İstinye University Topkapı Campus, İstanbul
December 1-3, 2023



As Chair of CA21110 NetwOArk I am very pleased that our Action will be organising a highly interesting Training School, hosted by Istinye University in Istanbul. The Articular Cartilage Engineering Training School fits very well with the objectives of our Action and offers great opportunity for our Members to learn and meet one another.

Herewith I would like to invite Young Researchers within the Action to consider participating in this Training School and gain valuable insights, knowledge and hands on training. The programme promises to be highly informatve and relevant.

With kind regards, on behalf of the Action,

Corné Baatenburg de Jong
Action Chair

(Deputy Director of ReumaNederland – Dutch Arthritis Society)


Dear Participants and Distinguished Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce "Articular Cartilage Engineering Training School" event, which is scheduled to take place at Istinye University from December 1st to December 3rd, 2023.

At Istinye University, we hold a deep commitment to fostering innovation, promoting knowledge exchange, and advancing education across various fields. The "Articular Cartilage Engineering Training School" embodies these principles, and we are honored to endorse and host this event.

The "Articular Cartilage Engineering Training School" promises to be a remarkable platform for the dissemination of knowledge, the exploration of cutting-edge developments in the field of cartilage engineering, and the exchange of ideas among experts and participants. We encourage all interested participants to seize this opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills. By engaging with the latest scientific advancements and innovative techniques shared at this event, participants can further advance their careers and make meaningful contributions to the ever-evolving field of cartilage engineering in healthcare.

We extend our sincere appreciation to all individuals and organizations who have contributed to the success of this event, as well as to the dedicated team behind the organization.

I take this opportunity to wish all participants, a productive training school and pleasant stay in Istanbul.

Erkan İbiş






Prof. Dr.  Erkan İbis

Rector of Istinye University


Training Schools are integral educational activities of EU-COST-Actions. As with the first training school of the Building an open European Network on OsteoArthritis research” (NetwOArk) CA21110, we, organizers, are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to host this forum where enlightening experiences, exciting innovations and provocative ideas for new approaches will all be batted around with our osteoarthritis patients.

The training school ( will feature lecturers and panels as well as hands-on laboratory practice. The main aim of this training school is to share cutting-edge research with our patients and clinicians who are in the osteoarthritis field.

Along with the scientific aspect, it is our desire to take this opportunity to receive feed-back form the patient perspective. The intense program will introduce new research methods that influences osteoarthritis treatment.
With our best regards,



Ayça Bal Öztürk PhD

(Istinye University Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering Research and Application Centre)



Feza Korkusuz

Feza Korkusuz MD

(Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine)