22nd International Society of Limb Salvage General Meeting 2024

Conference President

As Brisbane prepares for the 2032 Olympics, it is a great opportunity to visit Australia and Brisbane as this city is undergoing a revolution of progress to host the world premier sports games, much like ISOLS is the world’s premier bone and soft tissues orthopaedic sarcoma group.

In line with the societies’ purpose to promote research, education, and improve clinical practice for musculoskeletal tumours and patient care in limb salvage interventions. We have planned for a very intellectually exciting academic and problem focused meeting, embracing our different members from clinical and research and engineering backgrounds, while embracing our international membership and diversity.

Our academic program has been formulated to bring a dynamic discussion platform to address the most modern contemporary unresolved and topical issues facing us as in orthopaedic oncology sphere and in a rapidly changing world to help develop consensus positions.

The meeting as always, provides an ideal opportunity for the important intellectual and knowledge exchange between physicians, engineers, researchers, and sarcoma scientists along with allied health and nursing faculties and for sarcoma carers of all ages from all countries.

We will continue to grow the younger surgeon’s forum and expand the meeting to include more diversity. We will offer an orthopaedic oncology instructional course program that you can drop in and out to hear from the worlds best, disasterplasty oncology cases, challenging clinical cases, or you can choose to be part of the exciting multi-national debating format.

We will also be offering a new allied health and nursing program and sarcoma health care consumer day for your team and patients. The Australia New Zealand Sarcoma meeting (ANZSA) will be occurring in parallel during the final meeting days to showcase our work, while for those interested in a longer orthopaedic festival, the Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting begins on Sunday 13 October and concludes on 17 October 2024. This meeting will follow 2024 ISOLS as a separate program.

We will offer a new early feedback format for scientific papers that allow you to interact before the meeting with authors and ask pertinent questions and make comments on abstracts, leading to selection of the best and most interactive papers to be presented to a chaired panel.

In October, Brisbane has a very pleasant temperature of 16-27 degrees celsius and offers perfect weather conditions with the purple Jacaranda flowers blooming. We intend to explore all of the important cultural aspects of Australian society and embrace our indigenous culture and use the opportunity to explore Australian native wildlife. For those that enjoy the surf, swimming is close by. For added personal health, consider a holiday at the beach with your family as surgeons embrace the future of theirs and your wellness and maintain closer relationships with family life. Family activities will be available each day while you attend the academic program and we invite you to bring your families to enjoy Australian life and culture.

At a social level, we have functions organised every day and again this is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and new colleagues as the world awakens from the pandemic and our ongoing relationships both renew, reform and revitalise.

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to Australia on behalf of the ISOLS board and the Australian & New Zealand Organising Committee. The meeting will be hosted in Brisbane from Tuesday 8 October to Friday 11 October 2024.