Summit Venue


Event Topic:
Joint Preservation in Orthopaedics

Accredited by the Greek Medical Society

Dear colleagues and friends, 

Treatment of tissue and articular cartilage lesions remains a challenge for the practicing orthopaedic surgeon. A wide range of options are currently practiced, ranging from conservative measures to various types of operations and, recently, use of growth factors and emerging gene therapy techniques. Also a great number of operative options are available from simple arthroscopic interventions, marrow tapping techniques, osteochondral auto/allo-grafting to cell-based techniques. At present, autologous cell therapies, growth factor techniques, stem cells and biomaterials offer more promising avenues of research to find clinical answers. 

The basic idea, to adjust treatment to the individual patient, and to repair related and/or contributing problems before or with the final treatment, due to the multifactorial aetiology of these lesion modalities, should be considered under strong scientific evidence and innovative techniques well documented and explained. 

The Athens Summit, organized by the Regenerative Medicine Orthopaedic Society, comes to bridge the gap between the theory and practice of all the above, with state of the art lectures, round tables and procedures, and through the collaboration of World, European and International scientific societies, creating the first consensus approach to these techniques and applications. Guidelines and state approval policies, ethics and rehabilitation are also, a significant part of this event, aiming for contributing to the new era of regenerative medicine in orthopaedics, tissue reconstruction and joint preservation. 

We expect to meet you all, discuss ideas and scientific projects, explore different therapeutic pathways and share knowledge, with ultimate goal being REGENERATING HOPE-EVOLUTING MOTION.

Ass. Prof. Georgios Skarpas
President RMOS Athens Summit 2022

Prof. Dr. Tahsin Beyzadeoglu
President Global Regenerative Academy

Prof. Panagiotis Skandalakis
Honorary President RMOS Summit



RMOS Founders

RMOS Scientific Board Members

Gallery from RMOS Athens


Thursday 1/12/2022 - Day 1

17:30 - 18:00 Registrations-Welcome
18:00 - 19:00 Opening Ceremony
RMOS principles and goals
Prof. Tahsin Beyzadeoglu, Ass. Prof. George Skarpas
Board Presentation
Prof. Peha Tandogan, Prof. Stefano Zanasi, Prof. Alan Ivkovic, Dr. Fabio Sciarretta, Dr. Dzihan Abazovic, Dr. Rowan Paul
19:00 - 20:30 Orthobiologics in Clinical Practice: The Scientific Societies view
ESSKA Focus Group in PRP
Dr. Lior Laver
ICRS approach to stem cells: “Update on stem cells and chondrocytes in cartilage regeneration”
Dr. Lucienne Vonk
SICOT in Regenerative Medicine: “Focus on Clinical Application of various orthobiologic cells”
Dr. Fabio Sciarretta
TOBI the U.S. aspect: “Principles of the use of bone Marrow for Regenerative Therapies”
Dr. Rowan Paul
20:30 Board and invited faculty dinner

Friday 2/12/2022 - Day 2

9:30-11:30 From Basic Science to Clinical Practice (5 Speakers-20 min talks/15 min discussion)
Moderators: Prof. T. Beyzadeoglu, Ass. Prof. G. Skarpas
Comments: Dr. D. Koulalis, Dr. C. Papageorgiou
"Nose2Knee - From bench to bed"
Prof. Alan Ivkovic
What is Progenitor cell and its clinical relevance
Prof. Manish Khanna
Clinical efficacy of SVF plus PRP injection for knee osteoarthritis
Ass. Prof. Trifon Totlis
The role of orthobiologics in the bone marrow lesions associated with osteoarthritis
Prof. Reha Tandogan
Cartilage repair in simple, complex and kissing lesions: from ACT to combined MSCS
Prof. Stefano Zanasi
11:30-12:00 Coffee Break
12:00-14:00 Live Surgeries performed by Prof. Beyzadeoglu, Prof. Tandogan, Prof. Sciarretta, Prof. Skarpas
14:00-15:00 Lunch Break
15:00-17:00 Cartilage Regeneration-Current concepts and trends
Moderators: Prof. A. Georgoulis, Dr. S. Plessas
Comments: TBA
Single step autologous scaffold for biologic cartilage repair
Dr. Dzihan Abazovic
Prof. T. Beyzadeoglu
Ass. Prof. G. Skarpas
Scaffolds and Cells for Cartilage Regeneration
Dr. Michael Iosifidis
From ACI to stem cells: Evolution or necessity?
Dr. S. Alevrogiannis
17:00-19:00 Orthobiologics in Sports Medicine
Moderators: Prof. P. Papadopoulos, Asc. Prof. E. Chronopoulos
Comments: Dr. E. Antonogiannakis, Dr. K. Intzoglou
Orthobiologics in ACL and meniscal Reconstruction
Dr. P. Kouloumentas
Orthobiologics in meniscus tears
Dr. V. Chouliaras
Regen Med applications in Elite Athletes
Dr. Ch. Theos
Injectable orthobiologics in high performance athletes
Dr. G. Basdekis
Augmenting the treatment of RC tears in athletes with orthobiologics
Dr. E. Brillakis
19:00-19:30 Case Studies
Moderators: Prof. I. Gliatis, Dr. M. Savvidis
Comments: TBA
Dr. Boutsiadis
Dr. Panagopoulos
19:30-20:00 Honorary Lecture: From anatomy to AI in surgery
Prof. P. Skaldalakis


Saturday 3/12/2022 - Day 3

10:00-12:00 Injectable options/solutions in Regenerative Medicine
Moderators: Dr. M. Tzorbakis, Dr. K. Dretakis
Comments: TBA
Shoulder lesions
Dr. G. Avramidis
Knee lesions
Dr. A. Apostolopoulos
Hip Lesions
Dr. D. Kostopoulos
Ankle Lesions
Dr. E. Evangellou
Elbow, wrist
12:00-12:30 Coffee Break
12:30-14:30 Rehabilitation following Regenerative Procedures
Moderators: Prof. El. Tsepis, Dr. G. Vissarakis
Comments: Prof. V. Billis, Dr. S. Alevrogiannis
General Concepts in Rehabilitation after regen med Procedures
Prof. K. Fousekis
Rehab after Knee treatments
N. Veronis
Rehab after Shoulder treatments
V. Rizos
Rehab after Hip traetments
Ch. Vafeiadi
Rehab after Ankle joint treatments
S. Heliadis
14:30-15:00 Case Studies
Moderators: Prof. T. Beyzadeoglu, Prof. R. Tandogan
Comments: TBA
15:00-15:30 Lunch Break
15:30 Closing Ceremony-Remarks-Discussion

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