aims to foster the development, dissemination, research and education of internal medicine in Belgium.
Come to Rotterdam from 3–5 September for the premier international event on Fragility Fractures where leading researchers, clinicians and policy makers network and exchange ideas. The congress brings together multidisciplinary experts and we encourage teams to attend. This year's congress has attracted outstanding international speakers including:
Associate Professor Nikolai Foss, head of orthopaedic and GI Anaesthesia Hvidovre Hospitalis a pioneer in the perioperative treatment of hip fracture. He has undertaken landmark randomized controlled trials examining transfusions, fluid management. In Rotterdam he will outline best practice approaches to pain management after hip fracture.
Professor Peter Giannoudis from the University of Leeds and Leeds General Infirmary is the current Editor in Chief of the Injury Journal. He will speak on how to use pathways to optimize fracture care.
Professor Opinder Sahota, is Professor of Orthogeriatric Medicine and a Consultant Physician, at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. He is a passionate advocate for multidisciplinary care of older people with a track record of contributions to UK guidelines including the NICE Neck of Femur Clinical Guidelines Development Group, the NICE Quality Standard Hip Fracture Topic Expert Group. In Rotterdam he will present on an innovative spinal vertebral osteoporosis service.
Professor Cathie Sherrington is a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health, The University of Sydney. She is an international leader in physiotherapy research who has performed key trials on falls prevention and the rehabilitation of Older People. She will be speaking on the latest information on exercise prescription and rehabilitation for people with hip fractures.
Anita Meehan is a member of the International Collaboration of Orthopaedic Nursing, ICON and will speak on translating best practice care onto fracture wards.
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SECRETARYS. Allard, MDGeneral Internal Medicine UZ BrusselsBelgium