Kerstin Hagberg appointed associate professor
Physiotherapist Kerstin Hagberg, part of the world leading team at the Centre of Orthopaedic Osseointegration (COO) at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, has been appointed associate professor. Her dissertation and research focuses on clinical studies of function and quality of life among transfemoral amputees and treatment with osseointegration. We had a quick chat with her about the appointment.
Congratulations, Kerstin! Associate professor, what does this mean to you?
– I am both honoured and happy that I have taken an additional step in my career. It allows me to apply for research funding only available for associate professors. I am actually doing this as as we speak. Furthermore, I am also authorized to be a member of examination boards and supervisor for PhD students – given someone asks me.
How will this academic distinction affect your work?
– No change at all, really. But I am happy that my research at the Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics at Sahlgrenska University Hospital can contribute to a field where the research at other hospitals in Sweden and worldwide has so far been limited.
Lygdman gives presentation at Equip´aid conference
In November 2013 Sahlgrenska I.C. will participate in the conference Equip´aid – Sharing for a better future. This will be the first international meeting of reference devoted to the improvement of medical equipment support projects for healthcare facilities in the field of international aid. Our International Aid Coordinator, Anders Lygdman, will participate and also deliver a presentation to the conference plenary on the subject: “Region Västra Götaland – an example of a coordinated system for donation of surplus medical equipment for international material aid“
Marika Qvist about healthcare export at Almedalen week
Each year the Almedalen week in Visby, Sweden, gathers thousands of people interested in political and social issues. It has become a venue where politicians and representatives from different kinds of organizations can meet in an informal setting. During the 2012 Almedalen week, 1 800 events were held, a number that is expected to increase to over 2000 this year. This morning Region Skåne arranged a seminar called “Healthcare export for growth” where Sahlgrenska I.C:s CEO Marika Qvist participated.
Visiting the international dep. at Klinikum Nürnberg
During a market trip to Germany, Oscar Lindow and Paulina Sarbinowska from Sahlgrenska I.C. visited Klinikum Nürnberg. We shared our experiences regarding international patients, discussed similarities but also the challenges facing us as a consequence of the EU-directive for cross border healthcare. Tanya Porter, head of the International department has a long background within Medical Tourism and has been responsible for developing the international department at the clinic from the very start when it was founded, in 2004.
The Dep. of Rheumatology appointed Centre of Excellence
EULAR (The european league against reumatism) is an organization which strives to stimulate and support research, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of rheumatologic diseases. This year EULAR appointed the Department of Rheumatology at Sahlgrenska Academy/Sahlgrenska University Hospital to Centre of Excellence, a prestigious award which the department now shares with two other research centres/hospitals in Scandinavia.
Hans Carlsten, professor and consultant at the Department of Rheumatology and Inflammation Research and Boel Mörck, doctor and head of the Department of Rheumatology at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital point out the good collaboration between the hospital and the academy as the key success factor which made this award possible.
For more information, please visit the Sahlgrenska Academy.
Sahlgrenska I.C. wishes you a pleasant and relaxing summer! Our office will be staffed weekdays 8.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. (CEST) during the holidays.
Phone: +46 31 342 68 00
Latest advancements in Osseointegration
Today, the last day of EMSOS 2013, it is possible for healthcare professionals particularly interested in Osseointegration to follow lectures on the subject presented by the COO team from Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Rickard Brånemark, director of the Centre of Orthopedic Osseointegration at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, presented an overview of the advancements in the osseointegration treatment from when it was founded until today.
For example he mentioned that the method is very suitable for thumb amputees who can restore up to 80 percent of their functionality. The COO team expects an increase of these patients in the near future.
A patient's perspective at EMSOS
The 2013 European MusculoSkeletal Oncology Society (EMSOS) exhibition and congress is underway. Today the participants could take part not only in interesting lectures performed by orthopaedic surgeons and other health care professionals, but also listen to patients’ own experiences.
Sahlgrenska I.C. exhibits at EMSOS 2013
Paulina Sarbinowska and Sara Palmqvist represents Sahlgrenska I.C. at the 26th edition of the European Musculo-Skeletal Oncology Society (EMSOS) meeting, held May 29-31 at the Congress Hall of Svenska Mässan in Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska I.C. participates in collaboration with the Centre of Orthopeadic Osseointegration (COO) at Sahlgrenska University Hospital.
Visitors will be able to meet patients who have undergone the treatment, as well as Integrum, the manufacturer of the implants used by COO. The exibition is open from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. daily.
Fridén awarded for Outstanding Orthopaedic Research
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, AAOS, has honored Jan Fridén, professor in Hand Surgery at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, with the prestigious 2013 Kappa Delta Award for Outstanding Orthopaedic Research. Fridén shared the prize with American scientists Richard Lieber and Sam Ward from University of California, San Diego. The cermony was held in Chicago on March 20. Professor Fridén and his multidisciplinary team at Sahlgrenska University Hospital are specialized in surgical reconstruction of hand and upper limb in tetraplegia.
Click here for more information about the team and their way of working.