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17th World Congress ICRS 2023

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ICRS supports compliance with international ethical standards and therefore emphasizes that all participants who would like to attend tours or social events shall bear related costs themselves. Tickets can be bought during the congress registration process.

Matchday – Fun Soccer Game ICRS vs. FC Barcelona Veterans
Friday, Sept 08, 2023, from 17.00 – 19.00 h
Stadium Port Aiguadolç, Sitges

Football (soccer) game between FC Barcelona All Star Veterans and a team selection from ICRS “Veterans” at the Sitges Football stadium, just 3 walking
minutes away from the Hotel Meliá. Do not miss this exciting fun event and support your ICRS football team!

Ticket Price: Free, no ticket needed

Last Name First Name Club City  Country Position Age
1 Nakajima Ryosuke Juntendo University Hospital Tokyo Japan Goalkeeper 31
2 Cescotti Franco Dharma Bioscience Rosario Argentina Central Defender 36
3 Karasavvidis Theofilos Hospital for Special Surgery New York City USA Central Defender/Midfielder 27
4 Alessandro  Sangiorgio Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale Viganello Switzerland Left Defender 26
5 Mario Simental Mendia Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon Monterrey Mexico Central Defender 37
6 Yan Wan-Ting Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital Guang Zhou China Right Back Defender 24
7 Previtali Davide Ospedale Regionale di Lugano Lugano Switzerland Lateral Back left or right 30
8 Buzisa Mbuku Randy Université Catholique de Louvain Bruxelles Belgium Defensive midfielder 29
9 Appolonio Emanuel University of Sao Paulo Sao Paulo Brazil Midfielder 29
10 van der Zanden Maarten Atro Medical Nijmegen Netherlands Midfielder 44
11 Salehiamin Mehdi Tehran University of Medical Sciences Tehran Iran Midfielder left 30
12 Debieux Pedro Instituto Cohen Sao Paulo Brazil Midfielder 41
13 Evan Farina Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard University Boston USA Midfielder 32
14 Shtender Grigory Private Brooklyn USA Striker 63
15 Alessandro  Bensa Ospedale Regionale di Lugano – Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale Lugano Switzerland Left Wing 26
16 Byczko Christopher JRF Ortho USA Right Wing 48
17 Li Isabel Private Toronto Canada Striker 21
18 Yoshitomo Saita Juntendo University Tokyo Japan Striker 48
19 Dallo Ignacio Sportme Medical Center Sevilla Spain Striker 47
20 Görtz Simon Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School Boston USA Bench / Reserve Goal Keeper 50
21 Saris Daniel Mayo Clinic Rochester USA Bench / Reserve Player 57
22 Goyal Deepak Saumya Arthroscopy & Sports Knee Clinic Ahmedabad India Bench / Reserve Player 54
23 Issa Botto Private Holiday USA Bench /Reserve Player / Central Defender 58
24 Van Tienen   Tony Atlanta NL Back left 50
25 Sacristan Eusebio FCB Barcelona Spain Coach
26 Cugat Ramon Instituto Cugat Barcelona Spain Team Physician
27 Urazza Fabian Barcelona Spain Team Physician
28 Snyder Jessica Mayo Clinic Rochester USA Physiotherapist
29 Garcia Montse Barcelona Spain Team Manager
Waiting List
32 Grabowski Radoslaw Medical University of Lodz Lodz Poland Right midfielder/Right defender 35
33 Slynarski Konrad Private Warszawa Poland Goalkeeper 52


Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception
Saturday, Sept 09, 2023, from 18.00 – 19.30 h

All participants, industry representatives and accompanying persons are invited to join the opening ceremony as well as the welcome reception at the Melia Sitges. The Reception is offered to you by the ICRS on a complimentary basis. After the cocktail, participants have free time for their own leisure to discover Sitges and enjoy one of the many nice restaurants, bars & clubs in the city.

Ticket Price: Free, no ticket needed

Speed Mentoring Reception
Saturday, Sept 09, 2023, from 19.00 – 20.30 h

The ICRS Translational Research Committee is happy to invite all researchers, clinicians and industry partners regardless of their career stage to the informal “Speed mentoring reception”, which will take place on September 9, at 19:00 in Room Carpa (behind the breakfast room, lobby level).

The following topics will be discussed at the tables:

  • How to start collaboration between clinicians and researchers
  • How to build a sustained research program and diversified funding portfolio
  • How to set realistic goals
  • Entrepreneurship and collaboration with industry
  • Lifestyle of clinicians vs researchers
  • Work-life harmony
  • Authorship on collaborative projects

Ticket Price: Free, no ticket needed, limited capacity (First come-first serve) Drinks and snacks will be provided.

ICRS Fun Run for Healthy Joints
Sunday, Sept 10, 2023, from 06.45 – 07.30 h

The ICRS and Hotel Melia understand that maintaining a fitness routine while travelling is difficult. Congress participants wanting to get off the treadmill and take their workout outside can join the ICRS Fun Run led by ICRS Members. Runners meet at 6:30 h in the Lobby for a four-mile jog returning by 7:30 h.

Ticket Price: €15.00

President’s Dinner in the Vineyards (upon invitation only)
Sunday, Sept 10, 2023, from 19.30 – 23.00 h

Located in the heart of Penedès and surrounded by vineyards and Mediterranean flora, sits the carefully restored Masia Torreblanca, a beautiful country house from the 15th century closely tied to its winemaking origins in the 12th century.

Ticket Price per person: (incl. transport, dinner & drinks): €150.00 (Faculty Members are invited)

Free Evening for participants’ individual programmes and for industry-related events. The hotel concierge is pleased to book a table for you at one of your favourite restaurants in town.

Catalonian Farewell Evening
Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, from 19.30 – 23.00 h

Viva La Vida! Join us for a fun evening at the scenic historic palace “Xalet Del Nin” with traditional mouth-watering food, cava, wine, beer & drinks in a relaxed party atmosphere and lots of good-mood music. The venue is situated on the coast in a fantastic location right by the Mediterranean Sea.

Ticket Price: €90.00 (incl. bus transport, dinner, drinks & entertainment).