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Sub Committees

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Anouska Ayub

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Emily Baird (Chair)

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Pranai Buddhhev

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Philip Henman (Board Liaison)

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Nigel Kiely

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Dominique Knight

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Anish Sanghrajka

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Roger Walton

Contact: email

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Objectives


  • To support and advise BSCOS membership on education in paediatric orthopaedic surgery.
  • To liaise with the BSCOS board on the direction and strategy of paediatric orthopaedic education in the UK.
  • To coordinate the educational activities of the Society.

Responsibilities

  • Supporting the educational content of the BSCOS annual meeting.
  • Organisation of the paediatric orthopaedic revalidation section of the BOA Annual Congress.
  • Organisation and support of the 3 yearly Current Concepts Course. Coordinating Surgeon and Patient information.
  • Collation of currently available policy documents and information sheets.

Membership

  • The Education Committee will be made up of 7 members in addition to the Chair.
  • There will in addition be Board Liaison Member if the Chair is not a Member of the BSCOS Board
  • Quorum for each meeting will be a minimum of 4 members, one of whom must be the Chair.
  • All members should be full and active members of BSCOS.
  • The term of office for members will be three years. Members can seek re-election for a further term (maximum 2 terms).
  • Applications for membership will be sought by the BSCOS Board from full members of BSCOS as and when new members are required on the education committee.

Chairmanship

  • The Chair should be appointed by the Education Committee and ratified by the BSCOS Board
  • The Chair should report to the Board directly or via the Board Liaison Member
  • The term of office is three years and the Chair can seek re-election for a further term (maximum of 2 terms).

Accountability

  • Accountability is to the BSCOS board.

Frequency of Meetings


  • The Education Committee will conduct business by 3 monthly teleconferences and meet formally at the BSCOS annual conference.


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Simon Bennet

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Helen Bryant

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Vittoria Bucknall

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Adelle Fishlock

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Colin Holton

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Darius Rad (Chair)

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Michael Reidy

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David Rowland

Contact: email

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Objectives


  • To use the BSCOS website and other social media channels to inform the members of BSCOS, other medical professionals and the general public of the activities of the society and to deliver educational material.
  • To liaise with the BSCOS board regarding the methods of promotion to be used.
  • To foster links within the society and between BSCOS and others involved in the care of orthopaedic diagnoses in children

Responsibilities

  • To explore and enhance methods for sharing information with the Society and others to whom it may be of interest
  • To develop and strengthen the presence of BSCOS on social media
  • To agree and publicise standards to be applied before sharing any information on the website or social media channels

Membership

  • BSCOS upholds diversity and inclusion, and the Committee will follow the principles agreed by the Society.
  • The publicity committee (PC) will be made up of 5 members, quorum for each meeting to be a minimum of 3 members, one of whom must be the chair.
  • All members should be full and active members of BSCOS.
  • The term of office for members will be three years. Members can seek re-election for a further term (maximum 2 terms).
  • Applications for membership will be sought by the BSCOS Board from full members of BSCOS as and when new members are required on the PC. It would be expected that there would be representation from both university and NHS employed consultants.

Chair

  • The chair will be proposed by the PC and will usually be the BSCOS Webmaster. The post will be approved by the BSCOS Board.
  • The Board shall maintain close interest in the Committee's work by means of a representative from one sitting on the other as determined by the Board.
  • The term of office is three years, and the chair can seek re-election for a further term (maximum of 2 terms).

Accountability

  • Accountability is to the BSCOS board.

Frequency of Meetings

  • The PC will meet every 3 months with further meetings arranged if required.


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Alexander Aarvold

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Yael Gelfer

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Alpesh Kothari

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Sanjeev Madan

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Piers Mitchell

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Nick Nicolaou

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Dan Perry (Chair)

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Michael Reidy

Contact: email

Applications for studies to be considered by the Research Committee must only be submitted using the PICO form available here


TERMS OF REFERENCE

Objectives


  • To support and advise the BSCOS membership on research in paediatric orthopaedic surgery.
  • To liaise with the BSCOS board on the direction and strategy of paediatric orthopaedic research in the UK.
  • To develop research links with national and international organisations and funding bodies.

Responsibilities

The main responsibilities are to:

  • Provide professional advice and guidance for BSCOS members who have an interest carrying out prospective research in paediatric orthopaedic surgery.
  • Review projects submitted via a standardised ‘PICO’ form published on the BSCOS website.
  • Develop the priorities for paediatric orthopaedic research and communicate this with the membership and funding bodies.
  • Explore avenues of funding.
  • Spread awareness of current and future research projects and disseminate results to BSCOS members and beyond.
  • Suggest expert reviewers to funding bodies for grant applications in subject relevant areas.

Membership

BSCOS upholds diversity and inclusion, and the Committee will follow the principles agreed by the Society.

  • The research committee (RC) will be made up of 8 members, quorum for each meeting to be a minimum of 4 members, one of whom must be the chair.
  • The RC has the freedom to co-opt a lay patient/carer representative. The RC can liaise with the various charities to seek suitable volunteers.
  • All members except for the patient/carer representative should be full and active members of BSCOS.
  • The term of office for members will be three years. Members can seek re-election for a further term (maximum 2 terms).
  • Applications for membership will be sought by the BSCOS Board from full members of BSCOS as and when new members are required on the RC. It would be expected that there would be representation from both university and NHS employed consultants.

Chairmanship

  • The chair will be proposed by the RC and approved by the BSCOS Board.
  • The Board shall maintain close interest in the Committee's work by means of a representative from one sitting on the other as determined by the Board.
  • The term of office is three years and the chair can seek re-election for a further term (maximum of 2 terms).

Accountability

  • Accountability is to the BSCOS board.

Frequency of Meetings


  • The RC will meet every 6 months with further meetings arranged if required.


ToR version 2.0 September 2020
Date for review: Spring 2022

The Reading Sub-Committee is composed of members who volunteered to assist the Board in scoring and ranking abstract submissions and bursary applications.

Members of the committee are eligible for a three year term and may not undertake two consecutive terms.

The volunteers for 2019-2022 are:

Mr Alwyn Abraham
Mr Graeme Carlile
Mr Thomas Crompton
Mr Subramanyam Naidu
Mr Suhayl Tafazal

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