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ICRS – Press Release – Society Name Change

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ICRS – Press Release – Society Name Change

The ICRS has been renamed into “International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society”
16/04/2018 MACAU, China / ZURICH, Switzerland, – During the 14th Member’s General Assembly, hold in Macau, China last week, the ICRS members have approved to change their society name to “International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society”

“We needed to update our group’s branding to more accurately address our new mission, vision statement and core values that we approved at the last ICRS Sorrento world congress” said Kenneth R. Zaslav, President of the ICRS. We are involved in more than just “filling potholes in cartilage” but are now the pre-eminent scientific and clinical worldwide medicine organization considering regenerative possibilities in human joints and clinically interested in Joint Preservation in all of its manifestations in both the active athlete and in the aging populations in our respective countries.

While the ICRS Vision remains: Advancing the Science & Education of the Prevention & Treatment of Cartilage Disease Worldwide, the Mission Statement was amended to state:

“The ICRS is the main forum for international collaboration in cartilaginous tissue research and joint preservation. Recognizing that there is a continuum from cartilage injury to degenerative joint disease we bring together basic scientists, clinical researchers, physicians, other healthcare providers and members of industry, engaged or interested in the field of articular biology, its genetic basis and regenerative medicine. We seek to improve our patients´ quality of life, decrease their disability and reduce the impact of degenerative joint disease on healthcare systems worldwide by preserving joints and maintaining function”. – Ends

The purpose of the ICRS is charitable: The society envisages the scientific research and the exchange of knowledge among physicians, scientists, patients and researchers of the industry in the field of Cartilage Regeneration and Joint Preservation. To serve its purpose, the society organises international congresses and events, publishes journals and provides a universal internet platform.

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The ICRS has been…
ICRS – Press Release – Society Name Change