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The Cierny-Mader Lecture

“To communicate excellence and innovation in the multidisciplinary management of bone and joint infection”

The OBIC organising committee is pleased to announce the establishment of the Cierny-Mader Lecture, named in honour of an Orthopaedic Surgeon, George Cierny, and an Infectious Diseases physician, Jon Mader, who together pioneered a multi-disciplinary model for treating bone and joint infection. The lecture will take place at each OBIC meeting and the lectureship will be awarded to a prominent practitioner in the field of bone and joint infection, who, in the opinion of the organising committee, is able to communicate excellence and innovation in the management of these difficult conditions, as was exemplified by Cierny and Mader.

OBIC 2019 – Cierny-Mader Lecture

The 5th Cierny-Mader lecture, entitled ‘Outcomes of the 2018 International Consensus Meeting on Musculoskeletal Infections’, will be delivered by Professor Thorsten Gehrke, Director of the Helios ENDO-Klinik, Hamburg.


OBIC 2018 – Cierny-Mader Lecture

The 4th Cierny-Mader lecture will be delivered by Professor Eric Senneville, Department of Infectious Diseases, Dron Hospital, Tourcoing, France

OBIC 2016 – Cierny-Mader Lecture

As OBIC 2016 was a one day instructional meeting preceding EBJIS, there was no Cierny-Mader Lecture.

OBIC 2015 – Cierny-Mader Lecture (Sponsored by British Infection Association)

The 3rd Cierny-Mader lecture was delivered by Professor Werner Zimmerli, Department of Infectious Diseases, Basel University Medical Clinic, Liestal, Switzerland

OBIC 2014 – Cierny-Mader Lecture

The 2nd Cierny-Mader lecture was delivered by Professor Jason Calhoun from West Michigan, USA. Professor Jason Calhoun’s research has focused on new approaches to manage osteomyelitis, including the testing of novel antibiotics, strategies to destroy or prevent biofilms, and surgical techniques.

OBIC 2013 – Cierny-Mader Lecture

The inaugural Cierny-Mader lecturer was given by Professor Doug Osmon, who leads the musculoskeletal infection service at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.