Thursday, January 18th 2018
The Ark Centre, Basingstoke
LIVE SURGERY AND CADAVERIC DEMONSTRATIONS
Mr Bob Elliot studied Biochemistry at Oxford University before securing a place at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London from where he graduated in 2000. After basic surgical training on the Hammersmith Hospitals rotation, Bob went on to complete his specialist orthopaedic training in the Wessex region. He then spent a year in Brisbane working with renowned foot and ankle specialist Dr Terry Saxby before returning to the UK and taking up post at Basingstoke.
Bob has published a number of papers on Orthopaedic topics and continues to be involved in research. He is an Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor and teaches trainees locally and internationally on foot and ankle problems.
Bob is the Clinical Director of Trauma & Orthopaedics at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is very pleased to welcome the first UK ArthrexLive Foot and Ankle event to Basingstoke.
Mr James Calder qualified from The London Hospital in 1991 and gained his FRCS in 1995. He won the prestigious Laming Evans Fellowship from the Royal College completing his Doctorate of Medicine thesis in 2001. He completed his PhD thesis in 2017 on “Management of ankle injuries in athletes”.
James spent a 12-month fellowship in foot and ankle surgery under Dr Terry Saxby at the Brisbane Foot and Ankle Centre, Australia and was Travelling Fellow for the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society in 2006. He is well recognised for his work in the arthroscopic management of sport-related ankle disorders.
James works with international athletes and sports professionals including Barclays Premier League soccer teams, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, AC Milan and Aviva Premiership rugby clubs in addition to the British Olympic team, British athletics, gymnastics, hockey, netball and sailing, England cricket, rugby and soccer. He also looks after patients from the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden and Birmingham Royal Ballet and is Medical Advisor to Dance UK.
James is an honorary consultant at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and was appointed Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London in 2014. He remains actively involved in research projects at Imperial College and the Fortius Clinic, London of which he was a founding member. He is vice-president of ESSKA-AFAS and Chairman of the Achilles Tendon Study Group. He was Associate Editor of Knee Surgery, Sports, Traumatology and Arthroscopy (KSSTA) Journal until 2014 and served on the Clinical Studies Group for Arthritis Research UK from 2011. His main areas of research include Achilles tendon, articular cartilage and sports-related ankle and foot injuries. James is on the Editorial Board of Bone and Joint Journal and Specialty Editor for Foot and Ankle.
Mr Thomas Bauer. Hôpital Ambroise Paré, Boulogne-Billancourt, France.
Dr Dominic Aldington
Since qualifying as a consultant anaesthetist, Dr Dominic Aldington has decided to focus his time instead on pain management. He is an expert in the management of both acute and chronic pain.
He has more than 50 publications to his name include in the New England Journal of Medicine, the British Medical Journal , the Cochrane Database and the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.
He has presented at meetings throughout the world including Florida, Washington DC, Montreal, Las Vegas and throughout Europe. He has been invited to present at a meeting in Japan this year.
He is a member of the British Pain Society and the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). He was the Treasurer of the IASP Special Interest Group on the Pain of Torture, Organised Violence and War.
Having served in the Royal Army Medical Corps he was the Subject Matter Expert in Pain to the Surgeon General and was responsible for organising pain relief from the point of injury until a the casualty left the service. This saw him working at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court and the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine in Birmingham.
He has worked as a consultant in pain medicine in Oxford where he was the clinical lead for a period. He now works in Winchester where his is the current clinical lead for pain management in the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
He also sees patients at BMI Hampshire Clinic, BMI Sarum Rd., and the Nuffield Wessex Hospital.
Mr Garth Allardice is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, at the North-West London Hospitals NHS Trust (NWLH). He graduated from medical school at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa in 1986 and completed his Orthopaedic training at the University of Natal, South Africa in 1996. He became a Consultant and Lecturer at the University of Natal, Durban and was appointed to the national faculty of the Advanced AO Trauma Symposium in South Africa.
In 1997, Garth completed a Fellowship at the prestigious Charnley Hip and Knee Centre at Wrightington, UK before being appointed as Consultant and Trauma Lead at Kettering General Hospital (1998 - 2002). In September 2002, he was appointed to his present position at Northwick Park Hospital, London and was the Lead Trauma Consultant from 2002-2010.
In 2004, Garth established a Specialist Foot & Ankle Unit at Northwick Park Hospital. The foot & ankle service manages a wide spectrum of disorders including degenerative and inflammatory arthritic conditions, sports injuries and trauma, hallux valgus and other forefoot deformities. Integral links with physiotherapy, orthotics, and podiatry have been established to provide a cooperative network.
Garth is also involved in teaching and preparing the next generation of orthopaedic registrars for their exams. He lectures on various Orthopaedic Revision courses, Trauma courses and Speciality Foot and Ankle courses and is also involved in teaching Physiotherapists and local GPs.
Dr Jonathan Brant is a Consultant Radiologist at the Hampshire Hospitals and the Fortius Clinic in London. He has a major interest in all areas of musculoskeletal imaging including MRI, CT and Ultrasound. He is highly experienced in ultrasound-guided therapeutic interventions for the treatment of joint and tendon disorders across the spectrum from acute sport injuries to more chronic and everyday disorders.
Jonathan was appointed to the North Hampshire Hospitals NH Trust in 2003. He is a regular lecturer on FRCR courses for national and international trainees and has been a Royal College of Radiologists tutor for radiology trainees in the Wessex region and educational supervisor for over 5 years. He is a member of both the Royal College of Radiologists and the Royal College of Physicians.
Mr Clark is a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon with expertise in the management of the full range of foot and ankle conditions.
His surgical interests include arthritis and deformity correction, with a special interest in sports injuries and complex bunion and toe deformities. Wherever appropriate he uses arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques. He places particular emphasis on a close working relationship with physiotherapists and podiatrists in achieving optimal outcomes for patients.
Recent and current appointments
Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals, Berkshire
Co-founder, The Windsor Foot and Ankle Clinic
Publications, lectures and teaching
National and international publications and presentations in the field of Foot and Ankle surgery
Lectures nationally to surgeons, general practitioners, physiotherapists and podiatrists
Member of the Education Committee of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS)
Nationally-recognised postgraduate foot and ankle fellowship trainer since 2007
Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Orthopaedic Association
British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine
British Trauma Society
Mr Mark Davies qualified from the University of Southampton in 1993 and undertook basic training in London, Oxford and Swindon prior to commencing Orthopaedic training in Sheffield. He is both Fellowship trained in Limb Reconstruction techniques (Sheffield) and in Adult Foot & Ankle surgery, having spent 2005 working with the renowned Dr Terry Saxby at the Brisbane Foot & Ankle Centre.
In January 2006, Mark was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in treating elective and traumatic conditions of the adult foot and ankle at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield. He currently directs the research being produced from the Sheffield Foot & Ankle Unit into all manner of foot and ankle pathologies. He has published extensively on all aspects of foot and ankle surgery.
Dr Phil Hopley graduated in Medicine with Distinction from St Thomas’ Hospital before training in General Adult and Forensic Psychiatry. He is a Consultant Psychiatrist with over 12 years’ experience in private practice and holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer post at UCL. Phil worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist with the NHS for 7 years before founding LPP with Drs Bell & Kruger in 2008 and he also consults at the Roehampton Priory where he is Deputy Medical Director.
Phil is recognised as the UK's leading expert in elite sport mental health and was honoured to lead the specialist team providing on-call cover to the 10,000 competing athletes at the 2012 London Olympics. On a personal level Phil himself played rugby for London Wasps for a decade including 2 years as a semi-professional, representing England Students & the Barbarians along the way.
Phil also works with adults & older adolescents struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, drug & alcohol problems and related disorders and consults for organisations on people performance and psychological health issues. Phil is recognised as a leading expert witness covering a wide range of medico-legal areas.
Prof William Ribbans
Prof Bill Ribbans is a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Sports Medicine. Bill has principal interests in the lower limb particularly the knee, ankle and foot.
Bill qualified from the Royal Free Hospital, London in 1980. As a junior doctor he trained in London before undertaking Fellowships in Sheffield and at Harvard University and trained in the assessment and surgical treatment of bone, joint and soft-tissue problems. He is a Fellow of both the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh. In 1991 he was appointed as an Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital and in 1996 returned to his home town to commence work at Northampton General Hospital. Since 2012 Bill has been working clinically in the private medical sector.
Bill also acts as Orthopaedic adviser to a number of sporting organisations including UK Athletics and is Honorary Orthopaedic Surgeon to the English National Ballet and Northampton Town FC as well as Chief Medical Officer to Northamptonshire Cricket Club.
In addition to his clinical commitments, Bill is extensively involved in education and research. He lectures nationally and internationally, hosts numerous meetings has edited several books and published over 150 scientific papers. He has a personal chair in Sports Medicine at the University of Northampton and has had appointments at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh continuously since 1998. Additionally he has sat on advisory committees for the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh and the British Orthopaedic Association.
Mr James Stanley currently works at the York Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Ramsay Clifton Park Hospital. He graduated in 1998 from the Royal Free Hospital in London, and gained training in Lister Hospital, Stevenage and York Hospital before his fellowship training in both Ireland and York. His specialist areas include minimally invasive surgery, arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction, sports injuries and arthritic surgery – in particular early onset and prevention. He has an active research interest and specialism in diabetic feet. James regularly delivers lectures and surgical demonstrations, regionally, nationally and internationally and has a prominent role in the teaching of medical students.
Mr Heath Taylor qualified from Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School in 1994. His postgraduate surgical training was carried out in London on the North West Thames Specialist Registrar training programme, including working at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital & Charing Cross Hospital. Heath subsequently carried out sub-speciality fellowship training in complex foot and ankle surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.
Heath was appointed to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital and Poole Hospital in 2004 as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and his current practice is almost exclusively related to conditions of the foot and ankle including the management of complex trauma, as well as treating high level athletes and professional sportsmen and women.
Heath also takes an active role in training the next generation of orthopaedic foot & ankle surgeons and was recently voted as the Wessex Region Trainer of the Year. He lectures on a number of local and national instructional courses, as well as hosting visiting surgeons wishing to learn complex foot and ankle surgical procedures. He is currently Treasurer and an elected member of Council of BOFAS.