International Meetings & Conferences

ISAKOS organizes educational symposia and workshops to provide high quality education to ISAKOS members worldwide. Courses include hands-on cadaveric programs, virtual sessions and in-person meetings led by world-renowned ISAKOS physician leaders. A special focus is given to education in countries with limited resources.

ISAKOS Webinar Series

ISAKOS presents a monthly webinar series led by international physician experts, covering an array of topics and content curated by ISAKOS clinical committee chairs. Learn more about ISAKOS webinar sponsorship.

ISAKOS Podcast Series

ISAKOS presents it's official podcast series hosted by international physician experts, discussing various topics and society news. Become an ISAKOS podcast supporter, here.

Fellowships & Awards

ISAKOS Global Traveling Fellowship - Coordinated by the ISAKOS Traveling Fellowship Committee, the fellowship provides the opportunity for orthopaedic surgeons from five regions to travel with an ISAKOS Godfather to the region of the next ISAKOS Congress. Fellows have the opportunity to observe sports orthopaedic surgeries performed by highly respected surgeons, discuss the surgical procedures and all aspects of patient management, and to discuss and share research experience.

ISAKOS Knee Arthroplasty Traveling Fellowship - Knee Arthroplasty Fellowships are available every other year to young orthopaedic surgeons interested in the study and advancement of Knee Arthroplasty. The dual purpose of the fellowship is to improve knee arthroplasty in developing nations and to promote better understanding and communication amongst knee surgeons around the world.

The Patellofemoral Traveling Fellowship - The Patellofemoral Traveling Fellowship was established in 2005 by the Patellofemoral Foundation and ISAKOS to promote better understanding and communication around the world regarding Patellofemoral pain. The Patellofemoral Traveling Fellowship is available on a competitive basis to an orthopaedic surgeon interested in the study and advancement of understanding of the Patellofemoral joint.

ISAKOS Young Investigator's Scholarship & Research Mentoring Program - The ISAKOS Young Investigator's Scholarship and Research Mentoring Program was developed by the ISAKOS Scientific Committee as a mentor-mentee program for young investigators with specific focus on developing countries. The Young Investigator Program seeks to stimulate research and education in developing countries, foster international collaboration, and promote academic excellence in arthroscopy, knee surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine.


ISAKOS Research Grants Program

The purpose of the ISAKOS Research Grants Program is to encourage quality research in the topic areas of knee surgery, sports medicine and arthroscopy and provide members with a resource for funding the highest quality international research within these areas. ISAKOS Research Grants are offered every two years and will consider applications for four types of grants:

  • New Researcher - Four possible grants for eligible applications with scientific merit. One grant up to $25,000 and three additional grants up to $10,000 each. New Researcher grant qualification: has not received external funding over $15,000; no significant history of publication, presentations or research/experiment participation
  • Translational Research - Four possible grants for eligible applications with scientific merit. One grant at up to $20,000 USD and three additional grants at up to $10,000 each. Foster high quality clinical or translational research in early osteoarthritis and prevention, as well as treatment of osteoarthritis. Could include total knee replacement, osteotomy, meniscal transplant, OCD transplant, etc.
  • Clinical Outcomes - One grant for eligible applications with scientific merit up to $50,000. Support outcomes research through well-designed clinical trials to evaluate the efficacy of interventions in orthopaedic sports medicine.
  • Countries with Limited Resources - Two possible grants for eligible applications with scientific merit. One grant at up to $15,000 and one additional grant at up to $10,000. Awarded to a Finalist from a Country with Limited Resources defined by the World Health Organization