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The traditional 'Turku Biomaterials Days', organized by Turku Clinical Biomaterial Centre (TCBC) and National Doctoral Program for Musculoskeletal Disorders and Biomaterials (TBDP), will be held on Oct 28 and 29, 2010.

The topic 'Periprosthetic Infections and Their Control' will be covered by the lecture course given by prof. Geert Walenkamp (NL) and presentations by researchers in the field.

Prof. emer. Geert H.I.M. Walenkamp (MD, PhD) has clinical and scientifically been involved in orthopaedic infections since his orthopaedic career started in 1981. He has studied the pharmacokinetic aspects of local antibiotic therapy and its applications in osteomyelitis and infected prostheses. In the Netherlands, he acted as the last resort centre in the
treatment of orthopaedic infections, at the septic unit of Maastricht University Medical Centre. He has participated in many national committees for advises and guidelines in this field. He has focused also on prophylactic aspects: infection registration, perioperative prophylaxis, and advises regarding air handling constructions at the OP. He is one
of the founders of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society.


Thu 28 Oct, 2010

Satellite symposium: 09.00 - 17.00 BonAlive® User Seminar: Bioactive Glass Bone Graft Substitute,
organized by BonAlive Biomaterials Ltd, www.bonalive.com.

Venue: Mauno Koivisto Center (BioCity,Tykistökatu 6 A, 20520 Turku). Attendance to lectures free!
Registration by Oct 22, 2010; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., seats may be restricted by availability.

18.00 - 21.00 Welcome reception including poster presentations (PharmaCity, Entrance Hall and TCBC laboratory, Itäinen Pitkäkatu 4, 20520 Turku)

Fri 29 Oct, 2010 (Auditorium, SH Building 11A, Turku University Hospital, Kiinamyllynkatu 4-8, 20520 Turku)

Chairman: professor Hannu Aro
08.45 - 09.15 Coffee
09.15 - 11.00 Course: Periprosthetic infections and their control / Prof. Geert Walenkamp
11.00 - 11.15 Questions and Discussion
11.15 - 12.30 Lunch

Chairman: professor Pekka Vallittu
12.30 - 12.45 Selected PhD Student presentation - Surface wettability of composite-implants: Effect of exposed glass fibers
and particles of bioactive glass / Aous A. Abdulmajeed
12.45 - 13.00 Selected PhD Student presentation - Development of bioabsorbable antibiotic-releasing bone fixation screw / Minna Veiranto
13.00 - 13.15 Selected PhD Student presentation - Staphylococcal adhesion to DLC, DLC hybrids and biomaterials / Antti Soininen
13.15 - 13.45 Plenary I: Prosthetic joint infections following hip and knee replacement: incidence and risk factors / Dr. Esa Jämsen
13.45 - 14.00 Coffee
14.00 - 14.30 Plenary II: Infection risk of biomaterials and bone transplants in head and neck region / Doc. Matti Peltola
14.30 - 15.00 Plenary III: PET imaging in infection diagnostics / Doc. Jukka Kemppainen
15:00 Closing remarks

Attendance is free. Turku Biomaterials Days are aimed for all physicians, dentists, PhD students and other university students, including those in the programme of health biosciences or nursing science.

Registration before Oct 22, 2010 to Dr. Mervi Puska (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Dr. Teija Aho (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).