Welcome to the British Trauma Society.
Over the last couple of years, the Society went through a difficult period. However, I am pleased to announce that we have overcome these hardships and have re-launched the Society. With this in mind, we have still been able to maintain the previous aims of the society including care of the injured patient and have remained as a multidisciplinary society. Inevitably orthopaedic trauma will continue to play a significant role.
I am delighted to inform you all that we had an enjoyable British Trauma Society meeting in Oxford on the 6th and 7th November 2014. I am sure those of you that attended the meeting found the different format of sitting at round tables more relaxing and conducive to more discussions and a friendly atmosphere. So, although it was a smaller meeting it was highly successful with positive feedback.
This new comprehensive and informative website has been setup to coincide with the re-launch of the Society. The website’s primary aim is to provide regular communications to members and non members. In order to take advantage of the many benefits that the society offers, I would encourage you to join as a member. Please visit the membership page for further information on what is included and how to join. If you currently have a standing order set up, we would kindly ask you to migrate to the new membership portal so that we can reconcile the memberships and ensure that you still receive your copy of the Injury Journal. Please contact a member of the team at Archer Yates Associates Ltd for further information on how to do this.
2015 marks the year of the 25th British Trauma Society meeting which will be returning to Stoke on Trent – the location for the very first British Trauma Society meeting – on the 4th and 5th November 2015. The meeting will take the format of both paper and poster presentations, keynote talks and discussion groups. The annual general meeting will then be held in the evening on the 4th November. In addition to the main scientific meeting, we are also exploring the offer of an instructional workshop to take place on the 3rd November. Details of which will be circulated once confirmed.
I look forward to meeting you all in Stoke on Trent for what is set to be another great meeting.
Mr A D Patel MB, ChB FRCS
President; British Trauma Society