About this event

  • Date and time Sun 15 Jan 2023 from 8:00am to 15 Jan 2023 at 5:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Orthopaedics

Join the twelfth edition of Future Orthopaedic Surgeons Conference (FOSC), the international Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery conference, for a full day of learning with academic lectures covering four key topics, poster presentations, and cutting-edge practical workshops focused on the latest updates on orthopaedic training aimed at junior doctors and medical students. Predominantly an in-person event, virtual participants will be welcomed for the morning talks. 

In the morning, the academic lectures will consist of short presentations covering four main topics: Orthopaedic subspecialties and what they involve, diversity in orthopaedics, career options in orthopaedics and application pathways, including CV tips. The talks will be followed by a lunch, during which applicants for the Orthopaedics Section FOSC Prize for Research will present their research works via poster and a panel of experts will review and critically appraise each project. For more information about the prize, scroll down or apply by clicking here.

In the afternoon, a circuit of small-group practical workshops will focus on the core skills required as an orthopaedic surgeon: Intramedullary nailing, dynamic hip screw, open-reduction internal fixation and external fixation. These workshops will provide a unique opportunity for attendees to get hands-on experience and guidance on different surgical techniques. Please note that the afternoon workshops will not be available to watch for virtual participants.

This new edition of FOSC will:

  • Increase awareness of the different orthopaedic subspecialties  
  • Tackle the changing face of orthopaedics and promote diversity among trainees applying for core and speciality training  
  • Describe the range of careers paths available to orthopaedic surgeons including portfolio careers and academic orthopaedics 
  • Improve the understanding of core and speciality training selection pathways and how to improve one’s CV to increase the chances of a successful job application  
  • Develop the presentation and critical appraisal skills of participants  

To register for the live stream version, click here. Attendees of the live stream will have access to watch the morning session but will not have access to the afternoon workshops.

A recording will be available for all registered event participants for up to 60 days after the event. The link will be sent 24 hours after the meeting








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Morning session

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
Mr Michael Pearse, President, Orthopaedics Section, Royal Society of Medicine
Training in orthopaedics

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

Training in trauma surgery

Mr Michael Pearse

Research in orthopaedics as a trainee

Mr Abhinav Singh, National Institute for Health and Care Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Oxford

What does the future of orthopaedic training look like?

Mr Kartik Logishetty, Clinical Lecturer in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Imperial College London

Hand and wrist surgery

Miss Lilly Li, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Foot and ankle trauma

Mr Michael Pearse

Pelvic trauma

Mr Chris Jordan, Consultant in Pelvic and Acetabular Reconstruction and Arthroplasty, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Shoulder and elbow trauma surgery
Mr Sanjeeve Sabharwal, Consultant and Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon, Imperial College London
Paediatric surgery

Mr Khaled Sarraf, Consultant Paediatric surgeon, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Question and answer session
Tea and coffee break
Robotics in hip and knee surgery

Mr Mazin Ibrahim, Consultant and Hip and Knee Surgeon, The Princess Grace Hospital and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Leadership in orthopaedics

Mr Aroon Baskaradas, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Northwick Park Hospital

Women in orthopaedics

Miss Cami Aliker, Speciality Registrar, West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Run through training in Scotland

Mr Jonathan Super, Speciality Trainee Year 1 in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Preparing for core surgical training interview and specialty trainee year 3 interviews

Mr Branavan Rudran, Orthopaedic Surgery Registrar, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Question and answer session on orthopaedic training

Mr Max Little, Trauma and Orthopaedics Registrar, West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Afternoon session

Workshop 1: External fixator
Workshop 2: Dynamic hip screw fixation
Workshop 3: Lag screw fixation
Arthrex tight rope fixation
Orthopaedics Section: Future orthopaedic surgeons conference prize for research
Close of meeting


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

Registration for this event will close on 13 January 2023 at 1:00am (GMT). Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.

We are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. This is at the presenter and the RSM’s discretion.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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