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7th ICRS Surgical Skills Course / Wet-Lab



Course Director

Emmanuel Papacostas, MD, FEBSM
Sports Orthopaedic Surgeon
Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital
Doha, Qatar

Local Organizing Committee

Abdelaziz Al-Kuwari, Aspetar, Doha
Pieter D’ Hooghe, Aspetar, Doha
Bashir Zikria, Aspetar, Doha
Khalid Al-Khelaifi, Aspetar, Doha
Zarko Vuckovic, Aspetar, Doha
Bruno Olory, Aspetar, Doha
Elisabet Hagert, Aspetar, Doha
Ahmad Al Mojaber, Aspetar, Doha

Scientific Programme Committee

Stephan Nehrer, Krems, Austria
Emmanuel Papacostas, Doha, Qatar
Bashir Zikria, Doha, Qatar
Khalid Al-Khelaifi, Doha, Qatar

Course Venue

Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital
Sports City Street, Inside Aspire Zone
Al Buwairda Street
Doha, Qatar

Aspetar, a FIFA accredited Medical Center of Excellence is a specialised orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital, staffed by some of the world’s leading sports medicine practitioners and researchers. The Surgery Sports Training Center is located on the Basement Floor of the West Expansion.


Aspetar is located within the Al Waab District of Doha, Qatar, and sits directly off Al Waab’s main street. It resides within Doha’s Sports City Complex, which also houses Khalifa International Stadium, Hamad Acquatic Centre, and the Aspire Zone, which incorporates the Aspire Academy, Aspire Park and Aspire Tower. From Al Waab Street, both Khalifa International Stadium and Aspetar, which sits directly behind it, can be viewed from the road. Turn onto Sports City Road at the stadium junction, and you will see Aspetar on the left side of the road.

Course Organizing Office

Cartilage Executive Office (CEO) GmbH
Spitalstrasse 190 – House 3
8623 Wetzikon, Switzerland
Phone +41 44 503 73 70
Email: sseiler@cartilage.org