APKASS – ESSKA Traveling Fellowship

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This inter-continental exchange programme is run in collaboration with European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA). It is a scientific and cultural exchange between orthopaedic sports medicine physicians in Europe and Asia-Pacific. The programme provides the fellows a valuable opportunity to exchange scientific information, stimulate research and develop collaboration and lifelong friendships.

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 “Godfather”. During the tour, fellows will 1) participate in scientific symposia with host surgeons and give presentations; 2) view research facilities and surgical procedures; 3) attend a national sport medicine meeting in the region they are visiting and 4) participate in social and cultural activities with the local sports medicine community.

The fellowship covers travel, accommodation and minor expenses. It is sponsored by DJO, whom we thank for their loyal support.                          

Upcoming Schedule:
This fellowship program takes place every 2 years, we will send out next groups of fellows to Europe in 2016, 2018, 2020 and so on.
For the tour in 2018, below is some tentative information for your reference:


Year

Travelling Fellowship

Date

Congress to be attended during the tour

2018

APKASS to ESSKA (Europe)

18 April - 12 May 2018 (Tentative)

18th ESSKA Congress in Glasgow

How to Apply
Please read the application requirement and related information here.
 
For Enquires:
Please contact the administrative office via info@apkass.org should you have any enquiries.

Participants of Recent Tours

Asia-Pacific Participants

European Participants

2016

God Father:
Prof. Masahiro Kurosaka, Japan
Fellows:
Yinghui Hua, China
Yasukazu Yonetani, Japan
Karthik Murugappan, India

Itinerary:

Tour Report
Photo

God Father:
Prof. Mustafa Karahan, Turkey
Fellows:
Dr. Brian Devitt, Ireland
Dr. Johannes Barth, France
Dr. Paolo Arrigoni, Italy

Itinerary:
Kobe, Seoul, Shanghai, Chengdu, Taipei, Hong Kong

2014

God Father:
Prof. Julian Feller, Australia
Fellows:
Dr. Brett Fritsch, Australia
Dr. AtsuoNakamae, Japan
Dr. Jia-lin Wu, Taiwan

Itinerary:
Bologna, Munich, Stockholm, Wigan, Larisa, Amsterdam

Tour Report

God Father:
Prof. Luigi Pederzini, Italy
Fellows:
Mario Ronga, Italy
Mihai Vioreanu, Ireland
Panagiotis Ntagiopoulos, Greece

Itinerary:
Hong Kong, Macau, Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney, Nara

2012

God Father:
Prof. Chih Hwa Chen, Taiwan
Fellows:
Dr. Kailash Dilip Patil, India 
Dr. Chong Bum Chang, Korea 
Dr. Nadhaporn Saengpetch, Thailand

Itinerary:
Gent, Belgium, Nijmegen, Netherlands, Heidelberg, Germany, Ioannina, Greece, Basel, Switzerland, Roma, Italy, Milano, Italy, Geneva, Switzerland

God Father:
Dr. Fernando Montserrat Ramon, Spain
Fellows:
Dr. Michael Tobias Hirschmann, Switzerland 
Dr. Petri Sillanpää, Finland
Dr. Georgios Basdekis, Greece

Itinerary:
Taipei, Seoul, Bangkok, Pune, Jaipur

2010

God Father:
Prof. KM Chan, Hong Kong
Fellows:
Dr Jin-Zhong Zhao, China
Dr Ryosuke Kuroda, Japan
Dr Dave YH Lee, Singapore

Itinerary:
Warwick, Paris, Bruderholz, Roma, Innsbruck, Ghent, Amsterdam, Oslo

Tour Report

God Father:
Prof. Philippe Beaufils, France
Fellows:
Dr. Roberto Rossi, Italy 
Dr. Sven Scheffler, German 
Dr. Michael R Carmont, UK

Itinerary:
Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai, Kobe, Taiwan

Photos of Recent Tours
2014 Tours
APKASS To ESSKA
 
 
 
 

2014 Tours
ESSKA to APKASS
 




2010 Tours
ESSKA to APKASS