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Industry Symposia

Thursday, October 7, 12:50–13:50 
Room: Marmorna Hall, ground floor
The role of STIMULAN® as a local antibiotic carrier in complex infected bone and soft tissue cases
Understanding the enemy – Resistance and Persistence
Clinical challenges in resolving implant-related infections
The importance of local antibiotic carriers
The relevance of antibiograms and breakpoints in the context of local antibiotic carriers
Antibiotic resistance: are we fighting a futile battle against a more patient and powerful enemy?
PD Dr. med. Andrej Trampuz, Head of Infectiology and Septic Surgery at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Thursday, October 7, 12:50–13:50 
Room: Urška, 2nd floor
Syndromic Testing for the Diagnosis of Septic Arthritis and Prosthetic Joint Infections:

the BioFire® Joint Infection Panel*

Welcome Remarks 
A Preview of the BioFire® Joint Infection (JI) Panel*
How Can Rapid Syndromic Testing Help in the Diagnosis of Joint Infections?
Questions and Answers
Dr. Marjan Wouthuyzen-Bakker – Internist-infectiologist - University Medical Center Groningen (Groningen - The Netherlands)
Prof. Frédéric Laurent – Medical Microbiologist - Hôspital de La Croix Rousse (Lyon - France)
Dr. Sébastien Spinali – Vice President EME Medical Affairs - bioMérieux (Lyon - France) 
Dr. Bart Kensinger – Associate Director Clinical Affairs - BioFire Diagnostics, a bioMérieux Company (Salt Lake City (UT) - USA)
Dr. Jaime Esteban – Associate Physician of the Department of Clinical Microbiology - Fundación Jiménez Diaz (Madrid - Spain)
*Investigational use only. Not intended for diagnostic procedure. Not available for sale. Under review by the FDA, panel menu subject to change

Friday, 8 October, 12:35-13:35
Room: Marmorna Hall, ground floor
Improving the patient experience of bone infection - Get it right the first time
Welcome and introduction to the Oxford experience
Case presentations
Panel discussions and questions from the audience 
Summary and take home messages
Prof. Martin McNally, Lead Consultant in Limb Reconstruction Surgery, Oxford Bone Infection Unit in the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals, UK
Dr. Rik Osinga, Specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at Universitätsspital Basel 
Dr. Marjan Wouthuyzen-Bakker, Infectious Disease Specialist, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection Prevention, University of Groningen
Case presenters
Dr. Claes Olsen, MD Specialist, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg
Dr. med. Nikolai Spranger, Managing Senior Consultant, Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, BG Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin
Mr. Jamie Ferguson, Consultant in Limb Reconstruction Surgery and Trauma, Oxford Bone Infection Unit and Oxford Trauma Unit, Oxford University Hospitals, UK