17th World Congress ICRS 2023 – Time for Action

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September 9 - September 12

As we all know, cartilage injury and arthritis continue to take its toll on millions of patients throughout each of our countries. Therefore, we must boldly move forward in scientific discovery and clinical treatments for cartilage repair and joint preservation. We look forward to welcoming all of you to Sitges for the 17th ICRS World Congress from September 9-12, 2023. We-Wael Kafienah and Aaron Krych- are the Co-chairs of the Scientific Program Committee, and together with our committee members, are planning a scientific program that will energize our current members, welcome new colleagues, and help to define the pathway forward. We have chosen the theme of the meeting to be “Time for Action: Advancing the Science and Treatments for Cartilage and Joint Preservation” to recognize the critical need and urgency for progress in our field. Our goal is to deliver on the vision of the ICRS: international collaboration to advance the science and education for prevention and treatment of cartilage disease worldwide. We are working with the Scientific Program Committee to focus on current developments in our field, critical analysis of our successes and learning from previous failures. In this World Congress, we will unite as scientists and clinical researchers, physicians and surgeons, and industry partners. Though COVID has ushered in a new era of virtual meetings and interaction, we feel strongly that there is no better platform than an in- person meeting, for the fully interactive discussion and debate that is the highlight and centerpiece of the ICRS experience.


September 9
September 12


Sitges, Barcelona, Spain