In the last years the number of scientific papers on intra-articular treatment has greatly increased. Moreover the development of ultrasound  technique provides us the opportunity of a sure guidance for intraarticular injection

In addition there are more  companies manufacturing and supplying products for intra-articular use. The need to answer to an increasing clinical demand for local treatment in musculoskeletal diseases is wider every day.

Finally it has become more common for  specialists in several disciplines  to treat administrating drugs and  medical devices by intra-articular injections.

In other words, the world of intraarticular management  has become one of the greatest challenges in different fields and from several points of views .

Many physicians involved in the area of intra-articular treatments have become aware of
the necessity for a world wide meeting enabling them  to update knowledge and experience in this field.

ISIAT aims to answer that need

ISIAT will be held every two years across different European cities and it would gather the experience of several experts in performing intra-articular management . It aims to be a communication tool  and an opportunity of deepening and comparing different experiences.

Scientific sessions will treat different and interesting matters:  dealing with new products  for intra-articular use.

Debates will be held on important matters such as the use of  ultrasound guidance and the differences among different available products.

In ISIAT we have reserved an important space to practical sessions, dealing  with various aspects of US-guided injection techniques.  In particular there will be courses on the US-guided injections of all joints.

ISIAT wishes to encourage  an extensive communication of novelty and new experiences among physicians and experts performing intra-articular treatments.

For this particular reason there will be a wide space for oral communications and poster presentation.