Tuesday 25th September

Howard Steel Lecturer 

Mark Ormrod

Mark OrmrodMark Ormrod served for ten years as a Royal Marine, in both Iraq and Afghanistan. While on manoeuvres in Helmand Province he was caught in a landmine explosion and lost both legs and one arm. After defying the odds and surviving the explosion, Mark went on to continue to defy expectations at every turn of his rehabilitation.

He set his sights on standing to receive his campaign medal, and the next goal was to walk down aisle with his fiancée. Having achieved those dreams Mark found new challenges, from the mundane, like driving a non-adapted car, to the extraordinary, like taking on a four-man run across America and handcycling 3,000 miles around the UK in a single month. He then competed in the Invictus Games, in cycling, rowing, swimming and athletics, where he won four medals (and the Exceptional Performance Award) and was singled out for praise by the Games’ founder, Prince Harry.

Mark has written an account of his experiences in his book Man Down, carried the Olympic torch in 2012, and works for a number of charities, including the Royal Marines Association, raising money for veterans, the injured and bereaved families.

King James IV Professorship Lecture

Fergal P Monsell

Fergal Monsell

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)

Wednesday 26th September

Presidential Guest Lecturer 

Dr Mathew Varghese

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Dr Mathew Varghese is a graduate and a post-graduate in orthopaedic surgery from Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi. He is currently the Head of the Department of Orthopaedics, St Stephen’s Hospital, New Delhi, and served as Director of the hospital 1999-2006. He was instrumental in changing the profile of the hospital to a super-specialty tertiary care centre even while maintaining a large community outreach programme.

He is as an expert on injury control, epidemiology of injuries, pre-hospital care and emergency care of trauma patients. He has specialized in trauma care with particular emphasis on reconstructive surgery for trauma and deformities in adult and paediatric patients. He is the co-author of the book ‘When someone is hurt’ a first aid guide which has been translated into five languages, and ‘Prehospital Trauma Care Systems’ published by the WHO. He is also an associate faculty at the Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme, A WHO collaborating centre at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

He received the Award of Honour for Reconstructive Surgery in Polio Patients in 1996, the National Award for Excellence in Medicine by the T. P. Jhunjunwala Foundation for the year 2004-2005, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award – 2007, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi.

Robert Jones Lecture

Prof Hamish Simpson

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Professor Hamish Simpson is Professor of Orthopaedics and Trauma, and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Edinburgh, specialising in limb reconstruction, musculoskeletal infection and paediatric deformity.  He is president of the Combined Services Orthopaedic Society and an elected BOA council member.  He is past Chairman of the Scottish Committee for Orthopaedics and Trauma, and past President of the British Limb Reconstruction Society, the Association of Professors of Orthopaedic Surgery, and of the British Orthopaedic Research Society.

He is a past member of the T&O SAC and currently is Chair of the T&O Scottish Training Improvement Group.  He has a research interest in stem cells for musculoskeletal repair, musculoskeletal infection, novel cutting methodologies and impaired bone healing.

Thursday 27th September

Naughton Dunn Lecturer

Prof. Dr. C. Niek van Dijk, MD, PhD

Prof. Niek van DijkProf. Dr. C. Niek van Dijk, MD, PhD is a leading authority for arthroscopic surgery of the ankle. He is the founder of the Amsterdam Foot and Ankle school and currently working in the FIFA Medical Centres of Excellence in Madrid, Clinic Ripo l& DePrado and VanDijk and the FIFA Medical Centres of Excellence in Porto, Clinica de Dragão. Between 2002-2016 he was head of the Orthopaedic Department of the AMC hospital (Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam) and a professor in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Amsterdam, where he specialised in surgery of the ankle and hindfoot.

In 2000 Niek van Dijk started the first Amsterdam Foot and Ankle Course. The success of the course and the techniques of the Amsterdam Foot and Ankle School lead him to develop the free accessible Amsterdam Foot and Ankle Platform www.ankleplatform.com.

He is an honorary member of several Societies and Associations. He  guided over 50 PhD`s in their thesis, published over 350 scientific indexed publications, wrote over 100 book chapters and presents on average 25 international lectures a year. He is also the founding editor of JISAKOS, the journal of ISAKOS.

King James IV Professorship Lecture

Prof Jon Clasper

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Jon qualified from Glasgow University in 1986 and completed his basic surgical training in the armed forces. His higher surgical training included a year at the major trauma centre in Baltimore, USA, and 3 years at Oxford. His clinical post is Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Frimley Park Hospital.

From 2009-14 Jon was the Defence Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics. He is the author of a number of book chapters and of specific papers on trauma and upper limb surgery and has gained doctorates in both Medicine and Philosophy. In 2010 Jon was appointed as a Visiting Professor in Bioengineering at Imperial College London.

As Clinical Lead in the Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies (CBIS), Jon is responsible for the clinical direction of all its research activities. CBIS has a growing team of scientists, engineers and clinicians across the civilian and military domain leading the knowledge and understanding of the complex problem of blast injuries.

You will find regular updates on the Centenary Congress speakers below:

Tuesday 25th September – Revalidation Sessions

Tumour ( BOOS) Revalidation Session Speakers

Co-Chair: Paul Cool

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.

Co- Chair: Craig Gerrand

Craig Gerrand Craig Gerrand is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Cancer Lead at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. He specialises in the management of patients with bone and soft tissue tumours, including bone and soft tissue sarcomas.

He is the chair of the NCRI bone sarcoma studies group and President of the British Sarcoma Group. His research interests include surgical aspects of sarcoma care, survivorship and rehabilitation after treatment.

Robert Ashford

Robert Ashford

He was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Tumour Surgeon at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and the East Midlands Sarcoma Service in 2007. His clinical interests are soft tissue sarcoma and palliative orthopaedic surgery. He has published extensively on metastatic bone disease, soft tissue sarcomas and desmoid fibromatosis.

He was co-chair of the BOA/BOOS working party that rewrote the guidelines on management of metastatic bone disease. He has recently been appointed an Honorary Associate Professor in Cancer Studies at the University of Leicester.

In 2014 Mr Ashford was selected by the British Orthopaedic Association as an American-British-Canadian Traveling Fellow.

Tom Cosker

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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.

Jonathan Stevenson

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Jonathan Stevenson is a specialist in orthopaedic oncology and arthroplasty at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust. After graduating from the University of Birmingham with degrees in biomedical sciences and medicine in 2005, he undertook postgraduate orthopaedic training on the Stoke/Oswestry rotation in the West Midlands. He began working at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust as a senior fellow in 2015 and has been a consultant since 2016. Jonathan specialises in paediatric and adult bone and soft tissue sarcomas and complex arthroplasty, particularly prosthetic joint infection. He is a Senior Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedics at Aston University. He was awarded the British Orthopaedic Association International travelling fellowship award in 2014 and the British Orthopaedic Oncology Society European travelling fellowship award in 2015. He has also completed the British Orthopaedic Association clinical leadership programme and was awarded a certificate in strategic management and leadership.

BOSTAA Revalidation Session Speakers

Co-Chair Revalidation Session: Neil Jain

Neil Jan

Neil graduated from the University of Southampton School of Medicine in 2003 and completed my Basic Surgical Training Scheme in Plymouth in 2007. He was a Specialist Trainee Registrar on the North West Rotation around Manchester, gaining my FRCS Tr & Orth in 2012. Having completed my Fellowship in Reconstructive Arthroscopy & Sports Injuries at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, he returned to Manchester to commence a Consultant post with a focus on soft tissue knee and shoulder surgery with a high volume arthroscopic practice that includes a high percentage of sports trauma. He has a number of publications and presentations related to arthroscopy and sports injuries. He recently became an Honorary Senior Lecturer with The University of Salford, gained the FIFA Football Medicine Diploma and continue to develop his research interest in human performance and injury prevention.

He has enrolled with the International Olympic Committee to undertake their diploma of Sports Medicine. He am active with local teaching an a module lead for the FRCS Revision Module for the North West Deanery. He is actively involved in elite football, including the English Football Association and National Team, a number of professional football clubs and other sports including world championship Boxing, Cycling, Combat Sports and Rugby. He is currently the  Honorary Treasurer of BOSTAA.


Co-Chair Revalidation Session: Panos Thomas

Panos ThomasMr Panos Thomas is a Sports and Knee Surgeon, practicing at the Whittington Hospital in London. He was appointed as the Tutor in Orthopaedic Sports Injuries by the Royal College of Surgeons in England.  He developed the UCL MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine, being the Programme Director until 2010. He is the President of BOSTAA and a member of the London Deanery STC in Sports and Exercise Medicine. He was selected as an Orthopaedic Specialists at the London Olympic Games 2012. He was one of the organizers of the “World Sports Trauma Congress 2012” in London. He has widely presented and published articles. Also, he is the author of two books: ‘Key Topics in Sports Medicine’ by Routledge 2006. ‘The BMA guide to Sports Injuries’ by DK 2010 and “Key Clinical Topics in Sports and Exercise Medicine” by JP 2014.

Mr Thomas has been involved with the treatment of elite athletes and advices Professional Football including Arsenal FC, MK Dons, Barnet FC and other Sport Associations.

Co-Chair Scientific Papers: Prof Deiary Kader

Deiary Kader photoProfessor Kader is an accomplished knee surgeon, researcher, academic, educationalist, humanitarian and a specialist surgeon for the International Committee of the Red Cross.

He is a fellowship trained knee and sport medicine surgeon with an extensive experience in knee ligament reconstruction, primary/revision knee arthroplasty, multilligament reconstruction and patellofemoral joint instability. After completing orthopaedic training in Scotland and knee fellowship in Sydney/Australia and Newcastle in 2005, he was invited to accept a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon post at the QEH NHS trust in Gateshead and to become a team doctor for Newcastle United football club. This gave him an opportunity to care for professional athletes and obtain the membership of the faculty of sport and exercise medicine in the UK.

In August 2015 he was appointed as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with special interest in knee surgery at the Academic Surgical Firm, South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC) where he works very closely with professor Richard Field and his team.

He is also a visiting professor in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences in Northumbria University and oversees the academic activates at the academic surgical unit at SWLEOC/Epsom.  In the past 10 years he has developed an extensive interest in research and postgraduate training and published more than 99 scientific papers, book chapters and articles. He is editor in chief of two journals and associate editor of many prestigious national and international journals. He has recently become a member of the intercollegiate exam board and the AAC for the RCS England.

Since 2010 he has been dedicating a significant amount of his time for humanitarian work with NGMV medical charity (www.ngmvcharity.co.uk) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) (www.icrc.org/en/where-we-work/middle-east/lebanon).

Co-Chair Scientific Papers : Fazal Ali

Fazal AliFazal Ali has a special interest in sports injuries to the knee. He trained in Sheffield with a Knee Fellowship in Newcastle and a short Trauma Fellowship in New York. In 2017 he was honoured with the BASK Ambassador award to visit Boston USA to help set up a regional center for the management of ACL injuries in children. He is a former Deputy TPD for South Yorkshire and is presently the Academic Secretary of BOSTAA.

He has published his work, written chapters and given invited lectures on training issues and knee surgery both nationally and internationally. He has co-edited ‘Examination Techniques in Orthopaedics’ which is a best-selling orthopaedic text and is presently being launched in Chinese . He is the founder in 2007 of the largest clinical examination course worldwide: The Chesterfield and Sheffield FRCS Clinical course. He has also organised the clinical examination course for the BOA for the last 6 years.

Fazal was voted ‘South Yorkshire Orthopaedic Trainer of the Year’ on five occasions. He was given a life-time award for training by the South Yorkshire training scheme in 2012. In 2011 and 2012 he was shortlisted by BOTA as one of the top trainers in the UK. In 2017 he was honoured by the South Yorkshire Orthopaedic Training Rotation by the creation of an annual award: The ‘Fazal Ali Award for Academic Excellence’.

He serves as an examiner for the Intercollegiate Board in the FRCS(Tr&Orth) examinations and is on the question writing committee. In 2017 he has been elected to the panel of international examiners.

Fares Haddad

Fares HaddadProfessor Haddad’s clinical and research endeavours have centred around hip and knee reconstruction. His interests include joint preservation after trauma and sports injuries, bearing surfaces, implant fixation, periprosthetic infection and outcomes assessment in hip, knee and revision surgery.  His broader work also encompasses strategies to preserve and regain musculoskeletal health; he led the musculoskeletal team at the London Olympics 2012, was instrumental in setting up the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine and has recently been awarded International Olympic Committee Centre of Excellence status at ISEH.

He has been an EFORT Travelling Fellow, British Hip Society Travelling Fellow and ABC Travelling Fellow in 2004. He was a Hunterian Professor in 2005. He is a member of the Hip Society, the Knee Society and of the International Hip Society.

Nicolas Nicolaou

Nick Nicolaou

Nick is a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. He qualified from King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry and completed higher Surgical Training in the South East Thames Region. He has a general Paediatric Orthopaedic practice with sub-specialty interests in Paediatric Knee pathology and Orthopaedic Research.

Prof Martyn Snow

Martyn SnowProfessor. Martyn Snow is a Consultant Knee and Shoulder Surgeon at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, he is a graduate of Edinburgh University and undertook his Registrar training in the Manchester region. He spent 18 months on fellowship in North America, 12 months in Halifax, Nova Scotia undertaking a Sports Medicine fellowship at the Sports Medicine Clinic of Nova Scotia. He subsequently spent 6 months at the Holand Orthopaedic and Arthritic Centre in Toronto, gaining further experience in Shoulder and Knee surgery. In 2008 Prof Snow was awarded the British Elbow and Shoulder Society North American travelling fellowship. In 2018 Prof. Snow was selected for the APKASS ESSKA traveling fellowship, visiting major arthroscopic centres across Australasia.

Professor Snow has over 60 publications in various International medical journals, has written 4 book chapters on knee and shoulder injuries and has presented over 100 papers at various national and International meetings.

Professor Snow has an honorary chair in Chemical Engineering at The University of Birmingham and an honorary chair in Regenerative Medicine at Aston University. His current research interests include the use of stem cells for cartilage and tendon repair, Bone Marrow Concentrate, Platelet Rich Plasma and bone healing.

Amer Khan

AMER KHANMr Amer Khan was educated at Kings College London where he gained a 1st class BSc in Physiology and Exercise Medicine, qualifying in medicine in 1994. He completed a year’s fellowship with Paul Aichroth and the late George Dowd specialising in soft tissue knee surgery and subsequent fellowships in arthroscopic shoulder surgery at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital and a knee fellowship at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital.

He gained further subspecialist arthroscopic training during his British Orthopaedic Association European Travelling Fellowship working with pioneers in arthroscopic and sports knee, shoulder and hip surgery in Ghent, Lyon, Annecy, Nice and Toulouse before embarking on further fellowships in the USA and other European centres of excellence. He was appointed as a consultant orthopaedic knee and shoulder surgeon at the Homerton University Hospital where he developed a tertiary referral service for managing sports knee and shoulder injuries and was clinical Lead for Trauma & Orthopaedics and Joint Clinical Lead for Sports & Exercise Medicine for several years.

Mr Khan was a member of the Knee team treating athletes during the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games and co-developed the expansion of the Homerton Sports Injury Service into the Sir Ludwig Guttman Centre at the Olympic Site.

Mr Khan has a high volume clinical practice managing acute soft tissue knee injuries. He has a subspecialist interest in arthroscopic joint preservation surgery with a specific interest in ACL remnant preserving surgery and fixation techniques for meniscal allograft transplantation and meniscal root repair.

Prof Adrian Wilson

Adrian wilsonProfessor Wilson is a specialist knee surgeon who qualified with a BSc in Biochemistry from Manchester University in 1989 and then went on to study medicine at St Bartholomew’s medical school, graduating in 1994. He did his fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Brisbane Orthopaedic Centre with Peter Myers in 2004.

Since becoming a consultant he has developed a specialist interest in knee preservation surgery particularly focusing on complex ligament and osteotomy surgery.

Adrian has helped to develop the instruments and surgical techniques for a number of surgical procedures. He is particularly well known for his work on the All Inside ACL and PCL ligament which Adrian helped to pioneer and he has presented and published extensively on these procedures.

He has also pioneered and helped to develop a number of other surgical techniques including his ligament reinforcement concept for ligament reconstruction, the minimally invasive Posterolateral corner technique. Professor Wilson has also helped to pioneer the new “Anterolateral Ligament Procedure” and is a member of the anterolateral ligament expert group.

Professor Wilson has a particular interest in knee osteotomy surgery and is considered one of the leading world experts in this surgery and the management of the young arthritic knee. He is a co-founder of the UK knee osteotomy registry (UKKOR) the first dedicated national database for osteotomy surgery. He has developed a number of instruments for osteotomy surgery and pioneered a minimally invasive technique for High Tibial Osteotomy Surgery. He co-founded the Basingstoke Osteotomy Masterclass in 2007.

Peter Thompson

Peter Thompson

Peter has specialised in knee surgery since starting as a consultant in 2005. His practice covers all areas of knee surgery with a specific focus on joint preserving techniques such as osteotomy, meniscal repair, meniscal transplantation, ligament reconstruction and patella instability surgery. He performs partial, total and simple revision knee arthroplasty as well as treating complex knee injuries. He trains specialist registrars and a knee fellow and teaches regularly at national and international knee meetings.

Peter was Clinical Director of the T+O department for 3.5 years and is involved in various research projects covering areas of particular interest.

Wednesday 26th September- Revalidation Sessions

BOA Research Committee Session Speakers

Matthew Costa - Session Chair

Matthew CostaMatthew Costa PhD, FRCS (Tr&Orth) Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at the University of Oxford and Honorary Consultant Trauma Surgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

Matt’s research interest is in clinical and cost effectiveness of musculoskeletal trauma interventions. He is Chief Investigator for a series of randomised trials and associated studies supported by grants from the UK NIHR, Musculoskeletal Charities and the Trauma Industry. His work has been cited widely, and informs many guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Matt is Chair of the NIHR Clinical Research Network Injuries and Emergencies Specialty Group and the NIHR Musculoskeletal Trauma Trials Network. He is also a member of the NIHR HTA Research Board. He Chairs the British Orthopaedic Association Research Committee and is the Specialty Lead in Orthopaedic Trauma for the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is Associate Editor for Trauma and Research Methods at the Bone and Joint Journal.

Matt is the President Elect of the Orthopaedic Trauma Society and President Elect of the International Fragility Fracture Network.

Daniel Perry

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Daniel’s major research interest is in epidemiology and effectiveness research. This involves developing nationwide collaborative cohorts, clinical trials and the analysis of existing (routine) datasets. He is chief investigator on the NIHR British Orthopaedic Surgery Surveillance (BOSS) Study, the NIHR SCIENCE Trial, the NIHR FORCE trial, the ARUK Sensing the Hips of Newborns (SHINE) Study and the ARUK Outcomes Research in Children’s Hip Disease (ORCHiD) Study.

He is also a member of the NIHR HTA Commissioning Board and the Associate Editor for Paediatrics and Methodology Board Member at the Bone and Joint Journal. He also sits on the research committee of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA), the research committee of BSCOS (British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery) and the hip screening committee within the government NIPE (Newborn Infant Physical Examination) Programme.

Catriona McDaid

Catriona-McDaid218Dr Catriona McDaid is an applied health researcher based at York Trials Unit. She is the lead for the BOA Orthopaedic Surgery Research Centre which is embedded in the trials unit.

She has worked in the field of health technology assessment since 2002 and has experience in leading systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials and mixed methods studies. She is a member of the NIHR HTA Editorial Board.

Dominc Meek


He is a specialist in hip reconstructive arthroplasty surgery in particularly young and complex revision surgery and hip resurfacing. He undertook a fellowship in adult reconstruction of the hip at the Department of lower limb arthroplasty, Vancouver University Hospital. He was awarded the British and American Hip Societies Travelling Fellow and the ABC Fellowships and is the Hip Specialty Editor for the Bone and Joint Journal, UK.


Honorary Professor Glasgow University, Editorial Secretary of the British Hip Society (BHS) Executive, he is also President of the West of Scotland Orthopaedic Research Society (WoSORS) and cofounder (2009) of the Glasgow Orthopaedic Research Society (GLORI) for fundamental science research at Glasgow University. His main research interests are in the basic science of nanotechnology and cell behaviour / bone regeneration and implant infection / fixation and effects of wear particles particularly metal CoCr particles.

BSCOS Revalidation Session Speakers

Co- Chair: Karen Daly

Karen Daly2Karen is a Children’s Orthopaedic Surgeon based at St Georges University NHS Healthcare Trust. She has established a clinical network providing specialist services to a greater part of SW London and beyond. She is an Associate Medical Director and Responsible Officer.

She is Surgical lead for the Healthy London Partnership Children and Young persons Board and an appointed member of the NHSE Clinical Reference Group for Specialised Surgery in Children. She is an elected Trustee of the BOA and a member of the Research committee.

Emily Baird

Emily BairdEmily Baird has been a Children’s Orthopaedic Consultant at The Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh since 2015.

She trained in both the South East and West of Scotland, and underwent fellowship training in Edinburgh and Toronto, Canada. During training she was involved in the British Orthopaedic Trainees’ Association, culminating in Presidency.

Emily enjoys the generality of surgery that paediatric orthopaedics brings, but has a particular interest in trauma, conditions of the immature hip and congenital talipes equinovarus. As well as a broad range of conditions, children’s orthopaedics brings unique surgical challenges and the delight of caring for young people, who never fail to make the job interesting and entertaining. Another rewarding facet of her job is the involvement with trainees, both day to day, as an Educational Supervisor and on a broader level, coordinating local and national educational events.

World Orthopaedic Concern UK Revalidation Session Speakers

Co-Chair : Ms Deepa Bose

Deepa BoseMs. 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 and 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.

Co-Chair: Steve Mannion

Steve MannionSteve Mannion, MA MChir DTM & H DMCC FRCS (Tr and Orth) RD is Head of the Department of Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine at St George’s, University of London, combining this with a part time appointments as an NHS consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Blackpool and Preston. For up to 6 months a year he also undertakes orthopaedic education and training projects in the less developed world and has extensive experience in humanitarian surgical projects to conflict areas including Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

He has established clubfoot treatment projects in many less developed countries and is Medical Director of the Global Clubfoot Initiative. Steve is a lead clinician in the UK response to International Disasters and Chairman of World Orthopaedic Concern (UK).

Jim Gollogly

Jim Gollogly (edited) 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

Fergal MonsellFergal 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).

Anti -Fraud Workshop

Speaker : Ms Helen Potts

Helen PottsHelen has worked for the NatWest Bank since 2002, in a variety of roles including payments, customer complaints and front line customer service.

In her current role as fraud consultant, Helen helps clients and customers across the UK understand the fraud and cyber threats they may face and, more importantly, the steps they can take to help protect themselves.




Thursday 27th September- Revalidation Sessions

BOFAS Revalidation Session Speaker 

Co-Chair: Rick Brown

Rick BrownRick Brown graduated from the University of Cambridge and King’s College Hospital, London, before completing orthopaedic training on the Middlesex and Stanmore Rotation, London and then Fellowships in Sydney and at Harvard, USA. After appointment as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 2004, he established the new Foot and Ankle Service in Cheltenham and ran a Regional Paediatric Foot Clinic at Bristol Children’s Hospital.

His interest in Education led to serving two terms on the BOFAS Education committee, where he is now the Honorary Secretary. He is a Lead Examiner for the FRCS (Tr and Ortho).

In 2016 he was appointed as a Consultant in the Foot and Ankle Team at The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, where his practice covers all areas of Foot and Ankle surgery including sports injuries, neurological conditions, complex forefoot pathology, arthritis and young adult problems.

Co-Chair: Anna Chapman

Anna ChapmanAnna Chapman is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at University Hospitals, Coventry and Warwickshire with a specialist interest in Foot and Ankle surgery.

She qualified from Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’s Hospitals School of Medicine in London, and completed her orthopaedic training on the Warwick rotation. She undertook Fellowship training in Bournemouth and Bristol, and was appointed as a Consultant in 2012. 
She completed a Masters Degree in Medical Education at the University of Warwick in 2010 and continues to pursue her interest in all things educational.

Anna is currently the Deputy Training Programme Director for the Warwick Orthopaedic Specialist Training Programme and is a member of the BOFAS Education Committee.

Michael Butler

Michael ButlerMichael Butler qualified from Cambridge University and the London Hospital Medical College. After graduation and house jobs, he served as Regimental Medical Officer for the Cheshire Regiment at home and abroad. After basic surgical training, he trained in Orthopaedic Surgery in the South West of England and was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in Trauma and Orthopaedics in November 2007.

He undertook further specialist training at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre and Frenchay Hospital and at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford. He was appointed as a consultant in Truro in 2009. Mr Butler has served in the Army for over 20 years and continues to serve and have a role in teaching military and civilian surgeons on a number of courses as well as regularly conducting outpatient clinics for serviceman and civilians.

Surgically, Mr Butler is heavily involved in trauma, diabetic foot surgery and electively has a specialist interest in sports surgery of the ankle, arthroscopy of the ankle and hindfoot as well as primary and revision ankle replacement.

Mr Butler is the Peninsula Deanery Training Programme Director for Trauma and Orthopaedics and serves on the SAC in Trauma and Orthopaedics. He is a member of the BOFAS Education Committee.

James Calder

James CalderJames Calder is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Fortius Clinic and Director of the Fortius-Imperial Centre for Sports Injury Research. He has developed a special interest in the treatment of sports-related foot and ankle conditions. James qualified from The London Hospital Medical College in 1991. He was awarded the Laming Evans Research Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons and completed his MD thesis at Imperial College. Following a year in Brisbane as Foot and Ankle Fellow to Dr Terry Saxby he was awarded an American Travelling Sports Fellowship to the USA in 2006. His PhD focussed on cellular mechanisms in the development of and novel techniques in the treatment of common sports injuries.

His PhD students have enabled him to continue his research interests into tendinopathies, ligament and articular cartilage injury and repair and he has a particular interest in the clinical outcome following injury in elite athletes. He has served as Associate Editor for the Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy Journal and is Associate Editor at the Bone and Joint Journal. He serves on the Board at ESSKA and is President of ESSKA-AFKAS, on the committee for the International Cartilage Research Society and Immediate Past Chairman of the Achilles Tendon Study Group. Away from medicine he plays tennis, is a keen sailor and triathlete and lives with his family and cows in Hampshire.

Callum Clark

Callum ClarkCallum Clark trained in Cambridge, London and Melbourne, Australia. He has worked as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Heatherwood and Wexham Park hospitals since 2004, where he specialises in Foot and Ankle surgery. He has run an accredited postgraduate Foot and Ankle fellowship programme since 2007 and regularly lectures and teaches at regional and national level.

He sits on the Educational committee of BOFAS and has convened many Foot and Ankle surgery educational courses. He has a particular interest in sports injuries and is a member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Noelene Davey

Noelene Davey photoSince graduating from the University of Sydney in 1995 Noelene has worked in both the private & public sector as an MSK & Sports Specialist Physiotherapist. She was an Extended Scope Physiotherapist specialising in spines, hips and knees at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Orthopaedics from 2004-2009 but since 2009 has specialised in Foot & Ankle at Imperial NHS Healthcare Trust, London. She also continues to work privately at Kinetic Physio, Victoria, London.

She lectures regularly in the UK and internationally and has written and been interviewed for feature articles in the Physio First ‘In Touch’ and ‘Pharmacy Journal’ members’ magazines. She also contributed a chapter on the post operative rehabilitation after ankle stabilisation surgery for the ESSKA textbook: ‘Lateral Ankle Instability: An International Approach by the Ankle Instability Group’, published in March 2018.

Noelene is a founding member of the educational charity the ‘Association of Foot and Ankle Physiotherapists and AHPs’: AFAP has over 750 members and holds a popular annual conference every March (afap.org.uk).

Rhys Thomas

Rhys Thomas graduated from University College Hospital, London.  He completed Fellowship training in Toronto and has subsequently been awarded travelling Fellowships by both EFAS and AOFAS. He was appointed as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Cardiff in 2003 and supervises the local foot and ankle fellowship. His main interest is sporting injuries of the foot and ankle.  He is a member of the BOFAS Education Committee

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Rohit Gupta

ROHIT GUPTA1 Mr. Rohit Gupta’s undergraduate training took place at Guy’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, qualifying in 1993. His post-graduate surgical training was at Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospitals, London.  Specialist orthopaedic training was undertaken in the South East Thames region of the NHS, including Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals. Upon completion of his orthopaedic training, he undertook one year of specialist Fellowship training in Shoulder / Upper Limb Surgery & Sports Medicine / Arthroscopic Surgery in Perth, Western Australia in 2003-4.

He was appointed as a substantive Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in shoulder & upper limb surgery at Ashford & St. Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Chertsey, Surrey in 2005.  He has been instrumental in developing the Upper Limb team at the Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Unit, which prides itself in delivering a collaborative multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.

He has developed a practice concentrating on complex shoulder and elbow reconstructive surgery, including revision arthroplasty.  As a result, he regularly attracts tertiary referrals throughout the region to help colleagues with challenging cases requiring complex arthroscopic reconstruction, tendon transfers around the shoulder, and revision arthroplasty.  His research interests cover the same subjects.

He is recognised nationally / internationally as a surgical instructor in advanced arthroscopy & arthroplasty, regularly teaching on cadaveric and live surgery courses.  He is also an invited lecturer at national / international level, including BESS and BOA annual scientific meetings.