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History of the Award
In 1995 the ISAKOS Orthopedic Sports Medicine Committee established a scientific award for the best research work produced in the field of Orthopedic Sports Medicine.
2021 Global Congress
Identification of Predictive Risk Factors for the Development of a Stress Fracture within 6 Months in Female Elite Long-distance Runners
Harukazu Tohyama, MD, PhD, JAPAN
2019 Cancun, MEXICO
A Bioactive Scaffold Enhances Articular Cartilage Regeneration after Microfracture in a Rabbit Model
Jonathan Packer, MD UNITED STATES
2017 Shanghai, CHINA
The Lateral Meniscus Posterior Root and Meniscofemoral Ligaments are Stabilizing Structures in the ACL Deficient Knee: A Biomechanical Study
Gilbert Moatshe, MD NORWAY
2015 Lyon, FRANCE
Biomechanical Consequences of a Nonanatomic Posterior Medial Meniscus Root Repair After a Root Tear
Christopher M. LaPrade, BA USA
2013 Toronto, CANADA
The FIFA 11+ Programme is Effective in Preventing Injuries in Elite Male Basketballers: A Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial
Umile Giuseppe Longo, MD, MSc, PhD ITALY
2011 Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL
Correlation of Clinical and MRI findings in Professional Dancers' Hip: A New Femoro-Acetabular Impingement?
Victoria B. Duthon, MD SWITZERLAND
2009 Osaka, JAPAN
Low Energy Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy as a Treatment for Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
John P. Furia, MD USA
Purpose of the Award
The Achilles Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Research Award was created to recognize the researchers(s) who have performed the most outstanding clinical or laboratory research in the field of sports medicine,
such as the care and prevention of injuries.
To be considered for the Achilles Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Research Award, applicants must first submit an abstract related to clinical laboratory research in the field of sports medicine for the ISAKOS
Congress followed by the online award application. Applicants are required to provide their curriculum vitae, and agree to provide a manuscript following the
Journal of ISAKOS criteria if selected as a finalist.
Abstracts and award applications must be submitted before September 12, 2022.
All applications submitted for the Achilles Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Research Award will be reviewed by members of the ISAKOS Sports Medicine Committee. Five finalists will be chosen based upon a 20 point
grading scale scoring the quality of the topic (5 points), clarity of writing (5 points) and scientific quality (10 points). The five finalists are required to submit a manuscript following the
Journal of ISAKOS criteria by the given deadline. The committee will review
the manuscripts based upon the same scoring system and will select a winner based on those results.
Registration to the ISAKOS Congress will be waived for the winner. The winner will present the paper after receiving a framed certificate and a cash honorarium of US $3,000 at the ISAKOS Congress. The winning manuscript
will also be submitted to Journal of ISAKOS for possible publication.
Note: Individuals are only permitted to receive one award per Congress, per abstract. ISAKOS award 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.