|BASK in Oxford|
|Thursday, 01 July 2010|
Wasim Khan reports on the British Association for Surgery of the Knee Spring Meeting, held at the Examination Schools, Oxford, from 25-26 March 2010
Over 300 delegates attended the 2010 British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) Spring Meeting. BASK President and Local Host, Mr Chris Dodd, started the meeting with a welcome speech before eight moderated sessions that covered topics including total and uni-compartmental knee replacements, cartilage and meniscus, ACL reconstruction and the patello-femoral joint.
The sessions included 54 selected podium presentations from institutes in Belgium, Sweden, Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Canada, USA and India, as well as the UK. The high quality poster presentations were also well attended during the breaks.
The Meeting included three excellent Guest Lectures. Professor David Murray (Oxford) provided ‘Understanding registers’. He illustrated the various drawbacks of joint registries using the Oxford Uni-compartmental Knee Replacement data as an example. The second was delivered by Professor Andrew Carr (Oxford) entitled ‘Outcome measures: Implications for orthopaedic surgeons’.
Dr Charlie Brown (Abu Dhabi) delivered ‘Anatomic ACL surgery: What is it? How to do it. Where is it going?’
The Arthroplasty Care Practitioners Association held a parallel conference with BASK, and there were a number of combined sessions. Delegates heard Mr Andrew Price (Oxford) talk about the management of early osteoarthritis, and Mr Max Gibbons (Oxford) discuss the assessment and treatment of bone and soft tissue tumours.
The social programme included a golf outing at the Frilford Heath Golf Club, but the highlight of the social programme was the Annual Association Dinner at the Trinity College.
The Meeting was one of the Society’s most successful and well-attended meetings. Details for the 2011 meeting are available at the BASK website: www.baskonline.com
Wasim Khan, Orthopaedic Registrar, Royal Free Hospital, Hamptead