ISMST (International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment)

Dear colleagues, friends, dear shockwave family.


As the ISMST Congress President, it is a great pleasure for me to invite you to the 24th ISMST World Congress, which will take place on September 8-10th 2022 in Corinthia Hotel Prague.

The international ISMST congress is a broad communication platform, where latest news from research and clinical applications of the shockwave science in various fields of medicine and physiotherapy will be presented. A precisely selected program is essential and is structured according to different fields of applications in medicine and covers both extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) and radial pressure waves (RPW) technology. Speakers are chosen from leading scientists, physicians and physiotherapists from all over the world.

In addition, you will be able to attend instructional courses for both medical doctors and physiotherapists, in which you will be taught about the technical background of ESWT and RPW, its biological efficacy, and you will practice its application in various approved indications under experts’ supervision.

This is an exclusive opportunity to expand your knowledge, meet your colleagues, leading experts in the field, and representatives of the leading manufacturers of shockwave devices, in our “City of Hundred Spires” in the heart of Europe – in Prague.

Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and lies on the Banks of the Vltava River. It’s a historical and cultural centre of the Czech Republic, famous for its pulsing lifestyle and unique atmosphere, where the history breathes around every corner, combined with modern architecture, music, art and great cuisine, both traditional and contemporary.

We have a great cultural program during and after the congress, with the possibility to arrange facultative guided tours, not only to famous Prague places, but also to other well-known monuments of our country, including i.e. Český Krumlov or Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) spa city.

I hope that the scientific program and our vision of the congress will bring you to attend. As the pandemic is hopefully nearing its end, even if we’re prepared for a virtual or hybrid variant despite the fact that there are perhaps more global threats nowadays – and I speak about Russian aggression against Ukraine, which our whole society strongly condemns – I’m looking forward to meeting you in person in our wonderful Prague to get a taste of the best it has to offer!


Tomáš Nedělka

24th International ISMST Congress President

Dear Members of the ISMST,

as you all know, unfortunately we could not hold our annual congress in 2020 due to the pandemic. Thus, the main source of income for the Society was lost and the running costs had to be covered. In order to keep the financial basis of the Society on a secure footing in the future, the Board has proposed to the AGM to increase the annual membership fee to € 130, which was unanimously accepted. From now on also the members of the board will pay the annual membership fee. In addition, it was also decided that from now on an entrance fee of € 100.- for new members is to be paid, whereby the annual membership in the first year is reduced by 50% (€ 65.-): thus the annual membership in the first year amounts to € 165.-. If the annual membership fee is not paid for 2 years, the entrance fee will be due again.

In the name of the board I ask for your understanding for this measure, which should guarantee the financial independence of our society in the future.

Your president

Wolfgang Schaden, MD, adj. Prof.