Bone and joint infections

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Co-presenters: Bridget Atkins, Nicholas Riley, Marjan Wouthuyzen-Bakker, Martin McNally,

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Bone and Joint Infections

The aim of this course is to help build an understanding of the treatment and management options of bone and joint infections, with a particular focus on how to diagnose bone and joint infections, and the treatment options available. This course will also include multiple case studies, detailing different scenarios that clinicians could encounter. To access the course please click on the button below.

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Dr Bridget Atkins FRCPath, FRCP, Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases physician, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Bridget Atkins is a Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases physician in Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation trust. She is a lead clinician on the Oxford Bone Infection Unit managing in-patient care on the 24 bed ward 4 months a year and enjoying weekly multidisciplinary clinics with orthopaedic and plastic surgeons. She is involved in research, publications and guidelines relating to management of bone and joint infections starting with the seminal paper on multiple intra-operative samples (J.Clin Microbiol) in 1998. She also has RCPath and RCP college training roles and now a senior management role in the trust.

Dr Marjan Wouthuyzen-Bakker, Internist-infectiologist, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands

Dr Marjan Wouthuyzen-Bakker is an internist-infectiologist and is working at the University Medical Center Groningen, in the Netherlands. Her main expertise is treating implant associated infections, like prosthetic heart valve endocarditis, vascular graft infections and periprosthetic joint infections. Marjan leads several international research projects, mainly in the field of periprosthetic joint infections, and published numerous articles in this field. She is the chair of the ESCMID European Study Group for Implant associated Infections (ESGIAI) and the Northern Infection Network of Joint Arthroplasty (NINJA). She is a board member of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society (EBJIS).

Mr Nicholas Riley, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Nick Riley is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Oxford. He is the clinical lead for Hand and Wrist surgery, with a diverse practice reflecting the varied nature of hand and wrist conditions, but with a particular interest in the management of difficult to treat infections of the hand and wrist. At a national level he is a member of the Education and Training Committee of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, and internationally a member of the Relationship and Subspecialties Committee of the Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand.

Professor Martin McNally, Lead Surgeon, Oxford Bone Infection Unit, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals

Martin McNally is Lead Surgeon at the Oxford Bone Infection Unit in the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals. He is Honorary Senior Lecturer at Oxford University and King James IV Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Martin was trained in orthopaedics in Northern Ireland, USA and Oxford, UK. He is fascinated by the interplay between humans and bacteria. He has a particular interest in bone reconstruction after osteomyelitis, infected fractures and non-unions. He runs research projects in treatments for bone infection, diagnostic methods and local antibiotic delivery systems. He is a co-principal investigator on several large multinational randomised infection trials.
Martin has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers, reviews and book chapters and contributes regularly to instructional courses and international meetings on bone infection and limb reconstruction. He is Past-President of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society (EBJIS) and President of the Girdlestone Orthopaedic Society. He is a member of the EFORT Scientific and Education Committees and co-chair of the International Fracture-related Infection (FRI) Group.
He has learned that a successful and happy career is possible when you like what you do and don’t always believe what you think.