Published: Thursday, May 15th, 2014
Golden Jubilee shares orthopaedic innovations and developments
On Friday 16 May, the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, one of Europe’s largest elective orthopaedic centres, will host the 2014 National Basic Hip Arthroplasty (hip replacement) Course.
Held at the on-site Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre, with over 140 delegates from throughout the UK and Europe attending, the Basic Hip Arthroplasty Course will cover a variety of subjects and workshops conducted by the course faculty, including several consultants from the Golden Jubilee National Hospital.
The event marks the seventh in a series of intensive hip and knee arthroplasty training courses hosted by the Golden Jubilee and is the only one of its kind inScotland.
Speaking ahead of the event, Organising Chairman and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Golden Jubilee, Mr Kamal Deep, said: “This year’s course provides a unique opportunity for orthopaedic trainees, surgeons and consultants to share their combined knowledge and experience of joint replacement.
“The Golden Jubilee is one of the largest elective Orthopaedic Centres in Europe. As such, we believe it is essential to provide and promote the highest possible standard of education and training. This is important, not only for individuals at the beginning of their careers, but to allow more established professionals to continue to find new, innovative ways to develop their knowledge and skill set. Most importantly however, courses like this ensure that patients around the UK and Europe continue to receive the most effective, up to date and safe treatment possible; delivering improved outcomes and a better quality of life.”
Since last year’s event, the Golden Jubilee has conducted pioneering research into the benefits of Computer Assisted Navigation in Total Hip Arthroplasty procedures, proving that this has the potential to dramatically improve accuracy and patient outcomes. In February it was announced that they would be expanding their service, accommodating an additional 300 procedures, performing 25% of all hip and knee replacements inScotland.
Mr Deep said: “There have been some incredible developments within the Orthopaedic Department over the past 12 months, and this year’s event offers a unique opportunity for us to meet with professionals from around the world, to share our innovations and developments.”
For more information on the Basic Hip Arthroplasty Course, head over to www.ArthroplastyCourse.com.