On behalf of my team it is a great pleasure to invite you to participate in the
5th International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium (ISTS) 2018, to be held 27-29 September 2018 in Groningen. Based on the success of previous congresses in Umea, Vancouver, Oxford and Cape Town, which attracted a growing number of clinicians and researchers from scientific groups involved in tendon research from around the world, we feel honoured to be organising this Fifth Anniversary edition.
Just like in the past congresses, the upcoming conference will present information on both relevant basic tendon scientific research and clinical evidence-based methods to prevent and manage tendon-related problems using a multidisciplinary perspective. The overarching theme ‘Towards Healthy Tendon Ageing…’ covers fundamental biological and clinical/preclinical research as well as applied research into the social and societal impact of tendinopathy. Invited keynote lecturers, ‘What can we learn from…’ discussions, free communications, poster presentations and workshops will be part of the programme.
The city of Groningen has been chosen to host the event, and University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) with its state-of-the-art conference facilities will serve as a perfect venue setting. Groningen is the largest city of the northeastern Netherlands. In this bustling university town everyone will find something of their liking. Next to its trademark Martini Tower and the eye-catching Groninger Museum, the city centre offers a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants.
The scientific programme, the city, and last but not least the great opportunity to catch up and share knowledge with your international colleagues, are just some of the reasons why you should come to the 5th ISTS meeting in Groningen in 2018. If you are involved in tendon research you will not want to miss this unique opportunity and experience!
We look forward to welcoming you in Groningen!
On behalf of the organisation committee,
Hans Zwerver, chair
January 10, 2018
Opening abstract submission
May 13, 2018
Deadline abstract submission
June 15, 2018
Acceptance abstract for oral/poster
July 1, 2018
Deadline Early Bird Registration
Date of Symposium