Croeso i Gymdeithas Orthopedig Cymru
Welcome to the Welsh Orthopaedic Society
The Society, founded in 1987 as a surgical group, now has as its membership, all who are involved in the care of Trauma & Orthopaedic patients in Wales.
The 2022 Annual meeting was our first face to face meeting following restrictions being lifted after the pandemic.
The meeting was hosted by Aneurin Bevan Health Board, with the organising committee chair being Mr Andrew Miller, ably supported by Mr Russell Walker and Mr Phil Alderman.
The meeting was also our first to be held over 2 days and attracted fantastic representation from all grades from medical students to consultants.
The meeting brought to an end the extended tenure of our outgoing President, Mr Aeneas O’Kelly who has been a huge influence on the future direction of the Welsh Orthopaedic Society, overseeing a period of transformation within the society.
His determination to ensure that the society met its core aims led to the adoption of a formal structure for the governance of the society, the formalisation of nominated society representatives for each trauma and orthopaedic unit in Wales and the formation of the Educational committee.
Under his Presidency, the society drew attention to the inequality in provision of trauma and orthopaedic service provision in Wales through the “2020 vision” survey, the findings of which were presented at the Welsh Orthopaedic Board and formed the basis for the NCSOS project and establishment of the Welsh Orthopaedic Network.
Our new President, Mr Phil Alderman has been a staunch supporter of the society over the last 35 years and whilst recently retired from the NHS, continues to be active within trauma and orthopaedic practice. He is committed to ensure that the core aims of the society are met with passion and vigour.
Our guest speakers were:
Mr Ansar Mahmood, Consultant orthopaedic surgeon at QE Hospital Birmingham and President of the British Trauma Society who gave the Professor Bob Owen lecture and an enlightening update on the use of biologics in orthopaedic and trauma surgery.
Ms Claire Carpenter, Consultant paediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Cardiff and Vale HB and Training programme director for higher surgical training in Wales who gave the Rowland Hughes lecture and an interactive paediatric trauma session.
Mr Navin Verghese, Mr Owain Ennis and Ms Sam Williams from the National Clinical Strategy for Orthopaedic Surgery (NCSOS) team who presented the Welsh Government commissioned project to design a long term blueprint for sustainable orthopaedic elective surgery in Wales.
The scientific programme attracted a high number of submissions, with 18 papers selected for podium presentation and a further 18 for poster presentation.
The judging panel awarded the following prizes:
Presidents prize for best podium presentation-Miss Abeer Zahid
Doctors Academy prize for best presentation by a Higher surgical trainee-Mr Rishi Agarwal
Doctors Academy prize for best presentation by a Core trainee/Foundation doctor-Dr Henry Dewhurst
Doctors Academy prize for best presentation by a Medical student- Miss Abeer Zahid
Prize for best poster presentation-Miss Kanwal Cheema.
We are grateful for the ongoing support of Doctors academy and to the orthopaedic trade who supported the meeting:
British Army Reserves (Welsh Field Hospital)
Tips and Tricks Skills in Trauma Orthopaedic Surgery One Day Course
24th November 2023