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May 2015  
Abstract Submission – Deadline Extended!

Dear Colleagues,
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

We would like to draw your attention to the extended abstract deadline. Submit your abstract until 17 May 2015.

Please join us for the 4th FFN Global Congress 2015 in Rotterdam, Netherlands from 3–5 September 2015 and plan to submit your own studies and case presentations as oral or poster presentation.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Rotterdam in September 2015!

Dieu Donné Niesten Maria Crotty
Congress Chair President of the Fragility Fracture Network (FFN)
FFN 2015

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Keynote Speakers

Come to Rotterdam September 3–5 for the premier international event on Fragility Fractures where leading researchers, clinicians and policy makers network and exchange ideas. The congress brings together multidisciplinary experts and we encourage teams to attend, so please spread the word to your colleagues and network.
This year’s congress has attracted outstanding international speakers including:
Anita Meehan, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Akron General Medical Center, Ohio, USA, Member of the International Collaboration of Orthopaedic Nursing, has published important articles regarding the acute nursing care of the older adult with fragility fractures. In Rotterdam she will speak on translating best practice care onto the clinical practice in fracture wards.
Cathie Sherrington, Professor at the National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health, The University of Sydney, Australia is an international leader in physiotherapy research who has performed key trials on falls prevention and the rehabilitation of Older People. In Rotterdam she will be speaking on the latest information on exercise prescription and rehabilitation for older people with hip fractures.
Martyn J Parker FRCS(Ed), Orthopaedic Research Fellow at Peterborough Hospital, England, is one of the most well-known pioneers in the treatment of hip fracture patients. He has published many highly referred RCT and cohort studies along Cochrane reviews. In Rotterdam he will speak about the importance of the first 36 hours after hospital admission.
Nikolai Bang Foss, Ass. Professor and Head of Orthopaedic and GI Anaesthesia at Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Denmark is a pioneer in the perioperative treatment of hip fracture patients with landmark studies examining transfusion, pain and fluid management. In Rotterdam he will outline best practice approaches to pain management after hip fracture.
Opinder Sahota, Professor of Orthogeriatric Medicine and a Consultant Physician, at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, England is a passionate advocate for multidisciplinary care of older people with a track record of contributions to UK guidelines including the NICE Neck of Femur Clinical Guidelines. In Rotterdam he will present on an innovative spinal vertebral osteoporosis service.
Peter Giannoudis, Professor at the University of Leeds and Leeds General Infirmary England is the current Editor in Chief of the Injury Journal. In Rotterdam he will speak on how to use pathways to optimize fracture care.
Richard Griffiths, FRCA, Consultant Anaesthetist at Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals, England, is an expert the perioperative treatment of hip fracture patients.

In Rotterdam he will give an overview of nerve blocks and present how to manage hypotension during surgery.
Abstract Topics

Original abstracts should be submitted on subjects relevant to the following topics:

  • Peri-operative management
  • Fracture management
  • Rehabilitation after fracture
  • Prevention of new fractures
  • Research in fragility fractures
  • Changing policy

Extended deadline for abstract submission: 17 May 2015 – 23:59PM CEST
To view guidelines, please click here.

Networking Evening

We would like to invite you to join the Networking Evening on Thursday, 3 September, 19:00–22:30.

The event will take place on the Paddle Steamer “De Majesteit”, an original steam engine, in the harbour of Rotterdam. On this evening you will get the opportunity to enjoy a unique atmosphere with colleagues in a nostalgic, comfortable interior. Snacks and beverages will be provided during your stay on board.

The Paddle Steamer is located at Maasboulevaard Rotterdam, which is easy to reach from De Doelen Congress Centre either by taxi (approx. 10 minutes) or by tram (approx. 25 minutes) and promises a lovely view of characteristic parts of Rotterdam.

Join us on “De Majesteit” for this remarkable evening with a Dutch flair. To attend the networking evening you have to purchase tickets à € 40.

Tickets can be bought via the registration online portal or via e-mail to ffn-congress@mci-group.com.


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Abstract submission

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