Mr Golash was invited to present his experience of laparoscopic (keyhole) partial nephrectomy (removal of part of the kidney) at a national meeting of urologists on 4/2/2012. Despite the thickening snowfall many Doctors stayed at the meeting solely to hear Mr Golash speak. Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, which is often performed to remove small kidney tumours, is an alternative to total removal of the kidney. However, it is a very demanding procedure that few surgeons can perform safely. Mr Golash and Mr Luscombe are amongst a small number of Urological surgeons in the UK who regularly perform this surgery with good presented outcomes.