On 11-13 May 2022, the European Knee Society (EKS) is meeting at Gleneagles in Scotland for its latest members-only session. After a Covid-enforced two-year hiatus, Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s Nick London is delighted to be back.
The latest closed session of the EKS was originally scheduled for 2020. It was postponed again in 2021 for obvious reasons, so we are extremely pleased to be able to welcome members and partners back to Gleneagles for this meeting which will combine the academic with the social.
Around 60 members will join us for a full agenda including the AGM. Members will present their latest papers. We’ll debate the role of robotic knee surgery and total knee surgery alignment.
And I will be presenting findings from our recent study into partial knee replacement. The study has been part-funded by a grant from the EKS so this will be an opportunity to give members the latest update now that we have started to gather 5-year data for the next phase.
We’ll also be ensuring the social elements of the meeting – which include a celebratory gala dinner – run as smoothly as the academic.
As I have written previously, the EKS brings together experienced specialist knee surgeons who all deal with arthritis. Its founding aims were to work together to study and report advances in knee treatment, and to try to improve the teaching and training of knee surgery – particularly the knee replacement surgery so often used to treat osteoarthritis.
It will be good to once more be able to do that in person.