2017 – ICRS Heritage Summit Gothenburg, Sweden (June 29 – July 1, 2017)
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”.
Attending ICRS meetings has been a game-changer for me as an orthopaedic surgeon. As a result, I became an early adopter of Biologics. The scientific content pertaining to Biologics that is presented from researchers all over the globe is unsurpassed.
Joanne Halbrecht, USA
The collaborations of differing medical disciplines coming together at ICRS conferences is truly special. I have learned more at these than many other conferences I attend during the year.
Brice Blatz, USA
Good scientific meetings – excellent medical information – conferences containing the latest modern science – getting to know colleagues from different countries.
Adel Hossny Hegaze, Saudi Arabia
The Annual Meetings are very informative and a good mixture between clinics and research.
Brigitte von Rechenberg, Switzerland
The only meeting where I can be a Professor in one session and a Student in the next session and learn from my FRIENDS.
Stephen P. Abelow, USA
Very educational symposium and make many good friends.
Chih Hung Chang, Taiwan
Great congress – all about cartilage in just a couple of days!
Thomas Tischer, Germany
Love ICRS family and networking opportunities offered by the ICRS. Organization of meetings/educational events is the best among similar societies. Presidents and faculty dinners are something I always look forward to.
Susan Chubinskaya, USA
ICRS content is the “go-to” educational source for those looking to develop a career in cartilage surgery.