ISAKOS & Aspetar: Workshop Program


Program information, agendas and faculty details are subject to change. Please check back for the most up-to-date information.

The Workshop will consist of 1.5 days focused on the Knee and 0.5 days focused on the Ankle

Workshop Objectives

Enhancing knowledge: Provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of knee & ankle pathology, including common knee conditions, diagnostic techniques, and the latest advancements in surgical management.

Developing surgical techniques: Teach participants advanced surgical techniques for knee pathology, such as arthroscopic procedures, ligament reconstruction, meniscal repairs, and osteotomy with additional discussion of cartilage restoration. Focus on refining their skills and improving surgical outcomes. Bonus sessions on the latest sports-specific ankle techniques are also lined up.

Improving decision-making: Help participants develop the ability to make informed decisions regarding patient selection, surgical approaches, and postoperative care for knee pathology. Emphasize the importance of evidence-based medicine and clinical judgment.

Addressing emerging trends and technologies: Discuss the latest advancements in knee surgery, such as minimally invasive techniques, computer-assisted navigation systems, robotic-assisted surgery, and regenerative medicine. Familiarize participants with these technologies and their potential benefits.

Incorporating rehabilitation and postoperative care: Provide participants with an understanding of the importance of postoperative rehabilitation and long-term management for knee pathology. Discuss rehabilitation protocols, pain management strategies, and optimizing functional outcomes.

Promoting continuous learning: Encourage participants to embrace a culture of lifelong learning and professional development in the field of knee pathology. Introduce resources for further education, including conferences, workshops, journals, and online platforms.

Unique Workshop Features

  • The focus will be on maximizing practical hands-on time.
  • Registrants will be surveyed ahead of time to assess their primary areas of interest.
  • The didactic component will include:
    • Pre-recorded content for registrants to view prior to the course.
    • Short sharp talks for in-person sessions – emphasizing the key points and featuring video demonstrations.
  • The lab component will consist of:
    • Up to 10 stations with one instructor per station for knee and one instructor per three stations for ankle.

Knee Topics

  • ACL
    • Reconstruction Techniques
    • Assessing Failed ACLR / Revision ACL
    • LET / ALL
  • Meniscus Repair techniques
  • Collateral Ligament / PCL Reconstruction Techniques
  • Patellofemoral Instability
    • MPFL reconstruction
    • TTO
  • Osteotomy (HTO / DFO)

Ankle Topics

  • Arthroscopic Lateral Ligament Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Management of Posterior Impingement


  • Pre-recorded Talks that will be send to participants before the course.
  • Talks on the Day that provide a summary of key points and video illustrations of techniques to be done in the lab.
  • Lab Activities especially focused on participants’ interests.
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 Wednesday, September 27, 2023
07:00 Registration 08:00-12:30 Morning Sessions
07:45 Welcome 12:30-13:30 Lunch
08:00-12:30 Morning Session 13:30-18:00 Afternoon Session
12:30-13:30 Lunch    
13:30-18:00 Afternoon Session    


Program information, agendas and faculty details are subject to change. Please check back for the most up-to-date information.

07:45 - 08:00



08:00 - 11:45

Morning Session: ACL


11:45 - 12:30



12:30 - 14:00

Afternoon Session 1: Meniscus Repair


14:30 - 17:00

Afternoon Session 2: Multiligament / PCL and Collateral Ligament Reconstruction


17:15 - 18:30

Fireside Chat on New Technologies and Topics of Interest to Participants


08:00 - 10:00

Morning Session 1: Patellofemoral Instability


10:30 - 12:30

Morning Session 2: Osteotomy


12:30 - 13:15



13:15 - 17:30

Afternoon Session



Event Name: Knee & Ankle Surgical Skills Workshop
Activity Code: HGI-03-P127
Target Audience: Physicians (Orthopedic Surgeons only)
Venue: Aspetar, Sports Surgery Training Center (SSTC) and Sports Surgery Lecture Room
Day 1: September 26 – 08:00 – 17:30
Day 2: September 27 – 08:00 – 17:30
CPD points: 16.0 hours

Accreditation Statement:  This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Category 1) as defined by the Ministry of Public Health’s Department of Healthcare Professions - Accreditation Section and is approved for a maximum 16.0 hours. This CPD activity was developed in partnership with ISAKOS.

Scientific Planning Committee and Statement:
Dr. Pieter D’Hooghe - Orthopedic Surgeon / SPC Co-Chair, Dr. David Parker - Orthopedic Surgeon / SPC Co-Chair, Dr. Emmanouil Papakostas - Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Bashir Zikria - Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Sofie Nelis - General Physician, Ahmad Almojaber - Surgery Training Center Coordinator/ CME/CPD Coordinator, Reem Musa – Course Coordinator.

The Scientific Planning Committee has reviewed all disclosed financial relationships of speakers, moderators, facilitators and/or authors in advance of the CPD activity and has implemented procedures to manage any potential or real conflicts of interest.

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