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Traveling Fellows Take Flight




           Three AOSSM members from North
           America were honored as Traveling
           Fellows in 2019. Organized in
           cooperation with the Asia-Pacific
           Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports
           Medicine Society (APKASS) and
           with the generous sponsorship
           of DJO Global, their four-week
           exchange tour (March 28–April 22)
           took them to hospitals and medical
           schools in China, Hong Kong, Japan,
           South Korea, and Taiwan where they
           gained first-hand understanding     1
           of local cultures and practices.

           The fellows met with accomplished
           surgeons and scholars, observed
           surgical procedures, and attended
           scientific lectures and workshops.
           They met Olympic hopefuls at the
           Taiwan National Sports Training
           Center and Hong Kong Sports         2                                  3
           Institute, and for part of the tour, they
           were joined by traveling fellows from   1. Participants in the AOSSM 2019 Traveling Fellows Program: Claude T. Moorman III, MD
                                              (Godfather); Robert Magnussen, MD, MPH; Lance LeClere, MD; and Aaron Krych, MD. 2. Traveling
           the Latin American Society of Knee   Fellows from ESSKA: Baris Kocaoglu, MD; Romain Seil, MD, PhD (Godfather); Simone Cerciello,
           and Sport Arthroscopy (SLARD).     MD; Matthieu Ollivier, MD, PhD. 3. AOSSM Traveling Fellows, along with members of the SLARD
                                              program, visiting Sichuan University West China Hospital Sports Medicine Center.
           Representing AOSSM were
           Aaron Krych, MD, of Mayo Clinic    Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery   Houston Methodist Hospital; and
           in Rochester, Minnesota; Lance     and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) were        the Hospital for Special Surgery
           LeClere, MD, of U.S. Naval Academy   welcomed by AOSSM hosts in        in New York, New York. Visiting
           Naval Health Clinic in Annapolis,   July at the 2019 AOSSM Annual      AOSSM were Simone Cerciello, MD,
           Maryland; Robert Magnussen,        Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts;   of Marrelli Hospital in Crotone, Italy;
           MD, MPH, of Ohio State University   Penn State Hershey Medical Center   Baris Kocaoglu, MD, of Acibadem
           in Columbus, Ohio; and Group       in Hershey, Pennsylvania; Johns     University School of Medicine in
           Godfather Claude T. Moorman,       Hopkins University Hospital in      Istanbul, Turkey; Matthieu Ollivier,
           III, MD, of Atrium Musculoskeletal   Baltimore, Maryland; Cleveland Clinic   MD, PhD, of Institute for Movement
           Institute in Durham, North Carolina.  in Cleveland, Ohio; Campbell Clinic   and Locomotion in Marseille, France;
                                              in Memphis, Tennessee; Stanford     and Group Godfather Romain Seil,
           A contingent of traveling fellows   University in Stanford, California;   MD, PhD, of Centre Hospitalier
           from the European Society for      University of Texas at Houston and   de Luxembourg in Luxembourg.

           “  . . . our goals were to share technical expertise, scientific innovation, and develop lasting alliances


              across the Asian sports medicine community. We not only accomplished these goals but also learned
              about life, the importance of friendship and collaboration, and . . . enjoying the journey. ”
              —2019 Traveling Fellows Blog




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