WMR Orthopaedics Infections Day – State of the Art
Saturday 5 November | 8.30am – 5pm
Evan & Mary Thomson Auditorium | The Wesley Hospital
Sincere thanks goes to all attendees and supporters of this event.
We received a lot of great feedback on the quality of presentations and insights into these difficult orthopaedic infections.
Thank you to all the speakers who took the time to prepare their presentations and panel discussions,
sharing their work and insights with us over the weekend.
In lieu of a registration fee, event attendees are encouraged to consider
making a donation to WMR’s Orthopaedic research program.
Donations can be made online here (select “Surgical and Medical Innovations”)!
Below is the program for the day.
8.00 – 8.30 Registration
8.30-8.45 Welcome and introduction (David Paterson)
8.45 – 9.00 Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) – what is the extent of the problem in Australia? (Josh Davis)
9.00- 9.45 Diagnosis and treatment of PJI: a standardised, algorithmic approach (Nora Renz and Andrej Trampuz, Berlin)
9.45-10.15 Optimal prevention strategies (Trish Peel)
10.15-10.30 Current status of antibiotic eluting cement (Laurens Manning)
10.30-10.45 Novel antibiotic eluting material (Chris Jeffery)
10.45-11.15 Morning tea
11.15-12.00 Case 1. Prosthetic knee joint infection
Incorporating pro-con: Should rifampicin be regarded as standard of care? (Andrej Trampuz vs Damon Eisen)
AND discussion on optimal surgical management of infected hip and knee joint replacements
12.00-12.15 Systemic antibiotics – getting it right (Jason Roberts)
12.15-12.45 Salvaging the unsalvageable (Kevin Tetsworth)
12.45 – 1.15 Lunch
1.15 -1.45 New methods of diagnosis of prosthetic joint infection (Trish Peel)
1.45 – 2.15 Case 2. My crocodile bit me!
2.15-2.30 P. acnes and the shoulder – surgical aspects (Mark Ross)
2.30-2.45 P. acnes and the shoulder – infectious diseases aspects (David Paterson)
2.45-3.00 Roundtable discussion on P. acnes prevention and management
3.00-3.20 Afternoon tea
3.20-4.00 Case 3. New Year’s Eve in Nigeria (Tasnim Hasan)
4.00 – 4.30 Introducing the PIANOFORTE RCT (Josh Davis)
4.30-4.45 Closing comments