2018 AOTrauma Course—Introductory Course for Foundation Doctors & Undergraduates, United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
04 Mar 2018
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To help foundation doctors and medical students understand basic principles of fracture management.

Course description
Building on the undergraduate curriculum, this interactive day uses case discussions and fracture fixation practicals to establish the basics of fracture management for foundation doctors and medical students who are considering a trauma and orthopedic career.

'All of the faculty were extremely encouraging and helpful throughout the day. Their efforts, and the efforts of supporting staff, are to be commended on what was an excellent training day.'
'Having so many faculty members alongside the lead teachers was really useful for our learning in the practical sessions; we were able to ask questions and gain further experience.'
'Really fantastic course that went into more depth about fracture management and orthopedics in general that other courses have not.'

Participant criteria
This seminar is aimed at foundation year 1 doctors and medical students.



Event program
Andrew Henry  (Chairperson)
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Type AOTrauma
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Artificial bone practicals, Discussion groups, Lectures
Target audience Orthopaedic surgery, Trauma surgery
Closing date04 Mar 2018
Available places11
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Swiss Francs 87.00 CHF
Payment options and information
All payments to be made online in Swiss Francs. Once payment has been received your place on the course will be confirmed.
The course fee is CHF 87.00 This equates to approximately £70.00 depending on the current exchange rate.

If you cannot pay via credit card you have the possibility to request an invoice. Please note that we will charge you 30 CHF handling fee in addition to the participant fee. Please contact therefore your Local Event Organizer at gooderham.yvonne@ao-courses.com and indicate the official invoice address of the paying person or entity as well as a respective email address the invoice has to be sent to.
Included services
Coffee breaks
Course materials
Participant criteria
This seminar is aimed at foundation year 1 doctors and medical students.
Ms Yvonne Gooderham (Registration Co-ordinator)
AO UK Education
Registration Co-ordinator
United Kingdom
Ms Kirsty Gower (Course Co-ordinator)
AOUK Education
Education Co-ordinator
Welwyn Garden City
United Kingdom
Ms Ranae McCrae (Local Course Organization)
Education Manager
Welwyn Garden City

United Kingdom

Radisson BLU
80 High St
The Royal Mile

The hotel’s location lies just 13 kilometres from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) which is easily accessible thanks to regular Airlink buses and Edinburgh’s tram system which take passengers to and from the city centre in approximately 30 minutes. A taxi is likely to take 20 – 25 minutes depending on traffic.

By train
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh is within easy walking distance of the city’s central railway hub, Waverley Station. Waverley is the main route into the city, and is serviced by trains from England’s west coast line coming up from Birmingham and the Lake District, as well as England’s east coast line that originates in London and calls at York and Newcastle.

Direct trains from London’s Kings Cross now reach Edinburgh Waverley in less than four and a half hours. There are regular services coming south too from Inverness and Aberdeen, plus a shuttle service that runs to and from Glasgow, Scotland’s other major city, every 15 minutes. Direct trains from Edinburgh Waverley to the centre of Glasgow take just 50 minutes.

By bus
St Andrew’s Square Bus Station, the main bus route into the city is just a short walk away, on the other side of Waverley Station and Princes Street.
By car
Main roads into the city centre lead towards Princes Street just two minutes away from the hotel.

Approaching from the south east
Follow the A1 into the city centre towards Princes Street, then turn southwards onto North Bridge and the hotel is just left at the High Street.

Approaching from the west
From the M8, take the city bypass north for one junction, then turn right onto Glasgow Road. After Haymarket Station, follow the B700 towards the Grassmarket, Cowgate and turn north up Blackfriars Street where you can find hotel parking.

Approaching from the south west 
Turn off the M6 onto the A702 and follow this route until you reach Princes Street. The one-way system takes you north to Queen Street along to the roundabout at John Lewis and up Leith Street. Continue southwards, over the North Bridge, and the hotel is just to the left at the High Street.

Approaching from the north 
Coming over the Forth Road Bridge, follow Queensferry Road (the A90) into the city centre. Cut through Randolph Crescent to Queen Street, then along to the John Lewis roundabout and up Leith Street as above.
Parking in Edinburgh
You can park at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh for a fee of £12.50 per night. We have car parking space for 131 vehicles, available on a first come, first served basis.

When approaching the hotel southwards from Princes Street, turn left from North Bridge and continue to the first set of traffic lights. Turn right down St Mary’s Street, then take your first right at the traffic lights onto the Cowgate, and then right up Blackfriars Street.

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