GostaCongressEHS 2014

11th Congress

Stockholm, Sweden

Prof Ullmark (photographed above at the President’s Ceremony during the congress) finished his two-year presidency of EHS on a high note, following the great success of the 11th EHS Congress in Stockholm, 9-11 October 2014.

A few of our members’ comments:-

“Congratulations for the fantastic scientific program. It was a great pleasure for me to collaborate in this successful meeting.”
Dr Óliver Marín-Peña, Madrid

“The Stockholm meeting was impressive. The scientific content was excellent. It has been most enjoyable for me to get to know the representatives from all the countries and the camaraderie and the input in the Scientific Committee has been fantastic. Now for Munchen!”
Evert Smith, Bristol – EHS Nat Rep for UK

“Great job Gösta and thanks to you all other who contributed to the success of our meeting!”
Prof Johan Kärrholm, Mölndal

“Thank you for your excellent meeting. The scientific level was very high. The Gala Dinner at the Vasa Museum was great.”
Eduardo Garcia-Cimbrello, Madrid – EHS Nat Rep for Spain

“Great meeting. Well done everyone and thank you for staying to the end!”
Keith Tucker, Norwich

“It was an excellent meeting in a fabulous location. The scientific content and the opportunities to network were superb. I particularly enjoyed the evening at the Vasa Museum – a great success.”
Jeremy Latham, Southampton

President’s Letter

Dear Member of EHS, dear Colleague,

It is a great honour for me to be the President of our society. First of all, welcome to our new members coming from various countries. Our Society is in a phase of growth, and I am eager to support this process. I welcome all members’ active participation in this further development of our Society.

I would like to thank Past President Luigi Zagra for all the efforts he made over the last two years to further develop our Society. Our 10th congress in Milan, was a truly successful scientific event. Secondly, we all owe thanks to Martin Krismer, who has been our Secretary General for many years. He has done a long-term and very important job for the Society. We also welcome the new Secretary General Eleftherios Tsiridis from Greece. Finally, my thanks go to Treasurer Theofilos Karachalios, for all the work he has done for our finances. We have designated the new President Elect: Werner Siebert from Germany. We also have a new secretary, Mrs Samantha Stokes, who is located in Thessaloniki and can be reached at samstokesehs@gmail.com.

The ExCom has been very busy lately. New committees have been established and are active now (Scientific, Educational, Website and Historical).

As you may have noticed, our EHS Society Homepage (www.european-hip-society.org) has been redesigned and offers a number of new features and contents. You can find news regarding the Society’s activities, future events and useful links. Information on past and future congresses will be available in more detail and updated on a regular basis. A special link has been installed to the website of our 2012 Congress in Milan, which, for the first time, enables you to download all e-posters of the congress, and to listen to and view the presentations held during the congress.

A new Membership section has been added, where you can easily update your personal data for correspondence and to ensure proper receipt of our journal Hip International. Finally, there is a new, password-restricted Members Login area, which includes the General Assembly minutes and is soon going to be enhanced by other services like PayPal access.

Our website technology is optimised for smart phones and tablets. And we are working on starting cooperation with the knowledge dissemination website “OrthoEvidence”.

During the EFORT congress in Istanbul (June 5-8), among many other things our members contributed to, EHS held a symposium on hip arthroscopy, an instructional lecture on THA dislocation and a full day of current concept Advanced Course in Total Hip and Knee Replacement in cooperation with European Knee Association.

In 2014 the main event for us will of course be our EHS meeting in Stockholm. The venue will be Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, 9-11 October 2014. All of you are invited to submit abstracts both for oral presentation and for e-posters. The contribution of each member is essential for a high-level scientific programme. All selected abstracts will be included in a regular issue of Hip International available at the Congress.

Our relations with EFORT and with the other specialty societies are excellent, and we have also started cooperation with the national European orthopaedic societies.

Looking forward to meeting you soon,

Gösta Ullmark

The excellent EHS Gala Dinner was held at the Vasa Museum next to the famous Viking Ship