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 Iranian Society of Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy and Sports Traumatology
Kish Island, IRAN
The 5th International Biennial Congress of ISKAST (Iranian Society of Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy and Sports Traumatology) was held on February 14-17, 2018, on beautiful Kish Island, in the Persian Gulf region of Iran.
Approximately 300 orthopaedic surgeons from all corners of the world attended the 4-day congress, during which the ISKAST Executive Committee hosted 28 international faculties and about 50 local and Iranian experts presented cases covering wide range of topics, including the knee, hip, shoulder, foot and ankle, hand and elbow, sports trauma, and so on. In addition, the Scientific Committee received 64 articles, of which 58 were accepted (22 for oral presentation and 36 as posters). At the closing ceremony, the best 3 articles and the best poster received awards.
Throughout the meeting, representatives from the orthopaedic equipment and pharmaceutical companies that sponsored of the Congress exhibited and introduced their new products, organized scientific sessions and workshops with international instructors, and provided training in new techniques and products.
The ISKAST Scientific and Executive Committees gained valuable experiences during the 2018 Congress and hope that the event was a source of improvement and enhancement across the different fields of orthopaedic surgery and provided inspiration to the new generation of young surgeons.
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