|British Trauma Society 2011|
|Thursday, 24 November 2011|
Atif Malik and Izzy Ahad report from the 22nd Annual Clinical Meeting of the British Trauma Society, held in the Midland Hotel, Manchester, 4-6 May
This year’s British Trauma Society meeting drew delegates from around the world, with presenters ranging from America to China. Highlights included oral presentation sessions on upper and lower limb; given the recent debate and political interest in these injuries, there was a particular focus on proximal femoral fractures.
Keynote addresses included the management of complex acetabular conditions, volume resuscitation, coagulopathy in trauma, creating optimal bone healing environments, management of fracture non-unions and the role of stem cells in bone repair. Spain’s Professor Forriol discussed the role of growth factors in cartilage and meniscal regeneration.
The oral presentations and keynote addresses were well supported with poster presentations and a number of industry-supported instructional courses, including ‘PFNa and the role of Augmentation in Fractures of the Osteoporotic Hip’ and ‘Cementing Techniques in Hip Hemi-Arthroplasty’.
The symposium on proximal femoral fractures and their management encouraged a lively debate and proved popular with the delegates. A workshop by TLA Medico-legal and Irwin Mitchell Solicitors on medico-legal practice was of particular interest.
The conference came to a close with the presentation of awards to well-deserved presenters. For further details of the meeting and next year’s event, please visit www.trauma.org/archive/bts
Atif Malik and Izzy Ahad, Queens Hospital, Romford