Read the guidelines on abstract submission. Abstract submission closed on 17 September 2019.

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17 September 2019 at 23:59 pm (CET): Abstract Submission Deadline
November 2019: Notifications Sent

Please note: Abstracts received after the deadlines will not be accepted

Abstract Guidelines


The content of the abstract must be related to one of the topics listed below. To ensure smooth scoring of papers, the topic of your work must be selected during the submission process.

1. Knee-ACL
2. Knee-PCL/Multiligament
3. Knee – Meniscus
4. Knee – Cartilage
5. Knee – Patellofemoral
6. Knee – Osteotomy
7. Knee – Joint Replacement
8. Knee – Non-operative Treatment
9. Shoulder – Degenerative

10. Shoulder – Rotator Cuff
11. Shoulder – Instability
12. Shoulder – Non-operative Treatment
13. AC-Joint / Biceps Tendon
14. Ankle/Foot
15. Sport Specific Injuries
16. Muscle and Tendon
17. Injury prevention and rehabilitation
18. Pelvis-Hip-Groin

19. Head/Spine/Brain Injury
20. Basic Science Knee
21. Basic Science Shoulder
22. Basic Science Hip
23. Basic Science Other
24. Basic Science Foot/Ankle
25. Elbow/Wrist
26. Technological/Engineering Innovation


ESSKA-ON Foundation Partnership Award: Best Abstract in Orthoregeneration

This award is given for the highest scored abstract reviewed by a selected jury. Award money is 2,000 EUR.

Theo van Rens Best Paper Award

The 6 papers with the highest score from the review process will compete in the Star Paper Session for this Award. A jury will select the best paper out of the 6 finalists directly after the session. The Award money is 3,000 EUR.


Best Poster Awards

The 10 posters with the highest score in each topic will compete for the Awards. There will be 10 Awards with 250 EUR each. The 10 categories are: Ankle, Knee Degenerative, Knee ACL, Knee meniscus, Knee PCL/MCL/LCL, Hip/Groin, Muscle/Tendon, Shoulder, Elbow/wrist, Cartilage, Basic science. The rating is based on the score of the review process and the graphical design. The winners will be selected on-site by the “Best Poster Jury” and announced at the Congress.


Basic Scientist Travel Grants

ESSKA provides financial support for four selected basic scientists enabling them to attend the 19th ESSKA Congress. Selection will be made by a jury based on the excellence of the basic science abstracts. The presenting author, who needs to be an ESSKA member (or will become an ESSKA member), will receive up to EUR 500 to cover travel costs to attend the Congress.


Abstract related questions to esska2020abstracts@kit-group.org, technical questions to esska2020@abstractserver.com