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 that time, Michael Thomas took with him Chris Peach (surgical member) and Val Jones (AHP representative). Chris and Val's report can be viewed here.

The second Copeland fellowship took place in Spring 2019 and saw the then BESS President, Peter Brownson travelling with Vijay Bhalaik, Mark Falworth ,Cormac Kelly (Surgeon members) and Marcus Bateman (AHP member) to New Delhi and Pune in India. In Delhi, the fellows took part in a combined meeting with the International Society for Knowledge for Surgeons on Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty (ISKSAA). The theme of the meeting was sports injuries and trauma of the shoulder and elbow. In Pune, the fellows took part in a meeting organised by the Shoulder and Elbow Society of India (SESI). The theme was arthroplasty of the shoulder and elbow. A report on this fellowship will be available soon.

Our current President, Amar Rangan announced his plans for the Copeland Fellowship in August 2019. The
intention is to travel to Australia. The tour will be in late October / early November 2020, will last between two and three weeks and will include visiting centres of excellence followed by attendance at the Shoulder & Elbow Society of Australia (SESA) meeting in Sydney.

The application form is now open for submission. You may only apply if you are a current BESS member.

The closing date for applications is:

23:59, Saturday 25 October 2019

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From left to right: BESS President, Peter Brownson, Mark Falworth, Cormac Kelly, Jenny Copeland, Vijay Bhalaik, Marcus Bateman