Dear SECEC members,
We are already halfway through 2022 and hopefully you and your families are enjoying more of a return to normality after the challenges of the past two years. Preparations for the 30th SECEC Annual Congress in Dublin are well underway. We have been so impressed by the number and scientific quality of the abstracts submitted – over 600! It was a difficult task to sort through all of the reviewers’ scores and come up with the final accepted oral presentations and posters. Mario Borroni and his programme committee deserve recognition for the amount of work that went into this. We are grateful also to all of you who took the time to review abstracts for the congress.
In addition to the strong scientific sessions arising from these abstracts, there is a great programme of Instructional Course Lectures, covering topics as diverse as nerve pathologies around the elbow, AC joint instability, arthroplasty for proximal humerus fractures, fractures around the elbow, neurologic disorders around the shoulder, the degenerative cuff tear, bone loss in reverse shoulder arthroplasty, the Latarjet procedure and total elbow arthroplasty.
The official symposia comprise faculty from Europe, the US and Australia, and will cover two hot topics in the current world of shoulder surgery: for the Wednesday morning, Philippe Valenti has put together a comprehensive symposium on tendon transfers and on the Thursday morning we will discuss digital planning for shoulder arthroplasty and whether it is really making us better surgeons.
A new feature at this year’s meeting will be the “My Worst Case” session. We have an exciting line up of current and former SECEC and ASES Presidents who have bravely agreed to show you their worst cases so that all of us are reminded that surgery can be humbling, even in the most talented of hands.
The SECEC All Together Dinner will take place on the Thursday evening at one of Europe’s top attractions, the famous Guinness Storehouse. Be sure to sign up ahead of time to avoid missing out. A private tour of the Guinness brewery awaits, as well as a night full of “craic” (Irish word for good fun) and camaraderie.
We encourage you to join us in Dublin. Many of us have great memories of pre-pandemic SECEC meetings and now it’s time get back together again to make some new SECEC-memories at our 30th annual meeting!
See you there.
Ruth Delaney – Hannan Mullett – Emilio Calvo