Norfolk Professors host international conference on biofilms in implant joint infection
Professors from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and the University of East Anglia came together last week to share experiences and ideas about improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of patients with biofilm infection.
Experts in the field of orthopaedic implant infection from around the world had the opportunity to discuss the latest molecular techniques in diagnosis and research, bioinformatics and clinical experience as well as clinical aspects of diagnosing and managing infection.
The day was hosted by Professor Iain McNamara, NNUH Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Professor John Wain, Professor of Medical Microbiology at the University of East Anglia. The event was organised jointly by NNUH and Orthopaedic Research UK and took place at the John Innes Conference Centre, Norwich.
Professor McNamara said: “Infection in Orthopaedics is a tremendously important area. This meeting brings together all of the disciplines that are essential for preventing, diagnosing and treating infection. It is only by such a collaborative approach can we address the pain and disability experienced by patients who have this complication.”