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EKS and ICJR Partnership

Published in N°011 - May / June 2021
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EKS and ICJR Partnership

By Jean-Noël Argenson(1), W. Norman Scott(3) in category EDITORIAL
(1) Institut du mouvement et de l’appareil locomoteur, UMR CNRS 787/AMU Hôpital St. Marguerite 270 Boulevard Sainte Marguerite, BP 29 13274 Marseille France - (2) NYU Langone Medical Center, 260 East 66th Street, 1st FloorNew York, NY 10065 USA

The COVID-19 Worldwide Pandemic has destroyed so many successful educational opportunities but not the World Arthroplasty Conference (WAC)! The leaders were confronted with a devastating problem but similar to many successful enterprises, rose to the occasion.

 

  Jean-Noël Argenson                                   W. Norman Scott

 

The COVID-19 Worldwide Pandemic has destroyed so many successful educational opportunities but not the World Arthroplasty Conference (WAC)! The leaders were confronted with a devastating problem but similar to many successful enterprises, rose to the occasion. The virtual world has begun and, in fact, will probably supplement all future educational opportunities. WAC has made sure that the educational future of all arthroplasty will not be defeated by a pathogen!

The International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR) conceptually began in 2007 and had its first course in Orlando, Florida in 2008. Prior to the first WAC in Paris, 2015, ICJR had engaged in 14 international meetings (Hawaii, Australia, India, COA, CAOS, COA, Japan, Southeast Asia and Saudi Arabia among others).  To date, ICJR is close to 30 international meetings even with the COVID-19 shutdowns. It became obvious (since 2010) to the leadership of ICJR that worldwide arthroplasty education desired a worldwide meeting and thus the partnerships of European Knee Society (EKS) and ICJR in the development of WAC.

In Vienna, on Thursday, November 24, 2011 the Founding Members of the future European Knee Society had a dinner meeting, hosted...

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