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Rio de Janeiro TWC 2014

Plenary Speakers

Andrew J. Carr

Lecture: "Improving Evidence in Orthopaedic Surgery: A Global Challenge"

Andy Carr is the Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford. The department has over 50 principal investigators, 200 researchers and 80 DPhil students housed in the Botnar Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences and the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology. Professor Carr is director of the Botnar and the NIHR, Oxford, Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit.

Professor Carr’s group investigates cellular and molecular mechanisms of age related tendon and joint degeneration and inflammation. He has developed a nanoscale electrospun patch for tissue repair that is currently being translated into the clinic.

With researchers in Oxford he has developed a series of patient reported outcome measures for orthopaedic surgery (the Oxford Scores), which have been translated into 20 languages and are now usedworldwide in multi-centre trials and national joint replacement registers. He is chief investigator on national multi-centre randomized trials of tendon surgery.

Professor Carr is a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and an NIHR Senior Investigator. He is Editor in Chief of Bone and Joint Research, a professorial fellow of Worcester College, Oxford, and a curatorof the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford.

John P. Dormans

Lecture: "Children’s Trauma: A Global Perspective"

John Dormans has been Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) since 1996. He holds the Richard M. Armstrong Endowed Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery. He is also Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Dormans has been at CHOP and Penn since 1990. He has served as President of the Medical Staff of CHOP and as the President of Children's Surgical Associates (CHOP surgical group) for four 3-year terms.

He was the recipient of both the Jesse T. Nicholson Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching and the Dean's Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching from Penn in 1995. He was an AAOS and AOA Kashewagi Suzuki travelling fellow to Japan in 1996. He will be President of the SRS for the 50th anniversary meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr Dormans has won the SRS Hibbs Award for Best Basic Science Paper in 2011 and Best Clinical Paper in 2006. Additionally, he was named President Elect for World Orthopaedic Concern. Dr Dormans is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors Orthopaedics Overseas and served on the Board of Directors of the Decade of the Bone and Joint Project. He was the President of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America for 2009-2010 and currently serves as SICOT USA Immediate Past Chairman and SICOT Foundation Secretary General.

He has published over 330 articles, authored more than 140 chapters and written/edited 5 books. He has participated as an invited lecturer in nearly 50 countries. Dr Dormans is also the Director of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship at CHOP. He has also trained 47 clinical fellows and 37 research fellows.