150 (CO2 laser treatment for penile cancer, SRH) and Campbell Tait who won the best poster presentation prize of £100 (TVT in neuropathic patients, JCUH). Many thanks to those who agreed to chair the sessions.

 The invited speakers also generated some really interesting discussion on ‘Mesh’ use in female urology , penile cancer treatment and surgical options for BOO in men. Some really cutting edge stuff and a lot of food for thought…….

 We didn’t hand out formal feedback forms this year but I would be really interested in ANY feedback about the day, particularly any ideas about how we can improve it or topics that you want invited speakers to cover. For FEEDBACK please email me on

 Please make an early note in the diary for next years event. It would be great to continue the momentum and have an even better turnout next year so we can attract the best national speakers in their fields to educate us and continue to promote excellence in audit and research from our trainees. We are working towards getting the winning abstracts published in JCU, a further incentive, if one is required, to work on project ideas for the coming year.

 NEUS 2019   FRIDAY 9th NOVEMBER 2018  09.00 – 17.00

Durham County Cricket Ground, Chester le Street

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