About this event

  • Date and time Sat 13 Jan 2024 from 9:00am to 13 Jan 2024 at 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Orthopaedics

Join the thirteenth 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. These talks aim to promote speciality to an inclusive range of junior doctors and trainees whilst providing valuable insight into what a career in orthopaedics can entail. 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. 

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
  • Discover 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

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Standard pricing available until 12 January 2024.


RSM Trainee
Day 1
£34.00 Morning
£23.00 Afternoon
RSM Student
Day 1
£18.00 Morning
£12.00 Afternoon

Non - Member

Day 1
£63.00 Morning
£42.00 Afternoon
FOS Trainee
Day 1
£34.00 Morning
£23.00 Afternoon
Day 1
£33.00 Morning
£22.00 Afternoon
FOS Student
Day 1
£18.00 Morning
£12.00 Afternoon


View the programme

Morning session

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Mr Michael Pearse, President, Orthopaedics Section, Royal Society of Medicine 

Training, selection and jobs

Speaker to be confirmed 

Spinal surgery

Speaker to be confirmed

An introduction to sports orthopaedics

Speaker to be confirmed

Paediatric orthopaedic surgery

Speaker to be confirmed

Knee surgery

Speaker to be confirmed 

Tea and coffee break

Poster exhibition

Upper limb surgery

Speaker to be confirmed

Foot and ankle surgery

Speaker to be confirmed 

Academic foundation year programmes

Speaker to be confirmed 

Life of an orthopaedic registrar

Speaker to be confirmed 

Career options in ortho and humanitarian work

Speaker to be confirmed 

Changing the culture in orthopaedics

Speaker to be confirmed 

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

Speaker to be confirmed 

Question and answers

Afternoon session

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


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

Registration for this event will close on 12 January 2024 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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