BOFAS Principle Courses:
Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 situation all courses for 2020 have been cancelled.
BOFAS are currently running the Lectures of Distinction Webinar series - further details can be found under Webinars/Lectures of Distinction.
If the pandemic situation allows we hope to resume the principles courses in 2021.
These courses are aimed at Higher Surgical Trainees / ST3 onwards and are designed to teach the core of Foot and Ankle surgery in an informal and interactive environment. The emphasis is on clinical examination cases, discussion groups and typical day-to-day clinic scenarios. Although not an exam preparation course, content is taught to the standard expected in the FRCS(Tr & Orth) exam; that of a day-one non-specialist orthopaedic consultant.
Typically the courses cover topics including:
- Clinical examination of the foot and ankle
- Forefoot disorders including rheumatoid arthrits
- Acquired flatfoot
- Hindfoot and ankle osteoarthritis
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Ankle arthroscopy & instability
- Heel pain and tendoachilles disorders
- Diabetic foot and Charcot arthropathy
- Lisfranc fractures
- Ankle fractures
- Pilon and hindfoot injuries
Clinical case presentations, group vivas and discussions are used to help candidates consolidate their knowledge of these topics.
The BOFAS principles course usually runs 3 times per year. At present this has been suspended due to COVID-19. The great advantage of this course is also one of its problems in the COVID era: the particpants and faculty meet and physically examine a lot of patient volunteers, some of whom are in the higher risk groups for COVID. We can not foresee this being safe by the time of the St Andrews course in January 2021 so regretfully this course will be postponed. The courses will be restarted as soon as it is safe for all to do so.
2 day course costs £300
3 day course, includes cadaveric lab, costs £500
Details of upcoming courses can be found below. All courses will be advertised on BOFAS Twitter account.
Course registration will open a few months before the course date - please watch the latest news and events for details.
Course are not yet open for registration. When registraiton opens a link will appear here.