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02-27-2008, 12:42 AM
Engineering the Upper Limb Patient-Specific Surgical Planning and
23-24 April 2008
IMechE, 1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ

The numbers of joint replacements and soft-tissue surgical procedures
have increased dramatically over the past decade. With an increasing and
ageing population, this is likely to continue.

This conference, organised by the Medical Engineering Division of IMechE
and The British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS), will bring together
key workers in shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist research from industry,
academia and clinical practice.

The two-day event will provide a forum to discuss the future development
of devices and technology for upper-limb surgery, highlight key new
research and encourage collaborations to further the work in this
important field.

This conference will provide a much needed opportunity for interaction
between engineers and surgeons, working together to enhance both
surgical execution and quality of the devices implanted.

Attending will help you:

- Grasp the current key issues in upper-limb surgery
- Appreciate the impact of engineering where and how it makes a
- Contribute to setting the agenda for future work in the area
- Find collaborators for future projects
- Develop your knowledge of soft-tissue surgery (including device
implantation and grafts)
- Learn about arthroplasty for the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand
- Improve imaging, modelling and implant design
- Know more about surgical tools (including drill guides, jigs and
- Present to an informed, critical audience
- Meet, greet and network with key players, both national and

Book online

For more information please contact Amy Hurlstone on + 44(0)207 973 6829
or a_hurlstone@imeche.org