WMR Orthopaedics Infections Day

WMR Orthopaedics Infections Day – State of the Art 

Saturday 5 November   |   8.30am – 5pm

Evan & Mary Thomson Auditorium   |   The Wesley Hospital

Proudly sponsored by     heraeuslogo   (Heraeus Medical Australia)


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

Session 1

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

Session 2

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

Session 3

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

Session 4

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