• News on best care of fragility fracture patients
Matt Costa, Orthopaedic surgeon, UKKS Conference & Incentive
• Interdisciplinary hip fracture care in South America
José Luis Dinamarca Montecinos, Geriatrician, ChileKS Conference & Incentive
• Delirium – how to prevent, detect and treat
Alasdair MacLullich, Geriatrician, UKKS Conference & Incentive
• Should all hip fracture patients have surgery?
Cecilia Rogmark, Orthopaedic surgeon, SwedenKS Conference & Incentive
• Effective nurse intervention in acute fracture care
Peter van den Berg, Nurse, The NetherlandsKS Conference & Incentive
• Rapid rehabilitation – is it possible?
Morten Tange Kristiansen, Physiotherapist, DenmarkKS Conference & Incentive
• How to rehabilitate patients with dementia?
Målfrid Kristoffersen, Orthopaedic surgeon, NorwayKS Conference & Incentive
• Nutritional interventions – food or supplements
Jack Bell, Dietitian, AustraliaKS Conference & Incentive
• Secondary prevention – the Asia-Pacific perspective
Joon Kiong Lee, Orthopaedic surgeon, MalaysiaKS Conference & Incentive
• World falls guidelines 2022 – status of implementation
Nathalie van der Velde , Geriatrician, NetherlandsKS Conference & Incentive
Nathalie van der Velde is a consultant and full professor at the Geriatrics Department of the Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands. She serves as principal investigator and leader of the research line ‘person-centered falls & fracture prevention’. Since 2022 she is a member of the Academic Board of the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EuGMS).
With regard to editorial tasks she has started as an Associate Editor for Age & Ageing in 2019 and has been appointed Deputy Editor-in-Chief in 2022. Furthermore, she is an Associate Editor of the Annals of Medicine.
Nathalie is both nationally and internationally involved in activities to improve falls and fracture prevention. She chairs the EuGMS SIG Falls and Fractures and its Task and Finish Group on fall-risk-increasing drugs and starting this year she will represent the EuGMS at the board of the Fragility Fracture Network. She is also a co-chair of the steering group of the World Falls Guideline initiative, and co-lead its polypharmacy working group. Furthermore, She is a member of the organizing committee of the World Congress on Falls and Postural Stability.
On a national level, she is co-founder and chair of the board of the annual Dutch Falls Symposium. Besides, she chairs the Dutch SIG on Falls prevention and she is a member of the board of the Dutch Syncope and Autonomic Disorders group and of the steering committee of the Dutch Falls and Dizziness Guidelines cluster. She has (co-)authored various book chapters on falls prevention, syncope/TLOC and pharmacology/deprescribing and has published over 180 peer-reviewed articles.
She has received several awards: ‘top-cited article’ of JAMDA (2018); selection for several leadership programs (AMC: 2016; Dutch Geriatrics Society: 2015; Erasmus MC: 2009); best PhD Thesis in Geriatric Medicine (NVKG, 2007-2008); the British Journal Clinical Pharmacology prize best articles (2007); as well as several poster and presentation prizes.
Scientific publications: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6477-6209
• International hip fracture comparisons – introducing the first OHDSI hip fracture studyathon
Xavier Griffin, Orthopaedic surgeon, UKKS Conference & Incentive
Professor Xavier Griffin spearheads academic orthopaedics at QMUL and Barts Health, having joined as the inaugural chair of Bone & Joint Health. Xavier’s vision is for worldclass excellence in research and clinical academic training; providing opportunity for the next generation of clinician scientists to realise their aspirations.
Xavier is a NIHR Clinician Scientist and has been awarded over £10m of research funding.His research interest is in clinical and cost effectiveness of musculoskeletal trauma interventions.
Xavier serves in the Reserve Forces, outside of work he can be found mountain biking or rock climbing usually with his young sons in tow!
• Health economy The best and cheapest way to care for fragility fracture patients
Celia Gregson, Epidemiologist, UKKS Conference & Incentive
Celia Gregson is a Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Musculoskeletal Research Unit, University of Bristol, an Honorary Consultant Orthogeriatrician at the Royal United Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Bath in the UK and a Senior Scientist at The Health Research Unit Zimbabwe. Her research spans the epidemiology of fractures, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and sarcopenia, including in sub-Saharan Africa, health service research particularly in relation to hip fracture care and the genetic epidemiology of extremes of bone density. She chairs the National Osteoporosis Guideline Group in the UK and sits on the Royal College of Physicians Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme Scientific and Publications Committee. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London.