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The 13th Annual Meeting of Japanese Orthopaedic Society of
Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
Congress President:Masataka Deie, MD, PhD,
(Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
Aichi Medical University)

Masataka Deie, MD, PhD

We are pleased to announce that the 13th Japan Society of Arthroscopic, Knee and Sports Orthopedic Surgery (JOSKAS) will be held at the Sapporo Convention Center over 3 days from June 17th to 19th 2021. This time, we will hold the JOSKAS/JOSSM 2021 Meeting together with the 47th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Orthopedic Sports Medicine (JOSSM), which will be hosted by Professor Katsunori Inagaki, Orthopedic Surgery, Showa University School of Medicine.

JOSKAS was established in 2009 with the merger of the Japanese Society of Arthroscopy and the Japan Knee Society. These two societies were founded by Professor Masaki Watanabe, who was called the father of arthroscopy in 1975, and was inherited by JOSKAS. The purpose of JOSKAS is to disseminate the results of basic and clinical research on arthroscopy, knee joints, sports medicine and related fields to the world, and to contribute to the development of orthopedics.

In Japan, the new era of Reiwa has arrived, and JOSKAS is making new attempts toward further development. The 12th JOSKAS Society in 2020 was a combined meeting with JOSSM. The 13th JOSKAS is named the JOSKAS/JOSSM Meeting, and will be held as one meeting with JOSSM chairman Prof. Inagaki. We, as congress chairmen, hope that our congress will be a success and that the joint format of our congress will be inherited in the future.

The theme of our congress is "BREAK THROUGH AND EVOLUTION". The JOSSM Society and JOSKAS Society are determined to work together to make progressive change. Both congresses are large academic groups, consisting of doctors, physiotherapists and athletic trainers, each with their own long history of unique characteristics. I am convinced that discussions from slightly different perspectives based on both academic societies will lead to breakthroughs and an evolution. At this congress, I would like to discuss the inadequacies of existing therapies from the perspective of medical care as a whole. I will also discuss the current treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders, and hope to conclude with breakthroughs and an evolution for the next generation.

June is the best time to visit Sapporo. I would like many JOSKAS/JOSMM members to participate in a fun and fruitful society. We kindly ask for the participation and active discussion of many people.

The 47th Annual Meeting of Japanese Orthopaedic Society
for Sports Medicine
Congress President: Inagaki Katsunori, MD, PhD,
(Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
Showa University School of Medicine)

Inagaki Katsunori

The Japanese Orthopeadic Society for Sports Medicine (JOSSM) was established with the purpose of contributing to the development of sports disorder treatments of the people, students and athletes, especially by promoting research outcomes regarding athletes’ extremities.

Initially formed as a small research society 46 years ago, JOSSM has developed a rich history over years and will now hold its 47th congress.

With such history and tradition, as well as with the backdrop of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics (Tokyo 2020), JOSSM has been given the splendid honour to run a joint meeting with the Japanese Orthopaedic Society of Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine (JOSKAS).

We appreciate and sincerely thank the board members and all those involved from both societies for their efforts. We strongly believe that by working with JOSKAS, led by Chairperson Professor Deie, JOSSM can develop and achieve an enormous evolution.

Together with Chairperson Deie, we have decided the theme of this congress to be “Breakthrough and Evolution”. This decision is based on the strong wish of both chairmen that each society unite to break walls and accomplish constructive breakthroughs and an evolution. We will be extremely grateful if you would join us in Sapporo and take part in vigorous discussions based on this philosophy.

Sports is comprised of many basic movements for us humans such as “throwing”, “jumping”, “running”, “kicking”, “hitting” and “swimming”. In this congress, we propose to build new theories based on these basic performances.

We hope this congress will be open, creative and fruitful. One that will bridge the professions of physicians, therapists and trainers, and that shall bring good news to athletes.