Mini-Symposium on Shoulder Instability, 2018

A Mini-symposium on Shoulder Instability, hosted by MCh (Orth), Dundee took place at the Gannochy Trust Lecture Theatre, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School on Friday 16th November 2018, from 12:00 - 4:30pm.

This was the inaugural symposium organised by Mr Arpit Jariwala (Consultant Upper Limb and Trauma Surgeon & Honorary Clinical Reader) and Professor Rami Abboud (Head of Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery & MCh Orth Course Director) on behalf of the University of Dundee.

The symposium was geared to suit Consultants, Trainees, Physiotherapists, and MCh (Orth) and MSc students based at the TORT Centre to forward understanding in all aspects of shoulder instability. The symposium was very well received with approximately 70 in attendance. The symposium was free as the event was sponsored by the MCh (Orth) degree.

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Left: Mr Arpit Jariwala with the poster highlighting the event; Right: Mr Walton and Mr Bayley (centre) waiting on the Gannochy Trust Lecture Theatre to fill

Mr Arpit Jariwala welcomed delegates before he, and guest speakers gave talks regarding various aspects of shoulder instability.

  • Mr Mike Walton (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wrightington Hospital) - Sports injuries in the upper limb; Surgical management of uni-directional shoulder instability
  • Mr Arpit Jariwala (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHS Tayside) - Basic concepts in shoulder instability; Conundrums in complex shoulder instability
  • Mr Ian Bayley (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Stanmore, retired) - Assessment and conservative management of multi-directional instability (MDI); Surgery for multi-directional instability

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Left: a full lecture theatre; Right: Mr Bayley and Mr Walton addressing the audience

Professor Rami Abboud stated:

“I am indebted to Arpit for organising such a fantastic event. The feedback I personally received from the students and NHS staff who attended was so overwhelmingly positive that we plan to expand the symposium and make it an annual symposium and a ‘must go’ event in the orthopaedic calendar”.

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The MCh (Orth) 2018-2019 candidates with, Mr Arpit Jariwala (left), Mr Bayley and Mr Watson (centre), Mr Douglas Robinson and Professor Rami Abboud (right)

Mr Arpit Jariwala added:

“What a fantastic afternoon learning about the shoulder and its complex disorders from specialists in shoulder surgery. Thank you MCh (Orth) Dundee, Mrs Sheila MacDonald and Professor Rami Abboud for their support and help in organising this symposium. I would especially like to thank Mr Mike Walton and Mr Ian Bayley for giving up their own time to be integral to the running of the symposium. Mr Walton gave a brilliant demonstration of how the shoulder has evolved in humans, whilst it was bliss hearing Mr Bayley and his simple yet effective approach to complex instability problems. There were lots of questions from the audience and the lecturers patiently shared their experience”

Dr Abhimanyu Kumar (MCh Orth candidate, 2018-2019) stated:

Dear Mr Jariwala. I thank you and congratulate you and your team for conducting the Mini-shoulder Symposium. This event was highly educational and well appreciated by all us MCh (Orth) Dundee students.

I thank the external, as well as the internal faculties, for taking part in these educational events. Interaction with them and learning about different ways of managing pathologies are surely going to help us in our future practice. I hope they enjoyed teaching us as well.

It has been a great learning experience and we are looking forward to more such symposiums and workshops, and waiting eagerly for the forthcoming Workshop on Lower Limb Exposures & Approaches, and Exposures of the Spine.

Dr Mohan Gawande (MCh Orth candidate, 2018-2019) added:

Respected Sir. Many, many thanks for organising the shoulder symposium on instability on 16th November. It was extremely helpful academically as well as clinical practice. On top of it, well organised cadaveric workshop on upper extremity on 22nd Nov. It was an amazing experience using Thiel cadavers. The faculty was excellent. Hoping such academic sessions will be included next semester as well.