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. 

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Presentation Speaker Guidelines 2021


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Speaker Biographies

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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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Oliver Adebayo

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

Oliver Adebayo is the new BOTA President and a Specialist Registrar in the North East London deanery. He has a subspecialty interest in both limb reconstruction and sports injuries and has an MSc in Surgical Innovation from Imperial College London. Oliver is keen to champion sustainability and innovation in surgery. Furthermore, he and the BOTA Committee remain focused on improving the culture, diversity and inclusivity within T&O surgery. 

Chair, Back to the Future: The Road to Recovery - BOTA Revalidation

Speaker, TPD Question Time - BOTA Revalidation

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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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Abtin Alvand

Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford

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

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

Speaker, Innovations in Incision Management: A Case Study Review (Thought leadership session sponsored by 3M)

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Sanjeev Anand

Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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

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

Co-Chair, Doctor - My Joint is Still Painful after Surgery – BIOS Revalidation Session

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Anna Anderson

HEE/NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Leeds

Anna is a physiotherapist currently undertaking a Health Education England (HEE)/National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship. Her PhD project is focused on developing a pre-operative education and prehabilitation digital intervention for patients awaiting total knee replacement surgery – a ‘Virtual Knee School’. Anna is particularly interested in approaches for making digital interventions and health research more accessible and inclusive. Prior to her PhD, Anna worked in various settings including the NHS, a private practice that specialises in treating fell runners and as a Research Associate on a feasibility study of peer mentorship to support self-management of osteoarthritis. 

Speaker, Development of a Virtual Knee School - ATOCP

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Ieva Ankorina-Stark

Chief Medical Officer, Contura, UK

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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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Bridget Atkins

Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician, Oxford University Hospitals NHS

Dr Bridget Atkins is a Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases physician in Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation trust (since 2000). She works on the Oxford Bone Infection Unit (physician lead 2013-2018) managing in-patient care on the 24 bed ward 4 months a year and enjoying weekly multidisciplinary clinics with orthopaedic and plastic surgeons. She is involved in research, publications and guidelines relating to management of bone and joint infections starting with the seminal paper on multiple intra-operative samples (J.Clin Microbiol) in 1998.  In 2011 she led the foundation of the annual Oxford Bone infection Conference. She has done work on specialist commissioning and service specifications for bone infection units. She also has RCPath and RCP college training roles and now a senior management role in the trust.

Speaker, 'Doctor - My Joint is Still Painful after Surgery – BIOS Revalidation Session

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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 Baker

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon , South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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

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

Co-Chair, BOA Research Committee: Research for Optimising Orthopaedics

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Santosh Baliga

Consultant Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon, Honorary Lecturer, University of Aberdeen

I was appointed as a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics at NHS Grampian in January 2017. My specialist interests are spinal surgery and adult trauma. I direct my elective practice in managing adult cervical and lumbar degenerative conditions. 

Having graduated from the University of Aberdeen Medical School, I have completed Basic and Higher Surgical training in the North of Scotland. I went on to undertake fellowship training in Major Trauma and Spine Surgery at University Hospital of North Midlands (UHNM), Stoke-on-Trent. After this I worked at the Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery, QMC Nottingham, firstly as senior National Spine Fellow then as an Associate Consultant.

My research interests are in degenerative lumbar conditions and adult trauma. I am heavy involved in undergraduate in post as an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen. 

Chair, BASS/BSS - Spine Revalidation - Immediate assessment, care and referral of spinal trauma

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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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Karen Barker

Clinical Director for Trauma & Orthopaedics at the Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust, Head of Physiotherapy at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

Karen Barker is Professor of Physiotherapy at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) at the University of Oxford and Head of Physiotherapy at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals FT.

She trained at King's College Hospital, London qualifying in physiotherapy. She obtained a Masters degree in Ergonomics from the University of Loughborough (1991) and a PhD from Oxford Brookes University researching muscle function and recovery associated with limb lengthening surgery.

In 2013 she was awarded fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and in 2020 she received an OBE for services to Healthcare.

She has been instrumental to implementing several innovative service pathways n both hip and knee arthroplasty.

Speaker, Day Case Hip Surgery - ATOCP

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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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Andrew Bennett

National Clinical Director Musculoskeletal (MSK) Conditions, NHS England and Improvement

Andrew is National Clinical Director for Musculoskeletal (MSK) Conditions for NHS England and Improvement. He has an overarching vision is to promote best life-long MSK health within all communities. He has taken a lead role with regard to the MSK response to the coronavirus pandemic, and is clinical lead of Best MSK Health National Improvement programme, focused on improving the performance of MSK services through whole pathway transformation, accelerating the restoration of elective care and reducing variation in access and outcomes.

He is a Consultant Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist within Sutton Health and Care Alliance hosted by Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust. He provides both clinical leadership and expert clinical practice within a community musculoskeletal service.  He also continues to work closely with the South West London Health and Care Partnership to support development of their MSK strategy.  

Speaker, Elective Care Restart and Recovery: Where are we now and what have we learnt? (BOA Orthopaedic Committee)

Pragnesh Bhatt

Consultant Neurosurgeon, NHS Grampian

MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MCh (Neurosurgery), FRCS (Edinburgh, England & Glasgow), FRCS (Surgical Neurology), PCME (Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education – Cardiff), FHEA (Fellow of Higher Education Academy), FEBNS (Fellow of European Board in Neurosurgery – Commendation), FFSTEd (Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers – Edinburgh), AO Spine Global Diploma

Current position –

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer – University of Aberdeen

Consultant Neurosurgeon – NHS Grampian

Foundation Programme Director – Scotland Deanery – North

Regional Director for Scotland – RCS England

Member SSB in Neurosurgery – RCS Edinburgh

Regional Surgical Advisor – RCS Edinburgh

President – Aberdeen Medico Chirurgical Society

Past –

Chief neurosurgeon - Gujarat Research and Medical Institute, Ahmedabad

Part-time Neurosurgeon - Smt. SCL General Hospital and NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad

Deputy Director of Undergraduate Medical Education – Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Associate Director of Postgraduate Medical Education – NHS Grampian

Education and training –

Basic Medical Education and General Surgery Training – M.S University of Baroda, India

Neurosurgical Training – Grant Medical College and JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India and Royal Preston Hospital, Preston, UK

Spine Fellowship – Department of Orthopaedics, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield, UK

Practice –

Ahmedabad, India (1990 – 2001)

Sheffield, England (2001 – 2007)

Aberdeen, Scotland (2008 onwards)

Dunedin, New Zealand (Sabbatical – 2016/17)

Speaker, ‘Cauda Equina Syndrome’ - BASS/BSS - Spine Revalidation

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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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Henning Bliddal

Rheumatologist, Parker Institute, Frederiksberg Hospital, Denmark

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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 holds an MSc in Medical Education and has been admitted to the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of RCS Edinburgh, as well as being a member of the Academy of Medical Educators.  She is involved in national selections for core and orthopaedic surgery, and sits on ARCP panels for both.  She was regional training programme director for core surgery in West Midlands from 2015 – 2019.

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

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

Chair, ‘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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Mark Bowditch

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, East Suffolk North Essex Foundation Trust ESNEFT (Ipswich & Colchester Hospitals)

Mark has been a consultant since 2000 with NHS base at Ipswich. His principal interest is knee surgery – from soft tissue/sports through to revision arthroplasty working in Suffolk/Essex & London (Fortius).

ESNEFT Division Clinical Director for Surgery/MSK since 2013; leading through hospital mergers, part of the senior Clinical Reference Group through Covid & co-lead of new Elective Orthopaedic Centre steering group.

Research interests; revision ACL surgery & T&O education. He was East of England TPD for 11 years and is currently the Head of the School of Surgery- Cambridge.

2017-2020 He was Chair of the T&O SAC and led the 2021 new curriculum group.

BOA council 2017-2020 then elected Hon Treasurer in 2021. Now Vice Chair of BOA ResCom, Elective Care Review lead and Orth Committee member.

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

Speaker, ‘Controversial FRCS (Tr&Orth) cases’ – BTS 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

Speaker, BASS/BSS - Spine Revalidation

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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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Robin Brittain

National Joint Registry Steering Committee

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

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

Speaker, The Impact of COVID-19 - Tackling Infection - NJR

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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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Andrew Brooksbank

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Mr Andrew Brooksbank works at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, he has a wide exposure to all aspects of shoulder pathology from dealing with fractures and rotator cuff injuries to instability and arthritis of the shoulder.

He receives tertiary referrals from other surgeons across Scotland for management of complex shoulder problems. In Glasgow, they introduced specialist shoulder and elbow fractures over 10 years ago, giving a wide experience in shoulder trauma management. He has been co-author on several large RCT’s including the FROST trial and clavicle study run between Edinburgh, Glasgow and Bristol.

He undertook specialist Fellowship training in shoulder surgery in Christchurch, New Zealand and Exeter, UK.

His main areas of interest are traumatic shoulder injuries and their complex reconstruction utilising arthroscopic surgery, treating both contact and overhead professional athletes.

He receives referrals for patients with the need for complex shoulder replacement surgery primary and revision.

Glasgow Royal has a track record for fellowship training.

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

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Matthew Brown

Fellow in Hand & Wrist Surgery, 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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Donald Campbell

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School

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

Speaker, The New T&O Curriculum: How to make it work - Curriculum Update

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Clare Carpenter

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Dr Clare Carpenter graduated in medicine from University of Wales College of Medicine, UK, during which time she also intercalated to complete a BSc in Human Anatomy from Cardiff University. She then completed her basic surgical training in South Wales. After successful training placements in various surgical disciplines, she obtained Membership (MRCS) to the Royal College of Surgeons of England. She then undertook a period of dedicated basic science research evaluating the effects of IL-6/sIL-6R in osteoclastogenesis in rheumatoid arthritis; the thesis is to be submitted towards a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree at Cardiff University.

After completing her Specialist Registrar training in Trauma and Orthopaedics on the All Wales Higher Surgical Training programme, she undertook a year of specialisation (fellowship) in paediatric orthopaedics at the highly acclaimed Westmead Children's Hospital in Westmead, Sydney, Australia. Following this, she was appointed as a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

Dr Carpenter has a keen interest in teaching and has been involved in various academic activities both for undergraduate and postgraduate students. She also has the experience of devising teaching assessment tools and developing clinical skills examination audio-visual presentations. Besides the UK, she has the experience of working in various countries including Australia & India

Speaker, ‘Managing Children with MSK Infection- a practical guide to getting it right every time’ - BSCOS

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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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Helen Chase

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

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

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

Speaker, ‘Managing Children with MSK Infection- a practical guide to getting it right every time’ - BSCOS

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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

Vicki Cherry

Specialist Registrar Trauma and Orthopaedics, East of Scotland

Vicki is an ST8 in Trauma and Orthopaedics, based in the east of Scotland. She is completing training Less Than Full Time, and is developing an interest in Hand and Upper Limb subspecialist practice.

Vicki was inspired to look into potential gender discrepancy in orthopaedic training following learning of the concerning results of the study out of New Zealand suggesting significant discrepancy in autonomy in General Surgical trainees.

Speaker, Back to the Future: The Road to Recovery (BOTA Revalidation)

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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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Ashley Cole

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Sheffield Children’s and Northern General Hospitals, Sheffield

Ashley Cole has been a Consultant Spinal Surgeon at the Sheffield Children’s and Northern General Hospitals in Sheffield since 2003. Whilst on the BASS Executive between 2010 and launch in 2012, he co-developed the British Spine Registry. He is past-Chair of a BOA group developing the newer Orthopaedic Registries (TORUS). He remains the Spinal Chair of the Orthopaedic Expert Working Group advising the NHS on spinal coding, healthcare resource groups and tariff. After being a member of the last Spinal Taskforce, he became Chair of the Complex Spinal Surgery Clinical Reference Group and subsequently the Spinal Services CRG (2012-2019) advising NHS England on commissioning specialised spinal surgery. He is currently Clinical Lead for the NHS England Improving Spinal Care Project to implement the National Back and Radicular Pain Pathway and introduce Regional Spinal Networks.

Speaker, Practicalities of Coding

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Elizabeth Coleman

Statistician, York Trials Unit

Elizabeth is a Statistician who has been working at York Trials Unit since 2016. She has worked on a wide variety of randomised controlled trials, including several exploring surgical interventions. These include assessing the best treatment for hip and knee replacements, proximal humerus fractures and thoracolumbar fractures. Most recently she worked on the QIST Collaborative Trial which looked at reducing surgical site infections and anaemia rates via quality improvement collaboratives.

Speaker, Quality Improvement for Surgical Teams (QIST)

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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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Matthew Costa

Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery , University of Oxford

Matthew Costa PhD, FRCS (Tr&Orth) Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at the University of Oxford and Honorary Consultant Trauma Surgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

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

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

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

Speaker, National Hip Fracture Database – Driving Quality Improvement in Hip Fracture Care and Beyond

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Sean Curry

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, London Orthopaedic Clinic, King Edward VII Hospital, London, UK

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Lesley Curwen

Journalist / Broadcaster

UK Medical Journalist Prize Winner 

The Stem Cell Hard Sell: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000cz1l

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Rishi Das

TIG Major Trauma Fellow, St Mary’s Hospital Imperial College

Rishi Das is currently a TIG Major Trauma Fellow at St Mary’s Hospital Imperial College. He has an interest in shoulder & upper limb surgery with a particular focus on the polytraumatised patient.

He is a graduate of Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’ Medical School. He undertook his Foundation training in South Thames & KSS followed by two years in Melbourne, Australia in Emergency & Intensive Care roles. He subsequently completed his higher surgical Trauma & Orthopaedic training in Wessex Deanery. 

He is a CCrISP Course Instructor and has also completed the NHS Mary Seacole Programme in Healthcare Leadership.

He has completed a Sports & Exercise medicine diploma with Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and has worked as a Motorsport Doctor at Brands Hatch & Goodwood and covered events for England Boxing.

Rishi is actively involved in research projects. He has held the role of clinical research fellow at UCLH. He is involved in multi-centre trials acting as the Associate PI and PI in WAX, SCIENCE and Covid-surg studies. He has recently published an international cohort study in the Lancet on impact of coronavirus infection on perioperative morbidity & mortality.

Speaker, Medical Student Day

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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

Gillian Davis

Project Manager, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Gill is a project manager at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and is PRINCE2 Practitioner qualified.  She was the PM for the QIST Collaborative Trial and is currently project managing a collaborative on improving hip fracture care with 6 NHS Trusts across England.

Speaker, Quality Improvement for Surgical Teams (QIST) 

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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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Laura Deriu

Consultant in Paediatric Trauma and Orthopaedics, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Ms Deriu is this year’s Trainer of the Year and a consultant with a specialist interest paediatric orthopaedics focussed on developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), congenital and acquired foot deformities, neuromuscular conditions including cerebral palsy and Spina Bifida. She will be giving us her insights into training during the COVID19 pandemic.

Speaker, Back to the Future: The Road to Recovery - BOTA 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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Samantha Downie

Clinical Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh

Sam is an ST7 T&O trainee with the East of Scotland Deanery and is the Chief Investigator for the GOAST study.   

Sam is currently undertaking a PhD with the University of Edinburgh on metastatic bone disease and has published in the BMJ, Lancet and BJJ.  She has been Chief Investigator for a number of multi-centre studies, is a past Chair of the East of Scotland Research Ethics Committee (REC) 2 and is an editor for the UK and Ireland In-Training (UKITE) exam. 

Her research interests include outcome measures, medical informatics and development of data registries. 

Speaker, Back to the Future: The Road to Recovery (BOTA Revalidation)

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Andrew Duckworth

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

Andrew Duckworth is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and an Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.  Following completion of his training in Edinburgh, he was an Upper Limb Fellow at the Wrightington Upper Limb Unit.  His clinical interests are in trauma and upper limb surgery, with a focus on injuries around the elbow, wrist and hand.  His current research includes clinical trials in orthopaedic trauma, large data and patient reported outcome measures.  He is an Editorial Board Member for the Bone and Joint Journal (BJJ) and Bone & Joint360.

Speaker, 360 Revalidation Upper Limb, Trauma and Paediatrics – BJ360

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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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Jonathan Evans

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

Mr Jon Evans is an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Trauma and Orthopaedics and an ST8 registrar in the Peninsula Deanery.  Jon studied medicine at Bristol University where he was awarded a Health Foundation scholarship to complete his intercalated BSc in Exercise physiology. After foundation training, he worked as an anatomy demonstrator before commencing his surgical training in the Peninsula. In 2015 he completed an MSc in sports medicine at Bath University, passing with merit and in 2017 he was awarded a Depuy Research Fellowship and NIHR PenCLARHC Research Fellowship to undertake a research MD where he assessed interventional treatments and outcome measurement in elbow tendinopathy. He has been awarded the British Elbow and Shoulder Society Lipman-Kessel research award in 2015 and the best paper award at the 2018 Doctors Update and 2018 International Congress of Arthroplasty Registries. In 2019, he was awarded the SW Peninsulas first NIHR Clinical Lectureship in Trauma and Orthopaedics.

Jon is committed to developing collaborative research opportunities in the South West. In 2018 he co-founded the trainee led South West Orthopaedic Research Division (SWORD) and currently supervises orthopaedic academic clinical fellows and masters students. His research interests are in the use of advanced psychometric techniques for the development and interpretation of Patient-Outcome Measures (PROMs) and orthopaedic trials.  

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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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Graham Finlayson

SpR, Northern Ireland Deanery

Graham is an ST8 trainee from the Northern Ireland rotation, with a long-standing commitment to improving training and training opportunities with work on the BOTA committee, currently as SAC Rep and previously as NI Rep. He is particularly interested in the regional variation in training across the UK and Ireland, and hope to pursue a career in arthroplasty and revision arthroplasty.

Speaker, TPD Question Time - BOTA Revalidation

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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, Doctor - My Joint is Still Painful after Surgery – BIOS Revalidation Session

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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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Peter Giannoudis

Professor Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Leeds General Infirmary

I work as the Professor (School of Medicine, University of Leeds) and Honorary Consultant at Leeds General Infirmary (LGI), a major teaching hospital serving a population in the region of 3.5 million. It is a major trauma unit, accepting complex trauma through its busy Accident and Emergency Department and from other hospitals of the region. I am the section head of the department and responsible for the clinical trials at Leeds General infirmary Hospital. I am a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow.

In 2000, I was awarded the M.D. degree by the University of Leeds. I have successfully completed 2 trauma fellowships: at the University of Louisville, Kentucky USA and Hannover Medical School, Hannover Germany respectively. Throughout my career I have served in positions of responsibility including amongst others: President of the British Trauma Society (2003-2007), President of the European Society of Pelvis and Acetabulum (2007-2012), President of the European Society Tissue Regeneration in Orthopaedics and Traumatology (2018-onwards), Chair of the International Committee of Orthopaedic Trauma Association (USA) (2012-2018), Trustee of the British Orthopaedic Association (2017-2020), and Editor in Chief of Injury Journal (2010-onwards).

My research interest is focused, on the immune-inflammatory response following accidental and surgical

Speaker, ‘Trauma surgery: An update on current concepts and a vision for the future – BTS 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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Anthony Gilbert

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

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

Chair, Overview of ATOCP Presentations ATOCP

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Natalie Gofton

Senior Orthopaedic Occupational Therapist, Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust

Natalie Gofton has been an Occupational Therapist for 13 years having completed band 5 rotations within the acute and community setting. She completed a secondment for the falls case coordinator project which then led her into Orthopaedics. Natalie has been a senior OT in Orthopaedics for 7 years now and loves the vast range of patients from falls and hip fractures to spinal and complex trauma. Natalie lives with her partner, and they have a beautiful 6-year-old daughter. Natalie loves running and doing yoga.  

Speaker, Pre-op triage system for elective non weight bearing foot and ankle patients to aid day of surgery discharge and prevent prolonged inpatient stays - ATOCP

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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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Alberto Gregori

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Alberto is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Glasgow. He has been involved with WOC for many years and worked fulltime in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Lebanon in the past prior to an NHS consultant post in Scotland for 23 years. He was Clinical Director for Orthopaedics in Lanarkshire and helped develop the Physician Associate profession in the UK from its early years. He was one of the early pioneers of navigation in knee arthroplasty and  published extensively on both navigation and hip fracture epidemiology.
Now he concentrates his time on education and working in WOC linked countries. He is a trustee of FlySpec and Chairperson Elect of WOC.

Co-Chair, Challenges of managing orthopaedic infections in resource-poor settings (WOC Revalidation)

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Rob Gregory

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, County Durham & Darlington NHS FT

Rob is a consultant T&O surgeon with a trauma practice based in Durham and a main elective interest relating to the knee.

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), is a co-author of the new curriculum, is T&O e-logbook lead, and is a Trustee of the BOA, a role that has allowed him to develop his interest in promoting the concept of fairness and transparency within not only the training system, but the orthopaedic career structure as a whole.

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.

Chair, TPD Question Time (BOTA)
Speaker, Hip Surgery in the Time of COVID - BHS Revalidation
Speaker, Back to the Future: The Road to Recovery (BOTA Revalidation)

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Xavier Griffin

Professor of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery,, Barts Bone and Joint Health, London

Professor Xavier Griffin spearheads academic orthopaedics at QMUL and Barts Health, having joined as the inaugural chair of Bone & Joint Health. Xavier’s vision is for worldclass excellence in research and clinical academic training; providing opportunity for the next generation of clinician scientists to realise their aspirations.

Xavier is a NIHR Clinician Scientist and has been awarded over £10m of research funding. His research is focused on the clinical and cost effectiveness of new and existing treatments to improve bone and joint health and has been cited by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence. He has a passion for developing methodologies which harness the speed, power and efficiency of routinely-collected data but are coupled with the great advantages of randomisation.

Xavier’s clinical expertise is orthopaedic trauma surgery specialising in pelvic fractures. He enjoys working as part of the team at the busiest orthopaedic trauma hospital in Europe – The Royal London.

Speaker, ‘Simple Ankle Fractures in Complicated Patients – What Do We Really Know?’ – BOFAS/OTS Revalidation
Speaker, 'Knowledge into Practice – Trials in Orthopaedic Trauma’ – OTS Revalidation
Speaker, ‘The WHiTE Hip Fracture Studies: The Ghosts of Past, Present and Future’ – Hunterian Lecture
Speaker, '360 Revalidation Upper Limb, Trauma and Paediatrics (BJ360)'
Speaker, 'BOA Research Committee: Research for Optimising Orthopaedics'
Speaker, 'National Hip Fracture Database – Driving Quality Improvement in Hip Fracture Care and Beyond'

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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?'

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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

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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.

Chair, Infection Introduction

Presidential Address

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

What has the **** ever done for us? (Carousel)

Chair, Elective Care Restart and Recovery: Where are we now and what have we learnt? (BOA Orthopaedic Committee)

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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

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Philip Henman

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Newcastle upon Tyne

Philip Henman has been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Newcastle upon Tyne since 2001. He graduated from St Andrews and Manchester Universities and roamed around the country during his training, loosely based in Dundee for specialist training in orthopaedics.

Fellowship training in children’s orthopaedics was divided between Montpellier, Metz, Paris, Adelaide and London before he finally settled to steady employment in the Northeast of England.

His consultant post has been a hybrid commitment to orthopaedic trauma care and children’s orthopaedics which come together in an interest in treating children’s musculoskeletal trauma and infections. He became involved in teaching with AOUK over ten years ago and has been active in teaching on children’s trauma in the UK and overseas since then.

Speaker, Managing Children with MSK Infection - a practical guide to getting it right every time (BSCOS Revalidation)

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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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Samantha Hook

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford

I qualified from Bristol University Medical School in 1999.

I was lucky enough to work with the Exeter Hip team and then at the Nuffield Orthopaedic centre, Oxford for my fellowship training.

During my consultant position I have developed an interest in Infected Arthroplasty management.

I have worked in Portsmouth since September 2020 having previously worked in Chichester, Western Sussex where I led the department in the QIST collaboratives.

I have been involved in education and the training of the next generation of surgeons since I started as a consultant in 2011 including the role of training programme director.

I am an active member of the British Hip Society and am currently involved in the newly formed Culture and Diversity committee as well as working groups for revision hip complexity classification and guideline development in revision procedures.

I am also regularly invited to teach on educational arthroplasty courses.

 Speaker, Quality Improvement for Surgical Teams - QIST

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Phil Hopgood

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon , Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Phil Hopgood has been a Consultant at the Norfolk and Norwich for almost 20 years. He is the lead surgeon for revision knee arthroplasty and remains a member of the on call team in a busy trauma unit.

He is currently a member of the BASK Revision Knee Working Group and chairs the BASK Primary Arthroplasty Group. He has previously been the Deputy TPD for the East Anglia Orthopaedic Rotation and has published work on periprosthetic hip and knee fractures. He remains an Honorary Lecturer at the University of East Anglia.

Speaker, ‘Knee Frailty Trauma’ – BASK 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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Dominic Inman

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon , Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Inman studied medicine at Bristol University and moved to the North-East in 2001 where he undertook higher surgical training in Orthopaedics. He undertook trauma fellowships in Edinburgh and Grenoble, France prior to obtaining his consultant post in Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust in March 2010. 

Mr Inman specialises in hip and knee arthroplasty, knee osteotomy and extremity trauma.

He is the hip fracture lead for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust, and chairs the local hip fracture quality improvement steering group (HIPQIP). 

Northumbria’s HIPQIP has won several national awards for hip fracture care.  In 2016 Northumbria headed up a Scaling up breakthrough series collaborative in hip fracture care working with 5 other UK Trusts to lower mortality following hip fracture across the collaborative. A second HIPQIP collaborative focussing on enhanced nutrition for hip fracture patients launched in 2021.

In 2018, Mr Inman was appointed as Orthopaedic Clinical lead for the National Hip fracture database which is a national clinical audit project commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and managed by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).  It was set up in 2007 and now produces continuous audit data of hip fracture care for all patients treated in hospitals across England, Wales and Northern Ireland with a hip fracture.

Speaker, National Hip Fracture Database – Driving Quality Improvement in Hip Fracture Care and Beyond - NHFD

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Amanda Isaac

Consultant MSK Radiologist, Guys & St Thomas’ Hospital London & Kings College London

Amanda Isaac is an experienced Musculoskeletal Diagnostic & Interventional Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. She is skilled in Spine, Sports Medicine, Skeletal Oncology, and Emergency Medicine. She has a particular interest in Clinical Governance, setting up national guidelines and strategies, multidisciplinary patient care pathways, and healthcare quality improvement projects.

She is Hon Senior Clinical Lecture at King’s College London with a proven track record in academia, and continuous commitment to interdisciplinary translational research, undergraduate and postgraduate education.

She is a founding member of GSTT/KCL hip research team & imaging lead for GSTT Hip, Wrist and Hand services.

She is a member of the Royal College of Radiologists; UK Royal College of Surgeons; Edinburgh British Society of Skeletal Radiologists; European Society of Skeletal Radiology; British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine and International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

Speaker, Doctor - My Joint is Still Painful after Surgery – BIOS 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, Doctor - My Joint is Still Painful 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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Antony Johansen

Consultant Orthogeriatrician, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Antony Johansen was the first UK consultant to be appointed as a full time orthogeriatrician, and has worked in the trauma unit of the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff since 1997. He has championed the specialty of orthogeriatrics; co-authoring the British Orthopaedic Association’s ‘Blue Book’ on Fragility Fracture, and the NICE Guidelines on Hip Fracture. Since 2013 he has been clinical lead for the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) at the Royal College of Physicians, London. As an honorary professor in Cardiff University his research interests embrace the whole field of geriatric medicine, with a focus on quality improvement for older trauma patients.

Speaker, National Hip Fracture Database – Driving Quality Improvement in Hip Fracture Care and Beyond - NHFD

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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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Alan Johnstone

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHS Grampian

Alan qualified from Edinburgh University in 1986, and his registrar training was undertaken in Edinburgh and Aberdeen, during which he undertook a full-time period of laboratory research.
In 1997, he was appointed as Senior Lecturer at Aberdeen University and Honorary Consultant Surgeon and undertook a prestigious combined clinical and research fellowship in North America during this period, representing UK Orthopaedics.

In 2002, he became a Professor at Robert Gordon’s University, Aberdeen and continues to practice as a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic surgeon at NHS Grampian.

Alan introduced arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder & elbow into Aberdeen and has had a major role in modernising Aberdeen’s Trauma Service where he continues to specialise in the treatment of complex trauma and has extensive local, national and international research interests and collaborations. He also supervises Research Fellows undertaking full-time research.
Until recently he was a visiting Professor at the University of Perugia, Italy.
Alan continues to be a Clinical Adviser to a number of Orthopaedic multi-national companies as well as being the Clinical Director of Softcell Medical Ltd, developing a new diagnostic medical device that will have multiple clinical uses.

For the last 15 years he’s been the senior clinical advisor to Scottish Health Innovations Limited, the Innovation wing of NHS Scotland, and was recognised as the Scottish Life Sciences Innovator of the Year in 2012.

 Speaker, ‘Trauma surgery: An update on current concepts and a vision for the future – BTS Revalidation 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

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

Nigel commenced his Consultant Post at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in January 2004. He has a Children’s and Adult Orthopaedic practice and undertakes surgery at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry.

Nigel has a longstanding interest in education. He is an ex FRCS examiner, a member of the BSCOS educational committee and the Regional TPD for trauma and Orthopaedics in the West Midlands. He is a faculty member for NOTSS in the West Midlands.

Co-Chair, ‘Managing Children with MSK Infection- a practical guide to getting it right every time’ - BSCOS

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

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Yuri Kulikov

Specialty Doctor in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Warwick

Mr Kulikov is a Specialty Doctor in Trauma and Orthopaedics with a broad research background and an eye on clinical practice improvement and innovation. He is a passionate proponent of SAS grade development as a career pathway in its own right.

He is particularly interested in Trauma and Orthopaedic research methodology and support of novel research ideas integral to clinical practice. He started career in the Vreden Russian Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics, worked with the Centre for Orthopaedic Biomechanics (University of Bath), Warwick Orthopaedics group, and currently represents recently set up South Warwickshire Orthopaedic Research & Development (SWORD) initiative.

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Rohit Kulkarni

Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Newport

Ro Kulkarni has been a Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon at the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Newport since 2001. He has served on the council of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society for over 15 years and was the President between 2013 -2015. As Chair of the National Orthopaedic Expert Working Group working with NHS Digital, NHS England and NHS Improvement he has led on design and implementation of tariff, coding and HRGs. He works closely as an expert advisor with the National Casemix Office and the Clinical Classifications Service. In 2017 he designed and led on GAPI, a clinically led bottom up costing project, whose results have been implemented into the 19/20 tariff. Working with PbR, Monitor and latterly NHSI and NHSE he has led on producing a yearly, fit for purpose, national tariff. He is also the coding and tariff lead for the BOA. He has led on the development of commissioning guidelines for shoulders and elbows and also has authored the specialised commissioning national definition set chapter 34. Currently he is also involved in the NHSE Evidence Based Interventions project and is a member of the programme board.

Speaker, Practicalities of Coding

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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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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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Professor Sallie Lamb

Associate Dean for Research , Exeter Clinical Trials Unit

Professor Sallie Lamb is the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Medicine and Health and the Mireille Gillings Professor for Health Innovation at the University of Exeter. She is also an Honorary Departmental Professor at the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford. Previously Sallie was Director for Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Foundation Director at the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit and Centre for Rehabilitation Research, University of Oxford and Warwick Clinical Trials Unit. She has a long-standing interest in clinical trials, medical statistics and, rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and chronic conditions.  in older people. She has worked with works with surgeons and other clinicians to develop and deliver pragmatic clinical trial designs that have had a direct and substantial impact on clinical practice and outcomes to capture the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a variety of health interventions. She is the Chief Investigator for a number of trials of rehabilitation interventions. Sallie has served as Board Chair for the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Programme. Sallie is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, Royal Statistical Society, and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and has served as a member of the American Geriatric Society/ British Geriatric Society Fall Guideline Panel and the NICE guideline panel of hip fracture management.

Speaker, BOA Research Committee: Research for Optimising Orthopaedics

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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, Doctor - My Joint is Still Painful after Surgery – BIOS Revalidation Session

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Clare Langley

Hand and Wrist Consultant, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

Clare graduated from the University of Manchester in 2000, having completed a BSc at St Andrews University. She worked as an anatomy demonstrator at Cambridge University and in Orthopaedics in New Zealand before completing Basic and Higher Surgical Training in the Wessex region.

Clare was appointed to the ATP hand fellowship in Oxford in 2016; gaining completion of this, her CCT in Tr and Orth and the Diploma in hand Surgery (Manchester University) in 2017. She completed an AO trauma fellowship in Dussledorf in 2017.

Clare moved with her family to the Midlands to start work as a Hand and Wrist consultant at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire in June 2017. She is currently the educational Lead for the T&O department and lead for the LTFTT in the trust and therefore actively involved in working with the West Midlands deanery. She has a passion for education and service improvement, keeping high quality patient care at the heart of how we work. Her clinical interests are hand trauma and the rheumatoid hand and wrist.

Speaker, Infection of the Hand and Wrist - BSSH

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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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Tracey Loftis

Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Versus Arthritis

Tracey Loftis joined Versus Arthritis (previously Arthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care) as Head of Policy and Public Affairs in November 2011 and leads the charity’s policy, public affairs and campaigning activities. Versus Arthritis is the UK’s largest arthritis charity, and funds research into breakthrough treatments, influences others and ensures that everyone has access to the information, advice and support they need.

Tracey previously worked for Cancer Research UK on parliamentary affairs and previously in Parliament as a MP’s researcher.

Speaker, Elective Care Restart and Recovery: Where are we now and what have we learnt? (BOA Orthopaedic Committee)

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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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Ansar Mahmood

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon , University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Ansar Mahmood is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Birmingham specialising in major trauma, complex fracture care and has a research and clinical interest in wound healing, regenerative medicine, compartment syndrome and use of big data/AI in trauma.

His NHS work is based at the renowned Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham part of University Hospitals Birmingham, NHS Foundation Trust. Ansar is the orthopaedic trauma research lead within the Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM) at the University of Birmingham, the course director and founder of the Major Incident Surgical & Trauma Teams (MISTT) course and trains for the Academy of Regenerative Medicine (UK) as an orthobiologics and ultrasound guided injection educator.

He is the current President of the British Trauma Society (BTS) and an advisor for the National Wound Care Strategy programme commissioned by NHS England. He is also a member Orthopaedic Trauma Society (OTS).

Chair, ‘Trauma surgery: An update on current concepts and a vision for the future – BTS Revalidation Session

Chair, Controversies in FRCS (Tr&Orth) cases– BTS 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).

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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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Jitendra Mangwani

Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester

Jit Mangwani is a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon at University Hospitals of Leicester. He undertook higher specialist training in orthopaedics on the Royal London Hospital rotation. In addition to foot and ankle fellowship in the UK, he undertook travelling fellowship in Amsterdam. He has a keen interest in medical research and education. He is chief investigator for several outcome studies on ankle fractures, Achilles tendon rupture and other foot and ankle conditions. He is principal investigator for several Multi-Centre national studies. He is currently leading British Orthopaedic Foot Aankle Society-James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership project. He has been conferred the title of ‘academic champion and honorary fellow’ by University of Leicester. He serves on the editorial board of several reputable orthopaedic journals. His contribution towards research in foot and ankle conditions has been recognised with several international and national prizes including the Chan Cheng memorial prize and Klenerman prize, the highest awards from British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. 

He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and authored several chapters in books including AO manual of fracture management on Foot and Ankle Trauma. He is passionate about medical education and is involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training. He is regularly invited as a faculty to national and international courses and conferences. He is actively involved in the training and teaching of General Practitioners and Allied Health Professionals. 

Mr Mangwani is Head of Service, Elective Orthopaedics at the UHL. He was appointed as Chair of the Scientific Committee of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society in March 2021 and is an active member of the BOFAS council.

Chair, Foot & Ankle Free Papers

Speaker, Doctor - My joint is still painful after surgery (BIOS Revalidation)

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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

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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

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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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Ian McNab

Consultant Hand Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and John Radcliffe Hospital

Mr McNab trained in Medicine at the London Hospital Medical College and in orthopaedic surgery on the St Bartholomew's Rotation. His hand fellowship training was in Oxford and Melbourne. He was appointed as a Consultant Hand Surgeon at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and John Radcliffe Hospital in 2000.

Clinical Interests: wrist surgery & arthroscopy, complex wrist problems, scaphoid fracture non-unions, vascularised bone flaps, small joint arthroplasty, minimally invasive surgery for Dupuytren’s contracture, hand trauma & fracture fixation.

Academic appointments: Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Oxford, Honorary Lecturer in Clinical Medicine at Wadham College. In 2007 he undertook the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) Stack Travelling Fellowship in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and USA.

Professional positions: Supervisor/Training Head, Oxford Hand Fellowships, Council member BSSH, BOA and BMA UK Council, UK Hand Surgery Diploma Examiner, Chair BMA South Central Regional Council, member BMA Consultants Committee, past Chair AOUK Hand & Wrist Courses.

Mr McNab is a keen supporter of training and of multidisciplinary team working. He was honoured to be elected as President of British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) for 2017-19. He hopes to promote further close working between therapists and hand surgeons at all levels.

Co-Chair, BSSH sessions – Free Papers

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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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Iain McNamara

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon , Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Iain McNamara is a consultant Orthopaedic and trauma surgeon at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. He has a specialist interest in patella instability and receives tertiary referrals for the management of patients with this condition. He works closely with paediatric colleagues in the management of children presenting with patella instability.

Iain trained in sports surgery, and early arthritis intervention at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, and arthroplasty fellowship in Nottingham UK. He took over as lead of the Orthopaedic Research Unit in 2016 and was appointed as an Honorary Professor at University of East Anglia in the same year.

His most recent publications are around the treatment of patella instability, the diagnosis of infected joint replacements and outcome after joint replacement surgery.

Speaker, Infection - Research and Diagnosis

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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 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 educate on the prevention and treatment of cartilage disease worldwide, he is a member of its General Board.

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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 fracture outcomes using routinely collected health data’ – Hunterian Session

Caroline Miller

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, University Hospitals Birmingham

Caroline Miller is an upper limb Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist at University Hospitals Birmingham. She has worked within the Peripheral Nerve Injury unit there since its inception in 2007 and published papers on rehabilitation post nerve injury and its psychological effect. Caroline is also a NIHR funded Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow investigating which outcomes should be measured in brachial plexus injury. In 2017 Caroline co- founded the International Allied Health Professional Brachial Plexus group to facilitate research collaboration and share good practice to improve outcomes for patients. She sits on the executive committee of the ATOCP and co leads the West Midlands branch. 

Speaker, Brachial plexus injury: Living with uncertainty (ATOCP)

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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Katrina Mitchell

Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, HIOW AHP Faculty Programme Lead, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

I have worked as a clinical physiotherapist within the NHS for nearly 20 years specialising in Trauma and Orthopaedics for the last 15 years. My career journey has maintained a clinical route, gaining my Masters in 2016.  I moved into a more managerial role, as co-team lead for the orthopaedic therapies in 2016 and have been fortunate to be part of a dynamic team highlighting the benefits of elective enhanced programme.  More recently I have had the privilege to secure a secondment with the AHP faculty, where I am exposed to a systems approach to workforce development. This role offers exciting opportunities to develop and influence the voice of AHP’s across a region.  Due to my interest and passion in trauma and orthopaedics I joined the executive committee of the Association of Trauma and Orthopaedic Chartered Physiotherapists, where I support the benefit of evidence based practice and the encourage the promoting of small wins.

Speaker, Day Case Hip Surgery - ATOCP

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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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Piers Mitchell

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Peterborough City Hospital

Piers Mitchell works as a children's orthopaedic surgeon at Peterborough City Hospital part of the week, and the remainder undertaking research at the University of Cambridge. He is chair of the BSCOS consensus group on musculosksletal infection in children, and is a member of the BSCOS Research Committee. Piers is chief investigator for an HRA approved 10-year long study of musculoskeletal infection in children, and has 150 publications.

Speaker, ‘Managing Children with MSK Infection- a practical guide to getting it right every time’ - BSCOS

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Khitish Mohanty

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Cardiff & Vale University Health Boards

Mr Khitish Mohanty is an expert is orthopaedic trauma and lower limb arthroplasty surgery. Since 2004 he has been working as a Consultant at the Cardiff & Vale University Health Boards. He also has practicing privileges at the Nuffield Health Cardiff and Vale Hospital and the Spire Hospital, Cardiff. Mr Mohanty is fellowship trained in complex trauma and pelvic and acetabular injury and provides a tertiary referral service for pelvic and acetabular fractures for South East Wales. Mr Mohanty specialises in other complex limb trauma and post- traumatic reconstruction. Mr Mohanty’s elective practice is based at the University Hospital of Llandough andhe carries out a high volume of hip and knee replacements. He also specialises in elective conditions of the pelvis including post-pregnancy pelvic conditions. Mr Mohanty specialises in minimally invasive surgery of sacroiliac joint and is known to be an opinion leader in that particular condition. Mr Mohanty has approximately fourteen years experience in preparing medico-legal reports as a professional expert. Mr Mohanty is an honorary senior lecturer at Cardiff University and is currently the Training Programme Director of the Welsh Higher Surgical Orthopaedic Training Programme. Mr Mohanty has numerous peer reviewed publications in both trauma and elective orthopaedic surgery and teaches in prestigious courses including AO Advances course.

Speaker, Controversies in FRCS (Tr&Orth) cases (BTS Revalidation)

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Fergal Monsell

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Hospital for Children Bristol

Fergal Monsell has been a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal Hospital for Children Bristol since 2005. He is involved in education at all levels, is Visiting Professor at Cardiff University and Director of the Avon Centre for Musculoskeletal Education. Has an active clinical research portfolio and is widely published.

Speaker, Celebrating Outliers: Diversity & Inclusion – Diversity

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Alan Montgomery

Director, Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit

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

Speaker, BOA Research Committee: Research for Optimising Orthopaedics

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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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Marina Morgan

Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital

Consultant medical microbiologist Royal Devon & Exeter hospital, and honorary medical adviser to the Lee Spark NF Foundation who help and support victims of NF and their families .

My interests are complex orthopaedic infetcions and exotoxin related infections (NF toxic shock PVL -Staph aureus).   

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Rhidian Morgan-Jones

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Rhidian trained in Cardiff at the University of Wales College of Medicine as it was then, qualifying in 1989.  He returned as a Consultant in late 2000.  His training rotation was between Oswestry and Stoke-on-Trent and included fellowships in Johannesburg and Sydney.  

Mr Morgan-Jones runs a National and International service for the management of infected total knee replacement, re-revision knee replacement, chronic osteomyelitis, non-unions and lower limb reconstruction. He undertakes young adult and complex primary knee replacement along with revision arthroscopy and revision ACL surgery. He is a former elected BOA trustee and serves on several national committees working on infection and revision knee services.

Co-Chair, Infection - Research and Diagnosis

Chair, Infection - General Clinical

Chair, Infection/COVID-19 Free Papers

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Mario Morgenstern

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland

Mario Morgenstern is orthopaedic surgeon at the Centre for Musculoskeletal Infections in the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland.

He received his academic degree as lecturer (Habilitation “Priv. Doz.”) from the University Basel in 2019. Beside his clinical work he is heading the clinical research unit at the Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery at the University Hospital Basel.

Mario was trained in orthopaedics at the Trauma Centre Murnau in southern Germany. Since he performed a research fellowship at the AO Research Institute Davos in 2012, his main field of interest are musculoskeletal infections. He kept a close research collaboration with the AO Research Institute and is involved in various clinical and pre-clinical research projects. Beside the AO Clinical Priority Program Bone Infection, he is involved in the Fracture-related Infection Consensus Group that is endorsed by the AO Foundation and European Bone and Joint infection Society.

In 2017 he was given the opportunity to increase his clinical knowledge in bone reconstruction and surgical treatment of bone infections during a visiting fellowship at the Oxford Bone Infection Unit.

Speaker, Infection - General Clinical

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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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Yulanda Myint

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Yulanda Myint qualified from Southampton Medical School in 2009 and completed basic surgical training in Wessex deanery, then higher surgical training on the East Midlands North rotation. She was awarded CCST in 2019 and undertook her Foot & Ankle fellowship at the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry. 

During her training, she completed an MSc in Trauma Surgery from Swansea, and travelling fellowships to trauma units at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston and Shock Trauma, Baltimore. 

She was appointed as a full time Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon to Nottingham in 2020, specialising in Foot & Ankle Surgery. She is on the trauma rota at the East Midlands MTC at the Queens Medical Centre.

Her areas of specialist interest include the treatment of complex foot and ankle injuries, deformity and post-traumatic reconstruction. 

She is actively involved in teaching and training for the EMN rotation and is a faculty member on a number of national FRCS (Tr&Orth) revision courses and the Chesterfield Clinical Examination Course. 

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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

Simon Newman

Consultant Hip Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre Oxford

Simon is a Consultant Hip Surgeon at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford. Simon read medicine at the University of Southampton before higher surgical training in orthopaedics on the Northwest London rotation.

Simon has a strong academic background having completed a PhD at Imperial College London.  He is co-lead of the Oxford Hip and Knee Fellowship programme, providing advanced training to orthopaedic surgeons from the UK and abroad before they take up Consultant positions.

His clinical practice focusses on hip replacement, revision hip replacement and hip preservation (keyhole surgery and bone realignment).

Speaker, Overview of ATOCP Presentations - ATOCP

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Benjamin Ollivere

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

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

Chair, 360 Revalidation Upper Limb, Trauma and Paediatrics (BJ360)

Speaker, ‘Controversial FRCS (Tr&Orth) cases’ – BTS Revalidation Session

Speaker, 'Current management of adult proximal humeral fractures' (BESS Revalidation)

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Julian Owen

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Cambridge University Hospitals

Following pre-clinical and clinical training at Trinity Hall and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, I spent my junior doctor years in Southampton, Birmingham and Oswestry, followed by the SW Thames Training Program. My fellowship year was with Marvin Tile at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto.

I’ve been a consultant at Cambridge University Hospitals since 2000. My Clinical work has consolidated to elective knee, hip and revision hip surgery.

I’ve spent several years in management roles at CUH including T&O Speciality Lead and CD, MSK. Currently I am MSK Clinical Lead for the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough ICS and NHS Improvement, Orthopaedics Joint Clinical Lead, EoE. I served as BODS President 2018-2020 attending BOA Council and as recent Past President I am currently a member of the BOA Orthopaedic Committee.

Speaker, Key topics for those interested in orthopaedic leadership issues in 2022 and beyond - British Orthopaedic Directors Society (BODS)

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Ian Pallister

Professor of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Swansea University, Swansea University Hospital

His clinical interests include Major trauma: damage control resuscitation and the response to injury, complex fractures, pelvic and acetabular trauma, Open fractures, skills education and evaluation

He is Director of the MSc Trauma Surgery Programme and has a major interest in the teaching of technical skills and in the clinical and simulated environment, along with immersive simulation for time critical emergency training.

Speaker, ‘Controversial FRCS (Tr&Orth) cases’ – BTS Revalidation Session

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Radhakant Pandey

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester

Radhakant Pandey is working as a Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedic surgery at University Hospitals of Leicester since 2001. His special interest is shoulder and elbow surgery, which forms most of his elective and trauma  work. He has particular interest in fractures around the shoulder and has published and presented research at various forums on this subject. He has over 40 publications and is one of the organisers of the yearly Leicester shoulder trauma symposium.

Speaker, Current management of adult proximal humeral fractures (BESS Revalidation)

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Javad Parvizi

James Edward Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine and the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute in Philadelphia, PA, USA

Javad Parvizi is the James Edward Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine and the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute in Philadelphia, PA. His area of interest in research includes the prevention and diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infections and venous thromboembolism following orthopaedic procedures. Dr. Parvizi has published over 800 scientific articles and travels extensively across the world to give lectures related to his area of expertise.

Speaker, Infection - Research and Diagnosis

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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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Derek Pegg

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

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

Speaker, COVID-19 - the extent of the impact on the orthopaedic sector  - NJR

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Daniel Perry

Associate Professor of Children’s Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Oxford

Daniel Perry PhD, FRCS (Orth) is an Associate Professor of Children’s Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Oxford, NIHR Clinician Scientist and a Consultant Children's Orthopaedic Surgeon Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.  

Dan’s major research interests are in epidemiology and effectiveness research. He has developed nationwide collaborative cohorts, clinical trials and is experienced in the analysis of existing (routine) datasets. He has over £7m of grants, including the NIHR British Orthopaedic Surgery Surveillance (BOSS) Study, the NIHR FORCE, SCIENCE and now CRAFFT Study.

Dan is a member of the NIHR HTA Commissioning Board and Paediatric Editor of the Bone and Joint Journal. He also sits on the research committee of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA), the research committee of BSCOS (British Society for Children's Orthopaedic Surgery). Dan is the clinical lead for hip screening within Public Health England.

Speaker, 360 Revalidation Lower Limb, Spines and Paediatrics

 

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Tim Petheram

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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Hayley Price

Falls & Deconditioning Specialist Physiotherapist, Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust

Hayley Price is the falls and deconditioning specialist Physiotherapist in the patient safety team at Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust. Hayley has been working in the NHS for just over four years and throughout that time has rotated across acute and community settings before specialising in Orthopedics prior to moving to the patient safety team. 

Hayley is also the chair of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) South Central Regional Network and is a member of the CSP employment committee. She is passionate about public health, the growth of AHP as leaders and encouraging leadership opportunities at all levels. 

Speaker, ‘Pre-op triage system for elective non weight bearing foot and ankle patients to aid day of surgery discharge and prevent prolonged inpatient stays, ATOCP

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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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Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran

Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India

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

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

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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, Doctor - My Joint is Still Painful after Surgery – BIOS Revalidation Session

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Mike Reed

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, North of England

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

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

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

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

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

Ian Rees

Manager Inspectorate Strategy & Innovation, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

Ian joined the MHRA as a GMP inspector in 2001, prior to this Ian was a GMP inspector with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate for 2 years and before this worked for a start‑up biopharmaceutical firm for 14 years.

In 2004, Ian became an Operations Manager responsible for the team of GMP inspectors based in London and was promoted to Expert GMP Inspector in 2006.  In August 2014 Ian became the Unit Manager Inspectorate Strategy and Innovation where he manages a team of Expert Inspectors and leads the development of the Inspectorate strategy across all GXP disciplines.

Between 2008 and 2015, Ian was the MHRA representative on the EMA’s GMDP Inspectors Working Group which has as its key responsibility the development and maintenance of EU GMP and GDP. During this time Ian also attended the European Commission’s National Competent Authority meetings on Blood and Blood Components. Prior to EU Exit, Ian was involved in the European Commission’s work on evaluation of the blood and tissues and cells legislation and a Joint Action to facilitate the development of a common and optimal approach to assess and authorize preparation processes in blood and tissues establishments.

Ian has been part of the MHRA team behind the Innovation Office and the UK cross‑regulatory Regulatory Advice Service for Regenerative Medicines (the ‘One Stop Shop’) which include HTA, HRA, HFEA, DEFRA, HSE, NICE and MHRA. These provide advice and guidance to individuals and organisations developing innovative medicines, medical devices or using novel manufacturing processes. Ian currently leads a project developing a new medicines manufacturing framework for point of care products under the Medicines and Medical Devices Act.

Speaker, Biological Injectables for OA: What, when and why? - Injectables

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Nicholas Riley

Consultant Orthopaedic Hand & Wrist Surgeon , Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Nick qualified from St. Barts and the Royal London School of Medicine in 2001. He undertook his early post-graduate training in London and at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, before completing his senior Orthopaedic training in the Oxford deanery.

He was awarded the Oxford Hand Surgery Fellowship and benefited from visiting fellowships to the Mayo Clinic and the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He obtained the Diploma in Hand Surgery from Manchester University in 2016 and was subsequently appointed as a Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. 

Chair, Infection of the Hand and Wrist - BSSH

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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

Jon Room

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

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

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

Speaker, Can a brief behavioural assessment and tailored exercise adherence strategies improve adherence to exercise for older people with musculoskeletal conditions? A feasibility randomised controlled trial - ATOCP

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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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Bibhas Roy

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Manchester University Foundation Trust

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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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Philippa Rust

Consultant Orthopaedic Hand and Wrist Surgeon, St John’s Hospital, Livingston, Lothian and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Edinburgh University

Philippa Rust is a Consultant Orthopaedic Hand and Wrist Surgeon at St John’s Hospital, Livingston, Lothian and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Edinburgh University. The focus of her practice is osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis affecting the hand, wrist pathology including arthroscopic surgery and TFCC tears, and post-traumatic reconstruction of joints, tendons and nerves of the hand and wrist. She undertook her clinical fellowships in London, Melbourne and Brisbane, learning from internationally respected Hand Surgeons. She was one of the first two hand surgeons in the UK to gain the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) Diploma of Hand Surgery in 2007.

She gained an MD (Doctor of Medicine) from University College London, writing a thesis on tissue engineering of bone and continues to have a research interest in tissue engineering, with one completed and two current co-supervised PhD students in the Paxton Lab at University of Edinburgh. Since becoming a consultant, she has supervised 7 MSc student dissertations in Anatomy, University of Edinburgh, researching ligamentous structure at the basal thumb and wrist joints, biomechanics of the wrist and how surgery affects this. She has supervised 3 BSc student project looking at dart throwers motion of the wrist. She has published over 36 research publications and has been awarded multiple research grants.

Philippa is the Educational Supervisor for Core Trainees in the department and is a member of the Core Surgical and South East Scotland Orthopaedic Training Committee. Having noticed gaps in training courses, she co-founded of The Imperial FRCS(Orth) Revision Course (2007), established the Edinburgh Advanced Cadaveric Wrist Course (2019) and is director of the Edinburgh Hand Surgery Course. She was Tutor of the Year (2018) for the RCSEd/ University of Edinburgh ChM.

She is married with a young son, lives in Edinburgh and enjoy getting out into the outdoors, and especially hillwalking.  My other interests include gardening, the theatre (when open!) and being an enthusiastic member of a somewhat unruly bookclub!

Chair, BSSH sessions – Free Papers

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Amir Qureshi

Consultant Knee Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton

Mr Amir Qureshi is a Consultant Knee Surgeon and Limb Reconstruction Specialist at the University Hospital Southampton

Speaker, Current Management of Osteomyelitis (BLRS Revalidation)

Speaker, Limb Reconstruction Review and Free Paper Session (BLRS)

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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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Kiran Sachane

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, NHS Lothian Hospitals in Edinburgh

Dr Kiran Sachane works as a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at NHS Lothian Hospitals in Edinburgh. He works in a multidisciplinary team set up on Biopsychosocial model in lothian pain team. He is qualified in Anaesthesia before becoming professionally trained as a Consultant in Pain Medicine and has worked in hospitals both in the UK and India. He completed a prestigious fellowship at the world-renowned centre for pain management, Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool. 

He specialises in musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain of either single or multiple origin providing a personalised, holistic approach as well as performing interventional procedures when necessary to provide package of pain management. Kiran uses targeted nerve techniques with ultrasound/ X-ray to promote a prompt and speedy recovery.

Dr Sachane regularly teaches trainees and other medical personnel at local and national conferences. He is also a keen researcher and involved in researching new forms of neuromodulation as well as medicines for the long-term treatment of neuropathy/pain.

Speaker, Doctor - My joint is still painful after surgery (BIOS Revalidation)

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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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Anish Sanghrajka

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals

Anish Sanghrajka is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals, with an exclusively paediatric practice and a special interest in paediatric limb reconstruction.  A former trainee on the Royal London Hospital Trauma & Orthopaedic program, he then completed specialist fellowships in Paediatric Orthopaedics & Paediatric Limb Reconstruction in Sydney, London and Sheffield.  He has previously been awarded the BSCOS international travelling fellowship, visiting Limb reconstruction centres in Baltimore and Palm Beach. 

He has served as a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society and was the Orthopaedic representative on the committee of the UK Skeletal Dysplasia Group. He is a member of the Education Committee of the British Society of Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery and has recently joined the faculty for the AO paediatric trauma group.  He has a number of presentations & publications (papers and book chapters) in Children’s Orthopaedics.

Chair, ‘Managing Children with MSK Infection- a practical guide to getting it right every time’ - BSCOS

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Daniël Saris

Consultant Knee Surgeon, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

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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Adrian Sayers

NJR statistical analysis team, University of Bristol

Dr Adrian Sayers is a Senior Research Fellow in Medical Statistics at the University of Bristol. He is based with the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol and is currently the chairman of the ISAR benchmarking working group. He has held an MRC Research Fellowship and honorary NJR research Fellowship. He is also part of the University of Bristol Lot 2 contract team that delivers statistical analysis for the National Joint Registry.

Adrian was awarded a scholarship to train in medical statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and his primary research interests include statistical methods associated with analysing registry data. This includes probabilistic linkage methods, multi-level modelling, PROMs and implant benchmarking.

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Speaker, COVID-19 - the extent of the impact on the orthopaedic sector - NJR

Matt Scarborough

Queens University Belfast

Matt Scarborough graduated from Queens University Belfast.  Early post graduate experience included medical education and refugee camp relief work in the Middle East.  He returned to the UK to complete specialist training in London and Oxford before travelling to Malawi to work on bacterial meningitis.  He now works in Oxford where his time is split between clinical infection work, general medicine and research.  Current academic interests include the use of local antibiotics in bone and joint infection, a potential infective aetiology of back pain, and the management of Staph. aureus bacteraemia.

Speaker, Definition of infection – Infection Introduction

Speaker, Infection - Research and Diagnosis

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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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Sharon Scott

Clinical Director for Orthopaedic Trauma, Liverpool University Hospital NHSFT

Sharon is the Clinical Director for Orthopaedic Trauma at Liverpool University Hospital NHSFT and is a full-time trauma surgeon.

As well as participating in the Major Trauma rota, she has an interest in the surgical management of poly trauma patients and injuries to the pelvis and chest. She is on the Examiners panel for the FRCS (T&O) and enjoys teaching, including being faculty for AO and the Royal College Damage Control Orthopaedic Trauma Course.

She is a clinical member of the National Clinical Reference Group for Major Trauma and Burns and as such, has been involved in updating the Adult Major Trauma Centres Quality Indicators and the Best Practice Tariff for Major Trauma. 

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family; including four children, walking her dog, and cooking. Her most recent challenge is to run the London Marathon in October 2021, raising money for Barnados.

Speaker, Your Network Needs You! (OTS Revalidation)

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Ashley Scrimshire

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

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

Speaker, Quality Improvement for Surgical Teams (QIST)

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Suddhajit (Jit) Sen

Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon, Isle of Man

Jit is a fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Hand surgeon, working in the Isle of Man. He is passionate about surgical education and promoting cultural competence in the NHS. 

Jit is a keen fitness enthusiast and a passionate landscape photographer.

Speaker, Celebrating Outliers: Diversity & Inclusion – Diversity

Nikil Shah

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wrightington Hospital, Wigan

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

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

Speaker, Doctor - My joint is still painful after Surgery - BIOS

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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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Rohit Shetty

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Whittington Hospital, London

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

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

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

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

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

Chair, Spines Free Papers

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Uttam Shiralkar

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Worcestershire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust & University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation

Mr Uttam Shiralkar MS, FRCS, MRCPsych is a man of many talents. He worked as a surgeon in the UK, India and the USA for over 15 years before entering the field of psychological medicine and is currently a Consultant at Worcestershire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. He developed a particular interest on how a surgeon’s psychology could have an impact on clinical outcomes and this has led to an impressive academic portfolio, the creation of the course ‘Ergonomics for Surgeons’ and him authoring fantastic and insightful books; Surgeon, Heal Thyself: Optimising Surgical Performance by Managing Stress, Smart Surgeons Sharp Decisions: Cognitive Skills to avoid errors and achieve results, Cognitive Simulation: Techniques to enhance surgical skills etc. Mr Shiralkar is in a unique place to advise and help other surgeons and we know that his guest lecture on how to “thrive not just survive” will be invaluable and one you do not want to miss!

Speaker, Back to the Future: The Road to Recovery - BOTA Revalidation

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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, Doctor - My Joint is Still Painful after Surgery – BIOS Revalidation Session

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Kriti Singhania

Specialist Registrar, East of England Rotation

Kriti Singhania is currently a Specialist Registrar in the East of England. She is the current BOTA Vice President and is also part of the East of England Trainee Committee. She has a subspecialist interest in Hand Surgery and hence has been involved in co-chairing some of the Pulvertaft International Webinars. She is passionate about medical education and is a keen advocate of Diversity and Inclusivity within Orthopaedic Surgery; leading on the Culture and Diversity working group for BOTA. She is currently in the process of editing JOINT 2020-21 – so watch this space!

Co-Chair, Back to the Future: The Road to Recovery - BOTA Revalidation

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John Skinner

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at RNOH Stanmore, Vice President, BOA

John Skinner is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at RNOH Stanmore with a special interest in hip and knee replacement surgery. He is on the Editorial Board of the BJJ. John is the Vice President of the BOA and has represented the Association at high level discussions with NHS England and other stakeholders on elective care.

Chair, Joint Ventures (Robert Jones Lecture)

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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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Sarah Stapley

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

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

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

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

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

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

Convenor, Medical Student Session

Speaker, Celebrating Outliers: Diversity & Inclusion

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Arthur Stephen

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton

Arthur is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the University Hospitals of Derby & Burton.  He graduated from UCH & Middlesex Hospitals School of Medicine and then did his higher training in Mid Trent and Brisbane, Australia. He is currently the Divisional Medical Director for the surgical division at UHDB and has been a Trustee of the BOA for the last two years. 

Like all regions, the East Midlands has a huge backlog of work post pandemic and Arthur is one of the clinicians sitting on the planned care delivery board. 

His primary clinical interest is lower limb arthroplasty and in particular primary and revision hip surgery

Speaker, Elective Care Restart and Recovery: Where are we now and what have we learnt? (BOA Orthopaedic Committee)

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Hamish Simpson

Harrison Law Chair of Orthopaedics and Trauma, University of Edinburgh

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

Chair, BOA Research Committee: Research for Optimising Orthopaedics

Speaker, Elective Care Restart and Recovery: Where are we now and what have we learnt? (BOA Orthopaedic Committee)

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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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Hiro Tanaka

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

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

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

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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

I am a full time Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Medway Maritime Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 2006.  I specialize in the management of problems related to the Hand/wrist and Elbow/ Shoulder. My practice is solely related to these areas. I qualified at the Nair Hospital Mumbai India and after my post-graduate training in Mumbai pursued higher specialist training in the UK in Liverpool, Sheffield (Registrar rotation) and Wrightington Hospital (Hand Surgery fellow). I attained a CCST in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2005. My fellowship training took place at the Mayo Clinic USA and Kings College London. I am currently the Patient Safety and Governance lead for the department.  I actively run courses for training Registrars & participate in the National panel of StR recruitment. I am the recipient of four Clinical excellence Awards.

My research interests centre on Hand and Upper limb Surgery with 21 international peer reviewed papers, 2 book chapters and in excess of 100 national and international presentations. I received the SIROT Gregory Mundy award for my cadaver work in distal radioulnar joint & its classification. I have pioneered work in high volume hydrodistension technique for frozen shoulder featuring on national ITV and developed a minimally invasive technique for carpal tunnel surgery and stiff finger joints.  

I am the current President of the British Indian Orthopaedic Society, South East Representative of British Elbow and Shoulder Society and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christchurch University Kent. I am a Visiting Academic at Imperial College London and Medical Student Examiner and Supervisor to year 4/5 Students. My memberships include those of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow, British Society for Surgery of the Hand, British Elbow & Shoulder Society, the BOA and AAOS  

Chair, ‘Doctor -My joint is still painful after Surgery’ – BIOS Session

Chair, ‘Doctor - My joint is still painful after Surgery’ – 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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Andrew Toms

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

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

He completed the Adult Reconstruction Fellowship in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia.

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

Co-Chair, 'An update on the current status of robotic surgery in the UK (RCS Digital & Robotic Group)'

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Jayesh Trivedi

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital

Jayesh Trivedi is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a clinical practice exclusively involving treatment of spinal conditions. He has been a consultant spinal surgeon at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital since 2001. Since 2005, he has been the head of the Spinal Department at Oswestry. In 2009, he took up the post of head of Scoliosis surgery at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool.

His speciality interests include treatment of: Degenerative spinal conditions including lower back pain and neck pain, disc herniations causing sciatica and arm pain, lumbar canal stenosis, spinal deformities in children and adults including scoliosis and kyphosis, spinal fractures and tumours of the spine.

Chair, BASS/BSS - Spine Revalidation

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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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Julia Trusler

Director of Policy and Programmes, British Orthopaedic Association

Julia Trusler has worked at the British Orthopaedic Association for the past nine years, and been involved in a wide range of issues and activities across the orthopaedic landscape. As Director of Policy and Programmes she oversees the work of the BOA committees and the projects they undertake. Through the COVID-19 pandemic she has represented the BOA at meetings of NHSEngland, ARMA (the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance) and with other relevant stakeholder bodies, and overseen the production of a wide variety of resources and guidance documents by the BOA for the membership as well as the public and patients. She has a degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Cambridge as well as a Masters in Medical Ethics and Law, and has spent her career in the health/biosciences non-profit sector.

Speaker, Your Network Needs You! - OTS Revalidation

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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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Rajat Verma

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, Salford Royal Hospital and Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

Rajat Verma is a consultant spinal surgeon based at Salford Royal Hospital and Royal Manchester Children's Hospital where he sees referrals from general practitioners and complex spinal referrals from other surgeons.

His expertise includes dealing with back pain and the various problems associated with the degenerative spine. He is trained to perform microdiscectomy, microdecompression, various fusion techniques and instrumentation of the spine. He completed his higher surgical training in the Northwest and did a fellowship in complex spinal surgery under the supervision of Dr R W Gaines Jr. MD at the prestigious Columbia Regional Hospital, University of Missouri USA. During his time there he learned techniques of dealing with complex spinal problems. He has had papers published in peer reviewed journals and has research interests in spinal deformity and degenerative back conditions.

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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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Michael Whitehouse

Professor Trauma and Orthopaedics, University of Bristol

Mike is a Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics at the University of Bristol. His research focuses on the outcomes of hip and knee replacement, adverse events, hip fracture, open fractures, cartilage damage and major trauma. He employs a wide range of research methodologies including multicentre randomised controlled trials, first-in-human trials, analysis of large routinely collected healthcare datasets, evidence synthesis, qualitative methods and health economics. He leads the core analyses for the NJR lot 2 contract for Statistical Analysis, Support and Associated Services and is PI on two current NIHR HTA grants (SISMIC and RUBICON). Mike has published over 190 peer reviewed papers and in the last 3 years obtained grant funding of £3.7 million as lead and a further £4.3 million as co-applicant. He sits on the British Orthopaedic Association and British Hip Society research committees and is the NIHR CRN Trauma and Emergencies lead for the West of England.

Speaker, 360 Revalidation Lower Limb, Spines and Paediatrics – BJ360

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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

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Tim Wilton

NJR Medical Director and Interim Chairman, NJR

Tim Wilton trained at Oxford and at UCH medical school and in Orthopaedics at Nottingham, Harlow Wood, Derby and South Wales with travelling fellowships in N America, Strasbourg, Bern and Ljubljana. He has an entirely elective practice in lower limb arthroplasty and has specialised in knee replacement and knee revision surgery for the last 30 years. He has a lifetime personal experience of over 2,500 hip and 3,500 knee replacements.

Tim teaches widely on technical aspects of knee replacement and has been invited lecturer throughout the world and at the major European, North American and International Knee Surgery organisations.

Tim has been President of the BOA and of BASK, and Chairman of the Bone and Joint Journal.

He is Medical Director of the NJR and currently interim NJR Chairman.                                         

Chair, The Impact of COVID-19 - Tackling Infection - NJR