8055 Wetzikon, Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 503 73 70
|Date||28 - 29 September|
|Event Type||Focus Meeting|
Stem Cell Research
|Attendees||100 - 300|
The ICRS will offer a Focus Meeting in September 2017 in beautiful Zurich, Switzerland. It is in the center of Europe and thus easy to reach for everybody. In September, Zurich is presenting itself very nicely with warm temperatures of the lake and still summer-like days.
The focus of that meeting will be „Osteoarthritis in the Athlete“. A topic that everybody is and will be confronted with more and more in the future. As our population is being increasingly demanding and involved in more sporting activity than ever the rate of trauma and therefore degeneration is logically increasing. “I have mild pain. You have mild arthritis. I want to do sports like ever before.” That would be a typical communication between physician and surgeon. The treating doctor as to be optimally equipped with knowledge and instruments to treat this collective of patients.
During the meeting, we will look at all major joints that are typically affected: hip, knee and ankle. Mostly clinical topics (conservative and operative) will be added by some basic scientists that will give insight what is coming from the bench. Virginia Kraus from Duke University will give a highlight lecture on Osteoarthritis. Tim Spalding will report on when we can still approach from a biological standpoint and when it is too late to save the joint. Michael Leunig will report on current surgical trends at the hip joint. Elvire Servien will represent the French patellofemoral group. Nick van Dijk will speak about his current understanding of OD treatment. Floris Lafeber will inform us about functionality, technique und foremost outcome of joint distraction. Only to name a few of internationally well-known physicians that already agreed to contribute. It will be a fully packed 2-day meeting covering all major topics when OA in the Athlete is regarded. We consider that the audience will be excited by the speaker line-up and topics. Furthermore, it is a good chance to enjoy Zurich during one of the best times of the year. More information including final program to be announced soon.