On April 15, 2016 a conference Infections of the Musculoskeletal System: Basic principles, prevention, diagnosis and treatment took place in Riga Stradins University, Riga, Latvia. Chairman of PRO-IMPLANT Foundation Dr. Andrej Trampuz, Executive Board member Dr. Rihard Trebše and Dr. Nora Renz were invited speakers at this event.
Very popular PIF Pocket Guide to Diagnosis & Treatment of PJI is now available also as a mobile app for Android and iOS. Since its introduction, the Pocket Guide has become one of the most useful clinical tools.
Dr. Myrla Sajo from St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, USA attended the Workshop on PJI in March 21-22, 2016. She was actively involved in interactive discussions throughout the Workshop and shared her impressions with us:
Take a look at interesting and valuable feedbacks from participants:
On February 22-23, 2016 a Roundtable on Prosthetic Joint Infection took place in FSBI »FCTOE« of the Russian Federation Health Ministry, Barnaul, Russian Federation. PRO-IMPLANT Foundation chairman Dr. Andrej Trampuz and Dr. Nora Renz were invited speakers at this meeting.
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.
Annual Report 2015 (in German) here.
Annual Reports of previous years here.
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.
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.