12 August 2016
Bundled know-how for advanced patient care at the ELCCR
This was the second time that AORecon participated at the ELCCR meeting. “We were thrilled to be invited again. This is a big honor, and is also in recognition for our successful symposium at last year's meeting, where we found great approval,” shares Bas Masri, a member of the AORecon Education Delegation.
At this year’s event, AORecon proudly held a Controversies in Joint Preservation and Replacement in Hip and Knee symposium, which consisted of two half-day plenary sessions that were chaired by Bas Masri and Julio César Palacio, Director of the ELCCR.
Session 1—Periprosthetic Fractures, moderated by Sacha Bittelman
Session 2—Joint Preservation of the Hip and Knee, moderated by Nicolás Restrepo
The informative program was presented by a group of international and regional faculty members:
- Sacha Bittelman (CL)
- Hernán del Sel (AR)
- Robert Hube (DE)
- Michael Huo (US)
- Mauricio Kfuri (US)
- Bas Masri (CA)
- Claudio Mella (CL)
- Jaime Quintero (CO)
- José Eduardo Quintero (CO)
- Nicolás Restrepo (CO)
- César Rocha (CO)
- Daniel Schweitzer (CL)
The audience appreciated that the speakers not only shared their knowledge, but also offered a platform to discuss controversies in hip and knee reconstructive surgery based on cases.
According to the online survey results, more than 90% of the survey participants regarded the educational content as useful (40%), very useful (50%), or extremely useful (3%). This is especially pleasing, as 80% of the survey participants call themselves independent surgeons with at least three years of experience, and 60% stated their work as reconstruction specialists at a university hospital.
Adjacent principles course
Only two days before the event, AORecon offered a two-day principles course, addressing hip and knee arthroplasty in Bogota, Colombia. The well-received course targeted advanced surgical trainees and orthopedic surgeons.