National Joint Registry to share its internationally-recognised practice
7 May 2013
On 1-3 June 2013, representatives from across the orthopaedic community will descend upon the International Society of Arthroplasty Registers' (ISAR) 2nd Annual Congress
in Stratford-upon-Avon. As one of the hosts for the three-day event, the National Joint Registry for England, Wales and Northern Ireland will showcase its work and experience as part of the extensive programme.
The schedule of events has a strong focus on learning, sharing best practice and advancing methods of analysis to ensure data collected by national registers is used to maximum effect to benefit patients, orthopaedic surgeons and healthcare professionals.
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On Saturday 1 June, Linda Hunt (one of NJR's statistical analysis team based at the University of Bristol) will help start the event as part of a discussion on implant survival and the techniques for looking at how long implants last. Later in the day, former NJR Research Fellows Paul Baker and Simon Jameson will share their experience of getting to know NJR data which has resulted in many research papers - one of which will be presented on the Sunday afternoon.
On the Sunday, surgeon and NJR Steering Committee member Keith Tucker will talk on the use registry information in the introduction of new implants to the market. In the afternoon, surgeons Ashley Blom (NJR statistical analysis team lead) and Peter Howard (Chair, Regional Clinical Coordinators Network) will lead the programme in examining performance monitoring across implants, hospitals and that of surgical technique.
Drawing to a close on Monday 3 June, amidst an array of high-profile research paper presentations, there will also be a session for implant manufacturers. Here, NJR's Supplier Feedback system will be the focus which is currently the world's most advanced system for giving manufacturer's information relating to their own products.
NJR National Lead Elaine Young, who is also attending and speaking at the conference said: "We are delighted to be involved at this event, it's a fantastic opportunity for the registry to build international relationships further and benefit from an event that has a clear remit to improve patient safety for joint replacement surgery across the globe."
Keith Tucker added: "This event is open to all those interested in the important work registers perform, there will be plenty of opportunity to network and talk with colleagues so that you can find the and help and support you need on any topic related to post-market surveillance. Whether you are an orthopaedic surgeon, statistician, bioengineer, epidemiologist, implant manufacturer or a healthcare professional and key decision-maker with a remit for quality improvement, you are most welcome to attend."
Please go to www.isarhome.org for further information and registration details.