The Latest Evidence in Osteoarthritis Research, FAI and Respiratory Dysfunction

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The Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) will be putting the latest research into clinical practice at Plinth to Pitch, the joint FSEM and BASEM conference, 13-14th October in Liverpool.

From 2.00-4.00pm, on day one of the joint FSEM and BASEM conference, new evidence on osteoarthritis research will be presented by Dr Stefan Kluzek, Clinical Lecturer in SEM at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, on behalf of Professor Nigel Arden who specialises in Rheumatic Diseases and is an International Leader in epidemiology and predictive modelling and trial design.

Dr Kluzek will explain why, there has been a sea-change in the research agenda into osteoarthritis, including a strong move away from a structural osteoarthritis to pain and function, both at the level of pathogenetic research, but also in terms of outcome measures and clinical trials.

The session will also discuss the focus away from established osteoarthritis – those with definite radiographic osteoarthritis and pain, to early osteoarthritis which is defined as those with symptoms and signs of osteoarthritis in the absence of classic radiographic features.  This is now requiring a new set of criteria for definition and outcome, but will be the focus of much research over the next 5-10 years.

Professor Sion Glyn-Jones, Consultant Hip Surgeon in the Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction Service at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre will be talking about Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) research and what it means for our management of academy and adult athletes. Professor Glyn-Jones sits on the Steering Committee of the Arthritis Research UK Centre of Excellence in Sport and Osteoarthritis and the ARUK Centre of Excellence in the Pathogenesis of Osteoarthritis. He currently runs the South Midlands and Thames Valley Musculoskeletal NIHR Clinical Research Network and sits on the national board.

The FSEM session will end with a combined talk on Respiratory Dysfunction in Aquatic Sports and Achieving Marginal Gains by Dr Jon Greenwell, British Swimming Team, Dr John Dickinson, Head of the Exercise Respiratory Clinic and Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent and Dr James Hull, Consultant Respiratory Physician with expertise in asthma and exercise physiology.

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