Dr. Laura Wanner describing morbidity after
iliac crest harvest
Organized by Prof Martin Stoddart (ARI) and Dr Dr Fabian Duttenhoefer (Freiburg) the Davos Freiburg Research Symposium was an excellent open exchange of current research projects running at both institutes. Both Prof Stoddart (Stem Cell Focus Area Leader) and Prof Geoff Richards (ARI Director) have Honorary Professorships at the University of Freiburg and this exchange aimed to explore further areas of cooperation and interaction for the future. Team members from Prof. Dr Rainer Schmelzeisen, Prof Dr. Südkamp and Prof Dr. Bernstein presented their work followed by presentations from members of the AO Research Institute Davos team. After an introduction by Prof Dr. Schmelzeisen and Prof Stoddart a total of 15 lectures were given on multiple topics. This led to lively discussions and a plan of action was drawn up during the wrap up session. Since the meeting there has already been further interaction between the two institutes, further strengthening the connection.
The next exchange will involve AO Research Institute Davos members visiting Freiburg to update their colleagues on research progress and to observe surgical procedures. This link to the clinical environment can only help AO translate their research ideas into a clinical reality.