FIX-IT Project Opportunity

Dear Trainees,

On behalf of the BURST (British Urology Researchers in Training) research collaborative, we’d like to announce an excellent opportunity to become involved with one of our upcoming projects.

There is one space being made available for an enthusiastic trainee to become part of the steering group for the FIX-IT project: ‘A Consensus Meeting for Best Practice in the Conduct of Scrotal Exploration for Suspected Testicular Torsion’. Given the lack of British, European or American guidelines regarding the technical conduct of scrotal exploration (based on a BURST systematic review in peer review) and the lack of evidence of best approach available, we aim to produce an expert BURST-BAUS consensus-based guideline on the acceptable performance of scrotal exploration.

The group will include andrologists, adult urologists, paediatric urologists and trainees to establish best practice in surgical approach for exploration for suspected testicular torsion, given the absence of high level evidence. We recognise the importance of involving trainees in research hence our desire to offer this opportunity out.

Your role in the steering group would involve completion of an online consensus questionnaire regarding the acceptable conduct of scrotal exploration as well as attendance at a face-to-face 3 hour consensus meeting at the British Association of Urology (BAUS) annual meeting on 17th June 2020 at 13.00-17.00. You will be recognised on the main line authorship upon publication.

Eligibility: 1. You must be able to commit to both the online questionnaire and attendance at the BAUS consensus meeting 2. You must have been involved in 50 operations in the scrotum 3. You must be able to respond promptly to electronic communication. If you are interested please reply to keiranclement@nhs.net with a confirmation to all 3 of the points above, your C.V. and a 200 word summary (including why you would be suited to this role and why you want to be involved), by March 15th.

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