EHS_0695Dear members and friends of the European Hip Society,
Dear colleagues and guests,

It was a great honour to organize the meeting this year in The Hague, The Netherlands. The event was a great success with over 750 orthopaedic surgeons participating coming literally from all over the world. Also more than 180 Dutch participants were registered and this makes me really proud. A report will appear here soon, with a welcome from the new President, Dr Jean-Alain Epinette of France, who will organize our 14th EHS Congress in Lille, France, on 1st & 2nd October 2020.

During my Presidency, which finished on Friday 21 September at our Congress in The Hague, I continued the focus of our Society to enlarge our influence on hip joint care around Europe. Also, as a Society, we found methods to bind our younger colleagues from the so called e-generation with an interest in hip surgery to our Society.

In the Netherlands, I am active in several committees and have been Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Dutch Orthopedic Association, member of several steering groups of that society around the hip joint, and contributed to the National Dutch guide line on total hip prosthesis. I am also the Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Dutch Arthroplasty Registry. Now, also, I can call myself Past President of EHS 2016-2018.

A cordial greeting from the Netherlands and many thanks to all.

Yours sincerely,

Dr. B. Willem Schreurs
EHS Past President (2018–2020)

Congress photographs are copyright to Intercongress GmbH / Tobias Tanzyna