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BOTA Educational Congress 2019 - Edinburgh

British Orthopaedic Trainee Association

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 at 08:30 - Friday, 29 November 2019 at 17:00 (GMT)

BOTA Educational Congress 2019 - Edinburgh

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Full Congress Ticket (General Admission) 27 Oct 2019 £50.00 £4.49
Pub quiz ONLY (Inc. BBQ) 27 Oct 2019 £15.00 £1.76
Gala dinner ONLY (Inc. welcome drinks, & ceilidh) 27 Oct 2019 £60.00 £5.27
Medical Students ONLY (General Admission) 27 Oct 2019 £10.00 £1.37

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The British Orthopaedic Trainees Association is excited to open bookings for the BOTA Educational Congress 2019.


Free event: Please note that £50 for general admission alone is a deposit and will be returned on registration at the congress for all three days.


BOTA members only event: Please note that we shall be verifying active BOTA membership status on registration.


For BOTA Members

Please complete the booking form to secure your place at Congress. The conference fee to the value of £50 is a deposit and will be refunded once the conference has ended and we have confirmed your attendance for the full 3 days. The pub quiz and dinner are extra and are non-refundable. 

Please note Eventbrite have an admin fee which cannot be refunded.


Educational Sessions

There are several sessions that are only open to specific trainee grades and have a maximum number of delegates. Allocation to these sessions will be on a first-come first-serve basis. For sessions that are over subscribed, a waiting list will be kept and delegates will be informed closer to the time if they are able to attend a specific session.

Sessions Include:

  1. AO Spine: AO Spine practical course - Limited places.
  2. FRCS Vivas & Exam Technique - Come and be grilled on basic science, trauma, paeds and adult path in preparation for the FRCS as well as session on FRCS exam techniques.
  3. Preparing For A Consultant: Workshops covering all aspects of becoming a consultant including job interview preparation.
  4. Junior Workshops: Tips, tricks and the boring bits. Bring your portfolio along.
  5. Medical Student Day: A day of theory and practical for medical students.
  6. Orthopaedic Trauma Society Workshops: Upper limb workshops and case discussion for trauma.
  7. British Society For Surgery Of The Hand: Lecture series covering a number of FRCS hand topics.
  8. B-Braun Workshops: Alignment and navigation in arthroplasty.
  9. RCSEd Workshops: Workshops on medical education and training in orthopaedics.
  10. BOFAS Forefoot Afternoon: Masterclass on elective forefoot.

In order to ensure the smooth running of Congress it will not be possible for delegates to switch sessions once they have completed their registration form.

Please note, if you apply for a session that is not applicable to your trainee grade e.g. ST4 applying for the Consultant workshop and that session is over subscribed, a trainee of suitable grade will be given preference.

BOTA reserves the right to move delegates to different sessions at any point during the Congress


Cancellations & Refunds

If for any reason you decide you are not able to attend then you can apply for a refund up until 27th October 2019. Please email us at as soon as possible if this is the case. Refunds will not be issued after this time and your deposit will not be returned if you do not attend Congress.


Social events (Gala dinner with Ceilidh & Pub quiz)

Delegates and their partners are invited to the black tie dinner at The Royal College of Surgeons. Welcome drinks reception with museum access, 3-course Scottish themed dinner in the beautiful Playfair Hall, wine (half bottle), coffee, and a ceilidh. Secure your place for £60 per person. 

  • Venue: Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
  • Dress code: Black tie with a touch of tartan!

The social programme will also consist of the traditional pub quiz with buffet food (extra £15 non-refundable supplement).

  • Venue: Akva Bar, 129 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QG
  • Dress code: Casual


For Medical Students

We welcome medical students to participate in Congress with specific sessions organised for you. There is an opportunity for any medical student to volunteer to help ensure the smooth running of the Congress with a certificate of participation guaranteed for all who help out. This option will be indicated when you complete your booking form. Medical students are welcome to attend all social events as well.

The rules regarding refunds are the same as above.



We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following sponsors for their support.

Do you have questions about BOTA Educational Congress 2019 - Edinburgh? Contact British Orthopaedic Trainee Association

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Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Nicolson Street
EH8 9DW Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 at 08:30 - Friday, 29 November 2019 at 17:00 (GMT)

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