GUROS Conference 2022: Innovations in Orthopaedics and Rheumatology

22nd October 2022
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232-242 St Vincent Street ,G2 5RJ

Aims and Objectives

  • To introduce medical students to current topics on Orthopaedics and Rheumatology.
  • To provide an opportunity for delegates to engage with experts in their field.
  • To provide the opportunity for delegates to participate in workshops.

Fee, Date and Venue

  • Date : 22nd October 2022 (Saturday)
  • Time : 0900 – 1700
  • Venue : Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232-242 St Vincent Street ,G2 5RJ
  • Conference Fee : £20.00
  • Number of Places : 40
  • Suitable for : Medical Students, those with an interest in Orthopaedics and Rheumatology


  • Mr Fahad Almutawa – President
  • Mr Abdulkarim Fadil – Vice President
  • Mr Haroon Zaffar – Treasurer
  • Dr Jay Chuntamongkolr – Honorary Advisor
  • Mr Jim Luckhurst – Secretary
  • Mr Brain Morton – Conference Officer
  • Miss Ramaisa Zubairi – Educational Lead
  • Miss Emily Seymour-Jackson – Social secretary
  • Mr Hugo Gormley – Year 5 rep
  • Miss Casni Govender – Year 4 rep
  • Mr Daanish Hashmi – Year 3 rep
  • Miss Riya Phip – Year 2 rep


The inaugural conference will take place on Saturday 22nd October 2022

The event will provide an opportunity for those interested in the field of Orthopaedics and Rheumatology to gain further knowledge and an insight into the speciality.

World-renowned rheumatologists and orthopaedic surgeons will deliver captivating talks on the leading edge of innovative research and practice. A wide range of topics will be covered, such as robotic arthroplasty, potential treatments for tendinopathy, psoriasis arthritis and more.

The organisers hope to engage and inspire students and provide the opportunity to discuss, ask questions, socialise and network with experts in their field.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts, not exceeding 300 words (excluding headings), are welcomed from attending delegates. Abstracts exceeding this word count will be excluded.

All abstracts submitted for consideration should fulfil the following criteria in accordance to the guidelines below. Failure to meet these criteria will result in automatic rejection.

  • Any research/audits/QI projects relating the following fields of Orthopaedics,Trauma rheumatology and innovation are eligible for consideration.
  • Please use the following format: Authors, Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusion/Discussion
  • All participants and university/institutions involved should be included for credit.
  • For references please use (1) (2) (3) etc in the body of the abstract and then list all references at the end.
Accepted Abstracts:
  • All accepted abstracts will be asked to prepare a poster presentation to be presented on stalls in the venue.
  • The top 3 rated abstracts will be invited to present an oral presentation. Each presentation will be allotted 8 minutes including the time for a Q&A session at the end of their presentations.
  • The best rated oral presentation will be awarded a prize of £100. The 2nd best rated will be awarded £50. The prizes will be awarded to delegates directly by the society organisers. An additional prize will be awarded by Doctors Aacademy.
  • All oral/poster presenters will receive a certificate of participation as well as certificates acknowledging the winners of poster and oral presentations.

All presentations will be marked based on a set of predetermined criteria on a scale of 1-5. The criteria for oral and poster presentations will differ slightly as follows:

Oral Presentations: Maximum score of 25
Visual Aids
Answers to Questions

Abstracts: Maximum score of 20
QI and audit methodology
Significance/impact/relevance to clinical practice

- Abstracts may be submitted to and the deadline for submission is 23:59 on 12th October 2022.



Dr Patricia Watts. BA (Hons) Fine Art , MSc Art Therapy,
Professional Doctorate Health and Social Science, PgC Child Protection.
Professor Stefan Siebert, MBBCH, FRCP, PhD.
Professor of Inflammation Medicine and Rheumatology
Professor Neil Miller, Ph.D., FRCSEd (Tr&Ortho).
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Science