2021 Symposium & Instructional Course Update


Despite the challenges of COVID-19, the 2020 Edinburgh International Trauma Symposium and Instructional Course was highly successful in it’s online format. We are grateful to Talking Slides for helping to make it such a success.

We had hoped to return to the normal physical meeting format in 2021 but our most recent assessment of the risks has led us to make decision to run the meetings again in a virtual format. As the benefits of vaccination start to come through, there is hope for the future. We have to acknowledge that some of our delegates and faculty in other countries may not be in a position to travel to Edinburgh in August 2021. The safest option is therefore to proceed with a similar virtual format for 2021.


  • New content will be recorded for 2021 from a high quality international faculty. These talks will target current challenges and controversies in orthopaedic trauma.
  • The Symposium will cover the breadth of orthopaedic trauma, with latest updates.
  • Content will be available online from Monday 16 August 2021 for a period of 3 months.

Online booking is currently open. Your purchase will entitle you to 3 months access to the Symposium +/- Instructional Course content commencing from 16/8/2021. 

We would encourage those considering registering to do so as soon as possible to benefit from the Early Bird Discounts.

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Trauma Symposium: 16 August 2021 onwards for 3 months Click for online booking

Instructional Course: 16 August 2021 onwards for 3 months Click for online booking

Locations: Virtual Online – Live Webinars & Pre-Recorded Online Lectures

Early Bird Discounts (before 31 May) & AHP rates – find out more

-Instructional: 13.5 Hours
-Symposium: 13.5 Hours
-Combined Courses: 27 Hours


Lister Lecturer: Dr David Helfet

Dr Helfet is currently Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and Director Emeritus of the Orthopedic Trauma Service at both Hospital for Special Surgery and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr Helfet has published extensively on orthopedic trauma topics including numerous articles and book chapters. He frequently presents at both national and international conferences on treatment of orthopedic trauma. He has received such visiting lectureships as the Presidential Guest and Watson-Jones Memorial Lecture of the British Orthopaedic Association, and has been the recipient of many honors and awards including the Philip D. Wilson Jr. Teaching Award. He is an internationally acknowledged expert in orthopaedic trauma and has been an academic leader in the field for over 3 decades.


Seth Sherman
Marc Safran
Paul Tornetta
S Rajasekaran
Robert LaPrade
Yelena Bogdan
Jason Strelzow
Michael Gardner


A Baker
P Bates
M Blyth
J Dias
D Forward
F Haddad
P Jenkins
M Kelly
A Maclean
L Mason
F Mosell
B Ollivere
D Perry
A Sanghrajka
A Trompeter
L Van Rensburg
A Watts


A Amin
C Arthur
E Baird
I Brown
K Bugler
A Duckworth
S Khan
L Lancerotto
J McEachan
S Middleton
S Molyneux
M Moran
W Oliver
J Reid
C Scott
T White

Historical Course Information

Highlights of these courses have included:

  • An experienced and enthusiastic faculty of international and national experts

    International Faculty

    International Faculty

  • Short, targeted lectures followed
    by wide-ranging discussions based around carefully selected clinical cases.
  • Webinar sessions which encompass ‘meet the expert’ discussions.
  • Online demonstrative cadaveric surgical labs.

Previous International Faculty:

  • Professor Fares Haddad, London
  • Dr Tim Schepers, Amsterdam
  • Professor Michael Archdeacon, Cincinnati
  • 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)
  • Dr Roger Van Riet (Antwerp, Belgium)
  • Dr Michael Cardner (Stanford, USA)
  • Dr Jan-Erik Gjertsen (Bergen, Norway)
  • Prof Heather Vallier (Cleveland, USA)

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.”