Available spaces: Observer spaces available only
Course convenor: Mr Farhaan Altaf, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Royal Perth Hospital
Target audience: Candidates preparing for the FRCS (Orth) examinations, and trainees who are in their earlier years of training and would like to gain viva preparation experience.
This course is designed for candidates taking the FRCS (Orth) examination, part 2 and consists entirely of mock viva sessions. It will provide you with the opportunity to refine and test your orthopaedic knowledge in regards to spine surgery, practise your exam technique, and clarify any issues with an experienced faculty.
08:45 Delegates log into zoom
09:00 Mock vivas commence
11:45 Close of session
Mr Syed Aftab, Consultant Spinal Orthopaedic Surgeon, Barts Health NHS Trust
Mr Farhaan Altaf, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Royal Perth Hospital
Mr Hanny Anwar, Consultant Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Mr Alexander Gibson, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Dr Randolph Gray, Consultant Adult and Paediatric Spine Surgeon, Royal North Shore Hospital and Westmead Teaching Hospital
Mr Trichy Rajagopal, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Mr Dominique Rothenfluh, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Mr Zacharia Silk, National Spine Fellow, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Mr Rohit Shetty, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Whittington Hospital
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.
Viva candidate: £99
Please contact the events team via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: +44 (0)20 7307 3011 if you have any further queries.
Mr Altaf qualified from St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospital Medical School in 2002. He received the Jackson Burrows and Moreton Prize for outstanding academic achievement as a medical student. He trained on the North West Thames London rotation and achieved his completion of training in 2015.
He is currently Consultant Spinal Surgeon at the Royal Perth Hospital. Prior to this he was a consultant at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. Before taking up a consultant post at the RNOH, he undertook further subspecialist fellowships: one-year spinal fellowship at the Vancouver General Hospital in Canada and a one-year spinal fellowship at the Royal Northshore Hospital in Sydney, Australia. He also worked as a fellow for three months in Lyon, France.
He has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and presented at numerous national and international meetings.