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COVID-19 Update

30th May 2020

Dear colleagues,


This is an update as many of you will be starting to look at restarting your surgical  activity. It is likely that the recovery period will be prolonged and may have some ups and downs.


With sports restarting soon in one form or another we are also likely to see a rise in sports injuries presenting to us.


It has been surprising thus far not to see quite so many injuries from exercising outdoors as many of us had expected. We regularly see many runners and cyclists that we did not see previously!


At present, the BOSTAA meeting in November is still planned to go ahead but we are reviewing the situation week by week.


In the interim, we are having a strategy meeting in June and will hope to have some online education and interaction events available later in the year.


Do please contact us with any issues, concerns or suggestions.


With Best Wishes, 


Fares Haddad

16th April 2020 

Dear Colleagues,


The COVID-19 may prove to be the greatest professional and personal challenge that many of us will face in our lifetime.  We have already found that every aspect of our day-to-day existence has been impacted on.  Most of us are worried about our wellbeing and that of our friends and families, we are worried about our patients, and most of us have had our surgical routines severely disrupted. 


BOSTAA will continue to support its members as best it can. The executive continues to discuss what we can offer, both now and of course in the recovery period.  There will be much to learn from this episode and once we bounce back we hope to come back stronger with a bigger fellowship, education and teaching and training offerings. 


For now we just wanted to wish each and every one of you good health and great strength as we all endure together during this crisis. 



With Best Wishes,

Fares Haddad

BOSTAA President

21st March 2020

BOSTAAis currently monitoring the national and global situation with COVID 19(coronavirus) and liaising with the British Orthopaedic Association andfollowing guidance issued by Public Health England and in the Department ofHealth and Social Care?s corona virus action plan.


We are aware that this is a dynamic situation and we are committed to keeping our members and colleagues informed.


Faceto face BOSTAA educational  activities in the UK and abroad for the next 2months  have been postponed. This includes deferral of the ESSKA Meeting.


Our Annual Meeting 26th Nov 2020 at Centralhall Westminster is currently still planned to go ahead. We aremonitoring the situation daily and notice of any cancellations will be postedon our website and participants contacted directly. We encourage submission ofabstracts and registration, but we will keep you updated of any changes.