About this section

The Orthopaedics Section’s purpose is to advance the study of orthopaedic and trauma surgery and promote best practise.

Upcoming events

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President’s prize meeting

This annual meeting will include five presentations from the shortlisted candidates of the annual Orthopaedics Section President's prize.

  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Future of orthopaedics conference

Now in its 10th year, FOSC continues to bring the latest updates on orthopaedic training and selection and cutting edge practical workshops.

  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Sports injuries and sports orthopaedics

This conference organised in conjunction with the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH) will provide you with a comprehensive update on the current provision of orthopaedic care for sports injuries in the UK.

  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Orthopaedics Section: President’s Prize


  • First prize: £600
  • Second prize: £400
  • Third prize: £200

Submission deadline

Sunday 20 October 2019

Open to

Medical students and trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 300-word abstract describing original (not previously published) work exploring clinical case studies and case reports.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their work at an Orthopaedics meeting and attend the dinner following the event.

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Orthopaedics Section: William  Bodey  Travelling Fellowship


Up to a maximum value of £5000 to cover travel and accommodation expenses

Submission deadline

The deadline for applications is Sunday 8 December 2019

Open to 

Orthopaedic trainees and consultants working in the field of Orthopaedics.

Mr William Bodey was a Wessex Trained West London Orthopaedic Surgeon. He is only recently retired. His reputation was as an enthusiastic teacher, role model and lifelong supporter of the RSM dedicating his career to the support of all trainees and students.

He has vigorously championed the essential integration of high quality regional and local training with service demands to provide enquiring innovative surgeons and doctors for the continuous improvement of UK and international healthcare.

Application guidelines 

Applicants are invited to submit a proposal in no more than 500 words including:

  • Details of the centre you intend to visit and why
  • Techniques you intend to learn
  • The importance of your proposal for the advancement of clinical practice in the UK
  • How your proposal will advance your current skills
  • How you expect to use the skills learned and what the potential patient benefit will be.

Applications should be accompanied by a letter of confirmation from the hosting institution.

The fellowship/visit in question must take place before 1 December 2020 to enable the applicant to present the trip at the annual Christmas lecture.

Please note: We will not support research applications, however applications for training or observation in specific techniques or management of disease processes that would otherwise not be readily accessible in the UK, for the ultimate benefit of their patients, will be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in January 2020.

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Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.


Mr Bob Chatterjee