President’s Monthly Update – June 2021

Welcome to our June News Update. I hope you all are enjoying a bit of warmer summer weather and some easing of our restrictions!

British Hip Society Annual Scientific Meeting June 9-11

Our Annual Scientific Meeting was held for the first time as a fully virtual meeting, with the Second Instructional Course running in parallel on Friday. Comments after the event were very complimentary, particularly with the professional production of the event courtesy of Jai Mistry and his team. Jai has been involved in running BHS meetings for ten years and should be congratulated and thanked for his outstanding efforts during this time.

We were lucky to welcome Dr. Cecilia Rogmark as the Presidential Guest Lecturer and Prof. Peter Kay as the Charnley Lecturer. The virtual platform allowed us to be joined by a number of overseas speakers and we hope to continue this aspect of the meeting in the future. Very constructive feedback has been received which will guide the format of future meetings and I will keep you updated as the planning for the March 2022 meeting progresses.

BHS @ BOA Aberdeen September 21-24

The BHS is hosting two revalidation sessions at the BOA meeting in September on Thursday 23rd. At present the intention is for the BOA to go ahead as a face-to-face meeting, but it is with regret that our Charnley Lecturer, Prof Thorsten Gherke won’t be able to attend in person due to Covid restrictions. His lecture has been deferred until the next Annual Scientific Meeting in March 2022.

The BHS programme will offer sessions on Infection in Hip Surgery, launching the new BHS Periprosthetic Joint Infection BOAST and a session on Hip Surgery in Endemic Covid-19.

BOA Future Leaders Programme

The BHS is pleased to continue to sponsor a candidate on the Future Leaders Programme. This is an extremely valuable programme to develop the leaders of the future and the successful BHS candidate will be expected to integrate into the projects and activities of the Society. Applications are now open and will close on 6th September. Details of the programme and the application process can be found HERE

Rothman-Ranawat Fellowship

Applications for this prestigious travelling Fellowship, visiting ten leading centres in the USA are now open.

Applications should be made using the link above and will be interviewed at the BOA in Aberdeen on Thursday 23rd September

BHS Midweek Special Webinars

This monthly series of webinars is continuing over the summer with the next scheduled for Wednesday July 14th looking at “Primary THR, early Complications” with Anil Gambhir, David Beverland, Simon Buckley and Joanna Maggs.  Play the video below or visit the BHS website HERE for more details.


New BHS Website Features

The BHS Website is constantly being updated under our Webmaster, Tim Petheram’s supervision.

The BHS Mentorship Programme under Dominic Meeks leadership can provide support at any stage of a surgeon’s career and details can be found HERE

The Website has a new section to publicise Training Fellowships around the UK and members are encouraged to enter details of Fellowships available in their institutions HERE


I hope that you all have some time away over the Summer and I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible face to face at the BOA in Aberdeen.


Best Wishes,


Andy Hamer

President, British Hip Society


Travelling Fellowships

We currently have three exciting fellowship opportunities listed HERE UK/US travelling fellowship £2500 travelling fellowship