The purpose of ICRS is charitable: The ICRS is a forum for international collaboration in cartilaginous tissue research by bringing together basic scientists and clinical researchers engaged or interested in the field of cartilage biology and cartilaginous tissue engineering. The link between laboratory work and the daily treatments of patients in a clinical setting is very important. To serve its purpose, the ICRS organizes international congresses and various events, publishes journals, and provides a universal educational platform to stimulate education and research within the field of cartilage repair. Furthermore, the society supports research projects, scholarships, traveling fellowships and etc.
The ICRS World Congress is held every 18-month, turning around Europe, Asia and Noth America, and it is the largest gathering of scientists, clinicians, industry and many others who share their common interests and passion about cartilage. The desire to ultimately aid patients with pre-arthritis who would be otherwise doomed to an arthritic future is what drives us all to seek the holy grail of cartilage repair—true hyaline cartilage.
The next ICRS World Congress is reaching out to cartilage scientists, surgeons, and industry leaders of all nations, join us in Sitges / Barcelona, Spain from Sept 09-12, 2023.
The ICRS Focus Meetings concentrate on one specific joint or topic, following the idea that a complete and in-depth understanding of the joint function and associated pathologies are a prerequisite for successful cartilage repair. Technology advances with brilliant ideas and critical questions. Let’s get together and shape the future.
The next ICRS Focus Meeting is in Thessaloniki, Greece from June 23-25, 2022.
The ICRS Skills courses are formated as an up-to-date meeting on the surgical techniques in cartilage repair. The techniques presented in the Course range from conventional treatment of microfractures to the most recent developments in biomaterial-assisted cell transplantation. A treatment strategy is presented on how to assess and grade a cartilage defect and to plan an appropriate surgical approach to the individual problem of the patients.
ICRS Skills Courses are educational courses that will provide practical aspects of cartilage repair for the benefit of the patient. Surgical Skills Courses are the key to the quality, safety, and efficacy of cartilage repair procedures. International communication should help to standardize cartilage repair procedures bringing together experts in this field to explain and teach their experiences in surgical techniques. Hands-on Workshops should allow the surgeons to develop their techniques and standardize the application of these procedures to increase clinical outcomes. The itinerary is following a treatment strategy to assess the cartilage defect help finding an appropriate plan for how to treat the patient.
The next ICRS Summit Meeting will be hold in Italy in 2024.