Dr Kevin Bozic
GT du Toit Lecture

Demystifying Value Based Heath Care: What it is and why it matters

Prof Nando Ferreira
FP Fouche Lecture

Professor & Head Clinical Unit: Tumour, Sepsis and Reconstruction

Prof Jacques du Toit
JJ Craig Lecture

Head: Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Executive Head: Surgical Sciences

Dr Kevin Bozic

GT du Toit Lecture

Kevin Bozic, MD, MBA, FAOA, FAAOS, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in UT Health Austin’s Musculoskeletal Institute. He specializes in pain and inflammation of the hip and knee and has over 15 years of experience as an adult reconstructive surgeon, focusing on simple and complex primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty. Additionally, Dr. Bozic is a professor and serves as the Chair of the Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care.

Dr. Bozic earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Duke University and his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, where he completed the doctor of medicine thesis program. He also earned a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School, a fellowship in orthopedic traumatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a second fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at Rush University.

Dr. Bozic has extensive research and policy experience in the growing field of value-based health care, focused on implementation and evaluation of value-based payment and delivery models. He is nationally recognized and has been actively involved in numerous regional and national health policy initiatives, including First Vice President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Chair of the American Joint Replacement Registry Steering Committee, the Clinical Consult for the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation Performance Measurement Group. He is also the co-founder and former Chair of the California Joint Replacement Registry, past Chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Council on Research and Quality, and a former member of the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality Effective Health Care Stakeholder Group

Prof Nando Ferreira
FP Fouche Lecture

Professor Nando Ferreira earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Stellenbosch University, majoring in human physiology and genetics, and later completed his medical degree at the same institution in 2002. Continuing his academic journey, he began formal orthopaedic training at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN) in Pietermaritzburg in 2006.

Seeking to enhance his expertise, Professor Ferreira undertook additional training in Ilizarov circular external fixator techniques during a visit to Russia in 2011. This experience significantly expanded his skill set, particularly in the field of orthopaedic limb reconstruction surgery.

In 2015, he was awarded his doctorate for his dissertation titled ‘The outcome of tibial non-union treatment using a revised definition, classification system, and management strategy.’ Joining Stellenbosch University in March 2016, Professor Ferreira assumed leadership of the Tumour, Sepsis, and Reconstruction unit at the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery. His contributions were further recognized with a full professorship from Stellenbosch University in 2020.

Professor Ferreira’s research interests primarily focus on musculoskeletal infections and post-traumatic limb reconstruction, areas in which he has completed both master’s and doctoral theses. He boasts a publication record, with over 100 peer-reviewed articles, 20 conference proceedings, five technical reports, and eight book chapters.

As an educator, Professor Ferreira plays a pivotal role in teaching limb reconstruction principles and serves as the director of the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction fellowship at Stellenbosch University. Over the past eight years, he has trained surgeons from across the globe in limb salvage and reconstruction techniques, solidifying his reputation as an authority in the field. His expertise has been sought after, with over 50 invitations to deliver keynote and invited lectures at national and international meetings.

Furthermore, Professor Ferreira’s dedication to advancing orthopaedic surgery is evident in his role as a founding member of the South African Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society, where he served as president from 2016 to 2023. Through his leadership and contributions, he continues to shape the landscape of limb reconstruction.

www.limbreconstruction.co.za

Stellenbosch Orthopaedics (http://www.sunorthopaedics.com)

Prof J Du Toit
JJ Craig Lecture

Academic qualifications:

  • MBChB (Stellenbosch University)-1995
  • FCS(Orth)SA-2005
  • Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (Stellenbosch University)-2016
  • PhD (Stellenbosch University)-2020

Current positions:

  • Associate Professor and Head of Division: Orthopaedic Surgery-University of Stellenbosch Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and Tygerberg Academic Hospital-2013
  • Paediatric Orthopaedic Specialist: Lady Michaelis Paediatric Orthopaedic Unit, Tygerberg Academic Hospital and Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University-2009
  • President: College of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) Orthopaedic Council-2020
  • Executive Committee member: South African Orthopaedic Association (SAOA)
  • 2016-current
  • Portfolios: SAOA Fellowships/ Registrar Affairs and Congress/ CMSA & Educational Standards/ Bone and Joint Journal Editorial Board/ SAOA Registry
  • Chairman of governing board: Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University-2016
  • Editorial Board member: Bone & Joint Journal-United Kingdom-2016
  • Editorial Board Member: South African Orthopaedic Journal-2020

Research:

  • Research Related Degrees
  • Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology: Long term effects of orthopaedics interventions on gait in adults with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy
  • PhD: Ageing with Cerebral Palsy after being treated with Orthopaedic Interval Surgery Approach during childhood
  • Publications:
  • International: 11
  • National: 6
  • Scholarly Presentations at Congresses and Educational Courses: > 75
  • Supervision:
  • PHDs: 3
  • MSC: 3
  • MMed dissertations: 15

Outreach:

  • Clinical Director: STEPS Charity for the enhancement of clubfoot care throughout Southern Africa

Prof Basil Vrettos
South African Orthopaedic Association

Dr Kevin Bozic
American Academy of Othopaedic Surgeons

Dr Alexander Ghanayem
American Orthopaedic Association

Dr Michael Johnson
Australian Orthopaedic Association

Dr Pierre Guy
Canadian Orthopaedic Association

Dr Simon Hadlow
New Zealand Orthopaedic Association

Dr Simon Hodkinson
British Orthopaedic Association

Prof Basil Vrettos
South African Orthopaedic Association

Professor Basil Vrettos is a specialist Shoulder and Elbow Orthopaedic surgeon practicing at Life Orthopaedic Hospital (Vincent Pallotti) and Constantiaberg Mediclinic. He is an honorary Consultant to the Shoulder and Elbow Clinic at the Princess Alice Unit at Groote Schuur Hospital. He is involved in teaching and training of Registrars and is part of the UCT rotation for the training of fellows in shoulder and elbow surgery. He has regularly hosted local and international visiting orthopaedic surgeons. He is involved in teaching in other countries in Africa and travels regularly to Zimbabwe to teach and work.

He has published numerous articles in local and international orthopaedic journals and presents at local and international courses and congresses. He has been an invited speaker at numerous international congresses, most notably as the Presidential Guest Speaker at the British Elbow and Shoulder Meeting in Dublin in 2016.

He has been the regional editor for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (America) and on the editorial board of the British Shoulder and Elbow Journal. He has been a reviewer for these journals as well as for the British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

He is an executive committee member of the South African Orthopaedic Society and a past President of the South African Shoulder and Elbow Society. He was the Scientific Chairman for the 8th International Congress of Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow held in Cape Town in 2001 and has been a member of the scientific committee of these 3 yearly congresses since then. He was a full member of the International Board of Shoulder and Elbow surgery from 2008 to 2016. He is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society, the Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia, the Zimbabwe Orthopaedic Association, the Surgical Society of Zimbabwe and the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa.

He obtained his undergraduate degree in Zimbabwe, his general surgical degree in the UK and his postgraduate orthopaedic degree at the University of Cape Town. He undertook a fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery in 1997 under Professor Angus Wallace and Mr. Lars Neumann at the University Hospitals in Nottingham, UK. He has extensive experience in treating shoulder and elbow conditions and particular experience in complex, neglected shoulder and elbow conditions.

He has received numerous awards including the GT du Toit Registrar’s Prize at the SAOA congress in 1991, the President’s Medal at the SAOA Congress in 1994, the American, British and Canadian Travelling Fellowship in 1998, the SAOA Literary Award in 2010, Winner of the South African Shoulder and Elbow Society grants in 2013 and 2014.

He enjoys vegetable gardening, is keen on birding and wildlife, regularly plays tennis and cycles

Dr Kevin Bozic

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Kevin Bozic, MD, MBA, FAOA, FAAOS, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in UT Health Austin’s Musculoskeletal Institute. He specializes in pain and inflammation of the hip and knee and has over 15 years of experience as an adult reconstructive surgeon, focusing on simple and complex primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty. Additionally, Dr. Bozic is a professor and serves as the Chair of the Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care.

Dr. Bozic earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Duke University and his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, where he completed the doctor of medicine thesis program. He also earned a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School, a fellowship in orthopedic traumatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a second fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at Rush University.

Dr. Bozic has extensive research and policy experience in the growing field of value-based health care, focused on implementation and evaluation of value-based payment and delivery models. He is nationally recognized and has been actively involved in numerous regional and national health policy initiatives, including First Vice President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Chair of the American Joint Replacement Registry Steering Committee, the Clinical Consult for the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation Performance Measurement Group. He is also the co-founder and former Chair of the California Joint Replacement Registry, past Chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Council on Research and Quality, and a former member of the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality Effective Health Care Stakeholder Group

Dr Alexander Ghanayem
American Orthopaedic Association

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery – Orthopedic Surgery

Northwestern University
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Orthopedic Surgery)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (Spine Surgery)
Clinical Expertise
  • anterior cervical spine fusion
  • anterior cervical spine surgery
  • anterior lumbar spine surgery
  • cervical radiculopathy
  • cervical spinal stenosis
  • cervical spine fusion
  • cervical spine surgery
  • lumbar spinal stenosis
  • lumbar spine surgery
  • spinal stenosis surgery
  • spine surgery

Mr Michael Johnson
Australian Orthopaedic
Association

He has been involved in the Spine Society of Australia, Australian Orthopaedic Association  and Royal Australian college of Surgeons, as well as a member and adviser on a number of Federal Government and semi-government committees and panels,

Mr Johnson is also the present Chair and Principle investigator of the Australian Spine Registry.

Mr Johnson obtained his fellowship of the Australasian College of Surgeons in Orthopaedic Surgery n 1986, marking the beginning of his illustrious career. Between 1986 and 1989, Mr Johnson pursued further training in spinal surgery at prestigious institutions, including Great Ormond Hospital for Sick Children and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London, UK. To expand his expertise, he also completed additional fellowships in Germany and the United Sates, further solidifying his knowledge and skills in the field.

After returning to Melbourne in 1989, Mr Johnson dedicated his practice exclusively to the specialized field of spinal surgery, particularly the treatment of deformity and degenerative conditions of the thoracic and lumbar spine.

Dr Pierre Guy
Canadian Orthopaedic
Association

Dr. Pierre Guy is Professor and clinician-scientist at UBC Department of Orthopaedics, where he heads the Division of Orthopedic Trauma. He is also the President of the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation. His medical training and residency were completed at McGill University, followed by orthopaedic trauma fellowships in Hannover and Berlin, Germany and at UBC. Dr. Guy also holds a Master’s degree (MBA) from the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University. He is a practicing Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon at BC’s level 1 Trauma Centre, Vancouver General Hospital. He is a founding member of the Canadian Orthopedic Trauma Society and an active member of the Canadian Orthopedic Association and the Orthopedic Trauma Association.

Dr. Guy’s research is focused on hip, pelvis and acetabulum fracture prevention, treatment and post injury function. He collaborates with Mechanical, Electrical and Materials Engineers to evaluate the mechanism of fractures and imaging using novel techniques. He pursues clinical research trials and health services research, and collaborates with Government to realise Quality Improvement projects. He respectively co-leads the BC Hip Fracture Redesign project and the Canadian Hip Fracture Collaborative. His interdisciplinary team includes graduate students, clinical-residents, engineering trainees, epidemiologists, and biostatisticians.

Dr Simon Hadlow
New Zealand Orthopaedic
Association

In 1995 Simon commenced work as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Taranaki Base Hospital in New Plymouth. He also started working in Private Practice in 1995. In addition to his interests in spinal problems and children’s orthopaedics, he undertakes general orthopaedic surgery, which includes hip and knee joint replacement, knee injury and ligament reconstruction, a wide range of shoulder surgery, common elbow and hand disorders, and foot/ankle deformities. 20+ years experience in Hip & Knee Replace­ment • Shoulder • Knee & Ankle • Sports Surgery • Common Shoulder, Hand & Foot Conditions • ACC Surgery • Computer Navigation Surgery.

Qualified and registered Medical Practitioner.   Graduated from the University of Auckland BHB 1983, MB ChB 1986, Diploma of Obstetrics 1988, ECFMG1988. Paediatric Orthopaedics. Six months Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children, Portland, Oregon, USA. June – December 1993. Spine & Research Fellowship. Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia.  January 1994 – January 1995.

Dr Simon Hodkinson
British Orthopaedic
Association

Simon trained in London at St Bartholomew’s Hospital from 1977-82

He was a Royal Naval cadet as a medical student so after house jobs in London and the Navy he spent the next two and a half years on General Duties in the Royal Navy.

After a crash course in all sorts of medical disasters he might face at sea, he went to the Falklands and Antarctica for the best part of a year before spending the second year in general practice in a Naval base.

Simon started his surgical training with in the Navy in 1986 and in 1990 joined the fledgling HEMS project at the London as one of the original three Drs flying on the helicopter.

His higher training took him out of the Navy to Edinburgh and Leeds before being appointed a Consultant in the Navy in 1995.

Deployments to Cyprus, Bosnia and the Gulf intermingled with his early career and he then left the Navy in 1999 to join the NHS in Portsmouth.

In the NHS he developed his fledgling interest in foot and ankle surgery, which rapidly became him chosen speciality as the department expanded.

After a period as clinical director in Portsmouth his interest in education started as the RCS Tutor and progressed to being the Training Programme Director for T&O in Wessex for 8 years and membership of the SAC for 5 years.

Simon and his wife remain on the South Coast and their children have fled the nest, one into the profession the other to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Andrew Porteous

UK

Lead Knee Surgeon for North Bristol NHS Trust
Mr Andrew Porteous is the Lead Knee Surgeon for North Bristol NHS Trust. His practice is devoted exclusively to knee surgery and covers the Acute Knee Injury service and cartilage and ligament surgery for sportmen/women as well as treatments for early and advanced knee arthritis. These include osteotomy, partial knee replacement and total knee replacement.
A large proportion of his practice is complex referrals from other consultants, particularly for Revision knee
replacements, for which he is recognised as a leading expert in the UK and Europe.
He is on the Executive of the British Assoc for Surgery of the Knee, and is a member the BOA, ESSKA, EKA, ICRS, and ISAKOS. He is active in research and teaches and publishes regularly on a range of knee subjects.epair, the endoscopic Achilles tendon re-attachment or the tendoscopic fibular groove deepening.

Dr Jordi Vega

Spain

Associated profesor in the University of Barcelona, and surgeon in the Foot and Ankle Unit of the iMove Sports, Barcelona, and Olympia, Madrid, Spain. President of MIFAS (Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Society) Vice-chair of the ESSKA-AFAS (Foot and Ankle group of ESSKA).
Teaching committee of the Spanish Association of Arthroscopy, and Spanish Foot and Ankle Society.
Member of Ankle Instability group.
Past-chairman of the Research committee of the European Foot and Ankle Society (EFAS).
Dr. Vega is a renowned orthopaedic surgeon specialized in Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine. He has more than 20 years of experience and extensive training in different fields of the specialty. He has trained in internationally prestigious centers and universities in Belgium, France and the United States, highlighting the Southern California Orthopedic Institute in California, and Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.
Dr Vega has participated in more than 20 book chapters and has published more than 100 papers about
arthroscopy in the foot and ankle. Dr Vega has described new anatomical concepts as the fibulotalocalcaneal
ligament complex, new ankle pathological concepts as the ankle microinstability, or the rotational ankle
instability, and has evolved new arthroscopic techniques as the arthroscopic all-inside ankle ligaments repair,
the endoscopic Achilles tendon re-attachment or the tendoscopic fibular groove deepening.

Prof Hemant Sharma

UK

He is a professor in trauma and Orthopaedics at Hull York medical school, University of Hull. He is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Hull University teaching hospitals, where he leads a tertiary unit in Limb reconstruction and bone infections.
He had his initial training in India and further training in Newcastle and the Yorkshire region. He did his limb reconstruction fellowship at Belfast.
He is a keen researcher and is working on developing PROMS for limb reconstruction.
Apart from other studies, he is CI of multiple trials including multi-centre (and International) ACTIVE trial on Pilon fractures. He is a recipient of total research grants worth over £4.3 million.
Professor Sharma is published widely in peer review journals and multiple book chapters.
He is an invited speaker travelling extensively within the UK and internationally, delivering lectures and teaching at various courses, national meetings, and world congresses. He runs the internationally renowned Hull deformity Planning Course at Hull.
Professor Sharma strongly believes in “Free / affordable education for all”. He is working with multiple international agencies, developing orthopaedic training program, running courses and teaching in LMIC countries.
His wider duties include; Past President for British Limb reconstruction society (BLRS), ex Chair of Limb reconstruction committee of SICOT (International Society of Orthopaedic surgery and Traumatology), Europe director of WAIOT and member of infection committee SICOT.
He likes travelling, reading, and playing Tennis and Cricket (if he can).

Wolfram Steens

Germany

Dr. Steens is focused on special endoprosthetic primary and revision surgery of the hip and knee joint. About 650 procedures of varying degrees of difficulty each year include special reconstructive procedures as well as arthroscopic surgical procedures on the hip and knee. Patients from all over Germany as well as patients from the United States, Canada and various other non-European countries also trust Dr. Steens’ expertise. He is one of only a few certified cartilage specialists in Germany specialized on degenerative cartilage defecs as well as cartilage defects caused by sports injuries to the hip and knee joint which he treats according to international standards and surgical techniques. Currently Dr. Steens is one of only a few surgeons in Germany who performs single stage cartilage regenerative surgery on acetabular defects arthroscopically.

John Sperling

USA

John W. Sperling MD, MBA is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Sperling completed his residency at Mayo Clinic and a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery. His primary clinical and research interest is primary and revision shoulder
arthroplasty.

Dr Jeff Hughes

Australia

Dr Jeff Hughes graduated from the University of Sydney 1981 MB BS , Fellow Australian College of Surgeons 1991 , Shoulder Fellowships / training in Sydney, Australia, Queens Medical Centre UK, AO Fellowship Graz, Austria and Mayo Clinic, USA.
He is the past President of the Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia.
He was a Shoulder and Elbow consultant at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney Australia (1991-2008), as well as a Shoulder/Elbow Consultant at North Shore Private 1991-2024. He is a Co-designer Nexel Total Elbow Arthroplasty. He is currently practicing shoulder arthroplasty/shoulder reconstruction tendon transfers/elbow arthroplasty/elbow instability and reconstruction/ elbow arthroscopy/elbow trauma.

Dr Miki Dalmau-Pastor

Spain

Dr. Miki Dalmau-Pastor is a Spanish anatomist working as Senior Lecturer at the University of Barcelona, Spain.
His dissection techniques and high-quality images are well-known and can be seen in any of its more than 70 PubMed indexed publications.
His educational background includes the degrees of Physiotherapy and Podiatry and a Master Degree in Foot Surgery, before specializing in Anatomy and completing his PhD Thesis entitled Clinical and Surgical Anatomy of the Foot and Ankle.
Dr. Dalmau’s main interest resides in musculoskeletal anatomy, specifically in the lower limb and foot and ankle, where he has made important contributions related to the arthroscopic anatomy of the ankle joint, to the clinical anatomy of the ankle ligaments and its implications on ankle instability and microinstability, and several studies related to the safety of arthroscopic and minimally invasive procedures.
Besides his work at the University of Barcelona, he serves as Board Member in MIFAS by GRECMIP (Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Society – Groupe de Recherche et d’Etude en Chirurgie Mini-Invasive du Pied).

Dr Jorge Orbay

USA

He received his training and residency at Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopedic Institute of New York and completed his fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital.

As a dedicated innovator in his field he has improved hand and upper extremity care through numerous innovations and has developed implant systems and techniques that continue to improve patient quality of life. He is world renowned for these and has proudly served patients for over thirty years.

Dr. Orbay enjoys being an associate clinical professor for the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University. He works with medical students as they rotate through Orthopedics and learn about the hand and upper extremity.

Dr Al Burns

Australia

Dr Alexander Burns is an Australian trained orthopaedic surgeon who completed a Fellowship in revision hip and knee replacement in Canada.  He has worked in both the public and private hospital systems in Canberra since 2005, specialising in hip and knee replacement and hip arthroscopy.  He is the current President of the Hip Joint Preservation Society of Australia, is on the executive of the Arthroplasty Society of Australia, and is an examiner on the Orthopaedic Court of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Dr Alexander Burns is trained in complex primary and revision surgery of the hip and knee. He completed an overseas Fellowship at the London Health Sciences Centre in Ontario Canada, an institution internationally respected for joint replacement surgery.

He is the President of the Hip Joint Preservation Society and is the vice president of the Arthroplasty Society of Australia, the peak body in joint replacement surgery. He is also an examiner for the Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons

He is a subspecialist in hip arthroscopy.

Dr Burns also contributes to the public hospital system in the ACT, with both elective surgery and as part of the on call trauma roster. Dr Burns operates privately at the Calvary John James Hospital and the Canberra Private Hospital, both in Deakin.  He sees patients in his public clinic at the Canberra Hospital, and operates at both Canberra Hospital and Calvary Public Hospital.

He is involved in education and training of registrars and also is a regular presenter at various peer conferences such as the Continuing Orthopaedic Education meetings of the Australian Orthopaedic Association

Mr Niloy Roy

Australia

My first four years of general orthopaedic training included 1 1/2 years of upper limb experience. The final two years of my specialist training were mostly dedicated to upper limb surgery and following CCST, I trained as Upper Limb fellow at Wrightington hospital.

From January 2004, after CCST, I worked as an Upper Limb Fellow at Wrightington for 1 year.  Other than being home of Sir John Charnley, it has an upper limb unit of international reputation under the guidance of Professor John Stanley (now retired). It is a tertiary referral centre and cases are referred from most regions of UK.  The unit won the Surgical Team of the Year (Hospital Doctors) award in 2004.

During my fellowship I gained vast experience in rheumatoid upper limb problems, post traumatic reconstructive procedure and arthroscopic shoulder, elbow and wrist surgery. Under supervision I have performed upper limb arthroplasty and reconstructive procedures. I have become more skilled in the treatment of advanced wrist reconstruction and, whilst supervised throughout this time period developed a specialist interest in the complex hand, wrist and shoulder problems.

Following my training, I have been appointed as Consultant with special interest in upper limb surgery. In this job I have developed special interest in complex shoulder, elbow and wrist fractures, hand trauma and wrist instability and receive regular referrals from Scarborough to Scunthorpe. I have performed on regular basis internal fixation or replacement surgery for complex shoulder and elbow fractures and complex reconstruction of comminuted wrist fracture.

The cumulative upper limb experience that I have gained has enabled me to feel confident in the management of common upper limb conditions and have developed an interest in the reconstruction of complex wrist pathology, rheumatoid surgery, arthroscopic upper limb and replacement surgery.

Prof Marilize Burger

Research Session

Associate Professor & Head of Orthopaedic Research – Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stellenbosch University

Marilize Burger started her career in the basic sciences with a BSc, B(Med)Sc and M(Med)Sc at Stellenbosch University, after which she pursued a PhD and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Cape Town. The focus of her PhD and post-doc work was the genetic risk factors of orthopaedic injuries, which triggered her interest in Orthopaedic surgery.

In 2017, Prof Burger then joined the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery as a research consultant and methodologist with a primary focus of providing research, including methodological and statistical, support and supervision for all research projects in the environment. Marilize has published more than 45 peer-reviewed articles,  but she also has a keen interest in research ethics,  and is presently the Chairperson for the Health Research Ethics Committee 1 of Stellenbosch University. In the greater South African context, Marilize is extremely passionate about how the combination of skills offered by basic scientists and clinical professionals can be utilised to enable high quality, robust and clinically important research that can improve the lives of all South Africans

Amy Wolfe

Leadership session

https://www.linkedin.com/in/amy-wolfe/

Amy Wolfe is a scientist by trade who started her career as a sales representative in the South African pharmaceutical industry. She then spent 12 years as a middle manager in the medical device industry building, delivering and evaluation CPD programmes for specialist healthcare professionals.

While Amy looked incredibly successful on paper, she struggled to collaborate with others, lead her team and grow into the leader her organisation required her to be. It was at this point where she entered a leadership coaching collaboration and personally experienced how a coach can support dramatic improvements in leadership style, quality of relationships and performance in a high demand environment. This journey also had a positive impact on her personal life.

Today Amy leads Small is Mighty (Pty) Ltd, a South African company offering facilitation and leadership coaching for middle managers. Her one-on-one coaching programme offers high performing healthcare, scientific, technical, and engineering middle managers a place to explore how to build stronger relationships, engage in productive conflict and thrive both personally and professionally.

Amy has a BSc, BSc (Hon) and MSc and is a proud graduate of the Integral Practitioner Coaching Programme (IPCP) from The Coaching Centre. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and abides by the ICF Code of Ethics