VI ASTAOR International Congress

CO-Presidents of the Congress

Prof. Andrey KOROLEV, MD, PhDProf. Andrey KOROLEV, MD, PhD
(Moscow, RUSSIA)

  • ASTAOR President
  • ECSTO Chief Doctor & Medical Director
  • Professor of traumatology and orhopaedics in PFUR
  • President ASTAOR – Associations of sports traumatologists, arthroscopic and orthopedic surgeons, rehabilitators
  • Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director, ECSTO (European Clinic of Sports Traumatology and Orthopedics)
  • Professor, Department of Traumatology and Orthopedics, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN)
  • In 1985 he graduated from the Medical Faculty of the First Moscow State Medical University. Sechenov, was trained in residency and postgraduate studies in the specialization of thoracic surgery at the Department of Phthisiopulmonology of the First Moscow State Medical University. Sechenov
  • In 1990 he defended his thesis on "Trachea Transplantation"
  • In 2004 he defended his doctoral thesis on the topic "Comprehensive rehabilitation of patients with injuries of the knee joint"
  • Full member ISAKOS (International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine), member of the Arthroscopy Committee
  • Full member ESSKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy), member of the Committee on Sports Medicine
  • Full member РАО (Russian Arthroscopic Society), American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), French Society of Arthroscopy (SFA), Polish Society of Sports Traumatology (PTTS)
  • Member of the Expert Council on Medicine of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee
  • Author of over 100 publications in Russian and international journals.
  • Included in the editorial board of the journal "Traumatology and Orthopedics"


  • Chairman and Professor of Minho and Porto Universies
  • Director of FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence (Porto)
  • President of the Education Committee of ISAKOS
  • Past President of ESSKA
  • Past President of the European Society of Knee Surgery, Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), 2012-2014
  • Chairman and Professor of Orthopaedic, Traumatology and Sports Trauma of Minho Medicine University (Minho, PORTUGAL)
  • Professor of Orthopaedic and Traumatology of Porto Medicine University (Porto, PORTUGAL)
  • Director of Saúde Atlântica – Sports Center – FC Porto Dragão Stadium (Porto, PORTUGAL)
  • Director of Clinica Espregueira-Mendes - Sports Centre – FiFA Medical Centre of Excellence – Dragão Stadium (Porto, PORTUGAL)
  • President of the Education Committee and Member of the Executive Board of International Society of Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ISAKOS)
  • Member of the jury of the European Board of Orthopaedics (EBOT)
  • Chairman of the Post Graduate entitled Medical Rehabilitation in Sports, Porto University(Porto, PORTUGAL)
  • Scientific interests:
    • Senior Researcher in “3 B’s Research Group – Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics” - Department of Polymer Engineering, Minho University (Minho, PORTUGAL)
    • ACL Study Group member since 2013
  • Member of the editorial board: “Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy Journal” (Springer), “The open orthopaedics journal”
  • Reviewer: “American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM)”, “Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery” (American Volume)
  • Invited Professor of Marmara University - Prof. Mustafa Karahan (Istanbul) Kobe University, Japan.

Faculty of Science

Prof. John Aaron NYLANDProf. John Aaron NYLAND
(Louisville, KY, USA)

  • Professor, Athletic Training Program, Spalding University (Louisville, KY)
  • Professor (gratis), Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (Louisville, KY)
  • Fields of Work and Interests – physical therapy, athletic training, kinesiology – biomechanics, sports medicine
  • Society Memberships:
    • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
    • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
    • National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA)
    • National Strength and Conditioning Association
    • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
    • American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy
    • Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (APTA)
  • President, Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Board of Directors (JOSPT)
  • Editorial Review Board:
    • Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery
    • Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ASMAR)
    • Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT)
    • Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy (KSSTA)
    • Case Reports in Orthopedics
    • Turkish Journal of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
    • Board of Directors