Edinburgh Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Conference

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh are delighted to host the Edinburgh Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Conference on 1-2 June 2023

Bookings have now closed.






Conference Overview

The conference will bring physiotherapists, orthopaedic surgeons, general practitioners, sport and exercise medicine doctors, and wider health professionals together to network and engage with clinicians working for some of the world’s most well-renowned sports organisations. This event will take delegates through the journey of the injured elite athlete from pitch side to recovery, emphasising the multidisciplinary approach undertaken, and its application to attendees and their practice. Speakers will include those supporting:

  • Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
  • International Olympic Committee (IOC)
  • International Rugby
  • National Football League - American Football (NFL)
  • Major League Baseball (MLB)
  • National Basketball Association (NBA)
  • Sail GP
  • International Golf
  • KNLTB / ATP / ITF (Tennis)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

There will be 5 key topics of discussion which the conference will be themed around. These are:

  1. Hamstrings injuries
  2. Shoulder injuries
  3. Concussion
  4. Knee injuries
  5. Hip injuries

Poster/Abstract Submissions

Abstract submissions are now closed. If you have any questions about your submissions, please email comms@rcsed.ac.uk.

Abstract guidelines:

  • Abstracts must not exceed 300 words total.
  • Give the initials and last name of every author, omitting degree or titles. Indicate the name and address of the institution where the work was carried out.
  • Where possible, please provide an active Twitter hashtag for the author(s).
  • You must be registered as a delegate of the Edinburgh Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Conference.


Speakers include:

  • Lars Engebretsen (International Olympic Committee)
  • Jo Larkin (Sail GP)
  • Robert LaPrade (Twin Cities Orthopaedics, Minnesota)
  • Ruth Delaney (Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin)
  • Joshua Dines (Hospital for Special Surgery, New York)
  • Carrie McCrea (Sport Scotland Institute of Sport)
  • Geoff Abrams (Stanford University)
  • Paul Dijkstra (Aspetar)
  • Carolyn Emery (University of Calgary)
  • Allen Sills (National Football League (NFL)
  • Carly McKay (University of Bath)
  • Marc Safran (Stanford University)
  • Tim Spalding (Cleveland Clinic, London)
  • Babette Pluim (Chief Medical Advisor at KNLTB)
  • Keith Stokes (University of Bath)
  • Heather Binnington (University of Edinburgh)
  • Andrew Murray (DP World Tour Golf)
  • Tracey McAdam (University of Edinburgh)
  • Andy Williams (Fortius Clinic)
  • Christopher Dodson (Rothman Institute, Philadelphia)
  • Edwin Su (Hospital for Special Surgery, New York)
  • Antonio Belli (United Kingdom)
  • Callum McBryde (United Kingdom)


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If you can no longer attend the event, please email comms@rcsed.ac.uk. No refunds will be issued after Thursday 11 May.

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