Following clinical studies to improve diagnostic procedure of prosthetic joint infections were initiated in 2015 at the Charité-University Medicine hospital with support of the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) and the PRO-IMPLANT Foundation (PIF).
At the recent visit of Dr. Andrej Trampuz in Maribor, invited by the Dean of the Medical Faculty, Prof. Ivan Krajnc, a collaboration program was discussed.
Photo: University of Maribor
Medical microbiologists, Infectious Diseases physicians, medical students and researchers interested in biofilms and implant infections are invited to visit Charité – University Medicine Berlin as ESCMID Observers.
Honorable chairman of Board of Trustees of PRO-IMPLANT Foundation – Prof. Carsten Perka is one of the main coordinators of this event.
The 35th Annual Meeting of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society (EBJIS) will take place on 1-3 September 2016. The conference will be held in the historic Examination Schools in the centre of Oxford. It is one of the most important events in the field of bone and joint infections.
Prof. Dr. Zimmerli is going to give talks: “PJI: Clinical presentation, surgical options and antimicrobial therapy”, and "Prevention of PJI", and share his valuable experience in different PJI cases in upcoming Workshop on Prosthetic Joint Infection (PJI) on March 21-22.
PRO-IMPLANT Foundation laboratory researcher Mrs. Tamta Tkhilaishvili has acquired MEDEA Scholarship for her PhD project "Can bacteriophages eradicate microbial biofilms" performed at Charité-University Medicine Berlin.
On February 22-23, 2016 a round-table meeting on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of implant-associated infections will take place in the Federal Center of Traumatology, Orthopedics and Endoprosthesis Replacement, Barnaul, Russian Federation.
Hospital of Traumatology and Orthopedics (TOS) together with Faculty of Medicine and Healthcare of Riga Stradins University (RSU) with support of PRO-IMPLANT Foundation is organizing a conference Infections of the Musculoskeletal System: Basic principles, prevention, diagnosis and treatment on April 15, 2016 in Riga, Latvia.
Available in German and French.
All type of questions related to diagnosis and treatment of infection can be submitted. The consultation service will be free of charge, available in May 2016.
Featuring two new diagnostic algorithms and an updated antibiotic table.
The following articles in English and German are available for personal use in PDF.
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