Monday 19 December 2011

1st RNOH Cadaveric Knee Replacement Course - 26th & 27th January 2012

This course is aimed at Surgeons in Training

Knee replacement surgery is challenging and poor technique is the commonest cause of poor outcome.  We aim to provide the basis of knowledge and skills required to produce reliably good results in knee replacement

Course Fee: £450 – fee inclusive of all course material, lunch, refreshments & 1 nights’ accommodation (hotel details tbc)

Convenors: Mr Richard Carrington & Mr Jonathan Miles (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons, RNOH, Stanmore)

For further information please contact the Education Centre on Tel: 020 8909 5326; e-mail; or visit our website

Oxford Bone Infection Conference 2012 - 1st+2nd March 2012: Final call for abstracts for 6th Jan

Please note *** 6th January deadline for abstract submission  *** Early Bird Registration by  1st February

2nd Annual Oxford Bone Infection Conference (OBIC)
Thursday & Friday 1st & 2nd March 2012
Main Hall, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1BX

Day 1 - Principles of Bone and Joint Infection
Day 2 - Orthopaedic Device Related Infection: A Team Approach
The Oxford Bone Infection Unit presents the second meeting next year that will run over 2 days. The draft programme is attached and you will see that several international speakers are joining the Oxford team on the programme. It’s a great opportunity to meet with other specialities and update in this evolving area of medicine   
Organising team: Dr Bridget Atkins, Dr Tony Berendt, Dr Ivor Byren, Mr Martin McNally, Mr Roger Gundle & Mr Alex Ramsden
Professor Dietrich Mack, Swansea
Professor Donald Ortner, Washington, USA
Dr Andrej Trampuz, Lausanne, Switzerland
Professor Peter Oschner, Lucerne, Switzerland
Mr James Livingstone, Bristol
Dr Ben Lipsky, Washington, USA

Prize Call for Abstracts
There will be a Free papers session for ideas, research and clinical findings and a session called “Challenges for the Masters” for thought provoking cases for a panel discussion

For further information visit or email

Kind regards
Working on behalf of OBIC 2012

Monday 21 November 2011

Launch of new Orthopaedic Website - OrthoEvidence

The aim of this website is to present top quality evidence within orthopaedics in an open access format. Thus the purpose of beginning this site stems from the need for pre-appraised clinical research within orthopaedics. Alongside a team of highly qualified orthopaedics, we have gathered over 900 users and would like to take the opportunity to extend an invitation for you to join the site and provide us with feedback.

Please click on this link to view the flyer

Tuesday 8 November 2011

t3 Low-cost Training Seminar on Tuesday 22nd November in London

Are you interested in new markets & opportunities for your training products, simulators or services? If you are, you should attend and/or exhibit at the 2nd Low-cost Training Trends & Technology Seminar (2nd Low-cost t3) that will be at the Westminster Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET on Tuesday 22nd November 2011. Industry Delegates pay only £150/€180 for the whole day, including lunch and breaks, if they register before 11th November [Offer Code: t32011]) - and there are Group Discounts for 2 or more delegates. Attached is a Delegate Booking Form. Also updates can be found on our website:

Please note that we are inviting your members as guests at no charge to attend- they just need to complete the attached booking form and fill in their details and put FOC in the cost box.

Richard Curtis

Join the "Training Trends & Technology" (t3) Group on LinkedIn

Andrich International Ltd
10 Sambourne Road, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 8LJ, UK
email: fax: +44 (0)1985 846163 tel: +44 (0)1985 846181

Friday 4 November 2011

Current Concepts Course in Paediatric Orthopaedics - 29th Feb - 2nd March 2012

The Kings Fund, Cavendish Square, London
David Trevor Guest Lecturer

Dr James Wright
Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Mr R Paton, UK

Prof K Rosendahl, Bergen
Prof K Ziebarth, Berne
& National Faculty

The course is aimed at those at consultant and senior trainee level who are interested in the challenges presented to us by our paediatric patients and who would like to learn more about the current controversies in our specialty.
Paramedical specialists are also welcome.

Registration:           £500 (or £175 per day)
                                £450 for trainees
&          £400 for allied health professionals

For further information please contact:

SURVEY: Fracture Clinic Services Across the Country

I am core surgical trainee and I am running a survey on fracture clinics under the guidance of Mr. Andrew McAndrew, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. This survey is aimed at trauma and orthopaedic consultants. It a simple survey with maximum of twelve questions and will take less than couple of minutes to complete. The purpose of the survey is to gain information about how fracture clinic services are organised across the country. The survey can be found at: A link for the results of this survey will be posted here in due course.

Thank you for your time.
Dr. Anand P Swayamprakasam

Leicester Wrist Fracture Management Course - 22nd & 23rd March 2012

Location: Tigers Ground, Leicester

Course Convenor: Professor J Dias, Mr A Ullah, Ms C Wildin, Mr Bhaskar Bhowal, Miss L Cutler

Course Content: A ‘hands on’ practical course supported by pragmatic lectures and discussion groups from an experienced UK Orthopaedic Consultant Faculty. This course is aimed at Orthopaedic training grade level

Management of extra articular fractures of the distal radius
Management of intra articular fractures of the distal radius
Children’s wrist fractures
Complex and comminuted fractures
Management of associated ulnar sided trauma
Management of distal radius malunion
Plaster techniques
K wiring of the wrist
Volar, radial and dorsal locking plating of the distal radius
Tension band wiring of the ulnar styloid
Distal radius osteotomy

Speakers to be confirmed

For more information please contact: Elaine James, Course Administrator on 0116 2584702 or email

Course fee: £350.00

Therapist Spinal Trauma & Cord Injuries CPD Conference - 30 November

announces leading consultant speaker line-up
Andrew Quaile
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mike McErlan 
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
John Tanner 
Musulo-Skeletal Physician
Declan Johnson 
Consultant Neuro Radiolist
Arba Soopramanien 
Consultant in Spinal Injuries & Rehabilitation Medicine

CPD Credit
8 Certificated Points
09:00 - 17:00
Gatwick Hilton, Gatwick.
30 November 2011
Contact Tel
01442 289 920
Contact Email   
 £99.00 (ex. VAT)
Brought to you by f2f events, the premier health care exhibition and conference organisers,
Spinal Trauma & Cord Injuries CPD Conference is delighted to confirm the foremost experts
will be speaking.

The programme will deliver a unique opportunity for you to hear the latest techniques
and thinking from senior consultants, providing valuable insight, for your patient care
and treatment.

The programme has been specially designed for Physiotherapists, Osteopaths,
Chiropractors, Health Professionals, Paramedics, GP’s and Nurses.

If ensuring you are at the cutting edge of the latest clinical techniques, confirm your place today.
Places are limited so please book early.

See you there,

f2f events | CPD Health Organising Team

Tuesday 1 November 2011

A Survey on Fracture Clinics Under the Guidance of Mr. Andrew McAndrew

I am a core surgical trainee and I am running a survey on fracture clinics under the guidance of Mr. Andrew McAndrew, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. This survey is aimed at trauma and orthopaedic consultants. It is a simple survey with a maximum of twelve questions and it will take less than a couple of minutes to complete. The purpose of the survey is to gain information about how fracture clinic services are organised across the country. The survey can be found at:

Thank you for your time.
Dr. Anand P Swayamprakasam.

Monday 24 October 2011

Emergency Surgery Workshop, Davos 10 December 2011

Emergency Surgery during Disaster Relief Activities - Surgery under Critical Environmental Conditions

Recent catastrophes including the Wenchuan earthquake in May 2008, the Haiti Earthquake in January 2010, and the recent earthquake in Japan have caused extremely high numbers in casualties and called for greater attention to be given to the role of medical teams providing emergency surgery. Many of those rescued have life-threatening injuries that require emergency surgery, a great number of which are severe limb injuries.

The international response to these disasters has at times revealed highly questionable practices in the delivery of emergency medical humanitarian assistance, contrasting with a wider move in recent years to improve humanitarian intervention standards. Specific concerns centre on clinical competency, record keeping and follow up steps, but also on accountability, quality control, coordination and reporting.

Outcome Goals
  • Appropriate decision making under extreme conditions
  • Guidelines for emergency surgery
  • Course Modules

18th European Congress of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, 28 May-1 June 2012, Thessaloniki, Greece

For more information, please visit

Thursday 20 October 2011

The Combined Management of Open Tibial Fractures

February 7 – 9 2012
RCS, London

With its emphasis on a combined approach utilising the latest techniques in plastic & orthopaedic trauma surgery, this intensive hands-on course is suitable for orthopaedic and plastic surgeons involved in the early or late management of open tibial trauma.

Contact for further details: Louise O’Carroll FitzPatrick, ethos conference consultants, T: 01223 893889 M: 07778 321824 E:

Monday 17 October 2011

'So you Want to be an Orthopaedic Surgeon' event at the Royal College of Surgeons of England

The Royal College of Surgeons of England will be holding a ‘So You Want to be an Orthopaedic Surgeon’ event on 9 December 2011. It is designed to enable trainees interested in a possible career in orthopaedics to have a better understanding of the scope of the subject and the route to pursuing a career in it.

The course website is as follows:

Kind regards,
Vera Janev

Tuesday 20 September 2011

CESR in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery - a BOA one day course

The BOA is pleased to announce a second one day course for those considering an application for Specialist Registration with the GMC through the CESR (Article 14) route.

The course is to be convened by Mr David Limb, who is Chairman of the BOA Education Committee. He is also a member of the SAC CESR panel and an Examiner for the FRCS(Tr&Orth), being leader of the written paper committee.

Expert faculty from the following committees will contribute.

• The FRCS(Tr&Orth) Examination Board

• The SAC

• The CESR applications panel of the SAC

• The GMC

The course is intended to provide information on the evidence required by the GMC to support applications for specialist registration via the CESR route. It may therefore help in a decision to apply or not, and will help those who apply to put forward applications of the best quality they can achieve. Unfortunately individual applications cannot be considered and specific feedback on previous applications will be outside the scope of this event.

Closing date for registration: Friday 4 November

Tuesday 30 August 2011

The 4th Annual Orthopaedic/Microbiology Joint Meeting 10th and 11th of November

Registration form

The 4th annual Orthopaedic/Microbiology joint meeting will again be held in Sheffield. This 2 day meeting will be on the 10th and 11th of November at the Sheffield Hilton Hotel.

This year the topics will include upper limb infections, including skin and soft tissue, prosthetic joint infections of the upper limb and new treatment options for Dupuytrens.  Day two will focus more on lower limb arthroplasty, bone cement antibiotics and a session on biofilms and low virulence organisms.


Many Thanks
Kathryn Cooke

Wednesday 24 August 2011

NZOA/AOA Combined Meeting -October

All is looking good for a very successful meeting- with registrations coming in well-   and Rugby World Cup tickets are still available!!
Registration is available online at 
Early registrations close on Friday week.
Grateful for your assistance

UK National Survey of Osteoporosis Care for Patients with Fragility Fracture

The aim of this survey is to assess the quality and logistics of provision of care for patients with osteoporosis suffering fragility fractures. We feel our findings will provide insight into what measures are currently in place in the UK in managing such challenging patients.

Kind Regards

Shoaib Arshad
ST4 Trauma & Orthopaedics - NW Deanery

(Project supervised by F. Chan - Orthopaedic Consultant)

Friday 24 June 2011

Kirschner (K) wire fixation of upper limb fractures - SURVEY

Dear Colleague
Kirschner (K) wire fixation of upper limb fractures is a common procedure in all trauma and orthopaedic departments. There appears to be little national consensus with regards use of antibiotic prophylaxis, or how long to leave the wires in situ, and infection rate, in these patients.
This simple survey comprises 8 questions and takes less than 5 minutes to complete.
It will provide a snapshot of current practice amongst BOA members nationally, and stimulate much needed research into this common procedure with little supporting scientific evidence.

I would be most grateful for your time in undertaking this survey.

Kind regards
Mr Oliver J Pearce
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Milton Keynes Foundation Trust.

Friday 10 June 2011

Furlong Research Charitable Foundation EVENTS

28th – 29th September 2011

5th October 2011

1st – 3rd November 2011

Monday 6 June 2011

RSM Meetings 2011/12

08 November 2011:
Taking Hand surgery and Hand therapy to Nepal

Donald Sammut, consultant Plastic and Hand Surgeon and Kate Beresford, Senior Hand therapist talks about their experience in establishing a Hand reconstructive teaching programme in Katmandu, Nepal.

17 April 2012:
Brachial Plexus injuries in Paris and Gaza
Professor Oberlin, Professor of Orthopaedic surgery and Head of the Department of Anatomy at the University of Denis Diderot and consultant at Bichat hospital, Paris speaks about the surgical treatment of Brachial Plexus injuries and his surgical training programme in Gaza.

13 March 2012
Bone and soft tissue sarcomas and their reconstruction
Professor Tim Briggs and Mr Steve Cannon, Orthopaedic consultants from Stanmore and the London Sarcoma Service present the diagnosis and management of soft tissue and bony sarcomas and Mr Adrian Grobbelaar, consultant Plastic Surgeon from the Royal Free how to reconstruct them.

Tuesday 17 May 2011

SURVEY: Bone Grafting


We are conducting a brief 12 question survey of surgeons who perform bone grafting procedures to determine their opinions on current products and the features you would desire in a possible new bone graft substitute. We would greatly appreciate hearing your opinions. The survey should take no more than 5 minutes and all responses are anonymous. You are welcome to forward this e-mail to other surgeons who perform bone graft procedures so they can share their opinions also. To participate in the survey please click on the link below that most closely describes your practice



Thank you for your participation
The Induce Team
Induce Biologics Inc

The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust COURSES 2011/12

5 July and 1 November 2011:  One Day Statistics Tutorial
Course fee: £110 (includes Statistics Manual £40 and ‘R applied to Medical Statistics’ book £50)
The Statistics Tutorial consists of an interactive session on statistics in the morning and in the afternoon there is an applied interactive
computer session where delegates will need to bring their laptop.   The course is for all levels of orthopaedic/medical trainees.
For details and application form contact Alison Whitelaw Tel 01691 404661 at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital

13-14 July 2011:  4th Oswestry Shoulder and Elbow Course
Course Fee £190 (includes all refreshments and course dinner)
This is a comprehensive course for orthopaedic trainees (ST1-ST4) and therapists covering current concepts in shoulder and elbow treatment. 
Discussions around conservative versus surgical management of common problems is encouraged.  The course will include short lectures, a
live surgery session and patient based case presentations.  
For details and application form contact Alison Whitelaw Tel 01691 404661 at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital

12-13 October 2011:  Spinal Imaging Course
Course Fee:  1 Day - £150 / 2 Days - £295 to include lunch, refreshments and course dinner)
This two day course of clinically based lectures and interactive case based discussion addressing all areas of spinal imaging (except Trauma)
serves as a focus to facilitate problem solving in the spine, utilising the various imaging modalities and their application in a number of
pathological scenarios. Target audience:  Specialist Registrars and Consultants in Radiology.
For details and application form contact Alison Whitelaw Tel 01691 404661 at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital

20-21 October 2011:  Anatomy and Surgical Exposures in Orthopaedics Course
Course Fee:  £300 (includes all refreshments(
Programme includes demonstrations on cadaveric prosection in the upper limb, lower limb and presentation on the spine.  The course is for
all levels of orthopaedic trainees.
For details and application form contact Alison Whitelaw Tel 01691 404661 at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital

10-12 November 2011:  5th Oswestry Spinal Trauma Symposium
Course Fee £425 (includes copy of ‘Spinal Trauma – an Imaging Approach’ book – retail price £100, all refreshments and Course Dinner)
This three day course of formal lectures and interactive case based sessions with radiologists concentrates on the basic concepts behind the evaluation of the spinal injured patient, addresses the approach to the imaging investigation of the different anatomical areas, pathological concepts and the surgical and long term management of these patients.
The course is aimed at SpRs and Consultants in A&E, Orthopaedics, Radiology and Spinal Injuries / Rehabilitation
For details and application form contact Alison Whitelaw Tel 01691 404661 at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital

6-8 December 2011:  The Ninth Oswestry Foot and Ankle
Course £550 (includes all refreshments and Course Dinner)
This 3 day course aims to provide delegates with a core understanding of the management of common foot and ankle problems. Topics include biomechanics and gait; anatomy  including cadaveric dissection, the evaluation and treatment of common disorders of the forefoot, midfoot and hindfoot pain; the role of orthotics . Management of foot and ankle trauma; diabetic and neuromuscular disorders, foot tumours and arthroscopy of the ankle. There will be hands-on workstations to allow participants to perform forefoot surgery including Scarf, Chevron and Weil osteotomies , ankle and triple arthrodesis and ankle arthroscopy.  Places are limited to 28.
For details and application form contact Alison Whitelaw Tel 01691 404661 at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital

8 – 13 January 2012:   Oswestry Intensive Course in Basic Science in Orthopaedics Course Fee £940 (includes all refreshments,
Course Dinner, Basic Science for FRCS (T&O) Book £55, and Orthopaedic Classifications & Radiological Measurements Book (£40) 
This intensive course covers basic science in orthopaedics and is aimed at all levels of orthopaedic trainees.  The focus of the course is on the basic principles of the orthopaedic sciences and aims to provide knowledge of the importance in decision making for patient care.   
For details and application form contact Alison Whitelaw Tel 01691 404661 at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital

SURVEY: Head injuries and care under orthopaedics

I am one of the trainee registrars in Leicester region.

I am running a survey on Head injuries and care under orthopaedics This is being run under the guidance of Mr Richard Barrington consultant orthoapedic surgeon

This is a simple survey which will take less than one minute to complete. This is to gain information about the perception of orthopaedic consultants regarding their teams training and competence in the assessment, management and onward referral of the patients with head injuries.
To start this survey, please use the following link:

Many thanks for your time and best wishes

Harvinder pal singh

Speciality registrar

Eastmidlands deanery south

Kuntscher Society annual meeting - Osteosynthesis International 2011

BAPRAS’ Course - Reconstructive Limb Surgery - 3rd & 4th October 2011

The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons is organising a course on reconstructive limb surgery, taking place this October in Manchester.

The course forms part of a series, aimed at trainees and new consultants, predominantly from plastic surgery, but with a slant towards other specialties dependent on the course. We feel that the reconstructive limb surgery course will be of particular interest to orthopaedics trainees and consultants. For further information on registration, costs and importantly the programme and full faculty, please visit

Friday 6 May 2011

CESR in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery: A BOA one day course - 2nd July 2011

Dear All

Please find below details of the BOA CESR course which will be taking place on 2 July 2011 in Leicester.  Please disseminate widely to anyone who would be interested in attending.

Many thanks
Elaine James

Click for Flyer

Friday 1 April 2011

BESS Northeast 2011, 22nd - 24th June 2011

Location: The Sage, Gateshead


The annual scientific meeting and conference of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society will be held at the spectacular Sage music centre on the Tyne right next to the Tyne Bridge and Newcastle/Gateshead quayside. An outstanding timetable is in preparation including the high profile AHP meeting which will be held on the Friday afternoon. International guest speakers will feature throughout. As well as the plenary sessions there will be a research symposium and early morning masterclasses with a considerable industry presence. The conference dinner will be held at The Sage with a musical theme and promises to be a special evening.
Contact: Jennie Mort, Sovereign Conference,
Secure Hold Business Centre,
Studley Road, Redditch B98 7LG
Telephone: + 44 (0) 1527 518777

Thursday 31 March 2011

2nd National Orthopaedic Infection Forum - 6th July 2011

(....a meeting for Orthopaedic Surgeons and Microbiologists)

Wednesday 6th July 2011
One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London, SW1H 9JJ

Following on from the success of last year’s meeting, please find attached the confirmed programme for this year’s National Orthopaedic Infection Forum. The meeting is a great opportunity for Orthopaedic Surgeons & Microbiologists to come together & discuss infection in this group of patients. This one day meeting, we hope, will once again stimulate you to look at current methods, techniques & protocols that are in use across the UK

Topics to Include:
Updates for 2011
Chair: Mr Rhidian Morgan-Jones (Cardiff)

Osteomyelitis Debate: 1 case 4 answers                                                                            
Chair: Mr Fares Haddad (London)

Zero % Infection: is it achievable?
Chair: Dr Vanya Gant (London)

Keynote Lectures:
Tales from the frontline - General Sir Michael Jackson (Senior Advisor PA Consulting Group)
Truth is fictional – fictional is true? - Mr Robert Fox MBE (War Correspondent)

We would be grateful if you could circulate this invitation to colleagues in your department to attend. As places are limited we encourage you to register an interest as early as possible. Registration fee is £75.00 and you can register online via . Cheques accepted with attached registration form

We would be grateful for your support in circulating the attached programme to everyone in your department.

Kind regards
Anne Taylor
Conference secretariat

6th Henry V Crock Lecture - 28th September 2011

“Have Advances in Spinal Surgery made any
 Difference to the Outcomes”

Professor Jeremy Fairbank
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon &
Professor of Spinal Surgery
Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Oxford

Wednesday 28th September 2011

at 5.30 pm

LT308, Huxley Building,
Imperial College London SW7 2AZ

Tea & Pastries 5.00 pm
Wine & Canapes 6.30 to 7.30pm

T: 0207 487 5020

Registered Charity Number 1024471

Wednesday 23 March 2011

The Skeletal Dysplasia Group (UK) Spring Meeting: Chondrodysplasia punctata - 4th April 2011

The Skeletal Dysplasia Group (UK) Spring meeting on Chondrodysplasia Punctata (CDP) will be held at Guy's Hospital, London on Monday 4th April.

The packed programme features talks from specialists in the field, on the radiographic, genetic, metabolic, orthopaedic, pathological and fetal aspects of this varied condition.

Featuring international speakers, this will be a very informative meeting. 
For further information contact Melita Irving ( or see the website:

North East Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Course - 20-21st June 2011

About the Course
Designed around the hugely successful format introduced by Gary Gartsman, this course offers a unique combination of intensive arthroscopic training on plastic models and live surgery by an internationally renowned surgeon in order to illustrate the principles and techniques involved.

Who Should Attend?
The Course is targeted at surgeons who have already acquired basic shoulder arthroscopy skills, who have completed their training or are about to do so and who intend to specialise in arthroscopic shoulder surgery.

For more information, including registration, please click here

Radiology Revision for FRCS –Orthopaedics - 7th July 2011

Radiology Revision for FRCS –Orthopaedics

          A revision course in radiology for ST 5-6 level trainees in Orthopaedics studying for
     their final FRCS exam. The interactive study day aims to provide a comprehensive
     and systematic approach to radiological investigations that are commonly shown in
     the FRCR-Orthopaedics examination.
Course Convenors:

Dr M Chandramohan, Consultant MSK Radiologist, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHST

Dr C Groves, Consultant MSK Radiologist, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHST

Mr K Sampath Kumar, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHST

Topics covered

An overview of Imaging in Orthopaedics, focal bone lesions, imaging failed prosthesis, MRI    of the spine, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, foot and ankle.

Date: 7th July 2011
Venue:   Sovereign Lecture theatre, Bradford Royal Infirmary
Course Fee: £125

Email Mrs H Picton, Secretary to Dr M Chandramohan for an application form