Debate Forum

The Debate Forum will cover controversial topics where opinions/philosophies in the professional world may differ. A moderator will lead the debate between two invited speakers.

A short introduction to the topic will be followed by a presentation on each of the diverging positions and a statement why the speaker thinks that the opponent’s opinion is wrong. This format will polarize and encourage a lively discussion. A strong take-home message is generated.

Duration:  60 minutes

Faculty structure:  One moderator and two speakers.

Session structure:

  • 5-minute topic introduction and general comments by the moderator
  • 10-minute presentation by each of the two speakers, favouring their treatment / philosophy with support from the literature
  • 5-10 minute presentation by the two speakers on why they think the opponent’s philosophy / treatment is wrong
  • Discussion
Title Topic Day Time
Major Tear Of The Rotator Cuff In The Elderly. Debridment Or Prosthesis Shoulder & Upper Arm Trauma Joint Preserving Surgery & Soft-tissue Repair Wed.4 June 11:00-12:00
The Unis: Multicompartmental Knee Replacement. Hype Or Hope? Knee & Lower Leg Joint Replacement – Primary Thu.5 June 11:00-12:00
First Row Carpectomi Or Midcarpal Fusion In SNAC And SLAC Wrist Hand & Wrist Miscellaneous Orthopaedics Thu.5 June 11:00-12:00
Low Back Pain: ”Do I Need An Operation? Spine Epidemiology, Prevention & Diagnosis Fri.6 June 11:00-12:00

Download the Debate Forum Sessions programme (PDF document – 1 page – 63kb)

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