Annual Pelvis & Acetabulum Trauma Symposium

Professor Arpit Jariwala (Director of the University Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery - UDOTS) and Professor Abhay Elhence (Professor and Head of the Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur) organised and chaired a full-day symposium on Friday 17th February 2023.

This 3rd annual event was attended by over 80 delegates from across the globe and was once again held online with remote live lectures from an internationally renowned teaching faculty. Consultants, MCh (Orth) students, postgraduate medical students, trainees, physiotherapists, and allied healthcare workers attended talks on tips and tricks and current concepts on pelvic and acetabular fractures and surgical techniques. This year saw learned faculty from the Philippines and Egypt join our UK and India specialist to share their experience.

Hosting the symposium is a continuing coup for the School of Medicine as it is the only such event in Scotland. It has been running successfully in Dundee for the last few years and reaches new heights every year with next year’s event hopefully being held in person in Dundee.

The highlight of the symposium was the interactive nature of the event with Live Polls and discussion with the learned faculty which included the Past President of the Indian Orthopaedic Association (IOA) India, Professor Ramesh Sen, President of the Association of Pelvic and Acetabular Society (AOPAS) India, Dr Rakesh Rajput and experienced faculty from the UK and Egypt. 

Screenshot of photograph showing Teams meeting 

Professor Arpit Jariwala commented:

“Another successful and highly informative symposium which is evolving into a must-attend yearly event for pelvic surgeons from around the world. Immense gratitude to my good friend and fellow MCh (Orth) Dundee Alumnus Professor Abhay Elhence for once again co-organising and chairing the symposium. I’d like to extend my thanks to the superb teaching faculty from Dundee, UK and internationally who freely gave up their valuable time even when working on-call. Huge respect for all the learned faculty. Also, a debt of thanks to Sadiq Nasir for running the day’s events so efficiently despite local, national, and international faculties, multiple video sessions and varying time zones and to Ian Christie and Sheila MacDonald for all their support for the event.

The quality of the topics and speakers was exceptional, and I hope everyone enjoyed the symposium as much as I did. The constantly updating Teams Chat content was informative and the use of several Live Polls throughout the day made delegates feel integral to proceedings, and not just merely viewers. Here’s to next year when we must all try and meet in Dundee and then arrange dinner together to continue the debate and discussions!”

Professor Abhay Elhence added:

“This year’s pelvic-acetabular symposium was an online endeavour involving opinion makers and very experienced brilliant faculty from across the globe including the University of Dundee, Manchester, Bristol, Wrightington, Egypt, Philippines and India. Gratitude goes out to my long-term mentor and friend Professor Arpit Jariwala, who is the soul of the MCh (Orth) programme, which is a fantastic platform not only for Orthopaedics but also to study and evaluate the nuances of motion analysis and prosthetic rehabilitation, with its state-of-the-art Motion & Gait Labs and advanced prosthetic rehabilitation unit, which is not only one of its kind in Scotland but the whole of UK. The symposium was structured to be a case-based discussion on key concepts and was highly interactive also which was much appreciated by both faculty and attendees alike. Hopefully next year F2F interaction would not only create tremendous interest not only amongst prospective MCh (Orth) candidates and the NHS trainees but would reinforce the value of MCh (Orth) Dundee as a flagship course across the globe.”



“The symposium had great faculties imparting an all-round knowledge regarding pelvic-acetabular trauma. Thoroughly enjoyed the session.”

“It is really a great symposium on pelvic injury. I got a lot of information. Hope it will help me in my future practice.”

“Thanks, all faculties for sharing your wisdom. It was a great symposium and I feel privileged to participate.”

“Thanks for the great symposium. Enjoyed it thoroughly. I will surely benefit.”

“Very enlightening.”

“Fascinating exchange of knowledge. Learnt so much and hopefully will be able to practice it.  Thanks a ton, to the faculty.”

“Thanks a lot for conducting this symposium with all the eminent faculties. It feels so privileged to be a part of it. It was a great experience.”

“Great meeting, with interactive discussion covering all the hot topics of pelvic and acetabular fracture management by an experienced group of top faculties from different countries.”



“Thank you for having me, excellent meeting today.”

“Appreciate sharing the wealth of experience from several of the world’s leading surgeons.”

“Great symposium. Many thanks to all the expert speakers.”

“Wonderful talks and nice discussions.”

“It was great to see everyone and looking forward to further collaborations.”

“Awesome course. Thanks, Abhay and Arpit and the whole team for organising. So nice to reconnect with friends.”




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