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Pankaj Mishra

Dear Colleagues,
I am a keen minimal access surgeon right from the beginning of my surgical training and have been fortunate to grow with the generation of brilliant endoscopic surgeons.
I am passionate about teaching and training and have organised national courses in paediatric surgery, paediatric urology and advanced paediatric laparoscopy surgery. I lead the laparoscopic simulation training programme for trainees at Evelina London Children’s Hospital and also contribute as faculty member to various national and international laparoscopy training courses.
I have really enjoyed the warm and pleasant environment of the B.A.P.E.S meetings and am very keen to be part of its executive committee.
I will be grateful for the opportunity to contribute in further progress of this enthusiastic associaton.

Many thanks.

Pankaj Mishra
M.S, M.Ch, F.R.C.S. (Paed)
Paediatric Urologist
Evelina London Children’s Hospital and King’s College Hospital, London.

Adil Aslam

I would like to express my interest for the above positions for BAPES. I have been a BAPES member for 20 years. Over the years I have contributed a lot to BAPES. I have done a number of expert lectures for them, have been faculty on many courses, and currently I am course director for the 3 mm minimal invasive scholarship course in Slough.

I have a lot of teaching and training experience. I have been STC member for South East for 10 years and now am SAC member. I do work for the JCIE as examiner final FRCS (Paeds), and also for Cambridge university MBBS exam. I am familiar with process for higher positions and am RSPA (regional speciality professional advisor) for BAPS and also lead National Selection ST3 recruitment. I am an expert in thoracoscopy surgery and currently have one of the largest series in the country for thoracoscopic lobectomy. This has been recognised nationwide and has been presented at BAPS/BAPES. I am sure I will be an asset to BAPES for my clinical skills, teaching and training experience, and my maturity in leading and being member of higher organisations in the UK.

My vision for the future of BAPES is to provide mentorship for members to develop advanced skills and provide a number of advanced workshops, and one to one mentorship for senior trainees and existing consultants to develop new skills. I would like to liase with USA and European centres to facilitate that. This would be also be facilitated by a nationwide network of mentors in each region. I would also like to work to fine tune minimal invasive skills training, accreditation, and governance for trainees. A national registry of advanced minimal invasive procedures may also be a goal.

Best wishes, Adil

Mr. Adil Aslam, MBBS, MD (Bristol), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Paeds),
Consultant paediatric surgeon and Associate lecturer University of Cambridge, Lead for GastrointesFnal and Thoracic surgery
Lead for Audit,
Cambridge University hospital,
Cambridge, UK, CB2 0QQ