South West Orthopaedic Club meeting
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South West Orthopaedic Club meeting
South West Orthopaedic Club
downtime orthopaedic club
South West Orthopaedic Club
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The South West Orthopaedic Club

The South West Orthopaedic Club (SWOC) was founded in 1948 and holds an annual spring meeting across the South West, attracting over a hundred delegates from medical students to consultants, including allied health professionals.

It is structured to allow all those with an interest in Trauma & Orthopaedics (T&O) to get experience in presenting their work in a friendly and constructive environment often leading to subsequent publication.

Over the 2 days we have a dedicated trainees session along with our annual meetings of the South West Paediatric Orthopaedic Group (SWPOG) and South West Arthroplasty Network (SWAN) which are open for anyone interested to attend.

We also host the annual Peninsular vs Severn debate on a current hot topic within T&O and have a guest lecture from an inspiring leader in their field.

We have a surprise optional fun activity to participate in ranging from cold water swimming to volleyball. Opportunities exist for networking and learning more about what a career in Orthopaedics might offer and we implore any junior or aspiring T&O surgeon to attend.

See sections on submission of abstracts and event tickets for further details

South West Orthopaedic Club Presentation

Next Meeting

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SWOC 2024

2-3rd May, 2024
Tewkesbury Park,
Lincoln Green Lane, Tewkesbury

Previous Meeting

SW Orthopaedic club
4-5th May, 2023
Our 2023 event was held on the 4th and 5th of May 2023. Mr Paul Haggis hosted the SWAN network
John Hannaford trophy

The John Hannaford Trophy

The John Hannaford Trophy Is awarded to the paper that is most likely to improve the care of patients within the South West. It consists not only a generous cash prize but the presenting authors name engraved for posterity upon the spectacular Art Deco silver cup made by H G Murphy’s Central School of Arts & Crafts in London 1938.

Abstract Submissions

Do you have a research paper or a publication you would like to present to our club, if so we would love to hear from you. To find out more click the link below.


Our meetings are not only to learn and award, but also to enjoy the experience, whether it’s at the bar or enjoying the more sporty activities that our South West locations have to offer.

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