About Inter-Continental Travelling Fellowships

The inter-continental traveling fellowship program is a scientific and cultural exchange among orthopaedic sports medicine physicians in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. The programme provides the fellows a valuable opportunity to exchange scientific information, stimulate research and develop collaboration and lifelong friendships. It also provides a stimulus for leadership by recognizing young surgeons who have made a significant contribution to sports medicine. We have travelling fellowships with European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and Latin American Society of Knee Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine (SLARD).

For each travelling fellowship, THREE fellows are selected to visit overseas sports medicine institutes and facilities for 3-4 weeks, and are accompanied by a reputed senior orthopaedic sports medicine specialist as the “Godparent”. There is a rich history of traveling fellowships and this prestigious program will continue to be a highlight of APKASS.

We truly appreciate the generous support from DJO Global and Smith & Nephew for theTravelling Fellowship Programmes.

What do Travelling Fellows do during the tour?

  • participate in scientific symposia with host surgeons and give presentations
  • view research facilities and surgical procedures
  • attend a national sport medicine meeting in the region they are visiting
  • participate in social and cultural activities with the local sports medicine community.

What are the benefits of the Travelling Fellowship?

  • Foster an exchange of scientific information, stimulate research, and develop friendships among physicians who practice sports medicine in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific countries
  • Serve as a bridge that may be used to forge the future of sports medicine worldwide
  • Participate in social and cultural activities with the local sports medicine community
  • Develope personal and professional relationships that last a lifetime

Upcoming Schedule


Travelling Fellowship


Congress to be attended during the tour



APKASS to ESSKA (Europe)

21 April - 14 May 2021 (Tentative)

The 19th ESSKA Congress – MiCo, Milan, Italy


APKASS to AOSSM (North America)

Mid-June to July 2021 (Tentative)

AOSSM Annual Meeting – Nashville

How to be the Travelling Fellows?
Please read the application requirement and related information here.

Travelling Fellows Application Deadline
Application must be received by the office no later than 11:59pm, 1 Dec 2019 (UTC +8hours) for 2020 Travelling Fellowship Tour

Selection of Travelling Fellows:
THREE fellows will be chosen from the applicants for each tour. The selection of the Travelling Fellows for the tours will be made by the APKASS Travelling Fellowship Committee.

How to be the host of Travelling Fellowship?
If you would like to host the Travelling Fellowship, please contact the administrative office : info@apkass.org for more information.


Details of each Travelling Fellowship
For more information about each travelling fellowship, please visit below:
APKASS – ESSKA Travelling Fellowships
APKASS – AOSSM Travelling Fellowships
APKASS – SLARD Travelling Fellowships