TORONTO, May 6, 2013 /CNW/ - The International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) will host their 9th Biennial Congress in Toronto from May 12-16, 2013. The 2013 ISAKOS Congress will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and is anticipated to bring together more than 4,000 orthopedic surgeons, allied health personnel, residents, fellows and physical therapists.
"Our goal is to advance the worldwide exchange and dissemination of education, research and patient care in our field, the Biennial Congress is the signature event of our society," said ISAKOS Congress Program Chair, Marc Safran, MD (USA). "This year our program emphasizes evidence based medicine, new surgical developments and basic science. With more than 1,800 different education events, the five-day Congress provides a variety of new preventative, therapeutic and surgical technique information, allowing attendees to expand their knowledge and enhance their surgical skills."
ISAKOS will also be offering Sports Rehabilitation: Global Perspectives for the Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer; a concurrent course running from May 12-14.
"ISAKOS has come to Toronto with the help of Dr. Don Johnson, Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Ottawa, Director of the Sports Medicine Clinic at Carleton University and member of our Ambassador program. Our ambassadors are influential leaders in their respective fields and play an integral role in inviting their international colleagues to Toronto," said Barry Smith, President & CEO of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. "We warmly welcome the ISAKOS attendees to our cosmopolitan city, in which we know they will feel right at home. And we thank ISAKOS for choosing Toronto as a venue, generating over $10 million in positive economic impact to the local economy."
About the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
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About the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
ISAKOS was formed by the merger of the International Arthroscopy Association (IAA) and the International Society of the Knee (ISK) in 1995 at the IAA & ISK Combined Congress in Hong Kong. ISAKOS works with regional and national societies who share similar goals, providing a larger arena where these national societies and continental organizations can combine their strengths in an international forum. ISAKOS is on the rise with more than 3800 members from 90 countries and experiencing a 37% membership increase in the last four years.
SOURCE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
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