BOFAS lectures of distinction

In response to demand from Orthopaedic Surgical Trainees, BOFAS has launched a series of high quality educational webinars. These will occur weekly and will cover the entire foot and ankle content of the FRCS (Tr&Orth) curriculum. Each webinar will last around an hour, starting with a 30 minute lecture followed by cased based discussions, viva examples and discussions as led by those attending. The webinars are free of charge.

Lectures of distinction will be delivered by leading foot and ankle surgeons with experience of teaching, all of whom have proven their lecturing ability for example on the highly acclaimed BOFAS principles courses.

We have plans for over 20 webinars in this series. You can register for as many or as few webinars as you choose. Simply click the link below. At the end of the series you will be sent a certificate which will state how many you have attended. The webinars will be available on the website for streaming at your convenience on a later date.

Delivery of training by webinars is a new innovation provided by BOFAS in response to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. BOFAS has rapidly created this series in response to a clear need identified by orthopaedic trainees.

We welcome feedback on all aspects of our educational provision. After each webinar you will be sent a brief survey. We take the results of such surveys very seriously and adjust our educational services in response to scores and comments. Recordings of the webinars will be posted for free access. Please note BOFAS owns the copyright to the material contained. Access to the recording is free but permission must be obtained from BOFAS if the material is to be used for any other purposes.

The lecture series has been approved for CPD points by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. There is 1 point per lecture.

Forthcoming BOFAS lectures of distinction:

22 October 2020:  Pes Planus.  Anand Pillai; Manchester

29 October 2020:  Ankle Instability.  Fraser Harrold; Dundee

04 November 2020:  Hallux Valgus.  James Ritchie; Tunbridge Wells

10 November 2020:  Rheumatoid Foot & Lesser Toes.  Andrew Adair; Belfast

16 November 2020:  Diabetic Foot Attack.  Fred Robinson; Cambridge

23 November 2020:  Diabetic Foot - Ulcers & Charcot.  Venu Kavarthapu; London

01 December 2020:  Infections of the Foot & Ankle.  Con Loizou; Oxford


Previous BOFAS lectures of distinction video files:


Lecture 11 - Paediatric Foot Problems
Speaker:   Alpesh Kothari (Congential and the younger child) & Rick Brown (Adolescents & the older child) |  Oxford
Date:          12 October 2020

Rating:   4.6 / 5  |  "Very nice talks from both speakers.  I particularly enjoyed the section on tarsal coalitions and learnt a lot, thank you. "


Lecture 10 - Hallux Rigidus
Speaker:   Tim Clough  |  Wrightington
Date:          06 October 2020

Rating:   4.8 / 5  |  "Very good presentation with relevant literature. Also very entertaining!"


Lecture 09 - Midfoot & Forefoot Injuries
Speaker:   Robert Clayton  |  Fife
Date:          28 September 2020

Rating:   4.6 / 5  |  "Perfect evidence-based talk. Very informative and great style of teaching."


Lecture 08 - Crushed Foot
Speaker:   Arul Ramasamy  |  Milton Keynes
Date:          21 September 2020

Rating:   4.4 / 5    |    "Great topic to cover and informative presentation. Fantastic to hear consultants personal view on a controversial topic."


Lecture 07 - Pes Cavus
Speaker:   Karan Malhotra (Pathogenesis & Biomechanics) & Matt Welck (Investigations & Treatment) |  Stanmore
Date:          15 September 2020

Rating:   4.4 / 5    |    "Excellent presentation with clear graphics and clear management algorithm. Best webinar I have attended so far."


Lecture 06 - Hindfoot and Midfoot Arthritis
Speaker:   Anna Chapman |  Coventry
Date:          09 September 2020

Rating:   4.3 / 5    |    "Excellent presentation tailored at the FRCS Tr/Orth Exam standard with excellent references for further reading."


Lecture 05 - Pilon Fractures and Frames
Speaker:   Simon Clint |  Cheltenham
Date:          03 September 2020

Rating:   4.5 / 5    |    "Fantastic overview of the topic and use of frames. The Webinar was very practical which was something I really appreciated."


Lecture 04 - Late Ankle Arthritis
Speaker:   Jim Carmichael |  Peterborough
Date:          30 July 2020

Rating:   4.3 / 5    |    "Excellent content, well structured and relevant to FRCS exam trainees. Good length. Cases help enforce learning."


Lecture 03 - Early Ankle Arthritis
Speaker:   Steve Hepple |  Bristol
Date:          22 July 2020

Rating:   4.4 / 5    |    "Very good presentation with clear information based on 20 years of experience. Absolutely spot on."


Lecture 02 - Ankle Fractures - Part 1
Speaker:   Andy Molloy (Posterior Malleolus) & Lyndon Mason (Syndesmosis Injuries) |  Liverpool
Date:          14 July2020

Rating:   4.4 / 5    |    "Excellent session all round. Fantastic speakers and talks. Very dynamic, appropriate level and detail. A high bar has been set."


Lecture 01 - Achilles Tendon
Speaker:   Claire Topliss |  Swansea
Date:          06 July 2020

Rating:   4.2 / 5    |    "Great presentation very informative short and to the point with a lot of literature backing."


This programme of lectures has been brought to you by the following team of Surgeons from the BOFAS Education and IT Committees:

Mr Rick BROWN, Oxford. Chair, BOFAS Education Committee 

Mr Robert CLAYTON, Fife. BOFAS Media and Communications Director

Mr Karan MALHOTRA, Stanmore. BOFAS IT & Outcomes Committees

Mr Shelain PATEL, Stanmore. BOFAS IT Committee

Mr Matt WELCK, Stanmore. BOFAS IT Committee

Mr Tim WILLIAMS, Colchester. Secretary, BOFAS Education Committee


Mr Yaser GHANI, StR Orthopaedics, London. Trainee representative

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