About this event

  • Date and time Sat 6 Jun 2020 from 8:00am to 5:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Trainees

Please note this event has been cancelled.

We are pleased to announce the return of the orthopaedic trauma conference. This is an interactive, one-day meeting for those wishing to pursue a career in trauma and orthopaedic surgery.

This comprehensive course will offer an overview of some of the basic aspects of diagnosis and management of orthopaedic trauma, including emergency presentations to the on-call team, with sessions on lower limb, upper limb, spine and paediatric trauma.

Sessions will be led by top consultants and senior registrars, who will offer practical advice, tips and tricks to managing an on-call orthopaedic shift. There will be plenty of opportunities for networking and the chance to ask your burning questions about careers in orthopaedics.

With interactive lectures and a fracture reduction and plastering practical skills workshop, this meeting will provide you with the knowledge and confidence necessary for orthopaedic, emergency medicine and general practice attachments. We also invite you to bring along your CVs and portfolios for the final breakout session of the day, to pose your burning questions and receive career advice directly from current Orthopaedic SpR trainees.

This meeting is ideal for Foundation (FY1/FY2) and early Core/surgical/emergency medicine trainees, student, AHPs and is also relevant for GPs wanting to refresh their knowledge and understanding of acute orthopaedic presentations.

Attendees will:

  • Understand the initial assessment and management of trauma to the upper and lower limb
  • Understand the red flags of cauda equina
  • Understand the principles of management of paediatric trauma and explain the approach to the assessment of the limping child
  • Be able to apply a backslab to the upper and lower limb
  • Have to the opportunity to develop your CV and portfolio for surgical/orthopaedic interviews

Please note that those wishing to engage in the hands-on plastering workshop are advised to bring shorts and a t-shirt. Book your place early to avoid disappointment!


View the programme 06 June 2020

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and outline of the day

Session 1 - Lower Limb

The evolution of trauma care

Mr Nigel Rossiter, Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital

Hip and pelvic trauma
Knee trauma

Miss Samantha Tross, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bupa Cromwell Hospital

Tea and coffee break
Foot and ankle trauma

Mr Sunil Bajaj, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

Session 2 - Spine

Spine: Trauma principles and acute cauda equina syndrome
Orthopaedic Training: Inspiration and how to get there

Session 3 - Paediatrics

Paediatric trauma and the limping child

Mr Pranai Buddhdev, Locum Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon,
Broomfield & Addenbrooke’s Hospitals

Session 4 - Upper Limb

Shoulder, clavicle and elbow trauma
Distal radius and hand trauma

Session 5 - Practical

Skills: Fracture reduction and plastering
Closing remarks and close of meeting


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