BSSH Spring Scientific Meeting 2016
at the Royal College of Surgeons, London 28-29 April 2016
I am looking forward to seeing you all at the Royal College of Surgeons for the Spring Scientific Meeting.
I believe there is something in the programme for everyone. We have a mix of free papers, symposia and invited lectures. I strongly believe that the junior doctors, so demoralised at present, deserve the opportunity to speak at these meetings to gain experience of speaking to a large audience and fielding questions from the floor. I have therefore put into the programme as many of the submissions made as possible. Some may criticise this approach but without exposure and constructive criticism it is hard for juniors to understand what is required in presenting at meetings. I hope you will give them your support.
We have four excellent symposia with experts in their fields speaking.
Implant science - to look at how the materials and implant designs that we use every day come about and are put into practice.
Cerebral Palsy – a subject that is often difficult to comprehend. Professor Tonkin will be demonstrating examination of a patient.
Evidence based Hand Surgery– This should be an exciting session as we have speakers from NICE. We live in a medical environment where evidence of benefit in what we do is becoming important to our patients and to those who pay us.
Research – This is a symposium aimed at show casing some of the projects BSSH supports and to, I hope, enthuse others to get involved.
Giving us their time and expertise we have an outstanding group of speakers both international and national.
I am delighted to welcome Professor Michael Tonkin from the Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia, Professor Geoff Richards, Director of the AO Research Institute in Davos, Dr Eva Pontén from the Karolinska Institute, Sweden and Dr Terry Axelrod from Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto. They are all giving keynote lectures as well as taking part in the symposia.
From the UK, Professor Colin Howie, Immediate Past President BOA, Member NICE Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee. Dr Tom Clutton-Brock, Chair of NICE Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee. Dr Tom Kelley, Director of Standardisation and Business Development, International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM).