Bristol Hip Arthroplasty Course

Next meeting: 5th & 6th November 2020 • Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre

The Zenith and Watershed in the Treatment of the Hip

About the course/Forward

The Bristol Hip Arthroplasty Course is a well known international hip meeting which was initiated by John Newman in the late 1980s. Evert Smith assumed responsibility for the course in 2003 and it has since grown in stature and reputation. It is now co-convened by Evert Smith, Anthony Ward, Richie Gill, Richard Baker, Mehool Acharya and Michael Whitehouse. It attracts a strong international faculty and is well known for its debates after each session.

The conference aspires to improve current practice and promote clinical excellence as the faculty present their views on issues valid to a hip practice including outcomes, new procedures, materials, bearing surfaces, design, primary and revision hip replacement and their complications. CME approved.



The young adult/arthroscopy of the hip

Biomechanics and research

Critical orthopaedic issues

Acetabular and pelvic surgery

The primary total hip replacement

The revision total hip replacement


The radiographic forum

Alluring conference programme

We have prepared an alluring conference programme that will cover many pressing matters associated with hip surgery.

We will be investigating the young adult and arthroscopy of the hip. During our primary total hip sessions, our speakers will give some attention to the younger patient and CDH.

The biomechanics and research session features speakers from some of the most prominent specialists in their field.

Our session on critical orthopaedic issues includes talks on advantages and disadvantages of tissue sparing approach methodologies, as well as the risk of revision in relation to femoral head size, instability and dislocation.

We are particularly honoured to have a number of eminent European Hip colleagues as part of the Faculty this year.

We hope you will be able to join us for what is set to be a thought-provoking conference.


Who should attend

Specialist Hip Surgeons to debate current issues.

Orthopaedic Surgeons to assess current practice for those who have an interest in hip surgery.

Specialist Registrars who wish to gain further knowledge of hip surgery and gain updates in new developments.

The course was awarded 12 CPD points in 2018

Venue facilities

The Course is being held at The Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre. Located in the main business and shopping area, there is ample parking next door to the venue and the hotel is only a short taxi ride from Bristol Temple Meads Station. Both the conference and the course dinner will take place in the hotel, providing the perfect opportunity to network over two days. The conference will take place in the Rome Suite with a large adjacent open plan foyer to allow for breakout, tea, coffee and lunch.


Course co-convenors:

Evert Smith

Evert Smith

Anthony Ward

Anthony Ward

Richie Gill

Richie Gill

Richard Baker

Richard Baker

Mehool Acharya

Mehool Acharya

Michael Whitehouse

Michael Whitehouse

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