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  • Deadline reminder -23 April- Symposium THR Performance, Leuven

    Dear subscribers

    The organising committee wishes to remind you of the approaching 23/4
    deadline for paper submission to the international seminar on
    "Prediction and evaluation of THR performance: can we plan success?",
    organised in Leuven (Belgium), June 22nd-23th, 2007.

    Contributed papers are invited before Monday 2007-04-23. More
    information on the programme and venue, registration and electronic
    submission of papers are available on

    A PDF of the leaflet can be downloaded from

    Summary of the programme:

    At the closure of the interdisciplinary research project titled 'The role of
    biomechanical parameters in the success or failure of cementless
    orthopaedic implants', funded by the research council of K.U.Leuven,
    innovative, multidisciplinary research findings are presented.

    Reported topics include:
    -Clinical and radiographic evaluation of THR performance
    -Follow-up of implant performance using BMD and RSA
    -Per-operative stability measures for THR
    -Use of individualized musculoskeletal modelling to quantify hip
    implant loading
    -Potential of pre-operative parameters to predict post-operative THR
    fixation and ingrowth

    These reports are confronted with the state of the art on performance of
    Total Hip Replacement (THR) presented by a faculty of keynote lecturers.

    R. Geesink, Academic Hospital Maastricht, NL
    E. Garling, Leiden University Medical Center, NL
    J. Cunningham, University of Bath, UK
    B. Stansfield, Strathclyde University, UK
    M. Heller, University of Berlin, DE
    M. Viceconti, Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, IT

    This seminar is aimed at researchers active in the field of THR, as
    well as a multi-disciplinary audience of orthopaedic surgeons,
    engineers and physical therapists involved in the treatment of
    patients after THR and related procedures.

    For direct enquiries, e-mail to

    Siegfried Jaecques
    dr. ir. Siegfried V.N. Jaecques
    K.U. Leuven
    Division Biomechanics and Engineering Design (BMGO)
    Celestijnenlaan 300C
    B-3001 Leuven
    tel. +32-16-327067 (direct) +32-16-327096 (secretary)
    fax. +32-16-327994