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:

01 February 2021: Principles of Orthoses, Prosthesis & Shoe Wear. Hari Prem; Birmingham

09 February 2021: Tendon Transfers of the Foot & Ankle. Heath Taylor; Bournemouth

12 February 2021: Ankle Fractures - Part 2. Callum Clark; Wrexham

17 February 2021: Soft Tissue Reconstruction of the Foot & Ankle. Matt Griffiths; Essex

25 February 2021: Amputations of the Foot & Lower Limb. Paul Cooke; Oxford


Previous BOFAS lectures of distinction video files:

Click here for the entire playlist on Youtube:

Lecture 23 - Heel Pain & Stress Fractures

Speaker:   Pete Rosenfeld |  London
Date:          19 January 2021

Rating:   4.7 / 5  |  "So glad I got to attend this talk, great revision and I learned a lot."


Lecture 22 - Foot & Ankle Tendon Disorders

Speaker:   Rhys Thomas  |  Wales
Date:          13 January 2021

Rating:   4.6 / 5  |  "Excellent and eloquent presentation, very interesting and informative.."


Lecture 21 - Hindfoot Injuries

Speaker:   Chris Blundell & Mark Davies  |  Sheffield
Date:          07 January 2021

Rating:   4.8 / 5  |  "Clearly loads of work and preparation has gone into this talk with loads of examples and XRs. Really great."


Lecture 20 - Achilles Tendinopathy

Speaker:   James Stanley  |  York
Date:          17 December 2020

Rating:   4.7 / 5  |  "Excellent topic capturing aeitology in expert detail. Enjoyable and captivating lecture."


Lecture 19 - Foot & Ankle Tumours

Speaker:   Maneesh Bhatia  |  Leicester
Date:          09 December 2020

Rating:   4.6 / 5  |  "This was an excellent presentation."


Lecture 18 - Infections of the Foot & Ankle 

Speaker:   Con Loizou & Mark Rogers  |  Oxford
Date:          01 December 2020

Rating:   4.5 / 5  |  "Great talk and cases. Very focussed on evidence - a must watch."


Lecture 17 - Diabetic Foot - Ulcers & Charcot 

Speaker:   Venu Kavarthapu  |  London
Date:          23 November 2020

Rating:   4.4 / 5  |  "I have acquired a whole new understanding of diabetic foot, thanks!"


Lecture 16 - Diabetic Foot Attack

Speaker:   Fred Robinson  |  Cambridge
Date:          16 November 2020

Rating:   4.7 / 5  |  "Amazing presentation, logical and insightful. Really good talk about the diabetic foot attack."


Lecture 15 - Rheumatoid Foot & Lesser Toes

Speaker:   Andrew Adair  |  Belfast
Date:          10 November 2020

Rating:   4.6 / 5  |  "Great presentation that improved my understanding about the conditions."


Lecture 14 - Hallux Valgus

Speaker:   James Ritchie  |  Tunbridge Wells
Date:          04 November 2020

Rating:   4.6 / 5  |  "Excellent talk, very clear and filled with good advice."


Lecture 13 - Ankle Instability

Speaker:   Fraser Harrold  |  Dundee
Date:          29 October 2020

Rating:   4.2 / 5  |  "Wonderful session, learned some important tips for the upcoming FRCS exam, thanks."


Lecture 12 - Pes Planus

Speaker:   Anand Pillai  |  Manchester
Date:          22 October 2020

Rating:   4.7 / 5  |  "One of the best presentations, made a complex problem simple and understandable. Makes me want to do foot & ankle!"


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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