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About Inter-Continental Travelling Fellowships

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The inter-continental traveling fellowship program is a scientific and cultural exchange among orthopaedic sports medicine physicians in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. The programme provides the fellows a valuable opportunity to exchange scientific information, stimulate research and develop collaboration and lifelong friendships.


It also provides a stimulus for leadership by recognizing young surgeons who have made a significant contribution to sports medicine. We have travelling fellowships with European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and Latin American Society of Knee Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine (SLARD).

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 “Godparent”. There is a rich history of traveling fellowships and this prestigious program will continue to be a highlight of APKASS.

We truly appreciate the generous support from enovis and Smith & Nephew for theTravelling Fellowship Programmes.

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What do Travelling Fellows do during the tour?

  • Participate in scientific symposia with host surgeons and give presentations

  • View research facilities and surgical procedures

  • Attend a national sport medicine meeting in the region they are visiting

  • Participate in social and cultural activities with the local sports medicine community.

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What are the benefits of the Travelling Fellowship?

  • Foster an exchange of scientific information, stimulate research, and develop friendships among physicians who practice sports medicine in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific countries

  • Serve as a bridge that may be used to forge the future of sports medicine worldwide

  • Participate in social and cultural activities with the local sports medicine community

  • Develop personal and professional relationships that last a lifetime

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How to be the
Travelling Fellows?

  • Please read the application requirement and related information here.

Upcoming Schedule

APKASS to SLARD (2 Mar - 17 Mar, 2024)
APKASS to ESSKA (17 Apr - 10 May, 2024)
APKASS to AOSSM (19 Jun - 14 Jul, 2024)
ESSKA to APKASS (7 Oct - 27 Oct, 2024)

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Travelling Fellows Application


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Selection of
Travelling Fellows:

  • THREE fellows will be chosen from the applicants for each tour.

  • The selection of the Travelling Fellows for the tours will be made by the APKASS Travelling Fellowship Committee.

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How to be the host of Travelling Fellowship?

  • If you would like to host the Travelling Fellowship, please contact the administrative office : for more information.

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