Japan Sports Orthopaedic Association (JSOA)

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About Japan Sports Orthopaedic Association

Japan Sports Orthopaedic Association (JSOA) was established in June 2023 through the merger of the Japanese Orthopaedic Society of Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine (JOSKAS)’ sports medicine field and science business and the Japanese Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (JOSSM).

JSOA integrates various fields of science related to orthopaedics and musculoskeletal science in order to realize a society in which all people lead healthy and cultured lives throughout their lives through sports.

Our association will make presentations and make proposals for practical and basic investigation, research, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of injuries and disorders that occur during exercise or interfere with exercise.

In addition, through the advancement of sports medicine in orthopaedics and musculoskeletal science, its spread in Japan and overseas, and the development of the next generation of human resources, we will contribute to the sound development of people’s minds and bodies, support for the disabled, and support the elderly through sports medicine.

Our goal is to contribute to the promotion of welfare, the improvement of public health, and the promotion of academics and science and technology.

Name: Japan Sports Orthopaedic Association (JSOA)
Founded and Corporation: June 1, 2023
President: Yasuyuki Ishibashi


  1. Holding academic meetings, lectures and presentation of study results
  2. Development and dissemination of diagnostics, surgical therapy, conservative therapy, prevention, and other new technologies related to sports orthopaedics and musculoskeletal science, as well as diagnostic techniques
  3. Publishing learned bulletins and books. Dissemination activities through web content creation. Building an education system
  4. Encouraging studies and performing investigations
  5. Commending excellent results and contributor
  6. Training of medical specialists with knowledge and skills related to sports orthopaedics and musculoskeletal science, and authorize related to these
  7. Improving the quality of treatment through education such as lectures and practical training on knowledge and skills related to sports orthopaedics and musculoskeletal science.
  8. Cooperation with domestic and foreign learned parties. Academic promotion through global research cooperation, collaboration, and personnel exchange with related academic organizations in Japan and overseas
  9. Cooperation with various sports groups, competition groups, sports clubs, educational institutions, etc.
  10. Giving information to the public and medical consultation
  11. Conducting research on systems of medical insurance, long-term care insurance, and welfare for the people with disabilities (including children), and offering advice
  12. Social contribution business to support people’s healthy life through sports medicine
  13. Other projects necessary for achieving our goal


Board of Directors

PresidentYasuyuki Ishibashi, MDHirosaki University
Vice PresidentTsukasa Kumai, MDFaculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University
Norimasa Nakamura, MDOsaka Health Science University
DirectorsShinji Imai, MDShiga University of Medical Science
Hideyuki Koga, MDTokyo Medical and Dental University
Koichi Sairyo, MDTokushima University
Kazuki Sato, MDInstitute for Integrated Sports Medicine, School of Medicine, Keio University
Hiroyuki Sugaya, MDTokyo Sports & Orthopaedic Clinic
Akemi Suzuki, MDYamagata University
Shuji Taketomi, MDThe University of Tokyo
Takuya Tajima, MDUniversity of Miyazaki
Masataka Deie, MDHiroshima City Hiroshima Citizens Hospital
Atsushi Teramoto, MDSapporo Medical University
Masahiro Nozaki, MDNagoya City University
Mika Hangai, MDJapan Institute of Sports Sciences/JAPAN SPORT COUNCIL
Hiroki Funasaki, MDThe Jikei University School of Medicine
Kozo Furushima, MDKeiyu Orthopedic Hospital
InspectorsRyousuke Kuroda, MDKobe University
Yasuhito Tanaka, MDNara Medical University


Annual Meeting


Congress PresidentTsukasa Kumai, MD (Professor, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University)
Koji Kaneoka, MD (Professor, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University)
DatesSeptember 12(Thu.) -13(Fri.), 2024
VenueOkuma Auditorium、Ono Auditorium、RIHGA Royal Hotel Tokyo
Combined programJSOA – KOSSM Combined Meeting : September 14(Sat.), Okuma Auditorium


Congress PresidentHiroyuki Sugaya, MD (President, Tokyo Sports & Orthopaedic Clinic)
DatesSeptember 12(Fri.) -13(Sat.), 2025
VenueThe Prince Park Tower Tokyo


Congress PresidentNorimasa Nakamura, MD (Professor, Osaka Health Science University)
DatesSeptember 17(Thu.) -19(Sat.), 2026
VenueOsaka International Convention Center