London Shoulder Meeting

Date: 17/05/2019
Location: Bush House, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG

Available spaces: 220

London Shoulder Meeting


Meeting convenors:

Mr Carlos Cobiella, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University College London Hospitals
Mr Henry Colaço, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Hampshire County Hospital
Mr Simon Lambert, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University College London Hospital
Mr Jae Rhee, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Princess Royal Hospital, Telford

CPD: 6 credits (applied for)

This hugely popular event returns for its fifth successive year in 2019 with a focus on sports injuries and soft tissue surgery. Following on from the sold-out 2018 meeting, we are moving to a fantastic new state-of-the-art venue at Bush House on The Strand. The course is again organised by The Shoulder Practice, with an expert invited multidisciplinary international faculty. The focus will return to Trauma & Arthroplasty in 2020.

This meeting is aimed at orthopaedic surgeons, orthopaedic trainees, physiotherapists, and sports physicians. The aims are to provide a comprehensive update on the management and outcomes in sports injuries and soft tissue surgery in addition to current concepts in surgical techniques and rehabilitation. There will be a break out masterclass session for physiotherapists and a re-live surgery session covering tips, tricks and pitfalls. Delegates are encouraged to submit complex cases for the interactive panel discussion sessions. Details will soon be available on the www.londonshouldermeeting.co.uk website.


Consultants, trainees, and AHPs are invited to submit abstracts for the LSM poster presentation prize (£300). Abstracts should focus on the areas of trauma, arthroplasty, soft tissue and rehabilitation in relation to the shoulder and/or elbow.

Please read and complete the below form, and return as a Word document by e-mail to events@oruk.org by 5pm on Friday 8 March 2019.

Abstract submission form

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 fee:

Consultant: £80.00

Trainee: £60.00

Allied Health Professional: £50.00 (includes physiotherapists)

Retired/Student: £40.00 (strictly only for those earning a salary of less than 16k pa)

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

Bush House
30 Aldwych,


By tube: The closest tube station is Temple, on the Circle and District lines. A number of other stations are also within walking distance, including Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines), Covent Garden or Holborn (Piccadilly line and Bakerloo lines) and Embankment (District, Circle, Bakerloo and Northern lines).


By train: The closest train station is Charing Cross. Blackfriars and Waterloo are 15-20 mins walk (many buses are also available from Waterloo).


By bus: The main routes include 6, 7, 13, 23, 76, 521, RV1.

Mr Carlos Cobiella, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University College London Hospitals

Carlos Cobiella grew up in Spain where he went to Medical School. He graduated from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 1989 and started his surgical training there. He moved to London in 1992 and continued his basic surgical training in several teaching hospitals in the London area.

In 1996 he gained access to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital specialist training programme in orthopaedic & trauma surgery. This gave him a chance to train at the Shoulder Unit under the guidance of Messrs Ian Bailey, Paul Calvert and Simon Lambert and also at the Peripheral Nerve Injury Unit with Professors Birch and Carlstedt.

Carlos was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with an upper limb interest at the Whittington Hospital in 2003. He moved to University College Hospital in 2005 to develop his academic interest and has led the expansion of the Upper Limb Unit, now consisting of four Shoulder & Elbow and three Hand Surgeons. He supervises the training of medical students, orthopaedic surgeons in training and a fellow specialising in shoulder and elbow surgery. He continues to publish within his field.

Carlos is the Upper Limb Lead at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health, where he supervises training for MSc students. He was part of the London 2012 British Olympic Medical Team and regularly treats high level athletes. He is the Upper Limb Surgeon for the NFL in Europe.

His main interest remains in shoulder and elbow surgery, including arthroscopic surgery for instability and rotator cuff pathology, fractures and sports injuries.

Carlos forms part of the Shoulder Unit at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth.

Mr Henry Colaço, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Hampshire County Hospital

Henry is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in conditions of the shoulder and elbow. He graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine and completed his training in London, before completing specialist training fellowship posts in shoulder & elbow surgery and complex upper limb surgery at University College Hospital, and St George’s Hospital, as well as the British Elbow & Shoulder Society (BESS) Travelling Fellowship in France.

He was appointed as a Locum Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at University College London, before being appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital. His special interests include upper limb trauma and complex reconstructive and sports shoulder and elbow surgery.

His research interests include the use of simulation to enhance surgical skills training and improve patient safety. He received the ‘Innovation in Simulation’ award from the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) in 2015 and is a member of both the BOA and BESS Simulation Working Groups. As a former member of the BESS Education Committee he will be chairing the BESS revalidation and scientific papers sessions at the BOA Centenary Congress in September 2018.

Mr Simon Lambert, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University College London Hospital

Simon is Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at University College London Hospital, Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science, University College London. He was previously senior surgeon on the upper limb service at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Trust, and visiting surgeon to the States of Jersey. Simon has published widely on all aspects of trauma and shoulder and elbow conditions, and is currently completing an MD concerning the effectiveness of fixed-fulcrum reverse shoulder replacement for the treatment of rotator cuff deficient shoulder arthritis. He has supervised MD and PhD level students researching frozen shoulder, rotator cuff disease, and elbow arthroplasty. He is the current author of the Shoulder Girdle and Upper Arm chapter of Gray’s Anatomy and the equivalent Gray’s Surgical Anatomy texts. He is co-supervisor of research into aspects of shoulder anatomy in the Department of Anatomy, University of Innsbruck.

Mr Jae Rhee, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Princess Royal Hospital, Telford

Mr Jae Rhee qualified from Royal Free and University College London Medical School in 2003. Following completion of his surgical training in Middlesex & UCL Hospitals, he undertook postgraduate orthopaedic training on the reputable Oswestry Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt programme. Following the award of FRCS in 2012, he further pursued shoulder fellowship training in London. Mr Rhee has expanded his expertise further by undertaking additional hand & upper limb fellowship training at the Hand & Wrist Unit in Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, as well as being awarded the EFORT fellowship where he spent time at the internationally renowned Karolinska Sports Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

He was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder & Upper Limb Surgeon at the Princess Royal Hospital in the West Midlands, where he undertakes elective and emergency surgery for all aspects of shoulder, elbow and hand disorders. He has particularly developed a specialist interest in arthroscopic shoulder surgery.

He finds research and training equally important. He has published widely including several contributions to textbooks of orthopaedic surgery, and reviews scientific articles for the ‘Bone and Joint Journal’. He is a regular faculty and examiner on regional and national courses, as well as lecturing MSc students at the Institute of Sports Exercise and Health, University College London.

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