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New for 2019 – Early Bird Discounts (before 30 April) & AHP rates – find out more

Trauma Symposium: 14 to 16 August 2019 (£750)

Instructional Course: 12 to 16 August 2019 (£800)

Location: Sheraton International Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh, UK

Booking: Online booking is available for Symposium and Instructional Course

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As usual, there is a five-day Trauma Instructional Course, aimed at trainees and those requiring an over-view and update in orthopaedic trauma, running in parallel with a three-day Trauma Symposium, aimed at established surgeons interested in recent developments, debates, and controversies.

The Symposium’s subject areas include a wide range of common and challenging orthopaedic trauma situations. Delegates will be able to discuss a range of related topics with a faculty of international and national experts.

The Instructional Course is of particular use for surgeons preparing for their orthopaedic fellowship examinations. There is a special reduced rate for BOTA members (£50 discount). During the five day course all aspects of orthopaedic trauma will be covered by an experienced faculty of international and national experts. The format also comprises lectures, small group discussions and hands-on labs.

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Highlights of these courses include:

  • An experienced and enthusiastic faculty of international and national experts

    International Faculty

    International Faculty

  • Short, focussed lectures followed
    by wide-ranging discussions based around carefully selected clinical cases, all located in Edinburgh’s five-star Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa.
  • Breakout sessions which encompass ‘meet the expert’ discussions and dry-bone practical labs.
  • Cadaveric surgical labs at the University of Edinburgh’s historic Anatomy Department (additional cost).
  • Expanded breakout and cadaveric sessions focussed on combined orthoplastic teamwork and reconstruction.

International and Invited National Faculty:

  • Professor David Ring (Austin, USA)
  • Professor Michael Archdeacon (Cincinnati, USA)
  • Dr Tim Schepers (Amesterdam, Netherlands)
  • Professor Fares Haddad (London, UK) Lister Lecturer

Previous Faculty:

  • Dr Samuel Antuna, Madrid
  • Mr Andrew Oppy, Melbourne
  • Dr Lisa Cannada, Missouri
  • Dr Marc Swiontkowski, Minnesota
  • Professor S Rajesekaran, India

    Faculty Participation

    Faculty Participation

  • Dr Roy Sanders, USA
  • Dr Graham King, Canada
  • Professor Inger Schipper, (Leiden, Netherlands)
  • Professor Mike McKee (Toronto, Canada)
  • Professor David Ring (Massachusetts, USA)
  • Professor Heather Vallier (Cleveland, USA)
  • Professor Peter Kloen (Amsterdan, Netherlands)
  • Professor Loek PH Leenen (Utrecht, Netherlands)

Previous Feedback 

“The symposium was fantastically organised with pertinent content throughout. The enthusiasm of all the faculty members was outstanding.”

2016“A very organised team that took us through a wide range of trauma topic.”

“The trauma symposium is brilliant, and speakers were very knowledgable and experienced.”

“Great event and I would recommend colleagues to attend.”

“Really good case discussion. Very helpful for current practice.”

“Newly introduced cadaveric sessions were a very welcome addition to the Instructional Course.”

“The cadaveric session in the setting of the anatomy room was nothing short of magical!”

“A very thorough and enjoyable course. The content and depth is ideal for both an ST3, SpR and those undertaken FRCS preparation.”

“A master class of guest lecture delivery…engaging and thought provoking.”

“Well organised and useful. Lectures were well organised and workshop and dissection sessions were excellent.”