Update: NMUK / BSS Joint meeting 2021

Dear all,

Please see communication from BSS below. Unfortunately, this means that our planned Annual Scientific Meeting planned for November will be postponed until May or June 2022. We’re disappointed but the programme we’ve put together is excellent and hopefully the Covid situation will be more stable by next spring. We’ll keep you posted with the new dates. 

If anyone has already registered, please contact the event manager: 

Helen Wormall 

Email: helen@archer-yates.co.uk

Mobile: 07484504263

Office: 01608 659 900

In the meantime, we’ll be focusing on launching our new website and training hub.

Many thanks,


The BSS Executive has taken the hard decision to postpone the BSS Meeting planned for Edinburgh 25-26 November and the Trainees Day on 24 November.

This was a difficult decision and we recognised that most members wanted the meeting to go ahead and were looking forward to going to Edinburgh and getting back to ‘normal’. We needed to let the venue know by late September to postpone without cost, or proceed. If we had decided to go ahead and subsequently cancelled the meeting due to rising numbers of COVID cases, problems with NHS study leave or restriction on room numbers, BSS would have been liable for £50,000+. Also, a meeting with reduced numbers would not have been be a fair reflection on the hard work Thanos and his colleagues in Edinburgh and Archer Yates had put into the organisation and may have resulted in reputational damage with our industry partners.

The Edinburgh meeting will be re-scheduled for next year, likely in May or June. Whilst we are not planning a virtual meeting, the BSS Executive is considering its options and will be in touch in the next few weeks to inform you about any additional plans and the proposed date for the Edinburgh meeting.

We apologise to those who have made travel and accommodation arrangements already.
All registrations will be carried forward to the next meeting, along with abstracts. Those who have registered or submitted abstracts will receive a separate communication for these.

For queries on existing registrations, please email: bss@archer-yates.co.uk

For queries on abstracts, please email: info@britscoliosis.org.uk

Ashley Cole
BSS President