COVID-19 has affected the BLRS conference, like many other medical conferences. The 2020 meeting in Manchester was cancelled, and it is likely that we will still be similarly limited in 2021.

In view of this, the BLRS conference will become an e-conference. The online facility will allow CPD to be collected, and the guest speakers will provide on line presentations that you can view in your own time.

The question and answer sessions for presenters will still go ahead, but in the form of a webinar, which will be held once a week to allow the sessions to be staggered over time.

You will be able to present your research findings and the selected research presentations will be published in the BJJ proceedings.

This promises to be a great conference, despite the limitations of COVID 19, and we hope that you find the content relevant to your practice.

Thursday 15th April


0800 Registration opens and tea/coffee available

0900 Welcome

0915 3D Printing Symposium

  • Professor Paulo Bartolo – Manchester University – From the lab to the OR
  • Professor Bahattin Koc – Sabanci University, Istanbul – Biological 3D Printing
  • Professor Gordon Blunn – Medical Implant technology
  • Mark Davies – Sheffield – Using 4WEB for bone defects

1030 Morning Coffee and Industry Exhibition

1100 Major Incident Symposium

  • Professor Begue – University of Paris – The Bataclan and Paris Attacks
  • Justine Theaker – Manchester – Rehab after Major Incidents
  • Paul Price – A Bombing Victim’s Perspective
  • Graeme Groom – King’s College Hospital – Responding to Violence in Gaza

1215 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Peter Thomas – Keele University – The Basic Science of Fractures

1300 Lunch and Industry Exhibition

1400 Symposium : Orthofix

1400 AHP Workshop ( running simultaneously)

1500 Free Papers

1600 Afternoon Tea and Industry Exhibition

1630 Knee Symposium

  • Matt Dawson – Carlisle – Periarticular Osteotomies
  • Amir Qureshi – Southampton – Frame management of Plateau Fractures
  • Hamish Simpson – Knee Distraction for Osteoarthritis

1730 AGM

1930 Drinks Reception at Whitworth Hall, University of Manchester

2030 Dinner at Whitworth Hall

2300 Carriages


Friday 16th April


0830 Free Papers

0930 Paediatric Foot Symposium

  • Om Lahoti – King’s College Hospital – Ilizarov and Hexapod Management of the Paediatric Foot
  • TBC

1030 Morning Coffee and Industry Exhibition

1100 AHP Address

  • Psychology for Major Surgery
  • Preparing for Surgery
  • Patient Experience – A Mother’s Perspective

1200 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Thierry Begue – The Induced Membrane Technique

1300 Lunch and Industry Exhibition

1400 Symposium: Smith and Nephew

1400 AHP Workshop ( running simultaneously)

1500 Afternoon Tea and Industry Exhibition

1530 Research and Reports

  • Deepa Bose – Travelling Fellowship Report
  • Hermant Sharma – the ACTIVE trial
  • TBC

1600 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Dr. Med. Rainer Baumgart – Reverse Planning

1700 Thanks and Presentations

1715 Conclusion