Advanced Foot & Ankle Forum
This invitational course, now in it's fifth year, is the brainchild of the Education Committee of the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society who are committed to the education of UK F&A fellows and to the future development of UK fellowships into the premier training ground for future F&A Orthopaedic surgeons.
The course itself is deliberately interactive: there are no long didactic lectures and there is no traditional faculty/delegate split. The fellows provide the reviews of the medical literature on a range of topics and the faculty will be imparting ‘tips and tricks’ and the benefit of their experience. Each mini-session of talks is followed by discussion time, in which fellows will also take turns to chair in order to encourage all of those around the table to contribute. In the ‘break-out’ sessions the main group is split into four smaller groups for focused discussion on controversies and topical issues in Foot & Ankle surgery, through the review of specific clinical cases.
The forum faculty are experienced and approachable educators who have participated on other BOFAS courses and are looking forward to benefiting as much from the forum as the fellows.
There are a few themes running in parallel with the forum, notably the development of minimum standards in UK fellowships, the concept of leadership and the promotion of F&A research. Regarding research, there is a strong emphasis on reviews of the surgical literature throughout the forum and we hope there will be many more ideas for future projects generated during discussions.
In addition there is a final cadaveric day, which will give fellows an opportunity to learn some tips and tricks from the faculty and consolidate the learning from time spent on fellowship programmes.
Finally, given that the forum is designed specifically for current and future fellows, BOFAS will be relying very much on the feedback to shape its development and improvement. This is collected via an online feedback form, which will be emailed to each fellow at the end of the course.
Invitation to this course will be sent to all UK Fellows in the current year Fellowship programmes.
We invite all Fellowship Trainers to update BOFAS annually with their current Fellow information.
Dates of Upcoming Courses:
29th, 30th June, 1st July 2022 - Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire & West Midlands Surgical Training Centre, Coventry.