Overview

The British Orthopaedic Trainees Association is excited to open bookings for the BOTA Educational Congress 2019.

Free event: Please note that £50 for general admission alone is a deposit and will be returned on registration at the congress for all three days.

BOTA members only event: Please note that we shall be verifying active BOTA membership status on registration.

Venue


 

 

For BOTA Members


Please complete the booking form to secure your place at Congress. The conference fee to the value of £50 is a deposit and will be refunded once the conference has ended and we have confirmed your attendance for the full 3 days. The pub quiz and dinner are extra and are non-refundable. 

Please note Eventbrite have an admin fee which cannot be refunded.

 

Educational Sessions


There are several sessions that are only open to specific trainee grades and have a maximum number of delegates. Allocation to these sessions will be on a first-come first-serve basis. For sessions that are over subscribed, a waiting list will be kept and delegates will be informed closer to the time if they are able to attend a specific session.

Sessions Include:

  1. AO Spine: AO Spine practical course.
  2. FRCS Vivas & Exam Technique Come and be grilled on basic science, trauma, paeds and adult path in preparation for the FRCS as well as session on FRCS exam techniques.
  3. Preparing For A Consultant: Workshops covering all aspects of becoming a consultant including job interview preparation.
  4. Junior Workshops: Tips, tricks and the boring bits. Bring your portfolio along.
  5. Medical Student Day: A day of theory and practical for medical students.
  6. Orthopaedic Trauma Society Workshops: Upper limb workshops and case discussion for trauma.
  7. British Society For Surgery Of The Hand: Lecture series covering a number of FRCS hand topics.
  8. B-Braun Workshops: Alignment and navigation in arthroplasty.
  9. RCSEd Workshops: Workshops on medical education and training in orthopaedics.
  10. BOFAS Forefoot Afternoon: Masterclass on elective forefoot.
  11. World Orthopaedic Concern-UK: Meet Orthopaedic trainees from Ethiopia and Zimbabwe, learn how take part in projects overseas, and critical condition CBDs from Africa.

In order to ensure the smooth running of Congress it will not be possible for delegates to switch sessions once they have completed their registration form.

Please note, if you apply for a session that is not applicable to your trainee grade e.g. ST4 applying for the Consultant workshop and that session is over subscribed, a trainee of suitable grade will be given preference.

BOTA reserves the right to move delegates to different sessions at any point during the Congress

 

Cancellations & Refunds


If for any reason you decide you are not able to attend then you can apply for a refund up until 27th October 2019. Please email us at [email protected] as soon as possible if this is the case. Refunds will not be issued after this time and your deposit will not be returned if you do not attend Congress.

 

Social events (Gala dinner with Ceilidh & Pub quiz)


Delegates and their partners are invited to the black tie dinner at The Royal College of SurgeonsWelcome drinks reception with museum access, 3-course Scottish themed dinner in the beautiful Playfair Hall, wine (half bottle), coffee, and a ceilidh. Secure your place for £60 per person. 

Venue: Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
Dress code: Black tie with a touch of tartan!

The social programme will also consist of the traditional pub quiz with buffet food (extra £15 non-refundable supplement).

Venue: Akva Bar, 129 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QG
Dress code: Casual


 

For Medical Students


We welcome medical students to participate in Congress with specific sessions organised for you. There is an opportunity for any medical student to volunteer to help ensure the smooth running of the Congress with a certificate of participation guaranteed for all who help out. This option will be indicated when you complete your booking form. Medical students are welcome to attend all social events as well.

The rules regarding refunds are the same as above.

 

Sponsors


We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following sponsors for their support.

FAQs

Who can attend?

The conference is open to all grades from medical students to pre-CCT specialty trainees with specific sessions open to various different grades. Training programme directors and Consultants are also welcome to attend.

 

How much does it cost?

The cost of registration for all delegates is £50.00 which is fully refundable on attendance to the Congress for all three days. Delegates can cancel their registration and a refund will be issued until the 27th October 2019. Refunds will not be issued if cancellations are made after that time or if the delegate doesn’t attend congress. Please note that Eventbrite add on a £3.69 administrative fee which is non-refundable.

 

What sessions can I attend?

There are multiple streams running on most days catering for different sessions. There are several sessions that are only open to specific trainee grades and have a maximum number of delegates. Allocation to these sessions will be on a first-come first-serve basis. For sessions that are over subscribed, a waiting list will be kept and delegates will be informed closer to the time if they are able to attend a specific session.

Please note, if you apply for a session that is not applicable to your trainee grade e.g. ST4 applying for the Consultant workshop and that session is over subscribed, a trainee of suitable grade will be given preference.

BOTA reserve the right to move delegates to different sessions at any point during the Congress

 

I want to cancel my registration, who can I contact about a refund?

Please contact [email protected] as soon as possible by the 27th October 2019.

 

I’ve submitted an abstract, when will I hear that it’s been accepted?

You will be emailed separately between September and October 2019

 

Is the gala dinner and pub quiz refunded?

No, delegates will have to pay for these social events separately including any additional guests. If you have signed up to Congress but not the social events on Eventbrite, please visit the Socials tab at the top of the page to book your place at these events.

 

I’m a medical student, can I attend?

We welcome medical students to participate in Congress with specific sessions such as the Orthopaedics for Juniors organised for you.  Medical student volunteers are sought to help organise, direct and welcome delegates and faculty on all three days of congress. If you would like to be considered for these important roles there is an option to let BOTA know on registering with a certificate of participation guaranteed for all who help out. This option will be indicated when you complete your booking form. You are also welcome to attend the Congress pub quiz and dinner.

 

BOTA Educational Congress has sold out?! Can I still attend?

Due to the immense popularity of the BOTA Congress this year we have had to unfortunately limit the maximum numbers of people attending as set by the venue. We would encourage any medical student or trainee to join the waiting list as it is possible that trainees who have already signed up may not be able to attend.

 

I’ve been waitlisted, can I still attend Congress?

Once on the waiting list, tickets will be released on a first come first serve basis so BOTA encourages any medical student or trainee to sign up to the wait list as soon as possible.

 

Can I be informed of my position on the waiting list?

No, BOTA will inform delegates on the waiting list once tickets are released and they will have 5 days to sign up otherwise it goes to another person lower down the list.

 

I need to book study leave and I’m on the waiting list, when will I know if I am able to attend Congress?

BOTA will inform delegates if they are successful at getting a ticket at the very latest 6 weeks before the congress.

 

I’ve been told I’m presenting but I’m on the waiting list, can I still attend Congress?

Exception to the first-come first-serve rule applies to those delegates who are successful in having a poster or podium presentation and will be informed on how to purchase tickets nearer the time.

 

I’ve signed up and can’t make Congress, can I cancel?

Please email [email protected] as soon as possible so that a refund can be issued and we can release a ticket to someone on the waiting list.

 

How can I claim my refund?

The refund is dependent on delegates attending all three days of Congress. Delegates attending for fewer than the 3 days will not have their conference registration fee refunded.

Abstract Deadline: Submission Portal Open

It is a pleasure to invite you to submit abstracts for the BOTA conference 2019

Abstract submissions should be a maximum of 300 words (excluding title).

They can be either:

  • Complete projects
    • Suggested format for abstracts: Title, Background/Aim, Study Design/Methods, Results, Conclusion(s).
  • A multicenter study currently recruiting or due to start recruitment in the immediate future for which you are looking for trainee principal investigators.
    • Suggested format for abstracts: Title, Background/Aim, Study Design/Methods, Anticipated impact and Dissemination.

All submissions will be reviewed by the BOTA committee. The top scoring abstracts will be selected for oral presentation with the chance of winning a place on the Hull deformity course 17th-20th June 2020. Selected high-scoring abstracts will also be published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am).

If not qualifying for an oral presentation, or if preferred, you will be asked if you would like to present an electronic poster or visual abstract.

Deadline for abstract submission is the 4th of October 2019

You will be notified of acceptance by the 28th of October 2019. If accepted for presentation, you will be required to register for the BOTA conference.

Withdrawing an Abstract

If you wish to withdraw an abstract please contact the BOTA committee via email at [email protected].

Contact

If you have any specific queries regarding any aspect of the Congress please email the relevant person below and your email will be replied to as soon as possible.

Congress Programme: [email protected]

Abstract and presentations: [email protected]

Sponsorship: [email protected]

Congress booking: [email protected]

Congress Address

Surgeons Quarter, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW

Edinburgh Tourist Information

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