Norfolk Hospital hosts the first international conference on biofilms in implant joint infection
Consultants from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals (NNUH) and scientists from the University of East Anglia (UEA) are hosting the first international conference focussed on biofilms in prosthetic joint infection next week.
World experts with a major interest in the field of infection in Orthopaedics are being brought together by Mr Iain McNamara at NNUH and Professor John Wain of UEA from the Norwich Biofilms Group (NBG), to discuss current and future strategies for diagnosis and treatment.
Mr Iain McNamara said: We have some of the biggest names in orthopaedic surgery, biofilm research and antibiotic research in the UK coming to the conference to share information and learning with the aim of improving patient care, reducing infection and improving outcomes.
The topic will be the diagnosis and treatment of prosthetic joint infection with a particular focus on the problems of biofilms.
Infection in joint replacement is a serious complication, and may require revision surgery. We are hoping that conferences like this one will lead to early diagnosis and treatment, and that with further research the frequency of infection and the need for revision surgery will be decreased.
Attendees will include front line clinicians from some of Europes largest hospitals, representatives of major companies in the area and academics from the top research groups on antibiotic resistance, biofilms and microbial infection.
The event is being held at Norwich Research Park in Norwich on Friday 17th April 2015 and is open to orthopaedics surgeons and researchers from across the UK.