Tayside Orthopaedic Research Club 2021

The Tayside Orthopaedic Research Club (TORC) annual meeting took place on Friday 30th April 2021.

The 10th Anniversary Edition of the scientific gathering was set to be a lavish celebration of the best research Tayside has showcased over the last decade. Unfortunately, due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, the meeting moved to a virtual platform. without compromising the quality of the projects being selected for presentation.

TORC President, Mr Alastair Faulkner, welcomed everyone before proceedings began with a day of informative talks and poster presentations covering a varied series of topics and research.

Guest speakers included Miss Sarah Gill (Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow.), Mr Mike Reidy (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital) and Dr Tom Fardon (Convenor and Associate Post Graduate Dean, East of Scotland Deanery). Miss Gill and Mr Reidy will be accompanied on the awarding judging panel by Mr Gerard Cousins (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness), Mr Craig Tinning (Trauma and Lower Limb Arthroplasty Surgeon, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert) and Mr Stephen Dalgleish.

This year’s prize winners were:

  • 1st Prize and TORC Shield - Mrs Samantha Downie
  • 2nd Prize - Mr Peter Davies
  • 3rd Prize - Mr Tom Harding
  • Best Foundation Doctor Presentation - Dr Rachel Pennington
  • Best Medical Student Presentation - Ms Wan Nee Shue
  • Best Poster - Dr Rob Sinnerton
  • East of Scotland Trainer of the Year Award - Mr Arpit Jariwala

Mr Jariwala (Consultant Shoulder, Elbow and Trauma Surgeon/Director UDOTS) stated:

“I’d like to congratulate every member of staff throughout the University who has been nominated for these important awards and especially to my UDOTS colleagues who have worked extremely hard in delivering course this year. These past thirteen months have been unprecedented and challenging for students and staff alike, so for them to nominate us for the work we do is a great honour and shows the hard work and dedication has been appreciated. Just being nominated makes you feel like a winner. Nominations reinforce that the teaching and support we’ve been providing, more often than not remotely, is working and still enabling a rich and positive student experience here in Dundee.” Photographic Element