BOA Virtual Ortho Update 2021

9:00AM - 1:00PM 9th Jan 2021 Venue : Online Training

Given the current rise in COVID-19 cases across the UK and the inevitable disruption government restrictions are having on events and courses, we have taken the decision that the format for the BOA Ortho Update course will need to change. Instead of a face to face meeting, we are going to run the Ortho Update course as a virtual meeting via Zoom. 
The course will run for half a day on the morning of Saturday 9th January. Simon Hodkinson, BOA Honorary Secretary, Lisa Hadfield-Law, BOA Education Advisor and Hiro Tanaka, BOA Education Committee Chair have come to the decision that we will not be providing CBDs in 2021. The course will include the plenary update lectures from our guest faculty in a number of specialist areas which will be followed by Q&A.

The cost for the new format of the course is BOA members £80 Non members £130.  

Presentation Speakers

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Amer Shoaib

Amer Shoaib is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary specialising in Foot and Ankle Surgery and Limb Reconstruction Surgery.
He qualified from St. George’s Hospital Medical School in London, and trained in Orthopaedic Surgery in the Welsh Deanery and Oswestry.
He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, as well as the British Limb Reconstruction Society and the European Foot and Ankle Society.
He has an interest in humanitarian medicine and has worked in several conflicts, and natural disasters, gaining a significant experience in the acute and reconstructive treatment of ballistic injuries. He was involved in the organisation and delivery of the orthopaedic response to the Manchester Arena bomb in 2017. He chairs the Orthocycle Foundation charity, which recycles orthotics and surgical equipment for use in less developed countries.
Amer has taught on many courses, including the BOFAS principles course and the BOA Boot Camp Course, and runs several courses in Manchester on Foot and Ankle Surgery and External Fixation.
He is married with four children, and enjoys fell walking and wild camping with them. He loathes static caravans. 

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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.

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David Warwick

Consultant Hand Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton

David Warwick has been Consultant Hand Surgeon at University Hospital Southampton since 1998 . He is also visiting Hand Surgeon to the States of Jersey and Bailiwick of Guernsey.  He is involved daily in the clinical management of complex hand and wrist problems with a particular interest in the DRUJ, Dupuytren’s, joint replacement and orthopaedic hand trauma.

His teaching, research, and administrative contributions were rewarded by the University of Southampton with an Honorary Professorship in 2013. His NHS contribution has been rewarded with a Bronze Clinical Excellence award in 2012 renewed in 2016. He was awarded the Gold Medal in the European Diploma of Hand Surgery in 2004 and was awarded the Hunterian Professorship in 1998 for his work on Orthopaedic Thrombosis. Most recently he has been President of the British Association of Hand Therapists, Visiting Professor to the Australian Orthopaedic Association, South African Society for Surgery of the Hand, Polish Hand Society and Finnish Hand Society and Scandinavian Hand Society.

He is BSSH President for 2020; he has recently finished as Secretary of the BSSH and Executive Committee Member of the FESSH. He now sits on the Executive Committee of the IFSSH.  He reviews about 40 papers per year; David serves on the Editorial Board of the Bone and Joint Journal.

David has published over 80 papers in peer reviewed journals with an H index of 34 He has written over 20 book chapters and is Editor of the Oxford Handbook of Hand Surgery (2009, 2018), the European Textbook of Dupuytren’s Disease (2015) and Apley & Solomon’s System of Orthopaedics and Trauma (2001, 2010, 2017).  He is currently Principle Investigator on 5 studies and leads the Clinical Orthopaedic Research Group in Southampton. He has lectured in the UK and abroad on many occasions as invited speaker on various topics.

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James Tomlinson

Consultant Spinal Surgeon

James is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon in Sheffield and T&O Educational TPD for the Yorkshire region.  His clinical practice covers all aspects of adult spinal surgery.  His non clinical interests include medical education, leadership, and non-technical skills.  He teaches on a number of regional and national courses.  He was elected a Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers in recognition of his contribution to education and training.
His research interests include Medical Education and Surgical Performance.

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Fergal Patrick Monsell

Elected Trustee

Fergal Patrick Monsell was born in Dublin and emigrated shortly before England won the World cup. After attending Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School, Rochester he graduated without distinction from the Welsh National School of Medicine. He completed higher surgical training at the University of Manchester and fellowship training at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Sydney. He was appointed to the Consultant staff at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore in 1997 and has been a Consultant at the Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol since 2005.

His clinical practice is broad based with a special interest is the management of patients with limb deformity. He has experience in surgical and prosthetic management of this patient group and leads a multi-disciplinary team. He is involved in all aspects of paediatric trauma and the treatment of children with cerebral palsy using a spectrum of contemporary techniques.

He has an active research portfolio and has published on surgical innovation, outcomes in limb reconstruction and paediatric orthopaedic surgery. He is involved in the provision of global healthcare and runs an international visiting surgeons programme 

He has been awarded degrees at Masters and Doctorate level, is visiting Professor at Cardiff University and King James IV Professor for 2018. 

He is General Editor for AO Surgery Reference (Paediatric Trauma), a Member of the Board of the Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery, the Education Committee of the BOA, Council of Management of Bone and Joint Journal and Specialty Editor for paediatrics. He is Past President of the British Limb reconstruction Society and was an ABC travelling fellow in 2000.

He is married to Ros, who he met at school, has three grown-up children and to his credit is a lifelong Spurs supporter.

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Ronnie Davies

Ronnie Davies qualified from the University of Cambridge medical school in 2006.  He completed his orthopaedic training in Manchester, before undertaking a shoulder & elbow surgery fellowship at the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry.

He treats all problems affecting the shoulder and elbow, including major trauma.  He is interested in the use of technology to improve surgery, including surgical navigation and 3D printing.  He has a research interest in postoperative rehabilitation and is running a trial relating to rotator cuff surgery rehabilitation.

He has a major interest in improving the teaching and training junior doctors.  He is education lead for the North West T&O training programme.

Outside of medicine, he has a young family and enjoys playing squash and other racket sports, but only against people who let him win!



Session Leads: 

- Lisa Hadfield-Law, BOA Education Advisor
- Hiro Tanaka, BOA Education Committee Chair
- Simon Hodkinson, BOA Honorary Secretary
- Niall Eames,  Education Lead for the UKSSB and member of the BOAs Education Committee

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