By: 22 July 2016
Preview – Orthopaedic Knee Conference 2016 – Challenging the Controversies

4 November 2016, Royal Armouries, Leeds, UK

Orthopaedic consultants and industry experts will gather in Leeds in November for the second Orthopaedic Knee Conference, organised by Orthopaedic Product News.

With an overall theme of ‘Challenging the Controversies’, the one-day meeting will discuss practice, innovation and evidence, looking at current trends and topics through a full programme of keynote lectures, open panel debate and a lively trade exhibition. Issues relating to surgical concepts and innovations will also be tackled.

As concerns are raised within the industry that a registry which was designed to identify failing implants is now perhaps turning against the orthopaedic profession and damaging innovation, The Orthopaedic Knee Conference will address head-on areas that are often seen as contentious, to challenge both speakers and delegates.

Key topics include the National Joint Registry/Beyond compliance, Total knee arthroscopy, Partial knee replacement, Soft tissue knee surgery and Outcomes of ACL reconstruction.

Whether you’re an orthopaedic knee surgeon, medical professional, medical device manufacturer, or associated with another related field, this is an essential event for your diary.



Mike Reed

Mike Reed is a full time hip and knee arthroplasty surgeon. He trained in the North of England, and completed fellowships in New Zealand. Mike is a senior lecturer at the University of Newcastle and his research focuses on clinical outcomes and infection prevention, diagnosis and management.


Mike McNicholas

Mike McNicholas is a consultant soft tissue knee and trauma surgeon at the University Hospital Aintree, a major trauma centre for the Cheshire and Mersey region. He is regularly invited to teach at national and international meetings, training juniors and consultants on arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction of the knee and knee replacement and trauma surgery.

Sebastien Parratte

Sebastien Parratte is professor of orthopaedic surgery and an orthopaedic surgeon consultant at the University Hospital of Marseille, France, and associate director of the Institute for Locomotion at the Aix-Marseille University. His clinical activity is focused mainly on knee surgery, with a particular interest in bone quality and bone substitute, partial knee arthroplasties, new technologies in TKA and TKA revision.


Stefan Lohmander

Stefan Lohmander is senior professor at the department of orthopedics at Lund University, Sweden. He received his training and degrees at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. After serving as a visiting scientist at the NIH in Bethesda USA, he moved to Lund University. His research focuses on basic and clinical aspects of osteoarthritis.


Steve Bollen

Steve Bollen is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Bradford Teaching Hospitals Trust and an ARC Boots Research Fellow on mechanical assessment knee laxity. He holds a fellowship in sports knee surgery with Merv Cross and Leo Pinczewski. Steve is a past president of the British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma Association.


Sameer Mistry

Sameer Mistry is a board member of Johnson & Johnson’s UK & Ireland medical devices business, and has medical responsibility for its broad portfolio of products, including DePuy Synthes. Sameer is a qualified Member of the Royal College of Surgeons and in 2012 was seconded to the UK Department of Health for 9 months, to advise senior healthcare leaders on policy to improve patient access to innovative new treatments.


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