Programme

The theme for the BOA Virtual Congress 2020 is ‘Working Together’, and our programme comprises of live and pre-recorded content.

BOA Virtual Congress 2020 Programme

Pre-recorded Sessions

The pre-recorded sessions will be made available at the allotted times, within the member’s area of the website, throughout the day. Once content has been released it will remain available to view at you convenience. Please login to the BOA website to access this content:

BASK Revalidation Session 1 - Arthroplasty - and the Adrian Henry Lecture

The first of the three BASK revalidation sessions chaired by Professor Andrew Price focuses on knee arthroplasty. Subjects being discussed include alignment, enhanced recovery and outcome data. The session will also include the Adrian Henry guest lecture.

BASK Revalidation Session 1 Brief - Arthroplasty - and the Adrian Henry Lecture


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BASK Revalidation Session 2 - Soft Tissue Knee

The second of the BASK revalidation sessions focuses on soft tissue knee surgery. Talks include ACL: Current Evidence, Meniscus: Current Evidence, ACL injury prevention, ACL rehabilitation.

BASK Revalidation Session 2 Brief - Soft Tissue Knee


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BASK Revalidation Session 3 - Revision Knee Replacement Instructional Session

In this instructional session, we first review recent BOAST guidance related to revision knee surgery:

BOAST 1: Revision Total Knee Replacement Surgical Practice Guidelines - Mr Paul Baker;

BOAST 2: Investigation and Management of Prosthetic Joint Infection in Knee Replacement - Mr Jonathan Phillips.

BOAST 3: Investigation and Management of Patients with Problematic Knee Replacements - Mr Phil Hopgood.

Professor Chris Moran will be talking on setting up trauma networks and how this will be related to the setting up of revision knee networks, and we will also discuss how the revision knee network fits in with the GIRFT programme. BASK Revalidation Session 3 - Revision Knee Replacement Instructional Session


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BESS Revalidation Session - Acute and chronic tendon problems of the shoulder and elbow

This session aims to update general orthopaedic surgeon in two fields:

Firstly, the clinical assessment and principles of management of acute tendon problems around the shoulder and elbow. These are relatively infrequent injuries, but delay in diagnosis and management can present major challenges for the patient and managing clinician. The principal outcome will be to identify and appropriately manage these injuries at an early stage.

 Secondly, we present a debate of the surgical versus non-operative management of chronic tendinopathy of the shoulder. These conditions are shrouded in controversy, not least whether surgery or nonoperative treatment is best. Professor Chris Littlewood, academic physiotherapy, will discuss the latter, whilst Mr Jamie Buchanan will present the case for surgical management. This is not aimed to be a didactic session, but more to encourage the delegate to approach these issues with an open mind, and perhaps apply these principles to their own practice.

BESS - Session Brief - Acute and chronic tendon problems of the shoulder and elbow


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BHS - Surgical Techniques in Hip Surgery

This session was recorded at the BHS Instructional Course in March 2020 and is a video-based session on surgical approaches for hip surgery, including arthroscopic approaches. The lectures were given by experts in their field and they contain tips and tricks for successful completion of the relevant surgical approaches.
 

BHS Session Brief - Surgical Techniques in Hip Surgery.pdf 1


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BHS - NICE Guidelines On Primary Joint Replacement

This is a series of 10 interviews with experts in their fields, aimed at bringing to life the recently published NICE guidelines on Primary Arthroplasty. The session could be divided easily into two 90 minute sessions.

BHS Session Brief - NICE Guidelines on Primary Joint Replacement

 

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BOOS Session 1 Brief - An Introduction to Sarcoma

This update session will provide an important instructional session on tumours around the knee led by Rob Pollock, Consultant Orthopaedic Oncology Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and will address pathology such as Giant Cell Tumour of Bone, Tenosynovial Giant Cell Tumour, Osteosarcoma, Chondrosarcoma, Soft Tissue Sarcoma etc. Common pitfalls will be addressed such as inadequate work up before surgery leading to "whoops" procedures such as arthroscopy. A strategy of work up, biopsy, diagnosis, discussion and MDT and proper operative planning will be outlined.
 

BOOS Session 1 Brief - An Introduction to Sarcoma

 

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BOOS Session 2 Brief - Discussion with BOOS Panel

Panel discussion on common cases seen in the major tumour units across the UK. There will be case based discussion which will focus on appropriate work up, principles of biopsy, key points for discussion at MDT and the decision making process followed by a discussion with the BOOS Executive Committee including Prof Rob Ashford, Mr Tom Cosker, Mr Rob Pollock, Mr Jonathan Stevenson and Mr Paul Cool. There will be a focus on common pathology that could reasonably be expected to be seen in a General Hospital such as in the fracture clinic i.e. cases that any orthopaedic surgeon could expect to see.

 

BOOS Session 2 Brief - Important Tumour Cases - Discussion with BOOS Panel

 

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BOSTAA Session brief - Upper Limb Instability in the Sportsperson

BOSTAA has arranged a world-class international faculty to deliver this session at the BOA. The first session focuses on instability that occurs in the shoulder and elbow.  There will be a lecture on the common problem of dealing with anterior shoulder instability in the younger patient and then we will look at the less common, but challenging issue of bone loss in glenohumeral instability. In the elbow, posterolateral rotatory instability will be presented by Professor Roger van Riet from Belgium. In the second session instabilities of the wrist and hand will be explored: The patient that presents with the 'clunking wrist' and the patient that presents with instability of the thumb following injury. To end the BOSTAA session Prof Sayed Ali from Philadelphia, USA will discuss the imaging modalities for the more common upper limb instabilities.

BOSTAA Session Brief - Upper Limb Instability in the Sportsperson


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BOTA Revalidation Session Brief - The Future Of Orthopaedic Training: Diversity and Education

The theme of the BOTA session at BOA virtual congress will be The Future of Orthopaedic Training. We will be exploring two key topics – Diversity and Education. It will be divided into two 45 minute sections. 

The session will be interactive and we encourage the audience to engage with the speakers by use of social media #TheFutureOfOrthopaedicTraining .
 

BOTA - The Future Of Orthopaedic Training Diversity and Education -Session Brief


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BORS - Mechanical and biological considerations for osteoarthritis

Continuing the theme from last year on early OA, this session aims to provide an insight into the role of joint morphology in the onset of OA, moving on to how, for the some joints, these can be modified. An exemplar is HTO surgery, and the biomechanical consequences of HTO surgery will be discussed. Finally, novel interventions for post-traumatic OA will be discussed. 

BORS - Mechanical and biological considerations for osteoarthritis


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BSS and BASS Session Brief

This session covers six discussions looking at the following topics. 

Back Pain in Child and Young Adult, Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES), Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression (MSCC), Spinal Infections, Spinal Trauma and Spondyloarthritis. 
 

BASS and BSS - Session Brief

 

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BSCOS Revalidation Session 1 Brief - The Adolescent Foot and Ankle

Foot and ankle specialists with a background in paediatric, adolescent and adult orthopaedic surgery and physiotherapy discuss ankle instability, pain and disorders affecting young sportspeople.
 

BSCOS Revalidation Session 1 Brief - The Adolescent Foot and Ankle

 


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BSCOS Revalidation Session 2 Brief - The Adolescent Knee

Adolescence is a time at which problems of the knee come to a fore, and these patients and problems can present to the Paediatric Orthopaedic specialist or general orthopaedic surgeon.  These problems commonly include atraumatic knee pains and patellofemoral instability.  The challenges for the Orthopaedic surgeon lie in deciding which patients need surgical treatment, and what that treatment should be.  This discussion will focus on three areas:

•          General management of the adolescent presenting with knee pain

•          The management of ostechondral defects

•          The management of atraumatic patellofemoral instability

 

BSCOS Revalidation Session 2 Brief - The Adolescent Knee

 

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BSCOS Revalidation Session 3 Brief - Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is often overlooked in younger adults, especially when it is mild or borderline. In the adolescent or young adult group, treatment options are evolving in this ever expanding field. This session will discuss a case of an 18 yr old girl who presents with groin pain and an X ray that suggests mild hip dysplasia.

 

Learning objectives

•          What do you look for on the plain film to make a diagnosis of hip dysplasia?

•          How do we define hip borderline hip dysplasia?

•          What are your choice of images?

•          Why does this cause pain now? Is it coincidental?

•          What are the common differentials of pain in this age group?

•          How does our physical exam help make the diagnosis?

•          How far would investigate? MRI, CT, arthogram, injection?

•          What advice would you give- activity modification, career choice?

•          When would arthritis occur, what is the natural history?

•          Does it matter if the patient was treated for DDH as a child or presents with a

            problem?

•          Can we alter the natural history of arthritis?

•          MRI scan confirms a labral tear- how would you manage this? Does a labral tear alter

management?

•          Evidence / preference for treatment options- scope, PAO, THR

•          Would you offer this patient’s children a neonatal hip USS?

 

BSCOS Revalidation Session 3 Brief - Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Dysplasia

 

Full speaker details can be found here.

BSCOS Revalidation Session 4 Brief - The Adolescent Shoulder

The paediatric shoulder is commonly injured in adolescence and in paediatric orthopaedics we see many clavicle fractures and shoulder dislocations.  However, in this transitional age group what do we need to consider and how should they be managed?  What assessments and interventions are useful when considering onward referral and what can go wrong?

Using case-based discussions, the panel debate controversies and complications surrounding shoulder girdle injuries and shoulder dislocations and factors to consider in their management.

 

BSCOS Revalidation Session 4 Brief - The Adolescent Shoulder

 

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BSSH Session Brief - Hand and Wrist Revalidation

A 90 minute session split into 6 quick-fire segments covering common clinical topics as well as an update on current research and research programmes in the field. The programme will be delivered by engaging clinical and academic experts in each area to refresh hand and wrist knowledge and inform practice.

Topics include:

1) Distal radial fracture management & how to win with non-operative management

2) Phalangeal fracture management

3) Upper limb transplantation

4) Dupuytren's disease management in 2020

5) Prosthetic arthroplasty in the hand and wrist

6) Hand surgery research update
 

BSSH Session Brief- Hand and Wrist Revalidation


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OTS Session Brief - Hot Topics in Orthopaedic Trauma

The Orthopaedic Trauma Society has asked members of the society to contribute a series of 5 minute master classes on a variety of hot topics in orthopaedic trauma. This will include complex injury management, research updates, common treatment dilemmas and pitfalls in reconstruction. We will cover wrist to feet for fractures presenting to both trauma units and major trauma centres. This 90 minute presentation is the result which we hope you will find informative, useful for revalidation and relevant to your practice.


 

OTS Session Brief - Hot Topics in Orthopaedic Trauma

 

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WOC Session Brief - Developing World Orthopaedics What's in it for me

World Orthopaedic Concern UK presents experiences from the field and how to approach a visit to a Lower and Middle Income Countries from the perspective of consultants, registrars and core trainees.

 

WOC Session Brief - Developing World Orthopaedics What's in it for me

 

Full speaker details can be found here.

 

If you have any queries regarding the Virtual Congress programme please contact the BOA Events Team at events@boa.ac.uk