Musculoskeletal care in cerebral palsy: Present and future

Date: 10/07/2019
Location: The Royal Society of Medicine, London

Available spaces: 10

Musculoskeletal care in cerebral palsy: Present and future


Convenors: Miss Sally Tennant and Mr Tahir Khan, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

Organised jointly with RNOH.

CPD: 5 credits (applied for)

The first London CP meeting aims to start an active discussion forum amongst clinicians interested in the musculo-skeletal care of patients with cerebral palsy (CP). This is firmly rooted in a multidisciplinary approach involving paediatricians, orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists and allied specialists in order to improve and standardise the care of CP patients. Specific topics discussed will be the transition of patients from paediatric to adult care, and the possibility of setting up a London wide network for the orthopaedic care of all patients with cerebral palsy.

This meeting is aimed at community paediatricians, paediatricians, orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

The quickest way to register and confirm your place is to book online by credit or debit card. In order for you to register online you will need to register with our website first, upon registration with ORUK you will be given the option to book this meeting online. If you have already registered with our website you can sign in and book.

We accept cheques, please ensure you attach an accompanying registration form. Cheques are to be made payable to “Orthopaedic Research UK” and posted to the address detailed on the registration form.

You can also pay by direct bank transfer, our transfer details are listed on the registration form. Please ensure you also complete and return a registration form if you are paying by direct bank transfer.

Registration form

Registration fees:

Consultant: £150

Trainee: £100

Allied Health Professional: £90 (includes physiotherapists)

Retired/Student: £80 (strictly not earning a salary over 16k)

Please contact the events team via email: events@oruk.org  or telephone: +44 (0)20 7307 3013 if you have any further queries.

Venue address

The Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street,





By tube: Oxford Circus station (Victoria, Bakerloo, Central lines) 4 minutes’ walk.
Bond street (Central, Jubilee lines) 5 minutes’ walk.
Great Portland Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle lines) 15 minutes’ walk.


By bus: Nearest bus routes (all within walking distance): 6, 7, 10, 13, 15, 23, 25, 30, 55, 73, 94, 98, 113, 137, 139, 159, 175, 189, 274, 390.


By car: Wimpole Street is easily accessed from the M1 and M40 and is in the central London congestion charge zone.
Wimpole Street is a one-way street, approached from Henrietta Place. Pay car parks are located in Cavendish Square, Marylebone Lane, and Chandos Street all within a five minute walk. You can find more information on parking from the Q-Park website.

Mr Tahir Khan, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

Mr Khan is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon currently working at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore in the Young Adult Hip Unit.

Mr Khan was appointed as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Central Manchester University Hospitals in October 2002, where he established a high quality lower limb and children’s orthopaedic surgery practice before relocating to Stanmore in May 2013. Mr. Khan trained in the north-west of England (Sheffield, Birmingham and Manchester) and undertook specialist fellowship training in the USA, Toronto, Canada, and Mainz, Germany.

Miss Sally Tennant, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

Sally Tennant attained most of her surgical training in London, completing her specialist training as an orthopaedic surgeon in 2004. After 18 months sub-specialising in paediatric orthopaedic surgery at the British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada (12 months) and at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore (6 months), she was appointed Paediatric Orthopaedic Consultant at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, and at St Mary’s Hospital, London in 2005.  In 2008 she visited Professor Ponseti and his team in Iowa, and in 2009 spent a week in Stockholm extending her experience of neuromuscular upper limb surgery at the Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital.

Since 2015 she has worked solely at the RNOH, Stanmore.

While continuing to practice very broadly with an interest in most areas of paediatric orthopaedics, both trauma and elective, she has specific interests in the management the management of clubfoot (including the use of the Ponseti technique) and other foot conditions, and neuromuscular disorders, particularly Cerebral Palsy. She is a member of the BOA (British Orthopaedic Association) and BSCOS (British Society of Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery) and regularly attends Paediatric Orthopaedic conferences both in the UK and abroad, in addition to organising paediatric orthopaedic meetings and courses herself in the UK. She is on the medical advisory committee of 2 Paediatric Orthopaedic charities.

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