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2011 ISAKOS Congress Breaks ALL Records!

Freddie Fu, MD
ISAKOS President, 2009-2011

Andreas B. Imhoff, MD
2011 ISAKOS Program Chair
ISAKOS would like to sincerely thank all who participated in the 8th Biennial ISAKOS Congress, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 15-19, 2011.  The 8th Biennial ISAKOS Congress was the most successful Congress in the history of our great society, thanks to the participation of the local organizers, members, faculty and attendees.

Held at the Riocentro Convention Center, the 8th Biennial ISAKOS Congress brought together more than 3300 medical attendees, and more than 700 spouses and exhibit personnel, from 83 countries, and included nearly 800 different presenters and faculty members.

Dr. Andreas Imhoff, Program Chair, with the assistance of the ISAKOS Program Committee, developed a busy, but extraordinary educational program.  The 2011 ISAKOS Congress featured a 5-day scientific program, including more than 275 scientific papers, 550 electronic posters, 28 Instructional Course Lectures, 31 symposia, and 16 live surgical demonstrations, as well as lectures and debates.  Presented topics varied widely and included presentations on all major joints, including shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle; as well as a variety of hot topics such as biologics and PRP.  All presentations reflected the vitality and variety that the ISAKOS Congress is known for around the world.

The 2011 ISAKOS Congress also offered additional educational opportunities, including a concurrent course on Sports Rehabilitation: Global Perspectives for the Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer.  This course was attended by more than 200 physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and coaches concerned with the management and prevention of injuries to the athlete.

ISAKOS was also pleased to offer three pre-courses, held at the Windsor Barra Hotel on Saturday, May 14, 2011.  These courses were attended by more than 600 surgeons, and topics includedOlympic Games: From Basic Science to the Gold Medal, Biologic Treatment Options for the Knee and Spotlight on Top Orthopaedic Procedures in Sports Medicine. Special thanks to the Pre-Course Chairs who made these courses possible!

On behalf of the ISAKOS Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Program Committee, thank you to all who attended the 2011 ISAKOS Congress.  It is your international perspectives and participation that makes the ISAKOS Congress a fantastic and worthwhile educational event.

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