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.

Mr Rajarshi Bhattacharya
Mr Michael Pearse
President Elect
Mr Michael Pearse
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming orthopaedics events and webinars

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

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Future orthopaedic surgeons conference 2020

Future Orthopaedic Surgeons Conference (FOSC) is an international Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery conference aimed at junior doctors and medical students. Now in its tenth year at the Royal Society of ...
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Trauma symposium 2021

This popular annual course aims to provide a comprehensive update on evolving concepts and techniques in orthopaedic trauma. Our successful interactive format includes short lectures, case-based discu...
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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: 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.

Apply here

Orthopaedics Section: William  Bodey  Travelling Fellowship


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

Submission deadline

To be announced

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.

Submissions closed

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