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