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BTS 2019 – 6th & 7th November 2019, Nottingham.
More information to follow shortly.
Dear Members Present and Future,
Our 2017 meeting in Sheffield was a great success with high quality presentations from over 200 delegates of different disciplines allied to trauma from psychology, neurosurgery, plastics, emergency medicine, general surgery and orthopaedics. Cash prizes were awarded for best presentations and posters in a number of categories. I was also impressed by the quality of some medical student presentations and I am again grateful to the trade for supporting us both with regards to our instructional courses, lunchtime symposia and the meeting in general. Also a big thank you to Archer-Yates our organisers, the BTS executive committee and most of all, you our delegates and members.
We must now turn our attention to the 2018 meeting to be held in Manchester with a focus on key note speakers on topics related to conflict related injuries in the field of plastics, military injuries, mass casualty situations and post conflict limb reconstruction.
As always, we will welcome abstracts (see www.bts-org.co.uk ) and judging your presentations. There will again be cash prizes for the best presentations and posters and the winners will have their abstracts published in Injury, The International Journal of Care of The Injured.
This year we have decided to hold our instructional courses on separate days in recognition of the fact that it is difficult for so many to take three days off at a time. Venues and topics to be announced but we hope to repeat the popular external fixation course incorporated into a cadaveric polytrauma workshop.
Exciting developments include the BTSs involvement at the BOA this year as part of the revalidation sessions and the association with ESTES (The European Society of Trauma and Emergency Surgery).
See you on the 7-8 November in Manchester. Save the date!
Stuart Matthews FRCS
President the BTS
The British Trauma Society