ISMST (International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment)

ISMST News and Shockwave meetings


Dr Silvia Ramon

ISMST looks forward to making 2018 another year where we share knowledge to improve shockwave science in tissue regeneration and our patients´quality of life as well.

During 2017, we had a lot of activities, including the development of the new website, which is finally finished. We hope, this will be a sustainable tool of communication in our society. We had a very successful international congress in San Sebastian, Spain. There were five ISMST Awards:  

  1. Enhancement of tenogenic differentiation of human adipose stem cells by extracorporeal shock waves. Laura Berta,

    Torino, Italy.

  2. miR-19a-3p containing exosomes improve cardiac function ischemic myocardium. Leo Pölzi, Innsbruck, Austria

  3. Shockwaves induce angiogenesis via exosome release. Michael Graber, Innsbruck, Austria.

  4. Shockwave treatment of muscle stem cells - a new implementation for regeneration. Christine Fuchs, Vienna, Austria.

  5. Next-generation sequencing identifies articular  cartilage damage and subchondral bone miRNAs after ESWT

    on early osteoarthritis knee. Jai-Hong Cheng, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

A special thanks to our ISMST Past President, Dr. José Ramon Aranzabal, who organized the meeting excellently.

1. ISMST Congress 2018:

Our main activity in 2018 is the annual congress. It will be the 21st ISMST Congress, which will take place in Auckland, New Zealand, from April 12th to 14th, 2018. The ISMST Instructional Certification Course will be held on April 11th in Auckland.

On our website you will find information about the scientific program and possibilities for pre- and post-congress activities in New Zealand for you and your family.  

Submit your abstract before  February 20th, 2018 to take part in our Annual World Congress.

Join us in Auckland and benefit from the best registration rates by registering before March 10th, 2018:

Please feel free to visit the congress website to get the detailed information ( .  


Special thanks to our ISMST President, Kenneth Craig S. Vincent, for his tremendous efforts to make the next congress successful and unforgettable. 

2. Calendar of shockwave meetings 2018 all over the world:

The following ISMST events will take place chronologically in the coming months:

  1. 21th ISMST World Congress – ISMST 2018, Auckland, New Zealand. April 11-14th 2018.

  2. 7th SETOC 2018 - Annual National Congress of Spanish Association ESWT. Avila, Spain. June 14-16th, 2018.

  3. ISMST Basic Research Meeting in Biological Therapies, Bologna, Italy. June 28-29th, 2018.  

  4. 3rd Onlat Iberolatinoamerican Congress – Onlat 2018, Lima, Perú. July 19-21th, 2018.

  5. SMBTOC, Annual National Congress of Brazilian ESWT Association. Sao Paolo, Brazil. July 26-28th 2018.

  6. 7th OCC 2018. Annual National Congress of Colombian ESWT Association. Cartagena, Colombia. September 6-8th.  

  7. ACHITOC, Annual National Congress of Chilean ESWT Association. Santiago de Chile, Chile. October 5-7th 2018.

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You cannot afford to miss our ISMST International Shockwave Congress 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand.