• Research Physiotherapist, Aalborg University Hospital at Aalborg University Hospital
    Søren T. Skou is a research physiotherapist (PhD) focusing on surgical and non-surgical treatment of osteoarthritis and implementation of research in clinical practice.
    • Professor and Head of Research Unit for Musculoskeletal Function and Physiotherapy at University of Southern Denmark
    Ewa Roos is Professor and Head of Research Unit for Musculoskeletal Function and Physiotherapy at University of Southern Denmark. Her research focus is on osteoarthritis resulting from lower extremity injury and on outcomes methodology, including development of the Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS), . A special interest is the role of muscle function and exercise in prevention and treatment of lower extremity osteoarthritis. Her clinical research agenda is informed by more than 15 years clinical practice as a Physical Therapist within the contexts of Sports Medicine and Orthopedics. To address the two most common questions from patients “Is it OK to exercise when it hurts?” and “Do I wear my joints down if I exercise?” research designs ranging from qualitative studies to high-quality randomized controlled trials have been performed employing outcomes spanning from proteoglycan content of weight-bearing cartilage of the knee to patients self-report of pain, function and quality of life. She has authored more than 160 peer-reviewed publications, and her work is cited in total 6168 times with 16 papers cited more than 100 times. Her H-index is 40 (ISI Web of Science, June 2015). She is a member of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) Clinical Guidelines Committee, and the expert groups developing evidence-based clinical guidelines for osteoarthritis for the Swedish National Board of Health and for knee osteoarthritis and meniscal injury, respectively, for the Danish Authority of Medicine and Health. She is the developer of Good Life with Osteoarthritis in Denmark (GLA:D, ) providing patient education and neuromuscular exercise in primary care. Since 2012, 500+ physical therapists have been certified and more than 8.000 patients are enrolled. In 2014 she was given the Osteoarthritis Research Society’s Clinical Research Award for her outstanding contribution to exercise as prevention and treatment of pain, injury and osteoarthritis. The same year she was awarded Queen Ingrid of Denmark’s price for outstanding arthritis research by Queen Margrethe II and the Danish Rheumatism Association.
    • Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Chief Surgeon, Associate Professor at Aalborg University Hospital
    Ole Simonsen, MD, DMSc, is the Chief Surgeon and Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Aalborg University Hospital. Dr. Simonsen has published 105 peer-reviewed papers that have received 1,164 citations. He has also published three books. His current research interests are osteoarthritis, knee arthroplasty, musculo-skeletal pain, persistent postoperative pain, foot and knee malalignment, and bone regeneration.
    • Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Director, Orthopedic and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research at Brigham Health
    Jeffrey N. Katz, MD, MS graduated from Princeton University in 1980, attended Yale Medical School, and completed a medical internship and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a Rheumatology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He received a Master’s Degree in 1990 at Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Katz is currently Professor of Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at Harvard School of Public Health. He is Director of the Orthopedic and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he also has an active rheumatology practice. Dr. Katz has focused his research on the diagnosis, treatment outcomes and disparities in utilization of interventions for musculoskeletal disorders including osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, lumbar spinal stenosis and lower extremity joint replacement. He is Principal Investigator of the MeTeOR Trial, a seven-center RCT of the efficacy of arthroscopic partial meniscectomy. Dr. Katz is Principal Investigator of the Brigham and Women’s Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center (a NIAMS P60 Center) and co-Principal Investigator of a NIAMS funded T32 pre- and postdoctoral clinical research training program in musculoskeletal disorders. He is a Deputy Editor for Methodology of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Dr. Katz is a Board member and Vice President of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International and a Board member and Director of Research of Operation Walk Boston, a philanthropic organization that performs total joint replacement in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Katz received the Young Investigator Award and the Clinical Research Award (2013) from the American College of Rheumatology. A dedicated teacher, he received the Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School in 2007 and the Postdoctoral Mentoring Award from Harvard School of Public Health in 2013. Dr. Katz lives in Brookline, MA with his wife Susan Zeiger, a feminist historian of the 20th Century. He and Susy have two sons and a devoted Springer Spaniel, Ozzie.
    • Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Consultant ortopaedic surgeon, Ass. professor at Aalborg University Hospital, Northern Ortopaedic Division
    Mogens Berg Laursen, MD, PhD is a consultant orthopedic surgeon and Associate Professor in the northern orthopedic division of Aalborg University Hospital. He specializes in hip and knee arthroplasty. He has 33 peer-reviewed papers, 1 book chapter, and has made over 50 presentationss at international meetings and conferences.
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