Program Content


Two and a half day meeting with:

  • Scientific Papers
  • Symposia and Panel Discussions
  • New! Individualized Clinical Tutorial (ICT) Session
  • Lunchtime Sessions
  • Scientific Debates
  • Instructional Course Lectures
  • Surgical Demos
  • Physiotherapy Concurrent Session
  • New! Residents & Fellows Hip Arthroscopy Symposium
  • Electronic Poster Presentations
  • Trainee Presentation Prize
  • Technical Exhibits
  • CME Certification
  • Welcome Reception

Topics and Lectures will Include:

  • Stem Cell and Tissue Therapy Advances
  • Atypical Hip Impingements
  • Computerized Modeling
  • Outcomes and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Global Perspectives on Hip Cartilage Management
  • Alternatives to Arthroscopy
  • Hip Instability
  • Indications and Limitations of Hip Arthroscopy
  • Cutting-Edge Research in Hip Arthroscopy and Joint Preservation
  • Advanced Rehabilitation Techniques

ISHA 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting Awards

The International Society for Hip Arthroscopy Awards Program is committed to recognizing and honoring young researchers whose work has contributed to better understanding and communication within the field of Hip Arthroscopy.

Two Awards are being offered at the 2016 ISHA Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco, USA: the ISHA Trainee Basic Research Award and the Richard Villar Trainee Excellence in Clinical Research Award. Applicants should currently be orthopaedic trainees, residents or fellows OR have completed their training after June 2015. No applicant should have held a consultant orthopaedic surgeon post (locum, substantive or honorary) prior to June 30, 2015. Applicants, please note: submissions are limited to one submission per individual. All submissions will be automatically considered for both the ISHA Trainee Basic Research Award and the Richard Villar Trainee Excellence in Clinical Research Award. To be considered for the ISHA Annual Scientific Meeting Awards, applications must be submitted before May 1, 2016.

Individualized Clinical Tutorial (ICT) Session

ICTs are an opportunity for registrants to learn about Hip Arthroscopy through a hands-on cadaveric lab session with a leading international expert.

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Social Program

ISHA invites all meeting attendees and their guests to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while reuniting with colleagues and friends at the Welcome Reception.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Physical Therapists, Specialty Physicians, Athletic Trainers, Physician Assistants, Rehabilitation Therapists, Residents, Fellows and Medical Students involved in the care of patients with hip issues.

Statement of Need/Program Overview

The ISHA Annual Scientific Meeting provides a unique international forum for attendees to share scientific information and learn the latest advances of arthroscopic surgery of the hip. This two-day meeting includes a variety of symposia and lectures. Additionally, hands on model lab, electronic posters and technical exhibits are offered.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Describe the pertinent arthroscopic anatomy and physiology of the lower extremity, pelvis and hip joint
  • Identify standard portal placement for central and peripheral compartments
  • Define and implement hip arthroscopy techniques in their practice
  • Define the new technologies currently available for hip arthroscopic surgery, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of different surgical techniques
  • Define how to use the new technology in their practice and implement various methods of operative hip arthroscopy, including debridement, labral repair and correction of impingement

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Education Resources (MER), International Society for Hip Arthroplasty (ISHA) and MCJ Consulting, LLC. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of Medical Education Resources to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.