Month: July 2013

The Great Debate 2013 – Raising Standards in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

On the 20th and 21st June, the MSk Lab ran the Great Debate for the second time after taking the gauntlet on from industry who had organised it in previous years. Professor Cobb is one of the founders of the meeting 7 years ago and chaired the event since its inception – so last year it was great to finally bring it in house.

The Great Debate is a two day interactive conference which gives the attendees opportunities to vote on topical issues in hip and knee arthroplasty, as well as question the faculty on controversial themes in the session debates.

Holographic education

Dr Kapil Sugand graduated from Imperial College in 2010 with an intercalated BSc in Surgery & Anaesthesia. On behalf of MSk Lab, Dr Sugand has represented at public engagement events on simulation.

Alongside clinical training, Dr Sugand is currently pursuing a PhD in surgical trauma simulation and educational technology under the supervision of Mr Gupte & Prof Cobb.  He is currently conducting research with a multi-disciplinary team within the following multimedia modalities to train safer surgeons and to ultimately enhance patient safety:

Holograms have the power to visually communicate with greater immersive impact than other presentation modalities so that patients may be able to understand the disease process and management options more effectively.

Dance, Karate and a coming of age story. Edition 4

We hope you have had a good start to the summer and have been enjoying the sunshine.

The Lab Report is back bringing you up to date with recent developments from the MSk Lab.

Thank you to Marie Xeridat for letting us include her story of how she has returned to a rigorous Karate training regime after having a uni-knee.

Our Bone Boffin tells us a coming of age story …

….and plenty more.

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Click here to read edition 4