Elizabeth A. Arendt, MD
Elizabeth A. Arendt is an academic professor and an orthopaedic surgeon at the Dept of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN, USA. Since 2003 she serves as Vice Chair of the orthopaedic department, and is heavily involved in education and scientific work, and has received several awards. At the SOF 2016 in Visby she will give an honorary lecture of one of her main areas of interest, the clinical challenge of patellofemoral joint problems. At present, she serves as the president of the International Patellofemoral Study Group (IPSG), see www.ipsg.org.
Elisabeth Paxton, MA
Liz Paxton is the director of Kaiser Permanente’s national implant registry program in the United States and led the development of this post-market surveillance program for 10 million members nationwide. Her accomplishments include the development of U.S. total joint, ACL spine, shoulder, hip fracture, cardiac (i.e., ICD, Pacemaker, and, heart valve), and vascular stent registries tracking more than 2 million devices for the lifetime of our members. Ms. Paxton is a recognized an expert in registry development, implementation, registry science, and outcome assessment with presentations to a wide variety of audiences including FDA public workshops, Academy Health meetings, American Medical Association, national/international orthopedic, and health technology groups. She also served on the Institute of Medicine’s committee evaluating the Public Health Effectiveness of the FDA 510(k) Clearance Process and provided recommendations that were adopted by the FDA in their strategic plan for post-market surveillance. She serves as co-director of the FDA’s International Consortium of Orthopedic Registries (ICOR) responsible for developing a network of national and international registries for FDA postmarket surveillance of orthopedic devices and chairs the International Society of Arthroplasty Registries’ quality committee. Ms. Paxton has over 100 publications on registry development, identification of patient risk factors for adverse events, and comparative effectiveness of devices and clinical outcome assessment.
PROFESSOR STEPHEN E GRAVES. MBBS. D PHIL. FRACS. FA ORTHA Professor Graves’ is an orthopaedic surgeon. He qualified in 1988 and received a D.Phil. from Oxford in 1991. He is the Director of the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry which he established in 1999. He is a founding member and the inaugural President of the International Society of Arthroplasty Registers. He remains on the executive of that Society. He is a member of numerous Professional organisations including the International Hip Society and an honorary member of the British Hip Society. He is Chair and / or member of a number of Australian Government committees related to regulation and pricing of prostheses as well as health care delivery. He provides advice to Governments and Regulatory authorities around the world including the FDA on health care monitoring particularly in relation to the use of registries. He runs a number of major research projects both in Australia and internationally. He has received over $30 Million US funding support in the last 10 years. He has presented and published extensively on the outcomes of joint replacement surgery, registries and basic musculoskeletal biology.
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Professor Thorsten Gehrke
ENDO Klinik Hamburg
Professor Thorsten Gehrke, 55 Years, holds the position of Medical Director and Chief Physician at the ENDO-Klinik Hamburg, Germany, which is doing about 7.000 Joint Replacements / Year since 2005
He graduated as Orthopedic Surgeon in 1993 from the University of Kiel.
Professor Gehrke is a highly-experienced orthopaedic surgeon, providing the broad spectrum of treatment for painful joints. One of his main focus is endoprosthetics and septic revision surgery in hip and knee.
He is highly specialized in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Periprosthetic Joint Infections, especially in term of the One Stage Exchange Procedure.
Professor Gehrke is member of several national and international Societies and published in multiple national and international Journals. He is also author of several books and chapters about septic and aseptic revision surgery.
He is the head and leader of the Joint Replacement Working group of the HELIOS Group which deals with 35.000 Arthroplasties / Year
The global reputation of Professor Gehrke and his specialist team has led to him being regularly invited to speak and to perform surgery live at international conferences and medical symposiums. He is regarded as an expert in performing the most difficult operations..
Additionally he got worldwide reputation by organizing and chairing together with Dr. Javad Parvizi the International Consensus Coference on Periprosthetic Joint Infections (PJI) in Philadelphia in 2013.
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Javad Parvizi MD sits as James Edwards professor of orthopaedics and the director and vice chairman of research at Rothman Institute. His clinical practice involves reconstruction of complex pelvis, hip, and knee conditions with special emphasis on joint preservation and periprosthetic joint infection. He is a member of numerous National and International Societies and has served in leadership roles in a large number of national committees. He was the president of Musculoskeletal Infection Society in 2013 and as part of his presidential initiative held the International Consensus Group (ICG) on Periprosthetic Joint Infection that brought together over 300 world experts on PJI from 52 countries. The document generated as part of the ICG meeting has been widely disseminated across the globe and translated to numerous languages. He has been offered the Brazilian presidential award of honor, and is an honorary member of the Brazilian Hip Society, the British Hip Society, the Peruvian Orthopaedic Society, the Venezuelan Orthopaedic and Traumatology Society, and numerous others. He was given the best researcher of the year award in 2011 by the Arthritis Foundation. He has authored over 400 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 120 book chapters, and is the editor of 16 text books in orthopaedics.