ARI-TUHH scientific exchange meeting

AO Research Institute Davos (ARI) hosted scientific get together with the Institute of Biomechanics from the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, Germany in February 2014.

14 March 2014

TUHH and AO Research Institute Davos members in the snow. Second from right: Honorary guest Prof Stephan Perren.

On February 21, 2014, a meeting to share perspectives of researchers and developers in the fields of orthopedic and trauma biomechanics was held at the AO Center Davos. The workshop was organized by AO Research Institute Davos's Biomedical Services Program and the Institute of Biomechanics from the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, Germany (TUHH). The concept was to bring together two research centers with focus on similar but complimentary topics in order to develop new collaborative strategies between joint replacement and trauma care to achieve force multiplication in the field. Considering the long lasting relation between both groups with continuous staff exchange over the past decades, the importance of maintaining a close collaboration was highlighted by both institute heads, Prof Michael M Morlock (Director Institute of Biomechanics, TUHH) and Prof R Geoff Richards (Director AO Research Institute Davos).

After a tour of AO Research Institute Davos's facilities to demonstrate its capabilities, a series of presentations on key-topic in the field from both groups preceded an active and fruitful discussion. As honorary guest, Prof Stephan Perren, former AO Research Institute Davos director, enriched the discussions with his invaluable experience.

Prof Michael M Morlock (Director Institute of Biomechanics, TUHH).

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