eCM (Eur Cell Mater / e Cells & Materials)
eCM Conferences, Science with Open Discussion
 ISSN 2522-235X

Cartilage and Joint Repair
June 26th - 29th 2006, Congress Centre, Davos, Switzerland

This was the second cartilage and joint repair meeting of the eCM conference series, again held during the time of the world cup soccer tournament, which was appreciated by the participants and added to the important social side of the congress. The cartilage community will be glad to know we will keep this tradition, by having our next meeting in 2010 during the next world cup. The four year cycle allows real scientific developments to be shown, rather than incremental changes.

Again this year the keynote lectures were outstanding and followed our tradition of being an educational meeting with the addition of latest research results.
Final Program (329 kB).
There were several good introductory talks into each of the fields shown followed by more detailed ones within the field. The single session with limited number of participants (this year 130) allowed high amounts of discussion, which also continued out of the sessions. Peter Roughley from Montreal in Canada summarised the meeting on the Thursday and his summary can be downloaded here (16kB).

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The congress was organised by R. Geoff Richards & Mauro Alini from the AO Research Institute, Davos with Charlie Archer from Cardiff University in Wales.