International Engagement

The BOA engages widely on the international stage. This is a reflection of the global nature of trauma and orthopaedics.

Our principal links are with The European Federation of Orthopaedics and Traumatology – EFORT and The Carousel. The European Federation of Orthopaedics and Traumatology – EFORT: in 1991 the BOA was a founding member of EFORT which works on behalf of the European orthopaedic and traumatology community to restore and secure mobility, musculoskeletal health and quality of life.

The Carousel is an international network of orthopaedic associations composed of sitting Presidents or Presidential designees of the seven English-speaking Orthopaedic organisations in addition to the BOA. The Presidents attend one another’s annual meetings where they meet formally as a Council to discuss T&O policy issues.

We are delighted to participate in other international conferences including Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association, the Indian Orthopaedic Association, the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association and the Chinese Orthopaedic Association and the German Congress for Orthopaedics and Traumatology, where we were guest nations.

World Orthopaedic Concern is a specialist society of the BOA which is dedicated to improving the standard of orthopaedic, trauma and reconstructive surgery in developing countries. This is achieved through partnership working to deliver education and training in countries of low/middle income.

In 2023 we collaborated with Medical Aid International to increase access to quality surgical instruments in order to enhance patient outcomes in orthopaedic surgeries.