Helder Pereira (Portugal) is specialized in surgery of the ankle and knee, sports traumatology and arthroscopic surgery. Recently he is about to finish his Ph.D. thesis at the University of Minho (3B’s Research Group) on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine for Knee Pathology. For his research projects, he is affiliated to Minho University at ICVS/3 Bs – Associated Laboratory, Portugal. Currently, Dr. Pereira is working at Povoa de Varzim-Vila do Conde Hospital Centre (Coordinator of Knee and Ankle Unit), at International Sports Traumatology Centre of the Ave, and at Hospital da Luz in Portugal. In Spain, he works together with Prof. Niek van Dijk in the foot and ankle unit of the RipolldePradovanDijk Clinic, a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence in Madrid and Murcia. In this clinic, he is also the coordinator of clinical research.
Helder Pereira is currently president of ESSKA-AFAS, the foot, and ankle section of ESSKA and has been in several board positions like the Portuguese Society of Arthroscopy and Sports Trauma, chair of Basic Science Research Committee of ESSKA, Editorial Board of KSSTA. He is actively involved in organizing (inter)national courses and congresses and presenting lectures. His education was in sports medicine (Porto University 2005) and in 2009 he finished his education in orthopedics and traumatology at the University of Porto, Portugal.