On the 5th March 2014, Mr Adeel Aqil and other members of the MSk Lab research team attended the British Hip Society Annual Meeting in Exeter to present papers about their research findings.
The title of the paper Adeel submitted was:
“Hip arthroplasty protects the good hip”
Essentially this study showed that hip arthroplasty normalises arthritic gait adaptations in both operated and normal legs. This normalisation of gait protects otherwise normal legs from high peak forces, which have been thought to predispose to osteoarthritis development.
The hard work of Mr Aqil and all the other researchers involved in the study was acknowledged on the day and received extremely well with an award being granted to him.
The Great Debate is back in 2014 in a slightly different guise
As you may be aware, this year we are joining forces with the 15th EFORT Congress running the 4th – 6th June 2014 at London ExCEL. Embedded within the biggest orthopaedic conference in Europe, we are running two sessions within the main programme, in our usual style: topical, controversial and interactive with many debates.
The two sessions The Great Debate has been allocated are:
- The Great Knee Debate – Thursday 5th June 09.00 – 10.30 (London Room)
- The Great Hip Debate – Friday 6th June 15.00 – 16.30 (Munich Room)
We have made a few changes to make the most of the two sessions, comprising of four mini-topics and four debates each day.
Barry Andrews, Peter Reilly, Roger Emery, Ulrich Hansen, and Justin Cobb among others gave papers on the programme of research happening in college. It was clear that the technology base of imperial is admired and valued in France.
The health economics presented by Barry Andrews was particularly well received, despite having to undergo simultaneous translation.
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.
Alison, Richie, Stephen Gentleman and Michael Wilson judged the podium and poster entries for the ICSM SORA National Conference (2012). A great event organised by the student committee.
September has been a busy month for our resident Bone Boffin (aka Dr Richard Abel). Giving talks at a number of events and conferences, here is a little snapshot of what he has been up to…
Richie was invited to give a public talk at the Café Scientifique Launceston (Cornwall, UK) by Colin Webb. The Café Scientifique is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings are always outside a traditional academic context in order to encourage visitors to pop along. The talk was entitled “What Lies beneath” and explained how 3D Imaging technology is advancing biology and medicine.
On the 29th and 30th June 2012, the MSk Lab organised a 2 day conference at the Mermaid Conference Centre. It was the 6th year this annual meeting has taken place, but the first time an educational institution has organised it. In previous years, Finsbury Orthopaedics and DePuy have been sole sponsors – making the event relatively closed to the broader spectrum of industry. However with Professor Cobb’s involvement over the years, his department took up the gauntlet of running the increasingly popular event going forward.
It is a highly interactive conference with time allocated for debates at the end of each session on ‘hot’ issues in hip and knee surgery, a chance for the delegates to vote on questions and text in comments related to the topics presented.