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Overview program

The subjects of the 26th ISMST world congress are:

Friday June 7th 

1.  Basic research in ESWT
Keynote: Johannes Holfeld (Austria)
Direct cardiac shockwave therapy – insights from the CAST-HF trial

2.  Musculoskeletal ESWT indications
Keynote: Ibrahim Kulac (Austria)
Rotator cuff tendinitis calcarea – Fractional therapy with focused extracorporeal shock waves; A Clinical Report on Validity and Reliability
Invited: Xing Gengyan (China)
Effects of individual shock wave therapy vs celecoxib on hip pain caused by femoral head necrosis

3.  ESWT in Neurology
Keynote: Thomas Nedelka
Shockwaves and neuroplasticity – from tendon injuries to brain stimulation
Invited: Karin Freitag (Spain)
Transcranial Pulse Stimulation improves cognition and mood in Alzheimer´s disease: Results from a case-control study

4.  Pain management
Keynote: Ludger Gerdesmeyer
Understanding Pain
Invited: Hannes Muller Ehrenberg
Shockwave for Muscle and Connective Tissues- an Update of Myofascial Shockwave Therapy

Saturday June 8th

5.  ESWT in Urology
Keynote: Irwin Goldstein
Low intensity shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction: a sham-controlled randomized trial concomitantly examining lower urinary tract symptoms
Invited: Jens Rassweiler
EAU-expert Meeting at UroTec 24 on Extracorporeal shock wave therapy in Urology

6.  ESWT in Sports Medicine
Keynote: Karsten Knobloch
ESWT in High Level Athletes
Invited: Carlos Leal
Complications and Poor Results of ESWT in Sports Medicine

7.  ESWT in wounds, scars & lymphatics
Keynote: Karsten Knobloch
ESWT for Skin Rejuvenation and Cellulite
Invited: Rainer Mittermayr
Advancements in Shockwave Therapy for Wound Management: A Comprehensive Update

8.  New developments
Keynote: Wolfgang Schaden (Austria)
The Future of Shockwave Therapy
Invited Speaker: Thijs Janssen (Netherlands)
Results of ESWT, according to the ICF, in patients with knee osteoarthritis: A systematic review

June 6th

09:00 – 17:00
ISMST Board meeting
16:00 – 20:00
Registration desk open - Leonardo's Bar
18:00 – 20:00
Welcome reception in Leonardo's Restaurant

June 7th

08:45 – 17:30
ISMST congress
19:30 – 23:30
Networking dinner and party - Ocean Diva Amsterdam

Network en dinner party – Ocean Diva

The Oceandiva ships bring together the best of multiple worlds, water, docks, entertainment and fun! After boarding we sail trough the waters and docks of Amsterdam, serving  a delicious dinner with amazing views and good entertainment.

Please board before 20:00 – we start sailing at 20:15.
Adress for boarding: De Ruijterkade 14, 1011 AA Amsterdam
Route with public transport

June 8th

09:00 – 17:30
ISMST congress
19:00 – 22:00
Get together in Brewery Troost - De Pijp

Get together at Brewery Troost

Brewery Troost is located in a former monastery in the typical Amsterdam district the Pijp. You will enjoy organic beers, home made soft drinks and cozy food in an authentic Amsterdam setting.
Adress: Cornelis Troostplein 23, 1072 JJ Amsterdam
Route by public transport

June 9th

09:00 – 17:00
ICC Course
  • Last updated on May 21, 2024
  • This program may be subject to change without prior notice