Wednesday 16 February 2011

The Charnley Centennial Meeting - 16th - 20th May 2011

100 Tips and Tricks in Orthopaedics

At Wrightington Hospital

5 days – 10 speakers each day
100 tips a day !!!

Revision FRCS (Orth) sessions by examiners

Next summer would have been Sir John Charnley’s 100th Birthday.
We are organising a week long Orthopaedic conference to commemorate this event.
You will hear 100 tips and tricks each day!

All aspects of Adult Orthopaedics will be covered (except spine)

Main Room all day

(aimed at  Surgeons)

Parallel Room all day

(PAM’s / FRCS Orth Exam )

Monday 16th
Arthroplasty care practioners
Tuesday 17th
FRCS (Orth) Revision
Wednesday 18th
Foot and Ankle
Thursday 19th
Hand And Wrist
Hand Therapists
Friday 20th
Shoulder & Elbow
Shoulder physiotherapists

Each room has 10 speakers per day sharing 10 tips with you

100 tips a day !!!

Faculty will be updated on the web site but will include leading names from
North America, Europe and the UK

COURSE FEES:                

Consultants                                                                                                                £200 per day

Trainees                                                                                                                     £125 per day

Allied Health Professionals                                                                                      £75 per day
FRCS 2-day lecture course for trainees                                                                 £250 two days

Course Dinners (Lower Limb Mon / Upper Limb Thurs)                          £35   per head

Websites: (Our hospitals, Wrightington, Forthcoming Courses)

Enquiries: Mavis Luya, Upper Limb Research, Telephone: +44 (0) 1257 256248

Current Trends in the Treatment of Skeletal Metastatic Disease

27th April 2011

A one day conference aimed at Orthopaedic and Plastic Consultants and those registrars and fellows preparing for the FRCS (Tr & Orth) examination.

The course will discuss the management of Orthopaedic Metastatic Bone Disease and the need for a multidisciplinary approach when planning treatment. The discussion will encompass the use of Endo Prosthetic Replacement as well as more conventional surgical treatment such as intramedullary nails. Different treatment options will be presented for the management of common metastatic presentations and there will be an interactive debate on a variety of cases. The conference will act as a forum for professionals to discuss different treatment options.

Delegates are encouraged to bring their own cases for discussion.

Survey on treatment of Torus Fractures

For more information, please contact Nick Bezzina -

The First Annual Nice Foot & Ankle Symposium - 13-15 May 2011

Radisson Blu, Nice, France

Who should attend?
This course is aimed at Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons and senior Specialist Registrars wishing to extend their understanding of foot conditions and develop a balanced view of treatment techniques from around the world.

What are its aims?
The symposium will be focusing on the philosophy of foot surgery, techniques and implants. Its aim is to stimulate global discussion on:
The causes of foot deformity?
Why we practice a particular technique over another?
How are these techniques optimised?
What soft tissue procedures have to offer?

Focused talks, discussion groups, cadaver workshops
This will be achieved by short, focused instructive talks to clarify the knowledge available. Round table case discussions to explore the concepts in greater detail. Sessions on anatomical specimens to put into practice the techniques learned. To accommodate our international guests, sessions will be simultaneously translated in English, French and German.

Chairman:              Marc Augoyard             France         
Co-Chairmen:        Joerg Jerosch               Germany
                              Chris Walker                 UK

International Faculty
We are delighted with the strength and breadth of our international faculty, which will ensure that you get the most out of this symposium.

John Anderson          USA                           Mathieu Assal          Switzerland 
Don Bohay                USA                           Mark Davies            UK    
Marino Delmi             Switzerland                 Sunil Dhar               UK    
Daniel Franck            Germany                     Hubert Klauser         Germany
Patrick Laing             UK                              Michel Maestro        Monaco
Tristan Meusnier        France                        Thomas Roukis        USA
Alexander Sikorski     Germany                     Dishan Singh           UK    
Anette Theisinger       Germany                     Eric Toullec             France       
Yves Tourne              France                        Hans-Jorg  Trnka     Austria
Stephanie Valentin   France                          Keith Wapner          USA  
Lowell Weil                USA

A copy of the programme can be downloaded from here

Facilities and accommodation
The conference facilities are excellent at the Radisson Blu, Nice. It is located on the French Riviera in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. The hotel has panoramic views of the Mediterranean and its own private beach. It is close to Nices’s Old Town, including the Cours Saleya Flower Market and the Matisse and Chagall Museum.
Special rates have been negotiated with the Radisson hotel for Friday 13th and Saturday 14th nights. View rates here

Symposium Registration
Registration fee:
         340 Euros
Fees include:
         Access to the conference sessions, round tables, anatomical sessions
         Coffee breaks
         Friday, Saturday and Sunday lunches
         The Friday Evening Roof Top Gala Dinner

For more information and to register, please visit our website at

Monday 7 February 2011

5th Stanmore Fragility Fracture Course 30/31 March 2011

Download the Programme here

Who should attend?
This course is aimed at the entire multidisciplinary team responsible for the care of patients with fragility ftractures:
  • Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Geriatricians
  • Osteoporosis Specialists - rheumatologists, endocrinologists
  • Nurses, AHPs and managers in fracture units and fracture liaison services
  • General Practioners
  • Commissioners
This course covers all aspects of the prevention and treatment of fragility fractures.  Strong themes this year will be:
  • The effect of the Best Practice Tariff for hip fractures, as demonstrated by NHFD data
  • Setting up Fracture Liaison Services in primary and secondary care
  Workshops/Breakout Sessions
  • For GPs
  • For Secondary Care and others
Programme Committee
  • Professor David Marsh
  • Professor Roger Francis
  • Dr Richard Keen
Invited Speakers include:
  • Dr Finbarr Martin - President, British Geriatrics Society
  • Dr David Oliver
  • Prof Keith Willett, NCD for Trauma
  • Dr Peter Kay, BOA President
  • Dr Gavin Clunie
  • Prof Opinder Sahota
  • Prof Juliet Compston
  • Mr James Elliott
  • Dr Alun Cooper
  • Dr Jonathan Bayly
  • Ms Karen Hertz
  • Ms Maggie Partridge
  • Ms Fay Plant
  • Dr Ken Poole
International Guest Lecturer invited
Date of Course: 
30th - 31st March 2011
Reference Number: 
£250 - Doctors & Industry £100 - Allied Health Professionals (incl Nurses and Physiotherapists) and Scientists FAMILY TICKET - Surgeon & Geriatrician from the same unit bring a Nurse or AHP for free ! Fee is inclusive of course materials, lunch, refreshment and course dinner.

For more information & to Register, Click here

Thursday 3 February 2011

Bone Research Society/British Orthopaedic Research Society Joint Meeting

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, UK

27-29 June 2011

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 18 February 2011

Please visit the meeting website for full details of the meeting and on-line abstract and registration forms.


To 25 March:

Full members of BRS & BORS - £180 (for all 3 days); £150 (2 days); £90 (1 day)
Concessions - £150 (3 days); £120 (2 days); £60 (1 day)

Non-members - £230 (3 days); £190 (2 days); £120 (1 day)
There are a number of grants for young researchers - details are on the website.

Further information is available from the website and from our Conference Organiser:

Janet Crompton
Conference Organiser

Tel + 44 (0)1453 549929
Fax + 44 (0)1453 548919

Survey - Spinal Surgery Training

There have been recent moves within the neurosurgical and orthopaedic communities to try to standardise the quality of spinal surgery training that residents receive across Europe. To help in providing a clearer picture as to what residents and newly qualified orthopaedic spine specialists currently go through, we have devised this questionnaire to provide a basis for comparisons to be made as well as for achievable standards to be set

Tosan Okoro

Sports Injury CPD Masterclass - 8th March 2011

Tuesday 8th March 2011
09:00 - 17:00
DeVere Hunton Park
Hunton Bridge, Herts.

Working in partnership with BMI Healthcare , we are able to bring you world class Consultant Surgeons, Radiologists and Chartered Physiotherapists presenting the current sports injury topics:

Mr Callum Clark - Consultant Foot & Ankle Surgeon
Sequalae of ankle ligament injuries

Mr Nick Morgan - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Knee and hip injuries

Dr Jonathan Ellis - Consultant Radiologist
The imaging possibilities

Mr Simon Jones - Chartered Physiotherapist
The use of diagnostic ultrasound for physiotherapists

Mr Jeremy Reynolds - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Spinal Surgery - art or science? A review of the balance between technology, evidence and common sense!

Mr Elliott Chikwanda - Physiotherapist
Management of tendon pathologies in sport

Mr Rohit Gupta - Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon
Injuries of the hand and wrist in athletes

Tibia Masterclass - Nail, Plate, Ilizarov: The Unsolved Problem

This two-day course will provide a comprehensive and contemporary overview of the relative merits of alternative methods of management of acute tibial fractures, non-union, infection and mal-union.

Fellows and members of the Royal College of Surgeons England (at the time of application) may claim a discount of 10% on the fee for this course. The discount must be claimed by indicating membership discount in the discount type box under payment details on your application.

If you cannot attend the above course and you are interested in receiving details regarding future courses, please register your interest.

For courses that are full - If you are interested in receiving dates regarding future courses, please register your interest.

For more information on this course, please click here

UK Thromboprophylaxis Forum Annual Meeting

We are going to look at ‘Sharing Good Practice’ and the various challenges faced in Thromboprophylaxis, which will be of particular interest to doctors of many specialities, also selected nurses, VTE ward staff, pharmacists and indeed managers & SHA personnel, in fact many different areas of expertise & discipline will come together.

The disciplines we expect to have an interest are: Haematology, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Obstetrics, Anaesthetics, Pathology or indeed any other related areas of caring for patients susceptible to thrombosis.

Delegates can register online at

For any further information before registering, please email or call 01844 275650.

We hope to welcome you in London on 11th March.

Kind regards


1st Oxford Early Onset Scoliosis Meeting - 8-9th September 2011

Venue - Christ Church Oxford

Website -

Dear Colleague,
The Oxford Spine Unit welcomes you to the 1st Oxford Early Onset Scoliosis meeting
from 8-9th September 2011 in Christ Church Oxford.


Interactive case discussions.
Holistic approach to EOS management.
"The Great Debate" between leading EOS surgeons.
Technical exibition.

Learning objectives:

By the end of the meeting participants should have consolidated existing knowledge in:
Growth of the spine and importance of the 4th dimension.
Evaluation of EOS.
Risk assessment and management of the EOS child.
Treatment options for EOS.
Future developments.

Target Audience:

This meeting is aimed at practising paediatric deformity surgeons as well as fellows and
trainees interested in paediatric deformity. In addition anaesthetists, physicians and allied
health professionals with an interest in spinal deformity may benefit.

2nd International Advances in Knee Arthroplasty - 12 - 13th May 2011

The 2nd International Advances in Knee Arthroplasty symposium takes place on the 12-13 May at Altitude 360 in London. The course is led by key national and international opinion leaders and focuses on all the elements of primary and revision knee arthroplasty from prosthetic material and design to surgical techniques in complex revision surgery.

CPD points have been applied for and as a guide, the 2010 course was awarded 10 CPD credits by the British Orthopaedic Association

About the Venue
Altitude 360 London is situated in the heart of Westminster in London's famous SW1, right next to the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and the River Thames. The venue commands stunning views over all of London and its prominent landmarks. Enjoy the panoramic jet liner views of one of the world’s greatest cities, in an impeccable venue with innovative service. To view the full gallery or for further information visit the Altitude website