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Important information about the BAPM Annual Meetings 2015!

Please note that we have changed the dates of the BAPM Annual General and Scientific Meetings next year having been alerted to the fact that they clash with ESPR (usually held in October).  The venues remain the same (Robinson College, Cambridge and Queen's College for the dinner) but the new dates are 5th and 6th November 2015.  Please make a note of these dates in your diaries.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

BAPM Travel Bursaries supported by Chiesi

Chiesi Ltd is the UK affiliate of an international pharmaceutical company who historically has provided support for a number of funded travel grants to attendees of the PAS and ESPR meetings.  This support comprised of an invitation package organised by Chiesi themselves.   Chiesi have taken the decision to ensure that the selection process for this type of support evolves to reflect the increasing requirements and to ensure such support is seen to remain separate from any potential commercial considerations.   BAPM has therefore agreed to manage this aspect with Chiesi no longer having input to the selection process.

BAPM believes this to be an excellent opportunity, which will allow all BAPM members to apply to be awarded a travel bursary to the PAS, Würzburg or ESPR meetings.  In return, any member granted a Chiesi funded travel bursary will be expected to provide a summary of the meeting attended, which will be shared with the wider BAPM membership. Details regarding the next round of applications will be posted on the website in due course.

For the avoidance of doubt, Chiesi neither seeks nor expects those successful candidates to purchase, prescribe, administer, recommend or supply any Chiesi medicinal product in connection with the funding here provided for.

The Dunn Perinatal Library

The Dunn Perinatal Library was officially opened on the 18 January 2012 at the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health by Professor Peter Dunn. This library contains a unique archive of books and articles from Prof Dunn's personal collection which cover the development of paediatrics and perinatal medicine - it had been his vision for some 20 years to make these books available to members of BAPM and the RCPCH, and the Association is deeply grateful to Prof Dunn and his family for this generous donation, and to the RCPCH for providing the venue to house the collection.  The cataloguing of the books is currently in progress and it is hoped that the library will be available for use in the near future.

We want every pregnant woman, newly-delivered mother and baby to receive the most appropriate healthcare for their needs, where feasible in a setting of their and their partner’s choice and as close to home as possible.

We want to see a more structured, collaborative approach to caring for pregnant women, newly-delivered mothers and newborn babies where hospitals, clinicians and other health professionals work closely together, formally and informally, to provide the safest and most effective service for mothers and babies.

The Aim
Our aim is to support newborn babies and their families by providing services that help all those involved in perinatal practice to improve the standards of perinatal care in the British Isles.

The Values
We believe that it is in the best interests of our members, their patients and families that we maintain high standards of integrity, service, quality and value and encourage an environment of trust.

We believe that people are individuals and should be treated with dignity and respect. Our members and other health professionals, their patients and families should expect that individuality and diversity are recognised and valued.

The Objectives
Publishing standards and providing guidance on good management
and care

  • Providing postgraduate education meetings throughout the year
  • Facilitating clinical trials and other research
  • Advising on training and education in perinatal practice
  • Providing advice to Government and other professional bodies on developing and improving perinatal care
  • Raising awareness of and proactively influencing the policy environment in which perinatal care is delivered
  • Auditing and monitoring the outcome, structure and function of perinatal care for babies and their families
  • Fostering fellowship and collaboration among those involved in the care of the pregnant woman, mother and baby

Gift Aid Declaration
By completing a Gift Aid Declaration members can enable BAPM to reclaim tax on their subscriptions. Existing members who have not completed a Declaration can download the form here.

Giving Through Self Assessment
The Inland Revenue have introduced a new method for individuals to give to charity. You can choose that any tax repayments due to you following self-assessment are paid to a charity of your choice. The charity must have an Inland Revenue code number, which will be listed on the Inland Revenue website. If you wish to nominate BAPM for any tax repayments due to you on your next self-assessment, BAPM's code number is VAL44BG. This new scheme does not replace Gift Aid but is additional to it.

Members should inform the Membership & Finance Assistant of any changes to their contact information.

Office: 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH
Email: bapm@rcpch.ac.uk

Diary dates

28 April 2015
Neonatal Update for All
RCPCH Conference
ICC, Birmingham

5 & 6 November 2015
BAPM Annual General & Scientific Meetings, Robinson College, Cambridge

15 & 16 September 2016
BAPM Annual General & Scientific Meetings, Watershed, Bristol

Supporting companies

BAPM would like to thank the following companies for the support they give towards its activities.

The commercial arrangements between BAPM and these companies do not constitute endorsement of their products.

Orphan Europe