Speakers

The theme for the BOA Annual Congress 2022 will focus on ‘Technology, Data and Recovery’.

Speaker Biographies

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Pramod Achan

Training Programme Director, Percivall Pott Orthopaedic Training programme

Mr Achan is a former clinical director at Barts Health NHS Trust, current programme director of the Percivall Pott Orthopaedic Training programme, and convenor for several training courses at Barts & The Royal London and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore

His practice focuses on lower limb joint preservation surgery, arthroscopic intervention, primary, complex primary and revision joint surgery

In 2009, Mr Achan was one of two upcoming ‘Best of British’ surgeons chosen to represent the British Hip Society Travelling Fellowship to the USA

Speaker, ‘Innovations in Surgical Training and Research’; Tackling Trainee Confidence and TPD Question Time- BOTA Revalidation Sessions

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Oliver Adebayo

BOTA President and Specialist Registrar, North East London deanery (Stanmore Rotation)

Oliver Adebayo is a Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery Specialist Registrar in the North East London deanery. He has a subspecialty interest in both limb reconstruction and sports injuries and has an MSc in Surgical Innovation from Imperial College London. Oliver graduated from King's College London in 2013 and undertook his foundation training in the South Thames Foundation School. He was a London School of Surgery Core Surgical Trainee prior to commencing his specialty training in trauma & orthopaedic surgery on the Stanmore Orthopaedic Rotation. As president, he works closely with RCS England, RCSEd, JCST, BOA, T&O SAC, T&O SDG and ATDG to ensure that T&O trainees throughout the UK are fully represented. Oliver is keen to champion sustainability and innovation in surgery. Furthermore, he and the BOTA Committee remain focused on improving the culture, diversity and inclusivity within T&O, innovation in surgical education and sustainability in surgery.

Speaker, ‘Innovations in Surgical Training and Research’; Tackling Trainee Confidence and TPD Question Time- BOTA Revalidation Sessions

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Nathaneal Ahearn

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Mr Ahearn is a surgeon specialising in knee surgery and major trauma. His elective practice is exclusive to knee surgery. He has experience in cartilage, meniscal, and ligament injury repair and reconstruction, and treats both early and advanced knee osteoarthritis.

He was trained in the Severn Deanery and has MTC consultant experience in Coventry and Bristol. He has a particular interest in periarticular knee trauma, and has developed skills in management of complex lower limb trauma.

Speaker, ‘The Monday Morning Trauma Meeting – OTS Revalidation Session

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Raju Ahluwalia

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Kings College Hospital, London NHS Trust & Kings Diabetic Foot Unit

Raju has been awarded the Hunterian Professor from the Royal College of Surgeons, in clinical decision making in diabetic foot surgery. As a consultant orthopaedic trauma & foot and ankle surgeon working at King’s College Hospital London and undertake foot & ankle, diabetic foot and lower limb reconstruction surgery and the Major Trauma Centre care. His practice is divided between foot and ankle limb reconstruction; an elective practice including arthroplasty, diabetes foot surgery and major trauma. The common threads being the need for limb salvage and manging bone infection and critical void defects. 

He is clinical lead for bone infection, and holds an NIHR HTN grant and clinical lead in national and international studies, working with organisations such as BOFAS, BOTA, D-FOOT and OTS. He is a member of the International Diabetic Foot Care Group, working with D-Foot International and has sat on the Executive committee member of the Diabetic Foot Study Group executive committee (DFSG).

Speaker, ‘Technological Advances in Limb Reconstruction’- BLRS Revalidation Session

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Sadia Afzal

ST8 Northwest Deanery, Salford Royal NHS Trust in Manchester

Sadia Afzal is an ST8 in the northwest deanery, with an interest in trauma, limb reconstruction and overseas work, currently working at Salford Royal NHS Trust in Manchester. Sadia is heading up the Prosthetic Hip Dislocation Study (PHD Study), alongside the Northwest Trainee Collaborative (NWORC), supervised by Professor Board based in Wrightington Hospital.

The PHD Study is a national service evaluation project endorsed by BOTA, looking at how prosthetic hip dislocations are managed across the UK with the aim to help to inform future guidance and consensus on management.

Speaker, Innovations in Surgical Training and Research- BOTA Revalidation Sessions

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Amjid Ali

Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield

Amjid Ali has been a Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield since 2008.

He graduated from the University of Sheffield in 1996 and did his General Surgical and Specialist Orthopaedic training in Sheffield. He undertook his specialist Shoulder and Elbow Surgery training in Sydney, Australia and in The Shoulder and Elbow Unit at The Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.

His specialist interests include shoulder & elbow trauma and revision elbow arthroplasty.

Amjid is actively involved in teaching and training. He is a faculty member on a number of local, national and European courses teaching physiotherapists, GPs, Surgical Trainees and other Consultants about the assessment and treatment of shoulder and elbow problems.

He is an FRCS (Trauma & Orth) Examiner, Deputy TPD for Yorkshire and Humber (South) and Clinical Director of MSK Services at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

Speaker, ‘Contemporary Management of Distal Humerus Fractures’- BESS Revalidation Session

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Fazal Ali

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Chesterfield Royal Hospital and Sheffield Children's Hospital

Fazal Ali has a special interest in sports injuries to the knee in the adult and the child. He works at Chesterfield Royal Hospital and the Sheffield Children’s Hospital. He trained in Sheffield and undertook Fellowships in Newcastle and New York. He is a former TPD for South Yorkshire and is presently the Academic Secretary of BOSTAA. He is Head of the Question Writing committee of the Intercollegiate Board.

He has published his work, written chapters and given invited lectures on training issues and knee surgery both nationally and internationally. He has co-edited ‘Examination Techniques in Orthopaedics’ which is a best-selling orthopaedic text and is transated into Chinese . He is the founder in 2007 of the largest clinical examination course worldwide: The Chesterfield and Sheffield FRCS Clinical course.

Fazal was voted regional Orthopaedic ‘Trainer of the Year’ on six occasions. He was given a life-time award for training by South Yorkshire in 2012. He was twice shortlisted by BOTA as one of the top trainers in the UK. In 2017 he was honoured by the South Yorkshire Training Rotation by the creation of an annual award: The ‘Fazal Ali Award for Academic Excellence’.

He serves as a senior examiner and Board Member for the JCIE in the FRCS(Tr&Orth) examinations. In 2017 he was elected to the panel of international examiners. Mr Ali also serves on the board of examiners in other countries. 

Speaker, ‘Paediatric Sports Injuries’ – BSCOS/BOSTAA Revalidation Session; Chair, BOA Clinical Examination Skills Course

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Abtin Alvand

Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford

Abtin is a Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC) and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Oxford (NDORMS). He graduated from University of London (Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine). After completing basic surgical training on the prestigious Hammersmith surgical rotation, he began higher surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedics on the Oxford programme in 2008. He took three years out of programme to undertake a PhD (DPhil) as the NIHR Biomedical Research Unit Fellow at the University of Oxford. His DPhil was titled “Improving Surgical Learning and Performance at Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty”.

Abtin was appointed as NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer at the University of Oxford in 2015, and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in 2017. He undertook two post-CCT sub-specialist clinical fellowships focusing on complex hip and knee surgery in Oxford (NOC) and Stanmore (Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital). He was then appointed in Oxford as a Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon. Clinically, he has a specialist interest in unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, revision knee arthroplasty, and peri-prosthetic joint infection.

Speaker, ‘Complex Knee Arthroplasty’ BASK Revalidation Session

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Sanjeev Anand

Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Sanjeev is a Consultant Knee surgeon at Leeds Teaching hospitals NHS trust. He has a special interest in treating complex knee trauma, sports injuries and paediatric knee problems.

He is Education secretary of British Indian Orthopaedic Society and is part of British Patellofemoral Society’s executive team. He is a founder member and Academic chair for International Society for Knowledge for Surgeons on Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty (ISKSAA) and is editor-in-chief of Journal of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery. He has led in the development of national guidelines for ACL reconstructions and was part of the group which developed BASK’s arthroscopic meniscus surgery guidelines.

Co-Chair, ‘Trauma Challenges’– BIOS Indian Summer Session

Tony Andrade

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading

Mr Tony Andrade, MBBS, FRCS (Tr&Orth), is a consultant Orthopaedic, Hip and Knee Surgeon at Circle Reading Hospital. He graduated from the London Hospital Medical College and was a surgical trainee in the Wessex region of the South of England before being fellowship trained in hip and knee surgery at Sportsmed-SA in Adelaide, South Australia, where he first learned hip arthroscopy. He was also fellowship trained in trauma surgery at the Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, USA.

Mr Andrade has a specialist interest in the Young Adult Hip, having established a hip arthroscopy service in Reading, in 2002, and is widely considered to be a UK pioneer of hip arthroscopy. He is a board member of ISHA – The Hip Preservation Society and is on the Non-Arthroplasty Hip Registry (NAHR) user group for the British Hip Society. 

He is regularly invited to lecture nationally and internationally on hip preservation topics, and to teach on national and international hip arthroscopy and arthroplasty courses. He has multiple publications in peer reviewed journals on these topics.

Speaker, Modernising care of young patients with hip pain – BHS Revalidation Session

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Adrian Andronic

ST6 Trauma and Orthopaedics, BOTA Education Representative

Adrian is an ST6 on the Yorkshire and Humber rotation and is the current Education Representative for BOTA. Throughout his training Adrian’s focus has been on promoting and developing educational and mentorship opportunities for trainees.

Adrian was a T&O Core Trainee Representative for North West in 2017-2018, BOTA Regional Representative for North Yorkshire in 2019-2021 and was elected Education Representative for BOTA in 2021-2022.

As the BOTA Education Representative, his main role is the organisation of this year’s BOTA Annual Congress scheduled to take place in November 2022. He also sits as the BOTA representative on the BOA Education and Careers Committee, Royal College Surgeon Learning Committee and HEE Training in the Independent Sector Committee.

Adrian is passionate about medical education and he is actively engaged in supporting trainees to achieve the highest standards of both training and clinical care in light of the recent challenges to training progression and CCT.

Speaker, ‘Can high quality patient care co-exist with erosion of training standards’ - BOA Education & Careers Committee         

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Nick Aresti

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Barts Health NHS Trust

Nick is an upper limb surgeon, focussing mainly on disorders of the shoulder and elbow. He is both a Clinical Lead and the Deputy Network Director at Barts Health. He is the current Vice Chair of the BOA Orthopaedic Committee, having served as a member for two years. During his training he spent a year working as a fellow to the National Medical Director and continues to be involved in various national streams of work . He is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at QMUL and is active in various academic projects. When not in the world of Orthopaedics, he can often be spotted cycling around Hertfordshire.

Chair, ‘Great MSK Care: The Vision, the Opportunity and the Reality’ Ortho Committee Session

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Homa Arshad

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon (Hip and Knee) and Honorary Senior Lecturer at QMUL, The Royal London Hospital

Miss Arshad is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hip and knee surgery and pelvic and acetabular trauma.

Miss Arshad is the Lead Clinical Surgeon in the Trauma and Orthopaedics department at the Royal London Hospital. She teaches as international faculty for AO and the London Pelvic FRCS Viva course and is a National instructor of Advanced Trauma Life Support instructors. Since returning to London, Miss Arshad has been appointed as Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and tutor for the International Orthopaedic Trauma Sciences MSc at Queen Mary University of London.

She is Chairman of the consultants’ committee at the Royal London Hospital. Her professional practice is based on hip and knee arthroplasty and the identification and management of problems affecting the hip or knee.

Speaker (Zimmer Biomet panel), Diversity and Inclusion Session – Sponsored by Stryker & Zimmer Biomet

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Elizabeth Ashby

Paediatric Orthopaedic Consultant, Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Elizabeth Ashby is a Paediatric Orthopaedic Consultant.  She attended medical school in Cambridge, did her orthopaedic training in London and completed a fellowship in Montreal, Canada.  She worked as a consultant at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital before returning to where she started – Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.  Elizabeth enjoys all aspects of Paediatric Orthopaedics with a particular interest in limb and foot deformity. 

Speaker, BJJ Session, Wednesday 21st September, 16:40 – 18:10

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Robert Ashford

Consultant Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Tumour Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and the East Midlands

Professor Robert Ashford was appointed at Leicester as a Consultant Orthopaedic & Musculoskeletal Tumour Surgeon in 2008, working jointly at Nottingham University Hospitals, following fellowships in Sydney and at the RNOH. He is the lead clinician of the East Midlands Sarcoma Service. He clinical practice is orthopaedic oncology and lower limb arthroplasty.

His research interests are metastatic bone disease, palliative orthopaedic surgery, genetics of soft tissue sarcoma and outcome measures in sarcoma. He was co-chair of the BOOS working party on surgical management of metastatic bone disease.

He was chosen as an ABC travelling fellow in 2014 and in 2019 he was both promoted to Honorary Professor at the Leicester Cancer Research Centre and elected President of the British Orthopaedic Oncology Society. He is grateful that Saracens have ensured Leicester Tigers have avoided relegation

Chair, Pathological fractures – to fix or replace?, BOOS Revalidation

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Syed Babar Ajaz

Consultant Radiologist, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital London

Dr Babar is a Consultant Radiologist at the Hammersmith / Charing Cross/ St. Mary’s Hospital, Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust and an Honorary Senior lecturer at Imperial College London. Dr Babar is the Radiology consultant catering for imaging of Elite Athletes and has been working with the English Cricket Team, Australian cricket team, various English cricket league clubs, Queens Tennis championship, Saracens Rugby club and also various football teams in UK. He is also the Imaging consultant for Isokinetic Clinics, which is the only sports and rehabilitation centre recognised by FIFA in London.

His interests include Musculoskeletal MR, CT and various ultrasound and CT guided injection techniques including high volume stripping and platelet rich plasma injections for various tendinopathies. He has also done a lot of work on frozen shoulder for patients including hydro-distention procedures. Dr Babar is able to perform all sorts of image guided steroid and Durolane injections.

Speaker, ‘Sports Trauma: Multidisciplinary management of Stress Fractures and the role of Lateral Extra-articular Procedures in ACL rupture’ – BOSTAA Revalidation

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Simon Bach

Professor of colorectal surgery, Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences

Professor Bach is a Professor of colorectal surgery and also section lead for surgery at the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK. He was trained in Newcastle, Christie Hospital Manchester, John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford before joining the CSSANZ training scheme at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. He is the Royal College of Surgeons of England Director for RADAR [Robotic and digital surgery]. Prof Bach was previously Royal College of Surgeons of England lead for colorectal surgery (2013-19) and chaired the National Cancer Research Institute Colorectal Cancer surgical group (2011-2018). He is a Clinical Director of Birmingham’s Cancer Research UK Trials Unit and chief investigator for Cancer Research UK’s TREC and STAR-TREC studies, developing and evaluating new non-invasive treatments for rectal cancer. Prof Bach is a chief investigator for the RCS MASTERY study, developing and validating digital blueprints for robotic cancer surgery to benefit training and the quality assurance in surgery.

Twitter: @Bach_Surgeon

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Speaker, RCS Robotics & Digital Surgery

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Sunil Bajaj

Consultant Foot and Ankle and Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

Mr Bajaj is a Consultant Foot and Ankle and Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

He completed his orthopaedic training in London (Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital South East Orthopaedic Training Programme). He also undertook paediatric orthopaedic fellowships at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Royal National Hospital in Stanmore. He has also been a travelling foot and ankle fellow in Switzerland and the Netherlands.

Mr Bajaj has written textbook chapters, some of which feature in prominent orthopaedic textbooks, such as Mercer’s textbook of Orthopaedics. He is a very keen teacher and has been invited as faculty to many popular orthopaedic FRCS training courses.  

He is the honorary treasurer of British Indian Orthopaedic Society.

Speaker, ‘Everyday Controversies in Daily Trauma Meeting’- BIOS Revalidation Session

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Alexander Baker

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, Royal Preston Hospital

Alex has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal surgeon since 2011 based at Royal Preston Hospital. The regional Major Trauma Centre and Spinal Hub, the hospital serves a catchment area of over 1.4 million people. He undertook all aspects of adult spinal surgery including deformity (scoliosis) surgery and complex spinal trauma.

  • Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Manchester
  • Directorate Training lead / Surgical training Committee member
  • FRCS Examiner
  • Specialist advisor to NICE guideline development group
  • Specialist advisor to Health Service Ombudsman
  • Masters Degree (MSc) in Biomechanics
  • Honours Degree (BSc) in Biochemistry
  • International Faculty – AO, Edinburgh International Trauma Symposium / Postgraduate Orthoapedics
  • Spinal Fellowship Training in UK and USA
  • Multiple publications and book chapters including McRae’s Orthopaedic Trauma and Postgraduate Orthopaedics

He is an ordained priest working in the Church of England and minister in secular employment. Alex also enjoy sailing and skiing as well as growing my own vegetables, keeping Alpaca, Shetland Sheep, pigs and chickens!

Speaker, BOA Clinical Examination Skills Course

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Paul Baker

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon , South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Paul trained and currently works in the North East of England. He specialises in lower limb arthroplasty with a specific interest in revision knee surgery. He is a member of the BASK revision knee working group and sits on the BASK research committee. His research interests include the delivery of occupational advice to facilitate return to work after surgery, interactive platforms to educate and support patients undergoing hip and knee replacement and the measurement of patient experience and satisfaction. During his training he was the inaugural National Joint Registry (NJR) research fellow, and also founded the North Easts trainee orthopaedic research group (CORNET).

Paul is the current Research and Innovation Director for South Tees NHS Trust. He has worked with the NIHR CRN in a number of roles leading the injuries and emergencies and orthopaedic portfolios in the North East and North Cumbria region. Since November 2019 Paul has been the Royal College of Surgeons of England speciality lead for adult orthopaedics and is involved with their MSK robotic surgery programme. He is an NIHR HTA grant holder for the OPAL study (Occupational advice for Patients undergoing Arthroplasty of the Lower limb) which was conducted in collaboration with the BOA surgical trails centre at York Clinical Trails Unit. He has published over 75 research papers predominantly focussing on registry knee replacement outcomes, patient reported outcome measures and returning to work after joint arthroplasty.

Speaker, BOA Trauma & Orthopaedic Registries Session

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Cheryl Baldwick

Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedics, Deputy Medical Director, Royal Devon University Healthcare

Has been a consultant at North Devon District Hospital since 2008 with a subspecialty interest in shoulder surgery.  Over that time, she has had a variety of leadership roles, ranging from Foundation Training Programme Director to Associate Medical Director.  She is now Deputy Medical Director across the newly-merged Royal Devon University Healthcare.  Within orthopaedics, she has been a member of the BOA Trauma Committee since 2013 and is now a Trustee on the BOA Council.

Speaker, Medical Student Session

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Ritwick Banerjee

Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Luton Visiting Professor, Luton & Dunstable University Hospital

Graduating from Calcutta, India, Ritwik moved to gain higher training in the UK. His registrar training was in East of England where he stayed on as a Consultant in Luton. After a skeleton Diabetes Foot service for a period of time, the team was successful in bidding for national funding to establish a Diabetes Multi Disciplinary Foot Team which started in 2017 and has made a huge difference to the service.

Ritwik is also involved in Medical Education, having done his Masters from UCL. He is the Deputy Foundation School Director of EBH Foundation School and involved in education at the University of Hertfordshire.

Speaker, ‘Diabetic Foot Disease’ – BOFAS Revalidation Session

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Joanne Banks

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Jo is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon with specialist interests in sports knee surgery and complex lower limb trauma. She trained at Liverpool University Medical School and completed her surgical training in the Mersey region. She has also completed an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering from the University of Cardiff. She works at the Liverpool University Hospitals, a large city centre teaching hospital, MTC and tertiary referral centre.

She is passionate about education and is an Honorary Lecturer with the University of Liverpool. She is a regular faculty member on national and international courses and is the Training Programme Director and Education Director for the Mersey Orthopaedic and Trauma Training Programme.

Outside of work Jo loves most sports, enjoys being out in the fells and is an avid Newcastle United fan. She is the Chief Medical Officer for British Judo, travelling with the squad to competitions all over the World. She is looking forward to being part of Team GB for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, where Judo will be coming home.

Speaker, ‘Sports Trauma: Multidisciplinary management of Stress Fractures and the role of Lateral Extra-articular Procedures in ACL rupture – BOSTAA Revalidation Session

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Peter Bates

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal London Hospital

Peter is an honorary senior lecturer at QMUL and lead faculty for the Orthopaedic Trauma Sciences MSc.
His subspecialty interest is polytrauma and the treatment of pelvic and acetabular fractures.

Peter also has a medico legal practice, specialising in those who have sustained high energy trauma and often have multiple injuries

Co-Chair, ‘The Monday Morning Trauma Meeting – OTS Revalidation Session

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David Beard

Professor of Musculoskeletal and Surgical Science, Rosetrees RCSEng Director, Surgery and Interventional Trials Unit, University of Oxford

David Beard is Professor of Musculoskeletal and Surgical Sciences at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) in the University of Oxford and an NIHR Senior Investigator. He is also the Rosetrees/RCS Director of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) Surgical Intervention Trials Unit (SITU NDORMS-Oxford) and Professorial Fellow of Kellogg College. He has completed and published several practice-changing clinical trials in surgery, orthopaedics, plastics, and rehabilitation in high-level journals, and is a Chief Investigator/Co-app in several ongoing trials using his specific research interest in trials methodology, placebo control designs, outcome measurement, and innovation/robotic surgery. He is a member of the RCS Eng Working Group on Robotic Surgery (RADAR) and the MSK RAS working group (with FH), TSC Chair of the NIHR RACER study, Co-Chief Investigator of REINFORCE (with MKC), and has several other active RAS related grants and projects.  

Co-Chair, RCS Digital & Robotics Group

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Daniel Berry

L.Z. Gund Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, United States

Dr Berry attended Harvard Medical School, then performed his orthopedic surgery residency in the Harvard Combined Program.  He performed a six-month fellowship in surgery of the hip in Bern, Switzerland and Paris, France, and another fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.  In 1991 Dr Berry joined the Mayo Clinic staff and served as Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic from 2005-2014, where he is currently the L.Z. Gund Professor of Orthopedic Surgery.

He has published over 380 peer-reviewed papers, 122 book chapters and has edited 11 books on hip and knee arthroplasty. 

Dr Berry has served as a director of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, as a Trustee of the Mayo Clinic, as the Chairman of the Maurice E. Müller Foundation, President of the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, President of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, President of The Hip Society, and President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and of the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.  He is President of the International Hip Society and the Senior Director of Current Concepts in Joint Replacement®.

Speaker, Introduction of New Technology in Orthopaedic Surgery: Lessons From Joint Arthroplasty and Relevance to the Coming Digital Instrumentation Revolution (Presidential Guest Lecture)

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Michael Beverly

Retired Orthopaedic Surgeon, NDORMS, University of Oxford

After medical school at St Mary’s and basic surgery at St Bartholomew’s, my orthopaedic training was at Hammersmith, Northampton and Oxford.

A full-time NHS career in general, paediatric and trauma orthopaedics followed, based in West London at Ealing.

I have been fortunate in working and teaching in the Far East and Africa for various NGOs.

On retirement, I was lucky to be taken on by the University of Oxford under Professor Murray at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre where I have recently completed a DPhil on joint physiology.

Speaker, King James IV Lecture 'Walking on Water - How joints work and why they become arthritic’

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Leela Biant

Academic Head of Dept Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Manchester, Honorary Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Manchester University Hospitals

Leela Biant is Academic Head of Dept Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Manchester and Honorary Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Manchester University Hospitals. She is lead Clinician for Cartilage Repair and Regeneration and the incoming President of BASK.

Leela  trained in London and completed specialist fellowships in Sydney and London. She was Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon in Edinburgh for 8 years before moving to Manchester. Her thesis was entitled ‘Articular Cartilage Injury and Repair in the Young Adult Knee’ and her research focus includes biological regenerative surgery and advanced joint replacement. She has won multiple awards for research, and now leads a strong research team that includes academic clinicians, biomedical engineers, materials scientists and cell biologists.

Leela is an elected ICRS Senior Fellow, and founded the ICRS Global patient registry. She is a Lifetime Honorary Fellow of the UK Biological Knee Society in recognition of her work in this field. She has won awards for teaching, and is a clinician advisor to NICE. She was an ABC Travelling Fellow in 2010 and BASK Travelling Fellow in 2014.

Her lecture "Regenerating Damaged Joints; from bench to bedside to theatre and round again" will be a celebration of progress, an acknowledgement of the joy and vexations of orthopaedic research  and an appreciation of what we don't yet know for sure.

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Caroline Blakey

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Trust

Miss Blakey is an Orthopaedic Consultant at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.  She trained in Edinburgh and London before beginning her higher surgical training in Sheffield.  Having completed fellowships in Melbourne, at both the Royal Children's Hospital, and with John O'Donnell at Hip Arthroscopy Australia, she returned to Sheffield for a further six months of training in hip preservation surgery.  She joined as a consultant in 2019.  Miss Blakey's practice includes management of the paediatric and young adult hip, including periacetabular surgery, safe surgical dislocation and hip arthroscopy.

Speaker, Young Adult Hip: Managing the Sequelae of Paediatric Hip Disorders - BSCOS Revalidation Session

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Benjamin Bloch

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in hip and knee surgery. I went to Imperial College School of Medicine in London. My subsequent orthopaedic training was in the East Midlands Deanery in Leicester and Northamptonshire.

Following completion of my training, I spent 18 months undertaking further sub-specialist training with internationally renowned surgeons in Nottingham (Mr Andrew Manktelow and Mr Peter James) and in Coventry (Mr Tim Spalding). In February 2016 I was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in hip and knee surgery at City Hospital, Nottingham University Hospitals. 

I perform a large number of hip and knee replacements - over 250 per year. I also have an interest in revision hip and knee replacements and the treatment of the young patient with an arthritic knee. I can offer treatments suitable for the younger patient including cartilage regeneration techniques, knee osteotomy, unicompartmental knee replacement and patello-femoral joint replacements where clinically appropriate.

I am actively involved in research into hip and knee surgery. I have published in respected orthopaedic journals and presented my work at international meetings and I also peer-review articles for the Bone and Joint Journal. I am one of the consultants responsible for running our East Midlands Specialist Orthopaedic Network meeting, and maintain a keen interest in monitoring the outcomes of surgery.

This experience ensures that I stay up to date and practice evidence based medicine – particularly important when choosing implants and when offering new treatments. I also enjoy teaching and training, and regularly give lectures to medical students, doctors in training and allied health professionals.

Speaker, ‘Reducing wound drainage and PJI in joint replacement’ -  Symposium by Ethicon Surgery

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Tim Board

Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon, Wrightington Hospital

Tim specialises in complex primary and revision hip surgery at Wrightington Hospital, the home of Sir John Charnley. He trained in Manchester, gaining an MD for research into bone grafting and an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering. Tim then undertook Fellowship training in Sydney, Hannover and Wrightington. The hospital now performs over 2000 hip and knee replacements every year and is the tertiary orthopaedic unit in the North West.

Tim is GM CLRN lead for orthopaedics and chairs the British Hip Society Research Committee. He also sits on the executive committee of the BHS and the North West Surgical Trials Centre. He is a full time NHS consultant but has a strong academic interest having presented over 200 papers at National and International scientific meetings and published over 100 peer reviewed papers and book chapters. He is an Honorary Professor and has numerous research collaborations with the Universities of Manchester, Leeds and Salford.

Speaker, Data-Driven Decisions and Technology Disruption in Hip Surgery – BHS Revalidation Session

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Steve Borland

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle

Steve Borland is a Consultant at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne. He specialises predominantly in orthopaedic trauma, pelvic and acetabular fractures and limb reconstruction. He also maintains an interest in lower limb arthroplasty and osteotomy around the knee.

Originally from Glasgow, he completed his surgical training in the North East of England. He undertook fellowships at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, and at the Russian Ilizarov Scientific Centre, Kurgan, Russia.

He has a strong interest in training and holds a Masters in Medical Education from Newcastle University, where he is also an Associate Clinical Lecturer. He is the early years lead for orthopaedic training in the Northern Deanery, sits on the regional STC and is faculty for AO and ATLS. 

Speaker, ‘The Friday afternoon trauma review’ – OTS Revalidation Session

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Deepa Bose

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Orthopaedic Trauma and Limb Reconstruction, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

Ms Deepa Bose is a consultant in orthopaedic trauma and limb reconstruction at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.  Her practice is exclusively in adults, and includes general trauma, major trauma and post-traumatic limb reconstruction: osteomyelitis, malunion, non-union, limb lengthening & deformity correction.

She is currently Vice Chair of the Specialist Advisory Committee for Trauma & Orthopaedics, and the lead for CESR approval process.  She has also contributed to the revision of the curriculum.  She holds an MSc in Medical Education and has been admitted to the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of RCS Edinburgh, as well as being a member of the Academy of Medical Educators.  She is involved in national selections for core and orthopaedic surgery, and sits on ARCP panels for both.  She was regional training programme director for core surgery in West Midlands from 2015 – 2019.

She is the Chairman of World Orthopaedic Concern UK, a specialist society of the British Orthopaedic Association, and a charity which focuses on teaching orthopaedics in low resource countries.  She is co-director of the postgraduate orthopaedic training programme in Guyana.  She also visits Gaza as part of the UK limb reconstruction team of the charity Medical Aid for Palestinians.

She has been on the Emergency Response Team of UK Med, a first response team for international disaster relief, since 2012.

Chair, Harnessing technology in low and middle income countries – WOC Revalidation and Free Paper Session

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Rajesh Botchu

Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Dr Rajesh is a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist at Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, He was appointed in 2014 after completing his Radiology training at Leicester and Norwich and subspecialty training at ROH, Birmingham, CIM, Geneva and NOC, Oxford in Musculoskeletal and Spinal imaging as well as interventional techniques. Dr Botchu has a strong research interest and has over 200 publications in peer reviewed scientific journals. He has written numerous book chapters and regularly lectures in regional national and international conferences. He is part of the team behind MSK Radiology4 u website and app

Speaker, Spinal Curriculum Update for SpR's: Spine Day

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Alasdair Bott

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Alasdair Bott, MBBS, MSc, FRCSEd (Tr&Orth), Dip Hand Surg (Br) is an Orthopaedic Consultant at North Bristol NHS Trust. His training in trauma and reconstructive surgery has been put to use in South Africa, Malawi, Cambodia and Myanmar. He has an interest in upper limb trauma.

Speaker, ‘The Monday Morning Trauma Meeting – OTS Revalidation Session

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Mark Bowditch

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Ipswich University Hospital

Mark Bowditch is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with specialist interest in ankle and knee surgery and sports related injuries at Ipswich University Hospital.

His orthopaedic training took place in Cambridge followed by a specialist knee fellowship at SportsMed SA, Australia before becoming Consultant in 2000. He works with many sportspersons- professional and amateur.

His particular interests are knee ligament reconstructions (ACL), meniscal/cartilage repair & transplant, osteotomy, partial (uni) and total knee replacement and runs a complex tertiary referral clinic in East of England.

He is the Education Head of School Surgery East of England, Cambridge. British Orthopaedic association treasurer, and on orthopaedic committee
Chair of SAC Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery Jan 2017 - Jan 2020
He has been the Training Programme Director East of England for 11 years and was Chair of Specialty Advisory Committee for Trauma & Orthopaedics Uk & Eire

Chair, QIP, Education & Simulaton Free Papers

Chair, Reducing wound drainage and PJI in joint replacement surgery (Ethicon Symposim)

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Tim Briggs

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and National Director of Clinical Improvement for the NHS, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

Professor Briggs qualified from The Royal London Hospital in 1982 with honors in surgery and a number of prizes. After his senior registrar training he was appointed to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital as Consultant in 1992. His specialist interests are in orthopaedic oncology as well as surgery to the hip and knee. He was Medical Director at the RNOH for 15 years, ensuring a re-build and was President of the British Orthopaedic Association in 2014.

He was appointed as National Director for Clinical Quality and Efficiency for the NHS in September 2015 and has been asked to lead and roll out his GIRFT methodology, developed in orthopaedics, across all surgical and medical specialties within the provider network.

Professor Briggs was made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2018 New Year’s Honours List for services to the surgical profession.

Professor Briggs was made National Director of Clinical Improvement for the NHS & NHSI in January 2019.

Speaker, ‘BOA Congress Theme Plenary - Technology, Data and Recovery; Speaker, BOA Trauma & Orthopaedic Registries Session

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Robin Brittain

National Joint Registry Steering Committee

Robin is a patient representative for the National Joint Registry Steering Committee (NJRSC).  He is also a patient member for the NJR, Editorial Board, Research, Surgical Performance and Implant Scrutiny sub-committees.

Robin has been diagnosed over a 29-year period with different musculoskeletal conditions, and during this time he has been volunteering within the MSK community, primarily in research with patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE) activities, but also with patient advocacy in general including patient support.  He has had past roles for different organisations and currently volunteers beyond the NJR with roles for the leading musculoskeletal charity, Versus Arthritis and the Leeds NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.

Speaker, NJR session and launch of Annual Report: The value of the data to patients and the orthopaedic community and into the future - Enhancing the dataset

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Simon Britten

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon and BOA Medico-legal Committee Chair, Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals since 2002, having completed surgical training in Bath and Bristol and following fellowship training in the Ilizarov method at the Ilizarov Scientific Centre in Kurgan, Russia.

As an officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps,  I gained experience in mass casualty and disaster management while serving with British Gurkhas Nepal at British Military Hospital, Dharan at the time of the Nepal Earthquake, August 1988.  As a House Surgeon at RAF Wroughton I was involved in the surgical care of servicemen evacuated from the First Gulf War.

My clinical practice includes the treatment of severe lower limb fractures and post-traumatic limb reconstruction including non-union, mal-union and deformity, limb length inequality, bone loss, bone infection and amputation.

Current President Elect of the British Limb Reconstruction Society and Chair of the British Orthopaedic Association Medico-legal Committee.

In 2018 I was awarded the taught degree of Master of Laws with Distinction in medical law and ethics by De Montfort University Leicester.

My other interests include Leeds Rhinos Rugby League Football Club, modern languages, old Gothic Hammer Horror films, Formula One motorsport and the castles of Northumberland.

Speaker, 'Medico-legal pot pourri - getting started, high volume small value claims, and persisting implications of Covid'

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Paul Buckley

Buckley

Paul Buckley retired from the General Medical Council at the end of 2020 after almost 25 years with the organization, for 16 of which he was a Director and member of the Senior Management Team. In his most recent role he was responsible for the development of the GMC’s corporate strategy and overseeing its policy work including a major regulatory reform programme, and leading other key functions including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, business planning, research and data. He was also a Director and Managing Director of GMC Services International Ltd, a consulting subsidiary.

Paul is now building a non-executive portfolio in healthcare, and in addition to his role with the BOA he is a member of the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch Citizen’s Partnership and is the independent chair of the Scope of Practice and Education Committee which is reviewing standards across six organisations for counselling and psychotherapy with adults.

Speaker, ‘Can high quality patient care co-exist with erosion of training standards’ BOA Education & Careers Committee session

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Pranai Buddhdev

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mid & South Essex & Addenbrookes NHS Trusts

Mr Pranai Buddhdev is an internationally fellowship-trained and recognised specialist in paediatric orthopaedic surgery and young adult hip preservation working at Mid & South Essex & Addenbrookes NHS Trusts. Following completion of training, he conducted fellowships at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne and was awarded the BOA Clinical Leadership Fellowship & International Hip Preservation Society Travelling Fellowship in 2019. He has an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering (Cardiff) & is completing an Executive Masters in Medical Leadership (Bayes Business School) whilst leading on a national project involving technology & innovation. He plays a strong role in education, sitting on the Education Committee of the British Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (BSCOS) & the executive board of the Hip Hope Network and has utilised novel platforms to disseminate educational content including #ThePaedipodsCast & BSCOS Paediatric Orthopaedic Digest podcasts.

Co-Chair, Young Adult Hip: Managing the Sequelae of Paediatric Hip Disorders - BSCOS Revalidation Session

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Katherine Ann Byam

Best-selling author, Sustainability activist, Coach and Business Consultant

Katherine Ann Byam is a best-selling author, sustainability activist, coach and consultant for business resilience and sustainable change, partnering with leaders committed to a shared future.

A professional with 20+years change leadership experience in the FTSE Top 10, she started her consulting firm in 2019 to support sustainable development within SMEs. Katherine holds an MBA with distinction, specialising in Innovation Management as well as certificates in ESG, digital strategy, and sustainability management from established universities. She’s also a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants.

She’s the host of the internationally acclaimed Where Ideas Launch - Sustainable Innovation Podcast, ranked among the top 5% globally, achieving the top spot in 5 countries, and the top 10 in 19 separate charts. As a sought after leadership and career transition coach and keynote speaker, she facilitates workshops and learning sessions for communities within global brands such as Amazon, Women Tech Global, ACCA, Stryker, Speak Up, Mind Channel and more.

Speaker (Stryker panel), Diversity and Inclusion Session – Sponsored by Stryker & Zimmer Biomet

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Donald Campbell

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School

Donald Campbell was born in Vancouver Island, Canada and emigrated to Scotland where he spent his formative years. He graduated from Aberdeen University Medical School in 1993 and trained around most of Scotland, including his Trauma and Orthopaedics (T&O) rotation in the East of Scotland. He completed two years of fellowships in paediatric T&O in Glasgow and Sheffield. He was appointed as a consultant in Ninewells Teaching Hospital in Dundee in 2007, where he treats a broad range of paediatric conditions with a particular interest in the foot and the ankle, including some adult F&A work. He has a keen interest in training and was the East of Scotland T&O Training Programme Director for 6 years. He is now the TPD forum chair for the UK and Ireland and a FRCS T&O examiner. He is also a SAC liaison member for the JCST and sits on the BOA education committee.

Chair, Best of the Best Session

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Marion Campbell

Professor of Health Services Research and Vice-Principal (Research), University of Aberdeen

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Helen Chase

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Helen obtained her BSc and MBBS from UCL. She completed her orthopaedic training in the East of England followed by a year at the Women and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide undertaking her Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship.

Since 2017 Helen has been a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and the West Suffolk Hospitals. She is the lead for paediatric neurodisability in orthopaedics. She has been on the editorial board for the Bone and Joint 360 since 2018

Speaker, BJ360 Revalidation Lower limb, Trauma and Paeds

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Salma Chaudhury

Clinical Lecturer in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre/Oxford University

Salma studied medicine at Cambridge University. She completed her basic surgical training in Oxford. She then undertook a DPhil in Orthopaedic Surgery looking at the biology of rotator cuff failure and augmentation devices, supervised by Professor Andrew Carr and Professor Fritz Vollrath, a zoologist.

Salma completed her higher surgical training in Oxford in Trauma and Orthopaedics. She took a year out to do a post-doctoral research fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. She studied biological therapies for tendon failure and worked with Dr Scott Rodeo, Dr Russel Warren and Dr David Dines.

She completed an Academic Clinical Fellowship in Oxford studying shoulder pathologies with Professor Carr and Professor Rees. She is currently a Clinical Lecturer in Trauma and Orthopaedics in Oxford. Her current research is focusing on two main areas: 1) Shoulder Instability, 2) Shoulder Infections. Salma is also the co-director of orthopaedic teaching (ORTEM) for undergraduate medical students at the University of Oxford.

Chair, ‘Maintaining musculoskeletal health for lower limb amputees’, BORS Revalidation Session

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Xin Chen

Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham

Dr. Xin Chen is Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Nottingham with over 10 years’ experience in developing machine learning algorithms for medical image analysis and clinical decision making that address different medical applications. He has developed image segmentation and computational modelling methods for modelling joint kinematics and detecting abnormalities in wrist using plain radiographs, CT and MRI.

Speaker, ‘A view from the perspective of Hand Surgery’- BSSH Revalidation Session

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Zoe Chivers

Director of Services and Influencing, Versus Arthritis

Zoe Chivers joined Versus Arthritis in 2018 and is Director of Services and Influencing and is leading our strategy to respond to the needs of people with arthritis through service provision, direct support, and systems change.

Zoe is a fierce advocate for people with arthritis across all areas of her work. With more than 15 years' experience in the third sector across statutory, trust and healthcare funded contracts and commissioned services, she brings a wealth of experience in operations design and development including recruitment, people and budget management. Zoe has also created and led on innovative delivery models and is especially enthusiastic about the use of technology in this area.

Speaker, ‘Data, Technology and Recovery Plenary Session’

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Karen Chui

Orthopaedic Registrar, Stanmore Rotation

BOTA Culture & Diversity Rep

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Anna Clarke

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Miss Clarke is the head of one of the few standalone paediatrician major trauma centres in the UK.

A consultant for 8 years, her specialist interests include the generality of paediatric trauma but more specifically fractures of the upper limb.

She runs a complex upper limb service that particularly manages sequelae of trauma, and is pleased to be involved in a number of orthoplastics services that support multi- disciplinary care of open or infected injuries.

She has been AO faculty for some years, she is also a member of a number of upper limb specialist groups.

Speaker, ‘The Friday afternoon trauma review’ – OTS Revalidation Session

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Tim Coats

Professor of Emergency Medicine, Leicester Royal Infirmary

Tim Coats trained in Emergency Medicine in Leeds and London, developing a particular interest in pre-hospital and trauma care, and completing an MD thesis on the incorporation of patterns of change in physiology in a predictive model of outcome following injury.

Following appointed as a Senior Lecturer in London in 1996, he moved to the University of Leicester as Professor of Emergency Medicine in 2003. He is a past Chair of the College of Emergency Medicine Research Committee, past Chair of the NIHR National Specialist Group for Injuries and Emergencies, and Chairs the Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN). He was lead clinician for the CRASH2 study and current research interests (www.le.ac.uk/emag) are changes in coagulation following injury, the role of antifibrinolytics following injury and non-invasive monitoring in the diagnosis of sepsis in emergency care.

Speaker, ‘BTS Revalidation Session’

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Rhiannon Cole

Specialist Physiotherapist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Rhiannon Cole is a Specialist Physiotherapist based at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. After 5 years working in the NHS Rhiannon chose to specialise in Major Trauma.  During her work she identified gaps in psychology service provision, and a limited skill set of the MDT that were thought to potentially impact on patient engagement in rehabilitation.  To develop a research question around this topic, Rhiannon used her 5 years of experience delivering clinical research within her NHS role, and her involvement in local Research Champion Network.  Rhiannon recently successfully completed an NIHR Internship, where her study involved the exploration of mental health MDT support of major trauma patients, in the inpatient setting.  This work builds the foundation for future work to improve patient care and support for patients experiencing psychological distress after Major Trauma.     

Speaker – ‘Current Challenges Facing Trauma’ ATOCP Session

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Matthew Costa

Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery & Honorary Consultant Trauma Surgeon, John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford

Matt was appointed Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma, University of Oxford in 2015. He was previously Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics at University of Warwick. Matt is also Honorary Consultant Trauma Surgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

Matt’s research interest is in clinical and cost effectiveness of musculoskeletal trauma interventions. He is Chief Investigator for a series of randomised trials and associated studies supported by grants from the UK NIHR, EU, Musculoskeletal Charities and the Trauma Industry. His work has been cited widely, and informs many guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Matt is Chair of the NIHR Clinical Research Network Injuries and Emergencies Specialty Group and the NIHR Musculoskeletal Trauma Trials Network. He is also a member of the NIHR HTA Research Board. He Chairs the British Orthopaedic Association Research Committee and is Associate Editor for Trauma and Research Methods at the Bone and Joint Journal.

Matt is past President of the Orthopaedic Trauma Society and past President of the Global Fragility Fracture Network.

Chair, Fragility Fracture Network UK Review Day - Changing practice in fragility fracture care

Speaker, More than just plates or nails – surgery, research and the National Hip Fracture Database Trauma – OTS Revalidation Session

Speaker, BJJ Session

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Gillian Coward

NJR Steering Committee - Patient Representative

Post-operative hip replacement patient also living with rheumatoid arthritis.

Speaker, NJR session and launch of Annual Report: The value of the data to patients and the orthopaedic community and into the future - Enhancing the dataset

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Verity Currall

Trauma & Orthopaedic Consultant, Luton & Dunstable University Hospital

Verity trained in Bristol as far as fellowships, which were in Windsor and King’s College Hospital, where she was the first diabetic foot fellow. She has been a consultant in Luton and Dunstable Hospital since 2016 and, along with Dr Ritwik Banerjee, started the multidisciplinary diabetic foot team in 2017. She was elected to BOFAS EdComm in 2022.

Speaker, ‘Diabetic Foot Disease’ – BOFAS Revalidation Session

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Paul Curran

Professor Sir Paul Curran was appointed Chair of the National Joint Registry in May 2022. President of City University of London from 2010 to 2021, Sir Paul served previously as Vice-Chancellor of Bournemouth University and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton.  A former NASA research scientist and advisor to the European Space Agency, Sir Paul's climate change research involved the use of high-spectral resolution satellite sensors to monitor our environment.

Sir Paul is a Director of the Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd., Chair of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Advisory Committee on Science Leadership, President of the Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Society and Patron of The Conversation UK.  Sir Paul was Chair of the national Review Body on Doctors’ & Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB), Universities & Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) Board and The Conversation UK Board and was also a member of NERC Council, Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Board, London Higher Board and Universities UK.

Speaker, NJR session

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Evan Davies

Consultant Spinal Surgeon (Paediatric and Adult), Southampton Children's Hospital/Wessex Spinal Unit, University Hospital Southampton 

Evan graduated from Southampton Medical School in 1990. He had junior training experience in cardiac, thoracic, vascular, urology and general surgical training in Wessex and Exeter before returning to the Wessex Orthopaedic Training programme. Evan has been Fellowship trained in Spinal Surgery in Zurich Switzerland, Cleveland Clinic Ohio USA and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford. 

He was appointed to Southampton General Hospital in 2003. The majority of my current role is in paediatric spinal surgery, revision spinal surgery and young adult neurodisability spinal deformity. 

  • Deputy Editor Global Spine Journal
  • Training Programme Director Trauma and Orthopaedics Wessex Deanery
  • Trustee Injured Players Foundation Rugby Football Union
  • Curriculum Director Deformity AOSpine Diploma
  • Examiner AOSpine Diploma
  • Medical Student Tutor University of Southampton Medical School
     

Speaker, Medical Student Session

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Naomi Davis

Consultant in Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

I qualified from Nottingham University Medical School in 1988, completed my orthopaedic training in Manchester and Toronto and have been a consultant in Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery in Manchester since 2001. 

After an early and many subsequent visits to Dr. Ponseti’s unit in Iowa, I developed a busy practice for patients with clubfoot and complex foot deformities.  This practice has developed into one that is nationally recognised as a tertiary referral centre for complex foot problems and we now have a team of three consultants with highly specialised physiotherapy, nursing and orthotic support.  I have been involved in training internationally for many years, more recently with the Global Clubfoot Initiative. I have been part of the team developing the BSCOS consensus statement on clubfoot management and continue to be involved in research and network building.

Since its inception in 2012, I have led the North West Children’s Major Trauma Network and the service at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. On the night of the Manchester Arena Attack I worked in the role of Surgeon Commander at RMCH and in the weeks and months that followed, to support rehabilitation of the victims. I am part of the team still sharing the lessons we learnt that night to inform planning across the sectors.  I also lead on many of the developments in children’s rehabilitation in Manchester and beyond as legacy work from the Arena Attack. 

The Greater Manchester Children’s Rehabilitation project has been recognised for its initiative in supporting children back into school and activity after injury.  NIHR funded research has guided this service and the development of the School Fit Note, now widely used around the country.

I am extremely proud to be part of our diverse, supportive and friendly team at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.  At a time when Orthopaedics is endeavouring to achieve a better balanced workforce to benefit our patients, I hope we can act as an example. 

Chair, ‘Getting Started in Medico-Legal Practice’ - BOA Medico-Legal Session

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Sebastian Dawson-Bowling

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Barts Health NHS Trust

Speaker, BJ360 Revalidation Lower Limb, Trauma and Paeds

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Kamal Deep

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer, Golden Jubilee Hospital NHS Trust, Glasgow, Scotland

Field of interest in use of robotics and computer aided navigation in Hip and Knee Joint arthroplasty

A pioneer and expert in technology, internationally renowned authority on subject of computer navigation and robotics has been invited faculty in many International and National conferences all over the world.

Performed live surgery in International meetings including the Telecast of surgery ``Computer Aided Navigation in Total Knee Replacement``

Published extensively in international and national journals of repute including Nature and chapters in multiple books.

He is on the Expert panel of reviewers of prestigious orthopaedic journals and meetings

Presented his research work in more than 200 conferences and meetings.

Founder of and serves on Executive Board and Lead for Hip Arthroplasty of The British Society for Computer aided Orthopaedic surgery - CAOS UK and

Serves on Executive Board of The International Society for Computer aided Orthopaedic surgery – CAOS International.

Uses computer navigation and robotics for Knee and Hip joint replacement surgery.

Speaker, ‘Robotic and Computer Assisted Arthroplasty Surgery: The New Conventional Instrumentation?’ - CAOS UK Revalidation Session

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Aravind Desai

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Aravind Desai is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, UK. He is an Upper Limb surgeon with special interest in Shoulder and Elbow surgery. He has completed his Orthopaedic training both in India and in Northern Deanery including an upper limb fellowship in Wrightington, UK. He is a Hon Sr Lect at Sheffield and Hull Yorkshire Medical School. He is regional surgical advisor for Royal College of surgeons – Edinburgh. He is also Foundation Training Programme Director for the NLAG Trust.  Mr Desai has published several articles and book chapters related to Shoulder and Elbow. He is currently BIOS -UK Executive committee member.

Speaker, ‘Everyday Controversies in Daily Trauma Meeting’- BIOS Revalidation Session

Alex Dickinson

Associate Professor, The University of Southampton

Dr Alex Dickinson is an Associate Professor at the University of Southampton. He has 18 years’ experience in medical device research and development including 5 years with Finsbury Orthopaedics Ltd in pre-clinical analysis and testing. He is motivated by multidisciplinary work with clinicians, health scientists and industry, on applied research for patient- and clinician benefit, and co-founded the PeoplePoweredProsthetics research group to deliver this. He held an RAEng Research Fellowship (2015-2020) and has led projects including EPSRC/NIHR Global Challenges Research Fund project ‘A Step Change in LMIC Prosthetics Provision through Computer Aided Design, Actimetry and Database Technologies’ (EP/R014213/1) between partners in UK and Cambodia. He is a co-founder of Radii Devices Ltd. who are developing data-centric design and analysis methods for prosthetic sockets. He is a Fellow of the IMechE and Biomedical Engineering Division board member, Associate Editor of IPEM journal ‘Medical Engineering & Physics’, and a STEM Ambassador.

Speaker, ‘Maintaining musculoskeletal health for lower limb amputees’, BORS Revalidation Session

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Ashtin Doorgakant

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Northern General Hospital in Sheffield

Ashtin graduated from Newcastle University in 2003. After his core surgical training, he took two years out to work as a volunteer with VSO in Malawi, and still maintains a close link with the orthopaedic community out there. Upon his return, he completed his surgical training in the Mersey region. He undertook a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield and joined Warrington as a consultant in 2019.

Additional roles include:

  • Audit and governance lead for trauma and orthopaedic department
  • Educational supervisor for medical students and junior doctors
  • Coordinator for bi-monthly departmental journal club
  • Ashtin is actively involved in research and quality improvement and, to date, has over 20 peer reviewed publications, 2 book chapters and 1 book to his name.
  • Ashtin was selected for the Future Leaders Programme run by the BOA, which he completed in 2020.

He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, the Royal College of Surgeons of England and World Orthopaedic Concern. He also leads outreach surgical visits to Malawi with charity Feet First.

Speaker, WOC Revalidation and Free Paper Session, Tuesday 20th September 14:20-15:55

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Andrew Duckworth

Senior Clinical Lecturer, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, Edinburgh Orthopaedics, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Andrew Duckworth is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh and an Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon in Edinburgh Orthopaedics at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.  Following completion of his training in Edinburgh, he was an Upper Limb Fellow at the Wrightington Upper Limb Unit.  His clinical interests are in trauma and upper limb surgery, with a focus on injuries around the elbow, wrist and hand.  His current research includes clinical trials in orthopaedic trauma, large data and patient reported outcome measures.  He is a co-app and Co-CI/PI on NIHR funded clinical trials.  He is an Editorial Board Member for The Bone & Joint Journal (BJJ), Bone & Joint Research (BJR) and Bone & Joint360, and is on the Research Committees of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) and the Orthopaedic Trauma Society (OTS).  He is a co-director of the world-renowned Edinburgh International Trauma Symposium. 

  • Senior Clinical Lecturer │ Centre for Population Health Sciences, Usher Institute │ University of Edinburgh
  • Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon │ Edinburgh Orthopaedics, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh 
  • Bone & Joint Journal (BJJ) and Bone & Joint360 – Editorial Board Member
  • Bone & Joint Research (BJR) – Specialty Editor
  • OTA Research Committee – Member
  • OTS Research Committee – Member

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

@DuckworthOrthEd

Speaker, BJJ Session, Wednesday 21st September, 16:40 – 18:10

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William Eardley

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Will Eardley is a Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon with a clinical and academic  practice. He holds several senior positions across UK Orthopaedic Trauma including the TARN National Committee, Vice Chair of the BOA Trauma Committee and Chair of the OTS Research Committee. Most recently Will was appointed orthopaedic lead of the NHFD.

Chair, ‘More than just plates or nails – surgery, research and the National Hip Fracture Database Trauma’ – OTS Revalidation Session

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Deborah Eastwood

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Great Ormond St Hospital for Children & Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Associate Professor, UCL

Deborah Eastwood has been a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon since 1993.

She splits her time between GOSH and the RNOH where she can continue to treat her ‘grown up children’. She works in the generality of paediatric orthopaedic surgery with research interests in overgrowth syndromes, metabolic bone disease and the genetics of DDH and CTEV.

Miss Eastwood was trained in Birmingham and Bristol and overseas in Toronto and in Melbourne

Deborah is a previous president of the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society, the immediate past secretary of the British Orthopaedic Association and the Vice President Elect of the BOA.

Co-Chair, ‘Delays in a time of Covid - the implications for experts and everyone else’ – BOA Medicolegal Session

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Jonathan Evans

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Trauma & Orthopaedics, University of Bristol, Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Jonathan is the post-CCT Exeter Hip Fellow and soon to be starting as an Academic Consultant at the University of Exeter. He completed his MD at the University of Bristol entitled “Extended benchmarking in hip replacement” as part of the NJR/RCS(Eng) fellowship. He was subsequently appointed as an NIHR ACL in Trauma & Orthopaedics at the University of Bristol in 2019, where he is the programme director of the MSc in Orthopaedic Research Methods and Evidence-Based Medicine.

He is currently the BOA Associate Sub-Specialty Lead for adult orthopaedic research and was appointed as the Clinical Fellow of the National Hip Fracture Database in 2021. His current, primary research interest is in peri-prosthetic femoral fracture, and he is completing an analysis of HES linked NJR data investigating the epidemiology of peri-prosthetic fracture sponsored by Orthopaedic Research UK.

Speaker, Innovations in Surgical Training and Research- BOTA Revalidation Sessions

Leigh Evans

Head of Operations, MedCo

Leigh Evans, Head of Operations at MedCo, has over 20 years’ experience in the low value personal injury market and has been involved in the development and running of IT systems key to the Governments package of work to address the cost and volume of whiplash claims.

Having started out work in the claims department at the Motor Insurance Bureau, Leigh moved into the projects team to work on the delivery the Claims Portal; the first piece of technology introduced to work alongside the MoJ Pre Action Protocol that set out time frames and fixed costs for the handling of soft tissue claims.

Following the introduction of the Claims Portal, Leigh took on the role of Service Delivery Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Portal and its subsequent extension and expansion into Employer Liability and Public Liability claims.

In 2015, after a successful period of working with the Board of Directors for Claims Portal, Leigh moved on to work on the development and implementation of the current MedCo system. Now the Head of Operations, Leigh oversees the team that host and support the running of the system and has a wealth of knowledge ranging from medical expert accreditation and continuous professional development to the key developments and changes made as part of the Government Whiplash Reforms introduced in May 2021.

Speaker, ‘Medco and the RTA Small Claims Protocol’- BOA Medicolegal Session

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Antoinette Edwards

Executive Director, Trauma Audit & Research Network, The University of Manchester, Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust, Salford Royal

Antoinette Edwards is the Executive Director of the Trauma Audit & Research Network (TARN) and is responsible for the successful operation and continued development of the organisation by leading on executive policy development, management and pursuit of TARN’s aims and priorities. 

Established in 1990, TARN is the national clinical audit for trauma care across England, Wales and Ireland.  Through its audit and research activity, TARN has become a key national provider for delivering evidence of quality trauma care for clinical and commissioning purposes and therefore help drive improvements in care and outcomes of injured patients.

Speaker, ‘BTS Revalidation Session’

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Sue Fitzpatrick

Director of Sue Fitzpatrick Associates

Sue Fitzpatrick is the former Director and Head of Education and Training of the Institute of Clinical Research and has more than 30 years’ experience within clinical research. She was responsible for the management, audit and training of CRAs and has developed many training and academic courses. She currently is module leader for the research methods module QMUL. Sue continues her work on enhancing competencies and standards architecting the gold and training standards for CRAs. Currently Sue is a consultant to Health Education England, the end point assessor for the new clinical research degrees.

She was a member of the GCP committee of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine and helped develop a certification examination for physicians and other research personnel. She has authored many articles and books on clinical research, career development and risk based monitoring topics. Sue co-authored The Oxford Handbook on Clinical and Healthcare Research published by the Oxford University Press.

Chair, ‘GCP in action’ - Good Clinical Practice Training

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Jane Fitzpatrick

Associate Professor, University of Melbourne in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Academic: Jane obtained her Medical Degree at the University of Melbourne and has a PhD in Biological Management of Tendinopathy from the University of Western Australia. She is a specialist Fellow of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. 

Clinical: Jane has over 35 years of clinical experience with one of the first fully referred specialist Sports Medicine practices in Australia, combining surgical and clinical integration with Orthopedic Surgeons and physiotherapists to provide patient-centered care for patients. She integrated research into this clinical setting, running 9 clinical trials, developed teaching positions within the practice for Sports registrars and orthopedic fellows, introduced ultrasound guided procedures and holds CCPU licensing for ultrasound use in clinical practice. In this setting she has performed more than 10,000 injections in the shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, elbow and small joints.

Research: Jane’s PhD into the Biological management of tendinopathy, led to 8 significant publications, one as the lead article in the #1 Journal for Orthopaedics – the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Jane’s current research in osteoarthritis, imaging in tendinopathy, injection therapies for OA and a foray in COVID-19 return to sport has contributed to 2 book chapters (one on Biologicals) and many new publications in the last 12 months. She is a regular speaker for TOBI, the APEC Business SME forums. Jane’s team recently won the Asia Pacific Economic Commission (APEC) - Business Ethics Lighthouse award for service to the Asia-Pacific region.  

Speaker, Thought Leadership Session “Bioventus”, Tuesday 14.50 - 15.20

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Marieta Franklin

Orthopaedic Registrar, Mersey

Marieta Franklin is an ST7 registrar in Mersey where she is newly on the Surgery Training Committee.  She is on the BOTA committee as the Women in Surgery Representative and forms part of their Culture & Diversity subgroup. She is also a member of the British Hip Society's Culture & Diversity Committee and sits on the Royal College of Surgeons of England Women in Surgery Forum.

Co-Chair,  EDI Session

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Adrian Gardner

Consultant Spinal Surgeon and Honorary Professor, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Adrian Gardner is a consultant spinal surgeon at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital with an interest in spinal deformity. He is also the R&D director for the trust. He has a PhD from the University of Birmingham. He has research funded from a number of national schemes, both in clinical and basic science research working with several universities with a number of PhD students and post docs. He has been a Clinical Research Scholar at Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit. He is the inaugural research lead for the British Scoliosis Society.

Speaker, Spinal Curriculum Update for SpR's: Spine Day, Thursday 22nd September

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Sunil Garg

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, James Paget University Hospital

Mr Sunil Garg works as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the James Paget University Hospital Foundation NHS Trust, Great Yarmouth with special interest in Shoulder and Upper Limb Surgery. Mr Garg is the current honorary secretary of the British Orthopaedic Indian society. He actively supports promoting and exchanging Orthopaedic knowledge, education and research in the UK.

Moderator, ‘Everyday Controversies in Daily Trauma Meeting’- BIOS Revalidation Session

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Catherine Gibson

Senior Orthopaedic Trauma Fellow, John Radcliffe Major Trauma Centre

Katy is currently a Senior Orthopaedic Trauma Fellow at the John Radcliffe Major Trauma Centre in Oxford where she is perfecting her skills and pursuing her passion for managing multiply injured patients. Having grown up in Scotland she attended St Andrews University and then the University of Glasgow where she qualified as a doctor in 2007. After foundation training in Scotland, she moved to Wessex Deanery in the South of England for Core and later Higher surgical training rotations, with a brief foray to Severn. She completed her Trauma and Orthopaedic training in 2021 and hopes to become a consultant in Major trauma soon.

Outside work she is a mother to two girls and wife to a long suffering husband. She enjoys skiing and walking and is a qualified mountain leader. She represented Scotland for 4 years in the Gaelic sport of shinty while at University. She sits on the BOA inclusivity and diversity board and is dedicated to making Orthopaedic training attractive and achievable to all.

Speaker, Medical Student Session

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Grey Giddins

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal United Hospitals, Bath

Grey has worked as an Orthopaedic and Hand surgeon in Bath since 1995. He is privileged to work in a very supportive team of three hand surgeons and four hand therapists with a wide range of practice including a full range of elbow, wrist and hand trauma and elective conditions. He has a particular interest in the management of common hand injuries, the mechanism and outcome of falls on the wrist, and minimal access surgery for many common elective hand conditions such as finger ganglia, corrective osteotomies and closed fusions. Grey runs a specialist practice in obstetric brachial plexus injuries, wrist and DRUJ pathology, and rheumatoid arthritis. He has an interest in surgical error and its avoidance.

Grey is a visiting Professor in the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Bath, where he research tendon injuries, mechanisms of falling and joint replacement failures. He has an NIHR grant to develop a novel drill guide system, has developed a novel jig to measure DRUJ instability, and is developing jigs to measure instability in other joints.

Grey was honoured to be President of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand in 2017, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Hand Surgery (European) from 2012-2016 and Hunterian Professor 2022.

Lecturer, Hunterian Lecture; Chair, Professional Development for SAS Surgeons – “time to invest” SAS Revalidation Session

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Anthony Gilbert

Research Physiotherapist, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Southampton

Anthony works within the Therapies Department, at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, as a Research Physiotherapist. Anthony is in the final year of his PhD, funded by an NIHR CDRF, investigating patient preferences for virtual consultations. Anthony's research areas of interest include patient experience, rehabilitation, implementation, and quality improvement. Anthony is Chair of the Association of Trauma and Orthopaedic Chartered Physiotherapists.

Chair, Overview of ATOCP Presentations ATOCP

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Victoria Giblin

Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon, Sp. Lower limb and Sarcoma

Victoria is a consultant plastic surgeon with a special interest in lower limb trauma reconstruction who completed her higher surgical training in the West Midlands during the Iraq and Afghan conflicts during which the workload was notable for salvage work of function and form of traumatised lower (and upper limb defects) together with civilian injuries. This was followed by an orthoplastics and micro fellowship in Bristol before taking up her consultant post. She now works in Sheffield MTC in lower limb and sarcoma reconstruction, causing trouble for her orthopaedic and orthogeriatrician colleagues on a regular basis. She is co-chair of the BAPRAS Trauma SIAG and recently organised the National Open Fracture Summit in Sheffield with the Orthoplastic Team. She is interested in improving provision of care and outcomes for patients with lower limb trauma.

Speaker, ‘Trauma Orthoplastics’ - OTS Revalidation Session

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Richie Gill

Professor of Healthcare Engineering, University of Bath

Professor Richie Gill is Professor of Healthcare Engineering at the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, past President of the British Orthopaedic Research Society, past Vice President of the European Orthopaedic Research Society. His research interests concern normal and pathological function of the human musculoskeletal (MSK) system and optimising orthopaedic treatment.

He uses experimental and computational methods, is involved in clinical trials both in the UK and Europe. He has over 30 years of experience in MSK and orthopaedics research, and has received over £10m funding (industry, charity, UKRI and Innovate UK). Richie has published 230+ peer-reviewed journal articles, with an h-index 55 and over 10,000 citations (Scopus).

Speaker, Innovations in Surgical Training and Research- BOTA Revalidation Sessions

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Sukhdeep Gill

Upper Limb & Hand Specialty Lead

Upon graduating from University of Wales College of Medicine in 2004, I undertook higher surgical training in Wessex, during which time I developed an interest in shoulder and elbow surgery.

I undertook further specialist fellowship training in shoulder, elbow and hand surgery at the Upper Limb fellowship programme at Bristol (Bristol Royal Infirmary and Southmead Hospital). During this time I gained experience and expertise in minimally invasive and arthroscopic upper limb techniques, complex revision and reverse geometry shoulder arthroplasty surgery, motion preserving reconstructive surgery for degenerate disease in the shoulder, elbow and hand and traumatic disorders of the upper limb including soft tissue reconstruction.  Following this I undertook the coveted Trueta Oxford Trauma fellowship, to gain valuable further insight into and develop my skills in complex trauma further. 

Whilst on fellowship in 2019, I was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Portsmouth University Hospitals NHS Trust, and commenced my fulltime post in February 2020.  My practice consists predominantly of primary and revision elbow and shoulder arthroplasty and arthroscopy, but I remain part of the on-call orthopaedic team, dealing with both general trauma and complex upper limb trauma.

I am an active member of the British Orthopaedic Association, the British Elbow and Shoulder Society, the Orthopaedic Trauma Society and MotorSports UK. I am actively involved in research, keenly following the latest developments in the field of shoulder and elbow surgery.  I am a recognised educator and clinical supervisor, enjoy instructing on ATLS courses as well teaching at both junior doctor and registrar level regularly.  I am the current Orthopaedic Junior Doctor Lead at Portsmouth University Hospitals NHS Trust. I started as the Upper Limb editor for UKITE in 2021.  In my spare time I work as a track doctor at Brands Hatch racing circuit, enjoy travelling with my family and exploring and cooking new cuisines. 

Speaker, Professional Development for SAS Surgeons - time to invest - SAS Revalidation

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Michael Gillies

Trauma Consultant, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Professor Michael Gillies is a Consultant in Critical Care at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Associate Medical Director for Diagnostics, Anaesthetics, Theatres and Critical Care in NHS Lothian. He is an Honorary Professor in Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He is a board member of the UK Perioperative Medicine Clinical Trials Network and chief investigator od RESULT Hip, an NIHR funded study of perioperative transfusion threshold in hip fracture.

Speaker ‘‘Changing practice in fragility fracture care’ - Fragility Fracture Network UK Review Day.

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Danny Goel

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Dr Goel earned his medical degree and a Masters in Science from the University of Manitoba. He then pursued his Orthopaedic Surgery training at the University of Calgary. Dr. Goel is shoulder fellowship trained from the University of Western Ontario and Harvard University. He has also trained in complex shoulder tendon transfers at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. He has his MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Dr. Goel’s practice includes all aspects of arthroscopic and reconstructive shoulder surgery. He is a member and an examiner for the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada and is Board Certified under the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He maintains privileges at Burnaby General and St. Paul’s Hospital. He is a member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, Canadian Medical Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and British Columbia Medical Association.

Speaker, Modernising care of young patients with hip pain – BHS Revalidation Session

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Ben Gooding

Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon, Nottingham University Hospitals

His fellowship training includes:

  • The Mayo Clinic, USA
  • Harvard Orthopaedics, Boston USA
    • As the British Shoulder and Elbow Society Travelling Fellow 2012.
  • Australia – Southern Orthopaedics and The Sydney Shoulder Institute
    • As the Malkin Travelling Fellow 2011.
  • Nottingham Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship.
  • Sheffield Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship.

His local training includes the Nottingham University Hospitals, Derby Hospitals and Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

Positions of Responsibility:

  • Clinical Chairman, The Park Hospital Nottingham, 2021 – present.
  • Chair Castle Orthopaedic Partners 2019 – present.
  • Deputy Head of Service Orthopaedics, Nottingham University Hospitals, 2020-21.
  • Chair of the Greater Nottingham Clinical Cabinet, 2017 – 2018.
  • Clinical Chairman of Circle Nottingham and UK Hospitals Exec Board member for Circle Health, 2017 – 19,
  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society Education Committee 2012-2014.
  • Co-Organiser of the British Shoulder and Elbow Society congress in Nottingham 2014.

Speaker, BOA Clinical Examination Skills Course

Melvin Grainger

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

Mr Grainger is a full-time spinal surgeon at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. His practice encompasses a wide range of spinal conditions covering all levels of the spine. He carried out his basic spinal training in the West Midlands which was consolidated by a combined Orthopaedic/Neurosurgical Fellowship in Liverpool.

Speaker, Spinal Curriculum Update for SpR's: Spine Day, Thursday 22nd September

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Andrew Green

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist (MSK & Trauma Rehabilitation), The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Andy Green is a clinical specialist Physiotherapist in musculoskeletal and trauma rehabilitation at The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.  Majority of his work focuses around the complex major trauma patients in an outpatient setting, but involves weekly inpatient sessions and a multi-professional major trauma clinic.  Andy completed a masters in Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy at The University of Birmingham in 2012.  Andy was appointed onto the NICE guideline committee for the development of the rehabilitation after traumatic injury guideline which was published in January 2022.  He co-chairs the West Midlands Branch for the ATOCP whilst also sitting on their national regional branch sub-committee.

Speaker – ‘Prevention of Adolescent ACL’ ATOCP Session;

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Justin Green

Orthopaedic Registrar, Northumbria Healthcare Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne

Justin Green is a Leadership and Management Fellow, Health Education England and Research Fellow in Digital Health and application of Machine Learning, Newcastle upon Tyne

Speaker, Modernising care of young patients with hip pain – BHS Revalidation Session

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Rob Gregory

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Durham

Rob Gregory is a consultant T&O surgeon who works in Durham. He has a longstanding interest in surgical training, is currently Chair of the SAC for T&O, and is a recent Trustee of the BOA.

Chair, ‘Can high quality patient care co-exist with erosion of training standards’, BOA Education & Careers Committee

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William Gregory

Consultant Physiotherapist (Rheumatology), Salford Royal Hospital, Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

Will is a Consultant Physiotherapist, employed by the Rheumatology team at Salford Care Organisation in Greater Manchester. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University teaching on the Advanced Practice and FCP MSc modules on the early detection and assessment of rheumatological conditions. Will has co-led on a UK-wide survey of rheumatology physiotherapy practice and on the development of the CSP and BSR-endorsed “Rheumatology Physiotherapy Capabilities Framework”. He has a passion for advancing AHP roles in Rheumatology and striving for equity of access to rheumatology physiotherapy services across the UK. Will co-chairs the recently formed national rheumatology physiotherapy clinical interest group. He runs Injection, Pain and Axial Spondyloarthritis clinics at Salford and also has a role as Clinical Governance Lead for the Rheumatology team. He is active on social media as @PhysioWillGreg and as a part of the national CIG @RheumPT_MACP

Speaker – ‘Prevention of Adolescent ACL’ ATOCP Session;

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Xavier Griffin

Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Royal London Hospital

Professor Xavier Griffin spearheads academic orthopaedics at Queen Mary and Barts Health, having joined in August 2020 as the inaugural chair of Bone and Joint Health.

Xavier’s vision is for world class excellence in research and clinical academic training; providing opportunity for the next generation of clinician scientists to realise their aspirations.

Xavier isana NIHR Clinician Scientist and has been awarded over £10m of research funding and over 80 peer reviewed publications.

He is driven by having a meaningful impact on patient care; his research is focused on the clinical and cost-effectiveness of new and existing treatments to improve bone and joint health and has been cited by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence. He has a passion for developing methodologies that harness the speed, power, and efficiency of routinely-collected data but are coupled with the great advantages of randomisation.

Speaker, ‘ More than just plates or nails – surgery, research and the National Hip Fracture Database’ – OTS Revalidation Session

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Shailesh Gupta

Hand and Micro, Upper Extremity Reconstructive Surgeon  , Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Dr Gupta has delivered lectures on various aspects of hand surgery in monthly clinical meeting of our city Indore orthopaedic club on a regular basis. Since last 8 years he has delivering lectures for the instructional course for Post Graduate Trainee students conducted at Arihant Hospital & Research Centre Indore, MP, India organised by B. Mukhopadyay foundation on various topics like replantation, principles of tendon transfer, evaluation of hand injuries etc.

Dr Gupta is regularly giving the lectures & teaching the industrial workers for prevention of hand injuries. He has conducted many free hand surgery at camps.

Performed more than 6000 surgeries. Delivered more than 100 lectures in various national & international forum. Deals with all problems of hand and upper extremity injury including Ortho, plastic &micro surgical reconstructive surgery. Largest series of successful functional replants of hand in central India. Independently running my own fellowship training programme for 6/12 months. Ex- executive council member of Indian Society for surgery of Hand. Ex- executive council member of MP chapter of IOA

Hobby of playing badminton regularly and has been awarded many times at the Indore IMA badminton tournament.

Speaker, Indian Summer – Trauma Challenges’– BIOS Session

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Chinmay Gupte

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Imperial College London

Chinmay Gupte PhD, FRCS(Orth), is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and clinical reader (associate professor) at Imperial College London.

Chinmay specialises in soft tissue knee surgery, focusing on sports knee and children's knee injuries. In paediatrics, he has special interests in hyperlaxity, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with lateral tenodesis, meniscal repair and root repair, and patellofemoral instability, together with osteochondral Injury.

Chinmay has published extensively on the role of the anterolateral ligament in ACL reconstruction, together with risk factors for paediatric ACL injury and meniscal repair. 

He continues his research in paediatric knee conditions and is working with the engineers at Imperial on osteochondral replacement. 

He also leads orthopaedic simulation team lab at Imperial, which focuses on surgical safety in orthopaedic training.

Speaker- ‘Patellofemoral Instability’ - BASK Revalidation

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Fares Haddad

Professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Surgery, University College Hospitals, London

Professor of Orthopaedic and Sports Surgery and Divisional Clinical Director of Surgical Specialties at UCLH, and Director of the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH) at University College London. Editor in Chief, Bone and Joint Journal.

Research areas: Professor Haddad's clinical and research endeavours have centred around hip and knee reconstruction. His interests include joint preservation after sports injuries, bearing surfaces, implant fixation, periprosthetic infection and outcomes assessment in hip, knee and revision surgery.  His broader work also encompasses strategies to preserve and regain musculoskeletal health; he led the musculoskeletal team at the London Olympics 2012, was instrumental in setting up the National Centre for Sport & Exercise Medicine and has gained International Olympic Committee Centre of Excellence status at ISEH. He works with a number of elite sports and is the Chief Medical Officer for the NFL in the UK.

Other achievements: He was the gold medallist in the FRCS (Orth) exam and has gained a large number of prizes and prestigious academic awards.  He has been an EFORT Travelling Fellow, British Hip Society Travelling Fellow and ABC Travelling Fellow in 2004. He was a Hunterian Professor in 2005. He is a member of the Knee Society, of the Hip Society and of the International Hip Society.

He has presented and published widely on key aspects of hip, knee and sports surgery including over 700 peer reviewed publications. He leads a clinical research group with interests in joint preservation after injury, prosthetic design and performance and outcomes measurement after hip / knee injury, degeneration and surgery. He is Editor in Chief of the Bone and Joint Journal.

Chair, ‘An update on the current status of robotic surgery in the UK’ – RCS Digital & Robotic Group Session

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James Hadfield

T&O specialist registrar (ST6), North East of England

James is a trauma and orthopaedics specialist registrar (ST6) based in the North East of England and has a particular interest in sporting injuries and trauma. He is currently undertaking an MSc in Spots and exercise medicine through the University of Bath.

After securing funding through AOUK, and in collaboration with BOTA, CORNET and AOUK, James has recently established and led the open-fracture patient evaluation nationwide (OPEN) study. Thanks to a national collaborative effort, the OPEN study recruited 1175 patients in 51 hospitals across the UK.

Speaker, Innovations in Surgical Training and Research- BOTA Revalidation Sessions

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Lisa Hadfield-Law

Education Advisor, British Orthopaedic Association

Having spent 20 years in clinical practice and 20 years in surgical education, Lisa has been immersed in both cultures and is, therefore, in a unique position to provide educational support.  She has managed an orthopaedic/trauma service of a teaching hospital, and has insight into the circumstances and challenges facing surgical teams.

  • Surgical educator since 1992
  • Trained over 15,000 surgeons in 68 countries of Europe, N America, Latin America & Asia
  • Previously 20 years of trauma nursing experience in the UK and abroad
  • Trained as a virtual teacher in 2016          

Current Position

  • Leads BOA & Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Future Leaders Programme
  • Consultant surgical educator UK and abroad
  • Education Advisor to the British Orthopaedic Association & AOUKI
  • Contributes to the T&O SAC and ISCP Management group
  • Faculty of Surgical Trainers Advisory Board
  • Current focus - virtual learning, SAS surgeons and leadership for trainees

Website: https://hadfield-law.co.uk

Twitter: @lisahadfieldlaw

Course Facilitator, Training Orthopaedic Educational Supervisors (TOES)

Chair, Future T&O Leaders (FLP)

Speaker, Professional Development for SAS Surgeons - Time to invest

Shahnawaz Haleem

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Speaker, Spinal Curriculum Update for SpR's: Spine Day, Thursday 22nd September

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Andrew Hall

Specialty Registrar, University of Edinburgh

Mr Andrew J Hall MBChB, BMedSci (Hons), MRCS(Ed), MFST (Ed), DFSEM (UK), PgCert

  1. Specialty Registrar & PhD Candidate, University of Edinburgh.
  2. Chief Resident, Golden Jubilee National University Hospital.
  3. Deputy Chair, Scottish Hip Fracture Audit Research Group.
  4. Club Doctor, Heart of Midlothian Football Club

Andrew is a Specialty Trainee in T&O and a PhD Candidate at the University of Edinburgh, with a focus on routinely-collected and population-level data for risk prediction and outcome measurement. He is delivering the International Multicentre Project Auditing COVID-19 in T&O (IMPACT) in concert with Edinburgh Orthopaedics and the Scottish Hip Fracture Audit. He established the Scottish Collaborative Orthopaedic Trainees’ Research Network (SCOTnet) alongside trainees across Scotland.

Andrew worked for a year as a Clinical Teaching Fellow where he designed and delivered a modern undergraduate musculoskeletal curriculum, studied and implemented the use of technology-enhanced learning modalities in surgical education, and sits on a national pan-specialty simulation and immersive teaching working group.

As Chief Resident at the Golden Jubilee National University Hospital he is establishing a trainee-led research group with the primary aims of: improving delivery of national elective orthopaedic services, developing novel techniques in joint preservation surgery, and using pre-clinical methods such as motion analysis in the context of Sports Orthopaedics.

He is especially interested in the interface between Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports & Exercise Medicine and his work is strongly influenced by his experience of clinical and academic practice in high performance sporting environments including the Scottish Rugby Union, SportScotland, and as Club Doctor for Heart of Midlothian FC.

Speaker, Tackling Trainee Confidence and TPD Question Time- BOTA Revalidation Sessions

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Paul Halliwell

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & British Foot & Ankle Society President, Royal Surrey County NHS Trust

Paul Halliwell has been Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Surrey County NHS Trust in Guildford since 2001. Paul specialises solely in problems of the foot and ankle in both adults and children, the latter the result of Fellowship training at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. His other Fellowship, in Toronto, was in Trauma and Joint Reconstruction. He qualified from Guy’s Hospital, London in 1988 before completing the South West Thames Higher Surgical Training Programme. This combination of higher orthopaedic training led to a particular interest in total ankle joint replacement (TAR), which he began in 2003 and continues to perform on a frequent basis as one of the few high-volume ankle replacement surgeons in the UK. He teaches the uses and technique of TAR internationally and was a Principal Investigator for the national TARVA ankle replacement study.

Paul has always had an interest in the psychology of medicine and neuropsychology, so much so that he intercalated a BSc in the subject during medical school training. He has a reputation for empathy and for attending to his patients’ concerns at a “human” level. This passion for treating patients as people is ever-present when he teaches, whether students, trainee doctors or peers. He was Director and developer of the British Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS) national training course whilst a member of BOFAS’ Education Committee and Chair of BOFAS’ Outcomes Committee. In the latter role, he co-ordinates the BOFAS Registry, a UK-wide online system for measuring the results of foot and ankle surgical treatments.

Chair, ‘The Naughton Dunn Lecture’ – BOFAS Revalidation Session

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Rod Hammett

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Taunton & Somerset NHS Trust

Rod is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with specialty interest in Foot and Ankle surgery who has worked in a busy DGH for twelve years. He graduated from University College London and completed his higher surgical training in the Severn Deanery.  He was a Foot and Ankle fellow to Dr Terry Saxby in Brisbane, Australia in 2009/10. He is the local orthopaedic lead for diabetic foot disease and plays a key role within the diabetic foot care MDT across the county. His practice covers all aspects of foot and ankle surgery including forefoot surgery, arthrodesis and total ankle arthroplasty.

Speaker, ‘Diabetic Foot Disease’ – BOFAS Revalidation Session

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Zaid Hamoodi

T&O specialty registrar, Northwest (Mersey) deanery, Wrightington Hospital, Lancashire

Zaid Hamoodi is a trauma and orthopaedics specialty registrar year 7 at the Northwest (Mersey) deanery with special interest in upper limb surgery. He is the current NJR/RCSEng research fellow, based at Wrightington hospital, examining the predictors of failure in total elbow replacement.

Zaid is leading the NJR Data quality audit for elbow arthroplasty (@DQAElbows) with Professor Adam C Watts. This is a national collaborative audit between the NJR, BOTA, BOA, BESS, and RCSEng. The audit examined and improved the completeness and accuracy of the NJR elbow dataset by working closely with BOTA and trauma and orthopaedics trainees nationally.

Speaker, Innovations in Surgical Training and Research- BOTA Revalidation Sessions

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Chris Hand

Trauma & Orthopaedic Consultant, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

Chris has been a Trauma and Orthopaedic Consultant at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth since 2003. His NHS specialist interests included arthroscopic shoulder surgery and limb reconstruction. Concurrently he was a Consultant in the Royal Navy where he developed further specialist interests in blast and ballistic trauma, as pertinent to practice in the austere environment. His specialist training was undertaken in the Wessex and Bristol deaneries with Fellowships at the Toronto Western Hospital, Canada (Sports Medicine) and the Russian Ilizarov Scientific Centre for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Kurgan (Ilizarov method).

Having retired from regular military service he works part time in the NHS (focussing on trauma and limb construction) at Queen Alexandra Hospital and has taken up additional rôles with several Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Organisations. These include the International Committee of the Red Cross where he deployed to the Weapons Traumatology Training Centre in Tripoli, Lebanon and also provides additional ongoing clinical training and support. He has also joined the clinical team working with MAP/IDEALS charities providing surgical support and training in the Middle East. In addition, he undertakes further austere environment surgical team support for both Government and Non Government Organisations.

Chris teaches regularly on the European Trauma Course, Damage Control Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery course, Surgical Training for the Austere Environment Course and the Military Operational Surgical Team Training Course.

Speaker - ‘Technological Advances in Limb Reconstruction’- BLRS Revalidation Session

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Bob Handley

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Bob Handley has been a Consultant on the Trauma Service at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford since 1994. Bob is currently President of the British Orthoapedic Association, and National Clinical Lead for GIRFT Orthopaedic Trauma. He has been President of both AOUK and the Orthopaedic Trauma Society, and has chaired the NICE guideline development group. Bob was also an examiner for FRCS T&O for ten years.

Chair, OTS Session - Trauma Orthoplastics; 

Speaker, ‘More than just plates or nails – surgery, research and the National Hip Fracture Database’ – OTS Revalidation Session;

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Timandra Harkness

Science writer, broadcaster and comedian

Timandra Harkness is a science writer, broadcaster, and comedian. She has performed maths standup presented on Radio 4, and written a book; Big Data: does size matter? After performing improvised and standup comedy, hosting cabaret, and touring with a tented circus, Timandra formed the first comedy science double-act in the UK with neuroscientist Dr Helen Pilcher. Now a regular writing and presenting on Radio 4, Timandra has fronted documentaries such as Data, Data Everywhere, and Personality Politics. She co-hosts FutureProofing, with Leo Johnson, which sees her looking at the future of everything from language to war, ageing to food. She’s also the resident reporter on social psychology series The Human Zoo.

Away from the microphone and since winning a competition in the Independent with a piece on goat-borrowing, she has written for publications including the Telegraph, Guardian, Sunday Times, Evening Standard, WIRED, Men's Health and Significance (the journal of the Royal Statistical Society). Her book Big Data: does size matter? gives a history of data collection and collation, how it’s changing the world, and its shortcomings from politics to health to smart cities. Combining unusual facts with insight and humour, Timandra looks at how the future will affect business and society. As well as looking at big data, she tackles AI and robotics, and considers topics around our relationship with science and technology.

On stage, Timandra has appeared in and co-written Your Days Are Numbered: the maths of death and Science Burlesque, which brought the Cheltenham Science Festival its first audience that included a hen party.

Speaker, Howard Steel Lecture

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Loz Harry

Major Trauma Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Clinical Director, South Wales Trauma Network

Miss Loz Harry is the Clinical Director for the South Wales Trauma Network and a Major Trauma Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon based between the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, in Swansea and the Major Trauma Centre, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

Loz returned home to Wales to set up the orthoplastic service and now heads up the new welsh trauma network. Previously, Loz successfully achieved a full 24/7 service with free tissue transfer at the Major Trauma Centre in Brighton, whilst a consultant at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.

A dedicated NHS trauma and reconstructive surgeon, Loz completed her medical degree at Cambridge, with junior training in Norwich and London, higher surgical training in Scotland, and research, microsurgery and trauma fellowships in Sydney, Toronto and Oxford.

Loz completed her PhD in Soft Tissue Reconstruction in Open Tibial Fractures, under the supervision of Professor Jagdeep Nanchahal and was a member of the committee for rewriting the BOA/BAPRAS Standards for the Management of Open Fractures. Loz has published and presented in her dedicated field and now teaches nationally and internationally on many aspects of lower limb trauma and reconstruction.

Loz loves cold water sea swimming, supporting her husband Andy’s cycling endeavours and singing in the welsh valleys!

Speaker, ‘Trauma Orthoplastics’- OTS Revalidation Session       

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Aresh Hashemi-Nejad

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Royal Orthopaedic National Hospital

After qualifying Guy’s Hospital Medical School in 1985 and on various rotation at Bart’s and The Royal Free, he was appointed to The Senior Registrar Rotation at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in 1994. Also in that year, he was elected as The President of BOTA.

He completed two Fellowships, one year in joint arthroplasty on the professorial unit at the RNOH, the second fellowship in paediatric and young adult hip at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

He was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in 1997 and has led the expansion of a service that is nationally and internationally recognised.

In 2006 he was an ABC Travelling Fellowship. In that year he was elected to The Council of The British Society of Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery and in 2009 elected as The Treasurer. He was president of the British Society for children’s Orthopaedic Surgery 2014- 2016 and sat on national committees as immediate past president (2016-18)

Within The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital he has served as chairman of the MSC, Clinical Lead for Paediatric Orthopaedic Services and as Divisional Director of Surgical Services 2007-2012 . He was chief Medical Officer of the RNOH from of January 2017 to October 2019

Mr Hashemi-Nejad has published peer reviewed papers and written Chapters in International Textbooks as well as being co-editor of books on Orthopaedics. He was the section editor for the EFFORT operative textbook in paediatric orthopaedic surgery.

Speaker, Young Adult Hip: Managing the Sequelae of Paediatric Hip Disorders - BSCOS Revalidation Session

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Stephen Hepple

BOA Medico-legal Committee Member

Steve Hepple Graduated from Sheffield Medical school in 1991. He undertook basic surgical training in Sheffield before moving to Bristol for his registrar rotation. After fellowships in Brisbane and Dallas he was appointed as Consultant to North Bristol NHS Trust in 2002. Over the last 15years his elective practice has been exclusively foot and ankle although he continues to be an active member of the trauma team at the Severn Major Trauma Centre based at Southmead Hospital, Bristol. Throughout his career he has had a keen interest in training and has lectured at many national and international meetings. In 2009 he joined the education committee of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle society subsequently taking up the post of Treasurer for 6 years before serving as President in 2018. He has held the posts of specialty director and clinical director within the orthopaedic unit in North Bristol. He has undertaken medicolegal work since 1999 initially general personal injury reports but more recently specialising in complex foot and ankle injuries and negligence cases. He undertakes more than 200 report per year.

Speaker, Getting Started in Medico-Legal Practice

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Shehan Hettiaratchy

Major Trauma Director, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Shehan graduated from Oxford University and trained as Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in the UK, USA and Australia, including a 3 year research fellowship at Harvard. He is the Director of Major Trauma at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK. His clinical practice is focused on hand surgery, extremity reconstruction and major trauma. He has been a military reservist for over 20 years, including operational deployments to Afghanistan. As a civilian, he has deployed overseas with The HALO Trust (Afghanistan, Kosovo, Georgia, Abkhazia, Chechnya), MERLIN (Haiti earthquake) and most recently with UK-MED to Ukraine. He is part of a NIHR research group at Imperial studying the healthcare burden of conflict. 

Speaker, Conflict and Disaster Session

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Tom Heycock

Trauma & Orthopaedic Trainee, University Hospitals Dorset

Tom graduated from Cambridge University in 2015 with an MA in Biological and Biomedical Sciences alongside his Medical Degree. During undergraduate training he initially developed research interests in pharmacology, but discovered a passion for surgery during Foundation Training. He went on to complete Core Surgical Training in the Wessex deanery, where he has developed a keen interest in Trauma.

Building on his passion for Teaching and Training, Tom has led the Junior Doctors’ Teaching Programme, developing an interest in virtual education during lockdown, and is shortly due to complete ATLS Instructor training.

Tom is currently working as a Locum Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedics in Dorset, whilst applying for ST training. He has been “fortunate” enough to be involved with the immediate care of a number of difficult patients with diabetes: it seems they check the rota before presenting and wait for him to be on-call!

Speaker, ‘Diabetic Foot Disease’ – BOFAS Revalidation Session

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Caroline Hing

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, St George's Hospital

Caroline trained in Medicine at University College London with an intercalated BSc in Anatomy & Developmental Biology. She completed her Orthopaedic and Trauma training on the Pott Rotation based at Barts and The London Hospitals with a further period of training at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital whilst completing an MD, doctoral thesis on patellofemoral instability. She also completed an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering awarded by the University of Wales. Her fellowships included trauma at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia and knee surgery at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals in London.

She has subspecialty interests in knee surgery, especially patellofemoral instability and in trauma. She is a Professor of orthopaedics at St George’s University London with research interests in osteoarthritis and trauma. She is a clinical director for corporate outpatients and she leads for research in orthopaedics in the trust. She is co-editor in chief of The Knee Journal. She supports equality and diversity within the executive committees of BASK and the BOA.

Speaker ‘Patellofemoral Instability’ - BASK Revalidation

Speaker - Medical Student Day

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Jonathan Hobby

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon , Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital

Jonathan is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon with a Specialist Interest in Upper Limb and Hand Surgery. He trained in London and Cambridge. He is a member of the BOA was President of BOTA in 2000 He has worked as a Consultant in Basingstoke since 2001. He is on the AO faculty for long-bone and hand & wrist trauma. He is a member and Past President of the BSSH. He was the BSSH Stack fellow in 2009 and the ASSH travelling fellow in 2010. He has been chairman of the BSSH Instructional Courses and is Co-Chair of the FESSH Academy course.

Chair, BSSH Mentoring Programme and Hand Free Papers

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Simon Hodkinson

BOA Vice President Elect and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Simon trained in London at St Bartholomew’s Hospital from 1977-82.

He was a Royal Naval cadet as a medical student so after house jobs in London and the Navy he spent the next two and a half years on General Duties in the Royal Navy.

After a crash course in all sorts of medical disasters he might face at sea, he went to the Falklands and Antarctica for the best part of a year before spending the second year in general practice in a Naval base.

Simon started his surgical training with in the Navy in 1986 and in 1990 joined the fledgling HEMS project at the London as one of the original three Drs flying on the helicopter.

His higher training took him out of the Navy to Edinburgh and Leeds before being appointed a Consultant in the Navy in 1995.

Deployments to Cyprus, Bosnia and the Gulf intermingled with his early career and he then left the Navy in 1999 to join the NHS in Portsmouth.

In the NHS he developed his fledgling interest in foot and ankle surgery, which rapidly became him chosen speciality as the department expanded.

After a period as clinical director in Portsmouth his interest in education started as the RCS Tutor and progressed to being the Training Programme Director for T&O in Wessex for 8 years and membership of the SAC for 5 years.

He remains on the Training Standards Committee and the Education Committee of the BOA.

Speaker, Medical Student Day

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Anria Horn

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and Maitland Cottage Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital, Senior lecturer, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Cape Town

Dr Horn completed her Orthopaedic training at the University of Cape Town in 2015. Following this she completed a fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, UK.

She has been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and the Maitland Cottage Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, since 2016. In addition to this, she runs an adolescent orthopaedic service at Groote Schuur Hospital and has a part-time private practice at UCT Private Academic Hospital in Cape Town.

Dr Horn is actively involved in research and teaching. She has published 19 peer reviewed scientific papers and has been an invited speaker at several national orthopaedic meetings. She is also currently undergraduate convener for orthopaedic surgery at the University of Cape Town.

Dr Horn treats the entire spectrum of paediatric orthopaedic conditions, including trauma, infection and deformity, but her special interest lies in the management of children with cerebral palsy.

Speaker, Harnessing technology in low and middle income countries – WOC Revalidation

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Phillip Housden

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Following qualification as a doctor in Cardiff 1985 Phil trained as a Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon in Wales and across the south of England. On returning from a fellowship in Melbourne Australia he was appointed as an NHS T&O Consultant in Canterbury in 1995 and developed a keen interest in training. As an Instructor he ran ATLS and Surgical Skills courses. He was the Clinical Director of the East Kent NHS Trust’s T&O department for some 10 years before being appointed by HEE as the Joint Program Director for the T&O surgical training program across Kent Surrey & Sussex. He has recently integrated the Trainetics HF program into their senior teaching program.

He has developed an interest in understanding the causes of surgical trainees failing to meet training targets and how they are best supported. He has co-ordinated, developed and run many clinical training sessions including Cadaveric surgical training courses in the new Kent Medical Schools facility and organised and run mock surgical examination days.

He is a clinical advisor to both Christchurch and Canterbury Universities supporting the Physician Associate training program, and the Medical School program and mentors Surgical Clinical Fellows involved with undergraduate and post graduate teaching.

Within his clinical role he has a particular interest in how clinical systems affect professional performance and the difference between how checklists and safety systems are designed and how they are actually implemented.

Faculty, Non-Technical Skills (NOTSS RCSEd) Course

Peter Howard

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Derbyshire

Peter Howard is an orthopaedic Consultant in Derbyshire. He is Past President of the BHS and Chair of the Implant Scrutiny Committee for the NJR.

Speaker, Congress Theme Plenary - Technology, Data and Recovery

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Sophie Howles

Trauma and Orthopaedic Registrar

Simon Hughes

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Mr Simon Hughes is a consultant spinal oncology surgeon at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust.

He attended St. Andrews University Medical School for his pre-clinical years where he secured a BSc in Medical Science. His undergraduate clinical years were spent at the University of Manchester where he obtained his medical degree. Subsequently he embarked on a run-through training post in trauma and Orthopaedics in the North West of England.

Throughout this time he completed a MSc in Surgical Science from the University of Edinburgh which he graduated from with distinction. He has published and presented both nationally and internationally and has won several academic prizes including the Peter Mallimson prize for best scientific paper, the Alan Glass Memorial prize as well as the ‘best of the best paper’ at the British Orthopaedic Association Congress which he was nominated for two years running.

On completion of specialist training, the last year of which he spent at the centre for Complex Spinal Surgery at Salford Royal, he embarked on fellowship training at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and subsequently Oxford University Teaching Hospitals. Both of these were heavily based around primary tumour surgery under the tutelage of Mel Grainger and Jeremy Reynolds.

His work interests centre around primary spinal oncology. He is the spinal lead for the Bone Infection Unit as well as the Clinical Lead for Theatres. He sits on the Expert Advisory Group for MSCC.

Speaker, Spinal Curriculum Update for SpR's: Spine Day, Thursday 22nd September

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Jonathan Hutt

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Jonathan Hutt is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in all aspects of hip surgery.

He studied medicine at Oxford and Imperial College and undertook specialist orthopaedic training in London. This was followed with a fellowship in Lower Limb Reconstruction at the Université de Montréal in Canada and an additional fellowship in Young Adult Hip Surgery at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in London.

He is experienced in advanced joint preservation techniques such as minimally invasive periacetabular osteotomy and hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) as well as hip reconstruction for other causes of non-arthritic hip pain. When preservation of the joint is not possible, he is experienced in hip replacement using both the direct anterior and posterior approaches to the hip, as well as revision surgery. He has a particular interest in hip problems in adolescence and early adulthood as well as joint replacement in younger active patients. He is involved in innovation and research in advanced hip preservation techniques as well as emerging hip technology and implants to improve patient outcomes.

Speaker, Young Adult Hip: Managing the Sequelae of Paediatric Hip Disorders - BSCOS Revalidation Session

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Antonia Isaacson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation

Speaker, The BOA Clinical Examination Course

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Monu Jabbal

BOTA Scottish National trainee representative

After completing undergraduatee training at Edinburgh University, Monu continued on for foundation training and a Master of Science before joining the training rotation. Monu is currently out of program as the Scottish Arthroplasty Project research undertaking an MD, and is the BOTA Scottish National trainee representative. His other roles are faculty at Edinburgh University, and Specialty board member for orthopaedics at RCSEd

Speaker, Innovations in Surgical Training and Research- BOTA Revalidation Sessions

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Tom Jacobs

Physiotherapist, Flex Physio

Having completed his training in London (St George’s), Tom developed a strong foundation in Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal rehab over the years he spent at different teaching hospitals in the south, including the Royal Berkshire Hospital and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford. He went on to develop expertise in sports medicine, spending time at Wasps Rugby DPP and with independent athletes in the private sector at grassroots and elite level.

He has worked as a consultant to Oxfordshire based independent schools now for the past 7 years and has pioneered an injury triage service to diagnose and treat sports injuries early. He has also since become an ambassador for Adolescent sports injury prevention, becoming a founding trustee of SKIPP Charity in 2019. He now divides his time between clinical work, teaching/mentoring and promoting injury prevention.

Speaker – ‘Prevention of Adolescent ACL’ ATOCP Session;

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Rajdeep Jain

Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

I have been a Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham since 2013. I had previously been a Neurology Consultant overseas until 2005. I subsequently completed my Specialist Registrar training in Clinical Neurophysiology at Oxford and Cardiff with additional placements at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London. My special interest is in nerve and muscle disorders.

My clinical work includes nerve conduction studies and electromyography for various nerve entrapment syndromes such as carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar neuropathy; peripheral neuropathies, motor neuron disease and muscle disorders. I also perform single fibre EMG studies for myasthenia gravis, ambulatory EEG, evoked potentials (EP) and intro-operative monitoring procedures.

I take an active role in both undergraduate and postgraduate education.

Speaker, Spinal Curriculum Update for SpR's: Spine Day 22nd September, 14:15 - 15:45

Edward Jenner

Paediatric Orthopaedics, Sheffield Children's Hospital

Edward Jenner is Post-CCT Fellow in Paediatric Orthopaedics at Sheffield Children's Hospital. He has a long-standing interest in Global Orthopaedic Surgery. He has worked in Kenya and Zambia, completed the DTM&H from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and contributed to a number of large studies in Global Surgery. Ed has helped to coordinate and run the WOC-Guyana Residents Teaching Program since 2018 and over that time has worked to expand the program into clinical examination and research.

Speaker, “Harnessing technology in low and middle income countries– WOC Revalidation and Free Paper Session

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Antony Johansen

Consultant Orthogeriatrician, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Antony began working as a full-time NHS consultant in 1997. He was the world’s first consultant ‘orthogeriatrician’ to work full time in the acute orthopaedic wards, and went on to establish this new specialty by co-authoring the key British Orthopaedic Association and NICE guidelines on hip fracture.

Since 2013 he has led our national clinical audit of hip fracture, and is now senior clinical lead for the Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (FFFAP) at the Royal College of Physicians in London. This programme embraces the National Audit of Inpatient Falls (NAIF) and the Fracture Liaison Service Database (FLSDB), and the National Hip Fracture Database' (NHFD). He has led national sprint audits of hip fracture; the NHFD working in collaboration with the Association of Anaesthesia and with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Chair, ‘More than just plates or nails – surgery, research and the National Hip Fracture Database Trauma’ – OTS Revalidation Session; Speaker, ‘Changing practice in fragility fracture’- FFN UK network Meeting

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Ashok Johari

Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Director, Paediatric Orthopaedics, Nanavati Max Super Specialty Hospital, Mumbai, India

Dr Ashok N Johari, M.S.Orth., M.Ch. Orth.(Liv), DNB Orth., D.Ortho., F.C.P.S. Orth., F.R.C.S. (Lon), FAMS, Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Director, Paediatric Orthopaedics, Nanavati Max Super Specialty Hospital, Mumbai, India

  • President of the Orthopaedic World Body - SICOT from 2020 to 2022
  • Chief Editor of the Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics (B) – 2006 to date
  • President, Indian Orthopaedic Association - 2010
  • Founder Secretary, Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India, POSI – 1994 to 2001, President POSI – 2005 to 2011
  • Past President: Indian Academy of Cerebral Palsy (IACP), Asia Pacific Knee Society (APKS), Asia Pacific Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (APPOS), World Association Against Infection in Orthopaedics and Trauma (WAIOT) and others
  • Chief Editor: Current Progress in Orthopedics -  book series
  • Many papers, research and book publications

Speaker, Indian Summer – Trauma Challenges’– BIOS Session

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David Johnson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Stepping Hill Hospital

Professor David Johnson has been a consultant at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport since 2001 where he practices in knee and trauma surgery. He also treats children with knee injuries and has an interest in recurrent patella dislocation along with patellofemoral osteoarthritis. He is actively engaged in research supervising trainees, along with work at both the Universities of Manchester and Salford where he holds honorary contracts.

He is currently Chair of the Greater Manchester Orthopaedic Alliance. In this role, he is engaged with the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre and Health Innovation Manchester to aid translation of research into clinical practice. He is a Member of the British Orthopaedic Association, the British Association for Surgery of the Knee and the British Patellofemoral Society.

Speaker, ‘Patellofemoral Instability’ - BASK Revalidation

Morgan Jones

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Mr Jones is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust and Birmingham Children's Hospital. He gained his medical degree from the University of Manchester, a BSc from Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, London and a Master’s degree from the University of Manchester. He specialises in adult and paediatric spinal deformity surgery having trained in Sheffield, Birmingham, Sydney and Hong Kong.

Speaker, Spinal Curriculum Update for SpR's: Spine Day, Thursday 22nd September

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Deiary Kader

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon , South West London Orthopaedic Centre

Professor Kader is a orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in knee surgery. He is a consultant and deputy medical director at the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC), overseeing research activities at the academic surgical unit. He is a visiting professor in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria University and at the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr.

In the past 13 years he has developed an extensive interest in research and postgraduate training and published more than 130 scientific papers, book chapters and articles. Since 2010 he has dedicated a significant amount of his time to humanitarian work with the NGMV medical charity (www.ngmvcharity.co.uk) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Professor Kader is fellowship trained in knee arthroplasty and sports surgery. After completing orthopaedic training in Scotland as well as knee fellowships in Sydney/Australia and Newcastle, he was invited to accept a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon post at the QEH NHS trust in Gateshead in 2005 and to become a team doctor for Newcastle United football club. This gave him an opportunity to care for professional athletes and obtain the membership of the faculty of sport and exercise medicine (FSEM) in the UK.

His other commitments include being a member of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSEng) quality assessment panel and appointments advisory committee (AAC) and examining for the FRCS Tr&Orth (JCIE-RCS). He is the vice president of BOSTAA (British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma and Arthroscopic Association), and president elect for 2021.

Speaker, ‘Sustainability, Incivility at work and among Orthopaedic Surgeons’ – BOSTAA Revalidation Session

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Alexia Karantana

Clinical Associate Professor in Hand Surgery, Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery, University of Nottingham

Alexia Karantana is a consultant hand and orthopaedic surgeon and joined the University of Nottingham in 2015 as Clinical Associate Professor. As part of her role, Alexia is embedded within the Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit and her research focusses is on musculoskeletal randomised controlled trials, outcome measures and evidence review. She also directs the Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery, in collaboration with the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH).

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Venu Kavarthapu

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Kings College Hospital, London

Professor Venu Kavarthapu was appointed as an orthopaedic consultant at King’s College Hospital NHS Trust in 2006. As the orthopaedic lead of King's Diabetic Foot Unit, he established the functional limb salvage Charcot foot reconstruction service that has been recognised nationally. He co-founded the ‘Multidisciplinary and Surgical Reconstruction of Charcot Foot Symposium' and ‘King’s Charcot Foot Reconstruction Cadaver Workshop’ in 2014. His clinical research interest is on Charcot foot reconstruction and infection clearance surgery.

Venu has published extensively on diabetic foot surgery and authored 10 book chapters on this subject. He is invited for most key diabetic foot meetings, and is a dynamic member of several specialist societies. His other responsibilities include a member of British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Education Committee, member of Vascular Society Diabetic Foot Special Specialist Interest Group, Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, and President of International Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons.

Chair, ‘Diabetic Foot Disease’ – BOFAS Revalidation Session

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Becky Kearney

Professor and Director, Bristol Trials Centre, University of Bristol

Professor Kearney is Director of Bristol Trials Centre and leads the design and delivery of randomised controlled trials that evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions in trauma and orthopaedics. She currently holds grants with a range of NIHR and charity funding streams and has held a Versus Arthritis doctoral Fellowship and two post-doctoral NIHR Fellowships.

Professor Kearney supports wider national networks in her field through committee roles with the Association of Trauma and Orthopaedic Chartered Physiotherapists and UK Fragility Fracture Network. Through these roles she has supported three research priority setting partnerships in fragility fracture management, complex fracture management and foot and ankle surgery with the James Lind Alliance. Professor Kearney is also a current member of the NIHR HTA committee and Chair of the NIHR RfPB regional funding committee in the West Midlands.

Supporting aspiring non-medical clinical academics is a key role for Professor Kearney. She was a member of the NIHR ICA Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship committee (2017-2021) and has continued supported successful NIHR ICA Fellows through the national NIHR ICA mentorship scheme. She has also successfully supported non-medical academics with securing and completing NIHR funded pre-doctoral and doctoral training awards.

Speaker, ‘Updates in Trauma and Orthopaedic Research’ – ATOCP Session

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Nikki Kelsall

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals Dorset

Nikki Kelsall is a foot and ankle surgeon.  She graduated from Bristol Medical School in 2001 and spent her first year as a doctor working in both Southmead and Frenchey Hospitals before moving to Liverpool to study for a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.  She completed her specialist training in Wessex and her training was augmented with a yearlong Foot & Ankle fellowship at Bournemouth hospital and she was awarded a BOFAS (British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society) international traveling fellowship for her time spent in Heidelberg and Bologna.

Nikki was appointed as a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon at University Hospitals Dorset where her sub-specialty interest is diabetic foot disease.   She also has an interest in Medical Education and is passionate about the development of future surgeons.  She gained her Masters in Medical Education in 2014 and sits on the Specialty Training Committee for Wessex.  More recently Nikki has started developing an interest in sports injury, she has completed a Diploma in Sports and Exercise medicine and is part way through training as a personal trainer to enable her to really focus on post injury and surgery performance.

Chair, ‘Diabetic Foot Disease’ – BOFAS Revalidation Session

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Cronan Kerin

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Liverpool University Hospitals

Cronan is involved in education at all levels. Currently he is the Chair of the National Selection Process.

Speaker, BOA Education and Careers Committee Congress session

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Sara Khalid

University Research Lecturer, Senior Research Fellow in Biomedical Data Science and Health Informatics

Group Head - Planetary Health Informatics; Machine Learning Lead - Pharmaco-device Epidemiology Group, Centre for Statistics in Medicine; National Geographic Explorer - Tracking Plastic Pollution with Remote Monitoring and Machine Learning; Ambassador for Women in Data Science - University of Oxford; Health Informatics, Intelligent Patient Monitoring, Planetary Health, Real-world Data Science

Sara leads the Planetary Health Informatics group and the Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics branch of the Musculoskeletal Pharmaco-epidemiology group in NDORMS, which she joined in 2016. She was previously based at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) in the Biomedical Image Analysis Lab, the Biomedical Signal Processing Lab, and the Computational Health Informatics Lab. Her research spans health, environment, and conservation. She is a National Geographic Early Career Explorer having secured a grant for using machine learning and remote monitoring for tracking plastic pollution from land to sea.

Sara completed her DPhil in Engineering Science at the IBME, University of Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar. Prior to that she received a Distinction for her MSc in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Oxford in 2009, as a Qualcomm Scholar. In 2007 she graduated with a BE in Electronics Engineering from the National University of Sciences and Technology in Karachi, Pakistan.

Her research interests include signal processing and machine learning, with applications in health informatics such as patient monitoring, telehealth, and observational research.

Sara's thesis explored Bayesian methods for providing early warning of patient deterioration, using time-series physiological data, and developed machine learning methods for multi-class classification of patient abnormalities using vital-sign data acquired from a large study with collaborators in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre. Sara led the data collection and statistical analysis of the multi-phase Cancer Hospital Study undertaken in the Cancer Hospital in Oxford, UK.

Sara teaches data science and machine learning for healthcare research at NDORMS. She is the trainer of the University-wide course "Statistical Learning in R" in collaboration with The Oxford e-Research Centre Advanced Research Computing and the Computer Science Department. She is also a faculty member at the NIHR  BRC course "Data analysis: Statistics - designing clinical research and biostatistics", organised by the Musculoskeletal Pharmaco-epidemiology group at NDORMS.

Sara is currently supervising eight DPhil students and an MSc student, as well as visiting PhD students, and she is interested in supervision opportunities.

Speaker, BOA Diversity and Inclusion Session

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Wasim Khan

Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Wasim Khan is an Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon. He has a research interest in stem cell sources, characterisation, differentiation and clinical applications. His clinical interest is in knee injuries and disease, especially cartilage and meniscal defects. He aims to identify better ways of treating cartilage and meniscal lesions in the knee and developing cell-based treatments.

Wasim was awarded a MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship to complete his PhD looking at chondrogenesis in MSCs under the supervision of Professor Tim Hardingham at the University of Manchester. He was awarded the Syme Medal by the Royal College of Surgeons. Wasim then completed an Orthopaedic Academic Clinical Training programme at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and University College London, where he was a Lecturer from 2010-14 under the supervision of Professor David Marsh and Professor Tim Briggs. Wasim has completed national (Bristol and Cardiff) and international (USA, Europe and Australia) clinical and research fellowships. He has authored over 250 papers, 50 chapters and 3 books.

Chair, ‘Maintaining musculoskeletal health for lower limb amputees’, BORS Revalidation Session

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Vikas Khanduja

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Addenbrooke’s - Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Vikas Khanduja is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in hip and knee surgery and has a particular interest in arthroscopic surgery of the hip. He has been instrumental in setting up & developing the tertiary referral service for Young Adult Hip Surgery in Cambridge.

Complementing his clinical practice, his research interests centre around disease stratification of FAI using novel imaging techniques, better pre-operative planning tools using dynamic analysis and optimisation of arthroscopic management of FAI via precision surgery to improve outcomes. He has authored over 130 peer reviewed articles and three books.

Vikas is the recipient of the American and British Hip Society Travelling Fellowship in 2011, the Arnott Medal presented by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2013 and the Insall Fellowship presented by the American Knee Society and Insall Foundation in 2014.

Vikas sits on the Board of Directors for SICOT as Chair of Education Academy, the British Hip Society as the President Elect, ESSKA as the Chair of the Hip Arthroscopy Committee and the NIHR MSK NSG as the Orthopaedic Lead for the Eastern Region. He is also the Specialty Editor for Hip Preservation to the Bone and Joint Journal.

Speaker, Modernising care of young patients with hip pain – BHS Revalidation Session

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Nigel Kiely

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry

Nigel graduated from Nottingham University Medical School in 1991. After house jobs in Nottingham, he worked in Leeds then Manchester. He undertook Orthopaedic training in Manchester and the North West, finishing with a fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry. During this time, Nigel gained a higher Degree in Orthopaedic Engineering from the University of Cardiff.

Nigel commenced my Consultant Post at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in January 2004.

Nigel has a Children’s and Adult Orthopaedic practice. He undertakes surgery at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry. My interests are DDH, CTEV, Neuromuscular disease, limb deformity and young adult hip disorders.

Nigel has an interest in education and training, and I was an examiner for the FRCS exam for 10 years. I have been a TPD for Specialist Training in Orthopaedics for 5 years

Co-Chair, Young Adult Hip: Managing the Sequelae of Paediatric Hip Disorders - BSCOS Revalidation

Chair, Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS) 

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Jonathan Korgaonkar

Consultant, Sport and Exercise Medicine

Jonathan has been a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine for 5 years. He has worked across a variety of areas including the NHS, elite sport and private practice. He has extensive experience covering premier league football for both West Ham United and Brentford football clubs. He has also covered the care of Olympic and Paralympic athletes through the English Institute of Sport. At present he is working at Imperial College Healthcare covering an acute soft tissue and sports clinic. All of these roles involve a multi-disciplinary approach to the care of both the elite and amateur athletes alike, helping each individual to achieve their own personal goals.

Speaker, ‘Sports Trauma: Multidisciplinary management of Stress Fractures and the role of Lateral Extra-articular Procedures in ACL rupture’ – BOSTAA Revalidation

Timothy Knight

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Speaker, Spinal Curriculum Update for SpR's: Spine Day, Thursday 22nd September

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Shyam Kumar

Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon, Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Mr Shyam Kumar is a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon based at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary. He has completed an LLM in Medical Law & Ethics with Merit. His other roles include -Member of Medicolegal committee of British Orthopaedic Association, Clinical Assessor-PPA (Formerly NCAS) and Member of Appointments Advisory Committee, Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is also an MRCS examiner and a Hon. Lecturer at Lancaster University Medical School and holds a number of publications to his credit.

His most recent publication was on ‘Surgical rationing in times of Covid-19 pandemic- and its effect on the Montgomery ruling and GMC guidance on consent (Journal of Trauma & Orthopaedics, March 2021,Vol 9(1),P40).’

He is also a regular faculty on the popular BOA medical legal course for orthopaedic surgeons. He has recently been appointed as one of the Regional specialty Professional Advisers for orthopaedics for the Northwest region by the British orthopaedic association. He has a keen interest in preventing the dilution of clinical standards in Trauma & Orthopaedics across the United Kingdom in the midst of workforce crisis and funding cuts in the NHS.

Speaker - Medco and the RTA small claims protocol / Delays in the time of Covid - BOA Medico-Legal Session

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Sallie Lamb

Clinical Trialist, Physiotherapist, Director, Warwick and Oxford Clinical Trials Research Units

Sallie Lamb is an internationally recognised scholar in ageing, disability and rehabilitation. She is also an experienced methodologist in the area of clinical trials and high quality evaluation of health care practice.

She was previously the Director of the Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit and Centre for Rehabilitation Research at the University of Oxford. In 2020 Sallie will serve as a panel member and inter-disciplinary expert for the Higher Education Funding Council of England Research Excellence Framework assessment phase. She has served as a Chair of the Health Technology Assessment Board and other senior roles in National Institute of Health Research and is a Trustee of the Versus Arthritis charity. 

Sallie has a strong commitment to improving Trauma and Orthopaedics through excellent research that answers difficult questions and can inform policy making and commissioning. She works to ensure research is translated into practice and to drive up the quality of methods and reporting used in medical research. Sallie has mentored and supervised many early career scientists, and is a strong advocate for team working and gender equality in the work place.

Speaker, ‘How to Support Clinicians and enable them to Carry out Clinical Research’, BOA CTU Session

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Jennifer Lane

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer, Bart’s and the London Medical School

Jenny is a NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer at Barts and the London Medical School and an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Barts Health. She leads collaborative research working within the OHDSI data science community, using large routinely collected datasets to improve our understanding of surgical treatments and the use of surgical devices.

Jenny studied undergraduate medicine at Exeter College, Oxford. She undertook basic surgical training in London during which she graduated with distinction from Masters of Surgical Education at Imperial College, London. She began training in orthopaedic surgery as a NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow and specialist registrar in Oxford in 2014.

Jenny undertook a PhD (DPhil) in Musculoskeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford in 2017 after being awarded Versus Arthritis Clinical Research and MRC Doctoral Training Fellowships for her studies. Her work ‘Epidemiology of Hand Conditions‘ is now quoted in NHS guidelines for patients. During the Covid-19 pandemic she was also a core member of an international group of collaborative researchers. The group investigated emerging trends in patients developing Covid-19 and pandemic treatments in large observational data. This led to changes in national policies in Europe and the US, and has inspired her to continue to lead research, now focussed upon orthopaedic conditions within this community.

Speaker, ‘A view from the perspective of Hand Surgery’ - BSSH Revalidation Session

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Bertie Leigh

BOA Medico-legal Committee Council Lay Rep

Bertie Leigh is a consultant solicitor at Hempsons.  He has a very extensive experience in medical negligence and in the law related to professional regulation. He has been described as the top dog in defence medical negligence. He has had numerous senior rolls in the legal world, but also has had a close relationship with surgery and orthopaedics. He was the chairman of NCEPOD for 6 years and is a non executive director of the RNOH at Stanmore. There are few, if any other, lawyers, who understand the issues that orthopaedic surgeons face on a day to day basis any better.

He is particularly interested in issues related to consent and the effects that Covid 19 has on what we need to think about and discuss with our patients.

Speaker, Medco and the RTA Small Claims Protocol; plus Delays in a time of Covid

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Charlotte Lewis

Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth

Charlotte trained in Wessex, worked in Malawi and did her trauma fellowship in Nottingham. In 2012 she was appointed as consultant and trauma lead to the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth. She is currently trauma lead for the Wessex Trauma Network and is the 2021-2022 president of the OTS.

Her main clinical interests are the management of upper and lower limb trauma including complex fractures and non unions. She teaches on AO, ATLS, cadaveric and trauma-related courses.

Speaker, ‘The Friday afternoon trauma review’ – OTS Revalidation Session

Christopher Little

Clinical Lead for Upper Limb Surgery, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Speaker, ‘A view from the perspective of Hand Surgery’ - BSSH Revalidation Session

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Joanna Maggs

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Torbay Hospital

Joanna Maggs is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Torbay hospital specialising in trauma, lower limb arthroplasty and revision hip surgery. She completed her undergraduate studies at University College London, intercalating with a BSc in the history of medicine. Later she completed an MSc in musculoskeletal science at University of Oxford, awarded with distinction.

After completing speciality training in the Severn rotation, Joanna undertook eighteen months fellowship training in hip and knee arthroplasty at The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and twelve months fellowship training in major trauma at Southmead Hospital.

Joanna is a keen trainer and has an interest in culture and decision making in medical and surgical teams and the importance of diversity. She is a founding member of the British Hip Society’s Culture and Diversity Group. In this role she has led the development of a national mentorship scheme and has been involved in multiple initiatives to improved inclusivity within the organisation. She was sponsored by BHS to attend the BOA Future Leaders Programme to focus on these issues in greater depth.

Speaker (Stryker panel), Diversity and Inclusion Session – Sponsored by Stryker & Zimmer Biomet

Speaker, ‘The Monday Morning Trauma Meeting – OTS Revalidation Session

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Addie Majed

Consultant Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore

Mr Majed is a Shoulder and Elbow specialist at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, a National Centre of Excellence and an Honorary Associate Professor of Orthopaedic at UCL, London. 

His practice incorporates complex revision and reconstructive elbow surgery. He sub-specialises in the management of infected elbow arthroplasty and revision trauma surgery. He and his colleagues have published on many aspects of these challenging problems, and have helped shape best practice, via BESS National guidelines, incorporating their experience of MDT practice.

Speaker, ‘Contemporary Management of Distal Humerus Fractures’- BESS Revalidation Session

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Ajay Malviya

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & UK Senior Lecturer, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust, and Newcastle University

Ajay Malviya is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in the North-East of England. He specialises in pathologies affecting the young adult hip and has expertise in periacetabular osteotomy for hip dysplasia using a minimally invasive approach and hip arthroscopy. He has a wide tertiary referral practice and is one of the highest volume hip preservation surgeons in the United Kingdom. In his routine practice, he deals with sports injuries of the hip and has published and presented widely on the results of hip arthroscopy and pelvic osteotomy in athletes and the general population. He has also completed a PhD on the role of hip arthroscopy in femoroacetabular impingement.

He is the Chairman of the UK Non-Arthroplasty Hip Registry, which collects outcomes on hip preservation procedures performed in the UK and leads research initiatives from the Registry. In addition, he is the Deputy Editor of the Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery (Oxford University Press).

He has an active interest in research with more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals to his name, and lectures nationally and internationally. He is also the Chair of the Research Education and Mentorship committee of SICOT. He was awarded the prestigious ABC (America-Britain-Canada) fellowship in 2016 and travelled around North America, visiting several high-profile centres.

He is heavily involved in training and is an examiner for FRCS T&O. He is in the BOA Education and Careers committee as the National Lead of the UK and Ireland orthopaedic in-training examination (UKITE).

Chair, Modernising care of young patients with hip pain - BHS Revalidation

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Vipul Mandalia

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

Mr Mandalia obtained his orthopaedic training through the Wessex Deanery. He developed an interest in knee surgery early in his career, working with some renowned knee surgeons. He obtained his fellowship training in knee surgery at leading centres in the UK and the USA (University of Alabama, University of Pittsburgh).

Co- Chair- ‘Patellofemoral Instability’ - BASK Revalidation

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Jitendra Mangwani

Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester

Jit Mangwani is a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon at University Hospitals of Leicester. He is the current Chair of the Scientific Committe of BOFAS and national project lead for BOFAS James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership. He has a keen interest in medical research and education. He is chief investigator for several outcome studies on ankle fractures, Achilles tendon rupture and other foot and ankle conditions. He is principal investigator for a number of multi-centre national studies. He has been conferred the title of ‘academic champion and honorary fellow’ by University of Leicester. He serves on the editorial board of several reputable orthopaedic journals. His contribution towards research in foot and ankle conditions has been recognised with several national and international prizes. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and authored several chapters in books including AO manual of fracture management on Foot and Ankle Trauma. He is passionate about medical education and is involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training. He is regularly invited as a faculty to national and international courses and conferences. He is actively involved in the training and teaching of General Practitioners and Allied Health Professionals.

Speaker, ‘BOA CTU Session’

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Andrew Manktelow

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Trained at the Royal Free and the RNOH, I headed to the East Midlands and to Nottingham in 1999. Part of our busy trauma group for many years, my practice is now based around hip surgery. My clinical interest was started in London and developed during a year in Boston, at MGH. Away from my hips, the scope of our unit has allowed me a continued understanding of the issues that excite and confront other areas of orthopaedic practice. I have been the Head of Service for Elective Orthopaedics at NUH since 2019.

My clinical work provides research opportunities and forms the basis of my educational activities. I travel widely to lecture and demonstrate my practice and set up the Nottingham Hip Revision Course in 2007. Recent work with our Revision Surgery Network, which provides a weekly framework for surgeons from different hospitals to meet ‘virtually’ to discuss complex cases, has received attention nationally and internationally.

On the Executive of the British Hip Society for a number of years, I was elected President 2018-9. More recently I was supported in my application to join the Council of the BOA as a Trustee in 2019. I was humbled to have been successful in re-election to Council earlier this year.

Married to Claire, a GP and with four beautiful and tolerant daughters aged between 24 and 17, I have little time to spare away from my work. When quiet, I enjoy travelling, music, gardening, (watching) sport and planning future revisions.

Speaker, Medco and the RTA Small Claims Protocol; plus Delays in a time of Covid -  BOA Medico-Legal Committee

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John McArthur

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

After graduating from the University of Birmingham I trained on the West Midlands basic surgical training programme and the Warwick higher surgical training program in orthopaedics. During this time I obtained an MSc from the University of Warwick.

I undertook fellowship training in trauma, pelvic and acetabular reconstruction and lower limb arthroplasty at Frenchay Hospital and the Avon Orthopaedic Centre. I was appointed as a consultant at UHCW in 2014. I am the clinical lead for orthopaedic trauma and organise the fellowship programme in complex trauma.

Speaker, ‘The Friday afternoon trauma review’ – OTS Revalidation Session

Callum McBryde

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust

Callum McBryde is a consultant hip surgeon at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham.  He is proficient in all aspects of hip surgery both hip preservation surgery such as hip arthroscopy and pelvic osteotomy but also complex primary total hip replacement and hip resurfacing. He is considered an expert in the treatment of conditions such as developmental dysplasia, avascular necrosis, femoro-acetabular impingement and slipped upper femoral epiphysis. He qualified as a doctor from the University of Manchester, completed his surgical and orthopaedic training in Birmingham whilst also completing a Doctor of Medicine higher degree.

He then completed a number of international specialist hip fellowships in Australia and Switzerland. He has won a number of prizes and accolades for his research and work including the McKee prize, the European Fellowship and the McMinn scholarship from the British Hip Society.

He has been instrumental in the development of the multidisciplinary young adult hip unit in Birmingham which is a recognised centre of excellence and national referral centre. He is recognised as an opinion leader with a large number or peer reviewed publications and is regularly invited both nationally and internationally to share his knowledge and experience to other surgeons.

Speaker, Modernising care of young patients with hip pain – BHS Revalidation Session

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Iain McFadyen

Orthopaedic trauma and limb reconstruction surgeon, Royal Stoke University Hospital

Iain McFadyen is an orthopaedic trauma and limb reconstruction surgeon working in the Major Trauma Centre in Stoke-on-Trent that serves Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire and North Wales. He was previously the Major Trauma lead in Brighton. He co-chaired the fracture guidelines group for the National Institute for Care and Health Excellence (NICE), was Education Chair for AO UK&I, and is on the BOA trauma committee. His special interests include complex lower limb fractures and complications of fractures including infection and non-union.

Speaker, All an Orthopaedic Surgeon Needs to Know About Necrotising Fasciitis

Alison McGregor

Professor of Musculoskeletal Biodynamics, Imperial College London

Alison McGregor is a Professor of Musculoskeletal Biodynamics in the Department of Surgery and Cancer, where she manages the Human Performance Group. Her research focuses on the musculoskeletal system with respect to; mechanisms of injury, effects of injury on function, and injury management.

Co-Chair, Maintaining musculoskeletal health for lower limb amputees (BORS Revalidation Session)

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George McKay

Consultant Spine Surgeon, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Mr McKay is a Consultant adult and paediatric spinal surgeon. He is a fellowship trained specialist and his adult deformity and degenerative practice is based at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. His practice here encompasses the full range of degenerative and deformity pathologies throughout the cervical, thoracic and lumbo-sacral spine.

Mr McKay's paediatric deformity practice is based at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, a dedicated paediatric centre of excellence. He serves a large and culturally diverse patient population and as such has experience of managing an extensive array of spinal deformity pathologies from birth to adulthood. As well as early and late onset scoliosis surgery, His practice includes caring for a sizeable syndromal and neuromuscular patient cohort.

He was awarded his CCT in Orthopaedic surgery by the Severn Deanery training programme, and subsequently developed specialist skills in spinal surgery under national and international experts at eminent institutions both in the UK and overseas.

He added neurosurgical experience to his training by completing a fellowship at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, a level 1 trauma centre and tertiary referral centre for 4 counties. As part of the complex neurosurgical spine team, he focused on the management of cervical spine conditions, including cranio-cervical and atlantoaxial pathology. He also had the opportunity to train in cervical disc replacement, gained exposure to intradural surgery, as well as.

Speaker, Spinal Curriculum Update for SpR's: Spine Day, Thursday 22nd September (10:30)

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Louise McMenemy

Trauma and Orthopaedic Registrar, Defence Medical Services

Surg Lt Cdr McMenemy graduated from Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine, in 2010. As a Royal Navy medical cadet, she undertook foundation training in Portsmouth. She passed out of BRNC in 2012 and was deployed for the next 3 years on 'counter piracy' and 'humanitarian operations'. She returned to Wessex to undertake Core Surgical Training and began T&O training there in 2017. She gained a PhD from the Centre for Blast Injury Studies at Imperial College London, in 2021 entitled, 'Optimising outcomes following complex foot and ankle trauma'. The PhD focused on the creation of a clinical decision tool for prescription of a novel passive dynamic ankle foot orthosis to improve outcomes for limb salvage patients. She is the principal investigator on the outcomes of Direct Skeletal Fixation in blast patients and has published work on the outcomes of lower limb amputees with a concomitant upper limb amputation at any level. She is also involved in collaborative military and civilian research concerning bone mineral density loss in combat amputees. She was an inaugural Percy Hobart Fellow leading the drive for innovation in the Royal Navy and now works with the NHS to establish a similar scheme for doctors, nurses, and physios.

Speaker, ‘Maintaining musculoskeletal health for lower limb amputees’, BORS Revalidation Session

Speaker, Medical Student Session

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Ian McNab

Consultant Hand Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and John Radcliffe Hospital

Ian McNab trained at the London Hospital Medical College and then as an SHO in London, Sussex and Oxford. His higher orthopaedic surgical training was on the Pott rotation, based on St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospitals. It spanned the transition to SpR training and I was ‘the last SR’! I undertook my hand and upper limb fellowship training in Oxford and then during a year in Melbourne.

He was appointed in 2000 as a Consultant Hand Surgeon at the Oxford University Hospitals Trust. He works in an excellent integrated team of seven T&O and Plastics hand consultants and closely with my other T&O colleagues, providing emergency care at our Regional Hand Trauma Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital, and planned and reconstructive surgery at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

He has a keen interest in teaching as an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in the University of Oxford and at Wadham College. He is Head of the Oxford Hand Fellowship Programme and have served on the Training Interface Group for Hand Surgery, on the UK Hand Diploma Committee and as an examiner. He chairs the AOUK Hand Course. In 2007 he was awarded and undertook the prestigious BSSH Stack Travelling Fellowship in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and USA.

He have also served on: the BOA Board of Specialist Societies and Professional Practice Committee; as RCS/BOA Regional Specialty Professional Adviser (he proposed the motions at RCS EGM on Health & Social Care Act); the BSSH Research & Audit Committee & Council; and as BMA LNC Chair, Regional & National Consultant Committees, and as Chair, BMA Orthopaedic Sub-Committee.

Speaker, BOA Diversity and Inclusion

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James McVie

Orthopaedic Consultant, South Tees NHS Foundation Trust

Started as consultant in 2004 in Darlington Memorial Hospital and moved to South Tees in 2009.  Specialist interest are complex upper limb trauma and management of upper limb non-unions / infection and general trauma

Speaker, ‘The Friday afternoon trauma review’ – OTS Revalidation Session

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Ali Mehdi

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHS Borders

Vice-Chair, Scottish Health Technologies Council, NHS Health Improvement Scotland

Recently appointed Medical Director of Kent and Canterbury Hospital of East Kent University Hospitals Foundation Trust. Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with NHS Borders between 2007 and 2022.  Has coordinated cross-functional teams in an acute care environment, balancing multiple priorities to solve operational problems and achieve transformation with limited resources. Completed Executive MBA from Warwick Business School in March 2021 with dissertation examining High Performance Healthcare Organisations. Also serving as Vice Chair of the Scottish Health Technologies Council of NHS Health Improvement Scotland. Engaging across the healthcare ecosystem of NHS Scotland to increase the impact of Health Technology Assessments. Has delivered programmes on leadership and medical education methodology internationally.

Co-Chair, Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS) 

Jwalant S Mehta

Consultant Spine Surgeon, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Jwalant is a Fellowship trained Adult and Paediatric Spinal surgeon. His niche areas of specialisation are the treatment of spinal deformities in persons of all ages and in treating sportspersons, including elite high-end, high performing sportspersons.

The details of my research and related activities can be appraised on: https://www.mehtaspine.co.uk/academia-and-research.php

Specialties: Paediatric, adolescent and adult deformity, degenerative lumbar, cervical, spine tumours, spinal trauma, bio-mechanical spinal research, sports-related spine problems.

He is a Paediatric Safeguarding Lead for the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and serves on the National Research Ethics Committee as an expert in the Edgbaston sub-committee. He serves in sterling committees of the Scoliosis Research Society.

Chair, Spinal Curriculum Update for SpR's: Spine Day, Thursday 22nd September

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Andrew Metcalfe

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

Andy is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire, and an Associate Professor at Warwick Clinical Trials Unit. His clinical practice is focused around knee surgery.

He leads a thriving research team in Warwick CTU, whose focus is about establishing the clinical and cost effectiveness of orthopaedic interventions. He has a particular interest in evaluating surgical technologies through multi-centre randomised controlled trials. He is Chief Investigator for multiple high-impact clinical trials, including the START:REACTS, RACER, METEOR2 and REPPORT trials. He is co-investigator on multiple other trials across other centres in the UK. He maintains his interest in basic science research, including the OA Tech collaboration and the Versus Arthritis Biomechanics and Bioengineering Centre in Cardiff. He also leads the clinical academic training programme for T&O in Warwick.

He is the Research Lead for the British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK), chair of the BASK patello-femoral working group, and guidelines lead for the British Patello-Femoral Society (BPFS).

Chair - ‘Patellofemoral Instability’ - BASK Revalidation

Speaker, Sports Trauma: Multidisciplinary management of stress fractures and the role of lateral extra-articular procedures in ACL rupture - BOSTAA Revalidation Session

Speaker, ‘Research Changing Practice: The Big Studies 2022’

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Tom Minas

Director, Cartilage Repair Center

Dr Minas joined the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute in 2018 after 30 years at Harvard Medical School, where he was a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery. He is a founding member of the ICRS (International Cartilage Repair Society-1997) and present Vice President of the Society. He brought Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI) to the United States in 1995 from Sweden and has done the most Cartilage Transplants in the world. He has further innovated many surgical techniques to treat osteoarthritis in the young and old arthritic patient and has developed and patented customized individually made knee replacements. His work in patient-specific knee replacement has led to the introduction of a family of tissue preserving, customized implants based on patient-specific imaging data to restore native articulating geometry. D. Minas specializes in various procedures.

Dr Minas has published and lectured extensively on cartilage repair and joint preservation of the knee. He has written a textbook, over a dozen book chapters, as well as more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in international journals. Additionally, Dr Minas has directed multiple international conferences on biologic repair of arthritic joints. He was recently awarded by the America Knee Society the prestigious Insall Award in 2013 for his work on the Long-Term Outcomes assessment of ACI in the knee. For more information, check out the Cartilage Repair Center website

Speaker, Adrian Henry Lecturer - BASK

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Fergal Monsell

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Hospital for Children Bristol

Fergal was born in Dublin and emigrated to England shortly before the World Cup last came home. He graduated without distinction from the Welsh National School of Medicine, completing higher surgical training in Manchester and fellowship training in Sydney. Fergal was appointed to the Consultant staff at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children in 2005 and is involved in the management of paediatric patients with a special interest in limb deformity and trauma.

He is a visiting Professor at Cardiff University, King James IV Professor in 2018 and have a longstanding interest in education. Mr Monsell has made a slightly greater than average contribution to the canon of lower-level evidence as a hobby researcher.

Fergal has been a BOA member since 1990, an ABC travelling fellow in 2000 and was an elected BOA Trustee between 2018-21. His tenure on Council was defined by the covid pandemic and he had the opportunity to contribute to the Trauma and Elective committees, diversity agenda and production of all BOASTS published during this period. Mr Monsell was elected Honorary Secretary in 2021 and hope that this will enable him to continue to give something back to the Association and its members.

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Alan Montgomery

Director, Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit

Alan Montgomery joined the Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit in 2013 as Professor of Medical Statistics and Clinical Trials and was appointed Director in 2018. Alan’s research encompasses clinical trials in multiple different clinical specialties, settings, and types of intervention, as well as methodological work to improve trial conduct and reporting. He has extensive funding committee experience, including the NIHR Health Technology Assessment and Research for Patient Benefit funding programmes.

Speaker, How to Support Clinicians and enable them to Carry out Clinical Research - Research CTU Session

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Chris Moran

Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, Nottingham University Hospital

He has been a consultant for 20 years and is a full-time trauma surgeon with a special interest in treating patients with multiple injuries, complex fractures around joints and the treatment of fractures that have not healed (nonunions).

He has worked extensively with the Department of Health in the development of major trauma networks throughout England and is chairman of the British Orthopaedic Association Trauma Group and the National Hip Fracture Database, which is the largest fracture registry in the world. He is editor of a major textbook, The AO Principles of Fracture Surgery, and is actively involved in teaching students, doctors and nurses about trauma. He also continues in active research in the field.

Speaker, BOA Trauma Committee - The Patient Voice 

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Mamdouh Morgan

Senior Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals Birmingham

Mamdouh Morgan, MBBCh (Hons), MSc (Orth), MSc (Surgery of Trauma), MSc (Orth. Eng), MCh (Orth), PG Cert (Leadership & Management), PG Diploma (Medical Education), PG Diploma (Sports & Exercise Medicine), FRCS (Glasgow), AO Fellow (Germany), is a senior orthopaedic surgeon in Birmingham, working at University Hospitals Birmingham. He graduated in Egypt 1984 and started his orthopaedic career in the Army in 1986, then joined the 4-year High Residency Programme in an Orthopaedic surgery in Cairo. He obtained an MSc in Orthopaedic Surgery at the end of his training.

Mr Morgan moved to the UK in 1993. He has a passion for education, which led him to obtain the FRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow) in 1996, the MSc (Surgery of Trauma) from the University of Birmingham in 1998, the MSc (Orthopaedic Engineer) from Cardiff University in 2002, the MCh (Orthopaedics) from the University of Liverpool in 2003, the PG Cert (Leadership & Management) from Keele University in 2012, the PG Diploma (Medical Education) from University of Birmingham in 2012 and the PG Diploma (Sports & Exercise Medicine) from University of Bath in 2013.

Mr Morgan has been on the Specialist Register for Trauma & Orthopaedics Surgery since 2008; he has a passion and commitment to the SAS Grade and strongly believes that SAS doctors have potential to contribute more within their grade and participate in leading change in the NHS for better patient care.

Mr Morgan as Associate Postgraduate Dean for SAS Doctors in the West Midlands is leading the region’s Staff Grade, Associate Specialist and Specialty Doctors’ professional development and career progression. He has a passion for the developmental needs of SAS doctors. His mission is “To promote a Strategic and Professional Approach to ensure all postgraduate education results in better patient care and service”.

He has a clear strategic vision for the training, educational and developmental needs of SAS doctors. He continues to work with other stakeholders to ensure that educational activity for SAS doctors is incorporated into the assessment of Royal Colleges and the CESR application process.

Mr Morgan has been nominated by the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) President to join the BOA Council, as a national SAS surgeon’s representative.  His role involves strategic development of the SAS doctors in trauma and orthopaedics with the view of restructuring this grade for better patient care in the UK. He is keen in ensuring a suitable environment of “training for all” with SAS surgeons receiving similar resources for training, education, and CPD as other training surgeons.

Chair, ‘Professional Development for SAS Surgeons - time to invest’ SAS Revalidation Session

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Marina Morgan

Consultant Medical Microbiology and Infection, Royal Devon & Exeter Foundation NHS Trust

Developed multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and management of severe necrotizing infections at Exeter, culminating in the lowest mortality in world for invasive group A streptococcal infection (+/- toxic shock)  (an educational and support charity for those affected by Necrotising Fasciitis.

Hon Med adviser to the Lee Spark Educational Foundation (an educational and support charity for those affected by Necrotising fasciitis (NF https://nfsuk.org.uk/)

Pertinent research interests:

1. Diagnosis and management of necrotizing infection 

2. Exotoxin related disease & usage of immunoglobulin  

Speaker, BOA Trauma Committee - Soft Tissue Implications of Overwhelming Sepsis Session

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Holly Morris

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

Internationally trained, Ms Holly Morris holds dual professional accreditation across the medical and textile industries and has an interest in the development of textile based medical devices. Holly specialises in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery and holds a National Training Number on the East Midlands rotation.  She has a long term interest in hand surgery.

As a Fellow of The Textile Institute, Holly’s passion lies in the interaction smart and medical textiles have with the human body. Author of "Medical Textiles" for the forthcoming Bloomsbury Encyclopaedia on World Textiles, she has previously co-authored a substantial review of the sector for Textile Progress and the textbook "Medical Textiles" for the Textile Institute Professional Publications Series.  Holly has particular interest in the use of ethically sourced, sustainable materials within the sector and is a member of the Sustainability Special Interest Group of the Textile Institute, the medical textile working group of the European Division of Health Care Without Harm and advisor to the Royal College of Surgeons Sustainability group through which she is writing guidance on textile use in healthcare for the Green Surgery Report. She is involved with both research into sustainability and the circular economy of textiles used in healthcare.

Working closely with academia and industry, she has experience supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students in medicine and medical device design. An advisory member and project lead of ENG4, a charitable collaborative of professionals designing for the COVID-19 pandemic, the group were awarded the 2021 Institution of Engineering Designers' Gerald Frewer Memorial Trophy for their work.  She supervises a PhD student undertaking work on sustainability healthcare.

Speaker, ‘Sustainability, Civility and Performance in Orthopaedic Surgery’, BOSTAA Revalidation

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Rajesh Nanda

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & Hon Lecturer Teeside University, University Hospitals of North Tees and Hartlepool

Rajesh Nanda studied medicine in India. Following his post-graduation in Orthopaedics he moved to UK and completed his Higher Surgical Training in the North East of England. He did his Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow surgery with Prof Rangan at The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough.

He is presently working as Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon at University Hospital of North Tees and Hartlepool with special interest in shoulder and elbow surgery and trauma.

Mr Nanda is a keen educator and is an Honorary Lecturer with the Teesside University. At the University he helps organise and run the MCh Orthopaedics course. He is also a member of faculty on various shoulder and elbow surgery courses, trauma courses and FRCS (T&O) preparation courses.

Other interests

  • All aspects of upper limb surgery including trauma and sports injury
  • Shoulder arthroscopy – Key Hole Surgery to deal with soft tissue related shoulder problems
  • Joint replacement – shoulder resurfacing, total shoulder replacement, shoulder hemiarthroplasty and reverse polarity shoulder replacement
  • Elbow arthroscopy and joint replacement
  • Hand surgery – ganglion excision, carpal tunnel release, Dupuytren’s release
  • Fracture (trauma) reconstruction
  • Professional Society Membership
    • British Orthopaedic Association
    • British Elbow and Shoulder Surgeons
    • British Medical Association
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
    • British Indian Orthopaedic Society (UK)
    • Indian Orthopaedic Association
  • Reviewer for
    • Shoulder and Elbow Journal
    • Bone and Joint Journal
  • Examiner for FRCS (T&O) exam
  • Awarded the British Elbow & Shoulder Surgeons Society CPD Fellowship 2015-16
  • Faculty on various Shoulder & Elbow surgery courses, Trauma courses and FRCS (T&O) preparation courses.
  • Active in Research in Orthopaedics especially Upper Limb conditions. Participating in International & National Multi Centre Trials and research activity in my hospital.
  • Presented at various International and National Conferences and is well published.

Speaker, ‘Everyday Controversies in Daily Trauma Meeting’- BIOS Revalidation Session

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Dinesh Nathwani

Consultant & Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

Mr Dinesh Nathwani is the current President of CAOS UK. He is a Consultant and Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Robotics Lead at Cleveland Clinic London. He has a keen clinical and research interest in technology assisted knee surgery and has used Navigation and Robotics for all his partial and Total knee replacements since being appointed as a substantive Knee Consultant at Imperial College Healthcare in 2004. This was following a fellowship in Knee Navigation techniques in Perth, Western Australia. He is involved in international trials for novel cartilage resurfacing implants, customised and robotically assisted knee replacements. He is a programme committee member of Computer assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS) International. He is an Orthopaedic research advisor for the Hamlyn Centre of Robotics at Imperial College and faculty member on several national and international knee reconstruction course teaching surgeons of all grades in Robotic Knee Surgery. He is a reviewer for several Orthopaedic Journals including British Bone & Joint Journal, American Journal of Sports Medicine, The Knee, and Injury.

Co-Chair, ‘Robotic and Computer Assisted Arthroplasty Surgery: The New Conventional Instrumentation?’ - CAOS UK Revalidation Session

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Matthew Newton-Ede

Consultant Spine Surgeon, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

I’m a spinal surgeon at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust and Birmingham Children’s Hospital. I qualified in 2002 in Manchester and undertook specialist training in Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Salford Royal Hospital, Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital, Alder Hey and Robert Jones Agnes Hunt Hospital, Oswestry. I specialise in treating a wide range of spinal problems in adults and children including surgery of the neck and I have particular interest in children’s spinal deformity surgery. My research interests include reducing infection whilst maximising bone fusion, phenotyping molecular drivers of Adolescent Scoliosis, and pulmonary function in Early Onset Scoliosis.

I’ve been involved in BOA Education for a while, including developing the Spinal PBAs; I’m a regular contributor to the BOA FRCS revision course and I now sit as a member of the Training Standards Committee.

Co-Chair, Spinal Curriculum Update for SpR's: Spine Day, Thursday 22nd September

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Lucy Nickson

CEO, Day One Trauma Support

Lucy is proud to lead Day One Trauma Support, a national charity supporting people affected by life changing injury. The charity is uniquely placed to highlight the ripple effect of major trauma, providing practical and emotional support and amplifying the voices of people with ‘lived experience’.  

Surviving trauma is just the start, no one should be left to rebuild their life on their own and as such Lucy recognises the opportunity that her role within Day One represents

Lucy’s career started in nursing over 30 years ago. Her very broad clinical, managerial and leadership experience across the NHS, commercial and charitable sectors, has given her a strong reputation for leading change, transformation, and growth. Lucy is a collaborator and a broker of partnership working which is rooted in making a difference in local communities.  

In 2017 Lucy was awarded an Honoarary degree of Doctor of Medicine, MD (Hon) by the University of Sheffield, in recognition of her influence and work in Palliative and End of Life Care services across the region.

Lucy is also currently Chair of the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority Local Enterprise Partnership Board, and in addition, is a trained civil and commercial mediator and Family Magistrate. She has also held a number of Trustee and Non-Executive positions over time, and brings a geuine mix of leadership experience within the Public, Private and Charitable sectors.

Speaker, BOA Trauma Committee – The Patient Voice

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Nick Nicolaou

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon , Sheffield Children's Hospital

Nick is a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

He trained on the South-East Thames Orthopaedic Circuit and completed Fellowship training at Sheffield Children’s, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital as well as completing a travelling fellowship at Inselspital, Berne prior to becoming a Consultant in 2010.

His clinical interest is the Paediatric Knee and he treats the whole spectrum of pathology from cruciate, chondral  and meniscal injuries to congenital ligament deficiency and complex patellofemoral problems. He also has a clinical practice in the treatment of Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and is research lead for his Department.

He is the chair of the recent BASK/BSCOS steering committee on soft tissue knee pathology in children which aims to improve national standards of care and co-convener of the International Kid’s Knee Conference. He is also the Academic Secretary of the British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma & Arthroscopy Association (BOSTAA).

Speaker, Sustainability, Civility and Performance in Orthopaedic Surgery (BOSTAA Revalidation)

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Jane Nixon

Professor of Tissue Viability and Clinical Trials Research, Institute Director Leeds Institute Health Sciences

Jane Nixon is Professor of Tissue Viability and Clinical Trials Research, Institute Director Leeds Institute Health Sciences and skin portfolio lead in the Leeds Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU). In 2016 and 2020 she was appointed as an NIHR Senior Investigator and in 2017 was awarded an MBE for her contribution to health research.

Jane’s clinical background was in elderly care and anaesthetic nursing and she gained her PhD in 2001 whilst a senior nurse in the NHS. She has 38 research awards (~£31m), with an internationally recognised programme of pressure ulcer prevention research including 3 large mattress trials, epidemiological research, systematic reviews of risk factors and quality of life, outcome measurement and instrument development. She also works collaboratively with dermatologists, vascular surgeons, podiatrists, nurses and the NIHR CRN in the design and delivery of large multi-centre trials and diagnostic studies in areas including hand eczema, diabetic foot ulcers, surgical and other chronic wounds.

Speaker, Fragility Fracture Network UK Review Day: ‘Changing practice in fragility fracture care’

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Benjamin Ollivere

Professor Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery & Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma / Major Trauma Surgeon, University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospital

He is head of division for Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Dermatology.
He has a keen interest in training and education and is currently the Training Programme Director for Health Education East Midlands in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. His clinical expertise lies in complex trauma and reconstruction, particularly in non-union, infection and limb reconstruction. His academic interests compliment his clinical interests.

Chair, ‘Upper Limb, Trauma and Paeds’ - BJ360 Revalidation

Speaker ‘BLRS Revalidation Session’

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Julian Owen

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Cambridge University Hospitals

Following pre-clinical and clinical training at Trinity Hall and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, I spent my junior doctor years in Southampton, Birmingham and Oswestry, followed by the SW Thames Training Program. My fellowship year was with Marvin Tile at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto
I’ve been a consultant at Cambridge University Hospitals since 2000. My Clinical work has consolidated to elective knee, hip and revision hip surgery
I’ve spent several years in management roles at CUH including T&O Speciality Lead and CD, MSK. Currently I am MSK Clinical Lead for the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough ICS and NHS Improvement, Orthopaedics Joint Clinical Lead, EoE. I served as BODS President 2018-2020 attending BOA Council and as recent Past President I am currently a member of the BOA Orthopaedic Committee. I’ve recently been appointed, Core20PLUS5 Ambassador, to the National Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Programme and the GiRFT Academy, Vitamin B12, Best Practice Working Party
Research interests include the role of nutrition in disease; developing this as Chair of an international group of clinicians and academics interested in Vitamin B12, ‘club-12’

Speaker, Great MSK Care: The Vision, the Opportunity and the Reality (BOA Ortho Committee)

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Vipul Patel

Medical Director, South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre

Vipul is Medical Director at South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre and is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon with special interest in Shoulder and Elbow. First appointed as Consultant 1999 and Consultant at Epsom and St Helier since 2001. Directorate Quality Lead for Surgery, Epsom & St Helier April 2016 – onwards. Regional Clinical Coordinator for the National Joint Registry from 2016 to 2020.

Member, BOA Clinical Commissioning Guidance Development Group – 2012-14. Clinical Lead for Trauma and Orthopaedics, Epsom & St Helier, 2008-2012. Reviewer for “Shoulder and Elbow” journal and “Bone and Joint Journal.”

Speaker, NJR session and launch of Annual Report: The value of the data to patients and the orthopaedic community and into the future - Enhancing the dataset

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Sanjeev Patil

Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedics, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glasgow

Sanjeev Patil is a full time Orthopaedic Consultant at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. He completed his higher orthopaedic training from the West of Scotland Training programme, Glasgow, UK. He undertook a fellowship in Adult reconstruction at Vancouver General Hospital, Canada and has been a Travelling fellow at the Mayo clinic, Rochester and Rush Hospital, Chicago. He has undertaken further training in Young adult hip surgery at San Diego, USA; Homburg, Germany; Vail, Colorado, USA and Aarhus, Denmark. He has also been a joint American-British Hip Society Travelling Fellow and American-British- Canadian Travelling Fellow.

His clinical practice includes all aspects of Hip surgery including conservative hip procedures (Ganz osteotomy, Hip arthroscopy etc), primary and revision hip arthroplasty procedures. He has set up a Tertiary “Young Adult Hip service” at Glasgow, which provides service for the whole of Scotland.

Speaker, ‘Everyday Controversies in Daily Trauma Meeting’- BIOS Revalidation Session

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Robin Paton

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital

Professor Robin Paton is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (with a special interest in Paediatric Orthopaedics) and is based at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital. He holds an honorary chair at UCLAN and was awarded the King James IV Professorship in 2016. He has active involvement in the Intercollegiate and International FRCS (T & O) examinations, undergraduate/postgraduate education and research. A Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, he has twice been voted the North West of England, Orthopaedic Trainer of the Year.

Chair, King James IV Professorship Lecture Session

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Felicity Pease

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital

Felicity trained as a registrar on the Severn Deanery rotation. After undertaking a paediatric fellowship she is now a Paediatric Orthopaedic Consultant in Aberdeen.

Speaker, ‘The Monday Morning Trauma Meeting – OTS Revalidation Session

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Derek Pegg

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Leighton Hospital, Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust, Crewe

Derek Pegg is a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon at Leighton Hospital, Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust, Crewe. Appointed in 1996, Derek developed a specialist interest in both hip and knee replacement surgery and (until very recently) their revision. He joined the NJR as a regional clinical coordinator (RCC) for the Northwest in 2012, becoming the deputy chairman in 2017 and was appointed Chairman of the RCC Committee in January 2021. He is also a member of the NJR Steering Committee, Executive Committee and Chairman of the NJR Data Quality Committee.

Speaker, NJR Session and Launch of Annual Report:   The value of the data to patients and the orthopaedic community and Into the future - Enhancing the Dataset  

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Daniel Perry

Associate Professor of T&O Surgery, University of Oxford, Professor of Children's Orthopaedic Surgeon at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Dan specialises in Children’s Hip Disease (Perthes’ Disease, Hip Dysplasia and Slipped Epiphysis), Bone Cysts and Trauma. He trained in Liverpool and Warwick, before completing a children’s orthopaedic fellowship at SickKids Hospital, Toronto, Canada. He is the first orthopaedic surgeon to have been awarded a prestigious NIHR Research Professorship and is a Professor at the University of Oxford and Fellow at Wolfson College Oxford.

Dan’s major research interests are in epidemiology and effectiveness research. He has an international portfolio of clinical trials. He has over £30m (USD $35 million) in research income, including being chief investigator on the NIHR British Orthopaedic Surgery Surveillance (BOSS) Study (Paediatric Hip Disease), the NIHR FORCE Study (Simple Wrist Fractures) and the NIHR SCIENCE Study (Medial Epicondyle Fractures), the NIHR CRAFFT Study (Severe Wrist Fractures), the NIHR BigBOSS Study (Hip Disease), the NIHR BASIS Study (Scoliosis) and the NIHR Odd SOCKS Study (Ankle Fractures). He is currently working Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago (USA) to reproduce the UK studies throughout North America, with an NIH R01 grant recently awarded.

Dan supervises several PhD students, and oversees a broad team within the clinical trials unit of biostatisticians, health economists, trial managers and data specialists.

He is a member of the NIHR HTA Commissioning Board and Associate Editor of The Bone & Joint Journal. He also sits on the research committee of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) and the research committee of BSCOS (British Society for Children's Orthopaedic Surgery).

Speaker, BJJ Session, Wednesday 21st September, 16:40 – 18:10

Speaker, How to support clinicians and enable them to carry out Clinical Research (BOA ResComm CTU session)

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Joideep Phadnis

Consultant Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals

Joideep is a consultant elbow and shoulder surgeon practicing at University Hospitals Sussex, Brighton, where he is Shoulder & Elbow lead and director of the Sussex Shoulder & Elbow fellowship programme.  Joideep has a high-volume tertiary referral practice focused on elbow surgery, including acute trauma, post-traumatic reconstruction, primary and revision arthroplasty, sports injuries and arthroscopy.  He is passionate about clinical research and education having published over 100 peer reviewed articles comprising original research, book chapters and multi-media publications in the contemporary literature.  He is an Honorary Reader at Brighton & Sussex Medical School and has roles including mentorship, teaching and research with the university.  He has given over 50 invited lectures in the UK and around the world in the last 5 years, and is a current member of the British Elbow & Shoulder Society Education committee and ESSKA and ISAKOS Elbow committees.  www.sussexshoulderandelbow.com

Chair, ‘Contemporary Management of Distal Humerus Fractures’- BESS Revalidation Session

Andrew Phillips

Reader in Structural Biomechanics, Imperial College London

Andrew specialises in structural biomechanics, in particular the development of combined musculoskeletal and finite element modelling approaches. His most recent work investigates the application of optimisation strategies in structural engineering and skeletal biomechanics. He specialises in investigating bone adaptation to physiological and altered mechanical loading.

Chair, BORS revalidation Session

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Sarah Phillips

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, King’s College Hospital

Sarah is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with an interest in Limb Reconstruction.  She was appointed as  consultant at King’s College Hospital in 1998.

She was in the Army Reserves for over 30 years retiring in 2021. She deployed  in March 2003 for Op Telic 1 (2nd Gulf War).

She is a Trustee of 2 charities – IDEALS and Rebuild. (www.IDEALS.org.uk and www.rebuildcharity.org )

IDEALS was established in 2000 by John Beavis.  Its mission: to relieve poverty, distress and suffering in any part of the world affected by conflict and/or natural disaster.  It has worked in Bosnia-Herzegovia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Lebanon and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Sarah has been involved in helping to establish a Limb Reconstruction Service in Gaza since 2013.  Working with MAP and NORWAC, IDEALS has provided training for orthopaedic surgeons, nurses and physiotherapists as well as providing specialist orthopaedic equipment.  The charity has helped in the treatment of war wounded patients and those injured in recent border demonstrations..

Her talk will outline the challenges in establishing a service for the management of complex injuries in Gaza.

Speaker, Conflict and Disaster Session

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Frédéric Picard

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow

Mr. Frédéric Picard, MD, MSc, FRCS has been Orthopaedic Consultant at the GJNH in Glasgow since July 2005 and served as its Director of Orthopaedic Research for 10 years. His basic research at the University of Grenoble in the nineties have been the fundamentals for the technical constructions of the first routine CT-free knee navigation system for TKA. On January 21, 1997, he performed the first ever knee replacement in the world with this technology.  Later he was involved in the development of the NAVIO system with his former team of the Robotic Institute of Carnegie Mellon University of Pittsburgh, then introduced the first system in the UK. He has been recognized as a “Lead User Developer of Radical Innovation in the Field of Medical Equipment Technology”.

He is member of several national and international orthopaedic societies and is past president of the CAOS UK society. He has more than 180 peer reviewed publications, more than ten book chapters, was editor of two books on Computer Assisted Technology and registered seven patents.

He is Professor Associate at the biomedical engineering department of Strathclyde University of Glasgow. Dr. Picard received multiple awards including the Muller award, the highest recognition in Computer Assisted Surgery, in 2009 in Boston, MA (USA) and the NHS 70 heroes award in Scotland. More recently, he has been involved in the completion of a non-invasive kinematic knee device and the development of 3D bioprinting technology awarded by of an Innovate UK Smart Grant in 2021.

Co-Chair, ‘Robotic and Computer Assisted Arthroplasty Surgery: The New Conventional Instrumentation?’ - CAOS UK Revalidation Session

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Bethan Pincher

Trauma Fellow, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham

Beth is a trauma fellow at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. She finished her undergraduate training in 2010 at the University of Sheffield and completed specialty training in the North Yorkshire and Humber Deanery. Last year she undertook a fellowship in limb reconstruction with particular focus on the Ilizarov method.

Special interests include deformity correction, treatment of osteomyelitis and the management of complex lower limb trauma.

Speaker, ‘The Monday Morning Trauma Meeting – OTS Revalidation Session

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Keith Porter

Professor of Clinical Traumatology, University of Birmingham

Professor Sir Keith Porter is a senior trauma surgeon at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine in Birmingham. He remains the UK’s only Professor of Clinical Traumatology and has been at the forefront of developing world-class treatment for injured military servicemen and women over the past 10 years. He is the founder of Trauma Care and co-founder of Citizen AID.

Professor Porter qualified from St Thomas’ Hospital in London in the 1974 before being jointly appointed at the Birmingham Accident Hospital and Selly Oak Hospital in April 1986. He was awarded a professorship by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), the University of Birmingham and the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine in 2005.

He trained at St Thomas' Hospital in London before being jointly appointed at the Birmingham Accident Hospital and Selly Oak Hospital in 1986. He has a number of other roles, including being medical adviser to the County Air Ambulance and medical director of the West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation (Care) team.

In addition to polytrauma patient care, his interests include diaphyseal fractures and intra-articular fractures, sports injuries, fracture non-unions, trauma reconstruction, knee surgery and surgery for tendinopathy.

Professor Porter was knighted in the 2010 New Year’s Honours List for services to the Armed Forces.

Chair, BTS Revalidation Session

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Martyn Porter

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wrightington Hospital, Lancashire

Martyn Porter attended secondary education in Liverpool and then Manchester Medical School. He had a serious motor bike accident when he was a third-year medical student which left him with a life changing pelvic and hip injuries. Despite this he qualified from the University of Manchester in 1979 and was awarded the Bradley Memorial scholarship prize for surgery at the final MB. He was awarded the Burton memorial prize for outstanding performance in basic science at the FRCS Ed (Orth) in 1989. He carried out a fellowship in reconstructive surgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston in 1989. He was appointed consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Preston in 1991 before moving to Wrightington Hospital in 1995. In the meantime, he continued his interest in motor sports and was active in Formula Ford and Historic Formula 3 achieving multiple wins and podium visits in the UK and Europe. He was an ABC fellow in 1994 and established the Northwest Arthroplasty Register in 1994 before joining the Steering committee of the National Joint Registry in 2003 and then serving as chairman of the Editorial Board between 2008 and 2018 and Medical Director between 2013 and 2018. He was President of the British Hip Society in 2004 and President of the International Society of Arthroplasty Registers from 2015 to 2016. He delivered the Malkin Lecture in 2009, the Robert Jones Lecture in 2011, the GT De Toit Lecture in 2013 and the Arthritis Care professional lecture in 2017. He has served on a number of BOA committees and was President of the BOA in 2012. He is an Honorary associate professor at the University of Bristol Medical School. He is passionate about using data and clinical evidence in driving improvement in patient care and outcomes.

Speaker, ‘Have we done justice to the Charnley Heritage’- Charnley Lecture

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Andrew Price

Consultant Knee Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals

Professor Andrew Price studied medicine at the University of Cambridge (Gonville and Caius College) before completing his clinical studies at St.Thomas' Hospital in London. For his Orthopaedic training he joined the Oxford training programme in 1997, becoming a Clinical Lecturer in NDORMS in 2001.

He was awarded a DPhil in 2003 through the University of Oxford (Worcester College), studying the Oxford partial knee replacement. He then completed a year of specialist Knee Fellowship training in Melbourne, returning to NDORMs and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in 2004, where he was subsequently appointed Reader and Honorary Consultant in Knee Surgery.

In 2011, through the University of Oxford Recognition of Distinction exercise, he was made a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at NDORMS. His clinical work as a Consultant Knee Surgeon is based at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, where he has recently been appointed to Clinical Director T&O. His research is based in NDORMS at the Botnar Centre, where he Leads the Knee Research Group.

Andrew is Fellow of Worcester College (Tutor for Graduate Entry Medical Studies), a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, member of the UK National Joint Registry Steering Committee and Past President of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)

Speaker – ‘Prevention of Adolescent ACL’ ATOCP Session

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Scott Pryde

Clinical analytics lead and Senior Adviser, NHS Improvement (GIRFT)

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Amir Ali Qureshi

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton

Amir Qureshi is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma surgeon at University Hospital Southampton where he leads the Limb Reconstruction unit as well as practicing all aspects of knee surgery. He specialises in complex trauma involving the knee. A cartilage clinic provides a regional service for biological regenerative surgery of the knee

He is currently the Education Secretary for the British Limb Reconstruction Society. An Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer for the University of Southampton, he has been awarded for his teaching. His lectures and teaches on national and international courses. Operating in austere environments is also an important aspect of his work.

Chair, Technological Advances in Limb Reconstruction (BLRS Revalidation)

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Shvaita Ralhan

Consultant Physician in Geratology & Perioperative Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Shvaita Ralhan is a Consultant Physician in Geratology & Perioperative Medicine at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. Shvaita is Secretary for the British Geriatrics Society perioperative medicine for older people undergoing surgery (POPS) Special Interest Group.  Her clinical work involves care of major trauma, orthopaedic, vascular and transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) patients. She is passionate about teaching, has completed a Masters in Clinical Education, and runs the Perioperative Medicine Fellowship in Oxford. 

Speaker, Fragility Fracture Network UK Review Day: ‘Changing practice in fragility fracture care’

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Rohit Rambani

Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgeon, United Lincolnshire Hospital NHS Trust

Rohit Rambani is a Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgeon at United Lincolnshire Hospital NHS Trust. Mr Rambani completed his higher surgical training in Yorkshire and did further hip and knee arthroplasty and soft tissue knee fellowship training in the UK and Canada including fellowship in Toronto, Bristol and Leeds. Mr Rambani's clinical and research endeavours have centred on hip and knee reconstruction. Mr Rambani has finished his PhD from University of Hull in simulation and computer sciences. His interests include the expansion of knee and hip arthroscopic techniques to deal with sports injuries, uncemented hip and knee prosthetic technology, new bearing surfaces and outcomes assessment in hip, knee and revision arthroplasty and use of allografting and other transplant and stem cell techniques in hip and knee reconstruction. He has worked extensively on enhance recovery and is regularly doing 24 hour joint replacements in ULHT. He has presented and published widely on key aspects of orthopaedics. He is on the editorial board of many journals and reviews for top orthopaedic journals. Mr Rambani has just published a book on Boot camp approach to surgical training.

Speaker, ‘Everyday Controversies in Daily Trauma Meeting’- BIOS Revalidation Session

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Darryl Ramatour

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

Darryl has been a consultant at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire since 2017. His main specialist interest is complex trauma surgery including periarticular fractures, polytrauma and non-unions. He also has an interest in knee surgery (arthroplasty/soft tissue reconstruction).

He completed his medical training at the University of Cambridge in 2006 and moved to Nottingham for his orthopaedic training which he completed in 2016. During this time, he was awarded 2 travelling fellowships including the prestigious BOA travelling fellowship and visited trauma centres in Toronto, Baltimore (Shock Trauma) and Boston. He also completed an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering at Cardiff University in 2014. He has subsequently undertaken fellowships in orthopaedic trauma at Vancouver General Hospital and knee surgery at the Royal Derby Hospital.

He has an active interest in research and has been involved in several clinical and lab-based projects which have been both published and presented at national/international meetings. He has also completed several quality improvement projects including optimizing fracture clinic services as well as improving non-operative cast management of distal radius fractures.

He participates regularly in teaching and is an AO and ATLS instructor.

Outside of medicine his interests are travelling with his family and sports such as football, basketball and cricket.

Speaker, ‘The Friday afternoon trauma review’ – OTS Revalidation Session

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Amar Rangan

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, The James Cook University Hospital

Amar Rangan is a Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon at South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust in Middlesbrough and is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, holding the Mary Kinross Trust & Royal College of Surgeons Chair at Department of Health Sciences and Hull York Medical School, University of York. He also holds a full Professorship with the Faculty of Medical Sciences & NDORMS, University of Oxford. Amar is current President of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society. He was Chair of the BOA Research Committee from 2013-2018; the Academic / APOS representative on the T&O SAC from 2013 to 2016; and he has been FRCS (Tr& Orth) examiner for the Intercollegiate Specialty Boards for 10 years.

Amar leads a programme of clinical and translational research, including NIHR funded multi-centre clinical trials. He has been published
widely in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, particularly in the field of Shoulder and Elbow surgery, where his work has influenced clinical practice, national guidelines and policy. He is a member of the NIHR i4i Challenge Awards Committee and is a surgeon
member of the Steering Committee of the National Joint Registry.

Chair, Research Changing Practice: The Big Studies 2022 (BOA Research Committee)

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Mike Reed

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, North of England

Professor Mike Reed is a full-time hip and knee joint replacement surgeon. He trained in the North of England and did fellowships in New Zealand.

He was previously a co-author of the trauma and orthopaedic curriculum led the orthopaedic elogbook, with over 50M ops logged in all specialties. He was training programme director for Northern (67 trainees), and he chaired the education committee for the British Orthopaedic Association.

At a Trust level Mike has run improvement programmes in hip fracture care, infection prevention and enhanced recovery for Northumbria Healthcare. Northumbria has the shortest length of stay in the UK for primary joint replacement with over 2700 performed each year. He is Clinical Director, working with a team of 25 talented colleagues. He is President of the British Orthopaedic Directors 2020-2022, and sits on Council of the British Orthopaedic Association.

His research focuses on clinical outcomes and infection prevention, diagnosis and management. With Northumbria he is leading a national collaborative on hip fracture care and runs basic science research from Newcastle University and clinical trails from the University of York. He supervises multiple MD and PhDs, and is leading 3 large multicenter studies.

Mike is on the steering committee and executive of the National Joint Registry and Chairs the Annual Report.

Chair, BODS revalidation Session,

Speaker, NJR Session

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Bryan Riemer

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire

Mr Riemer trained in both the UK and South Africa and his sub-specialist interests include trauma and arthroplasty. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Cape Town followed by basic surgical training in South Africa. After a further 2 years working and travelling in the UK, he returned to South Africa to undertake specialist training in orthopaedics which he completed at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. He subsequently undertook fellowship training in both Bristol and Cape Town before starting his consultant career in South Africa. During this period, he (and his ENT surgeon wife!) obtained GMC specialist registration through the CESR route.

He returned to the UK on a permanent basis towards the end of 2015. After just over a year as a locum consultant at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading he was appointed as a substantive NHS consultant at the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire. Mr Riemer also has an interest in orthopaedic training and has served as the deputy training program director for the Warwick orthopaedic training program for the last 4 years. He has assisted numerous colleagues through the CESR route.

Speaker, ‘Professional Development for SAS Surgeons - time to invest’ SAS Revalidation Session

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Jayne Robbie

Senior podiatrist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Jayne is a diabetes specialist podiatrist at University Hospitals Birmingham and a senior lecturer on the MSc in Advancing Diabetes Care programme and course lead for the MSc in Advancing Practice in Peripheral Vascular Disease at Birmingham City University as well as a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion and NICE committee member.

She works within the multi-professional team to optimise care for patients with diabetic foot complications and to reduce their risk of ulceration and amputation.  Jayne is passionate about the prevention of diabetic foot complications and interventions aimed specifically at diabetic foot disease and ulceration; the main cause of hospital admissions for diabetes in the UK.

Jayne is motivated to promote the positive message of foot care in diabetes and is working with national MDT colleagues on the ACT NOW campaign to raise awareness of the seriousness of foot problems in diabetes, thereby reducing the risk of amputation, and forms part of my doctoral research. 

She has worked in the field of diabetic foot disease for the majority of her career and is passionate about the unique role of podiatrists in contributing to improving patient care and outcomes, but also to be able to influence the diverse teams and colleagues with whom we work in order to maximise both service developments and individual potential, which can ultimately only be of great benefit to the patients who use our services. 

Speaker, ‘Diabetic Foot Disease’ – BOFAS Revalidation Session

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Claire Robertson

Physiotherapist, ‘Claire Patella'

Claire Robertson qualified in 1994 with a BSc(hons) Physiotherapy. She has since obtained her MSc Physiotherapy, in 2003, and PGCE in 2006. Claire has worked in the NHS, academia and private practice, and currently runs a specialist second opinion patellofemoral clinic at Wimbledon Clinics spending an hour per patient and liaising closely with their treating clinician. Claire has lectured internationally and has many research papers and editorials published in internationally peer-reviewed journals. She is also a reviewer herself for Physiotherapy Research International, Physical Therapy in Sport, Clinical Anatomy and Physiotherapy.

‘Claire Patella’ is Claire’s education business aimed at increasing awareness and standard in patellofemoral rehabilitation. As part of this she runs her own post-graduate course on patellofemoral problems for physiotherapists.

Speaker- ‘Patellofemoral Instability’ - BASK Revalidation

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Fred Robinson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Cambridge University Hospitals

Fred Robinson trained in general orthopaedics in Cambridge, and undertook sub-specialist training in foot and ankle surgery in the United States of America.

Fred has been on the editorial board of the BJJ, served on BOA Council and been President of BOFAS. He has published widely on many aspects of foot and ankle surgery including tendon pathology, the diabetic foot and forefoot surgery.

He is a fellow of the British and American Orthopaedic Foot Surgery societies.

Speaker, ‘Diabetic Foot Disease’ – BOFAS Revalidation Session

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Karen Robinson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Karen is a Consultant at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She has a specialist orthopaedic interest in general trauma, pelvis and acetabular surgery and an elective practice of primary hip arthroplasty. Karen is part of a dedicated hip fracture team, and has an additional role as a Major Trauma Consultant within their Major Trauma Centre.

She also plays an active role in the teaching and training of medical students, junior doctors and specialty registrars. Karen is part of the faculty for the Postgraduate Orthopaedics course, and has contributed to the Postgraduate Orthopaedics: Candidates guide to FRCS examination textbook and the 3rd edition of Examination Techniques in Orthopaedics, on which this course is based. She has a passion to provide quality teaching and training of orthopaedic skills to the next generation.

Chair, BOA Clinical Examination Skills Course

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Jon Room

Senior Lecturer Oxford Brookes University, Research Physiotherapist Physiotherapy Research Unit, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

Dr Jon Room joined Oxford Brookes in September 2018 as a Lecturer in Physiotherapy. He works part time alongside a clinical and research role at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. His teaching is focused on musculoskeletal physiotherapy, in addition to health and wellbeing encompassing encouraging physical activity, behaviour change approaches and promoting healthy lifestyle choices. 

Chair, Headlines in T&O - ATOCP

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Nigel Rossiter

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital

Nigel is the G4 Alliance advocacy group chair and strategy board member. He is also on the Faculty Advisory Board for faculty of Remote Rural & Humanitarian Health at Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. A member Oxford University Global Surgery Group, Chair Incision Indemnity and on the Medical advisory board Open Medical, along with being a Senior medical adviser Rams Rugby.

He was previous chair of Orthopaedic Trauma Education AO UK & Ireland, past (& founding) President – Orthopaedic Trauma Society an Emeritus International member Orthopaedic Trauma Association. He is also a Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, Fellow British Orthopaedic Association and Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and, a member of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee, Combined Services Orthopaedic Society, Gauvain Society, Girdlestone Orthopaedic Society, AO Trauma.

Nigel is a NICE panellist, a member International Committee for VTE prevention in Orthopaedic surgery, and a Clinical reviewer for NIHR. He is on the South Central England Trauma network institution panel. Previous Clinical Director Dept of Trauma & Orthopaedics and Chair of Trauma & Major Incident committee – Hampshire Hospitals

Awards:

  • Combined Services Orthopaedic Surgery prize 1993, 1994, 1995
  • Drummond scholar HM Forces 1996
  • Wessex Orthopaedic Trainer of the Year 2010 & 2020
  • Inspiring educator of the year finalist NHS Shine awards 2014 & 2015
  • Hippocrates award for excellence in field of Medicine – Who’s Who 2013

Speaker – ‘Current Challenges Facing Trauma’ ATOCP Session

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Charline Roslee

Trauma & Orthopaedic Consultant, University Hospitals Dorset

Miss Roslee trained at the University of Nottingham, she underwent specialty training in Trauma & Orthopaedics in Wessex.  Her foot & ankle fellowship was undertaken at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital where she has been working as a consultant since 2020.  Her sub specialty interests include diabetic foot disease (sitting on the Dorset reducing amputations working group and route cause analysis group) and ankle arthroplasty.  She sits on the transformation committee for the reconfiguration of emergency care in Doset.

Charline was the BOFAS blogger for BOFAS 2019 having been awarded this role at AFAF.

Speaker, ‘Diabetic Foot Disease’ – BOFAS Revalidation Session

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Joanne Round

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton

Joanne Round, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton

Jo Round is a newly appointed consultant at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust specialising in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction.

Speaker, The Monday Morning Trauma Meeting – OTS Revalidation Session

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Bibhas Roy

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Manchester University Foundation Trust

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Alasdair Santini

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Liverpool University and Broadgreen Hospitals

Mr Alasdair Santini is a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics at The Royal Liverpool University and Broadgreen Hospitals where he specialises in knee replacements, revision knee replacements, partial knee replacements, hip replacements and knee arthroscopy.

Mr Santini studied at the University of Sheffield where he gained his primary medical qualification (MB ChB). Following his basic surgical training in Sheffield he was awarded his surgical fellowships from the Royal Colleges in both Glasgow and England (FRCSGlasg & FRCSEng). His higher surgical training was gained in the North West region. Subsequently he achieved the specialist fellowship in Trauma and Orthopaedics (FRCS Trauma & Orth) and then won a Royal College travelling fellowship to St Louis, USA.

Mr Santini became a consultant at the Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital in 2005 where he specialises in primary and revision knee replacement, knee arthroscopy and hip replacement.

He is the orthopaedic clinical lead in infection control and prevention, having previously had a similar role in clinical audit. He is the lead clinician for the lower limb sub-directorate.

Chair, ‘Complex Knee Arthroplasty’- BASK Revalidation Session

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Chloe Scott

Consultant Hip, Knee & Trauma Surgeon, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh

Chloe Scott is a consultant hip, knee and trauma surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and an NHS Research Clinician. Her research interests include arthroplasty outcomes, periprosthetic fractures, post-traumatic arthritis, finite element analysis and knee biomechanics. She is a member of the BOA research committee, the BASK executive committee and is on the editorial boards of the Bone and Joint Journal and Bone and Joint Research where she is also an associate editor for hip and knee papers.

Speaker, ‘Complex Knee Arthroplasty’ BASK Revalidation; BJJ Session; RCS Digital & Robotics Group

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Ashley Scrimshire

Trauma and Orthopaedic Registrar and Clinical Lead for the QIST trial, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Ashley is a Trauma and Orthopaedic higher surgical trainee and has a keen interest in education and research. He has recently taken time out of his training to study for his PhD at the University of York. He is the clinical lead for the QIST: Anaemia and Infection collaborative trial, which is supported by the BOA, York Trials Unit, NHS Improvement, Northumbria NHS Trust and industry. He is the vice chair of the collaborative orthopaedic research network (CORNET) trainee collaborative, has formal qualifications in medical education, patient safety and quality improvement, and has been trained in quality improvement methodology at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, in Boston USA.

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Matthew Sewell

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Mathew Sewell is a Consultant Paediatric and Adult Spinal Surgeon working at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and Birmingham Children’s Hospital. He was a trainee on the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore and undertook Fellowships in Exeter and London in the UK, and Brisbane, Australia.

Speaker, Spinal Curriculum Update for SpR's: Spine Day, Thursday 22nd September

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Nikhil Shah

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Nikhil Shah (FRCS (Tr & Orth), MCh (Orth), FRCS (Glasg), M (Orth), DNB (Orth), MB BS (Hons)) is a Consultant at Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Senior Honorary Associate Lecturer Edge Hill University.

His areas of Special Interest are Pelvic & Acetabular Fractures, Hip and Knee replacements, Revision hip & knee arthroplasty, Periprosthetic fractures.

Speaker, Everyday Controversies in Daily Trauma Meeting - BIOS Revalidation Session

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Akash Sharma

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham

Mr Sharma is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. He qualified with a Distinction in Clinical Practice from St. Georges Hospital Medical School, London in 2007 and undertook his Basic Surgical Training in London and Oxford. He went on to complete his higher surgical training in the West Midlands on the Birmingham rotation and obtained his FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics) in 2016. Mr Sharma completed his highly competitive advanced knee fellowships from both the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford and Nottingham University Hospitals.

Mr Sharma has a specialist interest in all aspects of knee surgery, including partial knee replacements, total knee replacements and failed knee replacements. He strives to use the latest technologies and advancements in orthopaedics to personalise the best surgical outcome for his patients and where possible uses robotic surgery. His robotic experience entails using the Robotic Surgical Assistant (ROSA®) by Zimmer Biomet and his experience with other robotics systems is broadening.

He is the chair of the Modern Interventions Panel at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and is the Surgical Lead for same day discharge following knee replacement surgery at his Trust. Mr. Sharma has been awarded three academic prizes and has a strong research background in both clinical and basic sciences. He has co-authored a number of book chapters and enjoys lecturing regularly for undergraduates.

Speaker, Robotic and Computer Assisted Arthroplasty Surgery: The New Conventional Instrumentation?’ - CAOS UK Revalidation Session

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Rohit Shetty

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Whittington Hospital, London

Mr Rohit Shetty is a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon, with a special interest in complex spinal surgery. Mr. Shetty was appointed as Consultant spinal surgeon to the Whittington Hospital and The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London in 2010. He now works full time at the Whittington Hospital in North London.

He graduated from India in 1995. He obtained his Masters in Orthopaedic Surgery, and was awarded the Gold Medal in Orthopaedic surgery.

He underwent Orthopaedic training in London from 2002. He completed a Diploma from the University of Brighton and was awarded Distinction in 2006. He passed his FRCS Intercollegiate T&O Board exams in 2007.

Rohit is fellowship trained in all aspects of spinal surgery. He completed spinal fellowships at Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham and a short term fellowship at Inselspital and Schulthess Swiss Olympic Medical Centre in Switzerland.

Mr. Shetty’s specialization includes the conservative and surgical management of adult degenerative neck and low back pain. His main sub specialty area of interest is Adult Reconstructive Deformity.

Speaker, Spinal Curriculum Update for SpR's: Spine Day, 22nd September 16:15 - 17:45

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Kohila Vani Sigamoney

Specialist Registrar in trauma and orthopaedics, North West Rotation

I am currently a TIG Hand Surgery Fellow at Wrightington, Whiston and Alder Hey Hospitals. I recently completed my T&O training with the North West (East Sector) training programme. I have an interest in overseas work, teaching and research and very often combine my interests in running projects. My overseas work recently concentrates on online collaborations amongst trainees in improving audit and research to improve patient outcomes. I am a TIG Hand Surgery Fellow representative, BOA/BOTA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion for the North West, Founder Member of the Northwest Orthopaedic and Trauma Alliance for Africa (NOTAA), and recently a World Orthopaedic Concern (WOC) Fellow sponsored by BOA on the BOA Future Leaders Programme. 

Speaker, Medical Student Session

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Lucy Silvester

Major Trauma Service Lead , University Hospital Coventry

Lucy is a chartered physiotherapist with over 20 years’ experience working in trauma & orthopaedics and major trauma. Her clinical specialty is the acute management and rehabilitation of complex fractures. Lucy’s current role is Major Trauma Service Lead at University Hospital Coventry. 

She has represented her profession on several national guideline committees. This includes the NICE Guidelines for complex and non-complex fractures, NICE Guidelines for rehabilitation after traumatic injury, and Department of Health Clinical Advisory Group for Major Trauma. Lucy is a Stakeholder Lead on the Executive Committee for the Association of Trauma and Orthopaedic Chartered Physiotherapists.

Speaker – ‘Prevention of Adolescent ACL’ ATOCP Session

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Hamish Simpson

Harrison Law Chair of Orthopaedics and Trauma, University of Edinburgh

Professor Hamish Simpson is the Harrison Law Chair of Orthopaedics and Trauma at the University of Edinburgh and Editor-in-Chief of the Bone & Joint Research Journal. He has run multiple RCTs including UK portfolio studies. He also runs a programme of research council funded preclinical work. He is Chair of the BOA research committee and Chair for the World Orthopaedic Research Congress 2022.

Chair, BOA Research Committee: Research for Optimising Orthopaedics

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Harvinder Pal Singh

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust & Professor, University of Leicester

Harvinder Singh is an Associate Professor with University of Leicester, UK and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust with interest in Upper limb surgery. He has completed his Orthopaedic training in Leicester including an upper limb fellowship in Wrightington, UK and Royal Northshore hospital, Sydney, Australia. He completed his PhD in wrist osteoarthritis and motion preserving surgery from University of Leicester. He is a member of the British Elbow Shoulder Society Journal Steering committee for Shoulder & Elbow journal, Shoulder Panel member for the ODEP Orthopaedic Data Evaluation panel, national clinical lead for the James Lind Alliance Priority setting partnership for ‘The Elbow Conditions’, examiner for the FRCS Trauma & Orthopaedics for Specialist advisory committee and external examiner for University of Dundee and Edinburgh. His areas of clinical and research interest also include rotator cuff tears, elbow conditions, upper limb metastasis surgery, scaphoid and clavicle fractures. He has authored over 65 peer reviewed publications. 

Speaker, ‘Everyday Controversies in Daily Trauma Meeting’- BIOS Revalidation Session

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Sameer Singh

Consultant, Bedfordshire Hospital

Sameer is a Consultant at Bedfordshire Hospital NHS trust since 2009. He completed fellowships in New Zealand, Australia and Liverpool. His clinical practice covers all aspects of trauma and there is a specialist interest in upper limb disorders.

Sameer has been performing medico-legal work since 2008. He is involved in personal injury, medical negligence, and criminal cases. This has made clinical practice sharper and allows accurate information to be provided to patients.

Sameer has lectured to solicitors about role of expert medical witnesses and common problems in relation to interpretation of scan results and personal injury.

Sameer find Medico-legalal work challenging and rewarding and would like to encourage others with an interest to develop their skills for future generations. I would like to share this knowledge I have gained with BOA members.

Speaker, ‘Getting Started in Medico-Legal Practice’ - BOA Medico-Legal Revalidation

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Kriti Singhania

Specialist Registrar, East of England Rotation

Kriti Singhania is a specialist registrar in the East of England, the current BOTA (British Orthopaedic Trainee Association) Vice President and previous member of the East of England Trainee Committee. She has a subspecialist interest in upper limb particularly hand surgery; chairing several of the internationally renowned Pulvertaft webinars, helping at previous national BSSH events and the recent IFSSH international congress in London. She is passionate about medical education and is the national trainee representative on both ISCP and JCST panels. Kriti was the editor of JOINT 2020-2021 (Journal of Orthopaedic Surgeons in National Training) and is also responsible for co-ordinating the regional trainee representatives, as well as organising the national trainer of the year award (TOTY). She is a keen advocate for diversity and inclusivity within Orthopaedics, being part of the Culture and Diversity Working Group for BOTA and originally proposing the idea of having C&D Champions - a national programme now established in collaboration with the BOA.

Speaker, BOA Diversity & Inclusion

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Tim Spalding

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Tim Spalding is a specialist knee surgeon in UK at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry UK, and Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Warwick.

His specialist interest in reconstructive knee surgery includes meniscal transplantation, articular cartilage repair, ligament reconstruction including multi-ligament injuries, and osteotomy.

Tim trained at Oxford and at Royal Naval Hospital Haslar, prior to a specialist arthroscopy and knee surgery fellowship in Toronto in 1994-1995. He qualified in 1982 from Charing Cross Hospital, London and spent the first part of his medical career with the Royal Marines and the Royal Navy. He joined Coventry in 2000 after five years as a Consultant in the Armed Forces. He has a busy sports knee surgery practice, runs a knee fellowship program and continues to be very active in teaching and research, pioneering several new techniques. He currently has over 90 publications and 12 book chapters.

Internationally he is the current President of the ACL Study Group, he was the recent chair of the Arthroscopy Committee for ESSKA and now co-leads the European Allograft Initiative. For the ICRS he was chair of the Finance Committee and now helps lead the Cartilage Foundation. Previously he was the program chairman of the ICRS congress in Chicago in 2015. Nationally he leads the UK National Ligament Registry collecting outcome on ACL surgery.

Panel, BOA Trauma & Orthopaedic Registries Session

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Gavin Spence

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, King’s College Hospital

Gavin Spence is a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at King’s College Hospital London (Dubai) where he is Director of the Children’s Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centre of Excellence (CORE). Prior to this he was a consultant in London for 10 years, initially at Evelina London Children’s Hospital and subsequently Great Ormond Street Hospitals with a special interest in limb reconstruction in children. During his higher surgical training he was Clinical Research Associate and the first Furlong Research Foundation Fellow at the Orthopaedic Research Unit, University of Cambridge. His MD research degree investigated the mechanism of action of a novel osteoconductive material, and as a result he has a longstanding collaboration with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at University College London, working on the development of tissue engineering scaffolds, implant coatings, and (most recently) 3D printing technology for paediatric orthopaedic applications.

He is a keen trainer, having directed many popular courses for orthopaedic trainees and for paediatric orthopaedic physiotherapists with Orthopaedic Research UK. His joint podcast on exam tips with his friend and colleague Michail Kokkinakis for orthopaedic trainees taking the FRCS (Orth) exam (“Come Back When the Leaves are Green”) was downloaded over 1500 times in the first 3 months. In 2019 he was voted BOTA Trainer of the Year.

Chair, BLRS Revalidation Session

Jonathan Spilsbury

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Mr Spilsbury is a consultant spinal surgeon at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and Birmingham Children’s Hospital. He has done exclusively spinal surgery for 24 years, over 90% of his practice is treating patients with spinal deformity, 70% of which is paediatric spinal deformity.

Speaker, Spinal Curriculum Update for SpR's: Spine Day, Thursday 22nd September

Giles Stafford

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Wellington Hospital Platinum Medical Centre

Speaker, Modernising care of young patients with hip pain – BHS Revalidation Session

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Sarah Stapley

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

A consultant since 2004, based in Portsmouth at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, although I had a diverse training pathway including fellowships in Wrightington and Toronto.  

I served with the Royal Navy for 33 years, frequently leading health care delivery in isolated and extreme locations with limited resources. I understand how education, and the effect a good mentor has on an individual, and this has continually driven me to encourage trainees of all levels to seek their potential. I have undertaken roles as Surgical Tutor, Training Programme Director at both core and higher specialty level, and as Defence Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics.

I have undertaken several unusual leadership roles, as a Deployed Medical Director (Camp Bastian Hospital) in Afghanistan, Consultant Advisor in Trauma and Orthopaedics to the Royal Navy and as the UK Representative on the NATO COMEDS futures advisory panel. I have also sat on the National Selection Design panel for ST3 interviews which has been a challenge during the COVID pandemic for all and still interview regularly for both levels of trainee.

A member of the BOA since I was a trainee, I sit on the Education Committee as the representative for Medical Student engagement and was elected to the BOA Council.

Trauma and Orthopaedics is a specialty for all. I have the mindset that given the opportunity and appropriate support network, specialty goals can be achieved by anyone if the person is willing to work towards their aims. The pathway is not easy, and nor should it be.  Curricular requirements must be reached, and entry standards maintained so that this most diverse of specialties retains the excellence it so deserves.

Chair, Medical Student Session

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Arthur Stephen

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton

I am a full time T&O consultant specialising in lower limb arthroplasty having trained in London, Nottingham, Mid Trent and Brisbane. 

I have been a Trustee of the BOA and vice chair of its Ortho committee, ending this tenure in 2021. For 10yrs (2012-2022) I held the position of head of the surgical division of UHDB and Deputy Medical Director, including an interim spell as Executive Medical Director whilst the Royal Derby Hospital merged with the Queens Hospital Burton to form UHDB in 2018. I ran the surgical division (including critical care) during the covid pandemic. 

For the last 12 months I have been a consultant advisor for Nuffield Health sitting on their National Medical Advisory Group chairing their National Electronic Patient Record implementation group.

I enjoy teaching and have chaired many courses including AO basic courses, AO periprosthetic courses, surgical approach cadaver courses and have active research interests in the prospective evaluation of a few hip prostheses (Stryker) as well as helping with knee instrument design and rationalisation for Smith & Nephew. 

Speaker, Future T&O Leaders Session

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Michael Stephens

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mater Private Hospital

Professor MM Stephens is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in foot and ankle disorders for adults and children.

Professor Stephens was director of foot clinics and offered a six month accredited international clinical fellowship in foot and ankle surgery in paediatric and adult foot & ankle surgical experience.

His practice now is dedicated to the treatment of foot and ankle disorders in adults and children in private practice in Ireland.

Lecturer, ‘The Naughton Dunn Lecture’ – BOFAS Revalidation Session

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Hiro Tanaka

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in South Wales

Hiro Tanaka is a BOA Council member and works at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in South Wales.  He is committed to training and education across all levels and was the prior Chairman of the Education and Revalidation Committee.  He is currently Editor of JTO and co-directs the BOA Future Leaders Programme.  He has been involved with the development of the educational portfolio for BOFAS for many years and is a council member as Honorary Treasurer.

Chair, ‘Future T&O Leaders’ – FLP Session

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Kanthan Theivendran

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Kanthan is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and is the Research lead within the department and sits on the R&D committee for the Trust. Kanthan also holds an academic position of Honorary Professor at the School of Engineering at Aston University. His interests include Clinical trials, Biomedical Engineering, patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) and Health Information Technology. He is a member of the openOutcomes committee and clinical lead for the openOutcomes digital PROMs platform under the custodian of the Apperta Foundation CIC.

Speaker, Ortho Committee: Great MSK Care: The Vision, the Opportunity and the Reality

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Justine Theaker

Consultant Physiotherapist and Integrated Clinical Academic, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Manchester                    

Justine Theaker is a Consultant Physiotherapist and Integrated Clinical Academic, based at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Manchester. She specialises in Orthopaedic and Major Trauma clinical care, rehabilitation and research. Justine is committed to improving evidenced based care, through delivery of research programmes that evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of interventions. She contributes to networks of the National Major Trauma Nursing and Rehabilitation Group, the National Major Trauma Research Group, and the Association of Trauma and Orthopaedic Chartered Physiotherapists. 

Justine has completed an NIHR Fellowship (2015-2017) and is undertaking an MFT Doctoral Research Fellowship (2017-2022). She is currently Principal Investigator for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial, whilst developing the legacy study following on from the enhanced rehabilitation of survivors of the Manchester bombing.

Speaker – ‘Current Challenges Facing Trauma’ ATOCP Session

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Rhidian Thomas

NHS Consultant, Imperial College NHS Healthcare and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College, London

Rhidian Thomas is the BOSTAA Vice President. He undertook his medical education at St Bartholomew's Hospital, with a BSc at St Mary's Hospital. He completed his orthopaedic training at Charing Cross Hospital. He has also completed a British Orthopaedic Sports Association Travelling Fellowship with John Feagin at Duke University, USA. His clinical practice is lower limb soft tissue and sports injuries, knee and ankle arthroscopy, knee and ankle ligament reconstruction e.g. anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, knee replacements and arthritis, patella and Achilles tendonopathy, shin splints and lower limb compartment syndromes, bunions, forefoot problems e.g. Mortons Neuroma. He has a higher degree (MS) in knee ligament reconstruction and multiple published articles on knee and ankle related problems.

Chair, Sustainability, Civility and Performance in Orthopaedic Surgery; Sports Trauma: Multidisciplinary management of Stress Fractures and the role of Lateral Extra-articular Procedures in ACL rupture - BOSTAA Revalidation Session

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Amit Tolat

Consultant Orthopaedic & Upper Limb Surgeon, Medway NHS Foundation Trust Hospital

Professor Tolat is a Consultant Orthopaedic & Upper Limb Surgeon at Medway NHS FT Hospital specialising in Hand & Wrist to Shoulder & Elbow Surgery.  He is the current President of the British Indian Orthopaedic Society in which role he is closely involved with educational and academic activities both nationally and internationally. As a Specialist Society of the BOA Professor Tolat represents BIOS on the Council

My wider academic activities include the following

*Undergraduate Module lead for Surgery Kent & Medway Medical School & Honorary Tutor KMMS Canterbury

*STC Representative KSS & National Recruitment StRs T&O Panel

*Editorial Board Journal of Orthopaedics

*Honorary Research Fellow Kings College Hospital London & Visiting Academic Imperial College Dept of Mechanical Engineering

*Honorary Lecturer Canterbury Christchurch University IMS Kent

My management and wider NHS responsibilities include my role as Governance & Patient Safety Lead for Medway NHS Trust & medicolegal advisor to various local Trusts including BMI group of Hospitals

Professor Tolat has more than 20 index publications and has authored book chapters, over the last 20 years I have spoken at a number of national and international meetings, particularly in my area of interest involving the hand and wrist.

Chair, Everyday Controversies in Daily Trauma Meeting & Indian Summer Session - BIOS Revalidation Session

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James Tomlinson

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Sheffield, UK

James is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon in Sheffield UK. He has a significant interest in surgical education and training and is Education TPD for Yorkshire & Humber and Deputy Director of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, RCSEd.

He is a member of the NOTSS faculty has taught nationally and internationally on surgical non-technical skills and human factors.

Co-Chair, Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS) - Non-Technical Skills

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Andrew Toms

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon & Honorary Clinical Professor, University of Exeter, Exeter Knee Reconstruction Unit, Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, Exeter

Andrew Toms studied Medicine at Birmingham University where he was awarded the Sir John Lewis prize for medicine. He started his Orthopaedic and Trauma training immediately at the Birmingham Accident Hospital and followed with a year's under the Professor of Orthopaedics, Auckland, New Zealand. He completed higher surgical training on the Stoke/Oswestry training rotation and during this period completed a MSc in Engineering from Cardiff University focusing on revision knee replacement. He was subsequently awarded a Smith & Nephew research award in 2003, British Association of Surgery of the Knee Educational Travel award in 2004, Cutner award from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2004, British Orthopaedic Association award in 2004 and the Charnley Trust Foundation Award also in 2004. He completed the Adult Reconstruction Fellowship in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia.


Andrew now specialises in surgery of the knee, particularly complex primary total knee replacement and revision knee surgery. He is currently academic lead for the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre and NIHR lead for the SW. He Chairs the Revision Knee Working Group for BASK, sits on the NJR editorial board, the Bone and Joint Infection Registry steering group and the Royal College of Surgeons Robotic Advisory Group for MSK. Major research interests include pain post TKR, periprosthetic joint infection, robotics and alignment in TKR.

Speaker, ‘Robotic and Computer Assisted Arthroplasty Surgery: The New Conventional Instrumentation?’ - CAOS UK Revalidation Session

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Vivek Trikha

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, All India Institute of Medicine and Surgery, Delhi

Dr Trikha’s special interests include: Pelviacetabular surgeries, Complex juxtaarticular trauma, Sports injuries, and Trauma education.

His chief areas of interest include managing pelvic and acetabular trauma, complex intraarticular fractures, spine fractures and polytrauma cases. Vivek is also interested in dealing with sports related injuries. Research has been his prime interest since postgraduation, and he has more than 75 indexed publications on variety of subspecialties of orthopaedics including trauma, musculoskeletal infection, joint replacement etc. Vivek has been invited to present guest lectures and scientific papers in various national and international arenas on trauma, especially Pelvic and Acetabular Injuries and their management. He is also a certified ATLS Instructor and Associate Editor of Indian Journal of Orthopaedics. 

Speaker, ‘Indian Summer – Trauma Challenges’– BIOS Session

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Jayesh Trivedi

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital

Mr Jayesh Trivedi is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic hospital in Oswestry and Alder Hey Children’.s Hospital Liverpool where he has been the Head of spinal surgery. He qualified in 1989 completing his MBBS and Orthopaedic Residency at the King Edward Memorial Hospital, Bombay in 1992. He undertook his Orthopaedic training in the Mersey Rotation culminating with the MCh degree in Orthopaedics from the University of Liverpool with academic honours. Following his spinal fellowship at The Connecticut Medical Centre in the USA, he has been a consultant since 2001.

As the Chief Deformity Surgeon at the Robert Jones Agnes Hunt Hospital and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, his interests include congenital and early onset scoliosis along with neuromuscular scoliosis particularly patients with muscular dystrophy. He has been a member of the executive committee of the British Scoliosis Society. He has been involved in the training of several spinal fellows nationally and internationally. He has been an invited faculty member in several international spinal congresses.

He is the author of several peer-reviewed articles including numerous chapters relating to all aspects of spinal disorders.

Speaker, Spinal Curriculum Update for SpR's: Spine Day, Thursday 22nd September

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Sarah Tucker

Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Sarah Tucker is a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, UK. She specializes in complex reconstruction following extremity trauma. She is currently Chair of the Trauma Committee of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand and has led the work on national guidelines for hand trauma standards and triaging hand trauma to specialist services.
She also has an interest in global surgery and is chair of the British Foundation for International Reconstructive Surgical Training.

Speaker, All an Orthopaedic Surgeon Needs to Know About Necrotising Fasciitis

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Ashish Upadhyaya

Spine Surgeon, St Francis Hospital, Connecticut, USA

Dr Upadhyaya is a Spine Surgeon currently practicing at St Francis Hospital, Connecticut, a Level 1 Trauma Center. He has trained in spine surgery at top institutions in multiple countries. Dr Ashish Upadhyaya has trained with both Orthopedic and Neuro-spine Surgeons at Oxford University Hospitals, King’s College Hospital London, UK, University of Illinois, Shriner’s Hospital, Chicago, Leatherman Spine Center in Louisville, Kentucky. I have successfully authored multiple peer-reviewed publications, national and international presentations, and authored many book chapters. He holds academic rank of Assistant Professor at the Quinnipiac University. He has developed capability of doing minimally invasive spine surgeries with quicker discharge times and a very low rate of complications. His patients who undergo lumbar interbody fusions routinely get discharged within 24 hours of surgery. Dr Upadhyaya has a zero 30-day readmission rate for the past 7 years. His practice includes Acute trauma, adult degenerative spine, spinal deformity, and tumors. He has special interest in minimally invasive spine surgery and percutaneous fracture fixation. Outside of work, Dr Upadhyaya like to play violin, read and write poetry, backpacking, hiking, cycling, running and learning language.

Speaker, ‘Indian Summer – Trauma Challenges’ BIOS Revalidation

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Sam Vollans

Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Sam Vollans is a consultant shoulder and elbow surgeon working within the Major Trauma Centre of Leeds Teaching Hospitals. His main interest is complex elbow trauma and post-trauma reconstruction of the arm.  He works alongside an amazing ortho-plastic team and is part of the renowned hand and upper limb transplant team in Leeds.

Speaker, ‘Contemporary Management of Distal Humerus Fractures’- BESS Revalidation Session

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Alex Vris

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, The Royal London Hospital

Mr Vris is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal London Hospital. He specialises in complex trauma, orthoplastics and limb reconstruction.

He enjoys training and teaching during his clinical practice, as an honorary senior lecturer at the Queen Mary University of London, and in national and international orthopaedic courses.

In his own time, he does humanitarian work as a surgeon in austere environments around the world.

Chair, BLRS Revalidation Session

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Rosemary Wall

ST6 Trauma and Orthopaedics, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

Rosemary is an ST6 in the Warwick orthopaedic training programme, currently based at University Hospitals Coventry. She has a clinical interest in trauma and lower limb arthroplasty as well as medical education.

Speaker, “Technology contributing to patient care and education in low resource settings”  - WOC Revalidation session

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Jayne Ward

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

Jayne qualified from St Barts and the Royal London in 2002. She under took her surgical and orthopaedic training in the Severn Deanery. She attended a trauma fellowship at the hospital for special surgery in New York, an AO fellowship at Groote Schuur in Cape Town and a reconstructive trauma fellowship at Queen Elizabeth, Birmingham.

Since 2014 she has been an orthopaedic trauma consultant at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. Her main interest is open fractures.

She enjoys being an AO chairperson, working with Warwick medical school and is current education chair of the OTS

Chair, ‘The Monday Morning Trauma Meeting – OTS Revalidation Session;

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Adam Watts

Consultant Elbow and Upper Limb Surgeon, Wrightington Hospital and Visiting Professor, University of Manchester

Adam Watts is a Consultant Orthopaedic Elbow surgeon at Wrightington Hospital and Visiting Professor at the University of Manchester. He trained on fellowship in Adelaide, Australia and Wrightington, UK. His clinical and research interests include the treatment of degenerative joint disease, sports injury and trauma, with a focus on arthroscopic techniques and joint reconstruction. He works with a number of National sporting organisations.  Adam has over 130 publications in upper limb surgery, has contributed to national guidelines on wrist fractures, elbow arthroplasty and infection and is a designer of surgical techniques and implants.  He is a Specialty Editor for the Bone and Joint Journal and Shoulder and Elbow Journal, and sits on the Editorial Committee for the National Joint Registry. Adam is an NIHR Grant award holder and Clinical Director for Research Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHSFT.

Adam lives in Lancashire with his family.

Speaker, NJR Session and Launch of Annual Report

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Thisara Weerasuira

Associate Specialist, Ayr University Hospital, Honorary Senior Lecturer of University of Glasgow

Mr Thisara Weerasuira is an Associate Specialist of Ayr University Hospital and an Honorary Senior Lecturer of University of Glasgow. He is SAS representative in the Scottish Council of the BMA, member of the BMA Scottish SAS Doctors Committee and a member of the RCS England SAS Committee. We are certain he will be an excellent addition to the panel.

Co-Chair, EDI Session

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Dan Westacott

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

Dan trained in the West Midlands and Toronto, and has treated children in Coventry for five years. His main interests are trauma, hips and limb reconstruction.

Speaker, OTS Revalidation Session

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Roger White

International Banker

Roger’s career as an international banker included working in West Africa, the Pacific and the Caribbean. A Rotarian for over 40 years, Roger joined Rotary in Tortola, British Virgin Islands in 1979. He has taken many leadership roles within the organization and his unbroken membership has spanned five clubs in four countries on three continents.

After over thirty- five years living and working in the Caribbean, he and his wife Diana have relocated back to the UK. To maintain his connection with the Rotary Caribbean district, he is now a member of the Rotary eClub of the Caribbean 7020 and its current President. He is a Past Assistant Governor of the District and a Past President of the RC St. Thomas, USVI and has held several positions within the Rotary Caribbean district over the years.

Roger has been one of the volunteer members of the management team of the Rotary Jaipur Limb Project for over ten years. This began when he spearheaded a project for 150 amputees from northern Uganda to travel the considerable distance to their nearest workshop and be fitted for limbs. After visiting that project, he then organised a new workshop in the north to enable easier access for amputees in that area. His role in RJL is to assist with oversight of workshops in Africa which includes the current one in Gondar, Ethiopia.

As well as Uganda and Ethiopia, Roger has been actively involved in the drafting and execution of a number of Rotary sponsored projects in Belize, Haiti, and the Virgin Islands.

Speaker, “Harnessing technology in low and middle income countries – WOC Revalidation

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Michael Whitehouse

Professor Trauma and Orthopaedics, University of Bristol

Mike is a Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics at the University of Bristol. His research focuses on the outcomes of hip and knee replacement, adverse events, hip fracture, open fractures, cartilage damage and major trauma. He employs a wide range of research methodologies including multicentre randomised controlled trials, first-in-human trials, analysis of large routinely collected healthcare datasets, evidence synthesis, qualitative methods and health economics. He leads the core analyses for the NJR lot 2 contract for Statistical Analysis, Support and Associated Services and is PI on two current NIHR HTA grants (SISMIC and RUBICON). Mike has published over 190 peer reviewed papers and in the last 3 years obtained grant funding of £3.7 million as lead and a further £4.3 million as co-applicant. He sits on the British Orthopaedic Association and British Hip Society research committees and is the NIHR CRN Trauma and Emergencies lead for the West of England.

Speaker, 360 Revalidation Lower Limb, Spines and Paediatrics – BJ360

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Mark Wilkinson

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery , Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Professor Wilkinson's principal research interests are in the genetic and metabolic aspects of joint replacement, osteoarthritis, and other associated diseases. Professor Wilkinson is a key clinical collaborator in the Genetics of Osteoarthritis initiative. He and his collaborators have been instrumental in determining our current understanding of the genetic architecture of osteoarthritis. He conducted the first genome-wide scan into hip dysplasia, and into osteolysis and heterotopic ossification after hip replacement, He published the first study in humans to show that bisphosphonates may suppress bone loss after hip replacement and the first clinical trial to show that the human monoclonal antibody denosumab can inhibit osteolysis lesion activity. Other areas of research include exploration of the molecular mechanisms that underpin osteoarthritis development and identifying potential novel pharmacological strategies for its treatment. He has worked on the genetics of osteoarthritis has uncovered novel gene associations with severity and pattern of hip and knee OA, bone remodelling responses to disease, and hip shape. He also studied the systemic health effects of metal ion exposure after hip resurfacing has demonstrated effects on bone cells, cardiovascular, and other systems.

Professor Wilkinson’s principal funding sources are Versus Arthritis, NIHR, Wellcome, MRC, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Cavendish Foundation, John Charnley Trust and industry.

Speaker, ‘Advances in Osteoarthritis Research’ – BORS Revalidation Session

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Keith Willett

Professor of Trauma Surgery, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Sir Keith Willett is Chair of South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust. He was NHS National Director for Emergency Planning and Incident Response and from 2018-2020 and as Strategic Commander he prepared the NHS to leave the EU. From January 2020 as Strategic Incident Director led the NHS response to the coronavirus pandemic. From July 2021 that included the covid vaccination programme.

He is Professor of Trauma Surgery at Oxford University. With 41 years in the NHS he has extensive experience of trauma and emergency care, healthcare management and driving service transformation.

In 1994 he co-founded the consultant-resident Oxford Trauma Service and in 2003 the Kadoorie Centre for Critical Care Research in Oxford. In 2008 he became the first National Clinical Director for Trauma charged with improving hip fracture patient care and to establish regional Major Trauma Centres and Networks. By 2012 both re-organisations were credited with marked improvements in patient care and survival.

From 2012 through the years of austerity as Medical Director for Acute Services for NHS England he had responsibilities ranging from ambulance services, emergency departments, urgent surgery, acute medicine, armed forces, and national major incidents. He led the urgent and emergency care Keogh Review and Ambulance Response Programme.

He has presented research, and taught surgery and health leadership internationally.  He was deployed to Afghanistan and Libya during their wars. He was awarded a CBE in 2016 and Knighted in 2021 for services to the NHS. He was appointed Honorary Air Commodore to RAuxAF 4626 aeromedical squadron in 2019.

Speaker, Future T&O Leaders Session, Thursday 22nd September, 08:30-10:00

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Tim Wilton

NJR Medical Director and Interim Chairman, NJR

Tim Wilton trained at Oxford and at UCH medical school and in Orthopaedics at Nottingham, Harlow Wood, Derby and South Wales with travelling fellowships in N America, Strasbourg, Bern and Ljubljana. He has an entirely elective practice in lower limb arthroplasty and has specialised in knee replacement and knee revision surgery for the last 30 years. He has a lifetime personal experience of over 2,500 hip and 3,500 knee replacements.

Tim teaches widely on technical aspects of knee replacement and has been invited lecturer throughout the world and at the major European, North American and International Knee Surgery organisations.

Tim has been President of the BOA and of BASK, and Chairman of the Bone and Joint Journal.

He is Medical Director of the NJR and currently interim NJR Chairman.                                         

Chair, NJR session and launch of Annual Report: The value of the data to patients and the orthopaedic community and into the future - Enhancing the dataset

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Andrew Wright

Specialist Elbow Surgeon , Wrightington Upper Limb Unit

Andy was appointed as a Specialist Elbow Surgeon to Wrightington hospital in January 2020 & is the current Clinical Director for Trauma at the Trust. He is a Fellowship trained Specialist Elbow and Shoulder surgeon who started his Consultant career at Salford Royal, Major Trauma centre in 2019. He was awarded a first class honours degree from St Andrews University before completing his training at the University of Manchester. His Specialist Orthopaedic training rotation was in the North West of England before Fellowships in Wrightington and Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa.

Andy is passionate about his specialist elbow practice. He has a tertiary referral practice within the North West & enjoys all aspects of complex elbow reconstruction. He is a course convenor of Wrightington cadaveric Elbow & Shoulder course & is a regular faculty member on international trauma courses.

Speaker, ‘Contemporary Management of Distal Humerus Fractures’ - BESS Revalidation Session

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Jonathan Wright

Paediatric Orthopaedic and Limb Reconstruction Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore

Mr Wright is a Paediatric Orthopaedic and Limb reconstruction surgeon. His practice includes paediatric orthopaedic conditions including limb deformity, neuromuscular conditions, hip pathology and disorders of the foot. He also sees adults with congenital and acquired limb deformities requiring limb lengthening or reconstruction techniques. His NHS practice is at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.

He graduated from his medical degree at University College London, with honours in 2006. Whilst as a Specialist Registrar he completed his higher orthopaedic training on the Percivall Pott rotation. On obtaining his FRCS he was awarded the Arthur Edward Burton memorial prize for the best performance in the written examination. During his training, Mr Wright gained experience in paediatric orthopaedics and limb reconstruction at several centres including Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Royal London Hospital and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.

Mr Wright completed two international fellowships, firstly at the Ilizarov Scientific Centre for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Kurgan, Russia, where he worked on the use of circular fixators for deformity correction and limb lengthening. Subsequently he undertook a 12-month fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics at the Starship Children’s hospital in Auckland, New Zealand.

His research interests including paediatric congenital and acquired deformity along with outcomes and registry data in limb reconstruction. He has published multiple scientific papers and book chapters in orthopaedic textbooks.

Speaker, Holes in kids bones (BSCOS / BOOS)

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Henry Wynn Jones

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Henry qualified from University of Leeds Medical School in 1998 and undertook basic surgical training in Yorkshire and London. He then underwent orthopaedic specialist training in East Anglia, which led to completion of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Trauma and Orthopaedics) in 2008. He then undertook a specialist fellowship at the Centre for Hip Surgery, Wrightington. After his fellowship training he undertook visiting fellowships in Berne, Switzerland and Aarhus, Denmark, to learn techniques for periacetabular osteotomy (treatment for young adults with hip dysplasia) and for fixation of pelvic and acetabular fractures. He also spent a year during specialist training working in Blantyre, Malawi providing orthopaedic surgical care to children with musculoskeletal problems and injured adults. Support for this was provided by World Orthopaedic Concern UK.
 
He joined Wrightington Lower Limb Unit, providing the regional pelvic and acetabular fracture service in 2010. He also provides a trauma service concentrating mainly on fractures of the lower limb with some general upper limb trauma. He has an interest in periprosthetic fractures of the acetabulum, hip and knee.
 
In his elective work Henry concentrates on problems of the hip and knee. He performs primary hip and knee replacements for arthritis and other problems such as post trauma, previous surgery and deformity in both young and elderly patients. He performs revision hip and knee replacements in patients who have failed implants for a variety of reasons, such as loosening and infection. He is particularly interested in the assessment of patients who have failed metal on metal hip replacements.
 
He has an extensive interest in research and is currently undertaking work with Dr Brian Derbyshire, in the Centre for Hip Surgery at Wrightington, looking at analysis of hip joint replacements using a new x-ray analysis technique to look at orientation of components and wear which may be useful to predict long term outcome.
 
Henry is a keen teacher. He has taught on courses both in the United Kingdom and abroad.

Speaker, ‘Everyday Controversies in Daily Trauma Meeting’- BIOS Revalidation Session

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Andrew Young

Consultant Spine Surgeon, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Mr Andrew Young is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust.

Mr Young qualified from Guy’s and St.Thomas’ Medical School, London before further surgical training in London, Brighton and Oxford. He undertook Specialist Orthopaedic training in the East Midlands including at the University of Leicester Teaching Hospitals. He completed two years of the Royal College of Surgeons accredited Senior Clinical Fellowship in Advanced Spine Surgery at Nottingham

He holds a BSc degree in Immunology and a Masters degree in Orthopaedic Engineering on top of his medical degrees.

He has interests in degenerative spinal conditions and in particular the application of minimally invasive techniques where appropriate.

Speaker, Spinal Curriculum Update for SpR's: Spine Day, Thursday 22nd September