ISAKOS Global Traveling Fellowship
Purpose of the Award
The ISAKOS Global Traveling Fellowship is a new initiative intended to foster the international exchange of knowledge and skills in the field of sports orthopaedic surgery.
The Fellowship is coordinated by the Traveling Fellowship Committee and the ISAKOS office. It will provide the opportunity for five orthopaedic surgeons, under the age of 45, to travel with an ISAKOS Godfather to the Godfather’s geographic region. They will visit up to six medical centers over 14 to 16 days, before attending the ISAKOS Biennial Congress.
At each center, the fellows will have the opportunity to observe sports orthopaedic surgeries performed by highly respected surgeons, to discuss not only the surgical procedures but all aspects of patient management, and to discuss and share research experience. At each center, each fellow and the Godfather will be expected to present a short scientific paper from a list of three such papers provided by each fellow.
Taofeek Olanrewaju Adeyemi MD, MBA, Diploma Ortho, FMC Ortho NIGERIA
Weili Fu MD, PhD CHINA
Buru Gilbert Moatshe MD, PhD NORWAY
Brian J Rebolledo MD UNITED STATES
Paulo H. M. Araujo MD, PhD BRAZIL
Applicants must be proposed and recommended by a current ISAKOS Member (recommendation letter required). The applicant should be 45 years of age or under, be able to speak English, have completed an orthopaedic surgery residency and have a practice focusing on sports surgery. Applicants are required to submit a letter of recommendation from an ISAKOS Member, their CV, and a 250-word statement explaining how they will use the knowledge and skills gained from the fellowship.
For the 2019 fellowship, one applicant will be selected from each of the following five regions: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa/Middle East, and the region of the upcoming ISAKOS Congress (South America). The Godfather for the 2019 Fellowship will be from South America.
Applicants must be available to travel for up to 16 days prior to, and to attend the 12th Biennial ISAKOS Congress in Cancun, Mexico on May 12-16, 2019.
All applications must be submitted by August 01, 2018.
Applications will be reviewed and successful fellows will be selected by the ISAKOS Traveling Fellowship Committee.
The Fellowship will cover economy class air travel for the fellowship, including return from the ISAKOS Congress. Local hosts will cover accommodation, meals and local transportation costs. ISAKOS will waive registration fees for the ISAKOS Congress.
Fellows must document their travels, present a summary at the ISAKOS Congress, and write a report of the experience for publication in the ISAKOS Newsletter.
Note: Individuals are only permitted to receive one fellowship per Congress. ISAKOS fellowship recipients, if not already an ISAKOS Member, are required to become an ISAKOS Member prior to receiving their award. One year of Membership dues will waived.