The First annual Cherry Blossom Seminar was held on April 2-4, 1982 at the Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. under the Chairmanship of Charles H. Epps, Jr., M.D. and M.Mike Malek, M.D. The first seminar was designed for the beginner Arthroscopist and included didactic lectures and hands on interactive workshops. The seminar was sponsored by Depuy with Howard University providing the CME accreditation. An international faculty was invited and provided an outstanding educational experience for over two hundred and fifty participants.