ISMST (International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment)


Dear Colleagues and Friends, dear Shockwave Family,

We all suffered under the terrible pandemic this year, but I hope that you and your
families stayed healthy in these difficult times. As the year draws to a close, we are cautiously optimistic, now that the first vaccination has obtained approval and is ready for use. We have therefore decided to relaunch the ISMST World Congress for 2021 in Vienna. The Managing Board and the Organizing Committee agreed that the Congress will take place, whatever the circumstances. Depending on the actual situation it will be live, virtual, or a mix of the two. We will go ahead with the preparations under the assumption that we are able to meet in person and celebrate our meeting with a personal exchange of experiences, as we have done over the last two decades.

The programme will be divided into the same sessions we had planned for 2020. The call for abstracts has already been reopened. We therefore kindly ask that you use the time during the holidays to collect the most recent data and submit your
abstracts. As no major meetings were possible this year, we are very eager to
exchange the latest findings concerning the fascinating world of shockwave

The deadline for submitting the abstracts is 28 February 2021.

During the last virtual Managing Board Meeting we decided to change our policy
concerning the ISMST Awards. Instead of honouring articles already published, we
want to encourage young researchers to submit abstracts and posters. Our aim is to honour the presentation of the two best abstracts dealing with clinical trials and the two best relating to basic research subjects. We also plan to award two prizes for the best poster presentations.

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I sincerely hope that it will be possible to welcome you in person in Vienna next year. In the meantime, I wish you and your families peaceful holidays and a Happy New

Take care and stay healthy,

23rd ISMST Congress Vienna, Austria 2021

6th Basic Research Meeting !New Date!

Save the Date: November 5 - 6, 2021 / Innsbruck, Austria