6th International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium

22-24th October, 2020 - Valencia (Spain)

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Welcome

The beauty of Valencia, the complexity of tendons, science from across the world; what more could you want from a conference? We would love you to come to this unique conference in Spain in October 2020.

Bring your research, your clinical interest and your passion for tendons to the 6th International Tendinopathy Symposium from 22nd – 24th  October, 2020. The theme is deliberately broad “Tendons in the 21st Century” so we can capture all aspects of the fast moving field of tendon science and management.

We have several exciting keynotes confirmed, their biographies are on this website. Their expertise is in the clinical management of tendons as well as the biological underpinnings of the condition, so we can share knowledge between these key disciplines.

There are many controversies in the clinical management of tendon pathology and pain and we hope to have some broad conversations engaging the delegates in a discussion with our keynote speakers. For the first time the conference will be translated simultaneously into Spanish, so we welcome our Spanish speaking tendonophiles to share this experience.

New research will be presented as oral presentations or posters, abstract details are available on the website.

Valencia combines historic architecture and modern seaside Spain, providing a wonderful host city that has great food and wine and reasonably priced accommodation. The international conference committee cannot wait for your attendance at this conference.

Yours sincerely

Professor Jill Cook on behalf of the International Organising Committee

Committees

Organising & Scientific Committee

Speakers

Associate Professor Karin G Silbernagel

Clinical management of tendinopathy

Associate Professor Karin G Silbernagel

Dr Karin G Silbernagel is an Associate Professor at the Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE USA. At University of Delaware she runs the Tendon research lab together with colleagues from mechanical and biomedical engineering. The Tendon Research Group at University of Delaware is an interdisciplinary group working to advance understanding of tendon injuries and repair so that tailored treatments can be developed. She received her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Boston University, Boston, USA and her PhD in Orthopaedics from University of Gothenburg. Karin has been a clinician, researcher, and educator in the U.S. and Sweden. She has been a practicing physical therapist for over 25 years, mainly in orthopaedics and sports medicine. 

Her research focuses on tendon injuries, especially the clinical aspects of treatment, and evaluation. Her research approach is to evaluate tendon health and recovery by quantifying tendon composition, structure, and mechanical properties, as well as patients’ impairments and symptoms. The focus is on how to prescribe exercise and physical activity as treatment in patients with painful tendinopathy and complete tendon ruptures. Her research centers around achilles tendon and Patellar tendon injuries.  Her research is funded by the National Institute of Health, Foundation for Physical Therapy, Swedish Research Council for Sport Science, and Swedish Research Council. She has published 80+ articles in peer-reviewed journals, has written several book chapters and has presented nationally and internationally. 

PROFILE

Dr Chavaunne Thorpe

Molecular biology of tendon homeostasis and injury

Dr Chavaunne Thorpe

Dr Chavaunne Thorpe obtained a 1st class BSc (Hons) in Equine Science from the University of Bristol in 2005. She completed her PhD in Tendon Matrix Biology at UCL in 2010 under the supervision of Profs Helen Birch and Peter Clegg. She then moved to Queen Mary University of London to work with Prof Hazel Screen, undertaking post-doctoral research using a combination of biological and engineering techniques to study tendon structure function relationships. The novel findings regarding the important role of the interfascicular matrix in tendon function resulted in further funding from the BBSRC and Arthritis Research UK. She moved to the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2016 to take up a Career Development fellowship funded by Versus Arthritis to study the role of the tendon progenitor cell population in tendon homeostasis and injury.

PROFILE

Professor Dennis McGonagle

Microanatomy and imaging of inflammatory diseases

Professor Dennis McGonagle

Professor Dennis McGonagle is internationally recognised for his work in microanatomy and imaging to elucidate the pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases, as well as for his work in the biology of mesenchymal stem cells in arthritis and their role in pathogenesis/repair in rheumatic diseases. He has published over 300 articles on these topics and has a scholar H-index of 76. Dennis is Professor of Investigate Rheumatology and Section Head of Experimental Rheumatology at the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine. He has lead in the establishment of a new academic Dermato-Rheumatology group between the Universities of Leeds and Bradford. He has served on the Editorial Board of Arthritis & Rheumatism and Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, and has served as a member of the Scientific Committee of The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR).

His major interests include imaging to understand pathogenic mechanisms of arthritis in man and using this imaging knowledge to define the cellular and molecular basis for disease initiation including the first description of innate lymphocytes at the human enthesis. He developed the cytokine-mediated enthesitis theory of the seronegative spondyloarthopathies (diseases that include Ankylosing Spondylitis and Psoriatic Arthritis) (Lancet, 1998), and defined the microanatomical basis for disease localisation to tendon and ligament insertions sites with Professor Michael Benjamin. His theories have changed the traditional autoimmunity concept model for these diseases and the Immunological Disease Continuum (PLoS Medicine, 2006).

PROFILE

Dr Johannes Zwerver

Clinical management of tendinopathy

Dr Johannes Zwerver

Dr Johannes Zwerver MD PhD, (nickname Hans) is a specialized sports medicine physician and professor of sport & exercise medicine at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. As a former team physician for professional football and basketball teams he has ample experience in working with both elite and recreational athletes. Promoting ‘Healthy active ageing’ and prescribing ‘Exercise is medicine’ to patients with chronic disease is one of his actual tasks as well. 

His research focusses on etiology, prevention, diagnosis and management of tendon problems. As a former elite basketball player he has a special interest for the ‘jumper’s knee’.  In 2010 he defended his thesis on ESWT and patellar tendinopathy. Since then he leads a research group with special focus on tendon problems. He is (co)author of more than 100 peer reviewed (inter)national papers and book(chapters).

PROFILE

Angel Basas

Head of Physical Therapy, Royal Spanish Athletics Federation and Head of Physical Therapy, Royal Spanish Gymnastics Federation, Spain

Angel Basas

Angel Basas is the Head of the Physical Therapy Department in the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation and Head of the Physical Therapy Department in the Royal Spanish Gymnastic Federation. He is a member of the Medical Committee of the Spanish Olympic Committee. With twenty- six years of experience in sports he has been the physiotherapist for seven Olympics Games and more than 150 international championships. He clinically specializes in tendinopathies, in particular the patellar tendon.

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Program

  • Wednesday 21st Oct
  • Thursday 22nd Oct
  • Friday 23rd Oct
  • Saturday 24rd Oct

14:00 - 15:00

Workshop Registration

15:00 - 19:30

Workshop

Clinical management of LL tendinopathy

08:00 - 09:00

Workshop Registration

09:00 - 12:30

Workshop

Clinical management of UL tendinopathy

13:00 - 14:00

Conference Registration

14:00 - 14:30

welcome address

14:30 - 15:30

Keynote

Chavaunne Thorpe - What is the role of the IFM

15:30 - 16:30

Free Papers

16:30 - 17:00

Refreshments

17:00 - 18:00

Interactive panel discussion

18:00 - 19:00

Conference drinks

09:00 - 10:00

Free Papers

10:00 - 10:30

Poster Pitch I

10:30 - 11:30

Keynote

Dennis McGonagle

11:30 - 12:00

Refreshments

12:00 - 12:30

Invited presentation

12:30 - 13:30

“Ask the expert”

13:30 - 14:30

Lunch

14:30 - 16:00

Free Papers

16:00 - 16:30

Refreshments

16:30 - 17:00

Poster Pitch II

17:00 - 18:00

Keynote

Angel Basas - Managing tendinopathy in elite athletes

18:00 - 19:00

Free time

09:30 - 10:30

KEYNOTE

Hanz Zwerver - Food, drugs and tendons

10:30 - 11:30

Free Papers

11:30 - 12:00

Refreshments

12:00 - 12:30

Poster Pitch III

12:30 - 13:30

The Great Debate

The role of PRP in the management of tendinopathy

13:30 - 14:30

Lunch

14:30 - 16:00

Free Papers

16:00 - 16:30

REFRESHMENTS

16:30 - 17:00

Invited presentation

17:00 - 17:30

Invited presentation

17:30 - 18:00

Conference awards and closing

18:00 - 18:30

Keynote

Karin Sibernagal

18:30 - 19:00

Closing drinks

20:30

Conference Dinner

Workshops

We are planning 3 exciting workshops. Watch this space. Workshops will be confirmed early in 2020 on this website. Please sign up HERE to receive updates.

Contributions to ISTS2020 (abstracts) should only be submitted online

Sponsors

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Location​

Ciutat de les Arts y de les ciencies

Av. del Professor López Piñero, 7, 46013 València

Accommodation

Below you can find information and prices on the hotels that are closest to the congress venue. All hotels are around the center of conference and are on walking distance (about 5-10 min walk). In addition there are many local accommodation options available through online booking venues.

Prices of a hotel room can be found on the website of each hotel. If you are interested, please make a reservation by contacting them directly.

HOTELSWebsite
Holiday Inn Express Valencia-Ciudad Las Ciencias 3*https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/es/valencia/vlcsp/hoteldetail
Hotel NH Valencia Las Artes  4*https://www.nh-hoteles.es/hotel/nh-valencia-las-artes
ILUNION Aqua 4/Aqua3,  4* and 3*

https://www.ilunionaqua4.com/

https://www.ilunionaqua3.com/

Hotel NH Valencia Las Ciencias 4*https://www.nh-hoteles.es/hotel/nh-valencia-las-ciencias
AC Hotel Valencia 4*https://achotels.marriott.com/es/hotels/ac-hotel-valencia
TRYP Valencia Oceanic Hotel 4*http://tryp-valencia-oceanic-hotel.valencia-hotels.net/es/

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Registration Costs

  • Full registration €350
  • ICOFCV €150
  • Student €175

Early Bird Registration Costs

  • Full registration €250
  • Student €150

Workshop Cost

  • €75 for each workshop
  • €50 for each workshop if included in conference registration

Gala Dinner Cost

€55 per head

- Registrations for the conference, workshops and gala dinner will open in January 2020.

- Early bird close 31st July 2020.

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