The Copeland fellowship was set up in memory of our much loved colleague and founding member of BESS, Mr Steve Copeland.

The inaugural visit took place in October 2016 to South Africa. The President at the time, Mr Michael Thomas took with him Mr Chris Peach (surgical member) and Miss Val Jones (AHP representative). Mr Peach's report can be viewed here.

The second Copeland Fellowship will take place in Spring 2019. Under the guidance of the current President, Mr Peter Brownson, three Surgeon members and one AHP member will travel to India. A provisional programme can be found below. The group will visit two main centres in New Delhi and Pune.

In Delhi, the fellows will be take part in a combined meeting with the International Society for Knowledge for Surgeons on Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty (ISKSAA). The theme of this meeting will be sports injuries and trauma of the shoulder and elbow. In Pune, the fellows will take part in a meeting organised by the Shoulder and Elbow Society of India (SESI). The theme will be arthroplasty of the shoulder and elbow.

Successful applicants will act as ambassadors of BESS and it is expected that they will take an active part in both meetings in terms of giving presentations and participating in workshops. Some of the successful applicants may be asked to prepare a review article for publication based on their area of specialist interest.

BESS will provide each successful applicant with an award of £4000 towards costs. ISKSAA and SESI have kindly agreed to cover all costs relating to meeting registration and accommodation relevant to the courses listed.

The closing date for applications is 23:59, Saturday, 19 May 2018.


Download the provisional programme for the fellowship

Read the guidance notes