Within the CORE-MD Consortium, Drs Lotje A. Hoogervorst,MD, PhD student is working with Dr Perla J. Marang-van de Mheen on aggregating insights from registries, big data and clinical experience (Task 3.1).

During the last  International Society of Arthroplasty Registry conference in Dublin, Drs. Hoogervorst, gave two lectures on “Quality of European orthopaedic registries for the regulatory evaluation of medical devices” and on “Validation of the Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel (ODEP) score in real-world setting”.

Prof. Alan Fraser, CORE-MD Coordinator also participated in the event highlighting the work performed by partners to provide relevant recommendation to regulators and decision makers as regards medical devices.

For recall, the members of the International Society of Arthroplasty Registries have a shared purpose of improving outcomes for individuals receiving joint replacement surgery worldwide. The focus of the society is to utilize the strength of cooperation and sharing of information and further enhance the
capacity of individual registries to meet their own aims and objectives. The society is involved in the development of frameworks to encourage collaborative activities and provides a support network for established and developing registries.