BOA Ortho Update Course

Registration is now open for the next BOA Ortho Update Course with a brand new face-to-face format for 2023. For orthopaedic trainees at all levels and SAS surgeons, this updated course will give you the opportunity to access new understanding and support your preparation for the FRCS exam. 

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Next Event

Event Date and location: 7th January 2023, 8:30AM - 5:00PM, Etc, Venues  11 Portland St, Manchester M1 3HU

New Course Format

It is a course of two halves.  We are continuing with the popular critical condition CBDs, which this year will cover neurovascular injuries, compartment syndrome and physiological response to trauma.  There will also be a new quick-fire trauma meeting called “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” which will look at basic science of trauma, biomechanics and complications.

The other half of the course will be practical simulation sessions.  Each candidate will participate in a trauma moulage to fulfil the trauma resuscitation CEX.  There will also be spinal trauma assessments that can be counted towards the “initial assessment and referral of spinal trauma” critical condition.

Course Fee

A discounted course fee of £200 is available only for BOA members.
(£300 for non-BOA members)

Provisional Programme: Available here

Learning Log & Screencasts: Registered delegates are able to access suggested reading material via the course Padlet here.

Course Leads: 

  • Ronnie Davies, Consultant Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon
  • Lisa Hadfield-Law, BOA Education Advisor
  • Niall Eames, Education Lead for the UKSSB and member of the BOAs Education Committee

Testimonials from previous course participants.

"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".

"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".