Pro Maximis Meritis

Date: March 31, 2023, Friday
Time: 09:30-10:30
Room: W John W Sharrard

Pro Maximis Meritis: Professor Pierre Lascombes, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Birth: April 1st 1954, Nancy - France
1974: Alpine Ski Instructor, Chamonix - France
1974: Sailing Instructor, Britany - France
1982: Medical Thesis, Nancy
1979: Specialization in Sport Medicine, Specialization in Aeronautic Medicine
1982: Master in Anatomy
1984: Specialization in General Surgery
1986: Specialization in Legal Medicine
1987: Diploma of research in Human Biology (DERBH)
1987: Specialization in Paediatric Surgery
1989: Specialization in Orthopaedics
1997: UEMS in Paediatric Surgery
2013: Swiss MEBEKO recognition in Medicine, General Surgery, and Orthopaedics
Military service: 1978-1979: Medical Doctor of the National French Alpine Ski Team
Academic and Hospital positions
1982 – 1983: Chief Resident – Sainte Justine Hospital, Montréal, Canada
1983 – 2010: Department of Anatomy, University of Medicine, Nancy, France
1983-1988: Assistant / 1988-1990: Maître de Conférence des Universités
1990-2010: Full Professor of Anatomy
1990-2010: Coordinator of the Department of Anatomy
1983 – 2012: Children Hospital, University Hospital, Nancy, France
1983-1988: Chef de Clinique
1988-2012: Surgeon in Paediatric Orthopaedics
1990-2012: Professor of Paediatric Surgery
1994-2012: Chief of the Division of Paediatric Orthopaedics
1994-2012: Coordinator of the Department of Paediatric Surgery
1997-2000: Coordinator of the Federation of the Children Hospital
2000-2012: Coordinator and President of the Operating Room Board
2012 – 2019: University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
2012 – 2019: Chief of the Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics
2012 – 2019: Full Professor of Orthopaedics, Medical University of Geneva
2015 – 2018: President of the Operating Room Board of the Children Hospital
Since 2019:
Honorary Professor, Medical University of Nancy France
Consultant in Education and Research in Paediatric Orthopaedics

Contribution to EPOS
1990 - 2021: Active member, 2021 - 2022: Emeritus member
2006 - 2012: General Secretary
2014 - 2015: EPOS President
2016 - 2019: Member of the Education Committee
2016 -2018: Chairman of the Industry Committee
2017: Chairman of the Nomination Committee
Since 2022: EPOS Historian

Contribution to following changes as General Secretary with the EPOS Presidents and the Executive Board, and during the Presidency years:
2008: Completed list of the 60 EPOS countries
2008: New EPOS logo (concept G Bollini)
2008: Creation of the Nomination Committee (with A Kaelin)
2008: Creation of the EPOS Foundation (with A Kaelin)
2009: Creation of two new categories of EPOS membership: Associate and Candidate members (with A Kaelin)
2011 – 2014: first negotiations with POSNA to organize the 1st combined meeting (with A Kaelin)
2011: Creation of the BAT Courses (with B Møller Madsen and T Epeldegui)
2011: 1st SLAOTI - EPOS travelling fellowship (with T Epeldgui)
2013: Creation of the RCCC (with M Yazici and E Bar-On)
2015: 1st meeting with the representative of the allied National Society during the EPOS Annual Meeting, Marseille
2015: Decision to create a “cookbook guidelines” for the future annual meetings
2018 and 2019: Organization of the 1st and 2nd Cadaver Courses, Geneva
Contribution to Paediatric Orthopaedics
Publication of 156 peer reviews and many other papers

Elastic intramedullary nailing, 2006 (French)
Flexible Intramedullary Nailing, 2010 (English)
Books (in French): Imaging of the hip - 1988, Benign bone tumors - 1996, Fractures in children - 2002, Bone deformity corrections – 2009, Children Traumatology and Orthopaedics 2019
Chapters of books: 44
Conferences & lectures: 32 in 2109, 38 in 2018, 31 in 2017, 31 in 2016, 44 in 2015…
Main topics of Research
  • Traumatology in children including Elastic Intramedullary Nailing
  •  Bone deformity corrections and long bone lengthening’s

Membership of Scientific Societies
  • French National Academy of Surgery
  • Société Française d’Orthopédie et Traumatologie (SOFCOT)
Board member in 2002 - 2006
Société Française d’Orthopédie Pédiatrique (SOFOP)
Board member 1998 - 2003
Treasurer 2003 - 2011
President 2014 - 2015
Société Française de Chirurgie du Rachis (SFCR)
European Federation of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT)
Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA)
International Pediatric Orthopedic Think Tank (IPOTT)

Honorary Memberships:
Romanian Academy of Medical Science
Sociedad Argentina de Ortopedia y Traumatologia infantil

 Peer review reviewer (in 2023):
Journal of Children Orthopaedic (JCO)
Orthopaedics and Traumatology Surgical Research (OTSR)
International Orthopaedics (SICOT)

Visiting Professorships:
Montréal (Canada), Portland (USA), Noosa (Australia), Tel Aviv (Israel), Kurgan and Saint Petersburg (Russia), Belgrade (Serbia), Cairo (Egypt), Lisbon (Portugal), Buenos Aires (Argentina), London (UK)

Presidential and Guest lectures:
 San Diego and Wilmington (USA), Dresden (Germany, VKO), Oslo (Norway - EPOS), Vienna (Austria – EPOS), Madrid (Spain), Villa Real & Madera (Portugal), London (UK), Torino (Italy), Thessaloniki (Greece), Basel & Bern (Switzerland), Novo Mesto (Slovenia), Praha (Czech Republic), Rosario and Cordoba (Argentina), Beijing & (China)

Development of implants with Industry:
  • Licence for fixation of rod and hook for scoliosis, JBS
  • Licence for Knee prothesis REMA®
  • Legacy® and adapted instruments for scoliosis, Medtronic
  • 2Kids® Flexible nails, Styker
11 awards for best paper and/or poster
Nomination to the “Victoires de la Médecine”, 2003
Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, 2010

1994 – 2006: Member of the French Departmental Medical Council
Medical-legal expertise
1990 - 2021: Expert in Orthopaedics
2004 - 2008: Member of the National Committee, Health Ministry, Paris