Scientific Committee


Assess, promote and oversee scientific activities related to arthroscopy, knee surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine to ensure the highest quality.


Chair, Deputy Chair(s), up to 15 members, staff liaison

Jason L. Koh, MD, MBA
Chair, 2019-2023

Olufemi R. Ayeni, MD, PhD, MSc, FRCSC
Deputy Chair, 2019-2023

Ryosuke Kuroda, MD, PhD
Deputy Chair, 2021-2023

Jeffrey S. Abrams, MD UNITED STATES
Nobuo Adachi, MD, PhD JAPAN
Alessandra Berton, MD ITALY
Tiago Lazzaretti Fernandes, MD, PhD, MSc, Post-Doctorate BRAZIL
Daniel Guenther, MD, PD GERMANY
Yuichi Hoshino, MD, PhD JAPAN
Andreas B. Imhoff, MD, Prof. GERMANY
Sebastián Irarrázaval, MD CHILE
Hideyuki Koga, Prof., MD, PhD JAPAN
Robert F. LaPrade, MD, PhD UNITED STATES
Myung Chul Lee, MD, PhD, Prof. KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Giuseppe Milano, MD ITALY
Gilbert Moatshe, MD, PhD NORWAY
Stefano Zaffagnini, MD, Prof. ITALY


The following charges are for June 2019 – June 2021

  • Congress
    • Review and grade abstracts for the Biennial ISAKOS Congress related to Scientific Research.
    • Develop symposium and ICL proposals for the Biennial ISAKOS Congress related to Scientific Research.
  • Research Advisory Task Force
    • Develop a process of application and methodology to evaluate applications for ISAKOS funding for research projects to include:
      • New Researcher
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Clinical Outcomes
      • Countries with Limited Resources
  • Oversight
    • Determine the process and ensure that the activities of other committees and programs are scientifically valid and meet accepted criteria for publication and dissemination.
    • Ensure research activities are translational to assist members in their practice activities and improve patient care.
  • Awards & Fellowships
    • Select the winner for the Jan Gillquist Scientific Research Grant at the ISAKOS Congress and coordinate the presentation at the awards ceremony.
    • Select the winner for the Young Investigator's Scholarship and Research Mentoring Program Part I finalists and Part II winners and coordinate the presentation at the awards ceremony.
  • Newsletter
    • Prepare and Submit at least two articles for the ISAKOS Newsletter, each calendar year.
    • Deadlines: Volume I: December 1 Volume II: June 1
  • Publications
    • Develop and execute the production of a scientific supplement document on a topic to be determined by the Committee, for possible inclusion in the Journal of ISAKOS or for distribution to ISAKOS members.
  • Journal of ISAKOS
    • Provide at least two articles for Journal of ISAKOS annually. Content to be determined in collaboration with JISAKOS Editor, C. Niek van Dijk.
    • Serve as article reviewers on an as needed basis for Journal of ISAKOS.
  • Global Link
    • Assist in the management, review and organization of ISAKOS Global Link content related to Scientific topics.
  • Strategic Plan
    • Advance the fulfillment/achievement of the ISAKOS Strategic Plan. Consider with all Committee initiatives how projects will assist in the accomplishment of the ISAKOS Strategic Plan.
  • Reporting
    • Quarterly Report to the Board of Directors on activities and accomplishments on charges above due as scheduled.

International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

567 Sycamore Valley Road W.
Danville, CA, USA 94526
Tel: +1 925.807.1197 • Fax: +1 925.807.1199