London Shoulder Meeting

Date: 15/05/2020
Location: County Hall (etc venues), London

Available spaces: 150

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
Mrs Val Jones, Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Mr Simon Lambert, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University College London Hospitals
Mr Jae Rhee, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Princess Royal Hospital, Telford

CPD: 6 credits (applied for)

This hugely popular event returns for its sixth successive year in 2020 with a focus on trauma & arthroplasty. The course is again organised by The Shoulder Practice, with an expert invited multidisciplinary international faculty. The focus will return to sports injuries and soft tissue surgery in 2021.

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 trauma and arthroplasty 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.


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: £99.00

Industry individual without stand: £99

Trainee: £80.00

Allied Health Professional: £75.00 (includes physiotherapists)

Retired/Student: £65.00 (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

County Hall (etc venues)

Riverside Building,

Belvedere Rd,





By train:

Waterloo mainline and underground station

When leaving from Waterloo station please head towards platform 18 and leave the station at exit 5 (under the large brown arch) and walk down the stone steps keeping to the left. At the foot of the stairs keep left and walk towards York Road, turn left on to York Road and continue walking with the parade of shops on your left. Keep walking along York Road with the Thames / London Eye on the opposite side of the road to the right. Keep walking up York Road until you see a Premier Inn – just after this there is a crossing which leads to Forum Magnum Square. Cross over to the Square and the door to the venue is directly in front of you across the Square. Should you accidently find yourself at the London Eye end of Belvedere Road, walk down the road and the door is located just past and opposite Starbucks

Westminster underground station

Leave the station via exits 1 & 2 and turn right up the steps onto Westminster Bridge. Walk across the bridge towards County Hall and the London Eye. At the end of the bridge continue straight on along the pavement. Go straight past the entrance to Marriott hotel walking around the building and turn left in to Belvedere Road. Continue along Belvedere Road which runs along the back of County Hall – the door to the venue is situated in the middle of the building opposite Forum Magnum Square.


By River Bus

The venue is accessible by river and is served by the River Bus route RB1 from North Greenwich and Canary Wharf.


By bike

The nearest docking station is located a few minutes walk away in Jubilee Gardens at the other end of Belvedere Road, with another 2 docking stations on Concert Approach. Waterloo Mainline station has a further 3 stations.

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

Carlos Cobiella grew up in Spain and graduated from Medical School at the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid.

He moved to London where he completed his Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. He became interested in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and had further training in this area under the care of Messrs Bayley, Calvert and Lambert at the Shoulder and Elbow Unit at the RNOH and Professor Birch at the Peripheral Nerve Injury.

He is a Consultant Shoulder & Elbow and Sports Surgeon at University College London Hospitals NHS Trust. He is founding member of The Shoulder Practice, Head of the Upper Limb Section of the Institute of Sports, Exercise and Health at UCL. He collaborates closely with the English Institute of Sport, UK Athletics, the British Olympic Association and professional sports teams. He was part of the medical team at the London 2012 Olympics and is the NFL Upper Limb Surgeon in Europe.

He enjoys all aspects of Shoulder and Elbow surgery, including the treatment of Sports injuries, arthritis and fractures and has a keen interest in arthroscopic techniques. He is a member of faculty in numerous courses in Arthroscopic and Sports Injury Surgery, both national and international. He directly supervises the training of medical students, junior doctors, a UCH Shoulder and Elbow Fellow and is convenor for the London Shoulder Meeting. Carlos continues to publish and present research for advances in surgical techniques regularly.

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.

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

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.


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 6 March 2020.

Abstract submission form

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