Who are NWCOG?
North West Children's Orthopaedic Group (NWCOG) was established in the North West of England by orthopaedic surgeons involved in the management of children's orthopedics and trauma. The organization serves as a forum to discuss interesting and challenging cases and holds regular meetings for this purpose. Members are drawn from a wide area which includes the specialist children's hospital's in Liverpool and Manchester as well as numerous surrounding hospitals to the west of the Penines from as far north as Lancaster and as far south as Stoke.
NWCOG Instructional Course in Paediatric Orthopaedics at Alder Hey Children's Hospital.
In 1998 the Group held it's Inaugural course covering the core curriculum of paediatric orthopaedics at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, UK. The course was established because it was recognized that children's orthopaedic instruction was very variable around the UK and there was a demand for a structured teaching programme. Since its inception the course has be held annually at Alder Hey Children's Hospital and has drawn delegates from the length and breadth of the UK. To date over 700 trainee orthopaedic surgeons have attended the course. The course speakers are drawn from the membership of the NWCOG, who give their time to the course free of charge, as well as invited guest experts from around the country and the world who similarly give their time free charge; the NWCOG only covering expenses. The course will be held for its 14th Birthday in 2011.