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FOS is delighted to have an excellent selection of eminent orthopaedic consultants and trainees speaking at FOSC 2010.
Mr. L. A. David MBBS, MRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Lee David is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. He completed his training in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery on the South East Thames Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Specialist Registrar rotation and at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. His areas of sub-specialist interest include hip and knee arthroplasty, revision surgery and trauma. He has published book chapters and papers in peer review journals and has presented numerous research papers at national and international scientific meetings. He also has an active interest in teaching and training and is a Royal College of Surgeons Tutor. He is currently a member of the Royal Society of Medicine Orthopaedic Section Council and was previously the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association representative on the Specialist Advisory Committee and the Intercollegiate Specialty Board of Examinations.
Mr Ian B. M. Stephen MA, MB, BChir. FRCS(T)
Ian Stephen has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since 1983, with twenty years of experience of general trauma and orthopaedics in the National Health Service in East Kent. He has particular interests in rheumatoid surgery and orthogeriatric care, and subsequently specialised in foot and ankle surgery.
Mr Stephen has been President of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and of the Orthopaedic Section at the Royal Society of Medicine. He was on the claims advisory committee at the Medical Protection Society for ten years. He is presently Chairman of the Academic Board and a trustee of the Royal Society of Medicine, a director of the Expert Witness Institute, archivist of the British Orthopaedic Association, and chairman of Cambridge college alumni society. Current interests include personal injury and medical negligence litigation, and medical history.
Professor Tim Briggs MB BS (Hons), MChOrth, FRCS (Ed.), FRCS (Eng.)
Professor Briggs is the medical director of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust. His special interests are bone and soft tissue tumours, comprehensive cartilage transplantation. primary and revision hip and knee replacement and reconstruction of the lower limb. He qualified in 1982 obtaining Honours in Surgery and winning a number of prizes, and was appointed at the RNOH as a Consultant in 1992.
He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and was Editorial Secretary of the British Orthopaedic Association. He has a special interest in autologous chondrocyte transplantation around the knee and is one of the clinical leaders in this field in the UK. He has an interest in sports injuries and is one of the surgeons for the Arsenal men’s and Arsenal lady’s football clubs.
Mr Michael Thomas MB, BS, FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Oth)
Mr Thomas qualified at King's College Hospital in 1980 and after, a period of general surgical trainingin orthopaedics. He spent time as a registrar in Cape Town SA, before returning to the UK to complete his training as a registrar and senior registrar at Charing Cross and St Mary's hospitals respectively. In 1994, He was appointed Consultant to Heatherwood and Wexham Park hospitals and developed a specialised shoulder and elbow service. He has also been actively involved in clinical research and teaching and has been invited to lecture around the world, particularly about his special interests of joint replacements of the elbow and shoulder (especially surface replacement). He has also published papers and written book chapters.
His practice now involves arthroscopic, joint replacement and reconstructive surgery to treat rotator cuff disease, sports injuries, trauma, and arthritis of the shoulder and also to treat a variety of problems of the elbow, including tennis and golfers elbow, arthritis, post traumatic conditions and nerve entrapment syndromes, which commonly cause upper limb pain.
Professor Justin P Cobb BMBCh FRCS MCh
Professor Cobb studied medicine at Magdalen College Oxford, graduating in 1982. He trained in Oxford, London and Brighton. He wrote his master’s thesis on ‘Prognostic factors in operable osteosarcoma’. In 1991 he was appointed consultant orthopaedic surgeon at The Middlesex. He was awarded a Hunterian Professorship in 1992. After 15 years as a consultant at UCLH and Hon Sen Lect at UCL, he joined Imperial as chair of orthopaedics in 2005.
His first grant in the field of computer assisted orthopaedic surgery was from the special trustees of The Middlesex and UCH in 1992, together with Brian Davies from Imperial. This led to the Acrobot being developed subsequently, on a Link funded grant. The first human trials of an active constraint robot for joint replacement led on from this. Further development of active, semi-active and passive devices continue, with a current trial underway of navigated hip resurfacing.
As chair of Orthopaedics, and clinical lead at hospital, Professor Cobb leads a team of surgeons, investigators and educators training both under- and post-graduate students in surgical skills and the use of IC developed computer based and robotic technologies to improve outcomes. Professor Cobb is on the board of Acrobot, a spinout from Imperial. He is a civilian advisor in orthopaedics to the Royal Air Force. He is on the staff of King Edward VII hospital for Officers, and is orthopaedic surgeon to the royal household.
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