The OTS delivers a comprehensive trauma revalidation program at the BOA annual congress. This rolling program covers all aspects of orthopaedic trauma that surgeons on the general on-call rota will face.
Coupled with this, the OTS provides trauma research updates and discussions regarding the delivery of trauma care and policies over several sessions at every annual congress.
We have a great link with BOTA, with the OTS delivering the trauma component of the BOTA instructional course for the last few years and receiving great feedback.
The OTS annual meeting is the flagship event in the society's calendar. Our meeting moves location every year but is always a popular event and is routinely sold out. The style is typically case discussion and interesting debate around delivery of trauma care in the UK. We typically have one or two special guest speakers, and the meeting welcomes all from both trauma unit and MTC. This meeting is a must for the trauma interested orthopaedic surgeon.
The OTS is also regularly invited to participate at many international meetings, including in 2018, the German Orthopaedic Association annual meeting (DKOU) - the largest orthopaedic conference in Europe, where we delivered a symposium on the evolution of trauma care in the UK.
Our Priority Setting Partnership brings together all those involved and affected by broken bones in the upper limb, anywhere from the shoulder to the wrist, to prioritise the Top 10 research uncertainties.
We are asking patients, their relatives and healthcare professionals to help us come up with questions that could be answered by research. We want your views to guide research and to help us improve the care for patients over 50 who suffer broken bones of the upper limb. We want you to have a voice in shaping the next generation of research advances in this area.
The Orthopaedic Trauma Society supports and promotes relevant research and education events. If you would like to see your event or research opportunity listed here, please contact David Penford who will pass your request on to the Education Member.