Orthopaedics Conference


The 2019 Orthopaedics Conference agenda offered the latest information on orthopaedic treatments, advancements and research breakthroughs. Delegates discussed the state-of-the-art technological developments in the field, as well as the recent advances made in the diagnostics, management and therapeutics of orthopaedic diseases. This platform also provided an opportunity to identify key areas for future research and developments in basic and clinical orthopaedics.

New in 2019:

  • Dedicated symposium on innovation in Orthopaedics and regenerative medicine
  • Top speaker from leading international institutions 
  • Full spectrum agenda with advanced and intermediate content on upper & lower limbs and spine

Benefits of attending:

  • Identify and discuss controversies, current treatment guidelines and subspecialty topics in orthopaedic surgery
  • Design a clinical approach for the management of orthopaedic fractures and soft tissue injuries resulting from trauma
  • Review the evaluation and management of common wrist problems and arthritis
  • Define current treatment options in complications of proximal humeral fractures
  • Develop innovative and effective methods to promote the restoration of function through tissue regeneration and repair

Key topics:

  • Current update of LBP management - from head to toe
  • Sacroiliac joint pain: diagnosis and interventional management
  • Micro-discectomy vs endoscopic transforaminal discectomy: medically-based evidence
  • Treatment for first-time dislocation of the shoulder
  • Diagnosis and treatment of injuries to the AC & SC joint & clavicle
  • Diagnosis and treatment of common athletic elbow injuries
  • What's new in the treatment of ankle and foot trauma?

Speaker Faculty:

Activity director:

  • Dr Mark S. Schickendantz, Professor of Surgery; Director, Center for Sports Health, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Local chair:

  • Dr Ayman Fahim, Consultant Orthopaedic, Board Certified, Expert in MSK US, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Scientific committee:

  • Dr In-Ho Jeon, Shoulder Elbow Surgeon, Asan Medical Centre, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Seoul, Korea
  • Dr Lennard Funk, Professor: Orthopaedics & Sports Science, Consultant Shoulder Surgeon, Wrightington Hospital & The Arm Clinic, Manchester, UK
  • Prof Dr Victor Valderrabano, President, Swiss Society for Orthopaedic Traumatology Sports Medicine (GOTS); Specialist:  Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Foot & Ankle, Arthritis and Sports Surgery; Head: Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Pain Clinic, Basel, Switzerland

Speaker faculty:

  • Dr Ali Noorani, Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, BMI Healthcare, OS Clinic and St Bartholomew's & The Royal London Hospital Upper Limb Service, London, UK
  • Dr Cameron Anley, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr Issam Mardini, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon, Emirates Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Prof James Ficke, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Dr Joshua Rothenberg, Director of Regenerative Medicine/ Interventional Sports Medicine; Spine Specialist, BocaCare Orthopaedics, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
  • Dr Lucia Heras, Consultant Wrist & Hand Surgeon‎, Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Mohamed Ibrahim, Consultant Anaesthesia & Critical Care, Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Nick Shamie, Spine Surgeon; Chief of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery; Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery, UCLA School of Medicine, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, California, USA
  • Dr Nima Heidari, Consultant Foot, Ankle and Limb Reconstruction Surgeon, BMI Healthcare and St Bartholomew's & The Royal London Hospital, London, UK
  • Prof Dr Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics Surgery, Tohuku University, Sendai, Japan
  • Dr Osama Attia, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mediclinic, Dubai, UAE
  • Prof Per Kjærsgaard-Andersen, President, European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT); Head of Section for Hip and Knee Replacement, Department of Orthopaedics, Vejle Hospital, Vejle, Denmark
  • Prof Dr Philip Schoettle, Medical Director, Knee and Hip Institute Munich, Munich, Germany
  • Dr Robert A. Hymes, Associate Professor; Section Chief -Orthopaedic Trauma; Director of Clinical Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, VCU School of Medicine, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
  • Dr Reto Sutter, Deputy Head of Radiology, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Sarah Rahimi, Prosthetist & Orthotist, Department of Orthotics and Prosthetics, University of Social Welfare & RehabilitationSciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Dr Syed Mohsin Ali, Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, Royal Bahrain Defence Forces Hospital, Riffa, Bahrain
  • Dr Takuro Wada, President, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Saiseikai Otaru Hospital, Otaru, Japan

Faculty disclosure

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support requiring resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant commercial interest will be identified in the activity syllabus.

27 - 30 January 2020

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