BOA Annual Congress 2021 - Webinar IODA/WOW

2:30PM - 4:00PM 24th Sep 2021 Venue : Online Training


Webinar - IODA/WOW, Friday 24th September 13:30-15:00

The International Orthopaedic Diversity Alliance (IODA) is honoured to co-host a free virtual symposium with the British Orthopaedic Association & Women in Orthopaedics Worldwide (WOW).

Chaired by: Kirsty Weber

Co-Chair: Camila De Mattos

Speakers: Deborah Eastwood, Zoe Little, Udo Anyaehie, Olof Linden & Scarlett McNally





Challenging Change

Deborah Eastwood (President-Elect BOA)


A return-to-work program for orthopaedics 

Zoë Little (UK)


Returning to work from parental leave 

Udo Anyaegie (Nigeria)


Returning to work from parental & research leave

Olof Lindén (Sweden)


Returning to work after a health issue

Scarlett McNally (UK)


Panel Discussion: Deborah Eastwood, Zoë Little, Udo Anyaehie, Olof Lindén & Scarlett McNally        



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Camila De Mattos

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

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

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

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

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Deborah Eastwood

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

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

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

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

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

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Kirsty 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

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Olof Lindén

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

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

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Udo Anyaehie

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, National Orthopaedic Hospital Enugu Nigeria

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

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

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

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

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Scarlett McNally

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, at Eastbourne DGH

Mrs Scarlett McNally BSc MB BChir FRCS(Tr&Orth) MA MBA FAcadMEd, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Eastbourne DGH since 2002. Previously Council member of Royal College of Surgeons of England 2011-2021, the ninth woman ever elected. Has MA in Clinical Education and an MBA – her dissertation was about ambulatory/day case trauma.

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

Won awards for a project training and supporting ‘Doctors’ Assistants’ (Band 3, promoted from HealthCare Assistants) which takes pressure off doctors

Lead author for the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ 2015 report ‘Exercise the miracle cure’, she has written extensively on physical activity reducing the need for social care, bullying, avoiding unconscious bias, education, selection of surgeons, disability, sustainability and what we should call junior doctors. More on

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

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


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Zoë Little

ST7 Trainee, South West London rotation

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

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