Webinar with the Orthopaedic Academy

Paediatric spine deformity

Mr Farhaan Altaf, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Royal Perth Hospital

Lecture 1: Paediatric spine deformity

Lecture 2: Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis

Target audience: Candidates preparing for the FRCS (Orth) examinations, and trainees who are in their earlier years of training.

Organised jointly by Orthopaedic Research UK and the Orthopaedic Academy

Suggested reading:

Scoliosis BMJ F. Altaf

Patchell Paper

Mr Farhaan Altaf, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Royal Perth Hospital

Mr Altaf qualified from St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospital Medical School in 2002. He received the Jackson Burrows and Moreton Prize for outstanding academic achievement as a medical student. He trained on the North West Thames London rotation and achieved his completion of training in 2015.

He is currently Consultant Spinal Surgeon at the Royal Perth Hospital. Prior to this he was a consultant at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. Before taking up a consultant post at the RNOH, he undertook further subspecialist fellowships: one-year spinal fellowship at the Vancouver General Hospital in Canada and a one-year spinal fellowship at the Royal Northshore Hospital in Sydney, Australia. He also worked as a fellow for three months in Lyon, France.
He has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and presented at numerous national and international meetings.