10-12 January 2021
Virtual BACO International
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FAQs

General Information

The Executive Committee has taken the decision to convert BACO International 2021 to a fully virtual online format, making it the first-ever virtual BACO conference!
Our principal purpose in doing this has been to ensure the safety of our delegates, speakers, and staff. There are other benefits - hosting BACO International virtually will enable us to greatly reduce the cost to attendees, including the registration fee. In doing so we hope to open the event up to a much wider field of participants both in the UK and around the world, ensuring that BACO International really lives up to its name!
The virtual conference will take place over 3 days from Sunday 10 January to Tuesday 12 January 2021. After the official dates, the programme content will be available to watch on-demand for 6 months - until 30 June 2021. Please note that engagement and messaging tools will be disabled after a period of 4 weeks.
The official language is English.
The next BACO International will take place in Birmingham, 15-17 February 2023.

Registration

If you registered previously, you should have automatically received a refund of your registration fees from ENT UK. If you have not received a refund or have any questions please contact baco@entuk.org.
ENT UK will provide certificates of attendance after completion of an online evaluation. After the live dates, certificates of attendance will be issued monthly on the last working day of each month until the platform closes at the end of June 2021.
The early bird registration deadline is Sunday 15 November 2020. Please visit our registration page HERE for detailed information regarding registration fees.

Abstracts

Congratulations on your paper. Your abstract will automatically be transferred to the virtual programme, you do not need to do anything at this stage. Poster, oral and instructional session presenters will be contacted by October 2020 with further instructions.
Yes, you will receive a certificate of presentation shortly after the conference.
BACO International is no longer accepting abstract submissions. However, eligible presenters can submit an abstract to be considered for a NAPDENT session at BACO, please click HERE for further information.
No, all presenting authors must be registered, and the appropriate registration fee paid, by Sunday 15 November 2020 (early registration deadline). For any authors who do not register by the early registration deadline, the abstract will be removed from the programme.
No, if you have had your abstract accepted by for BACO, you can no longer amend it. However, if there is a change in contact information e.g new email address, please contact baco@entuk.org.
Yes, the deadline to accept presenting your abstract (oral, poster or instructional session) is Friday 25 September. You should have received an email asking you for your confirmation, please contact baco@entuk.org. if you have any queries.

Scientific Programme

We are looking forward to delivering an exciting and engaging programme of over 150 sessions delivered to you by the very best speakers in their respected fields of ENT. The final programme will be available in October 2020, there will be a mixture of on-demand and live content over the conference dates.
Yes, we are delighted to have your expertise on our virtual programme. You should have received an email at the end of August 2020 for you to reconfirm your participation, if you did not receive this email please contact baco@entuk.org. Please note, unfortunately, the cadaveric sessions are no longer a part of the virtual programme. Those speakers have been notified accordingly.
All presenters will be contacted by October 2020 with detailed instructions on how to prepare and submit their presentation.
All BACO International timings are in GMT. When planning the programme, our international friends and colleagues are carefully considered, we will plan the schedule for them to be able to engage with the content and make the most out of the BACO International virtual programme.
After the live virtual conference, the content will be available to watch on-demand for 6 months - until 30 June 2021. Platform engagement and messaging tools will be disabled after 4 weeks.
CPD points will be available and further guidance on this will be issued in due course.
You would have been contacted in August 2020, if you did not receive any correspondence please email: baco@entuk.org.
The next BACO International will take place in Birmingham, 15-17 February 2023.
No, unfortunately not. The next round of Fellowships will open in early 2022 for BACO International 2023.

Sponsorship / Exhibition

Due to the change in the format of the conference from in-person to virtual, we cannot fulfil bookings made for the event in Birmingham. ENT UK has put together a list of comprehensive sponsorship packages for the virtual conference, therefore, you can amend your booking to take up one of our new options. If you would prefer not to attend, we will, of course, provide you with a refund of any fees paid prior to the rescheduling.
Excellent, we cannot wait to welcome you. Please click HERE for further information or contact baco@entuk.org.
Just like an in-person BACO International, we will provide exhibitors and sponsors with a comprehensive technical manual detailing how to plan for the event and how-to set-up your virtual stand space. This information will be circulated in November 2020.
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