Themes Covered in this Conference

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3D Printing

This is something that is impacting how we practice medicine already, and it will become even more widespread in the next decade. Learn how scientists, engineers and orthopaedic surgeons are using this technology to advance limb reconstruction, printing not just with composites, but also with cells.

Learn about types of 3D printer and what it can do for your practice.


Major Incidents

Manchester was tragically affected by a terrorist attack in 2017. Learn from those with experience of having to deal with casualties from these attacks, including the Bataclan in Paris and the Arena bombing in Manchester. How can you best respond? What tips for surgical treatment should you know? These are vital questions as, unfortunately, it is not a question of if it will happen again, but when.

Knee Limb Reconstruction Surgery

Learn from experts about how to deal with periarticular fractures, malaligment and malunions. As well as simpler osteotomies, there will be discussions on newer techniques in surgery, rehabilitation and dealing with complications. This session will be of use to the occassional as well as regular knee limb reconstruction surgeon.


Paediatric Foot Deformities

Foot deformities are difficult problems in both children and adults. Butt Frames and Mitre Frames with adjunctive surgery present a powerful means of deformity correction. The speakers will go through basic and advanced techniques.


Full Programme

23rd April

0800 Registration opens and tea/coffee available

0900 Welcome

0915 3D Printing Symposium

  • Professor Paulo Bartolo – Manchester University – From the lab to the OR
  • Professor Bahattin Koc – Sabanci University, Istanbul – Biological 3D Printing
  • Professor Leela Biant – Manchester University – Bespoke osteotomy jigs
  • Mark Davies – Sheffield – Using 4WEB for bone defects

1030 Morning Coffee and Industry Exhibition

1100 Major Incident Symposium

  • Professor Begue – University of Paris – The Bataclan and Paris Attacks
  • Justine Theaker – Manchester – Rehab after Major Incidents
  • Paul Price – A Bombing Victim’s Perspective
  • Graeme Groom – King’s College Hospital – Responding to Violence in Gaza

1215 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Peter Thomas – Keele University – The Basic Science of Fractures

1300 Lunch and Industry Exhibition

1400 Symposium : Orthofix

1400 AHP Workshop ( running simultaneously)

1500 Free Papers

1600 Afternoon Tea and Industry Exhibition

1630 Knee Symposium

  • Matt Dawson – Carlisle – Periarticular Osteotomies
  • Amir Qureshi – Southampton – Frame management of Plateau Fractures
  • Hamish Simpson – Knee Distraction for Osteoarthritis

1730 AGM

1930 Drinks Reception at Manchester Art Gallery

2030 Dinner at Manchester Art Gallery

2300 Carriages


24th April

0830 Free Papers

0930 Paediatric Foot Symposium

  • Om Lahoti – King’s College Hospital – Ilizarov and Hexapod Management of the Paediatric Foot
  • TBC

1030 Morning Coffee and Industry Exhibition

1100 AHP Address

  • Psychology for Major Surgery
  • Preparing for Surgery
  • Patient Experience – A Mother’s Perspective

1200 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Thierry Begue – The Induced Membrane Technique

1300 Lunch and Industry Exhibition

1400 Symposium: Smith and Nephew

1400 AHP Workshop ( running simultaneously)

1500 Afternoon Tea and Industry Exhibition

1530 Research and Reports

  • Deepa Bose – Travelling Fellowship Report
  • Hermant Sharma – the ACTIVE trial
  • TBC

1600 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Dr. Med. Rainer Baumgart – Reverse Planning and Fitbone

1700 Thanks and Presentations

1715 Conclusion