Sunday, 18 March 2018

27 April 2018 Bionic limbs and osseointegration forum at the Alfred - all welcome

The Alfred-Monash forum on bionic limbs and osseointegration
is being held 3 pm Friday 27 April. All welcome, RSVP.
Mr Frank Bruscino-Raiola, Director and Head of Plastic Surgery at Alfred Health, and Mr Steven Gray, Director of Osseointegration (OI) & Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) Surgical and REHAB programme invite you to attend a forum at the AMREP Lecture Theatre

Osseointegration and Bionic Limb Integrated to Bone, Nerves and Muscles

Date: Friday 27 April 2018
Time: 2.30pm arrival/tea for 3.00pm start, followed by refreshments 4.30pm
Venue: AMREP Lecture Theatre, 75-85 Commercial Road, (between the Baker & Burnet Institutes), Melbourne 3004
RSVP for catering purposes: goo.gl/AVYu1k
Enquiries:  Mr Steven Gray, sjgray@alfred.org.au

The OI / TMR team have helped pioneer this revolutionary technique which enables amputees to gain better and more natural control of their prosthetic arms (see Alfred feature story). They have developed strong links and collaborations with leading technology developers and centres around the world – Dr Max Ortiz Catal├ín, Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden; Dr Todd Kuiken, The Rehabilitation Institute in Chicago; Prof Branemark of Sweden / USA the pioneering developer of the OI OPRA system by Integrum AB Sweden. Prof Branemark now lives in the US in San Francisco leading the clinical application from UCSF University of California San Francisco. The OPRA system is the only US FDA approved OI system for amputees and is now being clinically applied in ten countries across the world.

This event is co–hosted by the Plastic Surgery Unit at the Alfred Hospital  and the Department of Surgery, Central Clinical School , Monash University, Alfred Hospital

All welcome! Please RSVP for catering purposes: goo.gl/AVYu1k 

Program details:
Chair of meeting

Mr Steven Gray - Director: OI / TMR Surgical & Rehab programme. Plastic, Hand & Faciomaxillary Surgery Unit. Alfred Hospital.

Key Lecture

Mr Frank Bruscino-Raiola. Director and Head of Plastic, Hand and Faciomaxillary Surgery Unit.
  • Upper Limb Loss: The loss of an upper limb is a devastating event that changes a person’s life considerably and permanently.
  • OI /TMR Surgery: Surgical overview and clinical pathway and assessment of patient.
  • Bionic Limb
Additional presentations from OI / TMR Programme Medical team will cover
  • Complications    
  • Neurology
  • Radiology
  • Infectious disease & Microbiology
  • Nuclear Medicine and Pet
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • OT
  • Psychology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Prosthetics
  • Pain Medicine
  • Research

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