Message from ISKAST President
“Creating a Bridge”
This simple quote has been the foundation of my leadership position with the ISKAST Society.
That meant lots of exciting and hard work for all the organizing committee to make this vision come through, which was a shared belief by all.
Being a physician and orthopedic surgeon for most of my adult life, having worked at times of war & peace, regardless of the geopolitical troubles, helping my fellow mankind had always been the primary principle, thus, it seemed as thriving goal to transfer and enhance technical knowledge and expertise to the younger generation of orthopedic surgeons.
Through variety of initiatives; such as, membership in many societies, active participation in various events to communicate and improve on the scientific and technical issues with the leaders of the orthopedic fields globally, we at ISKAST felt that we had the perfect opportunity to Create a Bridge, to invite international faculties in order to share their experiences through scientific lectures, case presentations and demonstrating the latest advancements in surgical techniques.
It’s been a rocky road to say the least!!
Overnight, we were hit by the so-called visa waiver program, which imposed a harsh situation on all of us, as hosts and organizers & also international participants.
My sincere and heartfelt gratitude to outstanding international faculties, who stood by us, believing in the true objectives of the ISKAST Society, and helping us to Create a Bridge, by providing opportunity for their Iranian counterparts to interact and learn from the finest experts from around the world.
As ISKAST president, it was my honor to be supported by prestigious societies & associations, and their respective presidents, as ISKAST endorsers, which have shown their full support & friendship, through the harshest situation, namely:
- APKASS, Asia-Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society
- ICS, Indian Cartilage Society
- ICJR Middle East
- IOA, Iranian Orthopedic Association
- ISAKOS, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine
- PAOA, Pan Arab Orthopedic Association
- PAS, Pakistan Arthroplasty Society
- TUSYAD, Turkish Society of Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy and Knee Surgery
ISKAST Society shall continue to provide a platform for further collaborations with prominent societies in our neighboring countries, which share the same goals and aspirations.
The excellent scientific program of the congress was the result of the superb work of the Scientific Committee, specifically Prof. Javad Parvizi and Dr. Keivan Ahadi, to develop a program involving the latest science with the clinical practices combined.
My personal and special appreciation goes to the board of directors and the kind support of everyone involved in the execution of ISKAST Congress.
“Creating a Bridge is work in progress”
Dr. Mohammad Razi