The ISAKOS Congress provides a variety of new preventative, therapeutic and surgical technique information, allowing attendees to expand their knowledge and enhance their surgical skills. The five-day meeting will include a variety of educational opportunities such as surgical demonstrations, paper presentations, debates, lectures, symposia and instructional course lectures. Lunchtime sessions, e-posters, technical exhibits and social activities will also be offered to Congress attendees.

2015 ISAKOS Congress Final Program

Congress Venue

The 2015 ISAKOS Congress will be held at the Lyon Convention Centre at the Cité Internationale. The Cité Internationale is harmoniously integrated between the Rhône River and a 105 hectares park designed but the Italian architect Renzo Piano. The Cité Internationale also houses three hotels, a cinema complex, an art museum and many shops and restaurants.

Lyon Convention Centre at the Cité Internationale
50 Quai Charles de Gaulle
69463 Lyon cedex 06

Interactive Agenda

The Interactive Agenda allows online users to view and engage with the LIVE Congress schedule.

View the complete schedule of events for the 5 Congress meeting days, Instructional Course Lectures, the 3 Pre-Courses and the Sports Rehabilitation Concurrent Course.


  Saturday, June 6 ISAKOS Pre-Course(s)
  Sunday, June 7 ISAKOS Congress & Welcome Reception
ISAKOS Congress Sports Rehabilitation Concurrent Course
  Monday, June 8 ISAKOS Congress
ISAKOS Congress Sports Rehabilitation Concurrent Course
  Tuesday, June 9 ISAKOS Congress
ISAKOS Congress Sports Rehabilitation Concurrent Course
  Wednesday, June 10 ISAKOS Congress
  Thursday, June 11 ISAKOS Congress (1/2 day)


The ISAKOS Biennial Congress is the premier international meeting--bringing together distinguished faculty from around the globe. Leading professionals will present the latest topics and techniques through surgical demonstrations, paper presentations, debates, lectures, symposia, instructional course lectures and more.

Congress Faculty
Sports Rehab Concurrent Course Faculty
Knee Pre-Course Faculty
Shoulder Pre-Course Faculty

Congress Content

Five Meeting Days with:

  • 275+ Scientific Papers
  • Lectures, Debates and Symposia
  • Instructional Courses
  • Surgical Demonstrations
  • Hands-On Workshops
  • ePoster Presentations
  • Congress Awards
  • Technical Exhibits
  • CME Certification

CME Certification

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint sponsorship of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS). The AAOS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Who should attend the 2015 ISAKOS Congress?

Any health care practitioner specializing in arthroscopy, knee surgery or orthopaedic sports medicine, including:

  • Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Orthopaedic Physician Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Orthopaedic Residents
  • Orthopaedic Fellows

Social Program


Welcome Reception & Opening Celebration

This festive affair is one of the highlights of the Congress. Congress attendees and their guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while reuniting with colleagues and friends.

  • Opening Celebration - 17: 45, General Session (L'Amphithéâtre)
  • Welcome Reception - 18:00-20:00, Exhibits Hall (Forums 4, 5, 6)

Spouse and Guest Program

Treat your travel companions to a daily morning coffee and pastry social followed by a brief program highlighting a variety of interests. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends and reconnect with old friends while enhancing their experience in Lyon.


ISAKOS will work with the local tourism bureau to provide the opportunity to register for day-tours in Lyon and the surrounding areas to congress attendees and their travel companions. Please visit the Hotels & Tours page to book a tour.

The ISAKOS 2015 Congress Program Committee Members:

Anastasios Georgoulis, Prof., GREECE, Chair David Parker, FRACS, AUSTRALIA
Julian Feller, FRACS, AUSTRALIA, Deputy Chair Luigi Pederzini, MD, ITALY
Kivanc Atesok , MD, MSc, CANADA Andre Pedrinelli, , MD, BRAZIL
Gregory Bain, MBBS, FRACS, PhD, AUSTRALIA Elvire Servien, MD, PhD, FRANCE
Joao Espregueira-Mendes, MD, PhD, PORTUGAL Kevin Shea, MD, USA
Alberto Gobbi, MD, ITALY Robert Smigielski, MD, POLAND
Eiji Itoi, MD, PhD, JAPAN Willem Van Der Merwe, MBChB, FCS, SA Ortho, SOUTH AFRICA
Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD, USA C. Niek Van Dijk, PhD, NETHERLANDS
Nicola Maffulli, MD, PhD, MS, FRCS(Orth), UNITED KINGDOM Stefano Zaffagnini, MD, ITALY
Takeshi Muneta, MD, PhD, JAPAN Ricardo Cury, MD, BRAZIL
Ignacio Muñoz Criado, MD, SPAIN Mark Ferguson, MD, SOUTH AFRICA
Norimasa Nakamura, MD, PhD, JAPAN Mark Miller, MD, USA
Mitsuo Ochi, MD, PhD, JAPAN Marc Safran, MD, USA, Past Chair