The Irish Institute of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery

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Upcoming Conferences

25th Sylvester O'Halloran Perioperative Scientific Symposium, 3rd, 4th March

Irish Hand Surgery Society / Belgian Hand Group Conference, 10th and 11th March

Irish Shoulder and Elbow Society Inaugural Meeting, 25th March, RCSI

Challenges in Revision Knee Arthroplasty, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, 28th April

IOA Meeting, 16th - 18th June, Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny, link

IOFAS Annual Meeting, 20th May 2017, Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny

Eurospine 2017, 11th - 13th October, link



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.


In Memoriam

It is with sadness that we wish to inform members of the death of Prof Arthur Tanner, gentleman, surgeon, RCSI Council member and former Director of Surgical Affairs at the College. Prof Tanner studied medicine at TCD (1965–1971) and served as a consultant general/upper GI surgeon in the Adelaide and Meath Hospitals in Dublin before joining the RCSI as Director of Surgical Affairs. He also served as Vice Dean of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine at the RCSI.Coupled with being a member of the current RCSI Council, Prof Tanner previously served as a Council member from 1986-2001 and during this time chaired the College Committee and the Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Training and Exams.He served as a member of the Medical Council from 2004 to 2009 and was a former chief medical advisor to the National Treatment Purchase Fund.A former Leinster Rugby player, he also served as Medical Director and Leinster Doctor from 1996 to 2014.

IITOS would like to extend its condolences to Prof Tanner’s family and his many friends and colleagues at the RCSI.


It is with sadness that we wish to inform members of the sudden passing of Mr Richard Creedon on January 17th 2017, beloved husband of the late Sheila and dear father of Oliver, Richard and Sinead, beloved son of the late John and Gretta and brother of the late Con. 

IITOS would like to extend its condolences to Mr Creedon's family and his many friends and colleagues.


Recent Conferences / Events

Mock Vivas / Trainee Reviews - 28th January

Over 38 examiners and reviewers volunteered their time.

AO Principles in Fracture Management

Inaugural National Orthopaedic Literary Award (NOLA)

Open to Medical Students.  Winner - Stephen Flannery, TCD

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February 2017