Lee Naik is Chief Executive Officer of TransUnion Africa and is recognised as one of South Africa’s leading digital and technology transformation experts. Lee is responsible for a portfolio of businesses across 8 countries that help businesses make more informed decisions and help consumers manage their personal information better to lead a higher quality of life. Lee is the former Managing Director of Accenture Digital, having spent over 2 decades helping governments and businesses transform to drive their relevance.

Lee is recognised as a global technology commentator and speaker and has been recognised as an official influencer in the LinkedIn Top Voice awards. Lee is also passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion and has been voted by the Gender Mainstreaming Awards as one of the top Inclusive leaders on the continent.


JPC is a hip and knee surgeon, who has been chair of orthopedics at Imperial College since 2005. His practice focuses on conservative surgery, aiming to resurface worn-out joints rather than replace them. In the hip, this means using hip resurfacing technologies such as the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing or the all-ceramic H1 hip resurfacing which should be gaining a CE mark before the end of 2023. In the knee, this conservative approach leads to the use of a compartmental strategy – only relining the damaged compartments and avoiding total joint replacement whenever possible.

This strategy of ‘patient first’ has led to a run-in with the NJR in the UK, who see things differently.

At Imperial, the MSk lab, which he runs, is home to a group of 30 surgeons, engineers, and scientists working in the field of arthrosis and its management. The active domains of research include device design, VR/AR training in surgical skills, and quality of life metrics including objective metrics of function such as gait analysis on an instrumented treadmill and subjective metrics using an online platform ‘JointPro’ developed for this purpose.

After training in Oxford, and the Middlesex Hospital, JPC was appointed consultant surgeon at UCLH, spending 15 years concentrating on limb salvage and robotics. Acrobot was a haptic robotic system for partial knee replacement developed in collaboration with Imperial College. First in human trials were completed in 1999, just 7 years from the first grant. More recently, H1, a ceramic hip resurfacing, began 9 years ago. With more than 5 years of clinical data, this is still not through the regulatory system in Europe which seems determined to prevent innovation.

His clinical work used to be undertaken at King Edward VII Hospital for Officers and has now moved to the Cleveland Clinic London. He was awarded a CVO having looked after Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip for 18 years and was recently appointed orthopaedic surgeon to His Majesty the King.

JPC is married to Iona, a family doctor. They have four children, five grandchildren, one dog, three pigs, and ten sheep.


Atul Kamath is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. He serves as Vice Chair for Quality and Safety, and as the Institute Clinical Innovation Lead.

He is the Director of Hip Preservation in the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute. He specializes in open and arthroscopic treatment options for young adults with hip pain. He also performs a high volume of primary and revision hip and knee replacement.

He is a leading expert in digital technologies and robotic-assisted surgery. Dr. Kamath completed his medical degree at Harvard Medical School, residency at University of Pennsylvania, and fellowships in adult reconstruction (Mayo Clinic) and hip preservation (Muller Foundation in Europe). He has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers, routinely presents nationally and internationally, and is an expert in health-services research, emerging technologies, and the delivery of healthcare.


Dr. Lehana Thabane is Vice-President of Research at St Joseph’s Healthcare— Hamilton; Scientific Director of the Research Institute at St Joseph’s Healthcare; Professor of Biostatistics of the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact; Associate Member of the Departments of Pediatrics, Medicine, Family Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, and Anesthesia, School of Nursing, and School of Rehabilitation Science, in the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at McMaster University.

He has been honored by many international professional societies: He is an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute, Fellow of the American Statistical Association, Fellow of the Society for Clinical Trials, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and Honorary Foreign Associate Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa. He is the Past President of the Society for Clinical Trials for 2022-2023. He is the recipient of the 2020 Anne & Neil McArthur Annual Research Award and the 2022 of the Statistical Society of Canada Award for Impact of Applied and Collaborative Work.


Chief Physician, Medical Director, Team Leader Knee Surgery
Specialist in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system (FMH)
Arthroscopist and Instructor for Arthroscopy (AGA)

Prof. Dr. Michael T. Hirschmann is an affiliated professor at Basel University and head of orthopaedic surgery and traumatology at Kantonsspital Baselland, Bruderholz, Switzerland. He is also the medical director of the center of musculoskeletal diseases at Bruderholz and serves as head of a research group at department of clinical research (DKF) at University of Basel, Switzerland focusing on the knee joint. He has published over 300 academic publications in knee surgery as well as several textbooks focused on knee related research. His research focus has been on diagnostics and treatment of knee injuries involving the cartilage, meniscus or ligaments, diagnostics and treatment of patients with OA such as knee arthroplasty. Another focus lies in particular unhappy patients after knee arthroplasty.

Another major research focus lies on the evaluation and development of 3D imaging such as CT, MRI and SPECT/ CT on orthopaedic purposes.

He is considered a leading authority on knee injuries and degenerative knee problems as this is a substantial portion of his clinical practice. He has spoken widely across the globe on evidence-based approaches to diagnose and treat knee related problems such as knee injuries or osteoarthritis. His knee phenotype concept has led to a change of knee alignment in TKA, moving away from systematic to a more personalized approach. For his research and contributions Prof. Hirschmann has received more than 50 national and international awards among those the Swiss Quality Award, the ESSKAR or AAOS best scientific exhibit award.


Karl Koenig, MD, FAOA, FAAOS, FAAHKS, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and the Executive Director of UT Health Austin’s Musculoskeletal Institute. He specializes in the treatment of hip and knee arthritis, including both primary and revision surgery, and the treatment of periprosthetic fractures and prosthetic joint infections. Additionally, Dr. Koenig is an associate professor and serves as the Chief of the Division of Orthopaedics as well as the Program Director for the Joseph Miles Abell, Jr., MD, Clinical Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery for the Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care. Dr. Koenig earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and his master’s in clinical sciences from Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, where he began his work on patient outcomes and cost-effectiveness research. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and a fellowship in adult reconstruction at Stanford University Medical Center. While at Dartmouth, Dr. Koenig was one of the architects of GreenCare Pathways, a quality improvement initiative around total joint replacement, and led the Division of Adult Reconstruction at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Koenig is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.


Lead Knee Surgeon for North Bristol NHS Trust

Mr Andrew Porteous is the Lead Knee Surgeon for North Bristol NHS Trust. His practice is devoted exclusively to knee surgery and covers the Acute Knee Injury service and cartilage and ligament surgery for sportmen/women as well as treatments for early and advanced knee arthritis. These include osteotomy, partial knee replacement and total knee replacement.

A large proportion of his practice is complex referrals from other consultants, particularly for Revision knee replacements, for which he is recognised as a leading expert in the UK and Europe. He is on the Executive of the British Assoc for Surgery of the Knee, and is a member the BOA, ESSKA, EKA, ICRS, and ISAKOS. He is active in research and teaches and publishes regularly on a range of knee subjects.


Dr. Patrick Sadoghi is currently working as a professor in the University Clinic for Orthopedics and Traumatology at the Medical University of Graz. His research interests include Endoprosthetics & Biomechanics, Cartilage sports & tissue engineering and Knee surgery. He is an editorial member and reviewer in several international reputed journals. He is a member of many international affiliations. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities. He has authored many research articles related to his research interest.

Research Interest
Endoprosthetics & Biomechanics, Cartilage sports & tissue engineering and Knee surgery


Dan Hoeffel, MD FAAOS completed the Arthroplasty/Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital and is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon (American Board of Orthopedic Surgery). He was in orthopedic practice for 18 years and served as Medical Director and on the Board of Directors of a large orthopedic practice, with over 50 musculoskeletal providers, 700 employees, and multiple ancillary services, including ambulatory surgery centers, advanced imaging, and physiotherapy. He is currently the Franchise Medical Director for Joint Reconstruction at DePuy Synthes.

His areas of publication include ambulatory surgery center based total joint arthroplasty, robotic and navigated TKA, arthroplasty registry analysis, patient-specific instrumentation, and musculoskeletal value/efficiency creation. He remains committed to patient and surgeon-focused solutions that not only enhance outcomes for the individual patient but also create value for private and national healthcare systems. He has delivered orthopedic surgical care in Honduras and the Dominican Republic and continues to help develop sustainable global care delivery solutions for orthopedics.


Dr. Stefano Campi was born and raised in Rome, Italy. He earned his medical degree with laude from the School of Medicine at Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome. He completed his residency in Orthopaedics at the same institution. During his training, he visited several renowned orthopaedic centres in the US and UK. In 2017, he was selected for the European Knee Society travelling fellowship. He completed a clinical fellowship in knee surgery at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, UK, with a special focus on unicompartmental knee replacement. He achieved a Master of Science by Research at the University of Oxford, UK, on cementless fixation of unicompartmental knee replacement.

Dr Campi has been practicing as a knee surgeon at Fondazione Policlinico Campus Bio-Medico (Rome, Italy) since 2016, performing 400+ knee arthroplasties per year with a high usage of partial knee replacement. He is a Research Fellow at Campus Bio-Medico University, focusing on different aspects of knee arthroplasty, and co-authored 35+ papers on international, peer-reviewed orthopaedic journals. He carries out clinical tutoring and teaching activities for orthopaedic residents and medical students at his institution. He is and Active Member of the European Knee Society (EKS), member of the Scientific and Education Committees of the Personalised Arthroplasty Society and Knee Committee of SIAGASCOT (Italian Society of Arthroscopy, Knee, Upper Limb, Sports, Cartilage and Orthopaedic Technologies).


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