Hendrik (Paul) Dijkstra
DPhil in Evidence-Based Health Care
Improving research quality on primary cam morphology
Background: Primary cam morphology is an acquired bony prominence at the femoral head-neck junction of the hip. It likely develops during skeletal maturation as a normal physiological response to load. Although primary cam morphology is benign in many athletes’ hips, some could be burdened by hip disease. The problem is that clinicians and researchers don’t yet know who. Many questions on primary cam morphology's aetiology, treatment and prognosis remain unanswered. One reason is existing research mired in confusion partly because stakeholders have not agreed on key primary cam morphology elements, or a prioritised research agenda.
Aim: To inform a more rigorous, inclusive, and evidence-based approach to research on primary cam morphology and its natural history. Objectives: to deliver a program of mixed methods research that will:
- ascertain the level of agreement among experts on definitions, terminology, taxonomy, and imaging outcome measures for research on primary cam morphology;
- work towards an agreement (and highlight risidual disagreements) on a set of research priorities on conditions affecting the young person’s hip, focussing on primary cam morphology and its natural history;
- inform education events to engage stakeholders, disseminate the latest evidence, and stimulate debate
Prof Mike Clarke, Prof Sion Glyn Jones, Dr Jason Oke, Prof Karim Khan, Prof Trisha Greenhalgh
I have extensive clinical and leadership experience in elite sport including UK Athletics Chief Medical Officer to the Beijing and London Olympic Games and Head Quarters Doctor for Team England at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. I was the Local Organizing Committee Chief Medical Officer for the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Doha, 2014 and the Deputy Medical Director, Local Organizing Committee, IAAF World Athletics Championships, Doha 2019.
As Director of Medical Education at Aspetar I am responsible for an extensive program of accredited Continuing Medical Education / Continuing Professional Development for all healthcare practitioners at Aspetar as well as Aspetar’s undergraduate and graduate student education programs; this include the different fellowship programs in collaboration with the clinical departments.
I am an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine Qatar.
Papers and lectures
Invited speaker - The IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport, Monaco, March 2020 "To prevent and protect the hip, we have to understand primary cam morphology, its cause and prognosis - but can we yet?"
Key note speaker - International Conference on Medicine and Science in Athletics, Doha, Qatar (3-5th May 2019). "Shared decision-making in athletics"
Invited speaker – 6th Asian Football Confederation Sports Medicine Conference, Chengdu, China (4-8th March 2019). Delivered presentation: “Evidence-Based Sports Medicine”
Invited key note speaker - Swiss Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy Conference: 15-16th November 2018, BERN, Switzerland. Title: “Hip, Risk and Decision-Making”
Primary cam morphology and its natural history; Research quality; Consensus methodology; Evidence-based Health Care