Countdown to BTS 2021 - Oxford

**Important Update**

Due to the current Covid 19 restrictions, it has been decided that the 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Trauma Society will now be taking place VIRTUALLY  on the 24th and 25th November 2021.

Further updates and information will be posted in due course.


 The Call for Papers for BTS2021 is now open!

Please visit the Abstract Submission tab along the top of the page for instructions on how to submit your papers.


Greetings to all fellow members of British Trauma Society in this even more tumultuous year of both Brexit & Covid-19!

This year we are in Oxford from the 24th to 25th November 2021 (with pre conference workshops on the 23rd November 2021). It is the 32nd annual scientific (ASM) meeting of the British Trauma Society (BTS).

The last time we were in Oxford was in 2014. Last year`s annual scientific meeting (ASM) due to be held in Oxford was cancelled owing to the Global pandemic – the first of its kind for over a century and a first cancellation for the BTS in it’s now 33 year history. We sincerely hope for calmer waters in the coming months and years for the UK and for our global cousins, as one thing this experience has taught us is that we are intrinsically linked on this fragile planet and our fates cannot be separated.

This year in Oxford we have yet another exciting programme. The theme is fittingly Global Trauma to increase awareness of and to discuss how we can share our experiences and contribute to improvements in trauma worldwide.

We have invited speakers including:

A leading trauma surgeon from Denver in the USA , Mr Alberto Gregori, from World Orthopaedic Concern, Mr Andrew Thurgood ACP/Nurse consultant in pre-hospital care, Mrs Sarah Tucker plastic surgeon in Oxford on how to set up a plastic trauma unit, Mr Bob Handley for the British Orthopaedic Association and UK lead on ‘getting it right first time’ in trauma. Air Commodore Clare Walton the lead of the joint hospitals group on aeromedical evacuation updating us the next generation of simulation training.

There will be oral presentations and posters which will be judged and awarded prizes ranging from £500 for the best scientific paper or clinical paper and £250 for the second ranked papers. There is also £250 for the best poster and a separate £100 for the best student presentation. There is also a TLA medicolegal prize of £250 for any papers in this niche area. There will be innovative trade stands and partners and in fact, there is a prize for interacting with the trade.

BTS continues to grow and we have exciting plans this coming 12 months that include delivering a Human Factors in Trauma conference, a prominent appointment as Education Director to lead our national educational program and influencing & developing national guidelines for trauma. CPD points are awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons England for the ASM.

British Trauma Society is a friendly society and is constitutionally multidisciplinary and welcomes all specialities and allied healthcare professionals involved in the care of the injured from roadside to rehabilitation.

We look forward to seeing you all in Oxford in November, to greet old friends and meet new ones while learning from global trauma experts in person we firmly hope but will prepare for a virtual meeting should the Covid-20 pandemic become a reality!

Mr Ansar Mahmood

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon, Birmingham UK

President of the British Trauma Society


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