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Vista News - 2008 archive


>>4th November 2008 - Vista announces new CPD event: Are You Hip ?!
>>2nd November 2008 - Vista announces CPD events: Understanding & Communicating MRI Scans
>>13th October 2008 - Vista announces new CPD event: Understanding the Impinging Hip
>>6th October 2008 - Vista announces new CPD event: Advances in ACL Reconstruction
>>6th October 2008 - Vista announces price freeze for Winter!
>>23rd September 2008 - Vista announces new CPD event: Diagnosis and Management of Meniscal and Chondral Injuries and Diagnosis and Management of Knee Instability
>>9th September 2008 - Vista announces new CPD event: Pain Management in the 21st Century
>>11th August 2008 - Vista announces CPD event additional dates: Diagnosis and Management of Problems of the Meniscus and Articular Cartilage
>>9th August 2008 - Vista announces CPD events: Understanding & Communicating MRI Scans
>>4th August 2008 - Vista announces new CPD event: Under Performance Syndrome / Recent Advances in the Management of Chronic Tendinopathy
>>14th July 2008 - Vista announces new CPD event:Soft Tissue Knee Injuries
>>7th July 2008 - Vista announces new CPD event: Understanding the Impinging Hip
>>3rd June 2008 - Vista announces new CPD event: Diagnosis and Management of Problems of the Meniscus and Articular Cartilage
>>1st June 2008 - Vista announces CPD events: Understanding & Communicating MRI Scans
>>12th May 2008 - Vista announces new CPD event: Sports Psychology & Sports Injuries
>>5th May 2008 - Vista announces new CPD event: The Posterolateral Knee
>>13th April 2008 - Vista announces CPD events: Understanding & Communicating MRI Scans
>>15th January 2008 - Vista announces CPD events: Understanding & Communicating MRI Scans
>>12th January 2008 - Vista announces new CPD event: Management of common shoulder problems
>>2009 News
>>2007 News Archive

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4th November 2008
Vista announces new CPD event: Are You Hip ?!

Title:

Are You Hip? The latest orthopaedic thinking regarding hip pathology

The aim of this lecture is to give attendees a clear understanding of hip anatomy, impingement & arthroscopy and will cover hip resurfacing vs conventional total hip replacement.

Speakers:

Mr Bloomfield was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. He obtained his undergraduate degree at the Godfrey Huggins School of Medicine, University of Zimbabwe in 1983. The Conjoint Board of Examiners, Scotland awarded the qualifications LRCP(Edin); LRCS(Edin); LRCP&S(Glas) the same year.

His post-graduate orthopaedic qualifications were obtained in South Africa after registrar training in Cape Town and Pretoria.

In 1996, Mr Bloomfield emigrated with his family to the United Kingdom to take up a Consultant post in the NHS at Ashford Hospital (Middlesex). In many ways, this was the wheel turning full circle as his father was born in Woodford, East London.

Ashford Hospital merged with St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey in 1999 and Mr Bloomfield was appointed Clinical Director, Trauma and Orthopaedic services of the combined Trust in 2002. Mr Bloomfield's special interest is Hip surgery but he continues to practise in other areas of Trauma & Orthopaedics as his workload demands.

Mr Bloomfield is married to Susan (nee Warren) and they have two daughters.

Dates:

4 December 2008, 7pm – 9pm

Venue:

Vista Diagnostics, 1st Floor Capital Tower, 91 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8RT

Agenda:

18.45 – Registration

19.00 - Introduction to the evening by Mr. Patrick Carter CEO, Vista Diagnostics

19.20 - Understanding the hip and what goes wrong - Mr Mark Bloomfield FRCS

  • Basic hip anatomy, variations of normal.
  • Femoro-acetabular impingement - "sports person's hip ?"
  • Hip arthroscopy - how useful?

19.50 – Break

20.10 - Hip Resurfacing vs Conventional Total Hip Replacement - Mr Mark Bloomfield FRCS

  • Why total hips fail 
  • Why resurfacing may be better 
  • Why there may be a problem

21.00 – Finish

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2nd November 2008
Vista announces CPD events: Understanding & Communicating MRI Scans

Title:

Understanding and Communicating MRI Scans - An Introduction

Speaker:

Mr Colin Natali, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Trauma and General Orthopaedic Surgeon was appointed to the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel in December 1996. He also consults privately at The London Independent Hospital, The London Clinic, Harley Street, The Cromwell Hospital, and back2normal back and neck clinic, in London. His special interests include minimally invasive surgical procedures and the treatment of degenerative spinal conditions.

Dates:

2 December 2008, 7pm – 9pm

Venue:

Vista Diagnostics, 1st Floor Capital Tower, 91 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8RT

Agenda:

18.45   Registration

19.00   Introduction to the evening by Mr. Patrick Carter CEO, Vista Diagnostics

19.20   Becoming an expert in MRI

  • Interpreting MRI scans
  • Relating MRI findings to clinical conditions

19.50  Break

20.10   Now you’re an expert!

  • Communicating MRI findings to patients
  • Explaining the relevance of findings to a patient’s condition
  • Case Studies and Red Flags

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13th October 2008
Vista announces new CPD event: Understanding the Impinging Hip

Title:

Understanding the Impinging Hip

Femoro-acetabular impingement is now an increasingly common diagnosis and there has been a rapid growth in knowledge in this field in the last decade. This meeting will discuss the presentation, diagnosis, natural history and treatment of the condition. 

Speakers:

Mr David Ward FRCS graduated from Westminster Hospital in 1985 and trained in orthopaedics in London and Berne, Switzerland. Mr Ward was appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to Kingston Hospital/Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton in 1995 and carries out a high volume of hip and knee replacement work – he is Clinical Director of the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre. With a specialist interest in hip replacement, hip resurfacing, minimally invasive hip replacement and hip revision surgery, he has particular expertise in surgical options for the active patient. His research interests are in hip resurfacing and complex revision surgery – he contributes to national and international conferences on hip matters. Mr Ward is also Orthopaedic Consultant to the Roehampton Rehabilitation Unit and an international authority on amputation surgery.

Dates:

13 November 2008, 7pm – 9pm

Venue:

Vista Diagnostics, 1st Floor Capital Tower, 91 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8RT

Agenda:

18.45 – Registration

19.00 - Introduction to the evening by Mr. Patrick Carter CEO, Vista Diagnostics

19.20 - Clinical perspective on Femoro-acetabular Impingement - Mr David A. Ward

  • FRCS, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wimbledon Clinics

19.50 – Break

20.10 - Imaging the Impinging Hip - Dr David Connell, Consultant Musculoskeletal

  • Radiologist

21.00 – Finish

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6th October 2008
Vista announces new CPD event: Advances in ACL Reconstruction

Title:

Advances in ACL Reconstruction

Speakers:

Simon Ellis was born in 1960 in Newcastle, Staffordshire. He attended Newcastle- under-Lyme High School for Boys before studying medicine at St John's College Cambridge. Whilst at Cambridge, Simon studied medical ethics and law as his final year elective. Simon transferred to Charing Cross Hospital in London for his clinical studies and was awarded his medical degree in June 1985 followed by a Master of Arts degree in 1988.

After obtaining his surgical fellowship Simon completed his orthopaedic training in December 1996; this included 15 months at Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital where he was supervised by Neil Thomas, past president of the Knee Society, and a two-year period as senior registrar at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

Simon was appointed Consultant to Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, which he commenced at the end of December 1996. Initially Simon was appointed as a general trauma and orthopaedic surgeon; however with time, in conjunction with colleagues, his practice has become far more specialised.

Simon has invested considerable time in the study of knee surgery, in particular maintaining a keen interest in the development of soft tissue knee surgery. To this end he was invited to take part in the Stryker Arthroscopic International Forum in 2003, and was invited to tour America to explore the frontiers of arthroscopic knee surgery and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in 2006.

Currently over 99% of Simon's elective practice is knee surgery and he specialises in both knee replacement surgery as well as soft tissue knee surgery including arthroscopy, and in particular anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction where Simon has particular expertise and interest. Since his tour of America in 2006 he has brought accelerated rehabilitation in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction to Kent. In addition Simon has been asked to lecture on anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction at international meetings.

Outside work Simon is interested in photography and computer technology which he harnesses in his medical practice. Simon also enjoys cycling, classical music and is a keen skier. Simon has two children, Timothy, a keen musician, member of the National Childrens Orchestra which toured China in October 2006, and Jemima who is a keen cross country runner as well as having an interest in drama.

Dates:

6 November 2008, 7pm – 9pm

Venue:

Vista Diagnostics, 1st Floor Capital Tower, 91 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8RT

Agenda:

18.45 – Registration

19.00 - Introduction to the evening by Mr. Patrick Carter CEO, Vista Diagnostics

19.20 - ACL Injury

Mr Simon Ellis, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, MA (Cantab), MBBS, FRCS (Orth)

  • Introduction & Diagnosis
  • MRI Scans
  • Treatment choices

19.50 – Break

20.10 - ACL Reconstruction

Mr Simon Ellis, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, MA (Cantab), MBBS, FRCS (Orth)

  • The operation
  • Accelerated Rehabilitation
  • Questions

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6th October 2008
Vista announces price freeze for Winter!

Vista Diagnostics the leading provider of low cost high quality MRI scans in Central London is pleased to announce its current 2008 prices are being extended beyond year end and will remain available until the end of March 2009. 

Prices range from £200 to £400 per single region MRI scan, depending on day and time of appointment selected.

Prices vary based on daily demand, so the most affordable prices are available during less busy periods - for example, early morning).

The fee for Intravenous contrast if clinically indicated is £125 per dose.

To book an appointment call 0845 450 3559.

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23rd September 2008
Vista announces new CPD event:
Diagnosis and Management of Meniscal and Chondral Injuries and Diagnosis and Management of Knee Instability

Title:

Diagnosis and Management of Meniscal and Chondral Injuries and Diagnosis and Management of Knee Instability

Speakers:

Fares Haddad is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at University College London Hospitals, the Princess Grace Hospital and the Wellington Hospital. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Orthopaedics.

After qualifying from the Middlesex Hospital and University College Hospital, he completed his postgraduate training at the St. Bartholomew's, Royal Free and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospitals in London. He then undertook Specialist Fellowship Training in Hip and Knee reconstruction and Sports Medicine in Gainsville and Los Angeles in the USA and Vancouver, Canada.

His clinical and research interests centre around hip and knee reconstructions including complex and revision joint replacements and lower limb arthroscopy, ligament injuries and reconstructive surgery.

Dates:

23 October 2008, 7pm – 9pm

Venue:

Vista Diagnostics, 1st Floor Capital Tower, 91 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8RT

Agenda:

18.45 – Registration

19.00 - Introduction to the evening by Mr. Patrick Carter CEO, Vista Diagnostics

19.20 - Diagnosis and Management of Meniscal and Chondral Injuries

  • Mr Fares Haddad, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, BSc MCh (Orth) FRCS
  • (ORTH) Dip Sports Med FFSCM

19.50 – Break

20.10 - Management of Knee Instability

  • Mr Fares Haddad, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, BSc MCh (Orth) FRCS
  • (ORTH) Dip Sports Med FFSCM

21.00 – Finish

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9th September 2008
Vista announces new CPD event: Pain Management in the 21st Century

Title:

Pain Management in the 21st Century

This lecture looks at contemporary practice in pain medicine.

Dr Jenner gives an overview of all the relevant aspects of pain medicine, including basic physiology and pharmacology, and a description of a number of common pain complaints including musculoskeletal pain (lower back pain, whiplash, thoracic pain) and neuropathic pain (including complex regional pain syndrome and neuropathies). Dr Jenner explains the multimodal approach to the management of pain including the role of different medications, physiotherapy and rehabilitation, minimally invasive pain management procedures and pain psychology, pain management programmes and advanced pain management procedures including spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal pumps.

The session is fully interactive with the course participants, which makes this a lively and interesting educational forum. There will be ample opportunity for asking questions including questions about participants patients. 

Speakers:

Dr Jenner is a Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia St Mary's Hospital, London, W2. He is also an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College, London, SW7.
He qualified at The London Hospital Medical College in 1995. He trained in Anaesthesia at The London and St Bartholomew's Hospitals, where he developed a specialist interest in Pain Medicine.
He then underwent higher specialist training in West London, where his posts included being a Specialist Registrar in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia at St Mary's, Central Middlesex, Chelsea and Westminster and Charing Cross Hospitals.
He completed a Fellowship in Pain Medicine at The Royal Marsden Hospital, London.
He is Director of London Pain Consultants, which aims to provide pain-relief and rehabilitation, allowing restoration to a productive life.

Dates:

9 October 2008, 7pm – 9pm

Venue:

Vista Diagnostics, 1st Floor Capital Tower, 91 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8RT

Agenda:

18.45 – Registration

19.00 - Introduction to the evening by Mr. Patrick Carter CEO, Vista Diagnostics

19.10 - Pain Management in the 21st Century - Dr C A Jenner

20.00 - Break

20.10 - Pain Management in the 21st Century - Dr C A Jenner

21.00 – Finish

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11th August 2008
Vista announces CPD event additional dates:
Diagnosis and Management of Problems of the Meniscus and Articular Cartilage

Title:

Diagnosis and Management of Problems of the Meniscus and Articular Cartilage

The aim of this lecture is to give attendees an overview of the state of knee surgery in the 21st century with regard to the meniscus and the articular cartilage. Current practice and treatments being researched for the future will be discussed. Questions will be addressed.

Speakers:

Dr Peter Thomson MBBS, MSc Sports Med (Lond) MFSEM (UK), MRCGP, qualified from the Westminster & Charing Cross Medical School in 1985. He trained in Sports Medicine at the Academic Department of Sports Medicine, Royal London Hospital & Queen Mary College and gained a distinction in his Masters Degree in 2002. He works as a General Practitioner treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries in his practice. He is also a GPwSI in Orthopaedics, and works with Mr Adrian Fairbank at the Soft Tissue Knee Clinic, St George’s Hospital. He acts as a Sports Physician to Millwall Academy Football Club and has an interest in injuries associated with soccer and running.

Mr Adrian Fairbank MA FRCS qualified in 1986 after receiving an award to read medicine at Queens’ College Cambridge, and St Thomas’s Hospital London. He spent two years in Orthopaedic Fellowship, at Johns Hopkins University in USA, and Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia. Appointed as a Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer to St Georges Hospital, London in 1997, he has spent time as Surgical Tutor, Lead Clinician (Knees), and was a member of the Research and Ethics Committee for three years. Currently working part time in the NHS at St Georges and the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre, his research interests currently lie in product development with a global Orthopaedic company. His sub specialist interests lie in ‘keyhole’ arthroscopic knee surgery, ligament reconstruction and total and partial knee replacement. Consulting in Parkside and Ashtead Hospitals, and Harley Street, he is regularly asked to contribute in both national and international conferences.

Dates:

11 September 2008, 7pm – 9pm

Venue:

Vista Diagnostics, 1st Floor Capital Tower, 91 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8RT

Agenda:

18.45 – Registration

19.00 - Introduction to the evening by Mr. Patrick Carter CEO, Vista Diagnostics

19.20 - I’ve hurt my knee – what have I done?

Dr Peter Thomson, Sports Physician, Wimbledon Clinics

  • Interpreting clinical signs
  • Investigations leading to treatment

19.50 – Break

20.10 - How can you help me doctor?

Mr A Fairbank FRCS, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wimbledon Clinics

  • Repair or resect and it’s effect on rehabilitation
  • An algorithm for the treatment of chondral injury
  • Is Steadman’s rehabilitation required? 

21.00 – Finish

>>Back to top

9th August 2008
Vista announces CPD events: Understanding & Communicating MRI Scans

Title:

Understanding and Communicating MRI Scans - An Introduction

Speaker:

Mr Colin Natali, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Trauma and General Orthopaedic Surgeon was appointed to the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel in December 1996. He also consults privately at the London Independent Hospital, The London Clinic, Harley Street, The Cromwell Hospital, and back2normal back and neck clinic, in London. His special interests include minimally invasive surgical procedures and the treatment of degenerative spinal conditions.

Dates:

9 September 2008, 7pm – 9pm

7 October 2008, 7pm – 9pm

Venue:

Vista Diagnostics, 1st Floor Capital Tower, 91 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8RT

Agenda:

18.45   Registration

19.00   Introduction to the evening by Mr. Patrick Carter CEO, Vista Diagnostics

19.20   Becoming an expert in MRI

  • Interpreting MRI scans
  • Relating MRI findings to clinical conditions

19.50  Break

20.10   Now you’re an expert!

  • Communicating MRI findings to patients
  • Explaining the relevance of findings to a patient’s condition
  • Case Studies and Red Flags

>>Back to top

4th August 2008
Vista announces new CPD event:
Under Performance Syndrome / Recent Advances in the Management of Chronic
Tendinopathy

Title:

Under Performance Syndrome (UPS)

UPS – is a common problem faced by elite endurance athletes and increasingly by ‘week–end warriors". This talk will cover the possible causes, its presentation and clinical management.

Recent Advances in the Management of Chronic Tendinopathy

Our understanding of the causes and pathology of chronic tendinopathy is constantly evolving. As a result of this there are now several new treatment options available in the management of this difficult stubborn problem.

Speakers:

Dr Mark Wotherspoon MBBS Dip Sports Med (Lond) FFSEM UK qualified from St George’s Hospital in 1985 with a view to becoming a primary care physician and Sports Medicine doctor. Having worked in orthopaedics, rheumatology and A&E, he completed his GP vocational training in 1991 before obtaining his diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine in 1992.

He has extensive team doctor experience having been club doctor at Fulham FC for eight years, London Irish RFC for two years and currently at Southampton FC. He was chief Medical Officer for England and Great Britain hockey for seven years and was recently elected as one of the first fellows of the new Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine.

His main interests are chronic groin pain, exercise related lower leg pain and under performance syndrome in athletes.

Dates:

4 September 2008, 7pm – 9pm

Venue:

Vista Diagnostics, 1st Floor Capital Tower, 91 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8RT

Agenda:

18.45 – Registration

19.00 - Introduction to the evening by Mr. Patrick Carter CEO, Vista Diagnostics

19.20 - Under Performance Syndrome

  • Dr Mark Wotherspoon, Sports Physician, Wimbledon Clinics

19.50 – Break

20.10 - Recent Advances in the Management of Chronic Tendinopathy

  • Dr Mark Wotherspoon, Wimbledon Clinics

21.00 – Finish

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14th July 2008
Vista announces new CPD event:Soft Tissue Knee Injuries

Title:

Soft Tissue Knee Injuries

The commonest knee ligament injury is the medial collateral ligament (MCL). The commonest knee ligament to be operated on is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). This meeting will discuss the presentation, diagnosis, natural history and treatment of the condition. 

Speakers:

Mr Rhidian Thomas FRCSEd (orth) FFSEM(UK) graduated in 1986 and has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Hammersmith NHS Trust since 1997. He has research interests in Knee and Ankle ligament surgery and has a specialist interest in Arthroscopic surgery of the knee and ankle as well as knee replacement surgery.

Dates:

14 August 2008, 7pm – 9pm

Venue:

Vista Diagnostics, 1st Floor Capital Tower, 91 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8RT

Agenda:

18.45 – Registration

19.00 - Introduction to the evening by Mr. Patrick Carter CEO, Vista Diagnostics

19.20 - Anatomy and Biomechanics of the MCL. 

  • Mr Rhidian Thomas FRCS, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wimbledon Clinics

19.50 – Break

20.10 - Clinical management of MCL and ACL Injuries. 

  • Mr Rhidian Thomas FRCS, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wimbledon Clinics

>>Back to top

7th July 2008
Vista announces new CPD event: Understanding the Impinging Hip

Title:

Understanding the Impinging Hip

Femoro-acetabular impingement is now an increasingly common diagnosis and there has been a rapid growth in knowledge in this field in the last decade. This meeting will discuss the presentation, diagnosis, natural history and treatment of the condition. 

Speakers:

Mr David Ward FRCS graduated from Westminster Hospital in 1985 and trained in orthopaedics in London and Berne, Switzerland. Mr Ward was appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to Kingston Hospital/Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton in 1995 and carries out a high volume of hip and knee replacement work – he is Clinical Director of the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre. With a specialist interest in hip replacement, hip resurfacing, minimally invasive hip replacement and hip revision surgery, he has particular expertise in surgical options for the active patient. His research interests are in hip resurfacing and complex revision surgery – he contributes to national and international conferences on hip matters. Mr Ward is also Orthopaedic Consultant to the Roehampton Rehabilitation Unit and an international authority on amputation surgery.

Dates:

7 August 2008, 7pm – 9pm

Venue:

Vista Diagnostics, 1st Floor Capital Tower, 91 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8RT

Agenda:

18.45 – Registration

19.00 - Introduction to the evening by Mr. Patrick Carter CEO, Vista Diagnostics

19.20 - Clinical perspective on Femoro-acetabular Impingement - Mr David A. Ward 

  • FRCS, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wimbledon Clinics

19.50 – Break

20.10 - Imaging the Impinging Hip - Dr David Connell, Consultant Musculoskeletal

  • Radiologist

21.00 – Finish

>>Back to top

3rd June 2008
Vista announces new CPD event:
Diagnosis and Management of Problems of the Meniscus and Articular Cartilage

Title:

Diagnosis and Management of Problems of the Meniscus and Articular Cartilage

The aim of this lecture is to give attendees an overview of the state of knee surgery in the 21st century with regard to the meniscus and the articular cartilage. Current practice and treatments being researched for the future will be discussed. Questions will be addressed.

Speakers:

Dr Peter Thomson MBBS, MSc Sports Med (Lond) MFSEM (UK), MRCGP, qualified from the Westminster & Charing Cross Medical School in 1985. He trained in Sports Medicine at the Academic Department of Sports Medicine, Royal London Hospital & Queen Mary College and gained a distinction in his Masters Degree in 2002. He works as a General Practitioner treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries in his practice. He is also a GPwSI in Orthopaedics, and works with Mr Adrian Fairbank at the Soft Tissue Knee Clinic, St George’s Hospital. He acts as a Sports Physician to Millwall Academy Football Club and has an interest in injuries associated with soccer and running.

Mr Adrian Fairbank MA FRCS qualified in 1986 after receiving an award to read medicine at Queens’ College Cambridge, and St Thomas’s Hospital London. He spent two years in Orthopaedic Fellowship, at Johns Hopkins University in USA, and Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia. Appointed as a Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer to St Georges Hospital, London in 1997, he has spent time as Surgical Tutor, Lead Clinician (Knees), and was a member of the Research and Ethics Committee for three years. Currently working part time in the NHS at St Georges and the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre, his research interests currently lie in product development with a global Orthopaedic company. His sub specialist interests lie in ‘keyhole’ arthroscopic knee surgery, ligament reconstruction and total and partial knee replacement. Consulting in Parkside and Ashtead Hospitals, and Harley Street, he is regularly asked to contribute in both national and international conferences.

Dates:

3 July 2008, 7pm – 9pm

Venue:

Vista Diagnostics, 1st Floor Capital Tower, 91 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8RT

Agenda:

18.45 – Registration

19.00 - Introduction to the evening by Mr. Patrick Carter CEO, Vista Diagnostics

19.20 - I’ve hurt my knee – what have I done?

Dr Peter Thomson, Sports Physician, Wimbledon Clinics

  • Interpreting clinical signs
  • Investigations leading to treatment

19.50 – Break

20.10 - How can you help me doctor?

Mr A Fairbank FRCS, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wimbledon Clinics

  • Repair or resect and it’s effect on rehabilitation
  • An algorithm for the treatment of chondral injury
  • Is Steadman’s rehabilitation required? 

21.00 – Finish

>>Back to top

1st June 2008
Vista announces CPD events:Understanding & Communicating MRI Scans

Title:

Understanding and Communicating MRI Scans - An Introduction

Speaker:

Mr Colin Natali, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Trauma and General Orthopaedic Surgeon was appointed to the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel in December 1996. He also consults privately at the London Independent Hospital, The London Clinic, Harley Street, The Cromwell Hospital, and back2normal back and neck clinic, in London. His special interests include minimally invasive surgical procedures and the treatment of degenerative spinal conditions.

Dates:

1 July 2008, 7pm – 9pm

8 July 2008, 7pm – 9pm

Venue:

Vista Diagnostics, 1st Floor Capital Tower, 91 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8RT

Agenda:

18.45   Registration

19.00   Introduction to the evening by Mr. Patrick Carter CEO, Vista Diagnostics

19.20   Becoming an expert in MRI

  • Interpreting MRI scans
  • Relating MRI findings to clinical conditions

19.50  Break

20.10   Now you’re an expert!

  • Communicating MRI findings to patients
  • Explaining the relevance of findings to a patient’s condition
  • Case Studies and Red Flags

>>Back to top

12th May 2008
Vista announces new CPD event: Sports Psychology & Sports Injuries

Title:

Sports Psychology and Sports Injuries

While there can be no question as to the vital roles that sports medics, surgeons, and physiotherapists all play in helping a sports person get back on their feet after injury, the psychological aspects of recovering from a sports injury are often overlooked. This talk will considered how sports psychology can contribute to the management and rehabilitation of sports injuries. In addition, the aim of this lecture is to give attendees a clear understanding of the lateral side of the knee. This area of the knee consists of complex anatomy and often presents difficulty when assessing injury and other pathologies.

Speakers:

Dr Geoff Lovell CPsychol graduated from St. Mary’s College in 1991 before taking a psychophysiology research scholar position at the Manchester Metropolitan University where he gained his sports psychology PhD in 1998. After leaving Manchester he combined applied practice with academic positions first at Roehampton University London, then at Kingston University as the Principle Lecturer and Course Director for Sports Science, then at Bond University, Australia, as an Associate Professor.

Currently he is the Course Leader for the University of Gloucestershire’s Masters degree in Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences. Dr. Lovell has over fifteen years experience of sports psychology with both elite and recreational performers, is chartered as a psychologist by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and has been accredited for a scientific support and research by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) since 1996. Although he has worked with numerous sports, he has also been the team psychologist for several Lottery funded national teams, including disabled weightlifting, sprint kayaking and target shooting.

Though his specialist area spans the breadth of sports psychology, particular areas of interest include injury management and rehabilitation, as well as under-performance syndrome in athletes. Working from a biopsychosocial model of health, psychological support has been shown to provide a very positive adjunct to medical intervention. Sport psychology can be very effective in helping athletes cope with the trauma of injuries and adhere to the rehabilitation process, accelerating their return to full training and competition. Furthermore, psychological interventions can be very important for athletes to regain their confidence following surgery, thus facilitating the realisation of their full performance potential and, particularly importantly, decreasing their risk of re-injury.

In addition his applied psychology consultancy and lecturing to both undergraduate and postgraduates, Dr Lovell continues to research - presenting at international conferences, publishing peer reviewed scientific journal articles and book chapters - as well as supervising students for higher degrees by research.

Mr Jonathan Bell FRCS graduated in 1987 from the University of London and has held the position of Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Kingston NHS Trust/Queen Mary’s University hospital since 1998..  Mr Bell has a variety of research interests including ligament injuries of the knee, tendinopathy and predictive outcome measures of total knee replacement. With a specialist interest in arthroscopic knee surgery including complex ligament reconstruction and knee replacements including partial minimally invasive joint replacement, Mr Bell is a leader in his field

Dates:

12 June 2008, 7pm – 9pm

Venue:

Vista Diagnostics, 1st Floor Capital Tower, 91 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8RT

Agenda:

18.45 – Registration

19.00 - Introduction to the evening by Mr. Patrick Carter CEO, Vista Diagnostics

19.20 - Sports Psychology & Sports Injuries, Dr Geoff Lovell, Wimbledon Clinics

19.50 – Break

20.10 - Posterolateral knee ligament injuries - Are they really that difficult to understand ?

Mr Johnathan Bell FRCS, Wimbledon Clinics

  • Relevant anatomy and pathoanatomy of the injury
  • Building on this to understand the multidirectional nature of these injuries
  • Assessing Posterolateral Injuries

21.00 – Finish

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5th May 2008
Vista announces new CPD event:The Posterolateral Knee

Title:

The Posterolateral Knee - Unravelling the assessment and treatment of a difficult area of the knee. The aim of this lecture is to give attendees a clear understanding of the lateral side of the knee.  This area of the knee consists of complex anatomy and often presents difficulty when assessing injury and other pathologies.  Two experts in their field from Wimbledon Clinics will share their experience.  Current practice and treatments being researched for the future will be discussed.  Questions will be answered.

Speakers:

Dr Peter Thomson MBBS, MSc Sports Med (Lond) MFSEM (UK), MRCGP, qualified from the Westminster & Charing Cross Medical School in 1985. He trained in Sports Medicine at the Academic Department of Sports Medicine, Royal London Hospital & Queen Mary College and gained a distinction in his Masters Degree in 2002. He works as a General Practitioner treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries in his practice. He is also a GPwSI in Orthopaedics, and works with Mr Adrian Fairbank at the Soft Tissue Knee Clinic, St George’s Hospital. He acts as a Sports Physician to Millwall Academy Football Club and has an interest in injuries associated with soccer and running.

Mr Jonathan Bell FRCS graduated in 1987 from the University of London and has held the position of Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Kingston NHS Trust/Queen Mary’s University hospital since 1998.. Mr Bell has a variety of research interests including ligament injuries of the knee, tendinopathy and predictive outcome measures of total knee replacement. With a specialist interest in arthroscopic knee surgery including complex ligament reconstruction and knee replacements including partial minimally invasive joint replacement, Mr Bell is a leader in his field

Dates:

5 June 2008, 7pm – 9pm

Venue:

Vista Diagnostics, 1st Floor Capital Tower, 91 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8RT

Agenda:

19.00 - Introduction to the evening by Mr. Patrick Carter CEO, Vista Diagnostics

19.20 - Unravelling lateral knee pain


(Dr Peter Thomson, Sports Physician)

  • Diagnosing the many pathologies that present with lateral knee pain
  • Interpreting clinical signs
  • Investigations leading to treatment

19.50 – Break

20.10 - Posterolateral knee ligament injuries - Are they really that difficult to understand


(Mr Johnathan Bell FRCS, Wimbledon Clinics)

  • Relevant anatomy and pathoanatomy of the injury
  • Building on this to understand the multidirectional nature of these injuries
  • Assessing Posterolateral Injuries

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13rd April 2008
Vista announces CPD events: Understanding & Communicating MRI Scans

Title:

Understanding and Communicating MRI Scans - An Introduction

Speaker:

Mr Colin Natali, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Trauma and General Orthopaedic Surgeon was appointed to the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel in December 1996. He also consults privately at the London Independent Hospital, The London Clinic, Harley Street, The Cromwell Hospital, and back2normal back and neck clinic, in London. His special interests include minimally invasive surgical procedures and the treatment of degenerative spinal conditions.

Dates:

13 May 2008, 7pm – 9pm

3 June 2008, 7pm – 9pm

10 June 2008, 7pm – 9pm

Venue:

Vista Diagnostics, 1st Floor Capital Tower, 91 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8RT

Agenda:

18.45   Registration

19.00   Introduction to the evening by Mr. Patrick Carter CEO, Vista Diagnostics

19.20   Becoming an expert in MRI

  • Interpreting MRI scans
  • Relating MRI findings to clinical conditions

19.50  Break

20.10   Now you’re an expert!

  • Communicating MRI findings to patients
  • Explaining the relevance of findings to a patient’s condition
  • Case Studies and Red Flags

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15th January 2008
Vista announces CPD events: Understanding & Communicating MRI Scans

Title:

Understanding and Communicating MRI Scans - An Introduction

Speaker:

Mr Colin Natali, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Trauma and General Orthopaedic Surgeon was appointed to the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel in December 1996. He also consults privately at the London Independent Hospital, The London Clinic, Harley Street, The Cromwell Hospital, and back2normal back and neck clinic, in London. His special interests include minimally invasive surgical procedures and the treatment of degenerative spinal conditions.

Dates:

29 January 2008, 7pm – 9pm

31 January 2008, 7pm – 9pm

13 February 2008, 7pm – 9pm

Venue:

Vista Diagnostics, 1st Floor Capital Tower, 91 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8RT

Agenda:

18.45   Registration

19.00   Introduction to the evening by Mr. Patrick Carter CEO, Vista Diagnostics

19.20   Becoming an expert in MRI

  • Interpreting MRI scans
  • Relating MRI findings to clinical conditions

19.50  Break

20.10   Now you’re an expert!

  • Communicating MRI findings to patients
  • Explaining the relevance of findings to a patient’s condition
  • Case Studies and Red Flags

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12th January 2008
Vista announces new CPD event: Management of common shoulder problems

Title:

Management of common shoulder problems

Speaker:

Mr Tariq Zaman, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dates:

12 February 2008, 7pm – 9pm

Venue:

Vista Diagnostics, 1st Floor Capital Tower, 91 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8RT

Agenda:

18.45 – Registration


19.00 - Introduction to the evening by Mr. Patrick Carter CEO, Vista Diagnostics


19.20 - Management of common shoulder problems - Mr Tariq Zaman


19.50 – Break & Tour of the Centre


20.10 - Management of common shoulder problems - Mr Tariq Zaman

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