Events for Health Professionals

At RJAH, we regularly host clinical professional development / training events for healthcare professionals.

Orthopaedic Institute Training 

Latest Courses

For the latest courses please visit or contact Sian Jones 01691 404661.

The Institute organises more than 20 clinical courses every year, targeted to a varying delegate audience who always judge them to be of the highest calibre.


The following list outlines the courses which have taken place so far in 2019 and those which are currently scheduled for the year.

Date Course Title
6-11 January 26th Oswestry Intensive Course in Basic Science in Orthopaedics
14-15 January Intensive Course in Clinical Examination for FRCS (Tr&Orth)
16 January One Day Viva Course for FRCS (Tr&Orth)
17-18 January Anatomy and Surgical Exposures in Orthopaedics Course
15-16 April Intensive Course in Clinical Examination for FRCS (TR&Orth)
17 April One Day Viva Course for FRCS (Tr&Orth)
10-11 May Cadaveric Musculoskeletal Interventional Course
17-18 May MIS Spine Surgery Cadaver Lab Course
20-21 May Advanced MRI and CT Imaging Workshop
20 May Spine Pain and Spinal Pain Treatments Course
21 May Imaging of Orthopaedic Implants Course
11-14 Jun
(11-12 at RJAH)
European Spinal Cord Medicine Course (course by invitation)
26-28 June ORLAU Gait Course
3-4 July  12th Oswestry Shoulder & Elbow Course for Registrars/Therapists
17 September Spine Examination Course for FRCS (Tr & Orth)
30 September 
GP Joint Injection Study Day (Mr Hay)
3-4 October 2nd Oswestry Hand & Wrist Course, for GPs, AHPs
14-15 October Intensive Course in Clinical Examination for FRCS (TR&Orth)
16 October One Day Viva Course for FRCS (Tr&Orth)
17-18 October  Anatomy and Surgical Exposure in Orthopaedics Course
24 October ORLAU One Day Contracture Course
6-7 November Spinal Imaging Course
12 November Oswestry Spinal Course for GPs, AHPs
2-4 December 18th Oswestry Foot & Ankle Course
9 December Sports Knee Meeting
TBA (provisional) Paediatrics for FRCS Course
TBA (provisional) GP Study Day (Mr Hay)

Please visit or contact Sian Jones 01691 404661 for further information.



The Orthopaedic Institute are pleased to have been able to provide support for visiting clinicians to lecture at the hospital and also to support 30 members of hospital staff which included consultants, orthopaedic trainees, nursing and allied health professionals to attend meetings and training courses held in the UK and abroad.    

One of the Orthopaedic Specialist Trainees, Mr Maulik Gandhi has provided the following report of his visit to Seoul, South Korea in May 2016: 

I had two objectives for visiting South Korea:

  1. Professor In-Ho Jeon is a shoulder and elbow surgeon at Asan Medical Centre, Seoul and holds a chair at the University of Ulsan. In additional to clinical work, he has a research lab. A large number of projects can be encompassed by the phrase “Translational Research” – taking technology available today and applying or modifying it for purposes within orthopaedics. The research I was most interested in learning about was his work in developing the next generation arthroscope, shoulder movement modelling, and his work on developing a robotic arm.
  2. International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (ICSES – tri-annual global congress) being held in Jeju, South Korea. This was a four-day congress that promised to showcase  three plenary lectures, multiple symposia and research sessions with global leaders in the field of shoulder and elbow.

Asan Medical Centre was a big the hospital complex consisting of three wings – West, East and New wings, and besides these clinical wings, there were offshoots to the research buildings, accommodation, and numerous other buildings.

When I was with Professor Jeon in the operating theatre, I was struck by the different theatre design. There was a central staff scrub area for approximately five theatres, which then led into each theatre (through a door) where a final chlorhexadine wash done in the operating room. The operating room (OR) was large and allowed plenty of movement, but as was identified by the team, there were a lot of cables running across the floor. They are currently working on a project termed “Next generation OR” where they are rethinking the whole design of the modern day operating room, and I had a sneak preview in the research building, but it is a number of years away from completing. Other teams are also developing robotics arms for bony cuts for total knee and hip replacements as well as femoral canal preparation.

We left for Jeju Island on Monday for the Conference. Wednesday had a plenary lecture (Codman lecture) delivered by Prof Wallace (UK) titled “Our Legacy to Future Patients: To provide the best training for the next generation of shoulder and elbow surgeons” and gave a fantastic talk encompassing training in the UK, the difficulties faced and also the need to train the surgeons of tomorrow.

Prof Etoi (Japan) delivered the (Kessel lecture) on Thursday and talked about his work on shoulder instability and external rotation bracing, and the concept of a humeral track. Strikingly he quoted Einstein in saying that to prove you understand a topic, you must be able to explain it to a 6 year old. His ability to explain the complex topics was exemplary.

Prof Hawkins (USA) delivered the Neer Lecture titled “The Journey Through Life and Orthopaedics” on Friday. His heartfelt talk went through a range of pertinent topics of a surgeon’s career, applicable to all grades. I went away with a genuine understanding and witnessed examples of team playing, humility, the importance of saying thank you and the absolute requirement of having goals for oneself in the short, medium and long term.

This trip was hugely successful for me in the professional and personal sense.   I have made a close link with Prof Jeon who is working to create a paradigm shift within orthopaedics by developing new ideas through translational research. I also had a chance to network during my time at ICSES and met a textbook of distinguished leaders in their shoulder and elbow surgery. All this would not have been possible without the generous support from the Orthopaedic Institute. I wish to thank Mr David J Ford and Dr Brian Ashton for their personal support in helping me make this trip.