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.
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.
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”.
The perfect balance between scientific learning, networking, and entertainment.
The Summit on Cartilage Aging was fantastic! I really enjoyed meeting great people and made important connections
“With my first congress participation at ICRS in Bologna my activities have been extremely accelerated in the field of regenerative medicine. The opportunity to meet the experts in the world, focused on the treatment of cartilage, is fantastic. Many thanks.”
“Outstanding educational events very well organized and extremely useful for upgrading practice”
“Well done! Among the best ICRS Meeting ever! The Focus meetings provide a comprehensive overview on the specific topic- very useful!” Stephan Nehrer (Krems, Austria)
The content of the presentations serves as the best and most comprehensive resource for where cartilage repair is now and where it is going. The effort in compiling the talks has to be commended.
The ICRS congresses are always extremely well organized and I am very impressed by the organization of the society
An ideal balance between science and social networking with excellent support from Stephan and the ICRS team, all in a very good-natured atmosphere.
Execellent opportunity to network with clinicians and scientists. We are at times teachers and most other times learners during the meeting. ICRS members are FAMILY
I updated my knowledge and learned a lot about cartilage repair, met great people, enjoyed the beautiful ambiance and had a really good time.