By: 17 May 2018
Friday 2 November 2018, Orthopaedic Knee Conference; The Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds

Orthopaedic experts and industry leaders will gather in Leeds for the third Orthopaedic Knee Conference, chaired by consultant surgeon Mike McNicholas

Now entering our third successive year, The Orthopaedic Knee Conference is a must-attend meeting for surgeons, registrars and industry alike. Join the conference and learn as much as you can via our keynote lectures, open panel debates and a lively trade exhibition. The meeting will tackle current trends and topics as well as raising issues relating to surgical concepts and innovations. This year we will also be incorporating poster presentations at the event, the deadline for submitting abstracts is 30 August 2018.

We are pleased to confirm the chairman of this year’s conference will be consultant soft tissue knee and trauma surgeon Mike McNicholas.

Whether you’re an orthopaedic knee surgeon, medical professional, medical device manufacturer, or associated with another related field, this is an essential event for your diary.

Register now to secure your place.




Mike McNicholas

Consultant soft tissue knee and trauma surgeon

Mike McNicholas is a consultant soft tissue knee and trauma surgeon at the University Hospital Aintree, moving there in 2013 when it became a Major Trauma Centre for the Cheshire and Mersey Region. After completing Knee Fellowships in Edinburgh, Switzerland, America and Japan he was appointed as a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon in Warrington General Hospital in 2001, specialising in knee surgery. He qualified from the Universities of St Andrews (BSc, 1986), Manchester (MB, ChB, 1989) and Dundee (MD, 2000). His orthopaedic training took place in Dundee and Edinburgh (FRCSEd Tr & Orth, 2000).

Mike has a keen interest in sports knee injuries and their management for all levels of players, from Premiership footballers and elite athletes to those who just want to be able to have a kick-about in the garden with their kids. He has insurance allowing treatment of professional sports men and women. His continued interest in sports medicine has been recognised by election as a Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine of the Royal College of Surgeons of lreland.

He is regularly invited to teach at national and international meetings, training juniors and other consultants on arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction of the knee and knee replacement and trauma surgery. The Mersey Regional Training Rotation nominated him as Trainer of the Year in 2012. He is Faculty for Train the Trainer, Training Assessment in the Clinical Environment and Advanced Arthroscopy Courses of the Royal College of Surgeons. He is a member of the National Ligament Registry Steering Committee.

His current research interests include; stem cell applications in knee injury, outcomes following arthroplasty, ligament reconstruction, osteotomy, the treatment of focal articular cartilage defects and early arthritis using novel implants. Mike also focuses great interest on outcomes for complex trauma of the lower limb, such as high-energy fractures treated by Ilizarov external fixation frames, multiligament injuries and dislocations of the knee and the surgical treatment of gunshot wounds.


The Orthopaedic Knee Conference 2018 is FREE for qualified medical professionals to attend. For service-providers and all other delegates, tickets are priced at £250 +VAT

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