For the 12th annual Mayo Arthroplasty Conference the focus will again return to primary knee arthroplasty. The objective is to provide all the knowledge base and up-to-date information a practising orthopaedic surgeon requires in 2020 over the course of a single weekend conference. To this end, a faculty of world-class orthopaedic surgeons with enormous cumulative experience has been assembled.
In accordance with participant feedback from previous conferences, the concise 6 minute presentation format has been retained for most of the didactic lectures. There will be time for questions and answers after each presentation. Again, controversies will be treated to a debate style interactive discussion with pro and con presentations. An electronic audience response system will again be in use for immediate feedback. By popular request, the “rapid-fire” key opinion section will return in 2020.
There are will again be a competition for trainees which will follow the usual format. A multiple-choice examination will permit the selection of the 6 top performing candidates to form 3 teams of 2 registrars each, who will present solutions to complex cases. Lively audience interaction in this session is assured.
The social programme will again include a welcome reception on Friday evening and there will be a course dinner on Saturday evening.
MAC Review from a 2015 speaker
“I enjoyed yet another excellent academic meeting on Revision Hip and Knee Replacement at Westport. I gave a lecture on Metal Ions Effects – Local and Systemic. This topic is important following the high rate of failure of metal on metal bearing implants. Our knowledge is expanding – but alas all the many questions cannot be fully answered yet! There was a fantastic experienced faculty from Ireland, the UK and the USA. As always, it was a great opportunity to meet friends, colleagues and the trade, in the beautiful setting of Westport” Mr Ian Kelly. http://www.iankellyortho.ie/blog/mayo-arthroplasty-conference
MAC 2016 Reviews
“I enjoyed the conference. It was a great success again and extremely well organised. Well done to all involved.” Denis Collins
“It was a great meeting. I think would not be easy to improve!!” David Beverland
“Thank you for an excellent weekend, great conference, my first time attending MAC but certainly not my last.” Tony Higgins
“Many thanks for the invitation to contribute to the Mayo Arthroplasty Conference. This is the premier orthopaedic conference in Ireland and I congratulate you yet again on having organized a fabulous conference with a very prestigious international faculty and covering key clinical topics that are challenges to the every-day clinical orthopaedic surgeon.” John O’Byrne
“Thank you for asking me to participate in your excellent conference. It was an exceptional two days and I enjoyed all the speakers and format. I cannot wait for next year, it’s already in the calendar!” Conor Hurson
“Thank you for the invitation to your great meeting and the fantastic support. It was my first time in Ireland and could not have been better. I congratulate you on the great organization and the success of the meeting.” Heinz Winkler