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Future Orthopaedic Surgeons Conference (FOSC)

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This meeting is aimed at senior medical students and foundation trainees with an interest in pursuing a career in Orthopaedic surgery.
Meeting objectives are:
Day 1
– To get up to date information on the latest changes to the application process from leading training program directors.
– To gain insight into orthopaedic subspecialties from national leaders in Orthopaedic surgery.
– To be inspired by successful Orthopaedic surgeons pushing you to make the extra effort needed for a successful start in Orthopaedics.
– A chance to present your work nationally and win our annual poster presentation prize.
– Opportunity to meet in Q&A sessions career leaders, and ask advice on careers, gap years and about different subspecialties.

Day 2
– Get familiar with practical Orthopaedic skills in hemiarthroplasty and IM fixation techniques at our skills workshops.
– Get teaching from experienced Orthopaedic Registrars on ATLS style trauma scenarios, joint examinations and Orthopaedic xray interpretation.
– There will be further careers advice opportunity and we are looking to organise a CV workshop.

All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance for this national conference.


Abstracts for poster presentations are now being accepted. For further information and to submit please visit the FOSC webpage.


FOSC is the only international trauma and orthopaedic surgery conference aimed solely at medical students and junior doctors.

Saturday 7 December 2013
DAY 1: Lectures and poster exhibitions
8.30 am Registration, tea and coffee
9.00 am Welcome and Introduction
Dr Alexander Aquilina, Academic Foundation Trainee (F2), North Bristol NHS Trust and the University of Bristol, Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hospital, Bristol
9.05 am Academic orthopaedic surgery
Professor Ashley Blom, Professor of Academic Orthopaedic Surgery,North Bristol NHS Trust and the University of Bristol, Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hospital, Bristol
9.35 am Hip surgery
Mr Lee David, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospital NHS Trust
10.05 am Life as an orthopaedic trainee
Mr Alexander Young, Orthopaedic Registrar, Founder of the Future Orthopaedic Society, Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust
10.35 am Tea and coffee break
11.00 am Spinal surgery
Mr Mushtaque Ishaque, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham
11.30 am The role of the BOA
Ms Julia Trusler, Deputy CEO
British Orthopaedic Association, London
12.00 pm The role of BOTA
Mr Jeya Palan, Trauma and Orthopaedic Specialty Registrar, University Hospitals of Leicester
12.30 pm Lunch
1.30 pm Orthopaedics in the developing world
Mr Geoffrey Walker, Retired Orthopaedic Surgeon
2.00 pm Upper limb surgery
Mr Andrew Tasker, Specialist registrar, Orthopaedic upper limb surgery,
North Bristol NHS Trust
2.30 pm Training, selection and jobs
Mr Achan Pramod, Percival Pott Training Programme Director, Barts and London Hospital NHS Trust
3.00 pm Tea and coffee break
3.30 pm Paediatric surgery
Miss Karen Daly, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, St George’s Healthcare Trust
4.00 pm Knee surgery
Professor Fares Haddad,
Professor at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health Consultant, Orthopaedic Surgeon, University College London Hospitals NHS Trust
4.30 pm Feedback, certificates and completion of evaluation forms
4.35 pm Close of meeting
Sunday 8 December 2013
DAY 2: Lectures and Practical workshops
9.00 am Registration, tea and coffee
9.30 am Welcome and introduction
9.35 am Common on calls and orthopaedic emergencies
10.30 am Educational workshops Rotation 1 (A & B)
James Pegrum and Daud Chou
Practical workshops Rotation 2 (C & D)
Steve Kahane and Alexander Young
Group A: ATLS scenarios & examination
Group B: Radiology interpretation
Group C: Heraeus and JRI cemented arthroplasty
Group D: Trauma
12.30 pm Lunch and poster exhibition
1.30 pm Practical workshops Rotation 1 (A & B)
Steve Kahane and Alexander Young
Educational workshops Rotation 2 (C & D)
James Pegrum and Daud Chou
Group A: Heraeus and JRI cemented arthroplasty
Group B:  Trauma
Group C: ATLS scenarios & examination
Group D:  Radiology interpretation
3.30 pm Small group CV clinic: Maximising selection
4.00 pm Feedback, certificates and completion of evaluation forms
4.15 pm Close of meeting
Meeting ref: ORE03

CPD: 5 credits


December 7, 2013 @ 8:30 am
December 8, 2013 @ 4:15 pm


Royal Society Of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE United Kingdom
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+44 (0) 20 7290 3918

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