BOA Instructional Course

The BOA Instructional Course was established to help trauma and orthopaedic (T&O) surgeons to establish strong foundations for practice and assessment. We provide the opportunity for a number of Case Based Discussions (CBDs) across a range of topics but also to network and attend lectures delivered by expert clinicians. 

This 1 day programme runs two parallel streams and provides curriculum driven clinical updates and critical condition assessment opportunities aimed at T&O trainees and SAS surgeons.

Stream 1: Case Based Discussions (CBDs) on critical conditions e.g. Bone Tumours, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Limping Child and Cauda Equina.

Stream 2: Plenary sessions including Hands, Hip and Knee, Shoulder and Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Spine and Paediatrics.

Registration and Programme information


Future Date

Saturday 9th January 2021, etc.venues Manchester

Course Director:

Hiro Tanaka an established T&O surgical trainer and our educational advisor, Lisa Hadfield-Law, facilitate each course.


Participants are divided into groups of 8-9 where we offer expert feedback. ISCP Workplace Based Assessments can be completed incorporating feedback from the faculty.

Previous course participants who have made the following comments:

"The CBD sessions were excellent and involvement of all participants to contribute to the discussions was useful".

"Spinal teaching was excellent overview of a lot of topics".

"All very engaging and educational - great day and I learnt a lot".

"Diabetic foot - enthusiastic speakers, relevant material, not often covered elsewhere - good for exam".

"CBD sessions - as a junior trainee it’s useful to be mixed with senior trainees to get an idea of how to answer questions more appropriate for FRCS level".

"Excellent. I have attended this course for the last 4 years and as an overseas doctor (Australia) I found the small group interactions really useful in finding out how the specialist centres manage critical conditions which I am not really exposed to in my DGH". 

"All faculties are supportive and helpful".

"Overall excellent - thank you for your time".