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XXIX Waterford Surgical October Meeting - Saturday 12th October 2019

16th, Wednesday, Core Curriculum, Hand & Wrist, Ms Catherine Bossut, Ms Eimear Conroy


12th, Tuesday, Irish Hip Fracture Conference, Mr Conor Hurson, Dr Emer Ahern, Ms Louise Brent

29th, Friday, IITOS Annual General Meeting, RCSI


7th, UKITE



2-4th Nice Shoulder Course, Link


26th-28th Palacademy - Hip Arthroplasty Infection Masterclass  RegistrationProgramme


7th, Saturday, UKITE Exam



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.


Orthopædica Hibernica Available for Purchase

Contact Mr David FitzPatrick via email

Links to write ups:  RTE   Trinity College  Irish American Orthopaedic Society  Belfast Arthroplasty Research Trust


National Model of Care for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery here

A Trauma System for Ireland: Report of the Trauma Steering Group

The Minister for Health today (6th February 2018) published the report of the Trauma Steering Group, A Trauma System for Ireland The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has said that the new Trauma System for Ireland will lead to better outcomes for patients by making sure they get to the right place, for the right care, first time. 




The death of Joe Kelly occurred on 28/5/19 after a short illness. Joe worked as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Navan and Galway for many years pefore his retirement in 1996. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.  May he rest in peace.  Details on





Fracture Liaison Service Database Workshop with Professor Kassim Javaid, Associate Professor, Consultant in Metabolic Medicine.

19th July 2019, RCSI

Trauma Assessment Clinic Workshop in the Albert Lecture Theatre, RCSI

Mr Eoin Sheehan, Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore

AOTrauma Course—Basic Principles of Fracture Management

21 Jan 2019 - 24 Jan 2019, Dublin


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