18th Oct 2018 to 20th Oct 2018.
Orlando, Florida, USA.
I was able to attend the above conference with many of my colleagues. It was a fantastic educational event. There were nearly 2000 surgeons present.
I attended the main session, breakout sessions and industry symposia. The conference began at 6:30AM everyday!! It was amazing to hear from many of the pioneers and leaders in the field of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery. I presented on the topic of open fractures (broken bones with overlying lacerations) and how we are using Cerement (specialist bone cement containing antibiotics) as part of a research trial.
There were many opportunities to network with other surgeons, predominantly from the USA, with a view to undertaking future collaborative research.
I was also privileged to be asked to be part of the Pilot User group for a new online educational portal for Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons (OTAonline.org).
The conference was fantastic and I am looking forward to attending next year.