Evidence: an asset for patents, an ally for surgeons


Speaker – Professor Rob Nelissen

Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC),
South Holland

Friday 22 February 2019

12.30-1.30 pm

Venue – Lecture Theatre 3, F Floor, The Medical School

Abstract – Rob Nelissen is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics, Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). Title doctorate thesis (1995): ‘Fundamental aspects of the clinical evaluation of total joint prosthesis’. After his orthopaedic training (Leiden), he finished a Total Joint Fellowship in the USA (1993), in 2005 Professor Experimental Orthopaedics,.in 2006 Chairman and Professor Orthopaedics LUMC and in 2016 Medical Delta Professor at Delft University of Technology, Department of Biomechanical Engineering. He was president of the Netherlands Orthopaedic Association (2016-2018). He is the co-founder, current Chairman of the Dutch Arthroplasty Register (LROI) which is the third largest implant registry worldwide (> 670.000 implants, completeness 99%). The LROI is a quality and traceability Register of implant surgery and patient outcome. He is Chairman of N.O.R.E. (Network Orthopaedic Registries of Europe) an EFORT (European Federation Orthopaedics) committee. He initiated and performs healthcare evaluation programs. He is steering group member of the OECD on patient outcome with hip and knee implants. He published over 250 peer-reviewed articles, with focus on healthcare evaluation and prognostic modeling and optimizing outcome in arthroplasty patients. He has supervised over 30 PhD students in the past and is currently supervisor for 10 PhD students.