With 750 delegates, the 12th EHS Congress in Munich in 6-9 September 2016 was a huge success. Congratulations to the organiser, Prof Werner Siebert, (now Past President of EHS) and the ladies from the congress company, Intercongress (photographer above and below wearing traditional Drindle dress).

The compliments our delegates express focus on the excellent scientific content and the sheer range of lectures, symposia and poster presentations on offer to attend – there were usually five meetings at the same time in various rooms. There was literally something for everyone.

Renowned Prof Reinhard Graf and his faculty of Prof Tschauner Christian, both of Stolzalpe,  Austria, kicked off the congress on 6th September with a Refresher Course on Sonography of the Infant Hip.


The two gentlemen had driven in from Austria and were in high spirits at the President’s Dinner, which was held at the Bavarian State Parliament building, the glorious “Maximilianeum”. A stunning Bavarian sunset and a welcome glass of sparkling wine, followed by a historical guided tour and a very tasty meal, made this a night to remember for all who attended. (See guests photographed left.)

The opening ceremony took place on 7th September, where delegates received a warm welcome by the outgoing President of the European Hip Society Werner Siebert (Germany).  This was followed by a highlight lecture on, “Value of ultra sound diagnostics in the infant hip – A lifelong experience” by, of course, Prof Graf (Austria).

The Award Ceremony

It was then Prof Werner Siebert’s extreme honour to present this orthopaedic legend, Prof Reinhard Graf of Stolzalpe, Austria, with Honorary Membership to EHS in recognition of  his outstanding contribution in Ultrasound Diagnostics of the Infant Hip. (See photo below.)


Hip International, the medical journal of EHS, presented two awards during the congress. That for Best Oral Presentation went to Dr Maziar Mohaddes (EHS member  from Askim, Sweden, photographed in centre, below) who won Euros 1,500, while Best ePoster Presentation went to Dr Luigi Rizzi (EHS Member from Bergamo, Italy), who received Euros 1,1000.

Karachalios, Mohaddes, Baker

The cheques were presented by Prof Theofilos Karachalios (left) and Richard Baker (right), Co-Editors-In-Chief of Hip International. Near at hand from the Hip International Booth at the congress was Jean Jones, Sales and Operations Director at Wichtig Publishing House.

Five at once

In the fabulous International Congress Centre of Munich,  where the EHS congress so conveniently took place, for all of the Wednesday and Thursday (8.30am – 6.30pm), there were five rooms  in action simultaneously.  Delegates could choose between Invited Symposia, Oral Presentations and ePosters with Oral Presentation on a range of subjects. Just as a taster, we list here a few:-

  • Management Strategies and Outcomes of Infected Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Complex Primary THA
  • Trauma Meets Arthroplasty Hip
  • What is Going on in Orthopaaedics in Europe?
  • Biomechanics and Biotribology
  • Management of the Rheumatoid Hip
  • Fast Track Surgery
  • Paediatrics, infection
  • Arthroplasty in the Geriatric Patient
  • Patient Selection in DDH and FAI surgery
  • Rapid Rehabilitation – 24hrs – after THA

Friday was dedicated to the Hands-On Hip Arthroscopy Course organised by EHS-member and Munich local, Hans Gollwitzer.

The photographs here are all copyright to Intercongress GmbH / Tobias Tanzyna