The Presidential Lecture is a 30-minute lecture given by the ESSKA President, Roland Becker.
The Presidential Guest Lecture is a lecture given by a special guest invited by the Congress President, Pietro S. Randelli.
Highlight Lectures constitute one of the main attractions of the scientific programme and are given at prominent times. The highlight speakers will deliver a 30-minutes lecture on their topic of expertise.
In addition, the Congress will feature two special highlight lectures in honour of Ejnar Eriksson and Werner Müller.
Keynote Lectures focus on the trendy topics in each orthopaedics speciality. These 20-minutes lectures are followed by a 10-minutes discussion.
Instructional Course Lectures (ICL) constitute an essential component of the Scientific Programme and are often quoted as the most valuable sessions at the Congress. These sessions are essential to the educational mission of ESSKA. They aim at sharing the most recent knowledge and techniques in the field of orthopaedics. ICL sessions will feature top speakers from ESSKA Sections, Committees and Working groups.
ICLs will be presented in two different formats (one-hour sessions):
Lecture and Discussion
Traditional talks performed by lecturers, followed by questions and discussion.
How Do I Do it?
Short Videos highlighting techniques and process, followed by debriefing from the presenter and discussion with the audience.
One-hour sessions featuring 4-5 talks, often including a moderated discussion. This year, the ESSKA Congress will be delighted to introduce traditional and new exciting formats for Symposia:
Lecture and Discussion
Traditional talks given by lecturers, followed by questions and discussion.
How Do I Do it?
Short videos highlighting techniques and processes, followed by debriefing from the presenter and discussion with the audience.
Battle, Debate and Discussion
This format aims at presenting different points of view on certain topics. Two opponents sharing opposite points of view make a controversial presentation on a specific topic, which is then subsequently discussed by the speakers and audience.
State of the Art: evidence-based medicine
Session composed of 4-5 presentations that showcase a consensus statement of the Society. Speakers present the best knowledge on a specific topic based on the evidence described in literature reviews.
ESSKA’s specialist sports medicine Section ESMA (European Sports Medicine Associates), with the participation of IOC (International Olympic Committee) have put together a world-class programme delivered by a faculty of international experts.
Who is the course for?
The course is designed for team physicians and physiotherapists.
What is the aim of the course?
The principle aim of the course is to provide cutting-edge information on injury epidemiology in Olympic athletes, prevention, evaluation and management of injuries in athletes.
What does the course cover?
- Current issues in sports medicine through real-life cases
- Discussions and interaction around clinical conundrums faced by team physicians
After completion of the course, attendees should be able to:
- Manage field emergencies (concussion, cardiology and climate)
- Manage acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries (lower extremities)
- Manage mental health issues in athletes
EXTRA REGISTRATION NECESSARY. More information to come.
Sessions designed for Residents and young arthroscopists involved in sports and medicine across all of ESSKA’s specialist areas. The sessions are spread across the Programme during the three days of Congress.
- Consensus Symposia : one-hour sessions featuring 4-5 talks, often including moderated discussion. These specific Symposia focus on ESSKA Consensus projects.
- Partner Society Symposia: Each Symposium is co-hosted by ESSKA and one of the participating Partner Societies. These sessions feature trending topics and cases discussed by speakers from both ESSKA and the Partner Society. The Partner Societies participating in a symposium are AANA, AOSSM, APKASS, ICRS, ISAKOS, ISHA and SLARD.
- Affiliated Society Symposia: These sessions feature 5-6 speakers who are each representing the Affiliated Society of which they are members. These speakers will present their experiences and/or the Symposia will feature specific topics which will be debated in the allocated discussion time. More information on the Affiliated Societies of ESSKA is available here.
- Radiology Sessions: In these 4 sessions, the best radiologists and renowned experts in the field of musculoskeletal radiology will give a thorough overview about state-of-the-art MR imaging of different pathologies of the knee, shoulder, hip and ankle.
- Hot Topic Battle: In these short 30-minutes sessions, two renowned speakers will debate on a hot controversial topic. Themes covered in these sessions include knee, osteotomy, meniscus, shoulder, ankle, hip and sports medicine.
- 250+ Free Papers: In these sessions, the higher-ranked abstracts submitted to the Congress, are presented in a brief manner (5 minutes) and followed by a short discussion with the audience.
- Star Paper Session: This session includes the top 6 ranked abstracts, resulting from the reviewing scoring. A jury will judge the presentations onsite and the Theo Van Rens Best Paper Award will be attributed to the winner. More information on ESSKA Awards can be found here.
- National Societies Best Papers: This session includes the top 10 abstracts that were presented previously in Affiliated Societies’ national congresses.