About this event

  • Date and time Thu 4 Feb 2021 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Trainees

Understand the impact of COVID-19 on Orthopaedic training and the 2020/2021 selection specialty recruitment process. 

Mr Ran Wei, President of the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association (BOTA), Professor Deborah Eastwood, Vice President-Elect of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA), Mr Pramod Achan, Training Programme Director, Percivall Pott Rotation, London and Mr James Tomlinson, Consultant Spinal Surgeon and Training Programme Director for Trauma and Orthopaedics, Yorkshire and Humber, join this interactive webinar to give their insights into the recruitment process and offer advice on how to maximise training opportunities during the ongoing pandemic. 

This session will:

  • Outline how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected specialty recruitment in Orthopaedics as well as Orthopaedic training
  • Help current trainees identify ways to maximise opportunities in Orthopaedic training to achieve a successful ARCP outcome.

Plus, take part in an interactive Q&A panel session. We encourage you to submit your questions ahead of the live webinar to trainees@rsm.ac.uk. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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We would like to thank our sponsor AOUK for their support of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.

Key speakers

Mr Ran Wei

Mr Ran Wei

President, British Orthopaedic Trainees Association (BOTA)

Speaker's biography

Ran is currently an ST8 on the South-West London training rotation. He graduated from the University of Manchester in 2010 and moved to North-West London to complete his foundation years training. His core surgical training took him to the West Midlands, where his passion for T&O surgery grew. He returned to London in 2014 to commence his specialty training in T&O surgery.

 

As President of BOTA, Ran sits on a number of important Committees – including RCS England Council, RCS England L&A, BOA Council, BOA EdCar, IST Assurance Board, T&O SDG and ATDG. He is dedicated to ensuring that he, and the BOTA Committee, remains focused on driving forward the agenda of excellence in training.

Mr Pramod Achan

Training Programme Director, Percivall Pott Rotation, London

Mr James Tomlinson

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Education Training Programme Director for Trauma and Orthopaedics, Yorkshire and Humber, and Deputy Director Faculty of Surgical Trainers, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Professor Deborah Eastwood

Professor Deborah Eastwood

UCL Professor of Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Vice President-Elect, British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)

Speaker's biography

Having become fascinated by the processes of growth and function during her medical student days, Professor Deborah Eastwood is full time paediatric orthopaedic surgeon and juggles the three facets of consultant practice, namely clinical work, research and teaching, as well as medical management and national/international commitments. One of her main interests is the care of children with Mucopolysaccharidoses.

 

She is currently Departmental Lead and ‘Head of Research’ at the RNOH. She is an Associate Professor at University College London. She was proud to be runner up in the national Trainer of the Year awards of 2016. 

 

Professor Eastwood is a past president of EPOS and was part of the group who delivered the 2017 EPOSNA meeting. She is now Vice President-Elect for the BOA and a member of the Council of Management for the Bone and Joint Editorial Society (BJJ).

Agenda

View the programme here

Welcome and introduction

Mr Andreas Fontalis, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery Specialist Registrar, and Honorary Treasurer and Membership Officer, Trainees Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Dr Afsana Elanko, Past President, Trainees Section, Royal Society of Medicine 

Maximising Training for ST3 Recruitment

Mr Ran WeiPresident, British Orthopaedic Trainees 

The challenges of orthopaedic training in a COVID pandemic: A Training Programme Director's perspective

Mr Pramod AchanTraining Programme Director, Percivall Pott Rotation, London

Implementing the new trauma and orthopaedic curriculum and supporting trainees

Professor Deborah EastwoodUCL Professor of Paediatric Orthopaedic SurgeryVice President Elect British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)

Selection process, higher training and career progress

Mr James Tomlinson, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Education Training Programme Director for Trauma and Orthopaedics, Yorkshire and Humber, and Deputy Director Faculty of Surgical Trainers, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Panel discussion
Closing remarks and close of meeting 

Dr Narek Sargsyan, Council Member, Trainees Section, Royal Society of Medicine 

Sponsors

Location

Online

Disclaimer:All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar 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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