PROF. STEFANO ZAFFAGNINI
Professor Stefano Zaffagnini is a Full Professor in Orthopaedics and Traumatology in the University of Bologna’s Faculty of Medicine. He is also Head of 2nd Clinic, Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna. He is Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics. Prof Zaffagnini’s research is focused on biomechanics in native knees as well as after ligament or meniscal injuries and prosthetic knees. His specific interests include treatments for ACL-tears, meniscal allograft transplantation, knee osteotomy, regenerative medicine, articular cartilage resurfacing procedures, complex patellofemoral instability, and difficult combined and revision injuries.
Presenting with Professor Maria Grazia Benedetti.
PROF. MARIA GRAZIA BENEDETTI
Professor Maria Grazia Benedetti is a Physiatrist and full Professor at the University of Bologna, Faculty of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Since 2011 she is also Director of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Unit of IRCSS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli in Bologna. She was a founding member of both the Italian Society of Clinical Movement Analysis (SIAMOC) and the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) Italia. Prof. Benedetti’s research interests include orthopaedic rehabilitation, clinical application of movement analysis, particularly gait analysis, dynamic electromyography, and joint biomechanics in the orthopedic and rehabilitation field.
Presenting with Professor Stefano Zaffagnini.
DR. MELANIE HOLDEN
Dr Melanie Holden is a Chartered Physiotherapist with 17 years of experience of applied health research. She is a Senior Research Fellow within the School of Medicine at Keele University where she leads the Osteoarthritis (OA) Research Group. Her research focus is optimising the management of OA through rehabilitation (non-drug, non-surgical treatments). The overall goal of her portfolio is high-quality, innovative research that positively impacts on health and care provision, and benefits patients. She utilises a ranges of research methodologies with embedded patient and public involvement. This includes individual participant data meta-analyses, cross-sectional surveys, qualitative studies, and randomised controlled trials. Dr Holden’s research has described national and international OA management, provided understanding about OA-related attitudes and beliefs and exercise adherence (including how to define, measure, and address it), and has developed, and tested, novel physiotherapy-led OA rehabilitation interventions (e.g. knee bracing for knee OA). She has over 40 peer-reviewed publications with excess of 2000 citations and has secured over £4,500,000 in grant income.
Presenting with Adele Higginbottom.
Adele Higginbottom provides day to day co-ordination of Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) in the Impact Accelerator Unit (IAU) within the School of Medicine Keele University England.
Providing ongoing advice for PPIE within the Schools research activity. This includes working closely with researchers and public members throughout the research process including developing and co-ordinating new PPIE groups.
Adele is working with researchers and public members to co-produce training sessions for public members.
She has a passion for patient involvement in research and the added value that this brings to research.
Adele has presented work for PPIE locally, nationally and internationally for the past 17 years. She has visited Sri Lanka twice, giving presentations and workshops regarding PPIE for researchers and clinicians, community members and government ministers.
Adele is a member of the EULAR (European League Against Rheumatism) Patient Research Partner group, and a founder member of the EULAR Study Group for collaborative research.
Presenting with Dr. Melanie Holden.
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