KNEEMO Event - sharing modern thinking, research and findings for knee osteoarthritis.


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TO BE HELD ON 25TH APRIL 2018 This is an information dissemination event to communicate the research findings of the KNEEMO Project. This event will be invaluable to any clinicians involved in treating knee osteoarthritis as well as researchers in the field.

Kneemo has been an international four year project (of which Peacocks Medical Group has been a partner), training the next generation of researchers in non-invasive treatment of knee osteoarthritis. This conference is to bring researchers and practical clinicians together to share the work to date and disseminate findings by the researchers to a wider clinical audience.


Booking is via Eventbrite here:


Interventions include:

- Gait training
- Orthotic intervention
- Physiotherapy
- The potential for modelling interventions to assess outcomes

More about KNEEMO

KNEEMO is the Initial Training Network (ITN) for knee osteoarthritis research funded through the European Commission’s Framework 7 Programme. It includes 15 research fellows employed at 8 different host institutions.

The research theme of the KNEEMO ITN is “towards targeted and tailored interventions for knee osteoarthritis” and focuses on identifying the right patients for the right treatment at the right time.

Research areas include anatomy, musculoskeletal modelling, prevention and early identification of patients, epidemiology, biomechanical mechanisms, and intervention studies. Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA) is the most common chronic musculoskeletal disorder, currently affecting over 8 million people within the EU, for which currently no cure is available. Adverse biomechanics, affected through some of the major health issues of our time (ageing, obesity, sedentary lifestyle) lie at the heart of the disease.

This will be invaluable to any clinicians involved in treating knee osteoarthritis as well as researchers in the field.

Timetable - 25th April 2018, Raddisson Blu, Liverpool

10.00   -   Introduction to the KNEEMO International Training Network project, Professor Martijn Steultjens, Glasgow Caledonian University

10.10   -   Clinical Introduction, Dr Fraser Birrell, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer & Consultant Rheumatologist

10.30   -   Questions/discussion

10.35   -   Impact of exercise on knee joint cartilage: systematic reviews and meta-analysis, Alessio Bricca, MSc, PhD Fellow, University of Southern Denmark

10:55   -   Patient-specific modelling framework for estimation of modified cartilage loading in OA patients during                   gait alterations, Christine Mary Dzialo, MSc, PhD Candidate, Aalborg University

11:15   -   Break

11:30   -   Tissue Engineering Approaches to Cartilage Regeneration, Professor Kenneth Dalgarno, Sir James Woodeson Professor of Manufacturing Engineering, Newcastle University

11:50   -   3D printed knee brace: obstacles in the development and benefits for clinical practice, Yoann Dessery, PhD, Independent Scientific Consultant

12.10   -   Questions/discussion

12.15   -   Lunch

13.00   -   Knee Osteoarthritis from a Physiotherapist’s perspective, Paula Goudie, Clinical Physiotheray Specialist 

13.20   -   Questions/discussion

13.25   -   Knee Osteoarthritis from an Orthotist’s perspective, Paul Charlton, MSc, Senior Orthotist, Peacocks Medical Group

13.45   -   Questions/discussion

13:50   -   Break

14.00   -   Conservative treatment effects in knee OA evaluated with gait analysis and activity assessment, Dieter Rosenbaum, PhD, Otto Bock GmbH

14:20   -   Workflow assessing the effect of gait alterations on stresses in the medial tibial cartilage  - combined musculoskeletal modelling and finite element analysis, Kimmo Halonen, PhD, Aalborg University

14:40   -   Final questions/discussion

15:00   -   Conclusion/close

Programme may be subject to change


Booking is via Eventbrite here: