On Thursday 30th and Friday 31st Mr Joel Melton hosted the 6th Annual Meeting of the BKS in Cambridge, at the spectacular venue of Downing College.
The facilities were first class, and once again the organisation and running of the meeting was supremely professional, thanks to David Penford and the fantastic team at Clockwork Medical.
This year’s meeting was a humdinger, with hot topic after hot topic, and with no punches pulled when discussing some of the most contentious topics that we, as specialist knee surgeons, are facing in contemporary practice.
The UK faculty were joined by a dizzying array of professors from across Europe, including;
- Professor Magnus Högström, from Sweden, talking about the Episealer focal resurfacing implant
- Professor Stefan Lohmander, also from Sweden, discussing the role of non-surgical management for degenerative meniscal tears
- Professor Roman Seil, from Luxembourg, presenting his experience of periarticular osteotomy around the knee.
Topped off by a superb presentation by Professor Andrew McCaskie, Director of the Arthritis Research UK Tissue Engineering Centre, sharing his expert insight into the world of ‘true genuine stem cell research’!
This meeting was also a milestone event in that it saw the retirement of the BKS’s founders, Mr Ian McDermott and Mr Neil Bradbury, as President and Treasurer of the BKS – with the election of Professor Mike McNicholas as our new President and Mr David Elson as our new Treasurer. This ushers in a new era in the development and evolution of the BKS, and we all look forward to Mike and Dave leading the BKS forward into even bigger and better things!