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APKASS – SLARD  Traveling Fellowship

This inter-continental exchange programme is run in collaboration with the Latin American Society of Knee Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine (SLARD). It is a scientific and cultural exchange between orthopaedic sports medicine physicians in Latin America and Asia-Pacific. The programme provides the fellows a valuable opportunity to exchange scientific information, stimulate research and develop collaboration and lifelong friendships.

For each travelling fellowship, THREE fellows are selected to visit overseas sports medicine institutes and facilities for 3-4 weeks, and are accompanied by a reputed senior orthopaedic sports medicine specialist as the “Godfather”. During the tour, fellows will

1.) participate in scientific symposia with host surgeons and give presentations;

2.) view research facilities and surgical procedures;

3.) attend a national sport medicine meeting in the region they are visiting and

4.) participate in social and cultural activities with the local sports medicine community.

The fellowship covers travel, accommodation and minor expenses. We thank Smith & Nephew for their generous support to this program.

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Upcoming & How

Upcoming Schedule:

This fellowship program takes place every 3 years, we will probably send out groups of fellows to Latin America in 2024, 2027 and so on.


How to Apply

Please read the application requirement and related information here.

Please contact the administrative office via should you have any enquiries.

Recent Participants

Participants of Recent Tours

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Asia-Pacific Participants

God Father:
Dr. John Matheson, New Zealand

Travelling Fellow:
Dr. Saseendar Shanmugasundaram, India
Dr. Atul Mahajan, India
Dr. Hongyun Li, China

São Paulo, Cali, Lima, Santiago, Buenos Aires
(XV International Congress of the Argentine Arthroscopy Association)

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Latin American


God Father:
Dr. Claudio Mingo Saluzzi, Argentina

Travelling Fellow:
Dr. Luis Antonio Goytia Alfaro, Bolivia
Dr. Hernán Lisandro Galán, Argentina
Dr. Diego Edwards, Chile

Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney, Singapore, Bangkok, Shanghai, Chengdu

Airplane Above the Clouds

Photos of Recent Tours

2018 Tours

2015 Tours

Recent photos
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