About this section

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

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.

Interested in joining the Section Council?

Section Councils play a pivotal role at the RSM and we are always looking for members who would like to get involved. If you would like to apply, please complete our application form and a Council representative will be in touch.

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Upcoming orthopaedics events and webinars

View all events and webinars being run by the Orthopaedics Section.

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Digital orthopaedics and surgical innovation

This webinar will showcase the emerging technologies in orthopaedic surgery and surgical education. The purpose of this event is to understand the benefits of surgical innovation in increasing the pre...
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RSM Orthopaedics Presidents prize evening

This meeting provides a unique opportunity for the RSM to celebrate the latest research in trauma and orthopaedics. It will provide an opportunity for trainees and consultants to learn about original ...
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Future orthopaedic surgeons conference 2022

Future Orthopaedic Surgeons Conference (FOSC) is an international Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery conference aimed at junior doctors and medical students. Now in its eleventh year at the Royal Society ...
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Orthopaedics podcast and videos

Orthopaedics Podcast

Orthopaedics Section podcast

Listen and subscribe to the RSM Orthopaedic Section podcast which features global experts and key opinion leaders discussing innovation, progress and current practice within their sub-specialties.

Available to listen on Anchor FM, Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Listen to the podcast

Prizes & awards

Orthopaedics Section FOSC (Future Orthopaedic Surgeons Conference) prize for research

Entrants will submit:

A 450 word abstract on their original research in any field of orthopaedic surgery.

The structure for the abstract must include an introduction, methods, results and discussion. Applicants will be required to state their role and acknowledge co-contributors in their research. Confirmation must be obtained from the senior author for the study to be submitted. Please note research presented must not be presented at a previous conference or published in the literature.


  • £100 cash prize for 1st place + 1 year subscription to the RSM
  • £50 for the Runner up and 1 year subscription to the RSM, which will be awarded at the FOSC 2020.

Open to: 

  • Medical Students
  • Foundation 1 and 2 doctors
  • Core surgical trainees

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