8th Annual National Undergraduate Edinburgh Trauma and Orthopaedics Conference

23rd January 2021 (Saturday)

Online Event


The 8th Annual National Undergraduate Edinburgh Trauma and Orthopaedics Conference will take place on Saturday January 23rd 2021.

This event aims to facilitate an innovative environment where leading experts in the field of trauma and orthopaedics can inspire and educate future generations of orthopaedic surgeons. This conference will allow students to converse with like-minded aspiring surgeons and present their exciting, novel research to an audience of peers and experts.

In the morning, students will be addressed by two prominent consultants, Mr Freidric Picard and Ms Chloe Scott, who will discuss the role of robotics in orthopaedics, as well as innovative developments in trauma surgery. Delegates will have the opportunity to engage with Mr Andrew Hall, a surgical registrar, as he offers guidance on progressing from medical school to surgical training.

Delegates are invited to submit abstracts to the society’s research poster and podium competition.

There will be a series of case based discussions based on how to assess and prioritise mass casualty situations, as well as scenarios appropriate to an A&E setting. This will enable delegates to discuss the appropriate method of prioritising patients based on apparent injuries and neurovascular status.

Aims and Objectives

  • Inspire medical students to pursue a career in trauma and orthopaedics
  • Educate delegates on a career in orthopedic and trauma surgery
  • Educate delegates on the latest surgical techniques and innovative research in surgery
  • Provide delegates access to innovative technology
  • Provide delegates with the opportunity to present research to experts in the field
  • Allow delegates to converse with peers
  • Provide an opportunity to understand the process of applying to trauma and orthopaedics training posts

Fee, Date and Venue

  • Date : 23rd January 2021 (Saturday)
  • Conference Fee : Free
  • Suitable for : Medical Students and Pre-Medical Students



Ms. Chloe E H Scott MBChB, MSc, FRCSEd
Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics Surgery
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Edinburgh Scotland

Ms Scott is both a consultant hip, knee and trauma surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and NHS Scotland Research Fellow. She has a Master’s degree in orthopaedic engineering and also an MD in unicompartmental knee biomechanics.

Her research interests include arthroplasty outcomes, periprosthetic fractures, post traumatic osteoarthritis, finite element analysis and knee biomechanics.

In 2020 she was the recipient of the Hunter-Doig award issued by the RCSEd. She is currently acting as an executive member of the British Association for Surgery of the knee.

Mr. Andrew Hall MBChB, BSc, MRCS
Registrar Trauma and Orthopaedics Surgery
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Edinburgh Scotland

Mr Hall is a Speciality Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Additionally, he is a PhD candidate and Research Fellow of Scottish Hip Fracture Audit (SHFA) and Scottish Orthopaedic Research Trust into Trauma.

As deputy chair of the Scottish Government’s SHFA Research Group he provides research to facilitate clinical improvement. Furthermore, as a Clinical Teaching Fellow, Mr Hall is responsible for the redesign and delivery of the University of Edinburgh’s Trauma and Orthopaedic curriculum. His responsibilities include enhancing training to surgeons in South East Scotland and supporting the medical education and wellbeing of doctors in training.

Mr. Frederic Picard MBChB, MSc, FRCS
Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics Surgery
Golden Jubilee National Hospital. Glasgow Scotland

Mr Picard is an orthopaedic consultant at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow where, for ten years, he also served as the Director of Orthopaedic Research. He has also worked in orthopaedic units in both France and America.

In addition, he has been actively involved in Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery since its inception including the role of President. He is currently a member of numerous National and International societies.

Mr Picard’s research,undertaken at the University of Grenoble, has proved fundamental in the technical construction of the first routine CT free knee navigation system for total knee arthroplasty.

Abstract Submission

Abstract Information:

Abstracts, not exceeding 250 words, are welcomed from students who have completed SSC projects, research or audits in fields relating to trauma or orthopaedics.

Abstracts may be submitted via the following link and the deadline for submission is 16th December 2020.


Organising Committee

  • President : Mr Joe Brennan
  • Vice President : Mr Leo Baxendale Smith
  • Treasurer : Mr Rajan Shah
  • Lead Conference Convener : Ms Olivia Pestrin
  • Conference Co-Convener : Mr Chris Callaghan
  • Conference Co-Convener : Ms Eliott Martinson
  • Publicity and Sponsorship : Mr Max Jeffrey