3rd Annual TORC Meeting

The 3rd Annual Tayside Orthopaedic Research Club (TORC) meeting, organised by Orthopaedic trainees, took place on the 29th November within Ninewells Medical School with Mr Richard Villar (pictured right) invited as the guest speaker.

As a past editor of Bone and Joint Journal and founding editor of Bone & Joint 360, Mr Villar gave a brief overview of Orthopaedic publishing before delivering a fascinating talk on experiences as a surgeon with the UK’s Disaster Emergency Response Team incorporating his recent trip to the Phillipines.

There were also 10 podium presentations from medical students, junior doctors and orthopaedic registrars. Prizes were awarded as follows:

  • 1st Prize - Robert Lawton - “Are survivorship and function correlated in young hip arthroplasty patients?”
  • 2nd Prize - Sarah Gill - “The Deanery Effect: Analysing the Publishing Behaviour of Orthopaedic Specialty Trainees Across the Four Scottish Deaneries”
  • 3rd Prize - Stephen Dalgleish - “Periacetabular osteotomies – Not all they’re cracked out to be!”.
  • TORC Best Student Award - Iain Hyndman - “Kinematic analysis of shoulder mobility in activities of daily living following Copeland® resurfacing hemi-arthroplasty”.

photo of winning presentation

The meeting was well attended by NHS Tayside Consultants and members of staff from University of Dundee, including MChOrth and BMSc students, based at the TORT Centre and it is hoped that the yearly meeting will help consolidate links between both sites for future projects.