South West Orthopaedic Conference 2022

12th February 2022 (Saturday)

Virtual Event

Places are currently limited.

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 on from the success of last year’s conference, SWOC 2022 is organised by medical students and doctors based at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. The society seeks to educate and inspire medical students, foundation doctors and aspiring surgeons to pursue a career in orthopaedics.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic this event will be held in a virtual format. The morning will consist of lectures provided by specialists. The afternoon session will provide delegates with the opportunity to participate in virtual breakout sessions. These will involve case-based discussions of orthopaedic procedures and CV building workshops. This will be followed by specialists discussing their own career paths and a question-and-answer panel. The day will conclude with the presentation of awards for the best oral presentations. The feedback from previous conferences has been extremely positive. Delegates felt that the conference helped to further their passion for pursuing a career in orthopaedics.

Aims and Objectives

  • To offer delegates the opportunity to engage with specialists in orthopaedic surgery, through a day of virtual lectures and activities.
  • To provide delegates with advice on career development, as well as hearing first-hand experiences from surgeons in various sub-specialities.
  • To offer a platform for delegates to present abstract submissions in general or orthopaedic surgery, via an oral presentation.

Fee, Date and Venue

  • Date : 12th February 2022 (Saturday)
  • Time : 08:30-17:30
  • 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 Christopher Smith, MBChB, MD, PgCert MedEd, DipSEM, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.

Mr Christoph McAllen, MBChB, FRCS (Orth)
Consultant Knee Surgeon
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Hani El-Tair, MD, Doctorate degree in Orthopaedics
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Injuries
Klinik Bad Windsheim.

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

Mr Oliver Stone, MBBS, BSc (hons), Dip Surg Hand, Dip ST, AFHEA, MAcadMEd, MFSTEd, FRCSed (Tr&Orth)
Consultant Hand Surgery
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.

Mr Rangaraju Ramesh, MBBS, PgCert (Med Ed), FRCS(Tr&Orth)
Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon
Mount Stuart Hospital; Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust.

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

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

Patrons

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

Abstract submissions for oral presentations are welcome. These may include audits, SSU/SSCs, care reports, electives or research projects on general or orthopaedic surgery. Structured abstracts of 250 words may be submitted to sworthoconference@gmail.com by the 28th January 2022..

Organising Committee

Mr Shivang Burman – Committee Co-chair
Final Year Medical Student

Hello! My name is Shivang, and I am currently a final year medical student and MSc Genomic Medicine graduate at the University of Exeter. This is my third year of being a part of the SWOC committee, and I am delighted to be its Co-Chair with Hazel this year! Surgery has always been an area of interest for me, particularly 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 as an online conference, I hope you will all enjoy the talks and workshops we have arranged!

Miss Hazel Awarah–Committee Co-chair
Final Year Medical Student

Hi! I'm Hazel, and I'm delighted to be Co-Chair of the Southwest Orthopaedic conference this year. I have been working with an amazing committee to bring this unique online conference. I hope all our delegates leave our conference feeling empowered and inspired to consider a career in orthopaedics.

Miss Emma Williams – Conference Secretary
3rd Year Medical Student

I’m most looking forward to hearing from all the fantastic speakers and participating in the breakout sessions.

Miss Miriam Beattie – Breakout Session Coordinator
Final Year Medical Student

I'm currently a final year medical student in Exeter with career interests in trauma and reconstructive surgery and bone and soft tissue surgical oncology. I was a publicity lead for SWOC last year's virtual event, and following its success, I am looking forward to seeing the workshops come together for the 2022 conference!

Mr Mohammed Elhassan – Breakout Session Coordinator
Intercalating Medical Student (MSc Clinical Education)

I'm most looking forward to the exciting line-up of speakers we have, sharing their exciting stories and hopefully inspiring the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons!

Mr Will Drake – Breakout Session Coordinator
4th Year Medical Student

I'm most looking forward to giving aspiring Orthopaedic surgeons a genuine and insightful experience of Orthopaedics.

Miss Tirtha Rana – Breakout Session Coordinator
4th Year Medical Student

I'm most looking forward to the case-based discussion of trauma cases.

Mr Yousef El Ziki – Lecture Coordinator
Intercalating Medical Student (Master of Public Health)

I'm most looking forward to gaining valuable insights from our speakers and networking with colleagues.

Miss Anisia Jicol – Lecture Coordinator
4th Year Medical Student

I'm looking forward to inspiring the next generation of surgeons!

Mr Lyuben Truykov – Publicity Manager
4th Year Medical Student

Hello! My name is Lyuben, and I am a fourth-year medical student at the University of Exeter! I have a keen interest in clinical education and find conferences to be a fantastic opportunity for medical students to explore their interests further and help build their professional selves.

Miss Shivani Mahapatra – Publicity Manager
Final Year Medical Student

My name is Shivani Mahapatra, and I am delighted to join the SWOC committee again as the publicity lead after being part of the 2019 committee. I am currently a final year medical student returning to medicine after my intercalated MSc in Clinical education. I hope to apply this as I pursue a career blending surgery and teaching in the future. I am excited to improve my peers' exposure to orthopaedics through this conference.

Mr Abdullah Tahir – Publicity Manager
Final Year Medical Student

I am a final year medical student and an MSc Clinical Education graduate at the University of Exeter. My career interests are in Surgery and Medical Education, and so I am excited to be part of the SWOC organising committee this year! I hope we can organise and run a successful and enjoyable conference for everyone!