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Summit Meeting

Summit Meeting

Last ICRS Summit

2017 – ICRS Heritage Summit Gothenburg, Sweden (June 29 – July 1, 2017)

Meeting Style 

The idea of a Summit is based on the well-established “Gordon” and “Keystone” conferences that bring together a select group of experts to discuss key scientific topics/themes. The Summit will include a small invited Faculty and 50 delegates, ideally including 15 basic scientists, 15 clinical scientists, 15 industry experts and 5 graduate students/trainees (at subsidised cost).  We expect that there will be more applicants than places available in each category and therefore those wishing to become delegates will most likely need to compete for the available places.  This will be through submission of a short statement about their contribution to the field of Cartilage Repair and to ICRS.

Meeting Format

The Summit will include a mixture of traditional lectures, extended discussion and debates on provocative themes.  Each day will end with a wrap-up session where delegates and Faculty will together explore the ideas that have emerged.  The intention is to stretch the limits of our thinking and challenge our preconceptions.

Scientific content

The Summit will look to new and challenging horizons rather than reviewing the current state of the art. The intention is to reach a consensus on what scientific, clinical and industrial work will need to be done if we are to make advances in providing new therapies for the treatment of cartilage lesions in osteoarthritis patients.  Full details of speakers and timings are shown below.


In order that all ICRS members and a wider audience can benefit from the Summit, all Faculty will be required to write a review paper summarising their contribution. These reviews will be published in the ICRS Journal, “Cartilage”.


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