Welcome to the British Orthopaedic Oncology Society

The purpose of the British Orthopaedic Oncology Society is to promote discussion of oncological issues amongst Orthopaedic Surgeons in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The British Orthopaedic Oncology Society are delighted to invite you to London for the 31st Annual Meeting, now rescheduled to take place on Friday 13th November 2020.

Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to reschedule our Annual BOOS Meeting to 13th November 2020, which will take place as planned at the Wellcome Collection, London. We have also extended the deadline for abstract submissions for the meeting to Monday 31st August 2020. All usual abstract procedures will apply.

The health, safety and well-being of exhibitors, delegates and staff is always our number one priority. We recommend that our exhibitors and delegates refer to the guidelines and protocols as suggested by the World Health Organisation, Public Health England and the NHS.

BOOS Presidential Message: COVID-19

During this challenging time, BOOS is committed to the safety of our members during this rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. We have therefore made the decision to postpone the 2020 Annual Meeting until November.


We need to work together to ensure that you remain safe and are well-equipped to provide care to patients who require urgent or emergency surgeries. We refer members to the BOA statement on trauma and orthopaedic care statement-for-boa-members-on-trauma-and-orthopaedic-care-in-the-uk-during-coronavirus-pandemic.htmlUnprecedented difficult decisions are being made by Hospital Management including de-prioritisation of cancer surgery that we will need to support our patients and their families through. 

As the crisis continues to grow the challenges will get greater and many of us will be working outside our comfort zones. We will face new stresses on ourselves, families, colleagues and friends. We need to be prepared and strong. But we also need to be in a place to restart services when the crisis is finally over.The BOOS leadership stands with you. Stay healthy.

Rob Ashford

President BOOS


Annual Meeting in London, UK

The next BOOS annual scientific meeting will take place on in late 2020 at the Wellcome Collection, London, UK. The BOOS 2020 committee welcomes abstracts from all those working in and around orthopaedic oncology. The annual BOOS conference is a key opportunity for knowledge sharing and discussion for all those working in or training in the field of orthopaedic oncology and your presentations will be at the heart of what we hope will be a varied and inspiring programme.

If you would like to be part of this year’s conference and share your work with peers from across the UK and beyond, please consider submitting an abstract. We are interested in papers on any aspect of orthopaedic oncology, including basic science and clinical aspects of metastatic bone disease, and primary bone or soft tissue tumours.

We are delighted to announce registration for BOOS 2020 is open and can be accessed via the following webpage:

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The deadline for abstract submissions is 31st August 2020.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

There are a number of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available for this year’s conference. If you’d like to find out how you can get involved and gain exposure to Orthopaedic professionals please contact Nicole Dixon on 0191 241 4523 or email nicole@echoevents.org.

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