15th ESSKA Congress
May 2-5, 2012, Geneva
The biannual ESSKA meeting attracts the very best orthopaedic sports physicians in Europe and worldwide. In 2012, we will meet in GENEVA/SWITZERLAND, one of the most international and open cities in Europe. In addition to European ESSKA members, we welcome some of the best surgeons and sports scientists from all around the world.
During the 2012 ESSKA meeting in Geneva we will offer you the best of science in our field from the ESSKA members. The congress starts on Wednesday morning, May 2nd and ends on Saturday, May 5th at noon. The congress venue is superb and modern, located close to the international airport and only 10 minutes from downtown Geneva. Special one-day programmes for OR staff and three-day programmes for physiotherapists are planned. For the fi rst time, a comprehensive Review Course in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine will be held on Friday afternoon.
The main topics will focus on state of the art, guidelines and recommendations about "hot" topics, return to play and degenerative problems. Real poster sessions with a "happy hour"-format will be organised and video stations will be available throughout the entire meeting to visualise technical tricks and pearls. Degenerative and upper limb problems will be addressed by specifi c programmes all through the meeting under the direction of EKA and ULS respectively. We will select the best papers for award sessions.
Our main guests, Freddie Fu (USA), Tim Hewett (USA), Pierre Chambat (France), Johnny Huard (USA), and Jean-Noël Argenson (France) will give us the latest news on basic science, current clinical and surgical methods and some historical perspectives. We also welcome the Ejnar-Eriksson-Lecture speaker, John Feagin from the USA.
There will be 18 Instructional Course Lectures, more than 30 Symposia, Key Note Lectures, Quick Question Lectures, Maxi- and Mini-battles, Interactive sessions and real poster sessions.
As mentioned, we are planning a full programme on degenerative issues (TKA, Uni, Osteotomy), a one day programme on foot and ankle, two days and half on shoulder and upper limb pathologies, and special sessions on biology, indication to ACL reconstruction, cartilage, pre-arthritic athlete, hip, and novel therapies presented by the best scientists. As in previous meetings, Star Papers and National Awards papers are among the highlights during the morning sessions.
We plan for 250 free papers with podium presentations and more than 500 posters.
Please note that the scientific programme is still preliminary.
We also encourage you to think of submitting one of your videos (DEADLINE: December 31, 2011).
And remember the abstract deadline – October 10, 2011!
Welcome to Geneva in 2012!
Programme Chair Stefano ZAFFAGNINI
The deadline for submission was October 10, 2011. Notification about the results of the abstract review process will be sent out to the e-mail address of the submitter by the end of January 2012.