It is a great honour to host and organise the 38thAnnual Meeting of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society, which will take place in Antwerp, Belgium on 12-14 September 2019.
The conference will be held in the Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp,conveniently located in the heart of the city, in Antwerp ZOO, one ofEurope’s oldest city zoo.
Antwerp, one of the world’s major seaports and the international center of thediamond industry is today a veritable cultural capital, which prides itself on itsimpressive architecture and splendid art. Situated on the Scheldt River and 25miles north of Brussels, Antwerp is a vibrant city that offers many possibilities forentertainment, shopping, culture and nature.
The conference will bring together experts, practitioners and companies involved in the treatment of bone and joint infections. Professionals attending theconference will beneﬁt from high-level scientiﬁc presentations, knowledge sharingand net-working opportunities. The scientiﬁc programme will be provided withkeynote lectures, free paper sessions, industry symposia and posters.
The main conference theme is:“From basic science to clinical practice: theimportance of translation science in the development of concepts on infectionprevention and treatment”
The topics for EBJIS 2019 are:
• Prevention of Muscular Skeletal Infections
• Fracture-Related Infection: current concepts on diagnostics and treatment
• Diabetic foot infection: vascularisation and soft tissue management
• Optimizing PJI diagnosis strategy
• Strategies against Bioﬁlm related infections
• Spinal infections