First HSS medical symposium to take place in Rio de Janeiro from Nov. 28-29

Published on November 16, 2012 at 6:06 AM · No Comments

The first medical symposium in Brazil presented by Hospitalys Ortopedia in Rio de Janeiro and New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) will take place November 28 and 29 in Rio de Janeiro.

At the symposium, which is part of an ongoing agreement to share expertise, a panel of experts from both hospitals will offer orthopedic surgeons and physiotherapists the latest information on research and treatment topics in orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Scott Rodeo, co-chief of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Special Surgery; Dr. Mathias Bostrom, a specialist in hip and knee replacement; and Dr. Federico Gerardi, a spine surgeon, will be discussing various advances in their areas of expertise. Charles Fisher, a physical therapist from HSS, will also discuss rehabilitation.

"We are very pleased to continue our collaboration with Hospitalys in Brazil and share our clinical, education and research expertise," said Hospital for Special Surgery President and CEO Louis A. Shapiro. "Our joint endeavors, including this first international symposium, reflect both of our institutions' dedication to high quality patient care, academic excellence and innovative research in orthopedics."

"We look forward to an ongoing relationship and further collaboration," said Casio Zandona, CEO/RJ for Amil Par. "Hospital for Special Surgery is the ideal partner for this initiative with their depth of experience in orthopedics, especially in sports medicine."

Earlier this year, Hospital for Special Surgery, a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and related specialties, partnered with Amil Par, the largest, most widely-recognized and respected managed healthcare organization in Brazil, to provide expertise in connection with the opening of its new orthopedic center, Hospitalys Ortopedia, in Rio de Janeiro.

Hospitalys will open its initial phase in 2013 with specialization in spine disorders, joint replacement and sports medicine, orthopedic areas for which Hospital for Special Surgery is renowned.

Next steps planned for the multi-year collaboration include establishing joint advisory councils to oversee work in the areas of quality management, clinical pathways and research priorities. Additional initiatives will offer ongoing education and training through fellowships and continuing education programs in both countries as well as digital education through HSS e-University.

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