Consensus Symposia are one-hour sessions featuring 4-5 talks, often including moderated discussion. These specific Symposia focus on ESSKA Consensus projects.


Partner Society Symposia:  Each Symposium is co-hosted by ESSKA and one of the participating Partner Societies. These sessions feature trending topics and cases discussed by speakers from both ESSKA and the Partner Society. The Partner Socieites participating in a symposium are AANA, AOSSM, APKASS, ICRS, ISAKOS, ISHA and SLARD.


Affiliated Society Symposia: These sessions feature 5-6 speakers who are each representing the Affiliated Society of which they are members. These speakers will present their experiences and/or the Symposia will feature specific topics which will be debated in the allocated discussion time. More information on the Affiliated Societies of ESSKA is available here.


Radiology Sessions (NEW): In these 4 sessions, the best radiologists and renowned experts in the field of musculoskeletal radiology will give a thorough overview about state-of-the-art MR imaging of different pathologies of the knee, shoulder, hip and ankle.


Hot Topic Battle (NEW): In these short 30-minute sessions, two renowned speakers will debate on a hot controversial topic. Themes covered in these sessions include knee, osteotomy, meniscus, shoulder, ankle, hip and sports medicine.


Team Physician Course (NEW): This new course format includes a lecture series and practical model workshops.


250+ Free Papers: In these sessions, the higher-ranked abstracts submitted to the Congress, are presented in a brief manner (5 minutes) and followed by a short discussion with the audience.


Star Paper Session: This session includes the top 6 ranked abstracts, resulting from the reviewing scoring. A jury will judge the presentations onsite and the Theo Van Rens Best Paper Award will be attributed to the winner.

More information on ESSKA Awards can be found here.


National Societies Best Papers: This session includes the top 10 abstracts that were presented previously in Affiliated Societies’ national congresses.