The 2017 American-British-Canadian Traveling Fellows have started their tour!
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"...This was in order to facilitate a wonderful roundtable discussion with Prof Tim Briggs about the utility of big data and registry data in standardizing quality of care and how this could be applied the rising cost of healthcare in North America. After receiving ties with the Non Facimus Mediocriter and the RNOH coat of arms, we headed back to the hotel to freshen for the British Orthopaedic Association gala dinner.
The BOA dinner was held in the famous One Whitehall Place, home of the largest cantilever marble staircase in Europe (yes, it’s larger than that one in Italy). The library where the dinner was held was extraordinary and the guest list was humbling and exciting at the same time. President Ian Winson gave a wonderful speech, and welcomed us to the BOA. Sparkly hats were mentioned for some reason…
Conversation was vibrant and the fellows were pleased to receive their BOA cufflinks. One of the most interesting parts of the evening was meeting famous surgeons from throughout the UK, but the best part may have been the constant ribbing of consultants from one site toward the surgeons at the other sites. Some things don’t change with crossing the pond. Eric gave a gracious toast and we enjoyed the evening."