BOA Virtual Ortho Update 2022

9:00AM - 4:30PM 8th Jan 2022 Venue : Online Training

Online Virtual 

Aimed at all levels of trainee and SAS surgeons.

The BOA Update Course will help anyone in trauma and orthopaedics to establish strong foundations for practice and assessment.  The course offers the opportunity to access new understanding and support preparation for the FRCS exam.

Recent constraints pressed us to develop a virtual Update programme for 2021 which was so successful that participants have encouraged us to continue. The BOA Ortho Update will take place again virtually on Saturday 8th January 2022. A learning log will be distributed to registered delegate pre-event in December, followed by a virtual session from 9am to 4.30 pm on Saturday 8th January.

Programme Book 

A copy of the course programme can be downloaded below. 

Full Programme - Ortho Update 2022

*Lunch will take place between 13.10 - 13.40


Course Content

Delegates will be able to participate in Case Based Discussions (CBDs) across a range of critical condition topics, which are essential to their training:

  • Compartment syndrome
  • Neurovascular injuries
  • Painful spine in the child
  • Spine trauma

Faculty confirmed: Anand Pillai, Anna Bennett, Ajay Malviya, Alastair Irwin, Ashley Cole, Caroline Hing, Cyrus Jensen, Deepa Bose, Donald Campbell, Hui Ling Kerr, Lee Breakwell, Lyndon Mason, Naomi Davis, Nigel Kiely, Paul Banaskeiwicz, Peter Loughenbury, Simon Hodkinson, Qas Chaudhary, Vish Borse & Zak Chaudhury

Review lectures delivered by expert clinicians on: 

  • Hands: David Warwick
  • Hip: Geraint Thomas
  • Knee: Bill Ryan
  • Shoulder and elbow: Ronnie Davis
  • Foot and ankle: Hiro Tanaka
  • Spine: James Tomlinson
  • Paediatrics: Fergal Monsell

Networking opportunities will be available at coffee/lunch/afternoon tea.


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

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


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Fergal Patrick Monsell

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

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

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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.

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Hiro Tanaka

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

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


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James Tomlinson

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Sheffield, UK

James is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon in Sheffield UK. He has a significant interest in surgical education and training and is Education TPD for Yorkshire & Humber and Deputy Director of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, RCSEd.

He is a member of the NOTSS faculty has taught nationally and internationally on surgical non-technical skills and human factors.

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Ronnie Davies

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

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!


Course Fees

The cost for the course is BOA members £180 / Non members £260. 

Booking Terms:

By booking onto this course you consent to:

  • The BOA Privacy Policy found here
  • The use of your work/personal email for distribution of the learning log and communications with the moderator and cohort colleagues
  • The use of Zoom for the virtual live sessions required for course attendance
  • Sharing any of your own, or others, personal details in any of the above software/programmes is not permitted

Session Leads: 

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

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