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Tissue engineering expert elected as leader of international scientific society

Professor Anthony Hollander

Professor Anthony Hollander

Press release issued: 9 May 2012

Anthony Hollander, ARC Professor of Rheumatology and Tissue Engineering at the University of Bristol has been elected President of the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS).

Anthony Hollander, ARC Professor of Rheumatology and Tissue Engineering at the University of Bristol has been elected President of the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS).

The Society, which has over 1,000 members worldwide, brings together scientists, orthopaedic surgeons and industry engaged or interested in the field of cartilage biology and cartilaginous tissue engineering.

Professor Hollander will begin his presidency on the 15 May when he will present his plenary lecture on the future of the organisation at the 10th World Congress in Montreal, Canada.

Commenting on his appointment, Professor Hollander from the University’s School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, said: "I am very excited about assuming the Presidency of our ten-year-old Society, and helping to shape its strategic future."

Professor Daniel Saris, the current ICRS President, from the University Medical Centre in the Netherlands, added: "It is an honour and challenge to assume the role of President of an international scientific society in current times.  It is with full trust and great anticipation that we follow Professor Hollander in the goal of advancing science and education in cartilage repair worldwide."