International Symposium on Ligaments & Tendons – XIV

Las Vegas, Nevada


The 14th International Symposium on Ligaments and Tendons (ISL&T-XIV) hosted by Dr. Savio Woo and Dr. Stavros Thomopoulos was held on Friday, March 27, 2015 at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The International Program Committee selected “Enthesis” as the main theme for this year’s Symposium along with the following theme topics: Tissue Engineering, Structural-Function Relationships, Development, Healing and Regeneration.

This year’s clinical lecture was presented by Dr. Kai-Ming Chan and keynote lectures were presented by Drs. Mahmut Doral, William Levine, Zong- Ming Li, James Wang, and Ranjan Gupta. In addition, there were 40 5-minute presentations and 12 poster presentations.

Following ISL&T tradition, the all-day meeting was concluded with a banquet at Joyful House Cuisine. Attendees enjoyed great Chinese cuisine and socializing with others. We would like to extend a special thank you to the faculty sponsors for their financial support of the ISL&T banquet. The follow individuals received special recognition at the banquet.

Savio L-Y.  Woo Young Researcher Award
Sarah Rooney
University of Pittsburgh

Best Research Fellow Paper
Nathan Dyment
University of Connecticut Health Center

Best Student Paper
Kathryn Farraro
University of Pittsburgh

Best Poster
Jonquil Flowers
University of Pittsburgh

Katie Trella
University of Illinois at Chicago