Speakers

The theme for the BOA Annual Congress 2021 will be focusing on 'Tackling Infection'. The BOA will be working with the Specialist Societies and other organisations to bring our members a wide range of subjects and ongoing T&O updates. 

In order to help prepare your presentation please read the BOA presenting Speaker Guideline, it outlines how to prepare and upload your presentations. The BOA does not accept presentations in advance of the Congress.

Presentation Speaker Guidelines 2021


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Alwyn Abraham

Consultant Children’s and Trauma Orthopaedics, Leicester Royal Infirmary

Alwyn has spent 13 years on the Trauma and Orthopaedics front line as a Consultant and has recently commenced as Head of Service for trauma at the LRI. The highs and lows of working in the NHS notwithstanding he remains a committed clinician, manager, and trainer. Clinically, he particularly enjoys the challenge of salvaging infected, traumatised, and deformed limbs in his chosen field of Limb Reconstruction.

Unusually for an orthopod, he is committed to quality communication and the acceptance of human factors in medical teams. He lists an eclectic mix of influences in this regard such as Nobel Laureate, Daniel Kahneman's Masterpiece Thinking, Fast and Slow, but equally, The Perfect Puppy by Gwen Bailey. His support of the marginalised has driven his enthusiasm for several interesting projects. This has included his advocacy of Core Surgical Trainees as Training Programme Director, the genesis of a Trust Foundation Doctors Programme for Internationals Medical Graduates and the creation of a Trust registrar programme in Trauma and Orthopaedics culminating in CESR. Alwyn is particularly proud of his role as the co-founder of the Leicester Gondar Orthopaedic Partnership, conceived in 2017. This is a partnership between University Hospitals of Leicester, University of Leicester, and the University of Gondar (Northern Ethiopia). In collaboration with Rotary International USD 200k was raised and have led to several clinical visits to develop orthopaedic infrastructure in Northern Ethiopia where up to 7 million people are without the very basics of orthopaedic care.  

Speaker, ‘Challenges of Managing Orthopaedic Infections in Resource-Poor Settings’ – WOC Revalidation Session

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Joy Adamson

Mary Kinross Trust & Royal College of Surgeons Chair, Surgical Trials and Health Sciences

Joy Adamson is a social scientist by background, her qualifications have put her in the rare position of having in-depth training in both qualitative (PhD) and quantitative (MSc Epidemiology) methods that Joy has applied in a range of applied health research projects. Having won a prestigious MRC post-doc Special Training Fellow award she experienced high quality training as part of the MRC’s vision for the development of outstanding researchers for multi-disciplinary collaborative working. Joy has utilised this and demonstrated a long-standing ability to carry out internationally outstanding applied health research. Joy has worked with many UK collaborators on various topics including health of older people, illness behaviour and the factors associated with utilisation of health services, health services delivery and the qualitative components of various pilot and full-scale trials. Joy is currently the Mary Kinross Trust and Royal College of Surgeons Chair in Surgical Trials and Health Sciences.

Speaker, ‘Knowledge into Practice – Trials in Orthopaedic Trauma’ – OTS Revalidation Session

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Ajeya Adhikari

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre, Epsom, Surrey

Mr Adhikari is a consultant at the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre. He is one of the founding consultants and Leads the Robotics and Navigation programme. He carried out a UK first, knee replacement using robotic assistance in 2002 and since then has helped develop software and hardware for the current generation of robotics and navigation systems. His current work include the development of pinless navigation systems which hopefully will be incorporated into the new generation of robots. He has promoted global interest in computer assisted surgery and enhanced recovery through his involvement with SICOT as chairman of their computer assistance and enabling technologies committee. He works with the robotic advisory group of the royal college of surgeons. He is the immediate past president of CAOS UK

Speaker, ‘Robot Wars-an update on the new platforms delivering Robotic Orthopaedic Surgery’ – CAOS Revalidation Session

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Amjid Ali

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

Amjid Ali is a Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.

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.

In January 2008 he was appointed to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Shoulder and Elbow surgery.

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 also is an FRCS (Trauma & Orth) Examiner and Deputy TPD for Yorkshire and Humber Region (South).

Amjid has undertaken research into shoulder and elbow problems which has been published in peer reviewed journals and he has presented this work both nationally and internationally.

Speaker, BOA Clinical Examination Skills Course

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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 translated 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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Udo Anyaehie

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, National Orthopaedic Hospital Enugu Nigeria

Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon at National Orthopaedic Hospital Enugu Nigeria with special interest in arthroplasty. A fellow of the West African College of Surgeons since 2009 and notably the first practicing female orthopaedic surgeon in Nigeria. She is currently the Coordinator of Arthroplasty and also the Secretary of Residency Training Committee in her institution.

Dr Anyaehie had her arthroplasty training exposures in Nigeria, Hungary, Dubai and South Africa. A recipient of the 2019 Hip Society Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship and an AAOS International Scholar; She has made several presentations at international conferences including SICOT Dubai, India, Brazil, China, Italy, South Africa. She has received many awards including the Distinguished Personality award and the Faculty Award from the Nigerian Orthopaedic Association.

She loves imparting knowledge and currently a visiting lecturer to two Nigerian medical schools; Colleges of Medicine of University of Nigeria and Imo State University.  With over 30 publications in international peer reviewed journals focusing more on knee and hip arthroplasty, sickle cell disease and arthroplasty, elbow stiffness and interposition arthroplasty, she also reviews for the Nigerian Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma. Dr Anyaehie is an advocate for preventive Orthopaedics via physical therapy, dietary supplementation and dietary control.

Married with five children, she easily and pretty much juggles family life with career. Her hobbies include gardening and dancing.

Speaker, Career Breaks & How to Bounce Back - Webinar - IODA/WOW

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Mateen Arastu

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

Mateen Arastu undertook his orthopaedic training on the South West Thames rotation in London and was appointed as a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire in 2014.

His main clinical interests are in the management of complex adult trauma patients with multiple injuries including rib fracture fixation and non-union surgery and also performs lower limb arthroplasty surgery.

He graduated from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London and completed a Masters in Orthopaedic Engineering at Cardiff University with distinction.

He has completed his trauma fellowship training at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Canada in 2010/11. He has worked during this year with Professor Rick Buckley and has a specialist interest in the treatment of calcaneal fractures. He has also worked as a consultant trauma surgeon at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham.

Speaker, ‘Tips and Tricks for Fragility Fractures’ – OTS Revalidation Session

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Paddy Ashcroft

Senior Lecturer (Orthopaedics), University of Aberdeen, Honorary Consultant Surgeon (NHS Grampian)

Paddy Ashcroft gained his initial medical qualifications from St Andrew’s and Manchester Universities before spending his early years as a surgical SHO at The University Hospital of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. Returning to Newcastle, England he completed a standard surgical registrar rotation before moving ultimately to Aberdeen where in addition to completing his training in Orthopaedics he spent a year in research. Taking up a consultant job in Aberdeen working for NHS Grampian in 1995, he moved to a clinical senior lecturer post with the University of Aberdeen in 2002 and he currently works within both the NHS and University departments of Orthopaedics. His main research interest is imaging of musculoskeletal disease with the development of imaging biomarkers of disease progression and treatment effects. He has extensive experience with Positron emission tomography in bone, Radiostereometry, DXA and MRI. In addition to his research interests, he also manages the 4th year MBChB students for the University and runs the final written examinations.

His main clinical interest is hip disease and he currently works alongside the young adult hip team in addition to his main workload of primary and revision hip arthroplasty surgery. He has also been involved in the recent introduction of robotic hip surgery to Aberdeen.

A former member of the Scottish Arthroplasty Project, which monitors joint arthroplasty in Scotland, he has also spent a period as its chairman in the past. More recently he has worked as part of a British Hip Society working group on guidelines for the management of periprosthetic fracture.

Speaker, ‘Update on Periprosthetic Joint Infection’ – BHS Revalidation Session

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Robert Ashford

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

Rob 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

Speaker, Trauma Meeting: Tumour Style, BOOS Revalidation

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Emily Baird

Children's Orthopaedic Consultant, Royal Hospital for Children and Young People Edinburgh

Emily is a Children’s Orthopaedic Consultant in Edinburgh with an interest in Trauma and Hip and Foot surgery, and a passion for the breadth of paediatric practice.

She trained in Edinburgh and Glasgow and undertook a Fellowship at The Sick Kids in Toronto and a Travelling Fellowship at Texas Scottish Rite. During her training she was the President of BOTA and she has continued her involvement in education and training locally as Head of Education for the SE Scotland Training Programme, and nationally as a member of the BSCOS Education Committee.

Emily’s sporting achievements may not rival those of her BSCOS and BOSTAA faculty members but has been known to play a spot of hockey and golf, climb the odd Munro and spend an increasing amount of time at the barre.

Chair, ‘Paediatric Sports Injuries’ – BSCOS/BOSTAA Revalidation Session

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Alexander Baker

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, Royal Preston Hospital

Alex graduated from Edinburgh Medical School in 1999. He undertook basic surgical training in Edinburgh and South-East Scotland, becoming a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2002. Alex completed an MSc in Biomechanics and subsequently continued his training in Edinburgh and South-East Scotland at the Edinburgh Trauma Unit and Scottish National Centre for Spinal Deformity, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2009. He completed subspecialty fellowships in Spinal Surgery in Newcastle and was awarded the EOCNA Travelling Fellowship to North America.

Alex currently works as a Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon at the Specialist Centre for Spinal Surgery and Regional Major Trauma Centre at Royal Preston Hospital. He is directorate training lead and sit on the regional training committee. Alex has a keen interest in teaching and training, and has several recent several book chapters on the subject of spinal surgery (McRae’s Orthopaedic Trauma and Postgraduate Orthopaedics), as well as publications in peer reviewed journals, and teach regularly on the Edinburgh International Trauma Symposium instructional course and the Postgraduate Orthopaedics FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedics exam preparation course. He lives on small holding in Lancashire where he keeps chickens, pigs and alpacas.

Speaker, BOA Clinical Examination Skills Course

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Paul Banaszkiewicz

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead 

Paul has a strong commitment to teaching, training and education. He is a member of the regional STC panel; fully accredited ST3+trainer; regularly attend the ARCP process for ST3+ trainees and am a regular interviewer for the national appointments process at ST3 level. In addition, Paul is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators, and has a Masters degree in Medical Education.

Paul is the main editor and author for three FRCS (Tr&Orth) related exam books. These are international best sellers, and were highly commended at the BMA book awards in 2017.

He also runs an annual 6-day intensive FRCS (Tr&Orth) revision course at Northumbria University and QEH Gateshead. This has attracted candidates from Hong Kong, Kuwait, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Greece, Germany and Ireland. This is fully accredited by the RCSEng.

Paul is a member of the BOA Educational and Revalidation Committee, which focuses on the provision of high quality education for orthopaedic consultants, SAS staff and SpRs.

He is also an RCSEng member for the appointments accreditation committee (AAC). This is a national position to make sure orthopaedic consultant appointments meet with the professional standards and criteria set down by the Royal College.

Paul is an RCSEng quality assurance and accreditation assessor for courses seeking RCSEng course approval and accreditation.

He is visiting professor at Northumbria University, acting as an interface between the academic roles.

Speaker, BOA Clinical Examination Skills Course

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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, ‘Chondral and Osteochondral Lesions’ – BOSTAA Revalidation Session

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David Beard

Professor of Musculoskeletal and Surgical Science, University of Oxford

David Beard is Professor of Musculoskeletal and Surgical Science at the University of Oxford and the Rosetrees RCSEng Director of the Surgery and Interventional Trials Unit [SITU NDORMS].  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.  

Speaker, RCS Digital and Robotics Session

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Maneesh Bhatia

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Leicester Royal Infirmary

Mr Maneesh Bhatia is a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon at University Hospitals of Leicester. He did his Foot & Ankle Fellowship at Cambridge and a Travelling Fellowship to USA in 2009. He has published two books and is the Editor of Essentials of Foot and Ankle Surgery which will be published this year. He has written chapters in books including Oxford Textbook of Trauma & Orthopaedics and has a has published in a number of peer reviewed journals. He is a senior examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons.

He has acted in the role of specialist advisor to NICE regarding non surgical treatment of Achilles ruptures. He is a member of advisory panel of NIHR. He is currently a member of Scientific Committees of European Foot Ankle Society (EFAS), Education Committee of British Orthopaedic Foot Ankle Society (BOFAS) and the Education Secretary of British Indian Orthopaedic Society (BIOS). He has previously served in the Scientific Committee of BOFAS.

Chair, ‘I Have a Painful Joint After Surgery’ – BIOS Revalidation Session

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Sadiq Bhayani

Consultant Anaesthetist and Pain Specialist, Leicester Royal Infirmary

Dr. Sadiq Bhayani, Consultant Anaesthetist and Pain Specialist, Leicester Royal Infirmary

Dr Bhayani completed his training in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine in the UK. He completed his FRCA & FFPMRCA examination was awarded these fellowship by the Royal College of Anaesthetist, United Kingdom. He went on to complete his pain fellowship at the University of Toronto after completing his advanced pain training from Nottingham in the UK.

He is certified interventional pain Sonologist & Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice. He completed both these World Institute of Pain Examinations and was awarded top positions in the CIPS examination leading him to the examiner status for these exams. As a clinician & educator he has taught on multiple national, international courses on interventional pain medicine using fluoroscopy and ultrasound guidance. Pain Medicine Education is his passion. He is a local pain medicine education supervisor appointed by the Royal College. He is a co-founder and Program Director of Leicester Pain Education, Gulf Pain School & Mumbai Pain School. He is an adjunct associate clinical professor for Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine and Program director for certification in pain management at the Gulf Medical University, Ajman, UAE. He has authored and co-authored book-chapters and research papers. During Covid 19 Pandemic he has managed to run multiple education events on virtual platform including state of the art virtual courses. His special area of interest includes simulation in medical education, major joint Denervation.

Speaker, ‘I Have a Painful Joint After Surgery’ – BIOS Revalidation Session

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Leela Biant

Professor of Orthopaedics and Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, University of Manchester and Manchester Foundation Trust

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

Leela Biant trained in London and completed specialist fellowships in Sydney and London. Her thesis was entitled ‘Articular Cartilage Injury and Repair in the Young Adult Knee’. She has undertaken research into the best techniques of clinical cartilage repair and the potential of the use of stem cells in articular cartilage repair.

Research prizes include Best Paper by a Clinician at the British Orthopaedic Research Society, Presidents’ Prize Paper at The Royal Society of Medicine, Short-listed for Technical Advancement Awards at the British Orthopaedic Association and the William Little Medal twice.
Dr Biant was awarded the ABC Travelling Fellowship in 2010, BASK Fellowship 2014
She is a Senior Fellow of the ICRS, BASK Treasurer, Chair of the ICRS Registry Committee.

Chair, ‘Management of Early Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Defects in the Knee’ – BASK Revalidation Session

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Mark Blyth

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Mr Blyth was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 2001, following a Knee Fellowship in Melbourme, Australia and a Trauma fellowship in Vancouver, Canada. His elective practice is weighted heavily toward all forms of knee surgery including arthroscopy, soft tissue ligament reconstruction, arthroplasty and revision arthroplasty. In addition to this he deals with a number of late reconstruction problems following trauma.

He has an interest in partial knee replacement surgery and has run clinical trials on the use of robotics in knee surgery.

He is the Director of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary Orthopaedic Research Unit with a research portfolio of knee and trauma studies. He is also the current Specialty Advisor to the Chief Medical Officer in Orthopaedics and Trauma and Chair of the Scottish Orthopaedic Services Delivery Group which promotes service redesign in Orthopaedics.

He is also an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Glasgow.

Speaker, ‘An Update on Robotics’ – RCS Digital and Robotics Session

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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, ‘Hip Surgery in the Time of COVID’ – BHS Revalidation Session

David Boddie

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Woodend Hospital, Aberdeen

David has been a consultant in Aberdeen since 2004 after Higher surgical training on the North of Scotland training programme. His main clinical interests are in trauma and tumours. He did a trauma fellowship in Nottingham and travelling fellowships to Harborview Trauma Centre in Seattle and the Foothills medical centre in Calgary along with visiting fellowships to Stanmore. He has worked in the Scottish Sarcoma Managed Clinical Network since its inception and is the sarcoma lead clinician for the North of Scotland. He is also Clinical Lead for the Orthopaedic Trauma unit in Aberdeen and for ongoing / in-patient care in Aberdeen's Major Trauma Centre.

Chair, ‘Metastatic Bone Disease Instructional Course’ – BOOS 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 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.

Chair, ‘Challenges of Managing Orthopaedic Infections in Resource-Poor Settings’ – WOC Revalidation and Free Paper Session

Speaker, ‘SAS at the Heart of the BOA’ – SAS Revalidation Session

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Lee Breakwell

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Lee is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon at Sheffield Children's and Teaching Hospitals.
He currently sits on both BASS and BSS Exec committees, and is the spinal representative to the BOA Council.
His research interest is Early Onset Scoliosis and its effects on respiratory function.

Speaker, ‘Fracture Liaison: Collaboration and Creation’ – OTS Collaborative Session

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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, ‘Using Perioperative Care and GIRFT to Fix the Health Crisis’ – CPOC and GIRFT Session; ‘Future T&O Leaders’ – FLP Session

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Simon Britten

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Simon is a 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, Simon 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 he was involved in the surgical care of servicemen evacuated from the First Gulf War.

His 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.

Simon is current elected Secretary of the British Limb Reconstruction Society and member of the British Orthopaedic Association medico-legal committee.

In 2018 he was awarded the degree of Master of Laws with Distinction in medical law and ethics by De Montfort University Leicester.  In autumn 2019 he commenced his PhD, studying – "Consent in surgery: what constitutes 'all reasonable treatment alternatives' and who decides?"

Simon's 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, ‘Guilty or not guilty; cases of potential medical negligence’ - Medico-legal

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Matthew Brown

Hand and Wrist Consultant, Wrightington Hospital

Matthew is currently a hand & wrist fellow at Wrightington Hospital. Matthew was recently appointed to the Lothian Hand Unit in Edinburgh, where he will practice solely hand and wrist surgery from 2022. Having grown up in Oxford and attended his local comprehensive school, Matthew graduated from Guy’s, King’s College & St Thomas’ Hospitals School of Medicine in 2007. He completed his orthopaedic training on the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital training programme in London and passed the FRCS (Tr&Orth) examination in 2018. Earlier this year he was awarded the Diploma of the European Board of Hand Surgery.

Matthew has held the Presidencies of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) Trainees’ Committee (2015-16) and the British Orthopaedic Trainees’ Association (BOTA, 2018-19). He has a keen interest in surgical training and trainee wellbeing and has represented surgeons in training on the Joint Committee for Surgical Training (JCST) and the Councils of the BOA and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Currently, Matthew chairs the UK Young Hand Surgeons’ Committee for the IFSSH/FESSH London 2022 Congress. He is an active member of the BOA Diversity & Inclusion forum, co-delivering initiatives for current and future LGBTQ+ surgeons. Follow on Twitter: @OrthoMattPod.

 Co-Chair, Diversity Session

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Simon Buckley

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sheffield, UK

Simon Buckley is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in hip and knee arthroplasty surgery based in Sheffield UK.

He graduated from London University in 1990 and completed his Specialist Orthopaedic training in Leeds. Prior to taking up a Consultant position at the Northern General Hospital, he was The Cavendish Hip Fellow in Sheffield and President of the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association 2001-2002.

Simon is a member of the Lower Limb Arthroplasty Unit at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals which specialise in hip and knee primary and revision arthroplasty.

Simon is currently the Editorial Secretary of the British Hip Society. He is also a deputy medical director of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHSFT

Speaker, Hip Surgery in the Time of COVID - BHS Revalidation

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Oliver Budd

Chartered Civil Engineer, COWI

Oliver is a chartered civil engineer who works for COWI in their bridge design practice. He has experience working on a variety of road and rail bridges and enjoys getting to grips with large complex projects. He has given papers at international conferences and has interests including better design, high strength materials, and minimising embodied carbon in bridges.

Speaker, Howard Steel Lecture

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Peter Calder

Limb Reconstruction Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

Peter Calder is a Consultant Paediatric and Limb Reconstruction Surgeon. He was appointed as a Consultant at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in January 2005.

Mr Calder treats children with all non-spinal orthopaedic conditions including hip disorders, neuromuscular conditions, feet disorders and limb deformity correction and limb lengthening in both congenital and acquired conditions. He also sees adult patients with limb deformity including shortening, mal-union and non-union of fractures. He has extensive experience in external frame techniques including both the Ilizarov and Taylor Spatial Frames, as well intramedullary lengthening nails.

Chair, ‘Current Management of Osteomyelitis’ – BLRS Revalidation Session, and ‘Limb Reconstruction Review and Free Paper Session’ – BLRS Update and Free Paper Session

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Bob Carter

Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

Mr Carter is a full time specialist Foot and Ankle Surgeon based at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital of Glasgow. He is UK trained in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Glasgow with European Fellowship placements in Vienna, Bordeux and Zurich. He is a specialist in modern foot and ankle techniques such as joint replacements (ankle and great toe) and bunion (hallux valgus) correction with compression screws avoiding the requirement of post operative plaster cast immobilisation. He also carries out traditional orthopaedic surgery such as complex hindfoot deformity correction and ankle fusions.

Mr Carter has a specialist interest in sports injuries of the foot and ankle. He works regularly with a number of professional and elite level sports teams and organisations. He has a keen interest in rugby and regularly treats the Glasgow Warriors and SRU (Scottish Rugby Union) players. He regularly treats Professional Football players from the majority of the Scottish Premiership teams. In addition to elite sports in Scottish Gymnasts, dancers and athletes from the Scottish Sports Institute. 

This group of patients has allowed him to develop techniques of early rehabilitation of many foot and ankle conditions such as ankle ligament reconstruction with the internal brace, Achilles tendon repair (percutaneous and augmented speedbridge rehabilitation), syndesmotic injuries (high ankle sprain), ankle arthroscopy and plantar fasciitis.

Speaker, ‘Simple Ankle Fractures in Complicated Patients – What Do We Know?’ – BOFAS/OTS Revalidation Session

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Carolyn Chadwick

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Carolyn Chadwick is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.

She is involved in general trauma as part of a busy MTC and specialises in all conditions related to the Foot and Ankle in adults including trauma, sports injuries and diabetic feet.
She studied Medicine at Sheffield University and completed higher surgical training on the South Yorkshire rotation. She completed a one-year fellowship under the auspice of Dr Terry Saxby at the Brisbane Foot and Ankle Centre gaining experience in a wide range of foot and ankle pathology including all aspects of forefoot, hindfoot and ankle surgery, adult reconstruction, sports injury and arthroscopy. She was awarded a Young Consultant Travelling Fellowship in 2017 and spent time with Dr Lew Schon in Baltimore to gain more experience with a particular interest in the treatment of Diabetic feet.

Carolyn was appointed as a full time Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals in July 2012. She is actively involved in research as part of the Sheffield Foot and ankle unit and has contributed to several NIHR funded studies. She is actively involved in teaching for the South Yorkshire Orthopaedic Rotation and has been a regular faculty member on the Chesterfield and Sheffield FRCS Clinical course.

In her spare time Carolyn enjoys running, playing netball and watching her daughters’ football teams who are almost as good as her favourite team Liverpool.

Speaker, ‘Chondral and Osteochondral Lesions’ – BOSTAA Revalidation Session

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Salma Chaudhury

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

Salma Chaudhury is a Clinical Lecturer in Trauma and Orthopaedics in Oxford, with a sub-specialist interest in shoulder and elbow surgery. Her current research is focusing on utilising national datasets to identify outcomes for shoulder instability and outcomes following orthopaedic surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is also evaluating early signs of osteoarthritis following shoulder instability. She has previously studied the biology of rotator cuff tendon failure and biological treatments thereof. Salma is also the co-director of orthopaedic teaching (ORTEM) for undergraduate medical students at the University of Oxford.

Chair, ‘Advances in Osteoarthritis Research’ – BORS Revalidation Session

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Constance Chu

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University and Director of the Joint Preservation Center at the VA Palo Alto

Dr Constance R Chu is Professor and Vice Chair Research, in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University and Director of the Joint Preservation Center at the VA Palo Alto. She is a surgeon-scientist who has been awarded more than $20 million in federal research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Veterans Administration (VA), and the Department of Defense (DOD) for innovative bench to bedside work in regenerative medicine, quantitative MRI, and prevention of osteoarthritis (OA). The central goal of her research program is to transform the clinical approach to osteoarthritis from palliation to prevention. Dr. Chu’s work has been recognised by more than 30 professional honors to include two Kappa Delta Awards, considered to be the highest research honor in Orthopaedic Surgery. Her clinical practice focuses on the knee: primarily reconstruction and restoration of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), menisci and cartilage.

Dr Chu graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Following distinguished military service, she earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She was previously the Albert Ferguson Endowed Chair in Orthopaedics and Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh where she was recognised as a Pittsburgh “Top Doctor”, as well as on Becker’s list of Top Knee Surgeons in the United States. Dr Chu regularly contributes to major professional organisations such as the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Orthopedic Association (AOA), and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). She is alumnus of the AOA American, British, Canadian (ABC) and the AOSSM Traveling Fellowships. She is also past President of the Forum Sports Focus Group, a member of the Herodicus Society of leaders in Sports Medicine, and past Chair of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Research Council.

Speaker, Biological injectables for OA; What, when and why?

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Robert Clayton

Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Robert Clayton moved to Edinburgh in 1994 and undertook higher specialist training in South East Scotland. He has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon in Fife since 2010. He has a highly specialised elective and trauma foot and ankle practice. He has an active role in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and orthopaedic research. He is a council member and Director of Media and Communications for the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.

Co-Chair, ‘Rheumatoid Foot’ – BOFAS Revalidation Session, and ‘The Naughton Dunn Lecture’

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Tom Cosker

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford

Tom Cosker is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, who gained his Completion of Specialist Training in 2011. He works at the Tumour Oncology Unit in the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford and has a specialist interest in Upper Limb Surgery and Reconstruction. He is Upper Limb Fellowship trained and completed a Fellowship at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre in Exeter under the mentorship of Professor Tim Bunker. 

Tom has previously worked at Stoke Mandeville Hospital (Spinal Injuries, alongside some of the UK’s foremost spinal surgeons), High Wycombe Hospital (specialising in Arthroplasty and general orthopaedic trauma), Royal Berkshire Hospital (specialising in Upper Limb Surgery) and the John Radcliffe Hospital (specialising in General Orthopaedic Trauma).

Tom Cosker was delighted to take up his position as Director of Human Anatomy at Oxford University from January 2014 to 2020, having succeeded Professor John Morris. Tom has an interest in bringing modern technology to Anatomy and is currently exploring projects in 3D TV, virtual reality and augmented reality.

Tom was responsible for all undergraduate anatomy teaching and examinations. Tom’s main areas of interest are musculoskeletal anatomy and new technologies for supporting learning in medicine. Tom is a Fellow of the Anatomical Society and is a tutor in Anatomy at Balliol College, Oxford.

Speaker, Metastatic Bone Disease Instructional Course, BOOS Revalidation

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Hywel Davies

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hosp. & Bristol Royal Hosp. for Children

Mr Hywel Davies has been a consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Bristol Since 2009. He holds NHS appointments at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hospital and at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children where he performs knee surgery on children. He runs the clinic for acute knee injuries at the BRI.
Hywel’s main surgical interest is reconstructive surgery of the knee and sports injuries. He performs ACL reconstructions on younger paediatric patients referred from Bristol and the South West.

Hywel trained in medicine at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical school, London, graduating from Imperial College. Whilst at medical school he took a year to perform a BSc degree in Sports Physiology with a thesis performed at the Institute of Human Performance, Stanmore and the British Olympic Medical Centre. He went on to do his basic surgical training around London with a knee research fellowship for a year before undertaking 6 years of Orthopaedic Specialist training on the Bristol Rotation.

During his Orthopaedic training Hywel undertook a Master’s degree in Sports Medicine.

Following his Orthopaedic training in 2008, Hywel spent a year honing his skills in knee and sports injury surgery and assessment in 2 leading clinics abroad. He spent 6 months at Adidas Sports Injury clinic in Auckland. He then went to Perth Australia for 6 months.

Hywel maintains a keen interest in sport. He is an enthusiastic runner and cyclist.

Speaker, ‘Paediatric Sports Injuries’ – BSCOS/BOSTAA Revalidation Session

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Howard Davies

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Northern General Hospital

Howard Davies graduated from Manchester University and completed his Orthopaedic training in Leeds and the East of England. He undertook a Foot & Ankle Fellowship in Sheffield and joined the Sheffield Foot and Ankle Unit as a Consultant and honorary clinical lecturer in 2013. He is a regional clinical co-ordinator for the National joint registry and regularly teaches on regional and national courses. He was elected onto the BOFAS Education committee in November 2018.

Speaker, ‘Rheumatoid Foot’ – BOFAS Revalidation Session, ‘Simple Ankle Fractures in Complicated Patients – What Do We Really Know?’ – BOFAS/OTS Revalidation Session

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Jennifer Davies

School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University

Dr Jennifer Davies is a lecturer within the physiotherapy programme in the School of Healthcare Sciences at Cardiff University. Her programme of work centres around understanding the human sensorimotor system and the production of dynamic movements in health and disease. Jen is particularly interested in how sensory information is integrated and muscle activity is controlled and coordinated during dynamic, everyday movements such as walking, and the effect of pain, stress or anxiety on this control. She works closely with colleagues in the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre in the School of Psychology and the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Facility in the School of Engineering, alongside those in the Research Centre for Clinical Kinesiology in the School of Healthcare Sciences. In recent work funded by Ser Cymru and the MRC confidence in concept scheme Jen has been engaging with stakeholders across Wales to identify opportunities for and barriers to the implementation of technology in clinical practice to facilitate remote rehabilitation.

Speaker ‘Advances in Health Technologies for Arthritis’ - BORS Revalidation Session

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Nev Davies

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Berkshire Hospital

Nev Davies qualified from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London in 2000. After completing basic surgical Training in London he moved to Oxford and spent six years on the Oxford Orthopaedic Specialist Registrar training programme where he developed an interest in adult knee surgery and children’s orthopaedics. In 2009 he undertook a fellowship in Sydney, working at the Children’s Hospital Westmead, specialising in children’s orthopaedics. 

Nev was made a substantive NHS consultant at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in November 2011. He has been involved in teaching and research throughout his career. The 2nd edition of the hugely successful Oxford FRCS (Tr&Orth.) VIVA Book (Oxford University Press), which was written based on his own famous revision slides for FRCS (Tr&Orth.) exam, is about to be published.  

Nev has a specialist expertise in children’s and adolescent knee conditions. His main interest is currently in the prevention of sports injuries in children and is heavily involved within the BASK / BSCOS working group looking at the development of a UK national IPP.  
Nev is a mad keen sportsman enjoying Ultrarunning (he ran 1799 miles last year) and Golf with a handicap.

Speaker, ‘Paediatric Sports Injuries’ – BSCOS/BOSTAA Revalidation Session

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Cosimo De Bari

Consultant Rheumatologist, Chair in Medicine & Therapeutics (Clinical), University of Aberdeen

Professor Cosimo De Bari is a clinically active rheumatologist and a translational scientist with expertise in musculoskeletal regenerative medicine and arthritis pathophysiology. He has a long-standing interest and track record in the study of joint health and disease, with a focus on cell-based therapies for cartilage repair and osteoarthritis.

Cosimo graduated in Medicine (summa cum laude) from the University of Bari (Italy), where he underwent specialist training in Rheumatology. He obtained his PhD from the University of Leuven (Belgium). In 2003 Cosimo moved to King's College London, where in 2005 he was awarded an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship. Since 2007 Cosimo holds a clinical chair in Translational Medicine at the University of Aberdeen.

Cosimo is the founder and director of the Aberdeen Centre for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Health (awarded “Centre of Excellence in Rheumatology” status by the EULAR), leads the Arthritis and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory, and is deputy director of the Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Therapies Centre Versus Arthritis.

Speaker, ‘Advances in Cell Therapies for Osteoarthritis‘ - BORS Revalidation Session

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Camila De Mattos

President of AMOB, the Association of Women in Orthopaedics of Brazil

Dr Camila B. R. De Mattos has a degree in medicine from Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil and did her residency in Orthopedics at INTO, the National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics, Brazil. She did a research fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, USA, a surgical fellowship in paediatric orthopaedics at Shriners Hospital for Children in Portland, OR, USA and a surgical fellowship in orthopaedic oncology at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, USA and Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA.

She is currently part of the orthopaedic oncology department at the Skåne University Hospital, affiliated with the University of Lund and Malmö, Sweden.

Camila is the founder and first president of AMOB, the Association of Women in Orthopaedics of Brazil and a founding member of WOW, Women of Orthopaedics Worldwide.

Co-Chair, Career Breaks & How to Bounce Back - Webinar - IODA/WOW

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Kamal Deep

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer, Golden Jubilee Hospital NHS Trust, 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, Robot Wars-an update on the new platforms delivering Robotic Orthopaedic Surgery - CAOS Revalidation

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Jugdeep Dhesi

Consultant Geriatrician & Deputy Director, Centre for Perioperative Care, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Trust

Clinical lead for the innovative and award winning POPS (Perioperative medicine for Older People undergoing Surgery) service.

Honorary Reader at King’s College London and Associate Professor at University College London, with research interests including preoperative assessment and optimisation, health services research focusing on perioperative pathways and postoperative delirium.

Education and training role, having established the first foundation and specialist registrar training programmes in perioperative medicine, co-authored e-learning modules, MSc modules and multiple textbook chapters.

National roles include Deputy Director for Centre for Perioperative Care, Vice President Clinical Quality British Geriatrics Society and involvement in a variety of steering, advisory and guideline groups (NELA, RCoA, BGS and NICE).

Speaker, ‘Using Perioperative Care and GIRFT to Fix the Health Crisis’ – CPOC and GIRFT Session

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Vivek Dhukaram

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire

Vivek Dhukaram is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon – Foot & Ankle at University hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire from 2010. He has completed the Orthopaedic training from Glasgow and Leicester before undergoing the fellowship training at RNOH, Stanmore and Nottingham. He was also awarded the British and European foot and ankle society travelling fellowships. He has set up the specialist foot and ankle service at University hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire. He has special interest in arthroscopy and complex deformity correction. He is also an FRCS (Tr & Orth) examiner.

Speaker, ‘Rheumatoid Foot’ – BOFAS Revalidation Session

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Alexander Dodds

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS FT

Alex was appointed as a specialist knee and hip Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon in January 2015. He currently has a busy, high volume practice consisting of soft tissue knee surgery and joint replacement including revision surgery in his elective practice. Trauma practice is focused around the knee.

Alex was a MD(Res) from Imperial College, London for his work on the anatomy and biomechanics of the knee focusing on the anatomy and biomechanics of the anterolateral structures of the knee.

Alex is currently the Honorary Secretary of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee.

Speaker, ‘Knee Frailty Trauma’ – BASK Revalidation Session

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Ashtin Doorgakant

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon, with a specialist interest in Foot and Ankle and the Diabetic Foot, at Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

I undertook my undergraduate medical training in Newcastle Upon Tyne on a national sponsorship from the island of Mauritius and graduated in 2003. I spent my early post-graduate years in the North East then North West of England before taking a break from training to volunteer in Malawi. I spent 2 years with Voluntary Service Overseas, split between a one-year district hospital placement in Ntcheu and one year based at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, finishing in 2012. Upon my return I joined the Mersey Deanery to complete my higher surgical training and qualified in 2018. I then spent a year on fellowship with the Sheffield Foot and Ankle Unit at the Northern General Hospital.

Since my return from Malawi, I have kept very close ties with World Orthopaedic Concern (WOC-UK), having been a committee member for years and also the trainee link with British Orthopaedic Trainees Association (BOTA). I am currently undertaking a Future Leaders Programme fellowship with the British Orthopaedic Association, sponsored by WOC-UK. I co-edited a book with Professor Mkandawire in Malawi which was completed in 2013, when I travelled back to Malawi for the launch. I have been back again since on surgical visit with Feet First.

I have a keen interest in research, service improvement and education and have published over 15 peer reviewed papers already. I am current governance lead for my department.

Speaker, ‘Challenges of Managing Orthopaedic Infections in Resource-Poor Settings’ – WOC Revalidation Session

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Will Eardley

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Will is an academic orthopaedic trauma surgeon based at the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough. His clinical practice is in the management of acute traumatic injury alongside deformity reconstruction and infection management. Will is a research associate at the Clinical Trials Unit at the University of York, Chairman of AOUK Research and sits on the Trauma Audit Research Network National Committee. Will sits on the Specialty Surgical Board of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, is Scientific Committee Chair of the Orthopaedic Trauma Society and sits on the British Orthopaedic Association Trauma Committee, being responsible for coordination of BOAST guidelines.

Chair, ‘Knowledge into Practice – Trials in Orthopaedic Trauma’ – OTS Revalidation Session; Speaker, ‘Fracture Liaison: Collaboration and Creation’ – OTS Collaborative 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.

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Jamie Ferguson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Jamie Ferguson is a consultant working at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the UK. He works in the Bone Infection Unit at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and in the Major Trauma Centre at the John Radcliffe Hospital. His practice is in bone infection, limb reconstruction and trauma surgery. His research interests include limb reconstruction techniques, osteomyelitis, fracture related infection, local antibiotic carriers and fracture non-union.

Speaker, ‘Knowledge into Practice – Trials in Orthopaedic Trauma’ – OTS 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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Nick Gallogly

Consultant Orthotist, Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust Hospital

Nick Gallogly is a consultant orthotist specialising in biomechanics, gait analysis and the orthotic management of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular lower limb conditions for adults and paediatrics

Nick first qualified in 2004 with a degree in Medical Mechanical Engineering from Dublin followed by an honour’s degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics from the University of Salford. In early 2014 he attained a master’s degree in Clinical Biomechanics from Staffordshire University.

Nick currently works as the head of service and clinical lead at the Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust Hospital and is the chair for the national orthotic managers group (NOMaG) supporting in-house orthotic services in England.

Nick works with several professional sports team. These include the GB rowing and para-rowing teams, premiership rugby, Pro-14 rugby, premier league, and championship football teams. He lives in Reading, Berkshire with his wife Shani and two girls, Orla and Erin.

Speaker, ‘Rheumatoid Foot’ – BOFAS Revalidation Session

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Joe Garcia

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Joe Garcia is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in wrist and hand surgery. He qualified from Sheffield University in 1991 and continued to complete his higher surgical training in Sheffield. After developing an interest in hand and wrist surgery he carried out further training in this speciality in Sydney, Australia. He completed a 1 year Hand Fellowship at Sydney Hospital and St Luke's Hand Unit.

On his return from his fellowship he was appointed to a consultant NHS post at Chesterfield Royal Hospital in 2003. Here, he has developed a comprehensive hand surgery service for the local community. His practice encompasses the management of complex hand and wrist trauma.

Joe is actively involved in teaching. He lectures on hand and brachial plexus examination at various national courses including the Chesterfield FRCS and the BOA clinical examination course since its inception 9 years ago. His chapter on hand examination in the textbook Examination Techniques in Orthopaedics is one of the most highly regarded as it shows a technique widely used by trainees.

Speaker, BOA Clinical Examination Skills Course

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Sunil Garg

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, James Paget University Hospital

Mr Garg is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in management of Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand disorders. He currently serves as a Consultant in Upper Limb Unit of James Paget University Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom.

Mr Garg has extensive experience in state-of-the-art Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Surgery. He completed his Orthopaedic Training from London and South-East England working in prestigious hospitals like Kings College Hospital London and Guys & Thomas’ Hospital London. Following his registrar training Mr Garg completed fellowships in Shoulder and Elbow surgery from renowned Nottingham Shoulder and Elbow Unit and Southampton University Hospital Upper Limb Unit. He also completed a visiting fellowship at Upper Limb Unit in world famous Cleveland Clinic, USA. Mr Garg was awarded 14 Gold medals for his distinguished achievement in undergraduate medical school training. He has published and presented widely in Orthopaedics and Trauma, currently he is active in research on Shoulder, Elbow and Hand disorders. He is a member of British Elbow and Shoulder Society, British Orthopaedic Association, British Trauma Society and International Medical Association.

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.

Co-Chair, ‘Indian Summer – Tackling Infection’ – BIOS Session

Thorsten Gehrke

Medical Director, Chief Surgeon, ENDO-Clinic, Hamburg

Thorsten Gehrke holds the position of Medical Director and Chief Physician at the ENDO-Klinik Hamburg, Germany, which is doing about 7.000 Joint Replacements / Year. From 1999 until today he worked at the ENDO-Klink, where he became the Medical Director in 2005. Thorsten Gehrke is a highly-experienced orthopaedic surgeon, providing the broad spectrum of treatment for painful joints. One of his main focus is primary and revision hip and knee replacement and septic revision surgery in hip and knee.

The global reputation of Professor Gehrke and his specialist team has led to him being regularly invited to speak and to perform live surgeries during international conferences and medical symposiums. He is regarded as an expert in performing the most difficult operations. His patients travel to Hamburg from all corners of the globe, but most come from western Europe, Russia and other eastern European countries as well as the Middle East. Every year, around 400 doctors from around the world visit the ENDO Clinic to learn how to carry out these treatment methods for themselves. Additionally, he got worldwide reputation by organizing and chairing together with Dr. Javad Parvizi the International Consensus Conference on Periprosthetic Joint Infections (PJI) in Philadelphia in 2013 and the International Consensus Meeting (ICM) in 2018. In 2020 he was the co-author of the Consensus Group about resuming elective surgery after COVID 19.

 Keynote speaker, ‘The John Charnley Lecture’

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Guido Geutjens

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Derby Hospital

Mr Guido Geutjens is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based at the Royal Derby Hospital and Derby Nuffield Hospital. A Specialist Knee and Sports Injury Surgeon, he has 20 years of experience in all aspects of knee surgery.

Mr Geutjens' extensive knowledge and surgical skills means he is invited to lecture all over the world. Based in Derby, he is the Consulting Orthopaedic Consultant to a number of professional sports teams and has operated on international footballers, commonwealth medalists, Olympic athletes and world champions.

Mr Geutjens has performed over 7,000 arthroscopies and 3000 anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions throughout his career. He also has considerable experience in knee replacements and osteotomy procedures around the knee. His specialist areas of interest include cartilage meniscus tears and transplants and arthritis in the young. Mr Geutjens is also known for his work with the repair of rare and difficult muscle injuries of the leg. Mr Geutjens has both an NHS and a private practice in Derby.

The Derby soft tissue knee fellowship, which is run with his colleagues Robert Straw and (since last year Mr Nav Bhangoo) is one of the most sought after fellowships for senior trainee orthopaedic surgeons in the UK.

Co-Chair, ‘Chondral and Osteochondral Lesions’ – BOSTAA Revalidation 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 and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Hand Surgery (European) from 2012-2016.

Co-Chair, ‘SAS at the Heart of the BOA’ – SAS Revalidation Session

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Ben Gooding

Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon, Nottingham University Hospitals

Mr Ben Gooding is a Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon at Nottingham University Hospitals.

He trained in the East Midlands Deanery with fellowship training in Sheffield and Nottingham alongside the BESS and Malikin travelling fellowships to: Harvard Orthopaedics Boston; The Mayo Clinic; The Sydney Shoulder Institute.

His clinical practice includes arthroscopic and open shoulder surgery and he hosts the specialist tertiary referral service for elbow arthroplasty at Nottingham University Hospitals.

He has a special interest in education and has been involved in local, national and international education through local training programs, specialist societies and as an educational consultant with industry.

He has also held a number of leadership positions including being Chair of the Greater Nottingham Clinical Cabinet, Chair of the Circle Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre, Member of the BESS education committee and Co-organiser of BESS in Nottingham 2014.

Speaker, BOA Clinical Examination Skills Course

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Andrew Gordon

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Andrew qualified from Sheffield Medical School in 1997 and was a higher surgical trainee in Sheffield and the surrounding area. Prior to his Consultant post, he trained as a Fellow with the highly respected Mr Andrew Manktelow and Mr Peter James in hip and knee replacement surgery at Nottingham University NHS Trust.

He is currently Clinical Lead of the Lower Limb Arthroplasty Unit at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals where he has developed Daycase Joint Replacement Surgery. He is also Clinical Lead for Seamless Surgery, a group which develops and promotes organisational development and best practices across the trust and region. He has previously been Chair of the Dr Foster Global Comparators Group; an organisation which compared effective and efficient clinical practice in hip and knee surgery worldwide.

In 2012, Andrew gained a PhD in immunobiology and genetic risk factors for aseptic loosening after total hip replacement. Work from his PhD has been awarded both National and International prizes including the William Harris Hip Award in the USA.

He has published in numerous journals including The Lancet.

He is currently a Consultant in the Lower Limb Arthroplasty Unit at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, a centre for both simple and complex primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery.

Speaker, ‘Hip Surgery in the Time of COVID’ – BHS Revalidation Session

Simon Graham

Senior Clinical Lecturer and Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, University of Liverpool and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Mr Simon Graham is a Limb Reconstruction Surgeon and Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He also has honorary positions at the university of Oxford and the University of Cape Town.

Simon has completed a PhD investigating fracture healing in HIV positive patients and he is actively involved with research across sub-Saharan Africa. Simon has also completed a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and published widely in the literature, presented his research internationally and leads a team developing global orthopaedic research in low-income countries.

Speaker, ‘Challenges of Managing Orthopaedic Infections in Resource-Poor Settings’ – WOC Revalidation and Free Paper Session

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Andrew Gray

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Andrew Gray is a consultant Orthopaedic Trauma surgeon based at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and is the department’s current clinical director. He completed his medical and orthopaedic surgical training in Glasgow and Edinburgh before spending a year in Calgary completing a trauma fellowship in 2008. He has a doctorate in medicine with distinction from the University of Edinburgh examining Damage Control Orthopaedics and the Cognitive Effects of Fat Emboli. Lower limb editor for 'Injury’ since 2014. He is co-chair of the recently formed FAN (Fracture Liaison Service Academy Network) with an aim to make services more effective and supports the Royal Osteoporosis Society and Fragility Fracture Network.

Chair, ‘Fracture Liaison: Collaboration and Creation’ – OTS Collaborative Session

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Rob Gregory

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, County Durham & Darlington NHS FT

Having graduated from Newcastle University in 1981, Rob remained in the North of England to train in Orthopaedics and after spending a highly rewarding fellowship year in Adelaide, returned to take up his current post in Durham where he has remained for the last 25 years. 

Rob's clinical interest relates to surgery of the knee but he has always had a strong interest in orthopaedic training. He is currently a member of both the SAC and Selection Design Group, hold QA Lead roles in his School of Surgery and SAC, am an examiner at both MRCS and FRCS (Orth) level and was particularly honoured to be awarded Trainer of the Year two years ago.

He has held senior departmental management roles for over ten years and as a result is familiar with the constant conflict between service and training but is always aware of our duty to ensure that investment in the future of our profession is given the highest priority.

He is a firm advocate of performance improvement being driven by the publication of accurate, relevant outcomes data and believe that we can only achieve the highest standards of both training and clinical care if we are prepared to accept that we have areas of weakness. Alongside this we have to be proud of our considerable achievements and defend these strongly in the prevailing political climate.

Rob is fortunate to have what he believe is the best job in the world and is also fortunate to have been supported throughout his career by a wonderful wife, Nicola, and three wonderful children. He is looking forward to the next three years, he appreciates the professional support that he has been given and hopes that he can help ensure that the profession remains the very best for the next generation.

Rob took over as SAC Chair in January 2020, at a time when there was little inkling of events as they were to unfold. He has extensive experience both as a trainer and organiser of training, is an examiner at FRCS(Orth), and is a Trustee of the BOA. His trauma practice is based in Durham and his main elective interest relates to the knee.

Covid-19 has had a widespread and deep impact on training but as part of the team that has had to meet the challenges posed, he is well placed to explain the current training landscape, and to help guide the training community through what inevitably will be profound and lasting changes.

Speaker, Hip Surgery in the Time of COVID - BHS Revalidation

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Xavier Griffin

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, London, Oxford, Banbury

Professor Xavier Griffin holds the inaugural Chair of the new clinical and academic collaboration in orthopaedic surgery at the renowned Barts and The London School of Medicine.

He is a national specialist in the treatment of severe injuries of the pelvis and acetabulum. He is currently based at the Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust.

After completing his undergraduate degrees at Cambridge and Oxford Universities in 1999 and 2002, Professor Griffin went on to do ten years of trauma and orthopaedic training in both Bristol and West Midlands. Following this he underwent internationally recognised fellowship-level training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia.

For his PhD, Professor Griffin investigated fracture healing using meta-analysis of randomised and no-randomised studies a clinical trial. He is also involved in education, supervising students working towards training in orthopaedic surgery.

Speaker, ‘Simple Ankle Fractures in Complicated Patients – What Do We Really Know?’ – BOFAS/OTS Revalidation Session; ‘Knowledge into Practice – Trials in Orthopaedic Trauma’ – OTS Revalidation Session; ‘The WHiTE Hip Fracture Studies: The Ghosts of Past, Present and Future’ – Hunterian Lecture

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Rohit Gupta

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Surrey

Mr Rohit Gupta's undergraduate training took place at Guy's Hospital Medical School, University of London, qualifying in 1993.  His post-graduate surgical training was at Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals, London.  Specialist orthopaedic training was undertaken in the South East Thames region of the NHS, including Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals.  Upon completion of his orthopaedic training, he undertook one year of specialist Fellowship training in Shoulder / Upper Limb Surgery & Sports Medicine / Arthroscopic Surgery in Perth, Western Australia in 2003-4.

He was appointed as a substantive Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in shoulder & upper limb surgery at Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Chertsey, Surrey in 2005.  He has been instrumental in developing the Upper Limb team at the Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Unit, which prides itself in delivering a collaborative multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.

He has developed a practice concentrating on complex shoulder and elbow reconstructive surgery, including revision arthroplasty.  As a result, he regularly attracts tertiary referrals throughout the region to help colleagues with challenging cases requiring complex arthroscopic reconstruction, tendon transfers around the shoulder, and revision arthroplasty.  He is also a founder member and senior advisor at regional upper limb MDT meetings, recognised for his experience and expertise in managing complex upper limb cases.

He is recognised nationally / internationally as a surgical instructor in advanced arthroscopy & arthroplasty, regularly teaching on cadaveric and live surgery courses.  He is a regular invited lecturer at national / international level, including masterclasses at BESS and BOA annual scientific meetings.  He is also actively engaged in academic research.

Speaker, ‘Current Management of Adult Proximal Humeral Fractures’ – BESS Revalidation

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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, ‘Paediatric Sports Injuries’ – BSCOS/BOSTAA Revalidation Session

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Fares Haddad

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

Professor Haddad is 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. He is Editor in Chief, Bone and Joint Journal.

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.

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 Hip Society, the Knee 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

Co-Chair, 'Biological injectables for OA; What, when and why?'

Speaker, ‘Robot Wars-an update on the new platforms delivering Robotic Orthopaedic Surgery‘ – CAOS Revalidation Session

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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 from 68 countries within Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. 
* Previously 20 years of trauma nursing experience in the UK and abroad
* Trained as a virtual teacher in 2016

Current Position

* Consultant surgical educator UK and abroad
* Education Advisor to the British Orthopaedic Association & AOUKI
* Contributes to the T&O SAC, FST Advisory Board and ISCP Management group
* Current focus - virtual learning, educational/clinical supervisors and leadership for trainees

Chair ‘Future T&O Leaders’ – FLP Session

Course Facilitator, Blended Training Orthopaedic Educational Supervisors

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Andrew Hamer

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Andy Hamer was a medical student in Bristol where he first developed his interest in Orthopaedic Surgery. He then moved to a registrar post in Sheffield where he has stayed since. He was awarded an MD from the University of Sheffield for his work on allograft bone strength in revision hip surgery in 1997. He was then awarded a Wishbone Trust travelling fellowship in 1997, and spent his fellowship in Melbourne, Australia in 1997-1998 furthering his subspeciality training. He was appointed as a consultant to the Northern General Hospital in 1998 with a special interest in hip and knee arthroplasty and revision surgery.

He was the previous Training Programme Director for the South Yorkshire registrar training programme and sat on the Specialist Advisory Committee at the Royal College of Surgeons, advising on training issues. He was an examiner for the FRCS (Orth) examination for eight years.

He is President of the British Hip Society from March 2021.

He has an active role in research into hip and knee replacement surgery. He is married with three daughters.

Chair, The John Charnley Lecture’, and ‘Hip Surgery and Endemic COVID-19’ – BHS Revalidation Session

Charles Handford

Specialty Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Birmingham Rotation

Major Charles Handford RAMC is an Orthopaedic ST4 in the Birmingham rotation. After graduating from the University of Birmingham Charles undertook foundation training at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (Major Trauma Centre) before taking 3 years out of training. During this period Charles deployed with the Army overseas. On completion of his 3 years of General Duties he returned back to the Birmingham region to commence his surgical training within Trauma & Orthopaedics.

His interests lie in Major Orthopaedic Trauma and Lower Limb. He enjoys research and became involved in the Osseointegration project after seeing first-hand the life changing effects this intervention had on the individuals whom met within outpatients clinic.

Speaker, The UK Defence experience of Direct Skeletal Fixation for transfemoral amputees - CSOS

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Bob Handley

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford

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.

Speaker, ‘Your Network Needs You!’ – OTS Revalidation Session

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Jim Harrison

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust

Jim Harrison is a Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon based at the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust. He is the Africa Regional Director for AO Alliance, and an Honorary Professor of the University of Liverpool. He has been connected with WOC for 27 years.

Jim previously worked for 11 years in Malawi with Cure International and the Government Medical College, and has also worked in Zimbabwe. He was foundation Medical Director of the Beit Cure International hospital, Blantyre, Malawi. He is a foundation Fellow of the College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa. Through the AO Alliance, Jim has supported development of Trauma and Orthopaedics in more than 20 sub-Saharan African countries by partnering with local T&O surgeons and nurses in education and capacity building. ‘We envision a world where timely and appropriate fracture care is available to everyone’.

Jim also believes that research is an important component of capacity building. He is a founder member of the Orthopaedic Research Collaborative for Africa (ORCA). He has published on T&O in the Low income country setting, including research on the impact of HIV on surgical outcomes. He was the founder of the national arthroplasty registry in Malawi – now in its 16 year. He continues to promote awareness of the huge global health issue of ‘Injury’, and to research the scale of the problem and the impact of cost-effective interventions.

Jim’s contribution to T&O development in LICs has been acknowledged by the British Orthopaedic Association Presidential Merit award in 2014, and the World Orthopaedic Concern Arthur Eyre-Brook medal in 2017.

Speaker, ‘Challenges of Managing Orthopaedic Infections in Resource-Poor Settings’ – WOC Revalidation and Free Paper Session

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Paul Haslam

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospital

Mr Paul Haslam qualified from Sheffield University in 1994 and following basic surgical training in Leicester and Derby competed his higher surgical training on the South Yorkshire rotation.

Fellowships in Melbourne, Auckland and with Leo Pinczewski in Sydney completed his subspecialty training in knee surgery.

He was appointed as a consultant with an interest in knee surgery at Doncaster in 2006.

He has always shown a keen interest in training and has acted as educational supervisor to ENP’s, GP trainees, core surgical trainees and specialist registrars.

He is currently training a Sri Lankan trainee on the MTI scheme.

His busy practice covers all aspect of knee surgery including TKR, UKR, Osteotomy, ligament reconstruction ACL, PCL, MCL and PLC, patella stabilisation procedures and arthroscopy including meniscal repair.

He has been part of the clinical examination course team at the BOA for 4 years giving the lecture on Knee examination.

Having previously been clinical lead his management role currently is enhanced recovery.

Research interest include MPFL, ACL and Bakers cysts.

He is a member of BASK and BOSTAA.

Speaker, BOA Clinical Examination Skills Course

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Nima Heidari

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal London, Barts Health NHS Trust

Mr Nima Heidari is a consultant at the Royal London Hospital, the busiest Major Trauma Centre in Europe. He is the chief of the Foot and Ankle as well as the Limb Reconstruction Units. He set up the regional Bone Infection service. He is the Chairman for the AO Masters Foot course. He treats all conditions of the foot and ankle, as well as limb deformity, and bone infection.

Speaker, ‘Current Management of Osteomyelitis’ – BLRS Revalidation Session

Paul Hindle

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Defence Reader in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Wg Cdr Hindle qualified in medicine from the University of Sheffield in 2004. His surgical and orthopaedic training was based in Edinburgh on the South-East Scotland rotation. During this time he completed his Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine. After completing his orthopaedic training he undertook the Edinburgh upper limb fellowship specialising in shoulder and elbow reconstruction and the University of Toronto complex trauma and reconstruction fellowship at St. Michael’s Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

He is currently based at the military Role 4 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham where he undertakes complex trauma reconstruction including upper limb, chest wall trauma as well as pelvic and acetabular fractures. His elective practice is focused on restoring shoulder and elbow function and he is also the surgical lead for the Direct Skeletal Fixation programme.

Wg Cdr Hindle is the Defence Reader for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery and holds an honorary position as a senior research fellow at the University of Birmingham. His clinical research interests are focused on optimising the treatment of injured service personnel and he has grants investigating the cellular and genetic effects of high-energy trauma.

Chair, The UK Defence experience of Direct Skeletal Fixation for transfemoral amputees - CSOS

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Caroline Hing

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, St George's Hospital

Miss Hing graduated from medical school at University College London and continued her training on the Percival Pott Rotation whilst reading for an MSc in orthopaedic engineering and an MD in patellofemoral instability.

She currently works at St George’s Hospital and has set up a specialist service treating patients with patellofemoral disorders. She is an Honorary Reader at St George’s University. She is editor in chief of The Knee and has recently been appointed as a trustee for the British Orthopaedic Association for 2022.

Having completed the Lady Estelle Wolfson Emerging Leaders fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeons, she is keen to support diversity in surgery and has taken part in the Inspiring the Future campaign to raise awareness of science subjects as a career in schoolchildren. This has been a great way of inspiring the next generation of surgeons. She is a founding member of the International Orthopaedic Diversity Alliance and supports global diversity initiatives.

In her spare time she rock climbs, ice climbs and freedives.

Co-Chair, Biological injectables for OA; What, when and why?

Speaker, Diversity Session

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Simon Hodkinson

BOA Honorary Secretary, 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, The Naughton Dunn Lecture

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David Hollinghurst

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Great Western Hospitals NHS Trust, Swindon

Mr David Hollinghurst is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon and BMI The Ridgeway Hospital. Mr Hollinghurst also holds honorary consultant posts at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford and Oxford Children’s Hospital.

Having gained a degree in physiology, specializing in the biology of nerve and muscle, from Cambridge University, he qualified in Medicine also from Cambridge in 1996. He completed orthopaedic training in Oxford, during which time he was awarded a Research Fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England to study the function of partial and total knee replacements.

Mr Hollinghurst gained further experience during fellowships working with world class surgeons at Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne, British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Vancouver and a visiting fellowship in joint preservation of the young adult hip in Children’s Hospital Boston.

Training in both children’s and adult hip and knee surgery has fostered a strong interest in managing problems in patients of all age groups. The varied experience and different philosophies gained from training in four different health care systems has helped Mr Hollinghurst provide individual solutions for young, active or athletic patients.

Outside work Mr Hollinghurst remains a keen amateur sportsman racing in cycle sportives, triathlons, playing racket sports and high altitude mountaineering in the European Alps.

Speaker, ‘Paediatric Sports Injuries’ – BSCOS/BOSTAA Revalidation Session

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Rachel Hutchinson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Rachael Hutchinson has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for over 13 years. Having completed an MD in functional and gait analysis and spending her fellowship in the gait lab at Melbourne Children’s Hospital, her main area of interest is treating patients with a neurodisability to improve their day-to-day function.

In her voluntary work away from the hospital setting, she is a Medical Classifier for British Paraswimming and the Lead Medical Classifier in the UK for British Para Table Tennis She is also involved in work with British Blind Sport, Special Olympics and in treating athletes with disabilities. Realising there was huge benefit to be gained using sport to improve function, alongside former British and European Boxing Champion, Jon Thaxton she co-founded the award-winning service Able2B. Able2B promotes inclusion in sport and provides adapted fitness and sport opportunities for children and adults with a disability. Using Sports’ Medicine principles they have used their expertise to adapt the way sport is delivered to optimise function for these individuals. She is currently completing a Masters in Public Health Medicine to bring together the concepts she has learnt in improving health in this population.

Speaker, ‘Paediatric Sports Injuries’ – BSCOS/BOSTAA Revalidation Session

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Neil Jain

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Manchester, UK

Neil Jain is an Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Manchester, UK with a specialist interest in Sports Injuries and Sports Trauma, particularly soft tissue injuries around the shoulder and knee, now working within the recently aligned Northern Care Alliance NHS Trust. A graduate of Southampton University he completed his Basic Surgical Training in Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. After completing his Orthopaedic Registrar Rotation in the North-West he undertook a Reconstructive Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine Fellowship in Vancouver, Canada.

He is actively involved with teaching, supervising the Regional Registrar’s FRCS Revision group as well as teaching on many courses. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at The University of Salford. He has regularly presented and published research projects at National and International Meetings along with publishing in peer reviewed journals. 

Within Sport he has worked with many international sports teams and players including the English National Football team and several participants at the recent Tokyo Olympic Games. He has not long ago completed a Sports Medicine Diploma with the International Olympic Committee and a Football Medicine Diploma with FIFA. He is currently the Treasurer to the British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma & Arthroscopy Association (BOSTAA) and has just completed a role as an International Committee Member of The Arthroscopic Association of North America (AANA). Neil Jain is proud to be a member of The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA).

Chair, BOSTAA Free Papers (Shoulder and Elbow)

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Bilal Jamal

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

Bilal Jamal is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon whose NHS practice is based at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow. He graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2006 and has completed his orthopaedic training in the West of Scotland. This has been supplemented with further subspecialist training in Sheffield and Edinburgh. Mr Jamal is a recipient of the prestigious European Foot and Ankle Society travelling fellowship. Bilal has travelled widely allowing him to gain further experience in orthopaedic surgery by visiting internationally recognised centres in Heidelberg, Lyon and Verona.

Mr Jamal was appointed as a consultant in 2017. His practice consists entirely of foot, ankle and limb reconstruction surgery. Sub specialisation of this nature allows Mr Jamal to offer the latest techniques which maximise patient comfort and outcome. He is known for his pragmatic approach and will only operate when there is no other reasonable alternative.

Speaker, ‘Limb Reconstruction Review and Free Paper Session’ – BLRS Update and Free Paper Session

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Peter James

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, City Hospitals & Queens Medical Centre

Mr James went to Medical School in Nottingham and qualified with Honours in 1985. His subsequent Orthopaedic training was in Leeds and then Glasgow. Whilst in Glasgow he was Lecturer in the Academic Orthopaedic Department at Glasgow University working with Professor David Hamblen. Before taking up post as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1995 he completed fellowship training in hip and knee replacement surgery at Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast working with David Beverland a leading authority on Joint Replacement Surgery.

Mr James re-located to Nottingham to continue his consultant career in 2000 taking up post at the City Hospital and Queens Medical Centre. He undertakes a large number of hip and knee replacement operations each year both in the NHS and privately at the Park Hospital and has developed a national and international reputation for revision and complex knee replacement. He has particular expertise and experience in high performance knee replacements for active patients and difficult revision knee surgery. He is at the forefront of knee replacement design and lectures widely on all aspects of primary and revision knee surgery around the world. He has also been invited to perform live surgery both in the UK and abroad, and is visited regularly in Nottingham by other surgeons wishing to learn his techniques.

Speaker, ‘I Have a Painful Joint After Surgery’ – BIOS Revalidation Session

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Kassim Javaid

Associate Professor in Metabolic Bone Disease, University of Oxford

Dr Javaid is an adult rheumatologist at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS trust and an Associate Professor in metabolic bone disease at the University of Oxford. He specializes in clinical and research of common and rare metabolic bone diseases. He is the clinical lead for Oxford Fracture Prevention Service and the national Fracture Liaison Service Audit for England and Wales run through the Royal College of Physicians. Internationally, he co-chairs the International Osteoporosis Foundation Capture the Fracture programme that has audited over 400 services globally. He is clinical lead for the Oxford Rare bone disease service for adults and the national 100,000 Genomes Clinical Interpretation partnership for musculoskeletal conditions. His research interests include epidemiology of musculoskeletal diseases with a focus on rare diseases of the bone, vitamin D and secondary fracture prevention.

Speaker, ‘Fracture Liaison: Collaboration and Creation’ – OTS Collaborative Session

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Ashok Johari

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Sarah Johnson-Lynn

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals of North Tees and Hartlepool

Sarah Johnson-Lynn is a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust, with interests in diabetic foot surgery and foot and ankle trauma. She graduated from Newcastle University, completed specialty orthopaedic training in the North East and fellowships at Addenbrookes Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary. She is a newcomer to medico-legal practice.

Co-Chair, ‘Medico-legal Reporting – Why, How and When’ – BOA Medico-legal Session

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Stanley Jones

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Al Ahli Hospital, Doha, Qatar

Mr Jones up until his appointment at Al-Ahli hospital was a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Sheffield Childrens and Northern General hospital in Sheffield. He undertook his postgraduate training in The Yorkshire Deanery and did fellowships at the Great Ormond Street hospital for Children and The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London.

He has a special interest in children’s orthopaedics and adult foot and ankle surgery, but currently has a general orthopaedic practise at Al-Ahli Hospital where he has been working for the last four years.

Despite a busy clinical practice, he is an active researcher, teacher, mentor and examiner. He is also a Visiting Professor at a number of Universities and a speaker at conferences and undertakes teaching and training in Europe, the Middle East and India.

In addition to numerous scientific publications, he is a co-author of a number of textbooks in orthopaedic surgery and is a co-editor for ‘Postgraduate Paediatric Orthopaedics’. He reviews for the Journal of Childrens Orthopaedics, Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics and the Foot and Ankle Surgery Journal.

Mr Jones is an examiner for the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Trauma and Orthopaedics) examination JSCFE.

Speaker, BOA Clinical Examination Skills Course

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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.

Chair, ‘Chondral and Osteochondral Lesions’ – BOSTAA Revalidation Session

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Mike Kelly

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust

Mike Kelly offers a specialist service for fracture care and ongoing problems following trauma where there has been a slow or incomplete return of function. He also offers hip and knee services. His orthopaedic training was undertaken in Edinburgh, a programme rated as one of the best by the recent GMC report. This gave an excellent experience in joint replacement surgery and fracture care.

In 2007-8 he undertook the internationally acclaimed Vancouver fellowship in orthopaedic trauma. He has been practising in North Bristol for many years doing trauma, especially the complex reconstructions doing trauma in Frenchay, and doing joint replacement surgery in the Avon Orthopaedic Centre.

He is one of the founding members of the Orthopaedic Trauma Society and is the current president. Mike’s philosophy is to maximise function whether that be following trauma or from arthritis either through focused conditioning or surgery or a combination.

He has embraced life in the South West with his wife and two sons, enjoying the beautiful countryside and coastlines. He cycles, runs and swims and has taken up surfing since arriving in Bristol.

Speaker, ‘Tips and Tricks for Fragility Fractures’ – OTS Revalidation Session; ‘Knee Frailty Trauma’ – BASK Revalidation Session

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Nikki Kelsall

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Poole Hospital NHS Trust

Nikki Kelsall is a foot and ankle surgeon treating all problems of the foot and ankle.  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 Poole Hospital NHS Trust in 2015 and also works at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.  Her specialist interest is diabetic foot disease.   She also has a special interest in Medical Education and is passionate about the development of future surgeons.  She gained her Masters in Medical Education in 2014 and sits and 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, ‘Rheumatoid Foot’ – BOFAS Revalidation Session, ‘The Naughton Dunn Lecture’, and ‘Simple Ankle Fractures in Complicated Patients – What Do We Really Know?’ – BOFAS/OTS Revalidation Session

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Helena Kennedy

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Author, Kennedy Report (RCSEng), International Bar Association, Chancery Lane, London

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC is one of Britain's most distinguished lawyers. She has spent her professional life giving voice to those who have least power within the system, championing civil liberties and promoting human rights. She has conducted many prominent cases of terrorism, official secrets and homicide. She is the founding force behind the establishment of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oxford. In 1997, she was elevated to the House of Lords where she is a Labour peer. She has published a number of books including two on how the justice system is failing women, and has written and broadcasted on many issues over the years. Currently, she has taken on the role of Director to the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute. She directs the Institute's work upholding the rule of law and human rights globally.

Speaker, Diversity Session

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Wasim Khan

University Lecturer, University of Cambridge Honorary Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

Wasim Khan is a University Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at the University of Cambridge. 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.

Co-Chair, ‘Advances in Osteoarthritis Research’ – 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, ‘Evaluating the Role of Novel Technologies in Optimising Arthroscopic Management of Femoroacetabular Impingement’ – Hunterian Session

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Nigel Kiely

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

I am a children’s orthopaedic surgeon at the Robert jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital In Oswestry, Shropshire.

I have a longstanding interest in education. I am an ex FRCS examiner, a member of the BSCOS educational committee and the Regional TPD for trauma and Orthopaedics in the West Midlands. I am a faculty member for NOTSS in the West Midlands.

Chair, ‘Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS)’ - Non-Technical Skills

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Kapil Kumar

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Woodend Hospital and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen

Mr Kumar works as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at Woodend Hospital and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen.

His Research interests include Shoulder arthroplasty, Shoulder instability, Frozen shoulder and upper limb tendinopathies.

He has been a Training Programme Director, and currently a member of the SAC for Trauma and Orthopaedics, and an examiner for FRCS(Orth).

Speaker - BOSTAA Free Papers (Shoulder and Elbow)

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Senthil Kumar

Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedics, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Mr Senthil Kumar specialises in foot and ankle surgery in a large University Teaching Hospital.  All his elective and trauma workload consists of foot and ankle related cases only. He and his colleagues have also set up a regional referral service for foot and ankle trauma. He is based in a tertiary referral centre and get referrals from consultant colleagues from the whole of West of Scotland and beyond. Senthil is one of the few foot and ankle surgeons in Scotland who do total ankle replacements; however, he is the only high volume surgeon for TARs and on average, he carries out 25-30 ankle replacements a year. He is the only surgeon at present doing regular revision ankle replacement surgery in Scotland. His workload also includes a significant proportion of rheumatoid and diabetic foot disorders and deformity corrections.

He regularly teach medical students from The University of Glasgow.

Senthil was on the panel of examiners for the Intercollegiate MRCS examination between 2003-2013.

He has served on the Intercollegiate Board for the FRCS Exam representing the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow from 2011-2014.

He was an examiner for the FRCS (Tr & Orth) intercollegiate examinations between 2007-2017.

Nationally, Senthil is an active founder member of Foot and Ankle Scotland (FASt), a multidisciplinary group of practitioners caring for patients with foot and ankle problems. He leads on a number of issues related to foot and ankle surgery in Scotland and he sits on the Podiatry Committee of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh looking at developing Podiatric surgery in Scotland. He is also an active member of British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS) and is a member of the podiatry sub-committee of the society.

He has served as a Clinical Director for the department and the Clinical Lead before that for a total of 5 years from 2013-2018. These roles involved representing the departmental views at the monthly directorate meetings and also assisting the senior managers of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board with the day to day issues in running the unit.

Speaker, ‘I Have a Painful Joint After Surgery’ – BIOS Revalidation Session

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Khai Lam

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, The London Clinic, Harley Street and King Edward VII Hospitals, London

Mr Lam is an internationally recognised consultant orthopaedic spinal surgeon with over 25 years experience.  He is a leading expert in the treatment of spinal disorders.  He is currently the Director of the AOSpine Centre Fellowship Centre at Harley Street Hospital and The London Clinic, where he is the clinical lead of Robotic Spine Surgery. Between 2018-2021, he was the Europe and Middle East (EMEA) Director of the Society of Lateral Access Surgery (SOLAS). He helped establish the internationally renowned spinal surgery unit at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital and was founder and director of the first AOSpine Reference Centre in Central London in 2008. He is a reviewer for European Spine Journal, Egyptian Spine Journal, International Journal of Spine Surgery (IJSS). He is the section editor of the lateral access spine surgery special issue for IJSS in Oct 2021. He has presented and published widely including book chapter contributions covering over 300 topics, lectures and peer reviewed publications.

He has been a pioneer in minimally invasive spine surgery, involved in multiple product developments and an early adopter of innovative spinal surgical techniques that includes minimally invasive spine surgery (ALIF, LLIF, OLIF, XLIF and TLIF), computer navigated spine surgery, robotic spine surgery, artificial or total disc replacement surgery (ADR or TDR), sacro-iliac joint (SIJ) fusion surgery and scoliosis surgery.   

He became the first UK surgeon to be trained on the ExcelsiusGPS® Robotic Spine Navigation System and continues to be leading the UK launch of this revolutionary spine system. Since 29th Oct 2019, when he became the first UK surgeon to perform a robotic spine surgery, he has since performed numerous of these landmark robotic spine surgeries that includes the first UK single position lateral (SPL) XLIF, and first European a) minimally invasive robotic scoliosis spine surgery, b) single position ALIF (SPAL) spine surgery, and c) postero-medial SIJ fusion. 

Speaker, An update on the current status of robotic surgery in the UK - RCS Digital & Robotic Group

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Simon Lambert

Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedics, University College London Hospitals

Simon has been a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma surgeon since 1996. He was appointed to University College London Hospital in 2017 to undertake complex and revision reconstruction of difficult conditions of the shoulder and elbow.

His specific clinical interests are:
- the evaluation and management of acute trauma of the shoulder and elbow;
- the reconstruction of post-traumatic deformity (malunion) and non-union (with and without infection) of the shoulder and elbow

Simon is Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and holds several visiting honorary consultant positions in hospitals around the UK, helping colleagues with difficult surgical cases. He is Corresponding Member of the German Trauma and Orthopaedic Society, International member of the Innsbruck Shoulder Society, and a member of AOTrauma.

He is Chairman of the Upper Extremity Global Expert Commission of the AOTrauma Technical Commission in Switzerland, has convened and chaired Masters' level cadaver-based surgical anatomy courses, and his research has contributed to the design and development of several trauma implants currently in global use. He has initiated the development of an AO teaching App to develop the understanding of the biomechanics of fracture healing and fixation, which has received a large grant from the AO over the next 3 years. This will complement his work as a member of the Editorial Board of the ICUC (ICUC.net)

Speaker, ‘I Have a Painful Joint After Surgery’ – BIOS Revalidation Session

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Charlotte Lewis

Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, Portsmouth University Hospital

Charlotte works full time for the NHS as a dedicated trauma surgeon. Her practice is exclusively trauma dealing with general trauma, complex limb injuries, emergency on call trauma and trauma sequelae such as non union, malunion, post traumatic infections.

She works at Portsmouth University Hospital.

She starts her year as president of the Orthopaedic Trauma Society in September 2021

She has published exclusively on trauma related issues in orthopaedic journals such as Bone and Joint Journal (British) and Injury. She has presented research both nationally and internationally. She also reviews articles for two of the British orthopaedic trauma journals. 

Charlotte is a member of the Portsmouth litigation group with two orthopaedic colleagues that seek to review early any claims against the Trust and advise the litigation department accordingly.

Charlotte is an experienced medical expert who has been doing medico-legal work since 2014 focussing mainly on personal injuries and a little negligence work. 

Speaker, ‘Medico-legal Reporting – Why, How and When’ – BOA Medico-legal Session

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Olof Lindén

Consultant Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Skåne University Hospital, Sweden, Skåne University Hospital, Sweden

Olof Lindén, Consultant Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Skåne University Hospital, Sweden (since 2015). Deputy Director for the Swedish National Quality Registry for Paediatric Orthopaedic Conditions, SPOQ (registercentrum.se), responsible for the DDH-part (Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip). PhD student in the field of Cerebral palsy and Achilles tendon lengthening (using data from CPUP, the Swedish Follow-up Programme for People with Cerebral palsy). Dedicated birdwatcher and naturalist interested in outdoor activities and exercise (among other things a two-time Ironman finisher). His wife is a molecular biologist and researcher active in the field of nutrition and possible health effects in Nordic berries. Father of a 3 year old girl and a 1 year old boy and currently on a 9-month parental leave.

Speaker, Career Breaks & How to Bounce Back - Webinar - IODA/WOW

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Zoë Little

ST7 Trainee, South West London rotation

Zoë Little is an ST7 trainee on the South West London rotation, aspiring hand surgeon and mother of two young girls. Having returned to training twice following maternity leave she is keen to improve the experience of T&O trainees returning from time out and played an instrumental role in designing and delivering the KSS/London T&O-specific SuppoRTT courses in October 2020 and April 2021.

Speaker, Career Breaks & How to Bounce Back - Webinar - IODA/WOW

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Alan MacDonald

Consultant Rheumatologist, NHS Grampian

Dr Alan MacDonald has been Consultant Rheumatologist in Aberdeen since 1996 having trained in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Liverpool. Over 25 years, he has provided care to patients with rheumatic disease in Grampian and the northern Isles and currently has clinical responsibilities for patients in Grampian, Highland and Shetland.

He has been involved with medicines policy locally and nationally and was member of Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) from 2007–2020, chairing New Drugs Committee of SMC, 2014-2017 and served as Chair of SMC, 2017-2020.

He is a past President of the Scottish Society for Rheumatology (2013-2014).

Speaker, ‘Rheumatoid Foot’ – BOFAS 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 world renown Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, a National Centre of Excellence.

His practice incorporates complex revision and reconstructive surgery. He sub-specialises in the management of infected shoulder and elbow arthroplasty. He and his colleagues have published on many aspects of this challenging problem, and have helped shape best practice BESS National guidelines, incorporating their experience of MDT approach, working closely with microbiology and radiology colleagues and adopting the most up-to-date medical evidence. 

Co-Chair, ‘Shoulder and Elbow free papers’, BESS Free Papers 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).

Speaker, NAHR study of COVID safety and patient outcomes - BHS Revalidation

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Vipul Mandalia

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

Vipul Mandalia has been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Exeter Knee Reconstruction Unit, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital since 2009. He is also a senior lecturer at the University of Exeter and is currently secretary of the British Patellofemoral Society.

His practice encompasses all aspects of knee surgery from biologic knee reconstruction to robotic assisted total knee replacement. He provides tertiary referral services for cartilage regenerative procedures, osteochondral allograft transplantation, meniscus transplantation, complex osteotomy and patellofemoral surgery. He also provides treatment for complex knee trauma and sports knee injury in elite national and international sports persons. He performs partial and total knee replacement and uses advanced technology including robotic assisted knee replacement.

Vipul is involved in education at various levels. He has been on the education committee of the British Indian orthopaedic society for three years. He is the course convenor for the annual Exeter Knee Masterclass and other European knee courses. He is part of the advanced knee arthroscopy cadaveric course run by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has presented as an invited speaker at various national and international conferences.

As a research lead for the Exeter Knee Reconstruction Unit, he coordinates research projects in the department and has been a principle / chief investigator of various national and international projects.

Speaker, ‘Chondral and Osteochondral Lesions’ – BOSTAA Revalidation Session

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David Marsh

Emeritus Professor, University College London

David held University chairs of Trauma and Orthopaedics in Belfast (1997-2005) and London (2005 until retiring in 2012); he is now Emeritus Professor in University College London. His clinical specialism was Limb Reconstruction. He played a leading role in developing the UK National Hip Fracture Database, which was instrumental in promoting ‘orthogeriatric’ co-management of fragility fracture patients, including secondary prevention to reduce the future incidence, particularly of hip fractures, which rob older people of their independence. That experience led him to initiate the Fragility Fracture Network (FFN) – a global organisation – in 2011 as its founding president. He was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the BOA in 2014 and the OTS in 2018 in recognition of this work. David is now the FFN’s Regionalisation Chair, focused on creating National FFNs all over the world.

Speaker, ‘Fracture Liaison: Collaboration and Creation’ – OTS Collaborative Session

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Lyndon Mason

Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, University of Liverpool

Professor Mason qualified from the University of Wales College of Medicine, completing his orthopaedic training in Wales before moving to Liverpool as a consultant specialising in Major trauma and foot and ankle surgery. Professor Mason is an Associate Professor at the University of Liverpool, where he is the undergraduate lead in Musculoskeletal disease and Orthopaedics for the School of Medicine

Before joining Liverpool University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Professor Mason completed British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society travelling fellowships in the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, America and Carl Gustav Carus University, Dresden, Germany. In Liverpool, Professor Mason obtained the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Gold Fellowship Award.  

Professor Mason's pioneering research has become nationally and internationally recognised, winning 15 national and international prizes in the last 8 years. He has been awarded the Hunterian Professorship from the Royal college of surgeons in 2020 for his work on ankle fractures, the Robert Jones gold medal and Association prize in 2017 for his work on the evolution of the foot and the Jaques Duparc prize from EFORT for his work on discovery of a new foot ligament. Professor Mason has won the Chan Cheng memorial prize, the highest award from the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society on 3 separate occasions.

Professor Mason sits on council for the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, as the Outcomes Committee chair, taking responsibility for the National foot and ankle registry.

Speaker, ‘The Posterior Malleolar Fracture - An Evolution:’ - Hunterian

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Jan McCall

Advocate, Compass Chambers

Jan was called to the Scottish Bar in 1999 after having been a partner in a nationwide PI firm. She has been involved in the preparation and presentation of all types of personal injury actions including workplace accidents, road traffic accidents, clinical negligence and disease cases in the Sheriff Court, Court of Session and Supreme Court. She has extensive experience considering the reports of skilled medical witnesses instructed by pursuers and defenders and testing and assessing their evidence both in an out of Court. She is also a tutor of Delict, Civil Court Procedure and Practice, and Personal Injury Practice at Edinburgh University.

Speaker, ‘Medico-legal Reporting – Why, How and When’ – BOA Medico-legal Session

Andrew McCaskie

Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of Department of Surgery, University of Cambridge

Professor McCaskie is an orthopaedic surgeon with an interest in lower limb surgery e.g. hip arthroscopy and related research. His research aims to develop innovative solutions, particularly regenerative, for patient benefit in musculoskeletal disease. One focus is Osteoarthritis (OA), which affects around 8 million people in the UK alone. The research encompasses a greater understanding of the causes of musculoskeletal disease and the mechanisms of action of therapy.

He is the Director of the Arthritis Research UK Tissue Engineering Centre. The £6 million Centre is based at four sites: Newcastle University, the University of Aberdeen, Keele University/the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Oswestry and the University of York. Funded by a core grant of £2.4 million over five years from Arthritis Research UK with a further £3.4 million pledged by the four participating universities, the centre brings together leading clinicians, engineers and biologists from research and clinical groups. The aim and potential clinical impact is to treat early osteoarthritis by introducing stem cells into damaged joints in conjunction with existing surgical procedures. Prof McCaskie leads the Smart Step consortium (£1.1M) as part of Stage II UK Regenerative Medicine Platform. The aim is to develop cell-free approaches to Osteoarthritis and establish a translational pipeline for their development.

Speaker, ‘Management of Early Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Defects in the Knee’ – BASK Revalidation Session

Speaker, Biological injectables for OA; What, when and why?

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Louise McCullough

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Woodend Hospital, Aberdeen

Louise McCullough qualified from Dundee in 2002 and undertook basic and higher surgical training on the North of Scotland Rotation. She is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHS Grampian

Her areas of specialist interest include trauma, Orthopaedic oncology and sports injuries.

She is doctor for Aberdeen Rugby and works as part of the medical team for the Scottish Rugby Union.

She was the first ever female to pass selection on the Channel 4 documentary SAS: Who Dares Wins.

Chair, ‘Trauma Meeting: Tumour Style’ – BOOS Revalidation Session

Louise McMenemy

Specialty Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedics

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, 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 has also undertaken and published research on the outcomes of Direct Skeletal Fixation in blast patients and 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 has an interest in NHS research as well, working with colleagues at Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust to establish an RCT on the removal versus retention of Lisfranc injury fixation metalwork and acts a junior PI for the OPEN trial. 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, The UK Defence experience of Direct Skeletal Fixation for transfemoral amputees - CSOS

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Jacquelyn McMillan

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital Crosshouse

Jacqui trained in the West of Scotland. After research in the US and fellowships in Canada she returned to Scotland and has been a Consultant in University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock since 2005. Her elective practice is in knee surgery, and she treats general adult and paediatric trauma in addition to knee trauma. She sits on BMA Scottish Council and is an AO faculty member.

Jacqui has run a medico-legal practice for 12 years, now based in Glasgow, and undertakes personal injury work for both pursuer and defender. As a busy clinician, trainer, medical politician and mum, she finds the work flexible enough to fit in with her life as well as interesting and stimulating.

Speaker, ‘Medico-legal Reporting – Why, How and When’ – BOA Medico-legal Session

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Martin McNally

Consultant Limb Reconstruction Orthopaedic Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford

Martin McNally is Lead Surgeon at the Oxford Bone Infection Unit in the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals.

He is Honorary Senior Lecturer at Oxford University and King James IV Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Martin was trained in orthopaedics in Northern Ireland, USA and Oxford, UK. He is fascinated by the interplay between humans and bacteria. He has a particular interest in bone reconstruction after osteomyelitis, infected fractures and non-unions. He runs research projects in treatments for bone infection, diagnostic methods and local antibiotic delivery systems. He is a co-principal investigator on several large multinational infection trials.

He has received both academic awards and other distinctions. He holds the Martin Medal for Orthopaedic Research, the Sir Walter Mercer Gold Medal from the Intercollegiate Board of the Royal College of Surgeons and the International Society for Fracture Repair, Young Investigator Award.

Speaker, King James IV Professorship, and ‘Current Management of Osteomyelitis’ – BLRS Revalidation Session

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Scarlett McNally

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & Deputy Director, Centre for Perioperative Care, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Mrs Scarlett McNally, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Eastbourne DGH since 2002. Was Council member of Royal College of Surgeons of England (9th woman ever) 2011-2021. Has MA in Clinical Education and an MBA – her dissertation was about ambulatory/day case trauma.

Deputy Director of the Centre for Perioperative Care www.cpoc.org.uk, she’s working on patient involvement in Shared Decision Making, NatSSIPs, preparation for surgery (reduces complications 50%) and empowering patients and clarifying expectations for the team.

Won awards for a project training/supporting ‘Doctors’ Assistants’ (Band 3, promoted from HealthCare Assistants) which takes pressure off doctors https://bmjleader.bmj.com/content/early/2020/11/16/leader-2019-000192

Lead author for the Academy’s ‘Exercise the miracle cure’. Extensive writing on physical activity could reducing the need for social care, bullying, avoiding unconscious bias, education, selection of surgeons, disability, sustainability and what we should call junior doctors. More on www.scarlettmcnally.co.uk.

Diagnosed with myeloma and cardiac amyloidosis in 2018, she had a successful stem cell transplant in 2020 and works part-time. She gets out on her electric-cycle and campaigns for cycling infrastructure, lower speeds and school car-free zones, highlighting the win-win effects of more exercise, less inequality, fewer collisions and less pollution.

Mrs McNally did Karate for 30 years, before her hip got dodgy. Her husband is a nurse and they have 4 children. She is deputy for her mother who has dementia. Please find:  www.rcseng.ac.uk/study and www.rcseng.ac.uk/career Or Twitter: @scarlettmcnally Please value every moment and every person.

Chair, ‘Using Perioperative Care and GIRFT to Fix the Health Crisis’ – CPOC and GIRFT Session

Co-Chair, Career Breaks & How to Bounce Back - Webinar - IODA/WOW

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Michael McNicholas

Honorary Senior Lecturer, Division of Cell Matrix Biology & Regenerative Medicine, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester

Mr Michael McNicholas, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Division of Cell Matrix Biology & Regenerative Medicine, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester

Mr Mike McNicholas is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon Trauma Surgeon at the Liverpool University Hospitals, Broadgreen, where he has a regional referral elective knee surgery practice treating all aspects of soft tissue knee pathology and sports injuries, with arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction, articular cartilage resurfacing, osteotomy and primary partial, total and revision knee replacements.

He was trained in St Andrews, Manchester, Dundee, Inverness and Edinburgh and completed fellowships in Switzerland, America and Japan. In 2001, his first consultant post as a trauma and orthopaedic surgeon was at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust followed, in 2012 , at the Aintree University Hospital Regional Major Trauma Unit. He has a medicolegal practice focussing on knee surgery related negligence, and has been invited to lecture on the effects of the Montgomery ruling upon trauma and orthopaedic surgical practice. In the last 19 years he has performed over 1,100 knee replacement procedures, 7,000 arthroscopies and 1,600 knee ligament reconstructions. (*Figures correct Sept 2020.)

He is President of the UK Biological knee Society, who promote reconstruction and regeneration being used to avoid arthroplasty, when approriate. The International Cartilage Regeneration and Joint Preservation Society (ICRS) aims to advance science and education of the prevention and treatment of cartilage disease worldwide, he is a member of its General Board.

Speaker, ‘Management of Early Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Defects in the Knee’ – BASK Revalidation Session

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James McVie

Orthopaedic Consultant, South Tees NHS Foundation Trust

James McVie started as consultant in 2004 in Darlington Memorial Hospital, and moved to South Tees in 2009. His specialist interests are complex upper limb trauma and management of upper limb non-unions / infection and general trauma.

Speaker, ‘Tips and Tricks for Fragility Fractures’ – OTS Revalidation Session

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Dominic Meek

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

Following medical school in Glasgow, Dominic undertook Trauma and Orthopaedics training in the West of Scotland rotation, and completed a MD at Glasgow University. He was appointed Consultant in 2003 and works at the QUEH, Glasgow with a specialist interest in hip reconstructive arthroplasty surgery. He continues to participate in trauma at the QUEH designated regional trauma centre. Together with his consultant colleagues he has developed the West of Scotland complex young hip and revision, periprosthetic joint infection and fractures arthroplasty network.

He undertook the adult reconstruction fellowship at Vancouver University Hospital and was awarded the BHS/AHS Travelling Fellowship and the BOA ABC Fellowship. He is the Hip Specialty Editor for the Bone and Joint Journal and was BHS editorial secretary for the BHS 2018-21. He is the present BHS vice-president.

Honorary Professor Glasgow University, his research interests are in the basic science of nanotechnology and cell behaviour / bone regeneration and implant fixation and effects of wear particles particularly CoCr particles and infection. President of the West of Scotland Orthopaedic Research Society (WoSORS) and cofounder (2009) of the Glasgow Orthopaedic Research Society (GLORI) for fundamental science research at Glasgow University.

Dominic lives with his wife Judith from his medical year and 4 children, Rachel, Rory, Pippa and Jon.

Chair, ‘Update on Periprosthetic Joint Infection’ – BHS Revalidation Session

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Andy 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 new surgical technologies through multi-centre randomised controlled trials. He leads multi-centre studies in robotic joint replacement surgery (RACER), a novel implant for rotator cuff tears (START:REACTS) and the management of meniscal tears (METRO). He is co-investigator on approximately £4M of research in 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.

Andy has experience of NICE as a guideline committee member for the NICE ‘Joint Replacement’ guidelines and contributed to the NICE Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation appraisals.

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).

Speaker, ‘Chondral and Osteochondral Lesions’ – BOSTAA Revalidation Session

Speaker, ‘Knee - Current and future research’ - An Update on Robotics

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David Metcalfe

Clinical Lecturer, University of Oxford

David is a Clinical Lecturer in Emergency Medicine at the University of Oxford. He became interested in health policy research while at Harvard Medical School as a RCS Fulbright Scholar. He was subsequently awarded a DPhil in Musculoskeletal Sciences by the University of Oxford for a thesis that explored how routinely collected health data can inform clinical pathway design. His doctoral work won an Oxford-UCB Prize Fellowship, the AOUK&I Trauma Research Prize, and the Syme Medal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He was elected to a Hunterian Professorship at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2020.

David was a member of the NICE “Shared Decision Making” Guideline Committee and continues to serve on the editorial boards of BMJ Quality & Safety, the Emergency Medicine Journal, and the Bone & Joint Journal.

After six years as an orthopaedic trainee, David was drawn to the bright lights, fast pace, and managed chaos of the Emergency Department. He now combines clinical training in emergency medicine with research using observational data to improve clinical pathways within urgent and emergency care.

Speaker, ‘Improving hip fractire outcomes using routinely collected health data’ – Hunterian Session

Alan Mistlin

Consultant Rehabilitation Medicine, Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Stanford Hall

Col Mistlin Qualified from Guy’s Hospital in July 1989 with MBBS. After Pre-registration jobs embarked on General Duties in Germany, Northern Ireland, Aldershot and Africa and the Caribbean. A return to hospital medicine in 1994. Selected for specialist training in Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Medicine in1997 after gaining MRCP. CCST gained in 2003.

Appointed a Consultant at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court 2003. Has worked as the consultant lead to Spines, Neuro-Rehabilitation Group, Complex Trauma and mild Traumatic Brain Injury Groups. As Complex Trauma Rehabilitation and mild traumatic brain injury lead, he has driven forward the developing rehabilitation service for injured servicemen. Previously Medical Director of the only self-managed Military Unit with responsibility for all clinical outputs.

Col Mistlin holds a full-time clinical consultant appointment within the MOD and NHS. Until January 2015 he was. He has directed liaison with NHS care providers for the recovery of WIS Military Personnel.
Nationally he has represented the AF on the BSRM SIGAM. He is Chair of the Trauma Programme of Care Board and Chair of the Clinical Reference Group for NHSE for Complex Rehabilitation and Disability. He sits on the Veterans Prosthetic Panel with NHS England and NHSE Clinical Policy Panel. He has chaired the RSM SEM Section.

Col Mistlin was awarded FRCP(London) and FFSEM.

Speaker, The UK Defence experience of Direct Skeletal Fixation for transfemoral amputees - CSOS

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Paul Mitchell

Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Medicine at the University of Notre Dame Australia in Sydney

Paul Mitchell is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Notre Dame Australia in Sydney, and an Honorary Departmental Senior Research Fellow in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford, UK. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Fragility Fracture Network and Board of Trustees of Osteoporosis New Zealand.

Paul has devoted the last two decades to developing programs to improve fragility fracture care and prevention throughout the world. This includes initiatives at the global, regional and national level to implement the Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) model of care. Paul has published and presented extensively on implementation of FLS and was a co-author of the 2012 International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) World Osteoporosis Day Report on the IOF Capture the Fracture® Program.

In 2016, he was awarded the IOF President’s Award in recognition of his contribution to the global activities of IOF.

Speaker, ‘Fracture Liaison: Collaboration and Creation’ – OTS Collaborative Session

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Nyengo Chiswakhata Mkandawire

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of Surgery, University of Malawi, Adjunct Professor School of Medicine, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

Professor Mkandawire studied medicine at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia from 1985-90.

After graduating in 1990 he did one year of internship at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and returned to Malawi in 1992 where he worked as a junior doctor at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) until 1994. He did his postgraduate orthopaedic training in the Northwest / Mersey Deanery from 1995 to 1999 and obtained a Master of Surgery in Orthopaedics from Liverpool University. He returned to Malawi in December 1999. He has practised as trauma and orthopaedics consultant with an interest in Spinal Surgery at QECH since then, while juggling many senior academic roles.

Professor Mkandawire is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England; a Foundation Fellow of the College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA); a Fellow of Federation for Advancement In Medical Education and Research (FAIMER); Past President of the Association of Surgeons of East Africa (ASEA); and past council member of COSECSA.

His research interest spans varied fields including: HIV and surgery; medical education; public health aspects of surgery; global burden of surgical disease; and human resource for health, and he has over 45 peer-reviewed publications.

Recently, he was a Commissioner on the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery.

Chair, ‘Challenges of Managing Orthopaedic Infections in Resource-Poor Settings’ – WOC

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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, ‘SAS at the Heart of the BOA’ – SAS Revalidation Session

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Sarah Muirhead-Allwood

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, London

Sarah Muirhead-Allwood attended St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School and then became house surgeon to Mr Ronald Furlong where she was first introduced to Hip arthroplasty.

Orthopaedic training was undertaken at University college Hospital the Westminster Hospital and the Royal National Orthopaedic hospitals. During Training the need for improvement in joint replacement longevity and Arthroplasty techniques were obvious and this directed her career choices.

She was initially appointed Consultant at the Whittington hospital and the in 1992 joined the staff of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital to run a revision and complex primary hip arthroplasty service.

During the time spent at the RNOH she worked closely with Professor Peter Walker in the Biomechanical Engineering department on the development of Custom implants for primary and revision surgery and has also been closely involved with other commercial projects of implant design.

In 2012 she left the RNOH and has since continued in private practice and now collaborates with the Biomedical Engineering Department at Imperial College.

Speaker, ‘Joint Ventures’ - Robert Jones Lecture

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David Murray

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery & Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University of Oxford & Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust, Oxford

Professor David Murray initially read Engineering Science at Cambridge and was awarded the Wright prize for engineering.  He later qualified in Medicine and trained at the Universities of Cambridge, London and Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and has a doctorate from the University of Cambridge. He is a specialist in knee and hip surgeon in Oxford and leads a team of researchers undertaking biomechanical and clinical studies related to the knee and hip.  His main research interest is Unicompartmental Knee Replacement. He has also been involved with the development of Patient Based Outcome measures, and large Randomised Trials, such as KAT and TOPKAT, in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen.

Speaker, ‘Unicompartmental Knee Replacement’ – Hunterian Session

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Iain Murray

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Edinburgh Orthopaedics/Edinburgh Royal Infirmary & Honorary Senior Lecturer, Edinburgh University

Iain Murray is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Edinburgh Orthopaedics/Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Edinburgh University.  The focus of his practice is sports injuries of the knee and hip, and joint preservation.  He undertook his clinical fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at Stanford University where he served as assistant team physician for the San Francisco 49ers NFL and Stanford Athletics. 

The central goal of his research is the clinical translation of regenerative therapies.  He undertook Wellcome Trust funded doctoral and postdoctoral training at UCLA Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center and MRC Scottish Centre of Regenerative Medicine exploring mechanisms by which native mesenchymal cells contribute to fibrosis. 

Mr Murray serves as Associate Editor at the Bone and Joint Journal (BJJ) and Bone and Joint research (BJR), is a member of the International Society for Cellular Therapies (ISCT) musculoskeletal committee, and is a founding member of the Biologics Association.

Speaker, ‘Biological injectables for OA; What, when and why?’  

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James Murray

Consultant Knee Surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust

James started practising as an orthopaedic consultant in Bristol in 2007. He holds an elective NHS Consultant post at The Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hospital where he is the Specialty Director for Elective Orthopaedics since 2017, previously having been Director for Trauma from 2008-2012. James is an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Bristol, School of Translational Health Sciences.

James graduated from Cambridge University, underwent basic surgical training in Oxford before working in knee and hip research in Newcastle. He then entered orthopaedic specialist training in the Wessex Deanery and won the EndoPlus Knee Prize in 2005. In 2006, he spent a Fellowship year in Sydney, Australia at the internationally renowned Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Surgery, gaining valuable experience in sports injuries and joint replacement surgery under the supervision of Merv Cross. That same year he was awarded the British Association of Surgery for the Knee travelling fellowship.

James has a keen research and training interest having written numerous published peer-reviewed papers and his first book, A to Z of Musculoskeletal and Trauma Radiology, which was published in June 2008. He also reviews for scientific journals, including the Bone and Joint Journal, The Knee, Injury, Acta Orthopaedica and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. James leads on a number of trials and contributes to others as a co-investigator.

Chair, ‘Knee Frailty Trauma’ – BASK Revalidation Session

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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 and meniscal injuries to congenital ligament deficiency and complex patellofemoral problems. He also maintains a clinical interest in management of Osteogenesis Imperfecta and clinical research.

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 a board member of BOSTAA.

Co-Chair, ‘Paediatric Sports Injuries’ – BSCOS/BOSTAA 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. 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 trials for novel cartilage resurfacing implants, customised and robotically assisted knee replacements. He is a programme committee member of the Computer assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS) International. He is 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.

Chair, ‘Robot Wars-an update on the new platforms delivering Robotic Orthopaedic Surgery‘ – CAOS Revalidation Session

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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 been a joint American-British Hip Society Travelling Fellow. He was also awarded the prestigious American British Canadian (ABC) Traveling Fellowship for the year 2014.

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, ‘I Have a Painful Joint After Surgery’ – BIOS Revalidation Session

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Sunit Patil

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire

Mr. Patil completed his orthopaedic training in the Northern deanery. He undertook orthopaedic trauma fellowships at the Royal Infirmary,Edinburgh and St. Michael's and Sunnybrook Hospitals, Toronto. His main interests include management of the multiply injured patient, peri-articular fractures, pelvic and acetabular fractures and rib fractures. He is also the MSK lead for MBChB at Warwick University.

Speaker, ‘Tips and Tricks for Fragility Fractures’ – OTS 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) he is based at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital, where he has practised since 1991. Robin graduated from the University of Glasgow and undertook his specialist Orthopaedic training in Manchester and the Northwest of England. He holds an honorary chair at the University of Central Lancashire & was part of the team that developed the new medical school at UCLAN in 2013. In 2016, he was awarded the King James IV Professorship & in 2012 the BSCOS John Sharrard memorial medal.  Undergraduate and postgraduate education have been an important focus throughout his career: he has twice been voted the Northwest of England ‘Orthopaedic Trainer of the Year’, was an Intercollegiate FRCS (T & O) examiner for over 10 years & currently examines in the JSF FRCS (T & O) examination in Hong Kong. Currently, as a medical advisor to PHE, he was part of the team that developed the 2021 updated National DDH hip screening guidelines (England). In 2011 was awarded his PhD: investigating the place of universal clinical & selective sonographic hip joint screening in the early diagnosis of DDH.

Speaker, ‘Over-Diagnosis, Over-Investigation and Over-Treatment: Too Much of a Good Thing? – Sir Walter Mercer Lecture

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Colin Patterson

Consultant Anaesthetist, NHS Grampian

Dr Colin Patterson graduated from Aberdeen University in 2005 and completed Anaesthetic training in the North of Scotland Deanery.  He was appointed as a Consultant Anaesthetist in 2014 at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, drawn in by the mixed clinical work and proximity to the outdoors. During training Colin developed an interest in Regional Anaesthesia, undertaking a one-year fellowship that included undergraduate anatomy teaching.  The fellowship was followed by completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Regional Anaesthesia at the University of East Anglia.

Colin has a keen interest in Regional Anaesthesia, routinely using blocks to care for a mix of patients, but notably on his regular work with Foot and Ankle surgery.  He is part of the Acute Pain team, providing consultant support, education and decision making across a wide spectrum of patients, and led the development of a new Rib Fracture analgesia pathway that now routinely offers early access to regional anaesthesia for this heterogeneous group in a Level 1 trauma centre. Colin has a College Tutor role in the hospital, overseeing the training, supervision and governance of the anaesthetic ST doctors. 

Out of work Colin is enjoys running, cycling and spending time with his family.  

Speaker, ‘Rheumatoid Foot’ – BOFAS Revalidation Session

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Tim Petherham

Consultant Arthroplasty Surgeon, Northumbria Healthcare

Tim is a Consultant Arthroplasty Surgeon in Northumbria. He undertook junior surgical training in Australia, the South West of England and London, settling in the North East for Specialty Orthopaedic training. Following a year in Exeter completing the Exeter Hip Fellowship, he started his consultant career as a revision arthroplasty surgeon in North Cumbria before moving to Northumbria in 2017. He was chosen as AAHKS / BHS travelling fellow 2019.

He is published in arthroplasty surgery and has authored book chapters on hip arthroplasty surgery. He holds an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering from Cardiff University. He has an interest in education, as a Specialty trainer and faculty on the Exeter Hip course.

He has an executive role in the British Hip Society and Bone and Joint Infection Registry, and leads the regional infection meeting for the North East and N Cumbria.

Speaker, ‘Update on Periprosthetic Joint Infection’ – BHS Revalidation Session

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Frédéric Picard

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow

Mr Frédéric Picard, MD, MSc, FRCS a.k.a Fred Picard has been Orthopaedic Consultant at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Glasgow since July 2005 and served as its Director of Orthopaedic Research for 10 years. He worked in Orthopaedic units in Grenoble, Lyon, Paris in France and Chicago, Pittsburgh in the United States of America and has been involved in Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS) since its inceptions. He is member of several national and international orthopaedic societies and is past president of the CAOS UK society. He has more than 170 peer reviewed publications, more than ten book chapters, was editor of two books on Computer Assisted Technology and registered six patents.

The basic research of Dr Picard 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 Total Knee Arthroplasty. On January 21, 1997, he performed the first ever knee replacement in the world with this technology. He has been recognized as a “Lead User Developer of Radical Innovation in the Field of Medical Equipment Technology”. 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.

Chair, ‘Robot Wars-an update on the new platforms delivering Robotic Orthopaedic Surgery‘ – CAOS Revalidation Session

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Virginie Pollet

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

Originally from Belgium, Virginie completed a Sports Medicine degree parallel to her Orthopaedic training at the Free University of Brussels.

Virginie spent two months at the Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Dallas, Texas with Prof Tony Herring, prior to completing one year’s clinical fellowship in Utrecht, the Netherlands and two years in Paris, France. Whilst in France, she obtained an Inter-University Degree on Gait analysis.

She was a travel fellow of EPOS/POSNA visiting the North-East of the USA. Virginie moved to Canada to take a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba in 2010. During those years, she also worked with Sports Manitoba, helping children with disability find their way to competitive sports participation.

For family reasons, Virginie returned to Europe in 2014 and worked at the Sophia Children’s hospital in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, prior to moving to the UK in 2018. The last few years, she has mainly focused on obtaining my PhD in DDH, defended successfully in December 2020, at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Virginie is an EPOS executive board member and a member of the EPOS Sports Medicine Committee. She enjoys ultra- and mountain running and long distance orienteering challenges.

Speaker, ‘Paediatric Sports Injuries’ – BSCOS/BOSTAA Revalidation Session

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Andrew Porteous

Consultant Knee Surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust

Mr Andrew Porteous is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, specialising exclusively in knee surgery. He is the lead knee surgeon for North Bristol NHS Trust (one of the largest in the country), which incorporates Southmead and Frenchay teaching hospitals and the Avon Orthopaedic Centre.

He developed the Knee Injury Service for North Bristol and performs a large number of ligament reconstruction and cartilage repair operations each year. He has significant experience with treatment techniques for both early and advanced knee arthritis, including partial knee replacement, osteotomy and total knee replacement. His practice treats a high proportion of complex ligament, joint replacement and revision cases from the South West, South Wales and from abroad. He has also developed a programme of knee replacement education classes at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre and is the advisor on knee problems and pathways to the Bristol PCT MATS scheme.

Andrew graduated in Medicine from the University of Cape Town (MBChB 1990) before undertaking his surgical and orthopaedic training in Bristol, England. He completed his sub-specialisation in Knee Surgery with a Fellowship under John Bartlett in Melbourne, Australia. Awarded the BASK Travelling Fellowship, he was able to visit and train further with Peter Fowler (London Ontario), Chris Harner and Freddie Fu (Pittsburgh), Tom Minas and Dick Scott (Boston), Lars Engebretsen (Oslo) and Chris Dodd (Oxford).

Co-Chair, ‘Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty plus Adrian Henry Lecture’ – BASK Revalidation Session

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Stephen Powis

National Medical Director, NHS England and NHS Improvement, Professor of Renal Medicine, University College London

Stephen Powis is the National Medical Director of NHS England and NHS Improvement and Professor of Renal Medicine at University College London. Previously he was Medical Director (and latterly Group Chief Medical Officer) of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust from 2006 to 2018. Professor Powis was also a member of the governing body of Merton Clinical Commissioning Group for five years and a Director of Healthcare Services Laboratories LLP. He is a past Chairman of the Association of UK Universities (AUKUH) Medical Directors Group and has been a member of numerous national committees and working groups, including the Department of Health Strategic Education Funding Expert Group. He is a past non-executive director of the North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, including a period of eight months as acting chairman.

Speaker, ‘COVID-19, Lessons and Challenges’ – Presidential Guest 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 was Lead Clinician for Hip and Knee Team between 2009 and 2012. His research is based in NDORMS at the Botnar Centre, where he Leads the Knee Research Group.

Chair, ‘Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty plus Adrian Henry Lecture’ – BASK Revalidation Session

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Mark Pritchard

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, HMT Sancta Maria Hospital, Swansea

Mr Pritchard qualified in 1992 from King’s College Hospital, London. Following his basic surgical training, he spent a short time in Australia developing his skills in orthopaedic trauma surgery. He completed his Specialist Orthopaedic Training in Wales before undertaking a Fellowship in Shoulder Surgery at the Cape Shoulder Institute, Cape Town under the mentorship of the world-renowned surgeon Dr Jo de Beer. During his time with Dr de Beer he was involved with developing new surgical techniques in particular the “Congruent Arc Technique” for bony instability of the shoulder.

Mr Pritchard has been a Consultant in Swansea since 2004. Since his appointment, he has held the post of Orthopaedic Clinical Lead and is currently the Head of the Swansea Shoulder and Elbow Unit.

Mr Pritchard has continued to subspecialize in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, and offers a tertiary referral service for complex shoulder and elbow problems, in particular revision surgery.

Co-Chair, ‘Current Management of Adult Proximal Humeral Fractures’, BESS Revalidation

Chair, ‘Shoulder and Elbow free papers’, BESS Free Papers Session

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S Rajasekaran

Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon, Ganga Hospital

Professor S Rajasekaran is the Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics, Trauma & Spine Surgery at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore which is currently the largest orthopaedic speciality hospital in South Asia with 650-bedded hospital with 35 operating theatres. The centre caters to more than 150,000 outpatients every year and performed 25,412 major surgeries in 2018.

Professor Rajasekaran was also Chair, AOSpine International, Zurich (2018-2021), past Chair of AOSpine International Research Commission (2015-17), as well as past President of the following:

SICOT - International Society For Orthopaedics And Trauma Surgery (2016 – 2018)
Cervical Spine Research Society – Asia Pacific (2017 – 2018)
International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine, (ISSLS), Canada (2011 – 2012)
World Orthopaedic Concern (WOC), UK (2005 – 2007)
Indian Orthopaedic Association (2011 – 2012)
Association of Spine Surgeons of India for four years (2008 – 2012)

Not only that, but Professor Rajasekaran is also President Elect, Asia Pacific Spine Society, Chairman, Constitution Review Committee of Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association, and President-Elect, Association of National Board Accredited Institutions (ANBAI).

He was also the Hunterian Professor by the Royal College of Surgeons of England for the year 2011-12, a ‘Distinguished Visitor’ to Harvard Medical International, Boston, USA in 2007, was a ‘Grand Rounds Lecturer of Mayo Hospital, in the USA in 2010, and a ‘Distinguished Visitor’ to Dartmouth University, USA, in 2005.

Speaker, ‘Indian Summer – Tackling Infection’ – BIOS Session

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Raja Reddy

Consultant Anaesthetist and Pain Specialist, Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Reddy currently works for the Medway National Health Service in Kent as Consultant in Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine, Clinical Lead for Trauma & Orthopaedic Anaesthesia and Educational Supervisor for Regional Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine Fellowship Programme. He is also a Trust Revalidation Appraiser.

He is a Certified Interventional Pain Sonologist & has Special interest in ultrasound guided Regional Anaesthesia, Spine & Musculo skeletal diagnostic & therapeutic procedures.

Dr Reddy is President Elect of the World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography, WAPMU that has chapters from 17 countries and the vision is to promote radiation free interventional chronic pain training all over the world.

He is the General Secretary of The World Institute of Pain (WIP), UK Chapter that has chapters from 65 countries and offers fluoroscopy guided interventional pain training all over the world. Dr Reddy is the conference chair & course director for the Annual Ultrasound Interventional Pain Medicine Conference, London.

He is Examiner for the Fellowship in Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP) & Certified Interventional Pain Sonlogists (CIPS) examinations conducted by the World Institute of Pain (WIP) in Miami, Istanbul, London & Budapest.

Dr Reddy as faculty helps conduct workshops for World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography & World Institute of Pain, WIP in USA, Europe, Asia, Middle East & North Africa.

Speaker, ‘I Have a Painful Joint After Surgery’ – BIOS 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.

Speaker, BOA Clinical Examination Skills Course

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Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena

Professor of Medical Robotics Imperial College, Imperial College University, London

Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena is Professor of Medical Robotics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College, where he leads the Mechatronics in Medicine Laboratory and the Applied Mechanics Division. He has been the Engineering Co-Director of the Hamlyn Centre, which is part of the Institute of Global Health Innovation, since July 2020. He is a founding member and great advocate of the Imperial College Robotics Forum, now the first point of contact for roboticists at Imperial College.

His 20-strong team of staff and PhD students has a translational focus, though their work encompasses both “blue skies” research and “near-to-market” development. He is the Chair of the Programme Committee for the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS International), CAOS UK, and the Hamlyn Symposium; He is also the founding Chair of the IET’s recently established Communities Committee for Technical Networks (CC TN), a Leverhulme Prize winner (engineering), a former ERC grant holder, and the coordinator of an €8.3M European project on robotic-assisted neurosurgical drug delivery (EDEN2020). He has published over 160 papers and secured in excess of £12M in research funding to date.”

Speaker, ‘Robot Wars-an update on the new platforms delivering Robotic Orthopaedic Surgery‘ – CAOS Revalidation Session

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Nigel Rossiter

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital

Nigel is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon in Basingstoke. He is a Past (& Founding) President of the Orthopaedic Trauma Society and present Chair of the trustees of the Primary Trauma Care Foundation. He led the setting up of the South Central Trauma System & Networks. He has been Trainer of the Year for the Wessex area twice, “NHS Shine Awards Inspiring Educator of the year” finalist (twice), and, recipient of an Hippocrates Award for excellence in the field of medicine from Who’s Who. He chaired the AO Advances & Principles courses in UK & Ireland for 7 years, faculty for the Current Concepts, and, Training the Trainers courses. He has been a member of a NICE committee on VTE. He co-authored the original STEP course for RCSEng & has been a Basic Surgical Skills tutor. He is Chairman of Incision Medical Indemnity; is the senior medical adviser to Open Medical and to Rams Rugby, and, now sits on the G4 Alliance strategic board advocating for Trauma globally. He was a previous Clinical Lead for Trauma & Major Incidents and previous Clinical Director at Hampshire Hospitals: where he worked 2002-2020. Previously in the British Army as a Trauma Orthopaedic surgeon (1985-2003) – he trained in London, Londonderry, Belfast, Gosport, Plymouth, and Oxford, and, has done fellowship training in UK, USA (San Antonio, Dallas, Baltimore & Seattle) & Russia. His principal areas of practice are in Orthopaedic Trauma, all aspects of Knee surgery & soft tissue Shoulder surgery.

Speaker, ‘Simple Ankle Fractures in Complicated Patients – What Do We Really Know?’ – BOFAS/OTS Revalidation Session

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Kim Russon

Consultant Anaesthetist and Clinical Lead for Day Surgery, Past-President BADS, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Kim Russon is immediate past-President of the British Society of Day Surgery (BADS), a Consultant Anaesthetist and Clinical Lead for Day Surgery at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. Her Trust has managed to continue day surgery during the Covid-19 pandemic, including day case uni-compartmental knee replacements.

She has maintained a specialist interest in Regional Anaesthesia (RA), particularly for upper limb surgery, and education. She has taught on national RA courses and the RA MSc run by University of East Anglia and was co-editor for the RA section of Anaesthesia Tutorial of the Week for 10 years. She has written RA articles, chapters in books and an E-Learning module and was on the Council of the Society for Education in Anaesthesia (SEAUK) for 8 years (Secretary 2012-2015).

A Council member at BADS and President 2019-2021, including joint publications with the Association of Anaesthetists and Royal Collage of Anaesthetists and collaboration with QIST (Quality Improvement for Surgical Teams)/ Northumbria team regarding day case hip and knee replacement. She was an early adopter of day case spinal anaesthesia and has published a BADS booklet about setting up this service. She is passionate about helping progress day surgery nationally and has given many presentations and have co-authored a number of BADS booklets and the BADS/CPOC/GIRFT National Day Surgery Delivery pack https://bads.co.uk/resources/day-surgery-links/.

Dr Russon is a keen cyclist and runner.

Speaker, ‘Using Perioperative Care and GIRFT to Fix the Health Crisis’ – CPOC and GIRFT Session

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Zia Saad

Consultant in Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Southampton

Dr Saad is a consultant in nuclear medicine who joined the Trust in 2016. Before coming to UHS, he was a consultant at University College London Hospital and Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Dr Saad works within all aspects of nuclear medicine. He provides diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients in Hampshire and the neighbouring regions using radionuclide imaging, which uses a small dose of a radioactive chemical to produce scans of internal parts of the body. He carries out consultation clinics and supervises other clinicians’ work in nuclear medicine. He also administers radioactive medicinal probes for use in:

  • The treatment of thyroid disease
  • The treatment of myeloproliferative disorders (conditions that cause blood cells to grow abnormally in the bone marrow)
  • Palliative treatment for bone pain caused by cancer
  • The treatment of pain caused by joint diseases like arthritis
  • Selective internal radiation therapy for liver tumours and metastatic cancer
  • The treatment of neuroendocrine tumours in both children and adults.

Dr Saad has a particular interest in hybrid diagnostic molecular imaging, a technique that shows information from two different types of scan in the same image. This is used in the diagnosis of cancer as well as in the assessment of bones and joints, and to see how the heart and brain are functioning. 

Speaker, ‘Current Management of Osteomyelitis’ – BLRS Revalidation Session

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Kordo Saeed

Consultant Clinical Mircobiologist, University Hospital Southampton  

Dr Saeed is a consultant clinical microbiologist who has worked in the NHS since 2004. He's particularly interested in:

  • Infection prevention
  • Antimicrobial stewardship (making sure antimicrobial medicines are used appropriately)
  • The evaluation of novel tests and markers to recognise infection
  • Sepsis
  • Reducing unnecessary use of antibiotics.

At UHS, Dr Saeed works to prevent infection in the intensive care unit. He also sees patients who have infections of the skin, soft tissue, bones or joints, or infections related to biofilm (groups of micro-organisms that develop on surfaces, including in the body).

Dr Saeed is an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Southampton and a member of the specialty training committee for the Wessex Deanery. He also has experience in health promotion, education and sustainable development in low and middle income countries.

Dr Saeed is secretary of the skin, bone and joint infections working group of the International Society for Chemotherapy (ISAC). He's also chair of the biomarker and rapid diagnostic working group for ISAC.

Speaker, ‘Current Management of Osteomyelitis’ – BLRS Revalidation Session

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Anthony Sakellariou

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Frimley Park Hospital

Anthony qualified from University College London in 1987. His surgical training was undertaken in London and Winchester. He passed FRCS (Eng) in 1992, FRCS (Orth) in 1996 and was awarded CCST in 1999. His sub-specialty training in foot and ankle surgery was undertaken in Vancouver, Canada and the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Arizona, following which he was awarded the Certificate of Completion of Advanced Foot and Ankle Training by the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.

He was President of BOFAS 2014-15 and has previously served BOFAS as Honorary Secretary and on its Education Committee. He currently sit on the Education Committee of EFAS and reviews articles for ‘Foot and Ankle International’. He has published widely on many aspects of foot and ankle surgery. Ankle fractures and their management have been of particular interest to Anthony since 2006.

He is joint lead clinical supervisor of the ‘Surrey Foot and Ankle Fellowship’ program.

He has worked as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey, UK, since 1999, with a special interest in surgery of the foot and ankle.

Speaker, ‘Simple Ankle Fractures in Complicated Patients – What Do We Really Know?’ – BOFAS/OTS Revalidation Session

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Daniël Saris

Consultant Knee Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals

Daniel Saris (Past President of ICRS) is a specialized knee surgeon. He joined the Orthopedics staff of Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN USA where he helps shape the Regenerative Medicine program, Sports knee surgery and Adult knee reconstruction.

Daniel Saris graduated from University of Amsterdam Medical School. During orthopedic residency dr. Saris did a fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN USA and subsequently completed a PhD at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands on Biological Joint Reconstruction, that introduced the now generally accepted concept of joint homeostasis.

He was consultant in Orthopaedics at the UMC Utrecht for 17 years where he started The Mobility Clinic, an academical expert clinic for Musculoskeletal care and was director of the orthopaedic residency program.

Dr Saris was appointed as the first Professor of Regenerative Medicine at Mayo Clinic. He holds additional academical appointments as Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic, Professor of Reconstructive Medicine at the University of Utrecht, and as Clinical Professor at the University of Twente.

Speaker, ‘Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty plus Adrian Henry Lecture’ – 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 Scotland Research Fellow. Her research interests include arthroplasty outcomes, periprosthetic fractures, finite element analysis and knee biomechanics. She is the 2020 recipient of the Hunter-Doig medal from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. She serves on the executive committee of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee and 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, ‘Hip Surgery in the Time of COVID’ – BHS Revalidation Session; ‘Publishing in 2021 – Where to Look and Why’ – BJJ Session; RCS Digital and Robotics Session; ‘Knee Frailty Trauma’ – BASK 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, ‘Robot Wars-an update on the new platforms delivering Robotic Orthopaedic Surgery’ – Lecture title: Clinical overview of the Robotic Surgical Assistant (ROSA®) – CAOS Revalidation Session

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Liba Sheeran

Reader and Lead for the Population Health Research Theme, Cardiff University

Dr Liba Sheeran is a clinically active physiotherapist, researcher and academic from Cardiff University where she holds position of Reader and Lead for the Population Health Research Theme. Her programme of work involves development and evaluation of health technologies utilising wearable sensors, video, digital tools and data science to improve healthcare for people with chronic musculoskeletal health conditions such as arthritis. Liba’s main research focus is on the development and validation of precise biomarkers of musculoskeletal health (and ill-health) to feed into health technologies to improve clinical management. Liba works closely with other research disciplines including data scientists and engineers, industry partners, clinicians and patients to accelerate the development and bridge the gap between research and clinical practice. Liba’s research is funded by Health Challenge Fund (UK Government), Health and Wales Research Wales, Wellcome Trust and Versus Arthritis.

Speaker, ‘Advances in Osteoarthritis Research’ – BORS Revalidation Session

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Bijayendra Singh

Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedics, Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Bijayendra Singh works at the Medway Foundation NHS Trust as a Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedics. His practice is solely limited to management of Upper Limb Orthopaedic conditions and trauma surgery.

Bijayendra is a Visiting Professor & Pathway Director for the Master’s course in Regenerative Medicine & Surgery at the Canterbury Christchurch University. He has been awarded the Clinical Tutor titles at the Brighton & Sussex Medical School as well as Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh for his educational roles.

Bijayendra is also a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, British Elbow & Shoulder Society, British Society for Surgery of Hand, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Glasgow. He is the President of the British Indian Orthopaedic Society, and has been awarded with numerous awards both from India and UK including ‘Hind Rattan Award’ in 2019, ‘Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman’ in 2013 and ‘The Best in Medical Field’ at the Annual British Indian Awards.

Bijayendra frequently lectures on both trauma and upper limb related courses at both national and international meetings. He is actively involved in upper limb research, and has over 100 publications in national & international journals and a number of book chapters. Bijayendra’s research work has been presented at over 120 national and international meetings, and he is also an examiner for medical students at GKT Medical School London and for M.Sc. (Orth) conducted by Brighton University. 

Co-Chair, ‘I Have a Painful Joint After Surgery’ – BIOS Revalidation Session

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Jon Smith

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

In 2013 Jon was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. He currently carries out treatment at the Leeds Nuffield Hospital in West Yorkshire.

Jon’s specialist interests include the management of sports injuries, partial knee replacement and joint preservation surgery in young adults.
He is affiliated with a number of elite sports clubs in the Yorkshire region, including Super League and Championship rugby league teams.
His main interest outside surgery is sport, in particular, trail and fell running. He is a veteran of the iconic Yorkshire 3 Peaks Race, with a personal best of 3 hours 39 minutes and has recently completed the Ben Nevis Race in a sub 2-hour time.

Jon has previously been a Yorkshire cross country champion and played senior level football in the West Riding County Amateur League. In the spring and summer months, Jon enjoys a leisurely game of golf with friends and colleagues.

Speaker, ‘Chondral and Osteochondral Lesions’ – BOSTAA Revalidation Session

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Martyn Snow

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Professor Snow is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, which is 1 of only 5 purely Orthopaedic Hospitals in the country. He graduated from Edinburgh University and undertook Registrar training in the Manchester region. After completion of UK training he spent 18 months on fellowship in North America. He spent 12 months in Halifax, Nova Scotia, undertaking a Sports Medicine fellowship at the Sports Medicine Clinic of Nova Scotia and subsequently spent 6 months at the Holland Orthopaedic and Arthritic Centre in Toronto, gaining further experience in Shoulder and Knee surgery.

In 2008 he was awarded the British Elbow and Shoulder Society North American traveling fellowship, visiting some of the world’s foremost shoulder surgeons in major centres such as New York, Los Angeles, San Antonio and Houston. In 2018 he was awarded the European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee surgery and Arthroscopy APKASS travelling fellowship visiting centres in Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand.

Professor Snow is a honorary Professor at Birmingham and Aston University where he supervise PhD students and explores his research interests. He has over 60 scientific publications in various International medical journals and has written 6 book chapters on knee and shoulder injuries. He has presented over 100 papers and regularly teaches other Surgeons as a faculty member at various national and International meetings.

Speaker, ‘Management of Early Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Defects in the Knee’ – BASK Revalidation Session

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Matthew Solan

Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Royal Surrey Hospital

Matthew Solan graduated from St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School and completed surgical training in London, Guildford and Oxford before specialist T&O surgery training in the South Thames (West) Region. Fellowships were to Dublin and the Universities of Johns Hopkins and Maryland, Baltimore, USA. He has also worked overseas in South Africa.

Mr Solan served for 10 years on the British Foot and Ankle Surgery Society Scientific Committee, latterly as Chairman.

He has published widely on foot and ankle surgery and maintains an active research interest, holding appointments at both London South Bank University and at the University of Surrey.

As Program Director for Surgical Training in the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery he devotes considerable energy to training the next generation of surgeons.

He works at the Royal Surrey Hospital in Guildford.

Speaker, ‘Simple Ankle Fractures in Complicated Patients – What Do We Really Know?’ – BOFAS/OTS Revalidation Session

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Andrea Sott

Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon / Foot & Ankle Surgeon, Medical Director, Division of Planned Care/Surgery, Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust/London

After graduating from medical school in Germany Miss Sott subsequently completed 10 years of basic and higher Surgical Orthopaedic Training in London.

In 2004 Miss Sott joined Epsom & St Helier University Hospital NHS Trust/ London as a Consultant Surgeon for Trauma & Orthopaedics and Foot & Ankle Surgery. She maintains a GMC portfolio as an active and enthusiastic Trainer for Surgeons and Allied Professionals. She is Senior Examiner for the JCIE, previous Surgical Tutor and current AAC panel member for the Royal College of Surgeons.

She has published many papers in her field and outcomes of her Foot and Ankle work has been presented at BOA/ BOFAS as well as EFORT Meetings. She is host to a successful BOA FLP/ BOFAS post CCT fellowship since 2015.                                    

Over the past 6 years Miss Sott has developed her senior clinical leadership skills with formal and informal training/coaching. Previously Clinical Director for T&O she now is Medical Director for Planned Care (Surgery/Anaesthetics/Critical Care/Endoscopy. Miss Sott is married with 3 children and in her spare time she enjoys running, paddleboarding and playing the piano.

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

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Amol Tambe

Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

Amol Tambe is a Consultant upper limb surgeon based at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust since 2010. He is attached to the University of Nottingham as an Honorary Consultant Assistant Professor.

His practice involves dealing with a spectrum of upper limb conditions; undertaking arthroscopy, arthroplasty and complex post traumatic reconstruction.

He completed his training in Trauma and Orthopaedics in the Mid-Trent Deanery and went on to undertake upper limb fellowships in Wrightington and the AO Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston USA.  He was awarded the BESS visiting Fellowship in 2009 facilitating fellowship visits to a number of renowned units in the UK and Europe.

Amol is a BESS Education Committee member. He is the lead for undergraduate medical education (Division of Surgery) at the UHDB. He regularly organises cadaveric courses and annual meetings for trainees, AHPs and General practitioners.

He is the Editor in Chief for the Journal of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery. He has published books chapters and has more than 40 papers in peer reviewed journals.

Chair, ‘Current Management of Adult Proximal Humeral Fractures’ – BESS Revalidation Session

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Heath Taylor

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Heath Taylor was appointed to the Royal Bournemouth and Poole Hospitals in 2004 as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in foot and ankle surgery. His current practice is almost exclusively related to conditions of the foot and ankle, with a particular interest in ankle replacement and complex hindfoot deformity.

Heath takes an active role in training the next generation of Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeons and has previously been voted as the Wessex Region Trainer of the Year. He hosts visiting surgeons wishing to learn complex foot and ankle surgical techniques.

Heath has been an invited lecturer at local, national and international meetings, including BOFAS, The BOA & AOFAS. In November 2019, Heath was elected as President of BOFAS, having been a member of council for the previous seven years.

Speaker, ‘Rheumatoid Foot’ – BOFAS Revalidation Session

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Andrew Thomas

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust

Andrew Thomas is a consultant in arthroplasty surgery at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham. He qualified at the London Hospital and trained in Birmingham with fellowships in Edinburgh and Osaka. He has an interest in lower limb joint replacement, total elbow replacement and shoulder resurfacing, with a special focus on patients with rheumatoid arthritis. He has undertaken clinical and basic science research in rheumatoid joint replacement. He has a research programme in the microbiology and fluid mechanics of operating theatre air involving the University of Birmingham, Department of Chemical Engineering, the Hospital Infection Research Laboratory at the University Hospital Birmingham and the Biosafety Unit at The PHE Porton Down Laboratory. Recent work has focussed on the use of techniques such as 3D anemometry and laser imaging to validate computational fluid dynamic models of ultra-clean operating theatres.

Speaker, ‘Investigations of the mechanisms of infection in Ultra Clean Air Operating Theatres’ - Hunterian Session

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Joanna Thomas

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Birmingham Children's Hospital

Joanna Thomas is a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic surgeon at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. She specialises in the paediatric and adolescent knee, with a special interest in osteochondritis dissicans and osteochondral injuries as well as paediatric knee ligament injuries.

Jo previously worked as a Consultant at Southampton Children’s Hospital where she set up a paediatric knee service.

Jo is passionate about teaching and has convened and taught on a number of courses both in the UK and abroad. Jo is a member of BSCOS and BASK and is a member of the BSCOS/BASK steering committee which aims to achieve the best standards for children’s knee problems. She is also a member of the BSCOS publicity committee.

Jo used to be a keen mountaineer but now lives in Worcestershire and spends her time with her husband and young family.

Speaker, ‘Chondral and Osteochondral Lesions’ – BOSTAA Revalidation Session

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Rhidian Thomas

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

Rhidian is an NHS Consultant at Imperial College NHS Healthcare and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London.

He has been involved with BOSTAA for many years. In 1997, he was one of the first BOSTAA travelling fellows, doing a fellowship with the late Prof John Feagin, Duke University, USA and academic secretary in the early 2000s.

He has been actively involved with treating both professional and amateur athletes in a variety of sports and has a philosophy that sport should be encouraged in all age groups.

He has been one of the Match Day Orthopaedic Surgeons for the English RFU for some 20 years, and was actively involved with the Rugby World Cup 2015. Also, was privileged to be one of the Medical Team Leaders at the London Olympics 2012.

He has been involved with the SEM Speciality since its conception. A member of both the STC and SAC committees and also TPD for many years in the London Region, being awarded FFSEM (UK) in 2007.

His clinical interest is the knee, shin, foot and ankle and is an active member of the International ACL Study group. 

Speaker, ‘Chondral and Osteochondral Lesions’ – BOSTAA Revalidation Session

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Amit Tolat

Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedics, Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Tolat was born in Mumbai, India and studied Medicine at TN Medical College & Nair University Hospital from 1980. After graduating in 1985, he took up Orthopaedic Surgery passing MS Ortho in India in 1987; travelled to UK and requalified, living in UK since 1988 and lives with family in Hempstead Valley in Kent; enjoys Cricket and played for his school in the Giles and Harris Shield interschool competition; pursued Club Cricket in UK playing for a league team Kings in East Anglia; tends to watch more sport nowadays!

Pursued Specialist training in Hand and Upper Limb Surgery at Wrightington Hospital Wigan, Kings College Hospital London; was a Hand Fellow to Dr Berger at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, USA) MOD/NHS tenure at Peterborough followed by Consultant appointment at Medway Maritime Hospital since 2006 where he is currently employed as a Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon with whole time (100%) subspecialty interest pertaining to Hand & Upper Limb Surgery.

Professor Tolat has pioneered research and new clinical pathways in min invasive surgery, reconstructive work and arthroplasty in the upper limb. He plays an active role as the STC representative for the KSS higher Surgical Training Scheme and supervise 5 Deanery Training Registrars at Medway. Professor Tolat is the current Patient Safety / Governance/Mortality Lead for T&O at Medway Hospital. He has active links with the local Canterbury Christchurch University where he runs teaching courses (wrist trauma management) and Courses for the FRCS Orth exam.

Chair, ‘Indian Summer – Tackling Infection’ – BIOS 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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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 – Tackling Infection’ – BIOS Session

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Alex Trompeter

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, St Georges University Hospitals

Alex Trompeter works at St George’s University Hospital in London and holds the position of Honorary Reader in Orthopaedic Surgery at St George’s University of London.

His specific clinical interests are the management of complex fractures, bone infection, non-union, deformity correction and limb lengthening. He works closely with plastic surgeons for many cases. He has a regular ortho-plastic-microbiology MDT clinic as well as delivering the region’s amputation service.

Alex graduated from Guy’s and St Thomas’ medical school in 2003. He completed his specialist training in trauma and orthopaedics in the South West Thames rotation in 2012. He won the Sir Walter Mercer Gold Medal for the FRCS examinations in 2011. Alex undertook specialist fellowship training in trauma and limb reconstruction in the UK (Liverpool and Chertsey) and overseas (Calgary, Canada). He was awarded the Braun travelling fellowship to the Massachusetts General Hospital, USA, by the British Orthopaedic Association, and a travelling fellowship to the Oxford Bone Infection Unit by the British Limb Reconstruction Society.

Alex is actively involved in education locally, nationally and internationally. He regularly teaches and lectures in his specialist areas. He is Training Program Director for the South West London Orthopaedic Rotation, sits as the OTS Committee Member for Meetings and has recently been elected to the BOA Trauma Committee. Alex is also actively involved in academic research.

Chair, ‘Your Network Needs You!’ – OTS Revalidation Session

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Phil Turner

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport

Professor Philip Turner has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, UK since 1990.  He is the Senior Surgeon in the department and specialises in all aspects of knee surgery having established a tertiary referral unit for complex knee problems.

His clinical interests are in sports injuries of the knee, complex knee ligament reconstructions, the arthritic knee in younger patients, disorders of the patello-femoral joint and the failed knee replacement.

He is a Council and Executive member of the BOA and was President from 2018 to 2019.  He has previously been the North West Orthopaedic Training Programme Director, Head of the HENW School of Surgery, Chair of the Confederation of Post-Graduate Schools of Surgery and Chair of the BOA Training Standards and Curriculum Committee.

He has been involved in surgical education throughout his career and has been the Chair of the IQA Committee of the Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations.  He was awarded the Fellowship of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the RCS Edinburgh in 2016.

He is active in promoting research and service delivery in his previous role as a domain clinical lead in the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre and Chair of the Greater Manchester Orthopaedic Alliance. He is now clinical lead for the transformation of specialist services in Greater Manchester and holds an Honorary Professorship in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Salford.

Chair, ‘Over-diagnosis, over-investigation & over-treatment: Too much of a 'good' thing?’ – Sir Walter Mercer Lecture

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Peter Wall

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham

Peter is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in hip surgery at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham. His research interests are the clinical effectiveness and safety of musculoskeletal interventions. He is the Co-Chief Investigator with Professor Ed Davis for the RACER-Hip Study; a multi-centre, blinded RCT comparing clinical and cost-effectiveness of robotic assisted total hip replacement to conventional total hip replacement for adults with hip osteoarthritis.

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

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Jayne Ward

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

Jayne Ward 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 chairing AO current concepts and working with Warwick Medical School. Currently she is education chair for the Orthopaedic Trauma Society.

Chair, ‘Tips and Tricks for Fragility Fractures’ – OTS Revalidation Session, Co-Chair, ‘Simple Ankle Fractures in Complicated Patients – What Do We Really Know?’ – BOFAS/OTS Revalidation Session

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David Warwick

Consultant Hand Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton

David Warwick is the current Chair of the BOA Medico-legal Committee.  He is Immediate Past President of the BSSH and serves on the Editorial Board of the BJJ. He has been Consultant Hand Surgeon at University Hospital Southampton since 1998. He is also visiting Hand Surgeon to the States of Jersey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

David holds a personal chair at the University of Southampton and a Bronze Clinical Excellence award. He has edited several books to include the recent Apley & Solomon’s System of Orthopaedics & Trauma and the forthcoming 2021 Concise edition and the Oxford HandBook of Hand Surgery. He is a keen mountain biker, traveller and Southampton Football Club fan. 

Chair, ‘Medicolegal Reporting – Why, How and When’ – BOA Medico-legal 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 Board for the National Joint Registry. Adam is an NIHR Grant award holder and a Research Lead at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHSFT.

Adam lives in Lancashire with his family.

Speaker, ‘Chondral and Osteochondral lesions’ – BOSTAA Revalidation Session

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Jason Webb

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hospital

Jason Webb is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK.

His clinical practice entails primary and revision hip arthroplasty and he has a sub-specialty interest in prosthetic joint infection.

He is the clinical lead for the regional prosthetic Joint Infection Service.

His MD research thesis studied ‘The effects of antibiotics on bone cement properties.’

He underwent surgical training in London and then Severn Deanery.

He undertook advanced training fellowships in lower limb arthroplasty as the Zimmer Arthroplasty Fellow at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre in 2006 and in Prosthetic Joint Infection treatment as the BHS Fellow at the Endoklinik, Hamburg in 2012. He was awarded a Rothman-Ranawat USA Travelling Fellowship in 2015.

Speaker, ‘Update on Periprosthetic Joint Infection’ – BHS Revalidation Session

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Kristy Weber

Abramson Family Professor in Sarcoma Care Excellence, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Kristy Weber, MD is the Abramson Family Professor in Sarcoma Care Excellence in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.  She is from St. Louis, Missouri and attended medical school at Johns Hopkins.  Kristy completed her orthopaedic residency training at the University of Iowa and completed a 2-year research/clinical fellowship in orthopaedic oncology at the Mayo Clinic.  She joined the faculty at University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in 1998 and was later recruited to Johns Hopkins in 2003 as chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Oncology and Director of the Sarcoma Program. She received the Kappa Delta national orthopaedic research award in 2006 and was promoted to Professor in 2009. Kristy has served on the Boards of Directors of many national orthopaedic and cancer organizations including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), and the Connective Tissue Oncology Society.  As Chair of the AAOS Council on Research and Quality, she oversaw initiatives related to clinical practice guidelines, evidence-based medicine, appropriate use criteria, patient safety, biomedical engineering, biological implants and the development of orthopaedic clinician-scientists.  She has been President of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society and the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS), Secretary of the Orthopaedic Research Society and Critical Issues Chair on the AOA Executive Committee.  Kristy recently served as the first woman president of the AAOS (2019) and currently serves as President of the International Orthopaedic Diversity Alliance (IODA). 

Chair, Career Breaks & How to Bounce Back - Webinar - IODA/WOW

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Richard Westerman

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

Richard Westerman works as a consultant lower limb arthroplasty surgeon at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire. He has a particular interest in complex primary and revision hip replacement surgery, as well as being an active participant of the regional Bone Infection Group (BIG COW) for Coventry and Warwickshire.

He graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2001. 

He joined the Armed Forces, completed commando training and gained the prestigious 'Green Beret', before working as the medical officer for a Royal Marine Commando Unit. He later returned to the West Midlands for his Basic Surgical Training, working at Selly Oak and the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.

He undertook the majority of his specialist Orthopaedic training in Nottingham and Derby and gained an MSc with Merit in Orthopaedic Engineering. 

He undertook fellowship training at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre in Exeter, as well as gaining valuable experience by spending time at centres in North America.

He teaches on many courses, training surgeons nationally and internationally. He has published his work in a wide variety of international journals.

Speaker, ‘Update on Periprosthetic Joint Infection’ – BHS Revalidation Session

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Tim White

Clinical Lead for Trauma, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Tim White is the Clinical Lead for Trauma at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.  His practice is purely in the field of trauma surgery, and he has a particular interest in foot and ankle trauma.  He has published several papers including a number of RCTS in the area of ankle fracture fixation, and has given invited lectures to several international meetings on the subject.  He is a founder member of the OTS and is the author of the best-selling textbook in the specialty, McRae’s Orthopaedic Trauma.

Speaker, ‘Simple Ankle Fractures in Complicated Patients – What Do We Really Know?’ – BOFAS/OTS Revalidation Session

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Ruth Wilcox

Director of the Institute of Medical & Biological Engineering​; Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Leeds

Professor Wilcox is Director of the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the School of Mechanical Engineering. She joined the School’s academic staff as a lecturer in 2005, having been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Post-doctoral Fellowship in 2002. She has gone on to hold major grants from the EPSRC (including a Programme Grant, Healthcare Impact Partnership, Challenging Engineering Award and follow-on grant) and European Research Council.

Professor Wilcox is a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering Panel for Biomedical Engineering, whose remit includes the provision of advice to government, health authorities and the medical research community. She received an MRC Suffrage Science award for leading women in Science Engineering and Technology in 2015.

Professor Wilcox is Director of the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. Her research interests include development and evaluation of medical devices and interventions for the musculoskeletal system, including the hip, knee, spine and ankle.

Speaker, ‘Advances in Osteoarthritis Research’ – BORS Revalidation Session

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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