About this event

  • Date and time Sat 8 Dec 2018 from 7:45am to 8 Dec 2018 at 6:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Orthopaedics, Future Orthopaedic Surgeons

Future orthopaedic surgeons conference (FOSC) is an international trauma and orthopaedic surgery conference aimed solely at medical students and junior doctors.

Now in its tenth year at the Royal Society of Medicine, FOSC continues to bring the latest updates on orthopaedic training, selection and cutting edge practical workshops.

There will be a range of expert-led talks covering the national selection process, the training pathway, tips to get ahead, and many overviews of the various subspecialties available.

The afternoon session will be a practical skills workshops in Orthopaedic Surgery. This will give all delegates the opportunity to get hands on with a variety of orthopaedic procedures including plating, external fixation, and DHS!

In addition, delegates will get the chance to enter our National poster presentation prize. We are accepting abstracts for our poster competition with the prize winner announced on the day. More information on this will follow shortly.

Topics include:

  • How to prepare yourself for specialty training and a career in orthopaedics
  • Discover more about each of the orthopaedic subspecialties
  • Practical experience in a range of orthopaedic techniques

Key speakers

Professor Tim Briggs CBE

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London

Mr Chinmay Gupte

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Senior Lecturer in knee and trauma surgery at Imperial College, London

Mr Simon Fleming

Past President for the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association (BOTA), and Specialist Registrar for Percivall Pott Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery Rotation

Professor Ashley Blom

Orthopaedic Surgeon at Spire Bristol Hospital 

Professor Lennard Funk

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Shoulder and Upper Limb Specialist at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust 

Mr Bob Chatterjee

Consultant Spinal Surgeon at Harley Street Spine, London 

Miss Kuldeep Stohr

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Gareth Davies, Foundation Year 2 Doctor, North Bristol NHS Trust

Morning meeting

Training, selection and jobs

Professor Tim Briggs, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Director of Strategy and External Affairs, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust

Knee surgery

Mr Chinmay Gupte, Consultant Trauma and Knee Surgeon, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Truste

Academic orthopaedics

Professor Andrew Carr, Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of Department, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford

Shoulder surgery and innovations

Professor Lennard Funk, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wrightington Hospital

Tea and coffee break with poster exhibition
Changing the culture in orthopaedics

Mr Simon Fleming, Past President, British Orthopaedic Trainees' Association

Role of the British Orthopaedic Trainees' Association (BOTA)

Mr Matt Brown, President, British Orthopaedic Trainees' Association and Specialist Registrar, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Stanmore) Training Rotation

Life of a registrar

Ms Shilpa Jha, Specialist Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Barts and The London NHS Trust

Orthopaedics abroad: From London to Singapore

Mr Derek Park, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore

Spinal surgery

Mr Bob Chatterjee, President, Orthopaedics Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Paediatric orthopaedic surgery

Miss Kuldeep Stohr, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Lunch and poster exhibition

Afternoon practical workshops

Workshop rotation one
Workshop rotation two
Workshop rotation three
Close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom