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The ICRS is a forum for international collaboration in cartilaginous tissue research by bringing together basic scientists and clinical researchers engaged or interested in the field of cartilage biology and cartilaginous tissue engineering. The link between laboratory work and the daily treatments of patients in a clinical setting is very important. Subsequently, ICRS has as the ultimate goal the stimulation of education and research within the field of cartilage repair through regular meetings, skills courses, publications and other forms of communication.


  • Liang Gao, Germany

    Being an ICRS member played an integral role in developing me as a clinician-scientist. The scientific ideas and collaborations that I’ve developed over the past years within the ICRS family are innumerable for my career.

    Liang Gao, Germany

  • Francesca Vannini, Italy

    Cartilage is a field of main interest in orthopaedic and one of the most sparkling for research, furthermore ICRS family means a lot for me and my practice. I invite all the young surgeon and researchers of the field to participate.

    Francesca Vannini, Italy

  • Nathan L. Grimm, USA

    I have been a member of the ICRS family for over 5 years and it has been a valuable experience. The members of this community have continued to innovate and push the envelope on cartilage and cartilage-related research. The enthusiasm and commitment of the members is so motivational for me as a young surgeon. Look forward to contributing for years to come!

    Nathan L. Grimm, USA

  • Ignacio Dallo, Spain

    For me, ICRS is a complete scientific Society, including clinicians and researchers in different fields with a high level of content and friendly community.

    Ignacio Dallo, Spain

  • Norimasa Nakamura, Japan

    The only international community to lead researches towards joint preservation.

    Norimasa Nakamura, Japan

  • Stefan Nehrer, Austria

    ICRS bridges scientists and clinicians in cartilage repair, regenerative medicine and joint preservation. Go cartilage, go ICRS!

    Stefan Nehrer, Austria

  • Valdis Goncar, Latvia

    ICRS is a great site to share our experience in regenerative medicine related to orthopedic patient treatment.

    Valdis Goncar, Latvia

  • Yves Henrotin, Belgium

    ICRS is a very dynamic society merging fundamental and clinical scientist. The ICRS is a meeting and exchange place for scientists and health professionals seeking to improve the health of patients with cartilage damage. The multidisciplinary approach to the problem is unique and rich in lessons.

    Yves Henrotin, Belgium

  • Kenneth Zaslav, USA

    Great society – excellent interaction between scientists and surgeons.

    Kenneth Zaslav, USA