46th Percivall Pott Annual Scientific Meeting


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Annual Scientific Meeting

The 46th Annual Scientific Meeting of The Percivall Pott Club will be held on Friday 9th November 2018 at the Pewterers’ Hall, Oat Lane, London. We are honored to welcome speakers this year who are leaders in their fields from the UK and abroad.

The meeting is open to trauma and orthopaedic consultants, fellows, specialist registrars and interested medical students. For consultants, the meeting is CPD accredited by the British Orthopaedic Association. The invited lectures will cover a range of interesting subjects in clinical and academic orthopaedic surgery and innovation. Trainees will present scientific research articles at the meeting and the best presentation will be awarded the Charles Manning Prize. This will be put forward for the BOA Best of the Best Competition. The John Fixsen Prize for Best Scientific Paper or Poster, inaugural Percivall Pott Travelling Fellowship Awards and Stephen Copeland Prize for Registrar of the Year will also be awarded. The provisional programme is available here. Registration for the meeting is free of charge to delegates thanks to the generous support from our industry sponsors.

The dinner at the Great Hall is open to all consultants and trainees from the Percivall Pott Rotation and affiliated centres. We especially welcome guests to bring their spouses and partners.

Directions can be found here.


0830 – 0900 Registration
0900 – 1045 Session One
Welcome Address
Distal Humeral Fractures by Mr Livio DiMascio
Complex Primary Hip Arthroplasty / Training Opportunities by Prof Malhotra
Registrar Presentations
1045 – 1115 Coffee Break / Workshops
1115 – 1230 Session Two
Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging by Mr Manoj Ramachandran
Infection by Dr Hany Bedair
1230 – 1400 Lunch / Poster Presentations / Workshops
1400 – 1540 Session Three
Registrar Presentations
Trauma by Professor William Ricci
Talk by Professor Masson
1540 – 1610 Coffee Break
1610 – 1655 Session Four
Hugh Phillips Memorial – Lord Bilimoria
Presidential address
1715 – 1730 Closing Word by Mr Pramod Achan
1730 – 1800 AGM

Post-Meeting Drinks at TBC

Annual Dinner at 19:00 (The Great Hall, St Bartholomew’s Hospital)

After party at 22:30 – TBC


The 46th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Percivall Pott Club is honoured to have the support of a world-class faculty of invited speakers from the UK and abroad. We are extremely grateful for their generosity and efforts in taking time to travel and speak at our meeting.

Professor William Ricci









Chief, Orthopaedic Trauma Service
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at HSS and Weill Cornell Medical College

Professor Ricci is an internationally-renowned surgeon specializing in the field of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery.


Dr Robert Masson









Founder, Masson Institute
Director, Orlando Health Central Hospital, JCAHO

Dr. Masson is an internationally-recognised neurosurgeon specialising in complex spinal disorders and sports spine medicine. He is

amongst the most experienced artificial cervical spine surgeons in North America.

Mr Livio Di Mascio










Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
Lead in Upper Limb Orthopaedic Services
Trainer of the Year – 2017

Mr. Di Mascio has a particular interest in complex shoulder arthroplasty, arthroscopic shoulder reconstruction, sports injuries, traumatic and degenerative disorders of the wrist and hand, and motion preservation in degenerative disease.

Professor Rajesh Malhotra









Head of Department, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

Professor Malhotra is the head of the department of revision arthroplasty at the renowned AIIMS institution. He specialises in

complex revision surgery and has been the first surgeon in India on a number of procedures. He is the director of the only functional cadaveric bone bank in India.

Dr Hany Bedair









Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Medical Director, Kaplan Joint Center, NWH

Dr. Bedair is a fellowship-trained hip and knee replacement Orthopaedic Surgeon. He has won awards for his work in diagnosing prosthetic joint infection.

Mr Manoj Ramachandran










Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon
Honorary Reader at Barts Health
Co-founder of Viz.Ai

Mr Ramachandran is a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, author of 18 books and the co-founder of Viz.ai, an artificial intelligence/deep learning tier one venture-funded startup in healthcare imaging. Viz.ai was one of the first AI companies to gain FDA approval in this fast-growing space.

Lord Karan Bilimoria, CBE, DL










Founder and Chairman of Cobra Beer
Crossbench peer in the House of Lords
Chancellor of the University of Birmingham

Lord Bilimoria is the co-founder of Cobra Beer. In 2006 he was appointed an Independent Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords and was made Baron Bilimoria of Chelsea. In Parliament, Lord Bilimoria is active in a wide range of matters including commerce, entrepreneurship, education, diplomacy, minorities’ contributions, and academia.


Pewterers’ Hall (Scientific Meeting Day)

The Worshipful Company of Pewterers is one of the older Livery Companies in the City of London,  number 16 in the order of civic precedence among over a hundred companies. The earliest documented reference to it is in the records of the Corporation dated 1348 when the “goodfolk, makers of vessels of pewter” came before the Mayor and Aldermen asking for approval of the Articles which they had drawn up for the regulation of the trade.

Ideally situated in the heart of the City, Pewterers’ Hall is located between London Wall and Gresham Street. The Livery Hall is adjacent to a tranquil garden. It also boasts beautiful 17th century panelling, Georgian chandeliers and fascinating artefacts of pewter throughout.

The Great Hall (Annual Percivall Pott Club Dinner)

Great Hall 1St. Bartholomew’s Hospital has led the provision of healthcare in London for almost 900 years. It was founded in 1123 by the monk Rahere to give free medical care to the poor of the City of London. The Great Hall is established as a site of British heritage. Designed by James Gibbs in the early 18th century, it has been referred to as the ‘grandest room of its period in London’. The hall is approached via the spectacular Grand Staircase, The Hogarth Stair, the walls of which are decorated by magnificent canvases entitled The Pool of Bethesda and The Good Samaritan, painted by William Hogarth (1697-1764). The former depicts the sick gathering to be cured by Jesus and the latter, the biblical story of the Samaritan pouring oil and wine into the wound of an injured man, a common practice until the late 16th Century.

Hogarth, born in Bartholemew Close, was said to be incensed on discovering that an artist from the continent, the Venetian, Jacopo Amigoni, was initially approached to provide the artwork for the staircase. In response, he is believed to have painted the canvases free of charge!

GH2Many of the characters portrayed are believed to be an accurate representation of patients treated in the hospital with recognizable conditions. The man unable to reach the healing waters of Jerusalem’s Pool of Bethesda due to a chronic leg ulcer, the man unable to walk in the gospel according to St John who is healed by Jesus, the man with arthritic and sore hands from gout, the elderly man with tuberculous arthritis of the knee, the depressed man with jaundice, the lady with psoriatic joints, a woman with breast cancer, a mother holding a child with rickets with a pronounced forehead, curved spine and inflamed joints, are all depicted in vivid form amongst others. John Freke, a surgeon at Barts, who trained Edward Nourse, Sir Percivall Pott’s mentor, is said to have provided the patient models for Hogarth, explaining the fidelity of this imagery.

GH1The ceiling of the Great Hall, decorated in gold leaf, is the only known example in England of the work of the French craftsman Jean Baptiste St Michele. His invoice, for £160 – dated 1734, is preserved in the hospital’s archives. Above the three marble fireplaces are portraits of St Bartholemew, Henry VIII and Edward VII. Henry VIII, in particular, strikes a dominant pose, with hands on hips, glaring down at all who enter including the medical students undertaking their final examinations! Other works include the portraits of Percivall Pott by Sir Joshua Reynolds and James Paget by Sir John Millais.

From the 1700′s, the Great Hall has hosted several meetings and banquets, entertaining the great and the good of the City and beyond. Surviving both the Great Fire of London and the Blitz, we are delighted this spectacular venue has provided the backdrop for the Percivall Pott Club’s Annual Dinner since 1973.

 “…the grandest room of its period in London”.


Getting to the Pewterers’ Hall

Address: Oat Lane, London, EC2V 7DE

The Great Hall lies within the grounds of St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

Address: West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE

The Charles Manning Prize

Best Presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting

The Pott Club Committee invite you to submit abstracts of any original research / audit related to trauma and orthopaedic surgery. Please provide 500 words under the following headings: Title, Authors, Institution, Introduction, Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusion.

A panel consisting of invited speakers and consultants from our rotation will select the best scientific presentation at the annual scientific meeting. Criteria will include scientific content, slide quality and presentation skills.

Scientific Content

Clear explanation of objectives / hypothesis, methodology, analysis and results. Coherent discussion with evaluation of limitations and relevant applications.

Presentation Content

Quality of Slide deck. Clear content and attractive slides aligned with presentation. Utilisation of visual aids and graphics to engage audience.

Presentation Skills

Demonstrates good principles of public presentation. Communicates scientific message clearly and coherently. Ability to contend with questions from audience

Our current president will present the award and the winner will also be recommended to present at the British Orthopaedic Association Best of The Best Competition at their Annual Congress.

Submission guidelines

  • Abstracts to be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc) format
  • Arial size 10 font
  • Blinded (excluding names of authors and institutions) and unblinded copy to be included in single document
  • 500 word limit – including headings – do not include references
  • The presenting author must be a Percivall Pott Club Member and is expected to register for the meeting in order to be able to present.
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 5pm 1st November 2018

Please email abstracts to pottclub@gmail.com.

The John Fixsen Prize

Best Paper / Poster Publication

The Pott Club Committee invite you to submit original scientific articles or posters related to trauma and orthopaedic surgery for the John Fixsen Prize.

A panel consisting of invited speakers and consultants from our rotation will select the best paper or poster at the annual scientific meeting. Criteria will include scientific content, critical appraisal and the quality of the paper or poster. The award will be presented to the winner at the Annual Dinner.

Submission guidelines

  • Scientific paper or poster to be submitted in PDF format (.pdf)
  • Submission Deadline: 2nd November 2018

Please email pdf documents to pottclub@gmail.com 

The Percivall Pott Travel Awards

The Pott Club Committee invite you to submit applications for the inaugural Percivall Pott Travel Awards. Applications for both post-FRCS fellowships and visiting observerships will be judged by the Program Director and Senior Pott Faculty. Criteria will be based on evidence of firm plans made to visit a specific specialist and unit alongside the quality of the application form.

Submission guidelines

  • Application forms to be submitted in Microsoft Word format (.doc)
  • Please keep to the 500 word limit
  • Do not change the format of the application form or modify the questions
  • Each application must specify a sponsoring consultant and Pott trainer
  • Submission Deadline: 5pm 2nd November 2018

Please email pdf documents to pottclub@gmail.com 

The Stephen Copeland Prize

Percivall Pott Rotation Registrar of the Year

The Pott Club Committee invite you to submit applications for the inaugural Stephen Copeland Prize.

The Program Director and Senior Pott Faculty will select a trainee who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in one or more areas of personal development, academia, innovation, leadership & clinical and non-clinical endeavours.

Submission guidelines

  • Application forms to be submitted in Microsoft Word format (.doc)
  • Please keep to the 500 word limit
  • Do not change the format of the application form or modify the questions
  • Submission Deadline: 5pm 2nd November 2018

Please email pdf documents to pottclub@gmail.com 


The Percivall Pott Annual Scientific Meeting was set up by Orthopaedic Registrars from the Pott Rotation and is now in it’s fourth decade.  Organised and led by the trainees themselves, it allows research from within the rotation to be presented and also hosts international and national speakers to present on important topics and changes to the profession. In recent times, we have been honoured to host a number of eminent surgeons in our specialty, including Professor Reinhold Ganz, Professor Freddie Fu, Professor Pierre Lascombes, Professor Adam Watts, Dr Javad Parvizi and Dr Peter Millett.

As well as being an important academic date in the rotation’s calendar, the day itself provides an opportunity for trainees and consultants from different hospitals to meet, and also to introduce new members of the rotation.

Previous Percivall Pott Annual Scientific Meetings

Pott Club Committee 2017/2018:

Percivall Pott Club Secretary:

Percivall Pott Club Treasurer:

Percivall Pott Club Event Sponsorship Manager:

Percivall Pott Club BOTA Linkman:

Percivall Pott Club Membership Liaison:

Percivall Pott Club Secretary 2016/2017:

Percivall Pott Club Programme Director: