BOTA Congress 2021

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This year’s Annual BOTA Congress will be held virtually on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th July 2021.

As always there will be sections for our junior members and medical students, along with a chamber debate, a research section plus lots more.


The Orthopaedic Trauma Association will also give a range of talks worth tuning in for!

We will also be having AGM, where there are lots of BOTA committee positions you can apply for.

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Submit your abstract

Submit your work for poster presentation or "Pitch to a Dragon"

This year we will be delivering research presentations in 2 different formats. 

Firstly if selected,  completed research can be presented in 3 minute pre-recorded presentations, with the top 3 selected presenting live on the Weds 7th July. 

Secondly our new "Pitch to the Dragons" section allows you to pitch your research to 3 leading researchers who have a pot of £1000 each to fund your research.


Find out more here


Postgraduate Orthopaedics FRCS Viva Course

A staple at the BOTA congress now, the Postgraduate Orthopaedics FRCS Viva course will run as a whole day course. Prioritised for FRCS candidates who ST6 and above.

Held FACE TO FACE at the RCS Endinburgh there are only 40 places available at a subsidised fee of £50 (+£50 deposit)

To apply, email with:

Grade,  Region


Statement of when you intend to sit Part 1 and 2

First come first serve.

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BOA ST3 Bootcamp Course

The BOA Bootcamp programme is a course designed to prepare new orthopaedic trainees with the professional skills needed to excel during their training.    The course is informal and taught through scenario based discussions.  It meets the requirements of the new ISCP curriculum and is suitable for ST3/4 trainees.

Held FACE TO FACE at the RCS Endinburgh there are only 40 places available at a subsidised fee of £50 (+£50 deposit)

Open to current ST3's and trainees successfully appointed today. To apply, email with:


NTN and grade (current ST3) or screenshot of successful appointment

First come first serve.


BOTA Medical Student Course 2021

Alongside our virtual sessions, we have designed this in-person course specifically aimed at medical students on Wednesday 7th July 2021.


Whether you're looking to find out what life as a T&O trainee and surgeon is like, or you just want to get hands on in our afternoon practical workshops - we invite medical students nationwide to join us for a day of orthopaedic filled fun and cement your desire to pursue this fantastic specialty!

Held FACE TO FACE at the RCS Edinburgh, there are just 40 places available (first-come first-serve) at a subsidised fee of just £10 - (refunded on attendance for BOA/BOTA members).

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Medical Student Course

Find out more and book your place on the medical student course

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Theme: Orthopaedic Trauma


Sessions include:

  • Career Talks

  • CV Building Talks

  • Portfolio Workshop

  • ATLS for Medical Students

  • Basic Principles of Fracture Management

  • Case Based Discussions (Proximal Femoral & Open Fractures)

  • Practical Saw-Bone Workshops (DHS & Ex-Fix Application)

​+ Unrivalled Networking Opportunities

+ Certificates of Attendance

+ BOTA Medical Student Rep 2021/22 Elections



If you have any questions about the course, please email:
Shiv Kolhe, BOTA Medical Student Rep (


Want to be on the BOTA committee and have input on national issues and change the future of training?

All positions are up for grabs at our AGM at the virtual congress in July. Voting will be open for 24hours at Congress.

Please see what roles are available on our committee page.


To apply please email with:

  1. Position applying for

  2. BOA/BOTA number and NTN

  3. 1-minute video

  4. Get BOA/BOTA member to propose you by email to the same address