Prosthetic Joint Infections

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Co-presenters: Kordo Saeed, Parham Sendi, Antonia Chen, Tariq Azamgarhi, .

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Prosthetic Joint Infections

The aim of this course is to provide an overview of some of the commonly identified infection issues that occur in patients with prosthetic joint infections (PJI). This course covers the diagnostic challenges and modifiable risk factors behind PJI, before tackling antimicrobial treatment. Finally, we touch upon phage therapy and the future of Musculoskeletal Infections.

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Antonia Chen, Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery Director of Research, Arthroplasty Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston

Antonia F. Chen MD/MBA is currently an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Director of Arthroplasty Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She was the Associate Director of Research at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, an Associate Professor at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, and the Director of Medical Education Curriculum, Musculoskeletal Studies at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University. She received her BS from Yale University and her MD from Rutgers Medical School, where she graduated with Distinction in Research and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Antonia received her MBA from Rutgers Business School and is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. She completed her orthopaedic residency at the University of Pittsburgh and her fellowship in hip and knee arthroplasty at the Rothman Institute. She is a member of the Knee Society, and the first female surgeon in the Hip Society. She is on the editorial board of 8 journals, and was president of the Musculoskeletal Infection Society. She has authored over 300 publications, 45 book chapters, and 4 books, has won multiple research awards, and has presented all over the world.

Kordo Saeed, Consultant Microbiologist/ University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Associate Professor / University of Southampton

Consultant clinical microbiologist and lead for bacteriology Laboratory at University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust & an honorary professor (associate at the University of Southampton School of medicine.
Dr Kordo Saeed MB ChB, MSc, FRCPath, FISAC, DM, currently working as a consultant clinical microbiologist and lead for bacteriology Laboratory at University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. He is an honorary professor (associate at the University of Southampton School of medicine.
Kordo is the secretary for the Skin, Bone and Joint infection working group of the International Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (ISAC). He is also the chair of the Rapid Diagnostics and Biomarker Working group of ISAC. He has published on diagnostics, Infection Control, Antibiotic Stewardship, Bone and Joint infections & Sepsis. He is a member of the advisory board for the Journal of Bone and Joint infection (JBJI) and a member of the editorial review board for Journal of Orthopaedic research (JOR).

Tariq Azamgarhi, Specialist Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust

Tariq Azamgarhi, has been specialist antimicrobial pharmacist at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospitals NHS Trust since 2015. He was awarded a Masters in Pharmacy degree from University of Portsmouth in 2007, a diploma in clinical pharmacy practice from University of Medway in 2011 and became an independent prescriber in 2019.
He is currently the lead pharmacist for the bone infection unit at the RNOH delivering specialist care to patients being treated for complex bone and joint infections in an inpatient and outpatient setting. The RNOH is a centre of excellence for bone and joint infections, accepting referrals nationally and internationally.
Tariq has an interest in OPAT and antimicrobial stewardship. He also has an interest in research and is currently undertaking a PhD project on surgical prophylaxis in primary bone sarcomas. He has presented at various national and international orthopaedic infection conferences.

Dr Parham Sendi, Professor of infectious disease, University of Bern, Switzerland

Dr. Parham Sendi graduated with an MD degree from University of Basel in 2000. He did his internal medicine residency training in Switzerland and his infectious diseases fellowship training at the University Hospital in Bern, Switzerland, and a research fellowship at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. He worked as locum consultant and honorary PhD supervisor at the Oxford University Hospitals, UK. He is a Professor of Infectious Diseases at University of Bern in Switzerland, COVID-19 consultant for the Federal Office of Public Health in Switzerland, and currently invited as a visiting guest professor at the Division of Infectious Diseases at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Sendi has published more than 140 peer reviewed publications. His research interest evolves around the topics of osteoarticular, intravascular, central nervous system, and streptococcal infections, and PK/PD of antibiotics, and since 2020, COVID-19. He is a leading author of several Swiss guidelines in the field of Ortho-ID. In addition, he serves as the editor in Chief of Journal of Bone and Joint Infection and is a member of the scientific committee of Clinical Microbiology and Infection.