The BFCC organises various workshops for relevant groups within the healthcare and the industrial sector. Three workshops were held in March 2018 in Kaunas, Lithuania; Gothenburg, Sweden, and Seinäjoki, Finland. While the first one was hosted by the project partner Lithuanian University of Health Science, the second one was organised by Sahlgrenska University Hospital and the latter was a joint meeting of the BaltCityPrevention project and BFCC, in which our lead partner Life Science Nord participated.
Responding to the needs and requirements in general and, especially in view to the transnational fracture registry, of the stakeholders, one of the key aims of BFCC’s workshops is to exchange knowledge and experiences. This exchange enables the development of new approaches to problems related to fracture management. Additionally, the BFCC gains insights on the challenges of the relevant stakeholders, and is able to take the different demands into account for the further development of the transnational registry.
The attendees from the workshops were, amongst others, manufacturers of various medical devices, clinicians, rehabilitation institutions and project executors. Thus, they covered a wide range of possible stakeholders. All of the workshop participants emphasised that the BFCC is already working as a knowledge platform enhancing the opportunities for collaboration and innovative solutions within fracture management.