Sunday, March 19, 2017
8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
San Diego Convention Center
Room: 4
San Diego, California

Meeting Organizers

Dennis Janssen, PhD, Research & Education Chair
Kenneth Mann, PhD, Chair Elect
Heidi-Lynn Ploeg, PhD, Member-at-Large
Chris Roche, MSE, MBA, Member-at-Large
Harry van Lenthe, PhD, Treasurer
Nico Verdonschot, PhD, Chair
Peter Walker, PhD, Member-at-Large
Janie Wilson, PhD, Membership Chair
Markus Wimmer, PhD, Secretary 

About the Meeting

We are excited to announce the first meeting of the Orthopaedic Implants Section. Of many possible themes, we have chosen to focus on total knee replacement (TKR) this year. Presentations of esteemed invited speakers will last for 20 minutes followed by an extensive discussion. Topics will focus on historical aspects and retrieval analyses of TKR in order to identify lessons learned from historical (failed) and existing designs. Furthermore, a retrospective view will be taken of the innovation process and whether innovation has stagnated in recent years. Additionally, a future perspective will be presented in terms of design, materials, surgical tools and evaluation methods to improve the quality of TKR.

It will also be discussed how CE and FDA regulations affect clinical introduction and whether the testing requirements and efforts are reasonably balanced against the risk to introduce unsafe devices on the market. The meeting will end with a general assembly. We look forward to your contributions to the open discussion, so that we can together shape the future of the Orthopaedic Implant Section to meet your needs in orthopaedic research.

Coffee service will be provided to all meeting attendees on behalf of the section.

(as of December 2016)

  • Kenneth Mann, PhD, SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Christopher Roche, MSE, MBA, Exactech, Inc.
  • Peter Walker, PhD, New York University-Hospital for Joint Diseases

Meeting Agenda

Coming February 2017