Published Friday, September 27th, 2019 at 07:05 am
OVER 150 Orthopaedic Surgeons from Europe and the United States of America will attend a major Scientific Meeting on Hip and Knee Orthopaedics, which is being organised by the United Orthopaedic Corporation (UOC) in association with Mater Private Cork this weekend (27/28 Sept 2019).
Top Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Mater Private Hospital Cork, Mr Karrupiah Mahalingham is the Host and the Lead Speaker at the conference at the River Lee Hotel.
Mr Karrupiah Mahalingham specialises in minimally invasive joint replacement surgery using a direct anterior approach or the ‘Bikini Hip’ for Total Hip Replacement.
The CEO at Mater Private Hospital Cork, Donna Roche, said: “Mater Private Cork is proud to be associated with such an important event, the first of its kind ever to take place in Cork. Over 150 surgeons and their partners from many European countries and the United States of America will take part in the informative meeting that will ultimately be to the benefit patients.
“As Ireland’s fastest growing private hospital and the second biggest Orthopaedic Centre outside of Dublin, it’s appropriate that Mater Private Cork should be associated with the Scientific Meeting on Hip and Knee Orthopaedics. We wish Mr Mahalingham and all the guests a very successful, productive and enjoyable conference and hope they enjoy their time in Cork.”
Apart from a full-on academic programme, the guests will get plenty of opportunities to visit local tourist attractions such as The Jameson Midleton Distillery. Ballymaloe House Hotel will host a Gala Dinner on Friday 27th September with entertainment provided by local singers, musicians and Irish Dancers. The delegates will also enjoy a round of golf at the fabulous Old Head Links in Kinsale.
The CEO of Visit Cork, Seamus Heaney, said: “Visit Cork proudly welcomes The United Orthopaedic Corporation International Scientific Meeting to our lovely City. The Mater Private Cork, who are hosting this prestigious conference have made it possible for these 150 International delegates and their partners to taste Cork’s delights and wonderful hospitality. Cork Convention Bureau (part of Visit Cork) actively promotes Cork, along with Meet in Ireland Fáilte Ireland) as a destination for Conferences and targets International associations such as the UOC.”
Since 2016, Mater Private Hospital Cork has doubled its capacity, opened a range of new state-of-the-art medical facilities including the Orthopaedic and Spine Centre, Ophthalmic Centre, a new in-patient ward and Emergency Department. Mater Private Hospital Cork is equipped with the very latest technology, private en-suite rooms and FREE valet parking for patients and visitors in a designated area. The Emergency Department, which treats patients over 16, and Urgent Cardiac Care open daily, from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.