BTS at the BOA Centenary Conference – September 2018

The BTS was proud to host their “Updates in Multidisciplinary Trauma Care” at the 100th anniversary of the British Orthopaedic Association at the International Congress Centre in Birmingham on the 27 September 2018. It was a super meeting all around for orthopaedic surgeons of all creeds over 4 days with an excellent trade display of the very latest ideas, equipment and implants for orthopaedic surgeons for the present age.

Despite being the last session in a busy day the auditorium was almost full and our splendid guest lecturers delivered excellent talks stimulating many interesting questions and discussion.

Our particular thanks go out to Lt Col Tim Stansfield Consultant Vascular and Trauma Surgeon who gave us his insight into vascular injuries in trauma based on his military practice in conflict as well as his civilian practice as General/Vascular Trauma Surgeon to the Major Trauma Centre in Leeds.

I am also especially grateful to Miss Mel Jenkins who is a  Consultant Thoracic Surgeon at St George’s Major Trauma Centre in London who delivered an excellent talk on the management of chest wall injuries and rib fracture fixation together with the role of VATS who taught us there is so much more than just plating the ribs in the management of these life threatening injuries

Stuart Matthews as President of the BTS gave a talk on the Leeds Experience of the Fix and Flap for severe open tibial fractures the situation historically and where we are at now

Excellent participation from the auditorium ensued which could have gone on for much longer than our allocated time. This is the first time the BTS has flown its multidisciplinary flag at the BOA and we promise this will be the first of many future sessions for the management of trauma which can only be managed on a multidisciplinary level.

Lastly my thanks go out to the executive committee who organised the session and I look forwards to seeing you at our annual scientific meeting at the 7-8 November held at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel. This is our 30-year anniversary meeting with an exciting multidisciplinary guest lecture portfolio. All grades and specialities and professions allied to medicine who are interested in the care of the injured patient are very welcome indeed.

From left to right Stuart Matthews, President BTS, Lt Col Tim Stansfield RAMC, Consultant Vascular/Trauma Surgeon from Leeds, Mr Ansar Mahmood, Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon and President Elect the BTS from Birmingham and Miss Mel Jenkins, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon to the Major Trauma Centre at St George’s Hospital in London