14th International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) World Congress 2018
Sheraton Grand MacaoCotai, MACAU Visit the Venue to read more
On behalf of the local organizing committee and the ICRS China Chapter, I have the great pleasure to invite you to the 14th ICRS World Congress to be held in Macau, China from 09-12 April, 2018. With the mission to advance science and education in the field of cartilage repair and regenerative medicine worldwide, the 14th ICRS World Congress will allow everyone to enjoy an exciting and stimulating scientific program featuring innovative leading-edge cartilage research and technology. Held for the first time in Asia, the ICRS 2018 will provide a networking opportunity for the global cartilage and wider communities, facilitating and expanding interactions among clinicians, researchers, and industry partners from around the world. China is a country with a long history and diverse culture heritage. There are a lot of wonderful and exciting places and events waiting for you to explore. During the past decades in China, rapid economic and social development is also accompanied with enormous progress in medicine and research.
Cartilage repair has been increasingly valued by the scientists and clinicians. Since 2008, we have been collaborating with the ICRS in creating more awareness and established the ICRS China Chapter in 2015 to further promote exchanges and collaborations in cartilage repair research worldwide. The ICRS 2018 will provide the latest updates on cartilage repair, and we look forward to that many will participate and benefit from the programme.
Macau is a city of blended cultures. Ancient Chinese temples sit on streets paved with traditional Portuguese tiles. The sound of Cantonese fills the air on streets with Portuguese names. You can eat Chinese congee for breakfast, enjoy a Portuguese lunch of caldo verde soup and bacalhau fritters, and dine on hybrid Macanese fare such as minchi. Macau is also a destination easy to get to, with direct flights from many international cities. The old heart of the city, where historic ruins sit next to arty new boutiques, is small and a walking tour can easily take in the key sites from the iconic Senado Square, the Ruins of St. Pauls, to the beautiful churches and temples and the old city wall. Further south are the conjoined islands of Taipa, Cotai and Coloane. Taipa has gloriously preserved Macanese architecture, Cotai is home to the new mega casinos and Coloane is lined with pretty beaches. We are so happy to welcome you all to China and to the delightful city of Macau. We believe you will enjoy the 14th ICRS World Congress and this wonderful place.
Ao Yingfang, Congress Chair 2018 & President of the ICRS China Chapter
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
DOC DMC MACAU & HONG KONG
Alameda Dr. Carlos d’Assumpção 258
Praça Kin Heng Long, 4/Q, Macau
Contact: Mr. Sam Li (Project Manager)
Phone: +853 2872 3510
Mobile: +853 6386 3162
Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central****
Sands® Cotai Central
Cotai, Macao SAR, P.R. China
The Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central is located at the core of Sands® Cotai Central, in close walking distance to the Sheraton where the ICRS congress will be held.
The hotel features 1,159 spacious quality guestrooms and 65 suites with very attractive room rates.
Special ICRS Room Rates: (Services & Taxes, Break- fast not included)
King Superior Rooms SGL/DBL Rates from € 100.00 Booking through DOC DMC!
Cancellations are to be addressed to DOC DMC MACAU & HONG KONG. The following cancellation fees will apply:
Cancellation until March 1, 2018: Charge of one (1) night + handling fee.
Cancellation after March 1, 2018: Charge of the entire reservation period + handling fee.
The ICRS will NOT edit abstracts for language issues, typing, spelling, or grammatical mistakes. There is no fee charged to submit an abstract for ICRS 2018 and you may submit as many abstracts as you wish. However, it is highly recommended that you do not leave your submissions until the very last day.
Free papers related to all topics in cartilage repair will be presented during 16 free paper sessions. Speaking time is 7 minutes plus 3 minutes for discussion. The speaking time must strictly be observed by the presenters. If an abstract is accepted as an oral presentation, presenters must speak in fluent English and be prepared to answer questions from the audience and moderators. All session rooms are equipped with networked computer projection. Presenters are requested to bring their PowerPoint presentation (Windows 10, XP or Windows 7) on a CD-ROM or USB stick and to check-in at the Preview Center 3 hours prior to their presentation. Detailed information will be sent to the presenters on time.
One of the main benefits of an electronic poster exhibit is the post-congress availability of the posters for many years in the ICRS member’s area. Our scientific cartilage knowledge database is fully searchable by title, poster ID, authors, full text and image annotation. Information on how to use the electronic poster submission system will be sent to the authors of the accepted posters. An independent jury will judge the electronic posters by online blind grading with regard to scientific content, educational value and visual impression. Awards for the 6 best electronic posters and best abstracts will be given during the ICRS Opening & Awards Ceremony on Sunday, September 24, 2016 at 17.00 hs.
Traditional Wall Posters
In addition to the electronic posters, which must be submitted on a mandatory basis, the authors are invited to produce as well a traditional poster for the poster walls. If your abstract is accepted as a poster, you will be requested to submit your electronic files to the ICRS online poster submission system and you should bring with you a traditional poster for the poster exhibit by reserving your poster wall in advance through our Office.
Submitted abstracts will be peer reviewed and may be accepted for either podium or poster presentation. Submitters may indicate their presentation preference during the submission process but the Scientific Programme Committee reserves the right to define the final presentation type. No podium presentations can be guaranteed to any author.
Scientific abstracts must be submitted between September 1 – October 27, 2017 through our abstract submission link in faultless English within the following structure: Purpose – Materials & Methods – Results – Conclusion and must be written according to the few abstract submission instructions to be found in the ICRS abstract online submission system. Abstract length is limited to a maximum of 300 words and may contain up to 2 graphs, pictures or tabs. For experimental clinical studies and animal studies, a copy of the approval received by the local ethical committee must be sent to our Executive Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) after successful submission of your abstract.
Submitting authors must complete a Financial Disclosure Statement on behalf of all authors. Disclosures will not be seen or taken into consideration for the abstract grading process nor for the decision of acceptance of an abstract. We request all submitters to cooperate in this by:
Declaring any potential conflict of interest by any of the authors when submitting an abstract.
Declaring any commercial role in the related research of any Co-author on the first slides for podium presentations or on the posters for poster presentations.
Abstract submission deadline 2017-12-15
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