Speakers

The theme for the BOA Virtual Congress 2020 is ‘Working Together’, with an exciting programme comprising of live and pre-recorded sessions.  

Live Sessions

T&O and COVID-19: the good, the bad and the future

Bob Handley

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Bob Handley

Vice President

Bob Handley is a Consultant on the Trauma Service at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for 25 years. He is currently the Vice-President of the BOA, and is a Past President of the Orthopaedic Trauma Society and AOUK. Bob co-chaired two NICE guideline development groups related to fractures, and is National Clinical Lead for GIRFT Orthopaedic Trauma.

 

Professor Keith Willett

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Professor Keith Willett

Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, University of Oxford

Professor Keith Willett CBE, FRCS, FRCS(Ed)

Professor Keith Willett is the National Director for Emergency Planning and Incident Response to NHS England and NHS Improvement and is the Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at the University of Oxford. An NHS consultant surgeon for 28 years he has extensive experience of trauma care, driving service transformation and healthcare management. He has taught surgery and leadership extensively across the NHS and internationally.

In 2003 he founded the Kadoorie Centre for Critical Care Research and Education focusing on the treatment of critically ill and injured patients. He was the co-founder of the unique 24-hour consultant-resident Oxford Trauma Service at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford in 1994. Building on that model, in 2009 he was appointed the first National Clinical Director for Trauma Care to the Department of Health and was charged with developing and implementing government policy across the NHS to radically improve the care of older people with fragility hip fractures and to establish Regional Trauma Networks and Major Trauma Centres. By 2012 both re-organisations and care pathways were successfully in place and are now credited with marked improvement in patient care and survival.

From 2012 he held the NHS Medical Director role for oversight of acute NHS services ranging from pre-hospital and ambulance services, emergency departments, urgent surgery, acute medicine, children’s and maternity, armed forces, and health and justice services and national major incidents through the years of austerity and led the transformation of the urgent and emergency care services in England. He was awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Years Honour’s List in 2016 for services to the NHS.

In December 2018 he was appointed the Strategic Commander to prepare the NHS to leave the EU. Then in January 2020 took on the SRO as NHS England’s Strategic Incident Director for the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Professor Chris Moran

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Professor Chris Moran

Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, Nottingham University Hospital

Chris is a full-time trauma surgeon with a special interest in polytrauma, complex fractures and the treatment of nonunions.  He has a busy on-call commitment for emergency care of trauma and continues as a Trauma Team Leader.

He has chaired regional and national clinical advisory groups for the development of Major Trauma Networks throughout England and has also authored many scientific papers, clinical guidelines and protocols on the management of complex trauma.

Chris also has a long-term interest in the management of older patients with fragility fractures. He is co-chair of the National Hip Fracture Database and co-authored audit standards for hip fracture care that have become the basis for best practice.

Chris believes that NHS-England should provide  comprehensive trauma care including children, adults and older people, from the point of injury through treatment, rehabilitation and a return to work or education.

 

Andrew Bennett

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Andrew Bennett

National Clinical Director MSK

MCSP MMACP BSc(HONS), PGcert, PGdip, MSc

Andrew is National Clinical Director for Musculoskeletal Conditions for NHS England and Improvement, with an overarching vision to promote best life-long musculoskeletal health within all communities and an aim to enable the sustained delivery of evidence informed high quality personalised healthcare of value to all. He is also a Consultant Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist within Sutton Health and Care Alliance hosted by Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust providing clinical leadership for a community musculoskeletal service.

 

Professor Tim Briggs

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Professor Timothy Briggs CBE

National Clinical Director for Clinical Quality and Efficiency

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 Phil Turner

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Phil Turner

Immediate Past President, BOA

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.

 

 

Howard Steel Lecture

Professor Ed Hawkins MBE

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Professor Ed Hawkins MBE

Climate Scientist

Professor Ed Hawkins MBE is a climate scientist in the National Centre for Atmospheric Science at the University of Reading, and a Lead Author for the upcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 6th Assessment Report. His research examines how and why the climate has changed since the industrial revolution, and how it may change over the coming decades. Ed actively engages with a variety of audiences about climate change, especially through novel graphical visualisations such as the Warming Stripes (www.showyourstripes.info) and was awarded an MBE in 2019 for services to climate science and science communication. He also leads WeatherRescue.org – a citizen science project involving thousands of volunteers – which is recovering millions of lost Victorian-era weather observations from hand-written archives and turning them into invaluable digital data.

 

 

Elective Orthopaedics Re-Start After COVID-19: Prioritising Patients, Assessing Risks, Considerations for Consent

Jonathan Howell

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Jonathan Richard Howell

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and BHS President, Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre

I qualified in medicine in 1991 from King’s College in London. As a medical student I joined the Royal Air Force Medical Branch with whom I trained as a junior surgeon, gaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1996.
After leaving the RAF, I did my registrar training in the South West, including six months out of programme to do research with Professor Robin Ling OBE that led to an MSc degree in Orthopaedic Engineering, awarded by Cardiff University.
After completing my FRCS (Tr&Orth), I moved with my wife Alison and three children Gregory, Emily and Jessica, to Vancouver, to undertake a fellowship in complex and revision lower limb arthroplasty at the University of British Columbia. On my return to the UK in 2003 I moved back to Exeter where I completed a further fellowship in hip and knee surgery.
I was appointed as a consultant in the Exeter Hip Unit in 2004, and I now specialise in complex and revision hip surgery. I take an active role in research and writing, continuing to publish in peer reviewed journals and contributing to orthopaedic texts.
I became Clinical Director of Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, Exeter in 2018 and I have been on the Executive of the British Hip Society since 2011. I have the honour of being the current President of the BHS.
 

 

Professor Andrew Price

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Professor Andrew Price

Consultant Knee Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford

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.

Fellow of Worcester College (Tutor for Graduate Entry Medical Studies).

President of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee. Member of the UK National Joint Registry Steering Committee.

 

Mr Andrew Hamer

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Andrew Hamer

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, President-Elect of the British Hip Society, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Andy Hamer is a full time arthroplasty surgeon in the Lower Limb Arthroplasty unit at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield. He is currently President Elect of the British Hip Society. He has an MD from the University of Sheffield in Allograft bone research and is active in research in the field of hip arthroplasty. He has a background in surgical training and examination, being a trustee of the nationally renowned Cavendish Hip Fellowship, a previous member for the SAC and a FRCS(T+O) examiner.

 

Vikas Khanduja

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Vikas Khanduja

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, 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 100 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 Vice President, 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 Associate Editor to the Bone and Joint Journal.

 

Andrew Porteous

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Andrew Porteous

Consultant Orthopaedic 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).

He holds a Masters degree in Orthopaedic Engineering, with a thesis on meniscal repair techniques. He has been awarded the BASK President’s Medal and has received awards nationally and in Europe for knee research. He is an editorial board member of The Knee journal and is a reviewer for the British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, as well as the European journal of Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy.

 

Professor Dominic Meek

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Professor Dominic Meek

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

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 Glasgow complex young hip and revision, periprosthetic joint infection and fractures arthroplasty service.

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 editorial secretary for the BHS.

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. 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 Jonny and 2 dogs.

 

Professor Tim Board

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Professor Tim Board

Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon, Centre for Hip Surgery, Wrightington Hospital

Tim Board is a Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon working at the Centre for Hip Surgery at Wrightington Hospital. He is also a Visiting Professor in Orthopaedics at the University of Manchester and an Honorary Professor at Salford University.

He is fellowship trained in dealing with complex hip and knee problems including primary and revision arthroplasty. He was appointed as a Consultant in 2007 and has developed a special interest in treating young patients with arthritis and also treating patients who have problems after operations and dealing with revision surgery of the hip and knee.

He also has an interest in dealing with hip impingement using the latest arthroscopic surgical techniques.

He has a strong interest in research and undertook an MD at the University of Manchester investigating bone grafting techniques in revision hip surgery. He has presented at many national and international meetings and has published more than 50 papers and contributed to many textbooks. 

Tim has also been appointed as Associate Editor for the journal Hip International, the official journal of the European Hip Society. The publication is the only journal worldwide to focus solely on hip surgery.

 

Professor Tim Cook

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Professor Tim Cook

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Royal United Hospital, Bath
Honorary Professor of Anaesthesia University of Bristol
Director of National Audit Projects
College Advisor on Airway.

I work in Bath and am a full time DGH consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine.

I have been fortunate to have been centrally involved in five Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) National Audit Projects learning from major complications of anaestheia: as clinical lead for NAP3 and 4 (NAP3 - epidurals/spinal anaesthesia, NAP4 - airway management) and as co-lead and director of the program for NAP5-7 (NAP5 - accidental awareness during general anaesthesia – undoubtedly the most ‘patient facing’ of all NAPs to date - NAP6 - perioperative anaphylaxis and NAP7- perioperative cardiac arrest which will launch in May 2021). These big projects involve the nation’s anaesthetists collaborating to shine a light on patient-centred aspects of anaesthetic practice and safety. They are a form of professional-citizen science and are recognised to have changed the landscape of UK anaesthesia clinical practice and anaesthesia research engagement. 

Like many colleagues I have an overall interest in improving safety and quality in anaesthesia and intensive care using a bottom up approach. I have been honoured to be awarded the RCoA Macintosh Professorship 2012-13, the Difficult Airway Society Professorship 2014, an honorary Professorship in Bristol University and several other prizes for which I am grateful and humbled.

During the COVID-19 pandemic I spent several months working from home, during which time I kept my ear to the ground and sought to aid organisational preparedness. Since June I’ve been back to anaesthesia and am plotting my route back to ICM.

 

Heather Eardley

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Heather Eardley

Project Manager, The Patients Association

Heather has over 40 years’ experience in health and social care and originally qualified as a social worker. She has worked in many different settings and at different levels with a strong background in project management, designing and implementing new services across health and social care. Heather has been working with the Patients Association for the last eight years and been instrumental in setting up their organisational membership and project work all focused on patient involvement and co-production.  Heather now works part-time as a freelance project manager and facilitator whilst pursuing other interests such as playing the saxophone, writing and tango dancing. Heather has experience herself as a patient and carer of older parents. She strongly believes in the importance of ensuring people who use services are heard and involved at all stages so that the best services are available for everyone.

 

Professor Deborah Eastwood

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Deborah Eastwood

Appointed Trustee

Deborah Eastwood is UCL Professor of Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Great Ormond Street and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospitals. Deborah works in the generality of paediatric orthopaedic surgery, but has particular interests in children with overgrowth syndromes, metabolic bone disease and those with neurological problems. She also deals with hip and foot/ankle problems and acts as the lead surgeon for the Ponseti service for clubfoot deformity. Deborah is a former council member of BSCOS (British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery) and current Board Member for EPOS (European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society).

 

 

Medico Legal Implications of Covid for orthopaedics

Simon Britten

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Simon Britten

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Simon was appointed to Leeds Teaching Hospitals as a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon in 2002, having completed surgical training in Bath and Bristol and following fellowship training in the Ilizarov method at the Russian Ilizarov Scientific Centre in Kurgan, Siberia. His 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. He is currently elected secretary of the British Limb Reconstruction Society. In May 2018 he was awarded the taught degree of Master of Laws with Distinction in medical law and ethics by De Montfort University Leicester.

 

Leila Benyounes

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Leila Benyounes

Specialist Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Barrister

Leila is a specialist Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury barrister. She represents both Claimants and Defendants which include private clients, public authorities and government departments. Leila has a special interest in coronial law and regularly represents interested persons in inquests including Article 2 jury inquests. She is the Inquests Sub-Group Co-ordinator at Parklane Plowden.  Leila has advocacy experience in a wide range of litigation. Leila is currently the President of the Leeds and District Medico-Legal Society and is appointed to the Attorney General Counsel Regional Panel A.

 

Peter Worlock

Peter Worlock

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Victoria Infirmary

Peter Worlock graduated from Newcastle University in 1976 and trained in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery in Nottingham and Toronto. He was first appointed a Consultant in 1988 in Sunderland, but moved to Oxford in 1991 (and he played a major role in establishing the Oxford Trauma Unit in 1994), where he was Clinical Director of the Oxford Critical Care Centre from 1991 - 1995. He was the Civilian Consultant in Orthopaedic Trauma to the Royal Air Force from 1996 – 2004. He returned to Newcastle in 2005 and is a Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (and has been Clinical Director of the Newcastle Musculo-skeletal Unit since 2018). He has practised exclusively as an Orthopaedic Traumatologist since 1991, with particular interests in children’s fractures and pelvic & acetabular fracture surgery.

He qualified as an American College of Surgeons ATLS Instructor in 1986 and was heavily involved in the introduction of ATLS into the UK from 1988 onwards, serving on the Royal College of Surgeons ATLS Committee from 1988-1994 and only stepping down as a RCS England Instructor in 2005. He was an AO Faculty member from 1983 onwards and taught frequently on AO Courses (both in the UK and internationally) up until 2005, only stopping when he was unable to beat James Hunter down the black run into Davos. He chaired the AO UK Education Committee from 1996 – 2001 and was one of the surgeons who established AO UK & Ireland in 1999. He is still a Senior Trustee of the AO Foundation. He was an ABC Travelling Fellow in 1992.

He has served on the Trauma Committee of the RCS of England, the Medical Commission for Accident Prevention, the Education Committee of the BOA, the Trauma Committee of the BOA and the Medico-legal Committee of the BOA. He has lectured and written on the issue of informed consent in the orthopaedic trauma patient.

 

Bertie Leigh

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Bertie Leigh

Consultant Solicitor

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

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

 

Peter Kay

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Peter Kay

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon , Wrightington Hospital

Peter Kay is a hip and knee orthopaedic surgeon at Wrightington Hospital Lancashire and a leading figure in British arthroplasty surgery. He is an honorary clinical professor of orthopaedic surgery at Manchester University.

Peter has had numerous roles on the national stage, including being The president of the BOA (2011),  the British Hip Society (2008) and British Orthopaedics Trainees Association (1992). He was the National Clinical Director for Musculoskeletal services for NHS England from 2013 to October 2019. He currently serves on the Council of The Royal College of Surgeons of England and Council of the Medical Defence Union.

His clinical interests include hip and knee replacement surgery, revision joint replacement surgery for loosening and infection and knee arthroscopy, multidisciplinary approach to arthroplasty services.

He has three years experience as a full Trust Board Member up to a successful Foundation Trust application and is the clinical lead for the Specialist Orthopaedic Hospital Alliance in the UK.

He has campaigned nationally and internationally for effective and equitable commissioning for musculoskeletal services across the whole of healthcare.

 

 

Medical Student Plenary Session

Dr Emily Mayhew

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Dr Emily Mayhew

Military Medical Historian

Dr Emily Mayhew is a military medical historian specialising in the study of severe casualty, its infliction, treatment and long-term outcomes in 20th and 21st century warfare. She is historian in residence in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College, and a Research Fellow in the Division of Surgery within the Department of Surgery and Cancer. She is the author of Wounded: From Battlefield to Blight 1914-1918, which was shortlisted for the Wellcome Prize 2014.

 

Sarah Stapley

Sarah Stapley

Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics

Surgeon Captain, Royal Navy, Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Training Programme Director for Trauma & Orthopaedics Health Education Wessex, Defence Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics.

 

 

P&J Live and Visit Aberdeenshire - Industry Q&A

Steve Daun

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Steve Daun

Business Development Manager, P&J Live, The Event Complex Aberdeen

With over 10 years of experience in the events industry, Steve has a wealth of knowledge in helping associations to deliver world class events and is based at the  brand new £335 million event complex, which will be home to the BOA congress in 2021.  Steve is an active member in the UK and international events market, and works closely with ABPCO (Association of British Professional Conference Organisers) to ensure he is up to speed on the latest trends in the industry.  Steve also has great knowledge and experience in destination marketing, leaving University to work for VisitScotland followed by the Aberdeen Convention and Events Bureau, before moving to the convention centre.   

 

Graeme Mackay

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Graeme Mackay

Senior Business Development Executive , VisitAberdeenshire

 

 

 

Capturing positive change - the NHS Change Challenge

Professor Chris Moran

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Professor Chris Moran

Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, Nottingham University Hospital

Chris is a full-time trauma surgeon with a special interest in polytrauma, complex fractures and the treatment of nonunions.  He has a busy on-call commitment for emergency care of trauma and continues as a Trauma Team Leader.

He has chaired regional and national clinical advisory groups for the development of Major Trauma Networks throughout England and has also authored many scientific papers, clinical guidelines and protocols on the management of complex trauma.

Chris also has a long-term interest in the management of older patients with fragility fractures. He is co-chair of the National Hip Fracture Database and co-authored audit standards for hip fracture care that have become the basis for best practice.

Chris believes that NHS-England should provide  comprehensive trauma care including children, adults and older people, from the point of injury through treatment, rehabilitation and a return to work or education.

 

Andrew Bennett

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Andrew Bennett

National Clinical Director MSK

MCSP MMACP BSc(HONS), PGcert, PGdip, MSc

Andrew is National Clinical Director for Musculoskeletal Conditions for NHS England and Improvement, with an overarching vision to promote best life-long musculoskeletal health within all communities and an aim to enable the sustained delivery of evidence informed high quality personalised healthcare of value to all. He is also a Consultant Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist within Sutton Health and Care Alliance hosted by Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust providing clinical leadership for a community musculoskeletal service.

 

John Barber

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Dr John Barber

Clinical Fellow, Prevention Team, Medical Directorate, NHS England & NHS Improvement GP, James Wigg Medical Centre

John is a qualified GP and has been a clinical fellow at NHS England and Improvement for a year working initially in the Prevention Team. Prior to that he worked as a clinical fellow before that at the Care Quality Commission and as an Academic Clinical Fellow at the Department of Primary Care and Population Health at UCL.

During his time at NHS England and Improvement John had the opportunity to work on the Beneficial Changes clinical workstream specifically seeking to understand what beneficial changes have occurred in secondary care. He’s been very grateful to be involved in the Crowdicity NHS Change Challenge which has been a part of that.

 

Peter Scolding

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Peter Scolding

MBBS BSc MA MRCP DTM&H

Peter is a National Medical Director's Clinical Fellow 2019-20, based with the national Patient Safety team at NHS E&I, and with NHS E&I's Fellows Unit during COVID-19 where he worked on the Beneficial Changes programme, including the Crowdicity pilot. He has previously completed Core Medical Training, and will work as a Senior Clinical Fellow for Mid and South Essex Healthcare Partnership and NHS London in 2020-21.

 

Helen Bevan

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Helen Bevan

Helen has been supporting quality improvement within the health and care system for nearly 30 years. She has led and facilitated many nationwide initiatives to improve care, including in cancer services, urgent and emergency care, services for people living with dementia and care in the community.

Helen has demonstrated a constancy of purpose and resilience to stay within the system over the years that is rare in internal change agents. She has managed to keep learning, growing and delivering change. Over time, her focus has shifted from managing big programmes of change to approaches that mobilise and build energy and commitment to change on a very large scale.

Helen has an ability to connect directly with thousands of frontline staff and patient leaders. She is one of the top social influencers in healthcare globally, reaching more than a million people each month through her social media connections, virtual presentations, commentaries and blogs.

 

Chris Mercer

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Chris Mercer

Consultant Physiotherapist

Chris is a Consultant physiotherapist based at Western Sussex Hospitals Trust on the South Coast. He has a particular interest in Advanced Practice roles and serious pathology of the spine, particularly Cauda Equina Syndrome. He is current co-chair of the National Physiotherapy Consultant network, and Chair of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Education Awards Panel. He is past Chair of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and has recently completed a secondment role with NHSE looking at Advanced Practice roles for Allied Health Professionals in primary Care.

 

Alex Trompeter

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Alex Trompeter

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. And is widely published in his field. In his spare time he tries to go running, learn the guitar, coach cricket and make salami.

 

James De Boisanger

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James De Boisanger

James is a National Medical Director's Clinical Fellow, who has been working at NHS England on the National Coronavirus Response. His background is as a junior physician, who has just started his Clinical Oncology specialist training this month. 

 

Nick Aresti

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Nick Aresti

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Barts Health NHS Trust

Nick is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust, where he specialises in upper limb surgery. He trained in London and undertook a clinical fellowship at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Nick has previously worked as a Clinical Fellow to the National Medical Director, during which time he was placed at the Care Quality Commission (CQC) under the guidance of Professor Sir Mike Richards.  Nick built on this management and leadership experience and now sits on various national and regional committees including the British Orthopaedic Association’s Orthopaedic committee. He continues to be involved in various streams of work with NHS England and is the governance lead at the Barts Health Orthopaedic Centre.

Nick has written three surgical textbooks, numerous book chapters and has published research in international peer-reviewed journals. He continues to pursue an academic career and is involved in various national and regional research projects. His contribution to teaching has led to the award of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

 

David Cumming

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David Cumming

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, East Suffolk & North Essex NHS Trust

Fellowship trained orthopaedic spinal surgeon with nine years’ experience as a consultant at East Suffolk & North Essex NHS Trust. During this time he has been the clinical lead for spinal and MSK services.

As a consultant, he has worked with NHS England to develop best practice in spinal surgery across the country. He is the clinical chair of the Clinical Reference Group for spinal services with NHSE. Mr Cumming is also Chair of the East of England Regional Spinal Network.

He is the President Elect of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons and has been involved with the society as secretary for 4 years and in developing guidelines and organising national meetings.

In clinical practice he is involved in treating adult spinal conditions affecting the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions. Regularly performs spinal surgery on all areas of the spine for acute, degenerative and traumatic conditions.

 

Cristina Serrao

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Cristina Serrao

Cristina joined the NHS in 2018 as London’s first MSK Patient Director but has over 20 years of experience working within the local Govt and corporate experience as an IT consultant. She champions both the promotion of patient leadership and the active involvement of lived experience in all aspects of the planning, design and delivery of care through clinical pathways. She has health and care experience at local, regional and national level. Currently she is the Lived Experience Ambassador for Experience of Care, NHS England and Improvement. 

Her patient involvement is extensive and is involved with multiple patient groups and she has experience of self-management of both physical and mental health as a result of her own chronic MSK conditions. Despite this Cristina is an open, engaging and amusing speaker radiating enthusiasm for her patient and community work; who is always willing to answer questions regarding her physical and mental health.

 

Uzo Ehiogu

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Uzo Ehiogu

NHS Clinical Teaching Fellow, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham

Consultant rehabilitation and physical preparation adviser

  • Master of science - Neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Master of science - Strength and conditioning science (currently studying)
  • Bachelor of science - Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of science - Applied exercise science

Former Royal Marines Commando, British Army Officer and military parachutist

Keen climber and trail runner.

 

Diarmaid Ferguson

Diarmaid Ferguson

Chair of the National Back Pain pathway Clinical Network

Diarmaid is chair of the National Back Pain pathway Clinical Network. He helped develop the North of England Regional Low Back pain programme. He helped facilitate the Pain Challenge in the NHS Change challenge, he is also a VersusArthritis champion.

 

Originally from Ireland, he graduated with a degree in Physiology and Biochemistry from Cardiff University and then trained to be a Physiotherapist at Leeds University. Based in Northumbria, he worked in Primary and Secondary care Orthopaedics as an ESP and Emergency care practitioner.  He is now an Advanced MSK practitioner and non-medical prescriber.

He has special interest in pain science and using a biopsychosocial approach to help people with persistent back pain and tendon problems. He has presented on these subjects regionally and internationally. He had taught on post graduate courses and Pain masterclass programmes.

He is a non-medical member of the Primary Care Rheumatology musculoskeletal medicine Society and was awarded the John Dickson medal in 2017.

 

 

The Future of Orthopaedic Training: Diversity and Education

Ran Wei

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Ran Wei

BOTA Vice President

Mr Ran Wei is a ST8 in South West London. He is the BOTA Vice President and is currently acting up as President. Ran represents T&O trainees on a number of Committees related to training. He has a keen interest in Knee Surgery and is due to undertake a Knee Surgery fellowship in Sydney in 2021.

 

Kathryn Dayananda

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Kathryn Dayananda

Women in Surgery Representative, BOTA

After qualifying from Cardiff University in 2012 I completed my Foundation training in South Wales.

I combined my eagerness for adventure and my love of trauma with a year working and gaining experience abroad in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. This outstanding opportunity drove my enthusiasm for surgery and my interest in training and education and appreciation of an entirely different healthcare system. I was also fortunate to complete a Masters in Medical Science with the local University of Kwa-Zulu-Natal.

On my return I entered Core and subsequently Higher Surgical Training and currently work as a Specialty Trainee in Cardiff on the Wales Rotation.

Elected this year as the Women in Surgery Representative for BOTA I wish to highlight the diverse nature and needs of all Trauma and Orthopaedic trainees. I aim to be a representative voice for all.

 

Jonathan Howell

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Jonathan Richard Howell

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and BHS President, Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre

I qualified in medicine in 1991 from King’s College in London. As a medical student I joined the Royal Air Force Medical Branch with whom I trained as a junior surgeon, gaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1996.
After leaving the RAF, I did my registrar training in the South West, including six months out of programme to do research with Professor Robin Ling OBE that led to an MSc degree in Orthopaedic Engineering, awarded by Cardiff University.
After completing my FRCS (Tr&Orth), I moved with my wife Alison and three children Gregory, Emily and Jessica, to Vancouver, to undertake a fellowship in complex and revision lower limb arthroplasty at the University of British Columbia. On my return to the UK in 2003 I moved back to Exeter where I completed a further fellowship in hip and knee surgery.
I was appointed as a consultant in the Exeter Hip Unit in 2004, and I now specialise in complex and revision hip surgery. I take an active role in research and writing, continuing to publish in peer reviewed journals and contributing to orthopaedic texts.
I became Clinical Director of Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, Exeter in 2018 and I have been on the Executive of the British Hip Society since 2011. I have the honour of being the current President of the BHS.
 

 

Oliver Adebayo

Oliver Adebayo

Webmaster, BOTA

Oliver Adebayo is an ST5 trainee on the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital rotation in North, East and Central London deanery. He is currently the BOTA webmaster. He has an passion for global surgery and is a founding member and on the committee for the Global Anaesthesia, Surgical and Obstetric Collaboration, a trainee advocacy group for global surgery since 2015. He has a MSc from Imperial in Surgical Innovation and has a keen interest in quality improvement, education and digital transformation.

 

Kapil Sugand

Kapil Sugand

Trauma & Orthopaedic Specialist Trainee

Kapil Sugand is currently a Trauma & Orthopaedic Specialist Trainee on the prestigious North West London rotation. He is also a PhD candidate at Imperial College London, researching into trauma simulation and educational technology. He has published over 30 publications in international peer-reviewed journals (including JBJS) and has been involved in over 80 conference presentations on 4 continents. His publication from a decade ago has been cited 700 times to date. His work has also been featured in international media including the BBC and Wired magazine. He is an author and Chief Editor of four medical textbooks including the ABC of Orthopaedics & Trauma (Wiley Blackwell) and Oxford Handbook for Medical School (Oxford University Press). His other books are distributed freely to underprivileged secondary schools to prospective university students to guide them into healthcare careers through the UK Medical Education Outreach Scheme (UK MedOS). During the COVID-19 pandemic, Kapil co-founded and is the lead for the COVERT (COVid-19 Emergency/elective Related Trauma and orthopaedics) Collaborative which is part of the COVID Research Group and endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons. The collaborative is looking at the impact of COVID-19 on Orthopaedic clinical practice within the UK and around the world. This is was made to assist T&O trainees to participate in large scale research in return for publication authorship. More of his work can be seen online at https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/kapil.sugand04.

 

Duncan Tennent

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Duncan Tennent

Elected Trustee, St George's University of London

Duncan qualified from Barts in 1992 and after SHO jobs at the Royal Free and the RNOH registrar rotation, he spent a year in Virginia on a sports fellowship discovering what you can do with an arthroscope.  After another short stint at Stanmore he was appointed as a consultant with a special interest in shoulder and elbow surgery at St Georges Hospital in 2003. He was fortunate to have fantastic mentors including Paul Calvert, Deborah Eastwood and Ian Bayley who taught him so much about teaching and training.

He has been the education Chair for BESS and the undergraduate education lead for the BOA.  He is currently on the SAC and Treasurer of BESS.  He is also the Director of Education for the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre as well as being a Reader in Orthopaedic Education at St George’s Medical School.

Being involved in education from undergraduate to fellowship he sees all of the difficulties that arise from all the different pressures.  He is also lucky enough to be able to see the innovative work that individuals and organisations are doing.  How we train has to evolve and he is very much enjoy being a part of this process.

Duncan is fortunate to have very supportive colleagues in an excellent department which enable him to spend some of his time doing all this work and he is looking forward to the next three years helping to shape the education of the future.
 

 

 

Changing Clinical Practice 2020

Dan Perry

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Daniel Perry

Associate Professor , 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.

 

 

Professor Matt Costa

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Matt Costa

Research Committee Chair

Matthew Costa is Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at the University of Oxford and Honorary Consultant Trauma Surgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.  He is Chief Investigator for a series of randomised trials and associated studies supported by grants from the UK NIHR, Musculoskeletal Charities and the Trauma Industry.  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 BOA Research Committee and is the Specialty Lead in Orthopaedic Trauma for the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  He is Associate Editor for Trauma and Research Methods at the Bone and Joint Journal.

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

 

Professor Joe Dias

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Professor Joe Dias

Consultant Hand and Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester

Joe Dias is Professor in Hand and Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of the Academic Department of Musculoskeletal Surgery (AToMS) at the University Hospitals of Leicester. He is a Consultant Hand and Orthopaedic Surgeon for the University Hospitals of Leicester.

He has a special interest in epidemiology in hand and wrist disorders, Dupuytren’s contracture, the outcome of interventions in upper limb and hand trauma and interventions in wrist disorders. His research has focused on clinically-based investigations of effectiveness of interventions for hand and upper limb disorders. He has a special interest in education.

He has published over 152 peer-reviewed scientific articles, over 20 other publications and 27 chapters in books most on hand surgery. He has 24 publications on scaphoid fractures. He has authored multiple national reports and NICE accredited clinical pathways.

Professor Dias has received a number of grants including a £2.2 million grant from NIHR HTA to investigate scaphoid fracture management. He is the Chief Investigator for DISC, POSt, POStPlus, VOC and PreMieRE. He is a co-applicant on the HTA funded UKFROST study and DRAFFT2 study

He was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Hand Surgery (Europe edition) and on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Professor Dias was President of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) in 2008 and was President of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) in 2012. He is a member of international societies FESSH, IFSSH and the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand.

He is Chair of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust Clinical Senate.

 

Professor Amar Rangan

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Professor Amar Rangan

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery , University of York

Amar Rangan is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and holds the Royal College of Surgeons Chair in Surgical Trials at the University of York.  He also has an appointment as Professor with Faculty of Medical Sciences & NDORMS, University of Oxford.  He leads a programme of clinical effectiveness research, particularly NIHR multi-centre clinical trials. He has published widely in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, particularly in the field of Shoulder & Elbow surgery. He is a specialist shoulder surgeon and is current President of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society.  He has led the publication of BESS national guidelines for investigation and management of Shoulder & Elbow Peri-prosthetic Joint Infection.

 

 

Medical Student Abstracts

Sarah Stapley

Sarah Stapley

Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics

Surgeon Captain, Royal Navy, Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Training Programme Director for Trauma & Orthopaedics Health Education Wessex, Defence Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics.

 

 

Curriculum Update

Rob Gregory

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Rob Gregory

Elected Trustee and Consultant T&O Surgeon, Chair SAC , County Durham & Darlington NHS FT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Mark Bowditch

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Mark Bowditch

Elected Member

Mark is a consultant at the Ipswich NHS Trust where he was appointed in 2000.  He qualified from Manchester in 1989 after an intercalated BSc in Physiology, knowing that orthopaedics was for him. Surviving Charles Galasko’s HO post, he went to Glasgow University to demonstrate then on to Edinburgh as A&E SHO in perhaps a forerunner of a MTC set up. 

His peri-fellowship BST was in Sheffield.  The queue for registrar jobs at Sheffield was long so he applied for the Cambridge registrar rotation, where his parents lived.  This became the East of England HST where he first worked in Ipswich.

His specialist interest is knee surgery, particularly soft tissue.  His mentor, David Dandy, guided him to a fellowship with Greg Keene in Adelaide where he really honed his arthroscopic skills.

Mark was BOTA secretary in 1998 and since being at Ipswich he has pursued his interest in training, becoming TPD for East of England in 2006 until now.  It has been an immense sense of pride to have contributed to and follow the progress of new trainees through their achievements on the programme and subsequently in consultant life.  He has been a FRCS Orth examiner for eight years and served on the SAC for the last five.  He was recently appointed as Chair of the SAC in T&O from January 2017.

In Ipswich, he has very supportive colleagues who have allowed him to pursue his leadership roles with the mentorship of Clare Marx (PRCS Eng).  He has been Chair of the MSC and is currently the Surgical Divisional Director. 

Mark is married to Lucy with four children and relax on their small hobby farm in Suffolk with his vintage MF tractor, six dogs and five alpacas amongst a variety of other animals.  Others might say he doesn’t really relax at all, since he's a keen triathlete, regularly competing at the 70.3 distance and a past Ironman.

He is really looking forward to serving as a BOA Trustee.
 

 

Bill Ryan

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Bill Ryan

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bolton

Bill Ryan is an Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Bolton for over 20 years. He trained in Manchester and has a passionate interest in Medical Education. He was TPD in Manchester between 2011 and 2016 and has been an examiner for the JCIE for over 10 years. Bill was previously TPD in Manchester. He has been on the SAC for 4 years. He will commence later this year as chair of IQA at the JCIE (examinations). He is passionate about training and medical education.

 

Andy Wainwright

Andy Wainwright

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Oxford University Hospital

Andy has been a consultant since 2003 in Oxford, and really enjoys being part of a close-knit team looking after children with Orthopaedic conditions.

He has been interested in education ever since he was an anatomy demonstrator in Nottingham, and he recently completed a Masters in Surgical Education at Imperial College London

Before becoming a member of the SAC, Andy was Programme Director for Trauma and Orthopaedics in Oxford, a member of National Selection Design Group, and involved with Curriculum redesign.

He has been faculty on many courses, both nationally and internationally, and is currently a course director on the Oxford University Master's in Musculoskeletal sciences.

He believes that Surgery is an apprenticeship, and looks to social learning theory to explain and improve Orthopaedic education.

 

Deepa Bose

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Deepa Bose

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Ms. Deepa Bose is a consultant in orthopaedic trauma and limb reconstruction, working at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham since 2009.  Her practice is exclusively in adults, including general trauma, major trauma and post-traumatic limb reconstruction: osteomyelitis, malunion, non-union, limb lengthening & deformity correction.

She qualified as a doctor from the University of Calcutta in 1990 and came to the UK for higher training.  She passed the FRCS examination from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and then entered the Welsh regional training programme in Trauma & Orthopaedics.  She passed the FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics) examination in 2000, and was admitted to the specialist register of the General Medical Council.  Upon completion of orthopaedic training, she underwent subspecialist training in bone infection and limb reconstruction at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, which houses the only dedicated Bone Infection Unit in the UK.

Ms Bose also has a keen interest in medical education.  She completed an MSc in Medical Education from Cardiff in 2010, and has been a regional training programme director for core surgery in West Midlands.  She is currently Vice Chair of the Specialist Advisory Committee for Trauma & Orthopaedics.
Ms Bose has a desire to promote and encourage teaching in orthopaedics in developing nations, and she gained the Diploma in Medical Care of Catastrophes from the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in 2011. 

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

 

Ran Wei

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Ran Wei

BOTA Vice President

Mr Ran Wei is a ST8 in South West London. He is the BOTA Vice President and is currently acting up as President. Ran represents T&O trainees on a number of Committees related to training. He has a keen interest in Knee Surgery and is due to undertake a Knee Surgery fellowship in Sydney in 2021.

 

Lee Longstaff

Lee Longstaff

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, County Durham & Darlington NHS FT

Lee is currently Orthopaedic Training Lead at his trust and has previously been Foundation Lead and Surgical Tutor. He has a longstanding interest in Orthopaedic training and is currently studying for a Masters in Surgical Education. He has experience of running ARCPs using the MCR format.

 

 

Best of the Best

Donald Campbell

Donald Campbell

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHS Tayside

Donald Campbell is a T&O consultant based in Ninewells Hospital and medical school Dundee, specialising in pediatrics and foot and ankle since 2007. He was TPD for the East of Scotland for six years until he took up the post as T&O SAC liaison member for Northern Ireland and the Military in 2019. He has been an examiner in T&O for the JCIE since 2013. He has a strong interest in training and sits on the BOA educational committee and is the TPD T&O forum chair for the UK and Ireland.

Originally born in Vancouver Island he emigrated back to the family home in Inverness, aged 6. After graduating in Aberdeen Medical School he trained in Scotland for his basic surgical training and completed his T&O higher surgical training in the East of Scotland. He completed two years of paediatric fellowships, one in Glasgow and one in Sheffield. His main sub-specialty interest is in paediatric foot and ankle surgery and has travelled worldwide to gain new insights in this field as a consultant.

His main published areas are within the field of children’s orthopaedics.

 

 

How can Digitalisation Help us in TKA? (Depuy Synthes)

Prof. Dr. Heiko Graichen

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Prof. Dr. Heiko Graichen

Asklepios Clinic, Germany

Prof. Dr. Heiko Graichen works out of the Asklepios Clinic in Lindenlohe, Germany.  His is a specialist in Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, Total knee arthroplasty, Revision, Cartilage and arthrosis research and 3D joint kinematics.

Career highlights: Since 2011 he has been the Medical Director of the Asklepios Orthopaedic Clinic Lindenlohe. Before this he was the APL Professor at the Orthopaedic University Clinic Friedrichsheim from 2005 and between 2002-2004 Senior Consultant at the Orthopaedic University Clinic Friedrichsheim, 2001-2002: Senior Physician at the Orthopaedic University Clinic Friedrichsheim. 

Awards and prizes: Top Doctors for Knee Arthroplasty and Knee Surgery in FOCUS Gesundheit, 2003 - 2004: Poster Price DGOOC, 2003 Perthes Price DVSE, 1999 Poster Price EORS and 2000, 2002, 2003 Poster Price GOTS. 

Memberships in Medical Associations: Since 2020: Chief-Editor Journal Orthopaedics and between 2015 and 2020 Editor The Knee, 1998-2011: AGA, Since 1999: DVSE and Since 1997: DGOOC. Journals and

Publications:  He is a member of the editorial board of Clinical Biomechanics and has approx. 350 publications, abstracts in congress volumes.

 

Simon Hodkinson

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Simon Hodkinson

Honorary Secretary

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.

Simon and his wife remain on the South Coast and thier children have fled the nest, one into the profession the other to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

He is honoured to have been elected as a trustee and looks forward to serving the profession over the next three years.
 

 

 

 

Pre-Recorded Sessions

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

Professor Andrew Price

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Professor Andrew Price

Consultant Knee Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford

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.

Fellow of Worcester College (Tutor for Graduate Entry Medical Studies).

President of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee. Member of the UK National Joint Registry Steering Committee.

 

Chloe Scott

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Chloe Scott

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Chloe Scott is a consultant hip, knee and trauma surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and an NHS Scotland Research Fellow. Having completed a master’s degree in orthopaedic engineering and an MD in unicompartmental knee biomechanics 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 & Joint Journal and Bone & Joint Research where she is also an Associate Editor for hip and knee papers.

 

Alisdair Santini

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Alasdair Santini

Consultant Knee and Hip Surgeon

Alasdair Santini is a consultant knee and hip surgeon at The Liverpool University Hospitals NHS FT. He graduated from The University of Sheffield, trained in Sheffield and then on the Mersey Orthopaedic Rotation. He was awarded a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Travelling Fellowship to visit St Louis prior to taking up his consultant post in Liverpool.
He has been lower limb lead at The Royal Liverpool Hospital, is currently MAC chair at Spire Liverpool Hospital and presides over The Grosvenor Club. He is Honorary Clinical Lecturer at The University of Liverpool. He sits on the BASK executive committee.

 

John Callaghan

John Callaghan

 

 

BASK Revalidation Session 2 - Soft Tissue Knee

Andrew Porteous

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Andrew Porteous

Consultant Orthopaedic 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).

He holds a Masters degree in Orthopaedic Engineering, with a thesis on meniscal repair techniques. He has been awarded the BASK President’s Medal and has received awards nationally and in Europe for knee research. He is an editorial board member of The Knee journal and is a reviewer for the British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, as well as the European journal of Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy.

 

Alexander Dodds

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Alexander Dodds

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS FT

Alexander Dodds was appointed as a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS FT (Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals) in 2015. Prior to this he had completed his orthopaedic training in Wales and London, as well as further advanced clinical fellowships, including a year in Australia focusing on knee sports and arthroplasty surgery.

He was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine Degree (MD Res) from Imperial College, London for his thesis ‘The anterolateral structures of the knee and the pivot shift’. He published some of the initial anatomical and biomechanical studies in this area which has become the focus of much further research. He has published widely on other areas of knee surgery and was also awarded a MSc in trauma surgery with merit during his training.

Alex was voted on to the executive council of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) in 2016. He was subsequently appointed BASK Honorary Secretary in 2019. Alex is committed to the training of future Orthopaedic surgeons and is a Severn Deanery Educational supervisor and has published on training including being co-author of a textbook aimed at orthopaedic junior doctors.

 

James Murray

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; he works closely with his colleagues as a member of the Bristol Knee Group which carries out research and teaching related to knee surgery both in the UK and internationally. He is a member of both national and international collaborative consensus groups.

His extensive experience has enabled him to offer a comprehensive knee service from ligament reconstruction, meniscal and cartilage surgery, osteotomy, partial, total and revision knee replacement. He is able to solve even the most complex of knee problems, including prosthetic knee joint infection, the management of which is coordinated by a multidisciplinary team at Southmead Hospital where James leads the service. He is well-known to encourage early post-operative mobility using techniques such as minimally-invasive muscle-sparing joint replacement and avoidance of tourniquets.

James has a keen sporting interest, previously playing competitive squash, athletics and rugby, but now he tends.

 

Tim Spalding

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Tim Spalding

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

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

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

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

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

 

Kash Akhtar

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Kash Akhtar

Senior Clinical Academic Lecturer and Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Barts Health NHS Trust

Kash studied medicine at Imperial College School of Medicine and graduated in 2002 with a Distinction in Surgery. He also completed a BSc in Physiology & Applied Biophysics, where he undertook research into muscle physiology.

Kash achieved Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2005 and the Fellowship in 2011. He was subsequently appointed as a Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College. Kash has a specialist interest in the medical education of surgeons in training with an emphasis on patient safety and achieving the best outcomes for patients.

He has undertaken a Masters in Medical Education (for which he was awarded a Distinction) and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) research degree. He has given over 100 international presentations and received multiple prizes and awards. Kash completed his Fellowship in all aspects of knee surgery (sports, trauma and joint replacement) at the renowned Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, where he was trained in particular in partial knee replacement. He has also completed a year’s fellowship in Medical Education, Leadership & Management at the London Deanery.

Kash was subsequently awarded the prestigious Winston Churchill Fellowship and spent 4 months in international centres of excellence across the USA.

Kash is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in knees at Barts Health NHS Trust. He is also appointed as a Senior Clinical Academic Lecturer at Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry, QMUL where he is the Course Director for the International Masters (MSc) Programme in Orthopaedic Trauma Science (@orthomasters). He is an Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His academic research focuses on achieving the best patient outcomes through evidence-based practice and optimising patient safety through surgical education and training using cutting edge techniques. He is the Training Programme Director for the Royal London rotation, a member of the Specialist Advisory Committee, on the BASK Executive Committee, a co-founder of orthohub (www.orhohub.xyz) and can be found @kashakhtar.

 

 

BASK Revalidation Session 3 - Revision Knee Replacement Instructional Session

Professor Andrew Toms

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Andrew Toms

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre

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, revision knee surgery and knee trauma. 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 and is on the NJR editorial board. Major research interests include pain post TKR, periprosthetic joint infection and alignment in TKR.

 

Jonathan Phillips

Jonathan Phillips

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

 

Phil Hopgood

Phil Hopgood

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon , Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

 

Professor Chris Moran

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Professor Chris Moran

Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, Nottingham University Hospital

Chris is a full-time trauma surgeon with a special interest in polytrauma, complex fractures and the treatment of nonunions.  He has a busy on-call commitment for emergency care of trauma and continues as a Trauma Team Leader.

He has chaired regional and national clinical advisory groups for the development of Major Trauma Networks throughout England and has also authored many scientific papers, clinical guidelines and protocols on the management of complex trauma.

Chris also has a long-term interest in the management of older patients with fragility fractures. He is co-chair of the National Hip Fracture Database and co-authored audit standards for hip fracture care that have become the basis for best practice.

Chris believes that NHS-England should provide  comprehensive trauma care including children, adults and older people, from the point of injury through treatment, rehabilitation and a return to work or education.

 

 

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

Deborah Higgs

Deborah Higgs

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

Deborah Higgs qualified from Imperial College in 1998 and has been a Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore since 2011. She is currently the Clinical Director for Specialist Surgeries.

Her practice is mainly tertiary referrals encompasing complex revision arthroplasty of the shoulder and elbow and complex instability of the shoulder and elbow. Deborah is actively involved in research and has published in peer reviewed journals and written several book chapters. She lectures on the shoulder and elbow nationally and internationally.

 

Dave Cloke

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Dave Cloke

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust

Dave Cloke is a consultant upper limb surgeon in Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust since 2010. He qualified in Newcastle, and trained in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in the Northern Deanery before completing the Sheffield Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship. He completed the Bath Sports Medicine MSc. His main clinical interests are in Shoulder and Elbow trauma and arthroplasty.

Dave has recently been appointed to the ODEP panel for shoulder implants, and current interests include developing day case pathways for upper limb arthroplasty.

Dave has a keen interest in training. He was Northern T&O Trainer of the Year in 2014, former Associate TPD, is a BESS Education Committee member, and is an FRCS examiner. He is a member of AO faculty and teaches on the BOA Training Orthopaedic Trainers course. He is also a former member of the Army Reserve.

Dave’s current priority is maintenance of work/life balance with family, as his wife completes her training. As such he is very well aware of issues currently affecting trainees.

 

Chris Littlewood

Chris Littlewood

Professor of Musculoskeletal Research, Manchester Metropolitan University

Chris is a Professor of Musculoskeletal Research at Manchester Metropolitan University. He qualified as a physiotherapist in 1998 from the University of Leeds before commencing a clinical career in the NHS and private sector. During this time he undertook an MSc in Health Services Research at the University of Sheffield before being awarded a National Institute for Health Research Fellowship to undertake a PhD entitled 'assessment and management of rotator cuff tendinopathy.' Chris has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers, many in relation to the rotator cuff, including non-surgical and surgical management and rehabilitation following surgical repair. He has contributed to almost £4 million pounds of research grant capture, including over £1 million as lead applicant.

 

Jamie Buchanan

Jamie Buchanan

Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics , Conquest Hospital, Hastings

Jamie Buchanan trained at St Mary's Hospital in London and was appointed consultant at The Conquest Hospital in Hastings in 1998 having spent a year in Western Australia as a fellow at Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group.   After five years as a general orthopaedic surgeon he was able to develop his interest in upper limb surgery which has been the focus of attention from then onwards.  An early adopter of the arthroscope for shoulder surgery has led to being a keen educator in that field.  Secretary of the very active South Thames shoulder & Elbow Group, enthusiastic faculty member fo the Watanabe Club and recently has completed ten years as an FRCS examiner.
Jamie describes himself as having "unrivalled enthusiasm " for most aspects of his work and continues to thrive in a busy district general hospital.  Teaching upper limb surgery in all its forms remains a major interest along with elective and complex reconstructive surgery.  Married with two children now beyond school age is permitting more time for outside interests.

 

Julie M. McBirnie

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Julie M. McBirnie

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon , Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

Julie McBirnie was appointed a Consultant in Edinburgh on the 1st January 1999 and her current practice is made up entirely of shoulder surgery, including shoulder arthroscopy, reconstruction and joint replacement.

She was an ABC (American British Canadian) Fellow in 2002 and is a member of the British Shoulder and Elbow Society (BESS), hosting it in Edinburgh in 2006. She is a member of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow (SECEC) and a member of ISAKOS.

Julie has been part of the Oxford UKUFF and CSAW studies and have published on Glenohumeral instability, calcific tendonitis, rotator cuff tears and total anatomical and reverse shoulder arthroplasty.

She is one of the principal investigators for the Zimmer Sidus short stem total shoulder system.

Julie is one of the founder members of the ‘Watanabe’ Club which runs biannual meetings in order to train senior trainees and consultants in the field of shoulder arthroscopy. This continues to be one of the most successful shoulder arthroscopy courses in the UK since its inception in 2003.

She is involved in the care of Scottish Rugby Union players with shoulder injuries.

Her outside interests involve sport. She has run 4 marathons although her interest is now in triathlon. She also enjoys surfing and on calmer days, sea kayaking.

 

Joideep Phadnis

Joideep Phadnis

Consultant Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals

Joideep Phadnis is a consultant shoulder and elbow surgeon at Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals and an Honorary senior lecturer at Brighton & Sussex Medical School. 

He has a special interest in elbow surgery with a tertiary referral practice that reflects this.  Joideep is actively involved in clinical research locally and nationally, has over 50 peer reviewed publications and has contributed to numerous books on all aspects of shoulder and elbow surgery.  He is involved in teaching from medical school level to international peer to peer teaching on elbow surgery.

 

 

BASS and BSS Session Speakers

Sashin Ahuja

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Sashin Ahuja

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

 

Mike Grevitt

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Mike Grevitt

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

Mike Grevitt has been a consultant spinal surgeon at Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust for over 20 years. Latterly his practice has been exclusively paediatric spinal deformity. He has held many advisory, governance and managerial roles at local, regional and international level. The latter have included global chair of both AOSpine Community Development and Education Commissions, AO Special Trustee and latterly International Education Commission of North American Spine Society. He is the current secretary of the UK Spine Societies Board.

 

Rohit Shetty

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Rohit Shetty

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

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.

 

 

Rajat Verma

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Rajat Verma

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

 

 

BHS Session - Fixation Techniques in Primary Total Hip Arthropasty

Andrew Hamer

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Andrew Hamer

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, President-Elect of the British Hip Society, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Andy Hamer is a full time arthroplasty surgeon in the Lower Limb Arthroplasty unit at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield. He is currently President Elect of the British Hip Society. He has an MD from the University of Sheffield in Allograft bone research and is active in research in the field of hip arthroplasty. He has a background in surgical training and examination, being a trustee of the nationally renowned Cavendish Hip Fellowship, a previous member for the SAC and a FRCS(T+O) examiner.

 

Jonathan Howell

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Jonathan Richard Howell

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and BHS President, Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre

I qualified in medicine in 1991 from King’s College in London. As a medical student I joined the Royal Air Force Medical Branch with whom I trained as a junior surgeon, gaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1996.
After leaving the RAF, I did my registrar training in the South West, including six months out of programme to do research with Professor Robin Ling OBE that led to an MSc degree in Orthopaedic Engineering, awarded by Cardiff University.
After completing my FRCS (Tr&Orth), I moved with my wife Alison and three children Gregory, Emily and Jessica, to Vancouver, to undertake a fellowship in complex and revision lower limb arthroplasty at the University of British Columbia. On my return to the UK in 2003 I moved back to Exeter where I completed a further fellowship in hip and knee surgery.
I was appointed as a consultant in the Exeter Hip Unit in 2004, and I now specialise in complex and revision hip surgery. I take an active role in research and writing, continuing to publish in peer reviewed journals and contributing to orthopaedic texts.
I became Clinical Director of Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, Exeter in 2018 and I have been on the Executive of the British Hip Society since 2011. I have the honour of being the current President of the BHS.
 

 

Kate Gill

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Kate Gill

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

Kate graduated from University College London in 1997 and subsequently completed orthopaedic registrar training within the South West Thames rotation before spending a year in Exeter as a hip arthroplasty fellow, followed by a further year of fellowship training in knee arthroplasty in Guildford.

She has been a lower limb consultant in Guildford for 6 years, successfully setting up an enhanced recovery arthroplasty and daycase arthroplasty service.

 

Samanatha Hook

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Ms Samantha Hook

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Samantha trained at Bristol Medical School, graduating in 1999. Her Junior surgical training was in Bristol and the southwest and then my Trauma and Orthopaedic training on the Wessex rotation. She finished my training with 2 fellowships, the first with the Exeter Hip unit for a year followed by 6 months at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford where she worked with the revision hip and knee surgeons, the sarcoma unit and the bone infection unit. She was appointed as a revision hip and knee arthroplasty surgeon at Chichester in July 2011.  Samantha enjoyed 9 years at Chichester and in September 2020 I will be taking up a new revision arthroplasty post in Portsmouth.

During my time in Chichester she has been very involved in education and training of our future surgeons and was the Royal College Surgical Tutor for 6 years. Samanatha is currently a programme director for T&O in Kent Surrey Sussex and will continue this role until April 2021.

Samantha has recently been team lead for my trusts participation in the QIST national collaborative Anaemia and SSI projects as well as being surgical lead for our Enhanced recovery Programme.

She haa also been a regular faculty member on the Exeter Hip Academy.

Samantha is fortunate to live in the beautiful South Downs and in my spare time I enjoy running, cycling and gardening.

 

Satish Kuty

Satish Kuty

Bio the follow

 

Professor Dominic Meek

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Professor Dominic Meek

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

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 Glasgow complex young hip and revision, periprosthetic joint infection and fractures arthroplasty service.

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 editorial secretary for the BHS.

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. 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 Jonny and 2 dogs.

 

 

BHS Session - Interview with Dr Adan Firth - Shared decision making in primary arthroplasty

Dominic Meek

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Professor Dominic Meek

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

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 Glasgow complex young hip and revision, periprosthetic joint infection and fractures arthroplasty service.

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 editorial secretary for the BHS.

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. 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 Jonny and 2 dogs.

 

Andrew Price

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Professor Andrew Price

Consultant Knee Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford

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.

Fellow of Worcester College (Tutor for Graduate Entry Medical Studies).

President of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee. Member of the UK National Joint Registry Steering Committee.

 

Dr Colin Firth

Dr Adan Firth

Bio to follow

 

 

BHS - Interview on Preoperative Rehabilitation

Vikas Khanduja

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Vikas Khanduja

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, 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 100 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 Vice President, 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 Associate Editor to the Bone and Joint Journal.

 

Nicholas Wardle

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Nicholas Wardle

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Colchester University Hospital

Nic Wardle is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in the arthroplasty unit at Colchester University Hospital. After graduating from St Georges Hospital Medical School, London, and following Basic Surgical Training he undertook a 2-year period of research into Advanced Bearings in hip replacements at University College London. After completing his Specialist Training on The Royal London Training Rotation in 2011, he then completed a fellowship in Complex Primary and Revision Hip Arthroplasty at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. He was awarded the competitive Travelling Fellowship from the British Hip Society in February 2012 and used this opportunity to further his understanding and experience in Primary and Revision Hip Arthroplasty Surgery at the Charite Hospital in Berlin.

His areas of sub-specialist interests are Complex Primary and Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Hip Arthroscopy and Periprosthetic hip fractures. Mr Wardle is also actively engaged in the Enhanced Recovery Program for his patients and continues to develop this further to improve the experience and outcomes for all of the units joint replacements.

He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association and has been on the Executive Board as Webmaster for the British Hip Society since 2018.

 

Dr Anju Jaggi

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Dr Anju Jaggi

Consultant Physiotherapist, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Trust

Anju has worked at the RNOHT for over 20 years managing complex shoulder dysfunction. She lectures internationally and has published work in the field of motor control and post operative management of the shoulder. She is leading and developing research for allied health professionals within her organisation, collaborating with commercial and academic partners. She is a co-app on NIHR shoulder trials and currently leading a RNOHT randomised clinical trial on the role of surgery in atraumatic shoulder instability.  She has served on the NICE Committee for developing guidelines on arthroplasty. She holds a clinical teaching fellow post at University College London (UCL). She was President of the European Society of Shoulder & Elbow Rehabilitation (EUSSER) from 2012-2015. She is currently a member of council for the British Shoulder & Elbow Society. She has a passion for improving the management of shoulder dysfunction as well as globally promoting physical therapy and rehabilitation.

 

Holly Soper-Doyle

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Holly Soper-Doyle

Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist , Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital-Stanmore

Holly Soper-Doyle is a Clinical Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH)-Stanmore, where she specialises in hips. She has extensive experience comprising of 9 years NHS service, military rehabilitation at Headley court dealing with complex trauma injuries, and sports physiotherapy for premiership hockey, rugby, cricket and football teams, including both Chelsea football club and Queens Park Rangers football club. Her clinical interests include: hip dysplasia and young adult hip conditions, femoro-acetabular impingement, metal on metal hip replacements and rehabilitation post-hip surgery.

Holly is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer on the ‘Physical Therapy in Musculoskeletal Healthcare and Rehabilitation’ Msc at University College London. She has contributed to the writing of “Early Rehabilitation in Conflicts and Disasters Field Handbook”, commissioned by the World Health Organisation, Humanity and Inclusion and AO Foundation, and is also currently writing a chapter on hip dysplasia and instability in a book on Hip and Knee pain disorders.

In 2018, she completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy from the University of Liverpool gaining a distinction, and is currently looking into completing a research project on hip dysplasia in dogs for her Msc.

She is involved in helping to run the MANTIS Avascular Necrosis NIHR trial for RNOH. Her current areas of research include: The analysis of muscle patterning in hip pathology and a study on hip dysplasia, surveying medical professionals and patients, to develop a resource booklet.

As well as working for the RNOH, Holly has her own veterinary and human physiotherapy business ‘Integrum Physiotherapy’ based in North London. Since qualifying she has also worked as a locum physio for Fitzpatrick Referrals.

She has a website and instagram (www.hipdysplasiaphysio.com) dedicated to hip dysplasia and rehabilitation, and enjoys mentoring and lecturing on hip dysplasia rehabilitation. You will often find Holly at the RNOH on the Sarcoma unit, with her dog Rolo, who she trained as a “Pets as Therapy dog”.

 

 

 

 

Lola Norman

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Lola Norman

Lead Inpatient Occupational Therapist, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH)

Lola is the lead inpatient occupational therapist at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH), Stanmore.  She has worked at the RNOH for 13 years, more recently working within the upper limb team, where she specialised in rehabilitation of complex upper limb conditions and long term MSK pain.  She has a keen interest in service improvement, having led on implementation of an electronic patient record system and being clinical audit lead for the therapies directorate at the RNOH. Lola is passionate about integrating the biopsychosocial model within orthopaedic management, to enable and empower patients to optimise their function and self-management, highlighting the role of occupational therapy within this area.

 

Rosalind Moss

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Rosalind Moss

Clinical Lead , The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore

Clinical Lead for the adult orthopaedic inpatient therapy team at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.

Has been an orthopaedic physiotherapist for over 10 years with experience in both trauma and elective fields.

Elective Lead on the Executive Committee of the Association of Trauma and Orthopaedic Chartered Physiotherapists.

 

 

BHS Session - Interview with Dr Lindsay Smith - Long term care following total hip arthroplasty

Jonathan Howell

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Jonathan Richard Howell

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and BHS President, Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre

I qualified in medicine in 1991 from King’s College in London. As a medical student I joined the Royal Air Force Medical Branch with whom I trained as a junior surgeon, gaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1996.
After leaving the RAF, I did my registrar training in the South West, including six months out of programme to do research with Professor Robin Ling OBE that led to an MSc degree in Orthopaedic Engineering, awarded by Cardiff University.
After completing my FRCS (Tr&Orth), I moved with my wife Alison and three children Gregory, Emily and Jessica, to Vancouver, to undertake a fellowship in complex and revision lower limb arthroplasty at the University of British Columbia. On my return to the UK in 2003 I moved back to Exeter where I completed a further fellowship in hip and knee surgery.
I was appointed as a consultant in the Exeter Hip Unit in 2004, and I now specialise in complex and revision hip surgery. I take an active role in research and writing, continuing to publish in peer reviewed journals and contributing to orthopaedic texts.
I became Clinical Director of Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, Exeter in 2018 and I have been on the Executive of the British Hip Society since 2011. I have the honour of being the current President of the BHS.
 

 

Ajay Malviya

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Ajay Malviya

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Northumbria Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust

Ajay Malviya joined Northumbria Healthcare as a Consultant in 2011 after completing his orthopaedic training in the North East. His area of specialty is in the treatment of disorders of the young adult hip and has helped Northumbria become a tertiary referral centre for young patients with hip disorders. 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).
He has an active interest in research, with many publications to his name. He is Deputy Editor of the Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery (OUP) and the Chair of UK National Non Arthroplasty Hip Registry (NAHR).

 

Dr Lindsay Smith

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Dr Lindsay Smith

Senior Lecturer , University of Western England

Lindsay trained as a physiotherapist and worked in musculoskeletal outpatients in the UK and North America.  Completion of her MSc led to participation in orthopaedic research and so into the ‘world of arthroplasty’.  Her PhD was focussed on assessment criteria in hip arthroplasty review and was informed by the arthroplasty surveillance service which she manages.  She was a key member of the Arthroplasty Care Practitioner’s Association at its inauguration (2006) and completed a five-year post-doctoral National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Lectureship focussing on the long-term follow up of hip arthroplasty, enabling her to pursue research while maintaining a clinical role.

Her current clinical academic position includes a senior lectureship at the University of the West of England, where she supports research at all levels and the development of postgraduate clinical academics, participation in further multi-centre research projects, membership of the National Joint Registry Data Quality sub-committee and continuation of her clinical commitments.  Her research interest continues to be in the area of arthroplasty surveillance including the patient, public, provider, health professional and component related aspects that this type of service involves.

 

 

BHS Session - Interview with Dr Rafael Sierra - Tranexamic acid to minimise blood loss in Primary Arthroplasty

Jonathan Howell

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Jonathan Richard Howell

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and BHS President, Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre

I qualified in medicine in 1991 from King’s College in London. As a medical student I joined the Royal Air Force Medical Branch with whom I trained as a junior surgeon, gaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1996.
After leaving the RAF, I did my registrar training in the South West, including six months out of programme to do research with Professor Robin Ling OBE that led to an MSc degree in Orthopaedic Engineering, awarded by Cardiff University.
After completing my FRCS (Tr&Orth), I moved with my wife Alison and three children Gregory, Emily and Jessica, to Vancouver, to undertake a fellowship in complex and revision lower limb arthroplasty at the University of British Columbia. On my return to the UK in 2003 I moved back to Exeter where I completed a further fellowship in hip and knee surgery.
I was appointed as a consultant in the Exeter Hip Unit in 2004, and I now specialise in complex and revision hip surgery. I take an active role in research and writing, continuing to publish in peer reviewed journals and contributing to orthopaedic texts.
I became Clinical Director of Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, Exeter in 2018 and I have been on the Executive of the British Hip Society since 2011. I have the honour of being the current President of the BHS.
 

 

Professor Tim Board

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Professor Tim Board

Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon, Centre for Hip Surgery, Wrightington Hospital

Tim Board is a Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon working at the Centre for Hip Surgery at Wrightington Hospital. He is also a Visiting Professor in Orthopaedics at the University of Manchester and an Honorary Professor at Salford University.

He is fellowship trained in dealing with complex hip and knee problems including primary and revision arthroplasty. He was appointed as a Consultant in 2007 and has developed a special interest in treating young patients with arthritis and also treating patients who have problems after operations and dealing with revision surgery of the hip and knee.

He also has an interest in dealing with hip impingement using the latest arthroscopic surgical techniques.

He has a strong interest in research and undertook an MD at the University of Manchester investigating bone grafting techniques in revision hip surgery. He has presented at many national and international meetings and has published more than 50 papers and contributed to many textbooks. 

Tim has also been appointed as Associate Editor for the journal Hip International, the official journal of the European Hip Society. The publication is the only journal worldwide to focus solely on hip surgery.

 

Dr Rafael Sierra

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Dr Rafael Sierra

Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon , Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

Rafael Sierra, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine where he has won awards and currently serves on several committees. He attended medical school in Colombia, performed a research fellowship at the University of Miami, completed his residency at Mayo Clinic, and completed a European fellowship in hip reconstruction. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in adult hip and knee reconstruction, reimplantation, and infection. Dr. Sierra is a member of Advanced Network for Conservation of Hip Outcomes Research, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons, American Medical Association, Colombian Orthopedic Society and SCCOT, Maurice E. Muller Foundation of North America, and Mid-America Orthopaedic Association. His research interests are femoroacetabular impingement, osteonecrosis of the femoral head, young hip disorders, and prospective randomized trials in hip arthroplasty on which he has written several papers and given talks around the world. Dr. Sierra currently resides in Rochester, Minnesota, with his wife and two children.

 

 

BHS Session - Interview with Dr Richard Griffiths - Anaesthesia and Analgesia for Primary Arthroplasty

Matthew Wilson

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Matthew Wilson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, Exeter

Matt Wilson is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Exeter Hip Unit at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre.  He qualified from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School in 1997 before undertaking training in Reading, Oxford. Derby and Nottingham. He undertook fellowships in hip reconstruction in Exeter and, in hip arthroscopy, Cambridge. He was appointed as a Consultant in Exeter in 2010 and, while still undertaking general trauma, his elective practice is now dedicated to hip surgery; from preservation to revision arthroplasty.

Together with his colleagues in the Hip Unit, Matt trains surgeons from around the world in the techniques of hip arthroplasty and is part of an active research unit in Exeter. He was a regional clinical coordinator at the National Joint Registry from 2010-2017 and was been a member of the NAHR user group from 2013 to 2020. He is on the Editorial Board of the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and was the Rothman-Ranawat travelling fellow in 2016. He has been the Hon. Secretary on the Executive of the British Hip Society since 2019.

 

Vikas Khanduja

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Vikas Khanduja

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, 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 100 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 Vice President, 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 Associate Editor to the Bone and Joint Journal.

 

Dr Richard Griffiths

Dr Richard Griffiths

Consultant Anaesthetist , Peterborough City Hospital - North West Anglia Foundation Trust

Born in Pontypridd. Trained at St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School, married to Melanie, a physiotherapist, with two grown up daughters Emma (29) and Rebeca (27)

Consultant anaesthetist, interested in caring for the elderly, particularly hip fracture patients. Author of many articles and guidelines on anaesthesia for the hip fracture patient, including 2 Cochrane Reviews and 2 NICE Guidelines.

Lead author on Bone Cement Implantation Guideline with the BOA and BGS, following the Anaesthesia Sprint Audit within the NHFD in 2013.

Founded the NHS Hip Fracture Perioperative network, to try and get a hip fracture “champion”, from anaesthesia in each acute trust in the UK. Honorary life member of the Age Anaesthesia Association. Richard received The Dudley Buxton Medal from the RCOA, President’s medal from The British Society of Orthopaedic Anaesthetists, The Thompson Rowling Medal from the Yorkshire Society of Anaesthetists, and The John Snow Silver Medal from the Association of Anaesthetists. They were all for work in promoting safe anaesthesia for elderly patients.

Past Honorary Secretary Association of Anaesthetists.

In 2017 he was awarded the Featherstone Professorship by the Association of Anaesthetists.

FRCA examiner for 10 years, was Chairman of the pharmacology and physiology section of the primary FRCA.

But Richard really is a bog standard DGH anaesthetist who cares about our staff and patients.

 

 

BHS - Interview with Mr Paul Baker - Surgical approaches and implants for primary elective hip replacement.

Andrew Hamer

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Andrew Hamer

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, President-Elect of the British Hip Society, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Andy Hamer is a full time arthroplasty surgeon in the Lower Limb Arthroplasty unit at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield. He is currently President Elect of the British Hip Society. He has an MD from the University of Sheffield in Allograft bone research and is active in research in the field of hip arthroplasty. He has a background in surgical training and examination, being a trustee of the nationally renowned Cavendish Hip Fellowship, a previous member for the SAC and a FRCS(T+O) examiner.

 

Professor David Sochart

Professor David Sochart

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

Professor David H. Sochart has been a specialist lower limb arthroplasty surgeon for more than twenty years. He was initially appointed consultant at the Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital, in Edinburgh, before moving to Manchester and now works at the Academic Surgical Unit of the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC). Professor Sochart was the first co-recipient of the Combined American and British Hip Societies Travelling Fellowship and currently serves on the Professional Affairs and Culture and Diversity committees of the British Hip Society, as well as on the Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel (ODEP) and Beyond Compliance. He has an interest in new techniques and technologies in arthroplasty surgery, implant development and monitoring as well as in the long-term results of total hip replacement.

 

Paul Baker

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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.

 

 

BHS - Interview with Prof. Fares Haddad and Prof. Andy Toms - Preventing Infection in Primary Arthroplasty

Stephen Jones

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Stephen Jones

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon , Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

Mr Stephen Jones started consultant practice in 2005 at the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board as a Specialist Adult Hip Surgeon. He is a regular faculty member on hip surgery courses both in the UK & Internationally. He is the Immediate Past President of the British Hip Society.

 

Professor Dominic Meek

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Professor Dominic Meek

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

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 Glasgow complex young hip and revision, periprosthetic joint infection and fractures arthroplasty service.

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 editorial secretary for the BHS.

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. 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 Jonny and 2 dogs.

 

Professor Fares Haddad

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Professor Fares Haddad

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University College of London Hospital

Professor Fares Haddad is a Hip and Knee Reconstructive Orthopaedic and Sports Surgeon at University College Hospitals. He is Divisional Clinical Director of Surgical Specialties at UCH, and Director of the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health at University College London.

He has presented and published widely on key aspects of hip, knee and sports surgery and continues to lead a clinical research group with interests in hip and knee joint preservation after injury, the genetic influences on bone and tendon, prosthetic design and performance and outcomes measurement after hip / knee surgery and sports injuries. He is Editor-in-Chief of The Bone & Joint Journal, and is on the editorial board of The Journal of Arthroplasty, Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons and Hospital Medicine. He has been elected as a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine.

 

Professor Andrew Toms

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Andrew Toms

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre

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, revision knee surgery and knee trauma. 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 and is on the NJR editorial board. Major research interests include pain post TKR, periprosthetic joint infection and alignment in TKR.

 

 

BHS - Interview with Prof. Anders Odgaard - Avoiding implant selection errors

Jonathan Howell

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Jonathan Richard Howell

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and BHS President, Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre

I qualified in medicine in 1991 from King’s College in London. As a medical student I joined the Royal Air Force Medical Branch with whom I trained as a junior surgeon, gaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1996.
After leaving the RAF, I did my registrar training in the South West, including six months out of programme to do research with Professor Robin Ling OBE that led to an MSc degree in Orthopaedic Engineering, awarded by Cardiff University.
After completing my FRCS (Tr&Orth), I moved with my wife Alison and three children Gregory, Emily and Jessica, to Vancouver, to undertake a fellowship in complex and revision lower limb arthroplasty at the University of British Columbia. On my return to the UK in 2003 I moved back to Exeter where I completed a further fellowship in hip and knee surgery.
I was appointed as a consultant in the Exeter Hip Unit in 2004, and I now specialise in complex and revision hip surgery. I take an active role in research and writing, continuing to publish in peer reviewed journals and contributing to orthopaedic texts.
I became Clinical Director of Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, Exeter in 2018 and I have been on the Executive of the British Hip Society since 2011. I have the honour of being the current President of the BHS.
 

 

Anil Gambhir

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Anil Gambhir

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Anil Gambhir is a Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon working at the Centre for Hip Surgery at Wrightington Hospital. He is Honorary Senior Lecturer at Edge Hill University and Treasurer to the British Hip Society.

Anil is fellowship trained in dealing with complex adult hip and knee problems including primary, revision and re-revision. Anil was appointed to Wrightington in 2003 and has developed a busy clinical practice.

Anil has been involved in clinical management both at his trust and nationally. He has previously been Divisional Medical Director at Wrightington.

He is member of Knee Revision Working Group. As revision knee lead for the North West he is helping develop revision networks across this area.

 

Professor Anders Odgaard

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Professor Anders Odgaard

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Copenhagen University Hospital

Anders Odgaard is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and professor at Rigshospitalet - Copenhagen University Hospital. He qualified from Aarhus University Medical School and obtained his DMSc in 1998. The higher surgical training was partly in Aarhus and partly at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, and St. Mary's Hospital, London. He was a substantive consultant at St. Mary's Hospital 2000-2004, followed by a consultant post in Aarhus for 10 years before moving to Copenhagen in 2013. His practice has for the last 16 years exclusively been knee replacement surgery.

He was awarded a Danish knighthood in 2007 for clinical work. He is the head of the Danish Knee Arthroplasty Register, and he is the head of research at the hip and knee unit at Rigshospitalet where the focus is complex primary and revision surgery. He has authored or co-authored more than 70 peer reviewed publications and is the author of chapters in Danish textbooks. Early research focused on bone mechanics and bone architecture. He has founded a software company that specializes in research and quality assurance. Currently he is the lead of a number of large-scale clinical studies, and he was awarded the Mark Coventry Award from the American Knee Society in 2017 for an RCT comparing patellofemoral to total knee replacement.

 

 

BHS - Interview with Prof. Karen Barker - Post-operative rehabilitation following primary arthroplasty

Stephen Jones

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Stephen Jones

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon , Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

Mr Stephen Jones started consultant practice in 2005 at the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board as a Specialist Adult Hip Surgeon. He is a regular faculty member on hip surgery courses both in the UK & Internationally. He is the Immediate Past President of the British Hip Society.

 

Andrew Hamer

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Andrew Hamer

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, President-Elect of the British Hip Society, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Andy Hamer is a full time arthroplasty surgeon in the Lower Limb Arthroplasty unit at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield. He is currently President Elect of the British Hip Society. He has an MD from the University of Sheffield in Allograft bone research and is active in research in the field of hip arthroplasty. He has a background in surgical training and examination, being a trustee of the nationally renowned Cavendish Hip Fellowship, a previous member for the SAC and a FRCS(T+O) examiner.

 

Professor Karen Barker

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Professor Karen Barker

Professor of Physiotherapy , Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Oxford

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. In 2013 she was awarded fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

She has led innovative service redesign of arthroplasty pathways in Oxford with an emphasis on accelerated rehabilitation protocols.

She has recently completed a large HTA funded trial looking at community versus hospital based post-operative rehabilitation for older, frailer patients after knee arthroplasty. She has published widely on arthroplasty rehabilitation.

 

 

BHS - Interview with Mr Andrew Metcalfe - Procedures for primary elective knee replacement

Alasdair Santini

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Alasdair Santini

Consultant Knee and Hip Surgeon

Alasdair Santini is a consultant knee and hip surgeon at The Liverpool University Hospitals NHS FT. He graduated from The University of Sheffield, trained in Sheffield and then on the Mersey Orthopaedic Rotation. He was awarded a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Travelling Fellowship to visit St Louis prior to taking up his consultant post in Liverpool.
He has been lower limb lead at The Royal Liverpool Hospital, is currently MAC chair at Spire Liverpool Hospital and presides over The Grosvenor Club. He is Honorary Clinical Lecturer at The University of Liverpool. He sits on the BASK executive committee.

 

Chloe Scott

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Chloe Scott

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Chloe Scott is a consultant hip, knee and trauma surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and an NHS Scotland Research Fellow. Having completed a master’s degree in orthopaedic engineering and an MD in unicompartmental knee biomechanics 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 & Joint Journal and Bone & Joint Research where she is also an Associate Editor for hip and knee papers.

 

Andrew Metcalfe

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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 in knee surgery, covering ligament reconstruction, patellofemoral surgery including trochleoplasty, osteotomy around the knee, and both partial and total joint replacement.

His research is about establishing the clinical and cost effectiveness of orthopaedic interventions, mostly through multi-centre randomised controlled trials. He has a particular interest in evaluating new surgical technologies. He leads multi-centre trials in robotic joint replacement surgery (RACER) and a novel implant for rotator cuff tears (START:REACTS). He leads a research portfolio worth approximately £3M and is co-investigator on approximately £4M of research in other centres in the UK. He maintains his interest in basic science research, including the UK-wide OATech collaboration and the Versus Arthritis Biomechanics and Bioengineering Centre in Cardiff. He also leads the clinical academic training programme for T&O in Warwick.

He has experience of NICE as a member of the Evidence Review Group for technology appraisals related to Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation and was a guideline committee member for the NICE ‘Joint Replacement’ guidelines.

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).

He is married to Helen who works locally as a GP and has two children who keep him active. He enjoys running, cycling and both watching and playing football.

 

 

 

 

 

BIOS Revalidation Session - Learning from Mistakes

Professor. Bijayendra Singh

Professor Bijayendra Singh

Consultant , Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Bijay Singh is one of the leading Upper Limb Surgeons in Kent and South East of England. He provides expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of common Upper Limb problems from shoulder to hand. He specialises in arthroscopic surgery of the upper limb and has a keen interest in treating sports injuries of the upper limb and also carries out joint replacement surgery for hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder joints. He works as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Medway Maritime Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He qualified in India in 1992 and has undergone higher training in UK. He then undertook three fellowships Australia & USA.

Prof. Singh frequently lectures on both trauma and upper limb related courses at both national and international meetings. He continues to be actively involved in upper limb research and he has published over 40 papers in national & international journals and a few book chapters. He has presented at over 100 national and international meetings and has organised number of workshops and revision courses. He is a keen teacher & committed to teaching this has been reflected by his appointment as a Visiting Professor & Co Programme director for Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Canterbury Christchurch University.

 

Maneesh Bhatia

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Maneesh Bhatia

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Bhatia was appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon at University Hospitals of Leicester in 2009.  Following training in South East Thames Rotation, he did one-year Fellowship in Foot & Ankle Surgery at Cambridge. He was awarded the European Travelling Foot & Ankle Fellowship to USA in 2009. He is the editor of two books, has written chapters in books including Oxford Textbook of Trauma & Orthopaedics and has a has published in a number of peer reviewed journals. He has an active interest in Research and Education and has acted as Chief and Principal Investigator for randomised controlled and multicentre studies. He is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons. He has acted in the role of specialist advisor to NICE regarding non surgical treatment of Achilles ruptures. He is a member of advisory panel of NIHR. He is a member of Scientific Committees of European Foot Ankle Society and British Orthopaedic Foot Ankle Society. He is currently the Education Secretary of British Indian Orthopaedic Society.

 

Professor Joe Dias

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Professor Joe Dias

Consultant Hand and Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester

Joe Dias is Professor in Hand and Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of the Academic Department of Musculoskeletal Surgery (AToMS) at the University Hospitals of Leicester. He is a Consultant Hand and Orthopaedic Surgeon for the University Hospitals of Leicester.

He has a special interest in epidemiology in hand and wrist disorders, Dupuytren’s contracture, the outcome of interventions in upper limb and hand trauma and interventions in wrist disorders. His research has focused on clinically-based investigations of effectiveness of interventions for hand and upper limb disorders. He has a special interest in education.

He has published over 152 peer-reviewed scientific articles, over 20 other publications and 27 chapters in books most on hand surgery. He has 24 publications on scaphoid fractures. He has authored multiple national reports and NICE accredited clinical pathways.

Professor Dias has received a number of grants including a £2.2 million grant from NIHR HTA to investigate scaphoid fracture management. He is the Chief Investigator for DISC, POSt, POStPlus, VOC and PreMieRE. He is a co-applicant on the HTA funded UKFROST study and DRAFFT2 study

He was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Hand Surgery (Europe edition) and on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Professor Dias was President of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) in 2008 and was President of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) in 2012. He is a member of international societies FESSH, IFSSH and the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand.

He is Chair of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust Clinical Senate.

 

Vikas Khanduja

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Vikas Khanduja

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, 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 100 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 Vice President, 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 Associate Editor to the Bone and Joint Journal.

 

Professor Venu Kavarthapu

Professor Venu Kavarthapu

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon , Kings College Hospital, London

Venu Kavarthapu completed Hip and F&A fellowships before joining King’s College Hospital NHS Trust in 2006. In addition to providing regional young adult hip surgery, he also delivers adult foot and ankle service. He is the orthopaedic lead for King’s Multi-disciplinary Diabetic Foot Unit and has set-up the functional limb salvage Charcot foot reconstruction service that has been recognised nationally.

He established the ‘Multidisciplinary and Surgical Reconstruction of Charcot Foot Symposium' and ‘King’s Charcot Foot Reconstruction Cadaver Workshop’ course in London. The Diabetic Foot Reconstruction Fellowship that is offered in his unit is popular among senior F&A trainees. He lectures widely, is a dynamic member of several specialist societies and has published several scientific articles in hip and foot & ankle. His other responsibilities include Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London, Regional Orthopaedic Training Programme Director and Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark. He is a member of BOFAS education committee and the president-elect of Association of Diabetic Foot Surgeons.

 

Professor Deborah Eastwood

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Deborah Eastwood

Appointed Trustee

Deborah Eastwood is UCL Professor of Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Great Ormond Street and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospitals. Deborah works in the generality of paediatric orthopaedic surgery, but has particular interests in children with overgrowth syndromes, metabolic bone disease and those with neurological problems. She also deals with hip and foot/ankle problems and acts as the lead surgeon for the Ponseti service for clubfoot deformity. Deborah is a former council member of BSCOS (British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery) and current Board Member for EPOS (European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society).

 

Phil Sell

Phil Sell

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon , University Hospitals Leicester

Philip trained at Southampton Medical School, United Kingdom, graduating in 1979. He undertook a research MSC in Spinal bioengineering. His senior specialist training was at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry. In 1990 he was a paediatric and spine fellow at the Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital in Hong Kong.
In 1993 he was appointed to the university Hospitals of Leicester and in 2001 had a dual appointment to the Nottingham University hospitals, operating in both Trusts.
Philip has an adult and paediatric spinal surgical practice that encompasses scoliosis, trauma, tumours, infection, tuberculosis and common compressive disorders. he has over 45 peer reviewed publications on diverse topics related to spine and surgery of the spine. He assisted in the NICE guidance NG59 on low back pain.
Philip has been the President and Secretary of the British Association of Spine Surgeons and has had active roles on the executive of the society for Back Pain Research and the British Scoliosis Society. He is an active member of the Spine Society of Europe and has had roles within the Executive. The Education Committee and the Scientific Programme Committee. He was EUROSPINE President in 204.
Philip is passionate about education and spreading the word, he has converted powerpoint presentations into air miles. He has little interest in Fiscal Health care system except making slightly smug comparative observations.

 

Professor Amar Rangan

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Professor Amar Rangan

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery , University of York

Amar Rangan is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and holds the Royal College of Surgeons Chair in Surgical Trials at the University of York.  He also has an appointment as Professor with Faculty of Medical Sciences & NDORMS, University of Oxford.  He leads a programme of clinical effectiveness research, particularly NIHR multi-centre clinical trials. He has published widely in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, particularly in the field of Shoulder & Elbow surgery. He is a specialist shoulder surgeon and is current President of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society.  He has led the publication of BESS national guidelines for investigation and management of Shoulder & Elbow Peri-prosthetic Joint Infection.

 

 

BJJ - Publishing in 2020 – where to look and why

Professor Fares S Haddad

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Professor Fares Haddad

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University College of London Hospital

Professor Fares Haddad is a Hip and Knee Reconstructive Orthopaedic and Sports Surgeon at University College Hospitals. He is Divisional Clinical Director of Surgical Specialties at UCH, and Director of the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health at University College London.

He has presented and published widely on key aspects of hip, knee and sports surgery and continues to lead a clinical research group with interests in hip and knee joint preservation after injury, the genetic influences on bone and tendon, prosthetic design and performance and outcomes measurement after hip / knee surgery and sports injuries. He is Editor-in-Chief of The Bone & Joint Journal, and is on the editorial board of The Journal of Arthroplasty, Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons and Hospital Medicine. He has been elected as a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine.

 

Emma Vodden

Emma Vodden

Head of Publishing , The Bone & Joint Journal

Emma has worked at the Journal for over 17 years and is responsible for the publishing strategy and editorial production of our journals.

 

Professor Matthew Costa

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Matt Costa

Research Committee Chair

Matthew Costa is Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at the University of Oxford and Honorary Consultant Trauma Surgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.  He is Chief Investigator for a series of randomised trials and associated studies supported by grants from the UK NIHR, Musculoskeletal Charities and the Trauma Industry.  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 BOA Research Committee and is the Specialty Lead in Orthopaedic Trauma for the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  He is Associate Editor for Trauma and Research Methods at the Bone and Joint Journal.

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

 

Sam Oussedik

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Sam Oussedik

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University College Hospital London

Sam is a knee, sports and trauma surgeon and Clinical Director of Trauma and Orthopaedics at UCLH. He is also the Director of Surgical Education at UCLH and runs a series of successful courses for surgeons in training. Sam is a previous ABC Fellow and an active researcher, including work into improving results following joint replacement surgery and the role of robotic surgery

He has been specialty editor for knee surgery for The Bone & Joint Journal, for the past 5 years and is on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Sports Medicine, the highest impact global sports surgery journal.

 

Chloe Scott

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Chloe Scott

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Chloe Scott is a consultant hip, knee and trauma surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and an NHS Scotland Research Fellow. Having completed a master’s degree in orthopaedic engineering and an MD in unicompartmental knee biomechanics 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 & Joint Journal and Bone & Joint Research where she is also an Associate Editor for hip and knee papers.

 

 

BOOS Session 1 - An Introduction to Sarcoma

Rob Ashford

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Robert Ashford

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Mr Robert Ashford is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Tumour Surgeon based at The University Hospitals of Leicester.

Mr Ashford graduated from the London Hospital Medical College in 1992. He undertook basic surgical training in London and East Anglia and he continued his Orthopaedic training in Leicester and Yorkshire. After passing the FRCS (Tr. & Orth.) in 2004, he completed a one-year fellowship in Sydney, Australia under Dr Paul Stalley, a world-renowned sarcoma surgeon. He completed a further one-year fellowship in lower limb joint reconstruction and tumour surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.

He was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Tumour Surgeon at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and the East Midlands Sarcoma Service in 2007. Mr Ashford has extensive experience in the treatment of a wide variety of hip and knee conditions, bone and soft tissue tumours and trauma. Mr Ashford has published extensively in these fields. He has been awarded an MD for his thesis entitled “Improving the patient journey in breast cancer metastatic to the skeleton”; by the University of Sheffield. Mr Ashford is Network Lead Clinician for the East Midlands Sarcoma Service.

He was selected by the British Orthopaedic Association for the 2014 American-British-Canadian Traveling Fellowship. The ABC Fellowship is a prestigious, highly competitive and sought-after honour awarded to leaders in the field of orthopaedic surgery. ABC Fellows are chosen every two years and travel to various academic institutions in the United States and Canada. They present their research and act as international ambassadors for the BOA as they learn about healthcare and research in their host countries. Mr Ashford is the first Leicester Surgeon to be named an ABC Fellow.

 

Robin Pollock

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Robin Pollock

Clinical Director, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore

Mr Pollock is the Clinical Director of the Joint Reconstruction and Sarcoma Units at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. He was appointed as a Consultant in 2004 following fellowships in Sydney, Australia and Denver, USA. In 2008 he was awarded the American, British and Canadian (ABC) Travelling Fellowship. He spent six weeks visiting the premier orthopaedic clinics in North America and the experience he gained has been of great benefit to him and his patients.

He is a former secretary of the British Orthopaedic Oncology Society and a member of the European Musculo-Skeletal Oncology Society and International Society of Limb Salvage. In 2022 he will be hosting the annual EMSOS meeting in London. He has published over 90 research papers on joint reconstruction and orthopaedic oncology and regularly presents his work at national and international meetings.

In his spare time he is mostly found outdoors in the Chilterns with his young family enjoying cycling, running and walking his dog. He regularly competes in triathlons and in 2016 completed a full Ironman.

 

 

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

Robert Ashford

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Robert Ashford

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Mr Robert Ashford is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Tumour Surgeon based at The University Hospitals of Leicester.

Mr Ashford graduated from the London Hospital Medical College in 1992. He undertook basic surgical training in London and East Anglia and he continued his Orthopaedic training in Leicester and Yorkshire. After passing the FRCS (Tr. & Orth.) in 2004, he completed a one-year fellowship in Sydney, Australia under Dr Paul Stalley, a world-renowned sarcoma surgeon. He completed a further one-year fellowship in lower limb joint reconstruction and tumour surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.

He was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Tumour Surgeon at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and the East Midlands Sarcoma Service in 2007. Mr Ashford has extensive experience in the treatment of a wide variety of hip and knee conditions, bone and soft tissue tumours and trauma. Mr Ashford has published extensively in these fields. He has been awarded an MD for his thesis entitled “Improving the patient journey in breast cancer metastatic to the skeleton”; by the University of Sheffield. Mr Ashford is Network Lead Clinician for the East Midlands Sarcoma Service.

He was selected by the British Orthopaedic Association for the 2014 American-British-Canadian Traveling Fellowship. The ABC Fellowship is a prestigious, highly competitive and sought-after honour awarded to leaders in the field of orthopaedic surgery. ABC Fellows are chosen every two years and travel to various academic institutions in the United States and Canada. They present their research and act as international ambassadors for the BOA as they learn about healthcare and research in their host countries. Mr Ashford is the first Leicester Surgeon to be named an ABC Fellow.

 

Paul Cool

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Paul Cool

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Paul Cool MD MMedSc (Res) FRCS (Ed) FRCS (Orth) is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital, Oswestry. After qualifying in 1988, he completed basic surgical rotation in Birmingham, subsequently specialist orthopaedic training in Oswestry and then appointed consultant orthopaedic & oncological surgeon at RJAH in 2000. He was elected President of BOOS in 2015.

 

Tom Cosker

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Tom Cosker

Consultant Surgeon , Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

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 in January 2014, 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 is 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. As such, Tom frequently looks to bring the latest learning techniques to the department. Tom is a Fellow of the Anatomical Society.

 

Jonathan Stevenson

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Jonathan Stevenson

Consultant Surgeon , Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Jonathan Stevenson is a specialist in oncology & arthroplasty at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust.

He qualifiedat the University of Birmingham in 2005. He gained his specialist training at the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry and began working at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust in 2015. He is a Senior Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedics at Aston University.

He has been awarded multiple national research prizes in orthopaedic oncology from national bodies including the British Orthopaedic Association, British Orthopaedic Oncology Society Royal Society of Medicine. He was elected to the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) sarcoma clinical studies group in 2015.

He was awarded the British Orthopaedic Association International travelling fellowship award in 2014, visiting the Tata Memorial hospital in Mumbai and the British Orthopaedic Oncology Society European travelling fellowship award in 2015.

Jonathan has published four book chapters and is the co-editor of an orthopaedic basic sciences textbook. He is the author of 19 publications with 45 citations since 2011 including seven peer reviewed papers, five review articles and seven abstracts.

He has international scientific presentation experience since 2010 and has presented research at all major national and international orthopaedic oncology scientific meetings since 2014. He is a reviewer for the European Journal of Surgical Oncology.

He regularly examines and lectures on FRCS (Tr & Orth) courses in clinical examination, viva examination and basic science.

 

Robin Pollock

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Robin Pollock

Clinical Director, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore

Mr Pollock is the Clinical Director of the Joint Reconstruction and Sarcoma Units at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. He was appointed as a Consultant in 2004 following fellowships in Sydney, Australia and Denver, USA. In 2008 he was awarded the American, British and Canadian (ABC) Travelling Fellowship. He spent six weeks visiting the premier orthopaedic clinics in North America and the experience he gained has been of great benefit to him and his patients.

He is a former secretary of the British Orthopaedic Oncology Society and a member of the European Musculo-Skeletal Oncology Society and International Society of Limb Salvage. In 2022 he will be hosting the annual EMSOS meeting in London. He has published over 90 research papers on joint reconstruction and orthopaedic oncology and regularly presents his work at national and international meetings.

In his spare time he is mostly found outdoors in the Chilterns with his young family enjoying cycling, running and walking his dog. He regularly competes in triathlons and in 2016 completed a full Ironman.

 

 

BORS - Mechanical and biological considerations for osteoarthritis

Richie Gill

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Richie Gill

Professor of Healthcare Engineering, University of Bath

Richie Gill obtained a first class degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Bristol in 1989 and completed a British Aerospace Graduate Apprenticeship. He undertook a DPhil in Orthopaedic Mechanics at the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford. His supervisor was Professor John O’Connor, one of the inventors of the Oxford Knee replacement. After completing his thesis he worked both as a post-doctoral fellow and clinical engineer, establishing the Oxford Gait Laboratory as a clinical service. He became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Calgary (1999),  returning to Oxford (2001) to become the Group Head of the Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Centre and Fellow of St Hugh’s College. In 2012, he was appointed Professor of Healthcare Engineering at the University of Bath. He has published over 200 journal articles and is a member of the editorial board of the Bone and Joint Journal, and is the current President of the British Orthopaedic Research Society. 

 

Richard Aspden

Richard Aspden

Professor Emeritus in Orthopaedic Science, University of Aberdeen

I was awarded a first class degree in Physics from the University of York before crossing the Pennines to do a PhD in Medical Biophysics at the University of Manchester under Professor David Hukins. There I developed x-ray diffraction and polarised light microscopy to measure collagen fibril organization in articular cartilage, ligaments, intervertebral disc, meniscus and uterine cervix. Subsequently, my work has focussed on osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and low back pain. I was awarded a Wellcome Trust Travelling Fellowship to work with Professor Dick Heinegård at the University of Lund, Sweden. Learning some biology enabled me to study how biological and mechanical factors are inter-related in joint homeostasis. I then moved to Aberdeen with Richard Porter and set up the Orthopaedic Research Laboratories. I was awarded an MRC Senior Fellowship (1992) and appointed to a personal chair as Professor in Orthopaedic Science in 2000. Research results are published in over 180 peer-reviewed journal articles and I have been an investigator on grants awarded for research totalling over £25M from Research Councils, Charities and Industry.

 

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

Orthopaedic Surgeon

 

Gemma Whatling

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Gemma Whatling

Bioengineer

Gemma is a Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University, specialising in biomechanics and orthopaedic engineering. She is a Chartered Engineer, Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Trustee of the South Wales Institute of Engineers Educational Trust and member of the EPSRC Associate Peer Review College.  

She graduated with a first-class honours MEng degree in Medical Engineering (2005) and PhD (2009), both from Cardiff University. Prior to a lectureship, her Cardiff Academic Fellowship and Senior Research Fellowship established the biomechanical aspects of high tibial osteotomy (HTO) studies within the Arthritis Research UK Biomechanics and Bioengineering Centre of Excellence. During this time, she also received an International Travelling Fellowship from the British Orthopaedic Research Society and EPSRC funding to explore novel HTO treatment planning.  

She is a co-applicant of the Biomechanics and Bioengineering Research Centre Versus Arthritis, co-managing longitudinal studies on HTO and Total Knee Replacement biomechanics, and co-applicant of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Facility at Cardiff, where she manages the teaching laboratory. Her research interests include human movement, osteoarthritis, orthopaedics, treatment planning, rehabilitation, gait retraining, monitoring and predicting patient recovery and medical device design. Her work is aligned to healthcare priorities, driven by impact, innovation and clinical translation to maximise patient benefit.

 

Debbie Mason

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Debbie Mason

Biologist

Deborah Mason is a Professor in the School of Biosciences and is Co Principal Investigator and Preclinical Research Director in the Biomechanics and Bioengineering Research Centre Versus Arthritis at Cardiff University.  Her research programme uses a range of cell, explant, animal and human models to determine how altered joint biomechanics influences biological signals. Her post-doctoral research implicated glutamatergic signalling in mechanically-induced bone formation. Since then, she has led >40 research projects encompassing biosciences, engineering and orthopaedics. Her research has identified new drug targets and biomarkers for osteoarthritis, and developed new in vitro models for drug screening and biomarker selection. This has led to granted patents and collaboration with pharmaceutical companies. Her overall ambition is to improve understanding of the biological mechanisms that link mechanical loading, pain, inflammation and joint destruction in arthritis, and exploit this knowledge for patient benefit. She is President of the British Orthopaedics Research Society and has served on Committees for the Orthopaedics Research Society, British Orthopaedic Research Society and Bone Research Society.  She has organized and published outputs from international workshops on how to conduct clinical trials for post-traumatic osteoarthritis. She acts on Scientific Advisory Boards for NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre for Musculoskeletal Trials and Versus Arthritis.

 

 

BOSTAA Session - Upper Limb Instability in the Sportsperson

Joanne Banks

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Joanne Banks

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals

Jo is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon with specialist interests in sports knee surgery and complex lower limb trauma. She trained at Liverpool 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 Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals, a large city centre teaching hospital 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 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.

 

Professor Deiary Kader

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Professor Deiary Kader

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon , South West London Orthopaedic Centre

Professor Kader is an accomplished knee surgeon, researcher, academic, educationalist, humanitarian and a specialist surgeon for the International Committee of the Red Cross.

He is a fellowship trained knee and sport medicine surgeon with an extensive experience in knee ligament reconstruction, primary/revision knee arthroplasty, multilligament reconstruction and patellofemoral joint instability. After completing orthopaedic training in Scotland and knee fellowship in Sydney/Australia and Newcastle in 2005, he was invited to accept a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon post at the QEH NHS trust in Gateshead 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 in the UK.

In August 2015 he was appointed as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with special interest in knee surgery at the Academic Surgical Firm, South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC) where he works very closely with Professor Richard Field and his team.

He is also a visiting professor in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences in Northumbria University and oversees the academic activates at the academic surgical unit at SWLEOC/Epsom. In the past 10 years he has developed an extensive interest in research and postgraduate training and published more than 99 scientific papers, book chapters and articles. He is editor in chief of two journals and associate editor of many prestigious national and international journals. He has recently become a member of the intercollegiate exam board and the AAC for the RCS England.

Since 2010 he has been dedicating a significant amount of his time for humanitarian work with NGMV medical charity (www.ngmvcharity.co.uk) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) (www.icrc.org/en/where-we-work/middle-east/lebanon).

 

Carlos Cobiella

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Carlos Cobiella

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University College of London Hospital

Carlos Cobiella grew up in Spain and graduated from Medical School at the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid.

He moved to London where he completed his Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. He became interested in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and had further training in this area under the care of Messrs Bayley, Calvert and Lambert at the Shoulder and Elbow Unit at the RNOH and Professor Birch at the Peripheral Nerve Injury.

He is a Consultant Shoulder & Elbow and Sports Surgeon at University College London Hospitals NHS Trust. He is founding member of The Shoulder Practice, Head of the Upper Limb Section of the Institute of Sports, Exercise and Health at UCL. He collaborates closely with the English Institute of Sport, UK Athletics, the British Olympic Association and professional sports teams. He was part of the medical team at the London 2012 Olympics and is the NFL Upper Limb Surgeon in Europe.

He enjoys all aspects of Shoulder and Elbow surgery, including the treatment of Sports injuries, arthritis and fractures and has a keen interest in arthroscopic techniques. He is a member of faculty in numerous courses in Arthroscopic and Sports Injury Surgery, both national and international. He directly supervises the training of medical students, junior doctors, a UCH Shoulder and Elbow Fellow and is convenor for the London Shoulder Meeting. Carlos continues to publish and present research for advances in surgical techniques regularly.

 

Professor Len Funk

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Professor Len Funk

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon , Wrightington Hospital

Professor Len is a shoulder surgeon in the UK. My NHS post is at the Wrightington Upper Limb Unit and my Private Practice in Manchester with The Arm Clinic is based at The Wilmslow Hospital and Manchester Institute of Health & Performance, part of HCA Healthcare UK.

He has been a specialist in shoulder surgery for over 18 years. His practice has evolved to specialise completely on sports and soft tissue injuries of the shoulder. Providing second opinions, treating complex cases and performing revision surgery makes up a large proportion of my work. Professor Len practice closely with similar colleagues who specialise in complex trauma and shoulder replacement surgeries, as well as therapists dedicated to complex shoulder management and elite sports injuries and rehabilitation.

His primary focus has always been to try my best for my patients, even when surgery is not the first option as most shoulder injuries can be treated with non-surgical means. As such, he also strive to educate and empower my patients, supported by my educational website – www.shoulderdoc.co.uk.

Academically, Professor Len  has written numerous books and contributed to the work of others on shoulder surgery and rehabilitation and am actively involved in research, with over 100 research publications. He regularly teach both undergraduate and postgraduate medical, sports therapy and sports medicine students. As such Professor Len  is clinical lead and hold the post of Honorary Professor with the University of Salford. In addition he offer continued professional development seminars for physios, AHPs and other clinicians to ensure they are kept up to date with best practice.

 

Professor Roger van Riet

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Professor Roger van Riet

Consultant Orthopaedic and Elbow surgeon , University Hospital Antwerp, Belgium

Professor van Riet is a consultant at the Antwerp University Hospital and a guest professor of Orthopaedics and traumatology at the University of Antwerp. He also has a practice at “Orthopaedic Specialists’ in London where he operates on complex problems. As a dedicated elbow surgeon, he performs approximately 900 elbow surgeries every year.

He has published over 100 peer reviewed papers on elbow surgery and more than 50 book chapters. He is the Associate Editor at Shoulder & Elbow, Clinics in Orthopaedic Surgery and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery EST. He has presented his work at all major upper extremity meetings in the world. He was a guest speaker at Harvard Sports Medicine, special guest at the Mayo Clinic Elbow Course and presented grand rounds at the University of Chicago.

He was an invited speaker at the national shoulder and elbow society meetings in Hong Kong, Australia and many European countries, including the United Kingdom. Professor van Riet organised the European Shoulder and Elbow Society (SECEC) Antwerp Elbow Course and SECEC Closed meeting in Antwerp in 2016. To date, he has organized the Antwerp Upper limb Cadaver Course five times.

Professor van Riet was the first president of the Belgian Elbow and Shoulder Society and a current member of the board. He is a former member of the elbow committee of both ISAKOS and ESSKA. He is the former chair of the SECEC Rehab Committee and currently, he is the chair of the Healthcare delivery Committee of SECEC and member of the executive committee.

He is a consultant at the Antwerp University Hospital and a guest professor of Orthopaedics and traumatology at the University of Antwerp. As a dedicated elbow surgeon, he performs approximately 900 elbow surgeries every year.

 

Anmar Al-Shawi

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Anmar Al-Shawi

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon , Royal Cornwall Hospital

Anmar Al-Shawi is a Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon working at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro. He is the Senior Surgeon in one of the very few true Ortho-Plastic hand units in the country made up of one plastic and two orthopaedic surgeons entirely dedicated to treating the full spectrum of hand and wrist pathologies. This busy unit services a Cornish population of 566,000 rising thanks to tourism to 850,000 in the summer months.

His training background in Hand Surgery came from advanced subspecialty training fellowships in two renowned units in Australia including Professor Michael Tonkin’s unit in Sydney and the Victoria Hand Surgery group in Melbourne. His fascination with Wrist biomechanics and instabilities started very early during his training and was culminated during a visiting fellowship at the Kaplan institute in Barcelona learning from Dr Marc Garcia-Elias, a recognised worldwide authority in this field. Mr Al-Shawi has built a busy Wrist Arthroscopy practice with 12 years of experience and &gt, 550 procedures in his logbook to date. Most are not only diagnostic but also therapeutic procedures treating variable conditions such as TFC tears, ganglions, Scaphoid non-unions, arthritis and various ligament injuries.
He has been an active member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand since 2002 and an overseas Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand since 2008. He has published in peer reviewed journals but sees himself predominantly as a working Specialist with great enthusiasm for developing a successful hand surgery service and teaching budding hand surgeons.

 

Meg Birks

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Meg Birks

Consultant Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon , Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Ms Birks ia a consultant Orthopaedic Hand and Wrist surgeon working in Sheffield, where we work as an integrated Ortho-plastics Hand Centre within a Major Trauma Centre. We are the local secondary care referral hospital for 500,000 Sheffield residents and provide tertiary services for a wider population of around 3 million. I am also clinical lead for our service.

She trained on the Oxford rotation as a registrar, including hands, and then spent a year as the Interface Hand Fellow in Manchester. During my fellowship she worked at Wythenshawe, Wrightington and in Salford (at the Hope Hospital as it was then). Ms Birks undertook the BSSH Hand Diploma in the first round of registrations and completed the qualification in 2007. She has since been a tutor and supervisor for the Diploma locally and served on the BSSH committee that runs it for 8 years, 3 of which were as chair.  Ms Birks is now a member of BSSH Council. My practice is purely NHS.

She enjoy treating trauma acutely and dealing with its later presentations. Her elective practice remains very general but she has an interest in supporting patients with long term conditions. Ms Birks finds the challenges of dealing with specific occupational and recreational requirements of individual patients rewarding. Even with identical diagnoses there are no two cases the same! Sportsmen and women bring an endless variety of demands on their hands which means they are fascinating and fulfilling to treat.

 

Professor Sayed Ali

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Professor Sayed Ali

Professor of Musculoskeletal Radiology , Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

Educational Background

• Fellowships: McMaster University (Canada) and Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis (USA)

• Residency: Royal College of Radiologists (United Kingdom)

• MD: University of the West Indies

Certifications

• Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology

• Fellow of the American College of Radiology (FACR)

• Fellow of the Royal College of Radiology (FRCR)

Dr. Ali is Professor and Chief of Musculoskeletal Radiology at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. He is the author of 2 Radiology textbooks and nearly 200 peer reviewed journal articles and scientific/educational exhibits, and is an active participant in organized radiology in the United States with leadership roles in the American College of Radiology.

 

Fazal Ali

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Fazal Ali

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon , Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Fazal Ali has a special interest in sports injuries to the knee. He trained in Sheffield with a Knee Fellowship in Newcastle and a short Trauma Fellowship in New York. In 2017 he was honoured with the BASK Ambassador award to visit Boston USA to help set up a regional center for the management of ACL injuries in children. He is a former Deputy TPD for South Yorkshire and is presently the Academic Secretary of BOSTAA.
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 has recently been launched in Chinese . He is the founder in 2007 of the largest clinical examination course worldwide: The Chesterfield and Sheffield FRCS Clinical course. He has also organised the clinical examination course for the BOA for the last 7 years.
Fazal was voted ‘South Yorkshire Orthopaedic Trainer of the Year’ on five occasions. He was given a life-time award for training by the South Yorkshire training scheme in 2012. In 2011 and 2012 he was shortlisted by BOTA as one of the top trainers in the UK. In 2017 he was honoured by the South Yorkshire Orthopaedic Training Rotation by the creation of an annual award: The ‘Fazal Ali Award for Academic Excellence’. In 2018 He was voted as ‘Trainer of the Year’ again, this time for East Midlands.

He serves as an examiner for the Intercollegiate Board in the FRCS(Tr&Orth) examinations and is the Head od Section 1 in T&O. In 2017 he has been elected to the panel of international examiners. Mr Ali also serves on the board of examiners in other countries including the West Indies

 

 

BSCOS Revalidation Session 1 - The Adolescent Foot and Ankle

Emily Baird

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Emily Baird

Orthopaedic Consultant, The Royal Hospital for Sick Children

Emily Baird is a paediatric orthopaedic consultant at The Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh. She trained in both the South East of Scotland and the West of Scotland and undertook a fellowship at Sick Kids in Toronto. Sub-specialist interests include DDH and clubfoot surgery, with an over-arching interest in medical education. She is Past President of BOTA, sits of the BSCOS Education Committee and is the Head of Education for the T&O in SE Scotland. 

 

Tom Quantrell

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Tom Quantrell

Owner, Physioteq clinic, Cambridge University

Tom Quantrell holds a Batchelors degree in physiotherapy and a Masters degree in sports and exercise rehabilitation. Tom has spent the last 10 years setting up and running paediatric and adolescent MSK services in the NHS and private sector, he currently owns and runs the Physioteq clinic at Cambridge University. Tom has worked in youth elite sport  across a number of sports including  rowing, premiership rugby and international hockey. Tom currently teaches nationally and internationally on the subject of paediatric and adolescent MSK and sporting injuries and lectures on the paediatric masters program at UCL.

 

Paul Halliwell

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Paul Halliwell

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Surrey County Hospital

Paul Halliwell has been consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal Surrey County Hospital since 2002 having graduated from Guy’s Hospital, London. His specialist areas are trauma and orthopaedics of the foot and ankle in both children and adults. He undertook Fellowships in Trauma and Reconstruction in Toronto and in Children’s Orthopaedics at Great Ormond Hospital.

Paul has been an active trainer throughout his career. He has developed, delivered or contributed to teaching programmes for all types and grade of learner including medical students, trainee surgeons, physiotherapists, general practitioners and consultant peers at home and abroad. He is an active member of the

Current training activities include teaching of ankle joint replacement technique to specialist consultants in the UK and Europe. As a member of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS) Education Committee, Paul was Director of the national Basic Principles Course, then developed its Advanced format. He is currently Chair of BOFAS’ Outcomes Committee charged with development of a UK clinical Outcomes Registry. He is a Principle Investigator for a national research project into ankle replacement (TARVA) and was FRCS (Tr & Orth) examiner from 2011 to 2016.

 

 

John McKinley

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John McKinley

Clinical Lead, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh

John McKinley graduated from University of Dundee and completed his orthopaedic training in Edinburgh, with a fellowship in Melbourne in 2005.

He was appointed in Edinburgh in 2007 as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon for elective adult foot and ankle surgery and paediatric trauma at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. He is the clinical lead for foot and ankle services in Edinburgh and has been heavily involved in developing foot and ankle services in Scotland.

He is regularly involved in educating surgeons and allied health professionals and helped set up a national multidisciplinary foot and ankle group. He set up the ChM in trauma and orthopaedic surgery -a surgical distance learning program resulting from the collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and is the program director.

He deals with all aspects of foot and ankle pathology but has a particular interest in sporting injuries.

 

Robert Clayton

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Robert Clayton

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Robert Clayton moved to Edinburgh in 1994 and graduated in 2000. He undertook Basic and Higher Surgical training in the South East Scotland region. He undertook fellowship training in Foot & Ankle surgery in Glasgow in 2009 before taking up post as a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon in Fife in 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 the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and has served on faculty at numerous courses and conferences in the region.

 

 

BSCOS Revalidation Session 2 - The Adolescent Knee

Anish Sanghrajka

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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.

 

Jo Dartnell

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Jo Dartnell

Paediatric Orthopaedic Consultant, Maidstone and Tunbridge

Jo Dartnell completed a first degree in Pharmacology at the University of Liverpool, and studied medicine Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical School, where she qualified with distinction.

During her Higher Surgical Training in the South East London Region she worked in a number of hospitals as a paediatric orthopaedic registrar, including Great Ormond Street Children’s hospital, Evelina Children’s Hospital and Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells. During this training she also gained an MSc in Trauma & Orthopaedics writing a dissertation on Musculoskeletal Infection in children which helped to inform National guidelines.

She returned to Evelina Children’s Hospital in 2013 for a Fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics and then on to National University Hospital in Singapore where she continued Fellowship training and was offered the role as a Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Orthopaedics. She was appointed as a Consultant at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells in March 2015, where she provides Paediatric Orthopaedic services to the region and beyond.  Her practice encompasses the breadth of Paediatric Orthopaedics, with special interests in limb reconstruction and cerebral palsy.  She is co-chair of the Cerebral Palsy Integrated Pathway for South East England.

 

Iain McNamara

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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.

 

Nick Nicolaou

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Nick Nicolaou

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon , Sheffield Children's Hospital

Nick Nicolaou is a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at Sheffield Children's Hospital. He qualified from King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1999, and undertook postgraduate training in the South East Thames Orthopaedic Training circuit.

He has completed Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowships at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.

His clinical interest is predominantly management of Paediatric soft tissue knee disorders and clinical research.

Nick is a member of the British Society for Children’s Orthopaedics, European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society, British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy Association and the British Limb Reconstruction Society.

 

 

BSCOS revalidation Session 3 - Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Dysplasia

Nigel Kiely

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Nigel Kiely

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital

Nigel Kiely graduated from Nottingham University Medical School in 1991. 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.

Mr Kiely commenced his Consultant Post at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in January 2004. He has a Children’s and young Adult Hip disorders Orthopaedic practice, with interests in DDH, Lim deformity, clubfoot and skeletal dysplasia. He has an interest in education and is a Regional Program Director for orthopaedics in the West Midlands, an ex FRCE examiner and a member of the BSCOS educational committee

 

Aresh Hashemi-Nejad

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Aresh Hashemi-Nejad

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH)

Aresh Hashemi-Nejad was appointed both as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) in Stanmore and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London in 1997.

Hospital. Mr Hashemi-Nejad is involved in clinical research and publishing outcomes from operations he performs and is regularly invited to national and international meetings. He was awarded the American-British-Canadian Travelling Fellowship in 2006, representing British orthopaedics and visiting 20 centres in the United States. In 2011 he was one of only four orthopaedic surgeons nominated in The Times' top 100 doctors. Mr Hashemi-Nejad's main clinical interests are in young adult hip preservation surgery including hip arthroscopy, hip osteotomy and hip replacement surgery. He also deals with paediatric orthopaedic problems. At the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, he has a tertiary practice with these complex problems. In addition, he also deals with a significant number of lower limb conditions including foot, ankle and knee problems.

 

Tim Board

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Professor Tim Board

Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon, Centre for Hip Surgery, Wrightington Hospital

Tim Board is a Consultant Hip and Knee Surgeon working at the Centre for Hip Surgery at Wrightington Hospital. He is also a Visiting Professor in Orthopaedics at the University of Manchester and an Honorary Professor at Salford University.

He is fellowship trained in dealing with complex hip and knee problems including primary and revision arthroplasty. He was appointed as a Consultant in 2007 and has developed a special interest in treating young patients with arthritis and also treating patients who have problems after operations and dealing with revision surgery of the hip and knee.

He also has an interest in dealing with hip impingement using the latest arthroscopic surgical techniques.

He has a strong interest in research and undertook an MD at the University of Manchester investigating bone grafting techniques in revision hip surgery. He has presented at many national and international meetings and has published more than 50 papers and contributed to many textbooks. 

Tim has also been appointed as Associate Editor for the journal Hip International, the official journal of the European Hip Society. The publication is the only journal worldwide to focus solely on hip surgery.

 

Geraint Thomas

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Geraint Thomas

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital

Geraint Thomas was appointed both as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital and Senior Lecturer at Keele University in 2019.

He carried out his undergraduate training at University of Cambridge and University College London graduating in 2005. Following training rotations in Oxford and Bristol he undertook a DPhil on the role of hip shape in the development of osteoarthritis at the University of Oxford. He undertook Specialty training in Oxford with completion of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeon (Trauma and Orthopaedics) in 2016.

He is fellowship trained in complex hip problems including both arthroplasty and hip preservation surgery undertaken at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.

His main research interests include population health, orthopaedic epidemiology and young adult hip pathology. He was also the first British recipient of the John Charnley Award from the Hip Society of North America in 2014.

 

 

BSCOS Revalidation Session 4 - The Adolescent Shoulder

Dominique Knight

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Dominique Knight

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Dominique Knight is a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, the paediatric Level 1 major trauma centre for South West England. She trained in orthopaedics in London and Edinburgh, before completing paediatric fellowships at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto and the Oxford Children’s Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital.  She has been a consultant since 2015.

Alongside her general paediatric orthopaedic practice, she has a subspecialty interest in complex foot disorders and runs the regional Ponseti Service with a colleague.  She also enjoys teaching and is an Academic mentor for Bristol medical students and is a member of the BSCOS Education committee. She is married to a thoracic surgeon, and they have two daughters who together enjoy bike riding, skiing and travelling.

 

Julie McBirnie

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Julie McBirnie

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon , Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

Julie McBirnie was appointed a Consultant in Edinburgh on the 1st January 1999 and her current practice is made up entirely of shoulder surgery, including shoulder arthroscopy, reconstruction and joint replacement.

She was an ABC (American British Canadian) Fellow in 2002 and is a member of the British Shoulder and Elbow Society (BESS), hosting it in Edinburgh in 2006. She is a member of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow (SECEC) and a member of ISAKOS.

Julie has been part of the Oxford UKUFF and CSAW studies and have published on Glenohumeral instability, calcific tendonitis, rotator cuff tears and total anatomical and reverse shoulder arthroplasty.

She is one of the principal investigators for the Zimmer Sidus short stem total shoulder system.

Julie is one of the founder members of the ‘Watanabe’ Club which runs biannual meetings in order to train senior trainees and consultants in the field of shoulder arthroscopy. This continues to be one of the most successful shoulder arthroscopy courses in the UK since its inception in 2003.

She is involved in the care of Scottish Rugby Union players with shoulder injuries.

Her outside interests involve sport. She has run 4 marathons although her interest is now in triathlon. She also enjoys surfing and on calmer days, sea kayaking.

 

Christine Ann Ho

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Christine Ann Ho

Division Director of Paediatric Orthopaedics , Children’s Health Dallas

Christine Ann Ho earned a BS in mechanical engineering with a biology minor from MIT and received her MD from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, followed by internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at LA County-USC. She completed fellowships in paediatric orthopaedic surgery and paediatric hand surgery at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, where she is a Professor of Orthopaedics. She is also the division director of paediatric orthopaedics at Children’s Health Dallas, the only level 1 paediatric trauma centre in north Texas.  

Christine is a member of POSNA and has served as the chairperson for OrthoKids.org. She currently serves on the POSNA QSVI and the Social Media committees. She is also a member of the American Association for Hand Surgery, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, the American Orthopaedic Association, and the Paediatric Hand Study Group. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

She has authored or co-authored 28 peer-reviewed publications and fifteen book chapters. Her clinical and research interests include paediatric upper-extremity trauma, posttraumatic reconstruction, and paediatric congenital differences. She has been invited to chair multiple courses and serve as faculty for multiple meetings and webinars.

 

Lennard Funk

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Lennard Funk

Consultant Shoulder Surgeon, The Wilmslow Hospital and Manchester

Lennard Funk is a shoulder surgeon in the UK. His NHS post is at the Wrightington Upper Limb Unit and Private Practice in Manchester with The Arm Clinic is based at The Wilmslow Hospital and Manchester Institute of Health & Performance, part of HCA Healthcare UK. 

He has been a specialist in shoulder surgery for over 18 years. His practice has evolved to specialise completely on sports and soft tissue injuries of the shoulder. Providing second opinions, treating complex cases and performing revision surgery makes up a large proportion of his work. He practices closely with similar colleagues who specialise in complex trauma and shoulder replacement surgeries, as well as therapists dedicated to complex shoulder management and elite sports injuries and rehabilitation. 

His primary focus has always been to provide the best for his patients, even when surgery is not the first option as most shoulder injuries can be treated with non-surgical means. He also strives to educate and empower his patients, supported by his educational website – http://www.shoulderdoc.co.uk.

He has written numerous books and contributed to the work of others on shoulder surgery and rehabilitation and is actively involved in research, with over 100 research publications. He regularly teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate medical, sports therapy and sports medicine students. He is clinical lead and holds the post of Honorary Professor with the University of Salford. In addition, he offers continued professional development seminars for physios, AHPs and other clinicians to ensure they are kept up to date with best practice.

 

 

 

BSSH Revalidation Session - Hand and Wrist Revalidation

Alex Kocheta

Alex Kocheta

Consultant Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon , The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Alex has been a Consultant Surgeon at Rotherham since 2005 with a special interest in hand surgery. He is a member of the BSSH training & education committee a member of the AOUK hand and wrist faculty as well as teaching on several hand and wrist-related courses.

 

Alexia Karantana

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Alexia Karantana

Clinical Associate Professor & Director of the Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery , Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Alexia was appointed Clinical Associate Professor in Hand Surgery at the University of Nottingham in 2015 and is director of the Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery (https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/cebhs/index.aspx),

She is a consultant hand surgeon and treats patients with hand and wrist problems. Her academic role has been to establish the Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery and work with patients, clinicians, researchers and the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) to enable high quality patient-centred research into common hand conditions, research which addresses current uncertainties and is relevant to patients and the NHS.

 

Adrian Chojnowski

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Adrian Chojnowski

Consultant Orthopaedic & Hand Surgeon, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Adrian is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon with a specialist interest in the hand and wrist. He maintain a general orthopaedic practice and am part of the on-call trauma rota at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust. His research and particular interest relates to disorders of the wrist such as carpal tunnel syndrome and Dupuytrens disease.

Adrian qualified from Cambridge University in 1993 and mostly trained in East Anglia (two years as a specialist registrar at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital). He also spent six months as a fellow at the University of Toronto Hand Programme.

 

Sumedh Talwalkar

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Sumedh Talwalkar

Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sumedh qualified from the University of Bombay and from the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Mumbai. He completed his Orthopaedic training in the Northwest of England, having worked as a Senior Fellow in Upper Limb Surgery at Wrightington Hospital prior to taking up his Consultant post in 2009.

In addition to being in charge of the senior fellowship programme at Wrightington Hospital, Sumedh also manages the highly successful FRCS Hand Course, which is held three times a year. He has a strong interest in research and undertook a year out of training at the University of Manchester investigating the role of fibroblasts in the healing of intra-synovial tendon injuries. He has presented at many national and international meetings and has published more than 20 papers and contributed to textbooks. He continues to maintain strong links with the Universities of Manchester and Salford and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Edge Hill University.

Sumedh’s main interest lies in upper limb joint arthroplasty, including replacements of the small joints of the hand, wrist and elbow. In addition to this he is involved in the management of upper limb trauma, at Wigan, where in addition to local referrals, he manages a tertiary referral service for complex injuries from other regions.

 

Nick Johnson

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Nick Johnson

Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon

Nick Johnson is a consultant hand and wrist surgeon at the Pulvertaft hand centre, Derby. He is a member of the DISC(Dupuytren’s Interventions:Surgery v Collagenase) trial study group and and honorary senior lecturer at the University of Leicester

 

 

BTS Revalidation Session - Trauma Hot Pot’ - Bone infection, Psychology of trauma and don’t forget the Scapula!

Ansar Mahmood

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Ansar Mahmood

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon , University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation trust - Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Ansar is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon in one of the leading major trauma units in the UK. His specialist interests include major orthopaedic trauma, sports and tendon injuries, limb lengthening and post trauma reconstruction. He is the lead for Trauma Research for University Hospitals Birmingham and is the current President of the British Trauma Society.

 

Professor Ian Pallister

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Professor Ian Pallister

Professor of Trauma & Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Major Trauma Surgeon , Morriston Hospital, Swansea

Ian interest in Trauma Surgery began as a Medical Student in Thailand in 1987. This was consolidated working at the Birmingham Accident Hospital. After Trauma Surgery Fellowships in Denver and Oxford and completion of an MD researching the inflammatory response to major trauma he started work in Swansea, initially as Senior Lecturer, becoming Professor in 2012. After setting up the MSc Trauma Surgery Programme, Ian developed increasing cooperative links to the UK Defence Medical Services, including development of more complex trauma simulation models.
His clinical work focuses on major trauma, pelvic and acetabular fractures, and Ortho-Plastic reconstruction of complex limb injuries. Recovery from these injuries and major trauma remain my main research interests. He is also heavily involved in education, helped establish the Damage Control Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery Course and am President of AOUK&I. From October Ian will be working in the University Hospital Wales, Cardiff as a Major Trauma Consultant in the newly established Major Trauma Network, while continuing to work in Swansea, in a role focusing on orthoplastic trauma and the management of malunions and nonunions.

 

Nicholas Riley

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Nicholas Riley

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

Nick is a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon who subspecialises in hand, wrist and elbow surgery. His specialty interests include: peripheral nerve entrapment, Dupuytren's disease, hand and wrist trauma, arthritis of the hand and wrist, and the management of complex bone and joint infection in the hand and wrist.

He qualified from St. Barts and the Royal London School of Medicine in 2001 and undertook post-graduate training in London, at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, and completed his Orthopaedic training in Oxford. He was subsequently awarded the Oxford Hand Surgery Fellowship and has also benefited from visiting fellowships at the Mayo Clinic and the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. His NHS practice is at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Nick obtained Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2013 and the Diploma in Hand Surgery from Manchester University in 2016.

Nick is a member of the Oxford University Medical Education Fellows group and has recently completed the Developing Learning and Teaching programme for medical educators. He founded the Oxford Hand Surgery Training Centre and is regularly invited to teach at national and international events.

 

Dr Louise Johnson

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Dr Louise Johnson

Senior Clinical Psychologist , Leeds General Infirmary

Dr Johnson completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Leeds in 2015. She is a senior clinical psychologist at Leeds General Infirmary. Prior to working in Leeds, Dr Johnson completed an elective placement at Great Ormond Street hospital working into neonatal and paediatric intensive care. Dr Johnson provides clinical psychology input to the Leeds Major Trauma Centre, Orthopaedics and Plastic surgery departments. Dr Johnson’s specialist interests are trauma, limb reconstruction and paediatric orthopaedics. Her current research interests include; predictors of psychological distress following major trauma, quality of life and psychological functioning following limb reconstruction, and the emotional wellbeing of major trauma clinicians. She is a member of the National Major Trauma Centre Psychology Network and a committee member of Day One major trauma charity.

 

 

Carousel Session - Diversity and Inclusion

Don McBride

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Don McBride

President

Don McBride is a full time Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon at the University Hospital of North Midlands, Stoke on Trent UK. He is involved with undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at Keele University and at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Memorial Hospital, Oswestry. He has research interests across the field of Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery. He was previously President of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS) and has been Honorary Treasurer and Secretary of the European Foot and Ankle Society (EFAS) and Honorary Treasurer of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA). He is currently President Elect of EFAS, Chairman of the Certification Board of EFAS, a Council Member of the International Federation of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (IFFAS) and President of the BOA. He is a Clinical Adviser to the National Health Service Ombudsman for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and is a Specialty Adviser to NICE.

 

Andrew Ellis

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Andrew Ellis

President, Australian Orthopaedic Association

Dr Andrew Ellis, a senior orthopaedics surgeon at Royal North Shore Hospital, is the incoming president of the  Australian Orthopaedic Association (October 2019-2020). He has worked at the hospital as a specialist orthopaedic surgeon for 25 years. Andrew began his internship there 10 years prior, trained on the Sydney Northside Training Program and gained his Fellowship from the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS) in 1995. He then spent more than two years in the UK training in aspects of adult reconstructive surgery, in particular in the Ling Hip Fellowship in Exeter (1996).

His early career was as a Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedic at Sydney University, under the legendary Professors TKF Taylor and later David Sonnabend. During this time he developed a great love of education and was a co-founder of the Sydney Clinical Skills Centre, which is an integral part of the Northern Clinical School and has become one of the largest and busiest skills training centres in NSW.

 

Brian Bernstein

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Kristy Weber

President, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Dr. Weber is the chief of orthopaedic oncology in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and director of the Sarcoma Program in Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center. Dr. Weber specializes in diagnosing and treating adults, adolescents and children with bone and soft tissue tumors, and she focuses on complex limb salvage techniques around the hip, knee, shoulder and pelvis.
Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Weber earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science (Pre-Vet) and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She earned her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Weber completed her orthopaedic residency training at the University of Iowa in Iowa City and a two-year research/clinical fellowship in orthopaedic oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Dr. Weber started her career as a faculty member at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where she created a large clinical practice in orthopaedic oncology and developed a basic/translational research program related to cancer metastasis. She then became the Virginia & William Percy professor of orthopaedic surgery and oncology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where she also served as the division chief of orthopaedic oncology and the director of the Sarcoma Program.
In 2006, Dr. Weber received the Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award for her research in metastatic bone disease, and her continued research initiatives have greatly contributed to the understanding of this disease. Dr. Weber was recruited to the University of Pennsylvania Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2013 where she serves as Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and was recently elected to the Penn Academy of Master Clinicians.
For more than 17 years, Dr. Weber has held numerous leadership roles to help advance the orthopaedic profession on both local and national levels. She served as the president of the Maryland Orthopaedic Association in 2009, and chaired the AAOS Council on Research and Quality from 2008-2012, and served on the AAOS Board of Directors. Dr. Weber has also served on the Boards of the American Orthopaedic Association, Orthopaedic Research Society, Musculoskeletal Tumour Society, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, and the Connective Tissue Oncology Society
 

 

Kristy Weber

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Kristy Weber

President, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Dr. Weber is the chief of orthopaedic oncology in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and director of the Sarcoma Program in Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center. Dr. Weber specializes in diagnosing and treating adults, adolescents and children with bone and soft tissue tumors, and she focuses on complex limb salvage techniques around the hip, knee, shoulder and pelvis.
Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Weber earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science (Pre-Vet) and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She earned her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Weber completed her orthopaedic residency training at the University of Iowa in Iowa City and a two-year research/clinical fellowship in orthopaedic oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Dr. Weber started her career as a faculty member at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where she created a large clinical practice in orthopaedic oncology and developed a basic/translational research program related to cancer metastasis. She then became the Virginia & William Percy professor of orthopaedic surgery and oncology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where she also served as the division chief of orthopaedic oncology and the director of the Sarcoma Program.
In 2006, Dr. Weber received the Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award for her research in metastatic bone disease, and her continued research initiatives have greatly contributed to the understanding of this disease. Dr. Weber was recruited to the University of Pennsylvania Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2013 where she serves as Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and was recently elected to the Penn Academy of Master Clinicians.
For more than 17 years, Dr. Weber has held numerous leadership roles to help advance the orthopaedic profession on both local and national levels. She served as the president of the Maryland Orthopaedic Association in 2009, and chaired the AAOS Council on Research and Quality from 2008-2012, and served on the AAOS Board of Directors. Dr. Weber has also served on the Boards of the American Orthopaedic Association, Orthopaedic Research Society, Musculoskeletal Tumour Society, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, and the Connective Tissue Oncology Society
 

 

Mohit Bhandari

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Mohit Bhandari

President, Canadian Orthopaedic Association

Dr. Bhandari currently serves as Professor and Academic Chair of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at McMaster University. He also holds the distinction of University Scholar and holds a Canada Research Chair in Evidence-Based Orthopaedics. He serves as the Associate Chair-Research in the Department of Surgery at McMaster University. He received his Masters Degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics from McMaster University and his PhD Degree from Goteborg University (Sweden). He is a member of the Order of Ontario. He was recently inducted as a member of the Order of Canada for his research and advocacy both nationally and abroad.

He is recognized as the ‘global leader’ in the promotion of evidence-based surgery and orthopaedic research receiving the fields highest awards. He has been acknowledged among the top 10 most cited orthopaedic fracture surgeons in the world. To this end, he conducts major multinational, transformative randomized clinical trials, publishes actively in the top medical journals, lectures to thousands around the world, and edits several of his field’s major textbooks promoting research methods and evidence-based orthopaedics.

Put simply, his goal is to identify and disseminate the best evidence as widely as possible to allow informed decision-making and improved patient care-- key motives for founding OrthoEvidence and Global Research Solutions, to allow rapid dissemination of best evidence and provide the highest quality research consulting to ensure accurate development paths for novel or existing therapies in orthopaedics.
 

 

Peter Robertson

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Peter Robertson

President, New Zealand Orthopaedic Association

Peter is the President of the NZOA after having served a number of roles within the Association over the last three decades since he commenced Consultant Practice. He is based in Auckland, New Zealand, working in both the public sector at Auckland Hospital, and in private practice at the Mercy Ascot Hospitals. His subspecialty practice is devoted to Adult Spine, and the majority of his practice is devoted to adult cervical and lumbar degenerative disorders including spinal deformity. Peter received his Fellowship Training in Australia and Vermont, USA. Along with a busy practice he has a strong interest in research with over 70 peer-reviewed publications.

 

Theodore W. Parsons

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Theodore W. Parsons

President, President American Orthopaedic Association

Dr. Ted Parsons is Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery for the Henry Ford Medical Group in Southeast Michigan and Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Service Line for the Henry Ford Health System.
A distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Academy in 1982, Dr. Parsons attended medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences where he received his Doctor of Medicine in 1986.  He completed a General Surgery Internship and subsequent Orthopaedic Surgery Residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, TX.  Following residency, Dr. Parsons completed a Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship at Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital.
Returning to San Antonio, Dr. Parsons spent the next 15 years as an attending Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Air Force at Wilford Hall Medical Center, holding such positions as Orthopaedic Residency Program Director, Orthopaedic Department Chair, Director of Graduate Medical Education, and Dean of Graduate Medical Education for the Air Force/Army Health Education Consortium.  He was a 4-time recipient of the “Outstanding Educator Award” and a recipient of the Air Force Medical Corp’s coveted “Golden Headed Cane Award” for the outstanding physician, educator and researcher (the only orthopaedic surgeon to ever receive this award).  In 2004 – 2005 Dr. Parsons served 5 months in a combat hospital in Iraq as the medical group deputy commander, caring for wounded coalition forces and civilians.  He was awarded a Bronze Star for his combat service.

In July of 2007, Dr. Parsons officially retired from the Air Force as a full Colonel, after 29 years of active duty service.  Additional major decorations include three Meritorious Service Medals, the Humanitarian Service Award, and the Legion of Merit for distinguished service.
In August of 2007, Dr. Parsons was appointed Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital, where he holds the Breech Family Endowed Chair of Bone and Joint Medicine. Dr. Parsons chairs the Operating Room Executive Committee, the Revenue Integrity Finance Committee, the Musculoskeletal Health Clinical Council, and serves on several other executive leadership councils/committees. In 2018 he was appointed as the Medical Director for the Orthopaedic Service Line, with responsibility for the full spectrum of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal services across the health system.

Dr. Parsons currently holds an appointment as Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Wayne State University.  He has served as President of the Michigan Orthopaedic Society, President of the Musculoskeletal Tumour Society, as Managing Director for the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, as Chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Orthopaedic Residency Review Committee, as one of 2 Michigan representatives on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Board of Councilors, and for many years as an examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. In 2018 Dr. Parsons was elected into the Presidential Line of the American Orthopaedic Association, and currently serves as First President Elect. He currently serves as President of the Bloomfield Hills Michigan Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with ecclesiastic responsibility for thousands of church members in Southeast Michigan.

Dr. Parsons has authored multiple articles and book chapters, and often serves as a visiting professor and invited lecturer at regional, national, and international meetings, review courses, and seminars. In 2011 he was awarded the Brian Allgood Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service in Military Orthopaedics.

Dr. Parsons and his wife Kathryn have been married for 38 years.  They have three children (Theodore IV [TJ], Adrianna, and Colin) and two grandchildren (Oliver and Hazel). He enjoys spending time with family, snowboarding, and struggles to be very average at golf.
 

 

Dr Jennifer Green

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Dr Jenifer Green

Orthopaedic Women’s Link and Founding Member of International Orthopaedic Diversity Alliance, Australian Orthopaedic Association

Dr Green was born & educated in Sydney and received her medical degree from the University of Newcastle in 1989. She completed her residency and advanced surgical training in Sydney and was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1997. She travelled overseas and undertook 18 months of fellowship training in Hand Surgery at the Indiana Hand Centre, USA and Institut de la Main, Paris, France.

Dr Green practised as a Hand, Wrist, and Microsurgeon in Sydney for 10 years (1999-2009). Prior to moving to Brisbane with her family in 2009 she held a full time consultant position at Sydney Hospital Hand Unit, the largest specialty Hand Surgery Unit in Australia. Dr Green practised at the Wesley Private Hospital in Brisbane for 7 years before relocating permanently to Canberra with her husband, a senior RAAF pilot, and her children in 2016.

Dr Green is the Director of Canberra Hand Centre and operates at Canberra Private Hospital and Calvary John James Hospital.

Dr Green is a member of the Australian Hand Surgery Society (AHSS) & the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA). She is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).

Dr Green holds several professional committee roles. She is the Chair of the AOA Orthopaedic Women's Link (OWL) Committee & the ACT representative on the RACS Women in Surgery (WIS) Committee. Dr Green is the AOA Representative on the Diversity Council of Australia.

 

 

OTS - Hot topics in orthopaedic trauma

Paul Dixon

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Paul Dixon

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon , Sunderland Royal Hospital

Mr Dixon has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Sunderland since 2003.
His specialist interest is in knee surgery, including soft tissue, primary and revision knee joint replacement.  He is a member of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) and regularly teaches on regional and national courses for trainee surgeons.
He is currently the clinical lead for trauma services in Sunderland. He is also a member of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) where he chairs the advisory group responsible for advising on national trauma policy.

 

Paul Dixon

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Paul Dixon

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon , Sunderland Royal Hospital

Mr Dixon has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Sunderland since 2003.
His specialist interest is in knee surgery, including soft tissue, primary and revision knee joint replacement.  He is a member of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) and regularly teaches on regional and national courses for trainee surgeons.
He is currently the clinical lead for trauma services in Sunderland. He is also a member of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) where he chairs the advisory group responsible for advising on national trauma policy.

 

Michael Kelly

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Michael Kelly

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust

Mr Michael Kelly undertook his Orthopaedic training in Edinburgh with a fellowship in Vancouver specialising in trauma.
He was appointed to North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) in March 2009.
His practice is trauma and hip and knee arthroplasty. He also contributes to the Orthoplastic with Mr. Umraz Khan.
Research interests are trauma and fracture care and bone biology.

 

 

WOC Revalidation Session - Developing World Orthopaedics: What's in it for me?

Deepa Bose

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Deepa Bose

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Ms. Deepa Bose is a consultant in orthopaedic trauma and limb reconstruction, working at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham since 2009.  Her practice is exclusively in adults, including general trauma, major trauma and post-traumatic limb reconstruction: osteomyelitis, malunion, non-union, limb lengthening & deformity correction.

She qualified as a doctor from the University of Calcutta in 1990 and came to the UK for higher training.  She passed the FRCS examination from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and then entered the Welsh regional training programme in Trauma & Orthopaedics.  She passed the FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics) examination in 2000, and was admitted to the specialist register of the General Medical Council.  Upon completion of orthopaedic training, she underwent subspecialist training in bone infection and limb reconstruction at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, which houses the only dedicated Bone Infection Unit in the UK.

Ms Bose also has a keen interest in medical education.  She completed an MSc in Medical Education from Cardiff in 2010, and has been a regional training programme director for core surgery in West Midlands.  She is currently Vice Chair of the Specialist Advisory Committee for Trauma & Orthopaedics.
Ms Bose has a desire to promote and encourage teaching in orthopaedics in developing nations, and she gained the Diploma in Medical Care of Catastrophes from the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in 2011. 

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

 

Alberto Gregori

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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.

 

 

Steve Mannion

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Steve Mannion

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, St George’s, University of London

Steve Mannion, MA MChir DTM&H DMCC FRCS (Tr & Orth) RD is Head of the Department of Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine at St George’s, University of London, combining this with a part time appointments  as an NHS consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Blackpool and Preston and Clinical Lead for the Lancashire and South Cumbria Major Trauma Network. For up to 6 months a year he also undertakes orthopaedic education and training projects in the less developed world and  has extensive experience in humanitarian surgical projects in conflict areas, including Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He has established clubfoot treatment projects in many less developed countries and is Medical Director of the Global Clubfoot Initiative. Steve is a lead clinician in the UK response to International Disasters and immediate past Chairman of World Orthopaedic Concern (UK).

 

Tony Clayson

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Tony Clayson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wrightington Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Tony is a member of the Executive Committee of WOC UK and Chairman of the Northwest Orthopaedic and Trauma Alliance for Africa (NOTAA)
 He did not become actively involved in overseas development work until 2015 when, as an experienced NHS Consultant, he wished to explore how he could contribute to the rapidly changing Global Surgery agenda and is now supporting the development of T&O services in Ethiopia.
He established the  Northwest Pelvic Trauma Unit at Wrightington Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and is a member of Clinical Reference Group leading development of Major Trauma Networks in Northwest England.
He is an experienced Medical Director, Clinical Director, Clinical Governance Lead and Quality assurance lead for a number of healthcare organisations including NHS Hospital Trusts and Independent Healthcare providers with a keen commitment to teaching and education

 

 

James Berwin

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James Berwin

Orthopaedic Specialist Registrar

James is an orthopaedic registrar on the Severn rotation. He spent 2 years as chairperson of the World Orthopaedic Concern-UK (WOC-UK) trainee committee and as the WOC-UK representative on the British Orthopaedic Trainee Association (BOTA) committee.

He is passionate about working to help create opportunities for trainees who want to get involved with orthopaedics in low- and middle-income countries. He lobbied the Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC) to change policy on study leave and Work Based Assessments (WBAs) relating to short trips and is working to streamline the process for matching trainees with suitable overseas projects.

In the last year he founded the Bahar dar Orthopaedic Network and Exchange with Severn (BONES), a regional orthopaedic partnership between Severn Deanery and a hospital in Northern Ethiopia.
 

 

Jeeshan Rahman

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Jeeshan Rahman

Orthopaedic Specialist Registrar

Jeeshan is a ST6 trainee in the Eastern Deanery, currently working at Bedford Hospital. He did his undergraduate training at Imperial College London were he gained his MBBS qualification with an Intercalated BSc in Management. His foundation training was at St Marys hospital and Wexham Park hospital. He did his core surgical training in the Eastern Deanery, following which he undertook research at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. During this time he undertook a masters degree in Orthopaedic Sciences at University College London. He then spent a year in Bangladesh opening a poly-clinic before embarking on his specialist training in the East of England.

Jeeshan currently sits on the British Orthopaedic Trainees Committee as well as the World Orthopaedic Concern executive committee. He was the founder committee member of ORCA-Orthopaedic Research Collaborative of East Anglia. Jeeshan is keen on research and developing orthopaedic surgery in the developing world.

 

 

Dan Yeomans

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Dan Yeomans

Orthopaedic Specialist Registrar

Dan is a fledgling ST3 on the Severn rotation. He has a keen interest in Orthopaedics in low and middle income countries and is responsible for all things web related for World Orthopaedic Concern UK. He has most recently been faculty on a Primary Trauma Care course in Ethiopia as part of the Bahir Dar Orthopaedic Network and Exchange with Severn (BONES).

Dan is a keen advocate for trainee involvement in overseas work and hopes to make volunteering more accessible to trainees nationally during his registrar years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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