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2019 eCM XIX: Orthopaedic Infection
26th 28th June 2019, Congress Center, Davos, Switzerland

Keynote program (subject to change)

Wednesday, June 26th

Session 1 Opening Session: Clinical problem of orthopaedic Infection

09:15 – 09:45     Hamish Simpson (UK)
Musculoskeletal infection in trauma: surgical and antibiotic treatment

09:45 – 10:15     Willem-Jan Metsemakers (BE)
Berton Rahn winner: Fracture related Infection

10:15 – 10:45     Josh Wenke (US)
Challenges and strategies of protecting orthopaedic implants from bacterial colonization


Session 2         Risk factors in orthopaedic infection

11:15 – 11:45     Robert Mooney (USA)
Host and Staphylococcus aureus factors influencing orthopaedic infection severity in obesity and type 2 diabetes

11:45 – 12:15     Christopher J Hernandez (USA)
The microbiome and periprosthetic joint infection


Session 3         AOTrauma Clinical Priority Program Bone Infection

17:00 – 17:30     Stephen L Kates (USA)
The AOTrauma bone infection registry

17:30 – 18:00     Edward M Schwarz (USA)
Deriving a dose and regimen for anti-glucosaminidase antibody. Passive-immunization for patients with S. aureus osteomyelitis

Thursday, June 27th

Session 4         3D printing in Orthopaedic Infection (PrintAid)

09:00 – 09:30    Harrie Weinans (NL)
Why 3D printing for implant infections?

09:30 – 10:00     Gianluca Ciardelli (IT)
Biomimetic polymers designed as drug-free antibacterial materials and coatings


Session 5         Bone as niche for staphylococcal infection

11:15 – 11:45      Gerald Atkins (AU)
The involvement of osteocytes in staphylococcus aureus deep bone infections

11:45 – 12:15    James E Cassat (USA)
Bone appetit: host-pathogen interactions during osteomyelitis

Friday, June 28th

Session 6         Staphylococcus aureus host pathogen interactions

09:00 – 09:30     Barbara Broeker (DE)
Immune control of staphylococcus aureus in the post-genomic era

09:30 – 10:00    Annelies Zinkernagel (CH)
Clinical perspective of chronic –recurring staphylococcal infections


Session 7         Innovations in biomaterials and in vitro systems

11:00 – 11:30     Cornelia Lee-Thedieck (DE)
Mimicking the bone marrow in health and disease: 3D in vitro models to unravel the triangle interaction of host, bacteria and implant material in osteomyelitis

11:30 – 12:00     Bingyun Li (USA)
Immune stimulating biomaterials for orthopedic infection


Session 8          Bacteriophage therapy for orthopaedic infection       

14:00 – 14:30      Andrej Trampuz (DE)
Bacteriophage therapy for biofilm infections: myth or reality?

14:30 – 15:00     Rob Lavigne (BE)
Phage biology and its potential for antibacterial design strategies


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