Welcome from the Co-Chairs


Dear Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellows:

Join us for the 18th International Sports Medicine Fellows Conference: Comprehensive Approaches to Articular Cartilage Repair and Hip Arthroscopy to be held in Carlsbad, California on January 26-28, 2018.

This course provides a unique opportunity for fellows to learn the latest advancements in articular cartilage treatment and participate in the largest gathering of 2017-2018 orthopaedic sports medicine fellows.

The two day course includes a variety of lectures, case presentations, surgical demonstrations and hands-on workshops designed to enhance your knowledge of orthopaedic sports medicine. An interactive, case-based approach will teach the work-up, management and the rehab techniques utilized by the international experts who comprise the faculty.

ISMF Conference Highlights:

  • Registration Fees - ONLY $50 to attend!
  • Hands-on Cadaveric Articular Cartilage Treatment Workshop
  • Hands-on Ultrasound Workshop
  • Hip Arthroscopy Workshop (optional)
  • Case-Based Interactive Session
  • World Renowned Faculty

An optional Hip Arthroscopy Lecture and Workshop Session will be held on Friday, January 26. The session will include lectures and cadaver demonstrations on hip arthroscopy by expert surgeons. This session requires an additional registration fee of $50.00. Please note, space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

This course is an exceptional opportunity to interact with world renowned international faculty who are committed to fellow education. The 2018 ISMF Conference provides the skills needed to handle complex cases during the transition from fellow to attending physician.

We know you will want to join us next January in Carlsbad, California!

Warmest Regards,

Bert R. Mandelbaum, MD
Course Chair
Ralph A. Gambardella, MD
Course Chair
Seth Sherman, MD
Program Director
Michael Gerhardt, MD
Hip Program Director
Wayne K. Gersoff, MD
Lab Director