Dear colleagues and friends,

In May 2016, the ESMA (European Sports Medicine Associates) section was created as part of the ESSKA (European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy).

The purpose of the section was to strengthen the cooperation of specialists in various fields of sports medicine, including surgeons, sports doctors, physiotherapists, rehabilitators, sports scientists, trainers and team doctors.

The first open ESMA congress in Munich, Germany was held on November 3-4, 2017 with great success.

More than 300 doctors from all over the world attended the congress.

Many world experts in the field of sports medicine made presentations and lectures.

We are very proud that the First International Congress on Sports Medicine organized by ASTAOR together with ESSKA-ESMA will be held in Moscow on November 21-22, 2019.

It is a great honor for us to receive full and comprehensive support for holding our congress from ESSKA, one of the leading world surgical societies.

Leading experts in sports medicine, sports traumatology and rehabilitation from many countries of the world are invited to the structure of the Faculty of Science.

In accordance with the spirit and objectives of ESSKA-ESMA, the Congress program includes the most relevant topics for sports professionals: team doctors and sports clubs, sports traumatologists, physiotherapists and rehabilitation therapists, sports scientists, coaches and sports managers.

All participants of the Congress will have a unique opportunity to get first-hand the most up-to-date and relevant information on the prevention of sports injuries in children and adults, on methods for quickly and accurately diagnosing sports injuries and on the most modern methods of treating them.

All these specialists are united by the desire to bring athletes back to the system as quickly as possible and with a high-quality good effect - to the previous level, before getting injured.

We will be glad to welcome you in Moscow to participate in the First International Congress ASTAOR in cooperation with ESSKA-ESMA on sports medicine.

Best wishes,

Andrey Korolev

Co-President of the Congress, President of ASTAOR, Ambassador ESSKA-ESMA