IMPACT is the emergency international Trauma & Orthopaedic research response to the COVID-19 pandemic, administered by SORT-IT and the Scottish Government. Widespread participation in the UK, Europe, North America, South America, Asia, and Oceania provides a mechanism to coordinate urgent collaborative research, report near real-time data, and guide the clinical response to COVID-19. To find out more, visit the Impact pages.

URGENT COVID-19 UPDATE (10/4/2020)

We expect that most of us will still be living under significant travel and social-distancing restrictions in August and have therefore taken the decision not to hold the meeting in the usual physical setting in August.  Instead, we will be offering the same programme (download programme PDF ) via an on-line platform.  Via our website, delegates will be able:

  • To view the programmed talks, at their own convenience, from 17th August 2020, for three months. These talks will include new and fresh material and will be recorded by the faculty specifically for these events. They will be focussed on a direct web-based educational model.
  • To join live the case-based discussion sessions, during the fortnight of 17-28thAugust (or view the recordings afterwards).
  • To engage with pre and post course educational material.

We have therefore reopened bookings for our new system. The course content is currently in development. Your purchase will entitle you to 3 months access to the Symposium +/- Instructional Course content commencing from 17/8/2020. 

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

For those that have already booked, we will be in touch shortly to discuss your preferences.

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Trauma Symposium: 17 August 2020 onwards for 3 months Click for online booking

Instructional Course: 17 August 2020 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: 35 Hours
-Symposium: 23.5 Hours
-Combined Courses: 58.5 Hours

The Trauma Instructional Course is 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 (£30 discount). During the course all aspects of orthopaedic trauma will be covered by an experienced faculty of international and national experts.

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.
  • Webinar sessions which encompass ‘meet the expert’ discussions.
  • Online demonstrative cadaveric surgical labs.

International and Invited National Faculty:

Dr Roger Van Riet (Antwerp, Belgium)
Dr Michael Cardner (Stanford, USA)
Dr Jan-Erik Gjertsen (Bergen, Norway)
Prof Heather Vallier (Cleveland, USA)

Mr A Baker (Preston)
Mr M Blyth (Glasgow)
Mr P Bates (London)
Mr C Bruce
Mr M Costa (Oxford)
Mr C Drury (Glasgow)
Mr P Jenkins (Glasgow)
Mr M Kelly (Bristol)
Mr A Maclean (Glasgow)
Mr B Ollivere (Nottingham)
Mr D Perry (Oxford)
Mr L Van Rensburg (Cambridge)
Mr A Watts (Wrightington)

Previous 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)

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.”