Wednesday 3 October 2018, 5.30-7.30pm. Duncan Tennent, Professor of Orthopaedic Education, will reflect on orthopaedic education during his inaugural lecture, ‘If at first you don’t succeed, use a bigger hammer’.

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In the lecture, Professor Duncan Tennent will draw on experience gained as a surgeon and teacher. He will consider how the teaching of orthopaedic surgery has changed over the years. He will also contemplate the future of education in this area, which has been traditionally apprenticeship based but is now increasingly technologically driven in response to reduced hours and closer scrutiny of outcomes.

Event details
Speaker: Duncan Tennent, Professor of Orthopaedic Education
Title: If at first you don't succeed, use a bigger hammer
When: Wednesday 3 October 2018 at 5.30pm
Where: Michael Heron Lecture Theatre with a post-lecture reception in Boardroom 2.5
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Duncan trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and, after registrar training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and a year on a Fellowship in Virginia, he was appointed as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at St George’s Hospital in 2003.

Although he has never considered himself an academic, he has developed a number of surgical procedures and is the inventor and patent holder of the Arthroscopic Tightrope technique for Acromioclavicular joint stabilisation.

Duncan’s real interest has always been education. He has led undergraduate orthopaedics education at St George’s, University of London, chaired the Education Committee for the British Elbow & Shoulder Society (BESS) and sat on the Education Committee for the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA). He has also been a member of the Surgical Advisory Committee and an examiner for the FRCS(Orth) exam. He was responsible for developing the first specialist procedure-based assessments for orthopaedics and, with BESS, a means of teaching and assessing shoulder arthroscopy. He was the winner of the BOA Simulation award 2015 and is now the BOA lead for simulation.