Symposium: 15 to 17 August 2018

Course: 13 to 17 August 2018

Location: Sheraton International Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh, UK

Provisional Brochure: Click to Download

As usual, there is a five-day 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 – click here to book rate – your details will be checked). 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.
  • Expanded breakout and cadaveric sessions focussed on combined orthoplastic teamwork and reconstruction.

International Faculty:

  • Dr Samuel Antuña (Madrin, Spain) is the Head of the Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Unit of La Paz University Hospital Madrid and Associate Professor of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery at the Autonomous University of Madrid. He was previously a Fellow of Reconstructive Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester (Minnesota, USA). He is internationally recognised for his extensive experience in elbow and shoulder surgery, having published widely in the field. He is also an editor of the excellent textbook Essentials in Elbow Surgery. He has served as the Present of the Spanish Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Association and is an associate editor of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
  • Mr Andrew Oppy (Melbourne, Australia) is the Lead Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon at The Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia. He trained in Australia and Bristol, and his areas of expertise include acute trauma surgery, post-traumatic reconstruction, joint fusion, deformity correction, non/malunions and bone infection. He has a keen interest in orthopaedic education and research.
  • Dr Lisa Cannada (Saint Louis, USA) is an orthopaedic trauma surgeon and an Associate Professor in St Louis, Missouri, USA. Her areas of interest include the mangled extremity, polytrauma, complex fractures and clinical outcomes research. Dr Cannada serves on the OTA Board of Directors, established the OTA Young Practitioner’s Forum and is a founder of Women in Trauma, a mentoring group for women pursuing careers in orthopaedic trauma. She has a major interest in teaching and surgical education.
  • Dr Marc Swiontkowski (Minnesota, USA) specialises in acute trauma, as well as the management of nonunions, malunions, paediatric fractures, osteomyelitis and leg length inequality. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and has an enourmous experience in research and education, most recently completely the FAITH trial. He is past president of both the American Orthopaedic Association and Orthopaedic Trauma Association.

Previous Faculty:

  • 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.”

  • Innovative cadaveric anatomy sessions