Honorary Lectures (HL)


Nico Verdonschot, Prof., Dr., Ir.

Nico Verdonschot, Prof., Dr., Ir.

Development of patient specific reconstructive methods using advanced imaging and biomechancial modeling techniques
Thursday 01 June 2017 | 12:45 – 13:15 | Auditorium: Vienna

By Professor Nico Verdonschot, Prof. Dr. Ir.| Professor In Biomechanical Diagnostics And Evaluation Methods In Orthopaedics & Chair of the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Professor Nico Verdonschot will be presenting this year’s Erwin Morscher Honorary Lecture at the 18th EFORT Annual Congress Vienna 2017.

Nico Verdonschot, Prof., Dr., Ir.

Professor Nico Verdonschot is professor at the Biomechanical Engineering department at Twente University and at the Orthopaedics department of the Radboudumc. Prof Verdonschot is trained as a mechanical engineer and worked at the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory for the last 28 years.

He is coordinator of two European Consortia focusing on ortho-biomechanics problems. Furthermore, he is past-president of the Europeon Orthopaedic Research Society, past-president of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty and co-author of over 260 peer-reviewed publications in the ortho-biomechanics field.

Recently his research is focusing on the generation of patient-specific computer models using dynamic CT, MRI and ultrasound scanning. With these models he wants to reproduce the musculoskeletal system of humans in the computer and predict functional outcome after surgery.

Henrik Kehlet, MD, PhD

Prof. Henrik Kehlet, MD, PhD

Fast-Track Hip And Knee Replacement – Have We Reached The Goal?
Friday 02 June 2017 | 12:45 – 13:15 | Auditorium: Vienna

By Professor Henrik Kehlet, MD, Ph.D. | Professor of Perioperative Therapy, Copenhagen University, Denmark.

Professor Henrik Kehlet will be presenting this year’s Michael Freeman Honorary Lecture at the 18th EFORT Annual Congress Vienna 2017. Professor Kehlet’s presentation, entitled “Fast-Track Hip And Knee Replacement – Have We Reached The Goal?”, will explore the achievements in the orthopaedic field of his outstanding research results on the well-known concept of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS), also called “Fast-Track surgery”, a surgical approach with the ambitious “pain and risk-free” objective.

Henrik Kehlet, MD, PhD

Henrik Kehlet was Professor of Surgery at Copenhagen University and is now Professor of Perioperative Therapy at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University, Denmark.  He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK, the American College of Surgeons, the American Surgical Association, the German Surgical Society and the German Anaesthesiological Society.

Professor Kehlet’s research interests have focused on surgical pathophysiology, acute pain physiology and treatment, the transition from acute to chronic pain, postoperative fatigue and organ dysfunction.  These efforts have condensed to form the concept of ‘fast-track surgery’ with the aim of achieving the ‘pain and risk-free operation’.

Professor Kehlet has published about 1000 scientific articles predominantly within the topics of surgical pathophysiology, acute pain physiology and treatment, the surgical stress response, regional anaesthesia, postoperative fatigue, postoperative immune-function and perioperative morbidity. His research results have been condensed into the concept of “Fast-track surgery”, which is undergoing implementation worldwide.

Moreover, he has given more than 300 invited lectures at international scientific meetings and in various university departments of Surgery and Anaesthesiology in Europe, North- and South America, South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Several honorary lectures have also been shared around the world throughout his research years, from the ASRA Lecture (American Society of Regional Anesthesia, San Diego) in 1984 to the last one being the Rod Armstrong Lecture (Kings College, Ireland) in 2016. His keynote lectures include the Ben Covino and the Ferguson Lectures of the Harvard University of Boston (1995), the Annual Health Care Lecture (British Society of Anaesthetists, 1999), the Michael Cousins Lecture (Australian & New Zealand Anaesthesia Society, 2003), the International Surgery Lecture (American College of Surgeons, 2006) and the Jacques Perissat Lecture (European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, 2012).

He has received a large number of honorary awards among which we can outline the Novo-Nordic Award in 1996, the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia Distinguished Award (Alicante, Spain) in 2010, the Global Excellence Award (Capital Region, Denmark) in 2012, and, the Excellence in Research Award from the American Society of Anesthesiologists in 2014.

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