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Winter SCOT 2022 – Moved Online

We are sorry to announce that due to the current COVID increase in cases and pressure on NHS services, the SCOT Committee and Winter SCOT Organisers have decided to move to an online format. We hope to return to the traditional format for the Winter 2023 Meeting.

Date: 28/1/2022 (Friday)

Time: 12:45 to 16:30

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We are grateful to Stryker for providing sponsorship of the meeting. This is contributing to funding the online webinar format along with the research session prizes. There has been no input or direction as to the nature or content of the educational or research sessions.

Programme:

10am-12 noon      Business meetings  (information sent separately to Committee)

12.45 pm              Alastair Murray (SCOT Chair) Introduction and Welcome

1.00 pm                Research presentations       

2.40 pm                John Skinner (President BOA) Data, Recovery and Technology  

3.00 pm                         Coffee Break

3.10 pm                Peter Bates (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon) Royal London Hospital.                                                                                        Nailing the tibia – everything you need to know

3.30 pm                Sanjeev Patil (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon) Glasgow Non Arthroplasty Hip Surgery: Who to Refer?

3.50 pm                Talk to be determined

4.10pm                 Meeting Close

Prize Winners!

We are pleased to announce the prize winners from the Summer SCOT Research Sessions. The judges were very impressed with the high standard of all presentations:

1st Prize: Katrina Bell (South-East)
Operatively managed distal radius fractures: complications and re-intervention rate from a single centre (KR Bell, J Balfour, WM Oliver, TO White, SG Molyneux, ND Clement, AD Duckworth)

2nd Prize: Hattie Pleasant (South-East)
Delayed ACJ reconstruction does not increase the risk of fixation failure or major complications (H Pleasant, P Robinson, CM Robinson, JA Nicholson)

3rd Prize: Luke Farrow (North)
Use of pre-operative EUROQOL FIVE-DIMENSION (EQ-5D) scores to prioritise patients for elective hip and knee arthroplasty in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic (L Farrow, J Redmore, P Talukdar, GP Ashcroft)

Summer SCOT 2021

Date: 3 September 2021
Location: Dunblane Hydro
Time: 10am coffee for 10:45 start (Committee meeting 0830)
Online Booking: Click Here to Book Ticket

We are pleased to announce that the Summer SCOT Meeting will take place in person once again. Please see the Programme above for details of timing and speakers.

We are grateful for support from the following sponsors:


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Winter SCOT 2021 – Prizewinners

We are pleased to announce the following Registrar Free Papers were awarded prizes at the Winter SCOT Meeting on 29 Jan 2021:

1st Prize: Tom Carter (South-East)
Acute distal biceps tendon repair using an EndoButton technique results in excellent short and long-term patient outcome. A single-centre experience of 102 patients (TH Carter, BJ Karunaratne, WM Oliver, IR Murray, JT Reid, TO White, AD Duckworth

Joint 2nd Prize: Jamie Nicholson (South-East)
Three-dimensional ultrasound reconstruction of sonographic callus: a novel imaging modality for early evaluation of fracture healing (JA Nicholson, WM Oliver, F Perks, T Macgillivray, CM Robinson, AHRW Simpson)

Joint 2nd Prize: Luke Farrow (North)
Future demand for primary hip and knee arthroplasty in Scotland (L Farrow, S Gaba, GP Ashcroft)

Winter Virtual SCOT Meeting 2021

Date: Friday 29/1/2021

Morning Meetings 10am to 12pm (link details to follow…):

  • Committee
  • Paediatric
  • Shoulder

Main Meeting: 12.15pm to 4.30pm

Location: Zoom Webinar – look out for registration details in January 2021.

Registration: Click Here

Main Sponsor: Depuy Synthes

Although the team are disappointed to announce that the 2021 Winter SCOT Meeting will take place traditional format, we are please to announce that there will be a Virtual Meeting. We will be joined by invited talks from Bob Handley (BOA President), David Warwick and Ciara Stevenson. There will also be the usual Registrar Research Presentations.

We all hope that the normal meeting will return for 2022.

Summer SCOT Meeting

Date: Friday 28 August 2020

Time: 1pm to 5pm

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Sponsors

Due to COVID-19 the Summer SCOT Meeting has been moved to an e-Conference format. It will cover the topic:

Scottish Orthopaedics in the time of COVID

The keynote speakers are:

  • Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director, Scottish Government
  • Professor Phil Turner, Vice-President, BOA
  • Professor Daniel Porter, Tsinghua University, China

There will also be the usual Registrar Scientific Paper session

To register, click here

Criteria for Urgent Orthopaedic Referrals to GJNH (During COVID-19)

GJNH has received requests to provide orthopaedic revision surgery from other boards, because of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. As part of the GJNH’s mobilisation plan, we are able to support boards in Scotland by accepting urgent orthopaedic referrals. This will be dependent on there being sufficient bed capacity and appropriate staffing and may change dependent on GJNH maintaining COVID-free wards. 

The criteria for this patient group would include:

  • Urgent infected revisions 
  • Peri-prosthetic fractures 
  • Dislocations that cannot be reduced
  • Unstable dislocations
  • Complex cases where delay till after the COVID pandemic would have a severe detrimental impact on patient outcome

It would be useful at this stage to ascertain how many patients boards currently have who may fall into this category so we can try and plan capacity going forward.

The process for referring patients would be a consultant to consultant telephone conversation. This would be followed by a manager to manager conversation.

If calls initially could go to Mr Joe Baines ( Lead Orthopaedic Surgeon)

Also if the boards manager could contact Christine Divers (Deputy Director of National Elective Services)

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2/4/2020