By: Ann Hoey, NOA Programme Director
Anyone who attended NOA’s first Annual Members’ Conference last year will know that the day was an opportunity for member Trusts, patient representatives and NOA partners from across the country to share achievements, address shared challenges and discuss what’s in store for orthopaedics in the future.
How time flies – now in the throes of arranging our 2nd conference, taking place on 19 October in Birmingham, excitement is high as I look at the impressive lineup of speakers we have secured so far. From the value of shared decision making to paediatric T&O and break-out sessions on orthopaedic procurement, the topics covered span the breadth of orthopaedics – from a patient as well as provider perspective – touching on both clinical and non-clinical issues.
Following the conference, for the first time ever, NOA will host an awards ceremony, announcing the winners of the inaugural NOA Excellence in Orthopaedics Awards. Gold sponsors of the awards, such as Edge Health and NEC Software Solutions, will exhibit on the day as will representatives from shortlisted projects.
There will of course also be an opportunity to meet and network with the NOA Board, Chairs, the NOA project team and other NOA members. As an alliance with collaboration at its core, this is perhaps where the NOA conference holds the most value – networking between sessions over a coffee and a bite to eat.
The conference is open to all NOA member organisations – that means every member of staff working at those Trusts is eligible to attend – we welcome attendees from across all disciplines in orthopaedics to join us. Just register for free here.
The success of our event is reliant on members attending, presenting and generally being a part of shaping the day so if you would like to join us as a speaker or an attendee or you would just like to share suggestions about the conference do not hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to hearing your ideas and meeting you at our conference!
NOA Programme Director