The Inaugural European International Symposium on Ligaments and Tendons, ISL&T-XIII hosted by Professor Giuliano Cerulli and Dr. Savio Woo was held on October 18, 2013 in Arezzo, Italy. This year’s meeting was attended by over 150 participants The program was comprised of a clinic lecture by Dr. Ramon Cugat and 6 keynote lectures by Drs. Albert Banes, Anastasiou Georgoulis, Graham Riley, Mario Lamontagne, Mitsuo Ochi and Marco Marcacci, 37 podium presentations grouped into 3 themes, Biology and Biomechanics of Ligaments and Tendons, Biological Augmentation for Tendon and Ligament Healing and Tissue Engineering of Tendons and Ligaments as well as 15 posters. The high quality presentations, keynote lectures as well as the interactive discussions were enjoyed by all.
Savio L-Y. Woo Young Researcher Award Dr. Chavaunne Thorpe Queen Mary University of London
Best Fellow Paper Francesca Sardone CNR – National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Molecular Genetics
Best Student Paper Kwang Kim Musculoskeletal Research Center, University of Pittsburgh
Best Poser Tomoyuki Suzuki Sapporo Medical University