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

Tuesday 22 March 2011

Survey - Allograft Bone and Tissue

Dear Consultant Hip, Knee, or Tumor Surgeon,

We would appreciate if Consultants involved in Hip arthroplasty, Knee arthroplasty, or Tumor surgery could complete a short survey of your past, current, and future use of allograft bone and tissue. The survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete. Please click on the link below or copy into your browser window. Please only complete the survey once.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Yours sincerely

Nicholas A. Ferran
MBBS, MRCSEd, MSc (Orth. Eng)
SPR Trauma & Orthopaedics
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Primary E-mail:

Richard A. Power
Medical Director Leicester Bone Bank
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Tuesday 15 March 2011

The European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Examination 2011

The written section will be taken separately from the oral examination.

Section 1
The written section will be completed online and will consist of 100 multiple choice
questions (MCQs) in the single correct answer format. It will be held in the different
examination centres in Europe on 9 June 2011. Applicants need to pass Section 1 to proceed
to Section 2.

Section 2
The oral examination will take place in Paris, France, on 1 and 2 October

Requirements for EU citizens:- Citizenship of the European Union (EU), including Norway, Switzerland & new countries
joining the European Union (EU).
- Certificate of full qualification as an orthopaedic surgeon from a national authority (EU
Orthopaedic Society).
- Fluency in English.
Requirements for non(EU citizens working in a non(EU or EU country:
- Certificate of registration as a specialist orthopaedic surgeon from the national
registration authority in the country in which it was obtained.
- A letter from the present head of the department where you are working, stating your
professional status.
- Fluency in English.

Requirements for trainees in their last year of training and in a recognised European
Training Scheme Programme:
- Two structured references from:
1. Head of training at the hospital
2. The orthopaedic surgeon responsible for your training
(print from EBOT website and send originals to the EBOT office)
- Trainees will not be able to take Section 2 of the EBOT examination until they have
passed their national exam and obtained a certificate of full qualification as an
orthopaedic surgeon from their national authority (EU Orthopaedic Society).
- Fluency in English.

Title: Fellow of the European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

The closing date for applications is 15 April 2011
For further information please contact your national UEMS European Board of Orthopaedics
and Traumatology delegate.

Number of candidates restricted to 60.

Tuesday 1 March 2011

57th South African Orthopaedic Association Congress 5th-8th September 2011

We look forward to welcoming you to Sun City in the North West province for our annual SAOA congress – Sun City always promises to be a social and well attended congress and although we have continued with the 4 day congress there is time enough for an interesting and varied academic programme as well as the opportunity to meet up with old friends and colleagues and to make new ones.

On the doorstep of Sun City is the Pilanesberg National Park which covers 55 000 hectares and is the fourth largest Game Reserve in Southern Africa. The malaria-free Pilanesberg has survived ages of erosion and stands high above the surrounding bushveld plains. An abundance of wild life can be seen in this diverse bushveld terrain. The Park is home to lion, leopard, black and white rhino, elephant and buffalo - Africa’s “Big Five”.

We welcome and encourage Accompanying persons and families. The Accompanying persons’ committee is arranging a varied programme of tours and entertainment. The academic programme includes three Instructional Courses and specialty days arranged by the SAOA in conjunction with the Knee Society (SAKS), the Shoulder and Elbow Society (SASES) and the Trauma Society. We are excited and honoured to work with these Societies. The idea is to allocate the free papers appropriately to the specialty day, but there will be ample time for free papers on other topics as well. As has become the tradition, trade workshops will be part of the programme. Please submit abstracts for free papers and posters to be presented at the congress. Abstracts maybe submitted online at before Friday 29 April 2011.

The traditional Golf Tournament will be held at the Lost City Golf course on the Sunday prior to the congress.

The invited guest speakers for the Instructional courses are as follows:
Dr Anthony Romeo and Dr Anders Ekelund (Shoulders)
Dr David Helfet (Trauma)
Dr Robert LaPrade (Knees)

Kind regards
Jan de Vos
Congress Committee Chairman 2011