South West Orthopaedic Conference 2021

13th February 2021 (Saturday)

Virtual Event

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There are only couple of places remaining for this course. We have hence closed the online registration system. If you wish to secure one of the last places, please email us at courses@doctorsacademy.org.uk and we will suggest the way to complete registration, provided the place is still available.

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About

Following the success of the previous event, this year’s South West Orthopaedic Conference is organised by medical students and doctors based at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.

The event aims to educate and inspire medical students, foundation doctors and aspiring surgeons to pursue a career in orthopaedics.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held virtually.

In the morning, delegates will be addressed by specialists who will discuss a variety of topics pertinent to orthopaedics.

In the afternoon, delegates will be given the opportunity to participate in virtual activities including hip replacement, knee replacement and CV building. This will be followed by specialists discussing career paths and, finally, a question-and-answer panel.

The day will conclude with the presentation of awards for the best oral presentation.

Aims and Objectives

  • To offer delegates an opportunity to engage with specialists in orthopaedic surgery.
  • To obtain advice on career development.
  • To provide the opportunity for delegates to present work in either general or orthopaedic surgery through submission of an oral presentation.

Fee, Date and Venue

  • Date : 13th February 2021 (Saturday)
  • Conference Fee : £5.00
  • Number of Places : 90
  • Suitable for : Foundation Year Doctors, Medical Students
  • All proceeds will go to Bone Cancer Research Trust (BCRT)

Programme

Speakers

Mr Michael Butler MBBS, MA, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Mr Peter Schranz LRCP, MRCS, FRCSEd (Orth)
Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon
British Red Cross Speaker.

Mr Andrew Carrothers VR, MBChB, MA (Cantab), DipIMCRCSEd, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Carrothers Orthopaedics .

Mr Al-Amin Kassam, MBBS, BSc (Hons), FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Consultant Hip Surgeon
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.

Mr Ben Waterson, MBChB, FRCS, MD
Consultant Knee Surgeon
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.

Ms Kimberley Shuttlewood, MBBS, BSc, MRCS
Speciality Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedics
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.

Mr Alex Goubran, MBBS, BSc, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Specialist Registrar (SpR) in Trauma and Orthopaedics
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Spinal Surgery Fellow, British Association of Spine Surgeons.

Mr Jonathan Phillips, MBChB, MSc, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Consultant Knee Surgeon
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.

Patrons

Mr Adrian Hughes, BMBS, MSc, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.

Mr Oliver Stokes, MBBS, MSc, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Consultant Spinal Surgeon
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.

Mr Matthew Hubble, MBBS, FRCS, FRCSI, FRCS (Orth)
Consultant Hip Surgeon
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.

Professor Vikram S Devaraj, MBChB, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Plast), PGDip Clin Ed, SFHEA
Associate Professor at The College of Medicine and Health
University of Exeter.
Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgeon
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts for oral presentation are welcome. These may include an audit, SSU/SSCs, care reports, elective or research project associated with Orthopaedic or General Surgery. Structured abstracts of 250 words may be submitted to sworthoconference@gmail.com by the 17th of January 2021.

Organising Committee

Mr Jonathan Musgrove – Chair
4th Year Medical Student

I am delighted to be chair for the South West Orthopaedic Conference this year and am sure that despite the limitations inflicted by COVID-19 we will make this year’s conference as successful as ever. I am currently enjoying my 4th year of medicine and my 5th year in Exeter after spending my first year studying Medical Science. Naturally, I am passionate about surgery and fascinated by orthopaedics. After having been part of several conference committees, I am very much looking forward to putting my own twist on SWOC 2021. I hope that all delegates leave empowered and inspired to consider a career in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Mr Nick Hubble – Chair
4th Year Medical Student

It is my privilege to be chair of the South West Orthopaedic Conference this year. Working with such a great committee has been hugely rewarding, and we are looking forward to delivering a unique online conference. I am currently in my 4th year at Exeter medical school and will be intercalating in sports medicine next year. It is my ambition to combine my passions for sport and surgery into a career and, as a result, I have always had my eye on orthopaedics. This conference will provide a brilliant opportunity to share my interest in the speciality and help inspire the next generation.

Mr Shivang Burman – Treasurer
Intercalating Medical Student

Hello! My name is Shivang, and I am currently an intercalating medical student studying a MSc in Genomic Medicine at the University of Exeter. This is my second year of being a part of the SWOC committee as its treasurer. Surgery has always been an area of interest for me, particularly in vascular, plastics and orthopaedics. I also have a passion for teaching and hope to pursue this as a future career as a surgeon. I am so proud of the hard work that the committee has put into organising this event, especially during the uncertain times of the pandemic. Although things will run a bit differently this year, I hope all of you will enjoy the talks we have arranged.

Miss Miriam Beattie – Publicity
Intercalating Medical Student

My name is Miriam, and I am one of the publicity leads for the South West Orthopaedic Conference this year. I am currently studying for an intercalated BSc in Functional and Clinical Anatomy at the University of Bristol, between my fourth and final years of medical school in Exeter. I have career interests in trauma and reconstructive surgery, as well as bone and soft tissue surgical oncology. Outside of medicine, I enjoy sport, especially netball and surfing. I hope the 2021 virtual version of SWOC will live up to the success of previous conferences. I feel privileged to have been involved in its organisation.

Miss Lucy Lee-Smith – Publicity
5th Year Medical Student

I am Lucy, one of the final year students on the SWOC 2021 committee. I am lucky enough to be based in Truro for this year. I was eager to take up a publicity role to promote the conference across the South West. I am interested in pursuing a career in Orthopaedics, particularly Sports Injuries. I am a keen sportswoman; I play hockey predominately and since moving further South, I have picked up surfing and enjoyed spending more time cycling. I hope everyone has a great time at the conference, from the comfort of their own homes.

Miss Hazel Awarah – Publicity
4th Year Medical Student

Hello, my name is Hazel and I am currently in my 4th year of medicine and have a previous degree in Law. I have always been passionate about global health and emergency medicine. Outside of medicine, I enjoy running, knitting, and drawing. My role in publicity within the committee has allowed me to create the contents seen on social media. It has been great fun working with everyone, and I hope you all enjoy the conference.

Mr Dan O’ Leary - Session Coordinator
5th Year Medical Student

Since starting medical school, I have had a keen interest in orthopaedics. I find the surgeries involved fascinating and can see that the outcomes from surgical interventions are highly rewarding, and in many cases, life-changing for patients. Personally, I have always been drawn to the sports injuries side of orthopaedics, and hope to pursue a career with this. Outside of medicine, I am a keen sportsperson, playing for the medical rugby team and competing Internationally for Exeter University in powerlifting. I have had the pleasure of working alongside the amazing surgical team in Exeter, as well as several amazing future surgeons on the committee. I have greatly enjoyed my time on the SWOC committee and hope that you enjoy our conference.

Mr Matthew Howells – Session Coordinator
5th Year Medical Student

I am a final year medical student currently studying in Truro, and one of the co-ordinators for the South West Orthopaedics Conference 2021. I am really excited to be part of the SWOC committee this year. I attended the conference last year and thoroughly enjoyed it, so I was keen to get involved in trying and replicating the success in this year’s conference. I have previously completed an intercalated degree in Sport & Exercise Medical Sciences. Outside of Medicine, I love playing rugby and currently play for the Plymouth & Exeter Medics Rugby Team.

Miss Raffaella Melilli – Session Coordinator
5th Year Medical Student

I am a final year medical student, and this year I have had the pleasure of being one of the co-ordinators for the South West Orthopaedic Conference. My main areas of interest include surgery, technology, and medical education. Outside of medicine, I enjoy painting and being outdoors. Being part of the SWOC committee has been a great learning experience and an amazing opportunity to connect with friendly, like-minded people. I sincerely hope you enjoy the conference and find this a worthwhile opportunity to learn more about the exciting field of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Mr Mohammed Elhassan – Lecture Coordinator
4th Year Medical Student

Having attended the South West Orthopaedic Conference last year as a delegate, I am excited to be a part of this fantastic committee, who have all been working hard to make this virtual conference possible. My main surgical interests surround Orthopaedics and Plastics. However, I hope to gain a better understanding of which speciality I would like to pursue in the next few years. I plan to intercalate in an MSc in Clinical Education next year to fuel my academic interests in teaching. Outside of medicine, I am a keen basketball player and I have recently taken up a new hobby of powerlifting. I hope you all find this day both enjoyable and insightful.

Mr Yusuf Sarwar – Lecture Coordinator
3rd Year Medical Student

Since my first exposure to medicine in a surgical theatre at the age of 16, I have been drawn to intricate surgical procedures. Having had the opportunity to participate in audits throughout medical school and attend several invaluable surgical conferences, I have found myself becoming increasingly drawn to orthopaedics. I am also passionate about becoming a research-driven physician and contributing to medical breakthroughs that can provide innovative and novel therapeutic options for patients – this stems from my experiences in research at top medical institutions. Outside of medicine, I am a keen motoring enthusiast, which proves to be an extremely enjoyable yet painfully expensive hobby. Being lecture co-ordinator for this year’s conference has been a great experience and a pleasure to work alongside such a fantastic committee.