The science of tribology in surgery and medicine

Date: September 23, 2016 @ 9:00 AM

Location: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street LONDON W1G 0AE

This meeting will demonstrate the dimension and effect of tribology through the experience of internationally acclaimed speakers, including the keynote address by Professor Duncan Dowson, the founder of the Science of Tribology and lead the way into enforcing principles of tribology in surgery and medicine.

This meeting will be of considerable interest to all healthcare professionals who are interested in understanding the importance of tribology and the benefits it contributes to successful outcomes in surgery and medicine.

Delegates will have the opportunity to witness some of the cutting edge developments of this technology in multi-disciplinary discussion.

Register online at the RSM website

9.00 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.30 am

Welcome and introduction

Professor Alan Roberts, President Technology in Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

9.45 am

Bio-tribology: Hard and soft

Professor Duncan Dowson, Professor Emeritus, Leeds University

10.15 am

Questions and discussion

10.35 am

The evolution of modern bearings in hip arthroplasty: lessons learnt

Professor Fares Haddad, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University College Hospital

11.05 am

Questions and discussion

11.25 am

Tea and coffee break

11.55 am

Some case studies demonstrating how tribology can affect system performance in surgery and medicine

Professor Anne Neville, Professor of tribology and surface engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds

12.25 pm

Questions and discussion

12.45 pm


1.45 pm

Can artificial joints be fluid-film lubricated?

Professor Tony Unsworth, Professor Emeritus, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Durham University

2.15 pm

Questions and discussion

2.35 pm

Using tribology to understand the mouthfeel of oral medicines

Dr Hannah Batchelor, Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham

2.55 pm

Questions and discussion

3.15 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.35 pm

Reducing cuts in boxing

Dr Mike Loosemore, Consultant Sports Physician, English Institute of Sport, University College London

3.55 pm

Questions and discussion

4.15 pm

Summary of the day

Professor Alan Roberts

4.30 pm

Completion of evaluation forms

4.40 pm

Close of meeting

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