Congratulations to our post-doctoral fellow Dr Laith Alzubaidi who on 9 September 2022 was awarded a Société Européenne pour la Chirurgie de l'Epaule et du Coude and European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow (SECEC-ESSSE) basic science grant to conduct research into 'Quantitative Deep learning model for muscle assessment of the rotator cuff on MRI’.

The 30th SECEC-ESSE Congress was held in Ireland this year, with aims to foster ‘scientific cooperation and continuing training of European orthopaedic surgeons specialized in surgery of the shoulder and elbow’ as described on the conference website.

Dr Alzubaidi winning submission asks the question, ‘can we predict the rotator cuffs regenerative capacity and improve clinical decision making?' where he will collaborate with Dr Freek Hollman (QUASR), Dr Ashish Gupta (QUASR), Prof Yuantong Gu (QUT), Dr Asma SalhiRuth Delaney, and A/Prof. Kenneth Cutbush.

This marks another milestone achievement for Dr. Alzubaidi and the Centre for Joint Biomechanics as our research impact makes a presence in Europe.

Congratulations again on this landmark achievement.