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Symposia

Thursday, September 15, 2011
1:15pm — 3:15pm

Location

(C) Ballroom A

Symposium on Osteomyelitis

Synopsis

Biofilm theory has been proposed as a possible etiology for chronic bone infections and osteonecrosis. Understanding of this concept may change the way these infections are diagnosed and treated. This symposium is designed to present information on biofilms and its effect on bone infections. Newer treatment strategies and the rational for such management will be presented.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this symposium, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the biofilm theory.
  2. Describe diagnostic methods and the medical management of Osteomyelitis.
  3. Expalin surgical strategies used in the treatment of osteomyelitis.
Moderator

John W Hudson, DDS
Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Tennessee Medical Center
Knoxville, TN

1:15pm — 2:05pm

Role of Biofilms in Osteomyelistis
Paul Stoodley, PhD
Lecturer Microbial Tribology, National Center for Advanced Tribology, Engineering Sciences
University of Southampton, UK
Southampton, United Kingdom

2:05pm — 2:35pm

Medical Management: Antibiotic Update in Osteomyelitis
Thomas R Flynn, DMD
Associate Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Boston, MA

2:35pm — 3:05pm

Surgical Management/Immediate Grafting
John W Hudson, DDS
Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Tennessee Medical Center
Knoxville, TN

3:05pm — 3:15pm

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