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Core Curriculum, Soft Tissue Knee, Cork, Monday, 18th September

Eurospine 2017, 11th - 13th October, link

XXVII Waterford Surgical Meeting, Saturday,14th October

Core Curriculum, Polytrauma, Waterford, Tuesday, 17th October

Millin Meeting, RCSI, Friday, 10th November

6th National Hip Fracture Meeting, Wednesday, 8th November

Core Curriculum, Acute Spinal Injuries Mater, Wednesday, 15th November

6th National Hip Fracture Meeting, Wednesday, 8th November, Link to agenda

IITOS AGM, Friday 24th November

UKITE, RCSI, Saturday, 9th December

Irish Shoulder and Elbow Society Meeting, Saturday, 13th January 2018

Mock Vivas / Trainee Reviews, Saturday, 29th January 2018


The Continuum of Training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery was established by the Irish Institute for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in 1999, as a means to regularise Higher Surgical Training in Ireland. The Institute oversees the Continuum in Orthopaedics on behalf of the Irish Surgical Postgraduate Training Committee (ISPTC), which is responsible in turn to the Joint Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. These bodies work to set standards and provide a continuity of training for six years. On satisfactory completion of a designated course of study, all Trainees sit their Exit Examination, or Intercollegiate Examination in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery and are awarded a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training.


National Orthopaedic Literary Award (NOLA)

** Submissions are now being accepted **

This award is open to undergraduate students in clinical years in Irish Medical Schools, who have an interest in creative writing.

For details click here

To read last year's winning paper, click here


Latest copy of IITOS InBox News  (click on image)


It is with  great sadness that we wish to inform you of the passing of Professor Tim O’Brien on Wednesday, 11th October.

Professor O’Brien was the first Abraham Colles Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at RCSI and he was Director of the National Gait Analysis Laboratory in the Central Remedial Clinic in Dublin.

He was a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Mater, Temple St and Cappagh National Orthopaedic hospital.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Dr Mary Jennings, children – Cormac, Caitriona and Ruairi and his extended family.

Details of funeral arrangements will be made available soon.



Cappagh Foundation Meeting

Friday, 19th May 2017, Dr Enda Kelly, receiving his “Dr. Michael Floyd Memorial Medal for Best Orthopaedic Trainee 2016” from Dr. Marie Therese Floyd

Irish Shoulder and Elbow Inaugural Conference

Saturday, 25th March, RCSI with Guest Speaker Dr Anthony Romeo

Irish Hand Surgery Society / Belgian Hand Group Conference

Friday, 10th and Saturday, 11th March, RCSI with Guest Speaker Prof Susan Mackinnon





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