We are delighted to be able to welcome delegates back to our world renowned International Trauma Symposium & Instructional Course in August this year (2022).

Trauma Symposium: 17 to 19 August 2022

Instructional Course: 16 to 19 August 2022

Locations: Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh & Digital

Programme: Download Programme

Courses will include discussions and cadaveric workshops in addition to a full programme of lectures by keynote faculty, including Professor Mike Gardner (Stanford University, USA), Professor Heather Vallier (Case Western Reserve University, USA and OTA President 2022), Professor Jan-Erik Gjertsen (University of Bergen) and Dr Tim Schepers (Amsterdam UMC).

A new Sports Trauma session will include insights from Dr William Cullen (Medical University of South Carolina, USA), Dr Daniel Curtis (Reno Orthopaedic Centre, USA) and Dr Adam Money (Rothman Orthopaedics, USA).

Available Booking Options:

  • Early Bird Discount Available
  • Cadaveric Breakout Sessions
  • Digital On-Demand Access
  • Electronic Only Access

Online booking for 2022 is now open. There are early bird discounts on attendance at the physical (face-to-face) conference. There are also Digital options, with all material being recorded and available through a variety of packages.

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Early Bird Discounts (before 30th April) & AHP rates – find out more


Total hours for 2022 programme yet to be confirmed


Lister Lecturer: Dr Mike Gardner

Dr. Gardner is currently Professor and Vice Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.  He has a busy practice as an orthopaedic trauma surgeon, and also serves as Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma Service.  He grew up in the Boston area, trained in Philadelphia, New York, and Seattle, and then spent the first 8 years of his career at Washington University in St. Louis.  He maintains high interest and activity in research and academic pursuits.  He runs the orthopaedic trauma research division, which has two full-time research coordinators, and is involved in studies regarding clinical outcomes of fractures and nonunions, cost analyses, surface topography, and big data.  He recently started a company to use 3D surface scanning technology to assess scoliosis.  He loves to golf, and to spend time with his wife and three daughters.

Faculty for 2022

Previous Faculty


David Helfet
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 Monsell
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.”