Welcome to our May news update and I hope you are all enjoying some of the new found freedoms that the easing of lockdown brings!
BHS Annual Scientific meeting 9-11 June 2021
The next major event for the British Hip Society is our Annual Scientific Meeting which is taking place virtually from June 9-11. One of the benefits of an online meeting is that we can be joined by colleagues from all over the globe. We have taken advantage of this by augmenting our outstanding faculty with surgeons from the USA, Australia, France and ourguest lecturer Dr Cecilia Rogmark from Lund University, Sweden who will talk on “Optimising Hip Fracture Care”.
On Friday 11th June, the Second BHS Instructional Course, intended for those preparing for the FRCS(T+O) examination, will take place in parallel with the Scientific Meeting. The programme is now available and can be downloaded HERE
Registration for the Scientific Meeting and the Instructional Course is now open with “Early Bird” rates still available. Please see the BHS website for details HERE
BHS Extraordinary General Meeting Wednesday 9th June 1800-1900
At the close of the first day of the Annual Scientific Meeting, we will be holding a short EGM to discuss initiatives that the BHS Executive Committee are proposing for which discussion and agreement of the members is necessary. Further joining information details and an agenda will be sent nearer the time.
BHS Mentorship Programme
Following a survey last year, the BHS Mentorship Programme has launched. This work has been led by the Culture and Diversity Working Group alongside Dominic Meek. The mentorship programme is designed to support colleagues at any stage of their career as well as encourage the surgeons of the future. We are very grateful to those members who have already volunteered to become mentors. Mentor profiles are being uploaded onto the website; please bear with us if you have sent one in and it has not yet appeared on the page. Training sessions are being held for mentors and there is still opportunity to join these. If you are interested in becoming a mentor or would appreciate support from a mentor, details can be found HERE .There will also be a presentation at BHS 2021; join us for the live stream on Thursday 10th June.
BHS Midweek Special Webinars
This new initiative by the BHS began on 14th April with the first midweek educational webinarlooking at “Primary THR-Technical Accuracy” hosted by Jonathan Howell. The event was available to all registered BHS members and was streamed live on OrthoTV. Feedback was excellent and the programme will continue to run every month covering all aspects of hip surgery.
The next webinar is on Wednesday 12th May and details can be found on the website HERE
BHS – Consensus Panel Members
In my last newsletter, BHS members with interest and expertise in VTE were asked to volunteer to participate in the latest International Consensus Meeting (ICM) being run by Prof Javad Parvizi. I am delighted to report that the society will be represented by Professor Mike Whitehouse, Mr Gulraj Mathuru and Mr Joe Pagkalos and I am sure they will keep us updated during the consensus process.
By the time of my next email, we will have had a further BHS Midweek Special Webinar, a further meeting of the Revision Hip Network Panel (Wednesday May 19th) and will be on the verge of the Annual Scientific Meeting. Busy times indeed!
President, British Hip Society