The 5th Balkan Arthroscopy, Sports Traumatology and Knee Surgery Congress took place in Sofia, Bulgaria on 10-12 October 2014. Organisers led by Balkan Congress and Bulgarian Arthroscopy, Sports Surgery and Trauma (BSSAST) Chairman Dr Robert Halvadjian invited many ESSKA members to be involved as faculties in several sessions, showing the tremendous amount of respect that organisers have for ESSKA.
At the same Congress, in a cross-fire session ESSKA U45 Committee representatives Dr Scheffler, Dr Tecklenburg and Dr Darabos with their Bulgarian U45 colleagues Dr Hubenov, Dr Filipov and Dr Bochev presented their talks about biological enhancements in tendons pathology, meniscus and ACL surgery at open ESSKA U45 Symposium “Biologic Factors in Sports Orthopaedic Medicine of the Knee.” Also, organisers have arranged a competition for the best U45 scientific paper award with the first year ESSKA membership annual fee granted to the winner, thus allowing him to apply for the ESSKA fellowships. The primary goal of the 5th Balkan Arthroscopy, Sports Traumatology and Knee Surgery Meeting was achieved. It included over 200 participants from 15 different countries in the Balkan region, intensively collaborating on a highly scientific and professional level.
This event was truly a success and ESSKA found new and valuable members and partners in this part of Europe, again.