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Ms Deepa Bose: Co-Chair World Orthopaedic Concern UK
Ms. Deepa Bose qualified as a doctor from the University of Calcutta in 1990. She subsequently came to the UK for higher training.
In 2009 she was appointed as a consultant to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, where she currently works. Her practice is exclusively in adults, and includes general trauma, major trauma and post-traumatic limb reconstruction (osteomyelitis, malunion, non-union, limb lengthening & deformity correction).
She also has a keen interest in medical education. She completed an MSc in Medical Education from Cardiff University in 2010. She is now Chair of the Specialist Training Committee for core surgical training in the West Midland region, and is a member of the Training Standards Committee of the British Orthopaedic Association.
Ms Bose has a desire to promote and encourage teaching in orthopaedics in developing nations, and she gained the Diploma in Medical Care of Catastrophes from the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in 2011. She has been the secretary of World Orthopaedic Concern UK, a specialist society of the British Orthopaedic Association, and a charity which focuses on teaching orthopaedics in low resource countries, since 2009.
She has been on the International Emergency Trauma Register of the UK, a first response team for international disaster relief, since 2012.
Paul Cool: Co-Chair Tumour Revalidation Session
Mr Paul Cool
Mr Cool is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and clinical director at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry.
He is the president of the British Orthopaedic Oncology Society and honorary senior lecturer at the University of Manchester.
Tom Cosker: Tumour Revalidation Speaker
Tom Cosker is a Consultant Orthopaedic Oncology Surgeon who works at the Tumour Oncology Unit in Oxford and has a Specialist Interest in Upper Limb Oncology Surgery and Reconstruction. He is Upper Limb Fellowship trained and completed a Fellowship at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre in Exeter.
Tom has variously worked at Stoke Mandeville Hospital (in the Spinal Injuries Unit alongside some of the UK’s foremost Spinal Surgeons), High Wycombe Hospital (specialising in Arthroplasty and general orthopaedic trauma), the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (specialising in Upper Limb Surgery), the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading (again specialising in Upper Limb Surgery), and the John Radcliffe Hospital (specialising in General Orthopaedic Trauma) and a particularly busy and rewarding year at Northampton General Hospital.
Tom Cosker has published around 40 peer reviewed publications and has written around 10 books and mini guides covering everything from Shoulder Surgery to Career Guidance for those seeking posts in Higher Surgical Training. Tom Cosker is a passionate and enthusiastic educator who enjoys lecturing large groups in smaller more informal settings with medical students and more junior doctors. Tom Cosker has also completed a Masters in Trauma Surgery at the University of Wales College of Medicine, graduating with a Merit.
Jim Gollogly: BSCOS Revalidation Speaker
Jim Gollogly was born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, where he attended the local schools until going to St Andrews University in Scotland, followed by Trinity College Dublin, eventually graduating with a medical degree. He then took various junior doctor positions in the former colonies before completing an orthopaedic residency in New Orleans, Louisiana. This was followed by 20 years of orthopaedic practice in Fairbanks, Alaska, towards the end of which he undertook a 6 month assignment for the American Red Cross in Cambodia in 1992, leading him to move from Alaska to Cambodia in 1998 and set up what has now developed into the Children’s Surgical Center.
The focus of the Center is on treating disabled people, and the main specialties are orthopaedics, plastics, anaesthesia, ophthalmology and ENT. All treatment is free, funded by charitable donations. Adults are treated as well as children by the 130 Cambodian staff, whose skills are constantly being upgraded by a very active program of visiting expatriate surgeons from Western and Asian countries.
Fergal Monsell: Co-Chair BSCOS Revalidation
Fergal Patrick Monsell was born in Dublin and emigrated shortly before England last won the World cup. Following appointments to the Consultant staff at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore in 1997, he has been a Consultant at the Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol since 2005.
His paediatric practice is broad based with a special interest is the management of patients with limb deformity. He has some experience in surgical and prosthetic management of this patient group and leads a multi-disciplinary team. He is also involved in all aspects of paediatric trauma and the treatment of children with cerebral palsy using a spectrum of contemporary techniques.
In 2000 he was an ABC travelling fellow, is the immediate Past President of the Limb Reconstruction Society, Member of the Board of the Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery and Member of the Education Committee of the BOA. He is a member of the Council of Management of Bone and Joint Journal is Specialty Editor for paediatrics and is General Editor for AO Surgery Reference (Paediatric Trauma).