On May 14th, 2013, Dr. Nicolaas C. Budhiparama was honored and recognized among his peers as one of the Founding Godfathers for ISAKOS Global Connection Campaign at Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Canada during one of the ceremonies at ISAKOS 2013 Biennial Meeting. This distinguished honor is given to the original 18 Godfathers of the global initiative when it was first launched in Rio de Janeiro in 2011. At the core of this endeavor is a determination to provide high quality and accessible education programs to a global audience.
The international orthopaedic community is at an important crossroad: medical innovations and applied technology are beginning to outpace the education in many orthopaedic surgeons. Limited resource and training in many parts of the world prevent surgeons from mastering the latest techniques and ultimately hinder the advancement of patient care.
The ISAKOS Board of Directors is looking to the future and enhancing educational and research opportunities for its members by providing an international framework for exchange and dissemination of information in arthroscopy, knee surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine that will benefit each member and their patients through ISAKOS Global Connection Campaign.