View Full Version : Final chance to register for the Patient Centred OrthopaedicSurgery Symposium 28th-29th September 2009

09-08-2009, 09:17 PM
We are continually striving to improve the longevity and function of joint arthroplasty through improved implant design and surgical techniques. In particular, there has been growth of computer-assisted surgery with navigation, robotic-assisted surgery and, more recently, patient-customised instrumentation. These technologies are shifting towards patient-centred care, with the surgical plan and the operation itself being optimised for the needs of the individual, both in terms of function and longevity. This is leading to the development of improved planning tools and devices to assist the surgeon. There are a host of challenges that must be addressed, including rapid generation of patient specific models, computationally efficient modelling tools (e.g. Finite element vs. multi-body dynamics), what should we be planning for, verification of these new tools and ultimately, who is liable for the decisions based on these technologies?
The “Patient-Centred Orthopaedic Surgery - Challenges, Emerging Technologies and Future Concepts” Symposium will be an opportunity to discuss the current state of the art and potential future developments in this rapidly evolving field. The aim of the symposium is to discuss the current state of the art and identify future directions of patient specific arthroplasty, in terms of pre-operative planning/imaging, implants/instrumentation and intra-operative decision making. Keynote speakers include leading names from academia and industry. The symposium will be hosted by the DeSSOS consortium, which is a collaboration between universities (Southampton, Charite, Leiden, Zaragoza, ZIB) and industry (DePuy, Finsbury, ESI, Pera) and is funded under the EU 7th framework grant scheme. Over the past 3 years, the project has developed current technologies in terms of pre-operative planning and intra-operative outcome modelling. More information and a program for the symposium can be found at www.dessos.org.
We invite you to attend this symposium and will cover your registration costs (including lunch, dinner on 28th Sept, coffee breaks, programs, etc). The deadline for registration is 18th September 2009. The symposium is to be held at Chilworth Manor in Southampton, which is easily accessible by road, rail and air (www.chilworth-manor.co.uk). Registration, including meals and refreshments, is free for both delegates and speakers. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dr Lucy Knight
On behalf of the DeSSOS consortium
Project coordinator Prof Mark Taylor
Dr Lucy Knight
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Bioengineering Sciences Research Group
University of Southampton
SO17 1BJ

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