Seated L-R: Dr. Paul Ackerman, Dr. Woo, Ms. Lynette Fleck, Ms. Karen Ohland, Dr. Jennifer Wayne. Standing L-R: Mrs. Marie-Louise Ackermann, Dr. Samuel Van de Velde, Dr. Guoan Li, Dr. Jian Yao, Dr. Hali Wang

University of California, San Diego

Once again, the International Symposium on Ligaments and Tendons (ISL&T) – VII surpassed our expectations and was the most successful ISL&T meeting to date. The enthusiasm of the 170 in attendance was overwhelming and so was the high level of discussion. In addition, our meeting continues to be multidisciplinary with international exposure. Orthopaedic surgeons, biologists, and bioengineers from the U.S., Asia, and Europe all came.

Consistent with last year, we were able to recognize outstanding papers presented by students, fellows and residents with awards for the Best Student Paper, the Best Research Fellow Paper, and the Best Poster. Each award consisted of a certificate and a check for US$200 (donated by Flexcell International Corporation). It is always a highlight to present these awards at the banquet.

Best Research Fellow Paper
Dr. Alejandro Almarza, Dr. Woo, Mr. David Fang, Dr. Albert Banes
Best Student Paper
Dr. Alejandro Almarza, Dr. Woo, Ms. Sabrina Noorani, Dr. Albert Banes