epinette NL

Dear EHS Members,

It is my great pleasure to drop you a few lines during this (hot!) summertime…

We are still preparing the next international EHS congress in Lille in October 2020, and would like to invite each of you to have a look at the congress website on www.ehs2020.org!.. Besides the pre-programme and important info about the timetable for abstracts and registration, maybe the nice videos about the charming city of Lille – which will be delighted to welcome you next year – will be of interest! We also present each month the “Who’s Who in EHS” edition, introducing some of the most brilliant members of our Lille Congress Committee, through an edifying glimpse behind each of these “interviews of the month”. 

We were delighted to welcome Luigi Zagra from Milan, our Director of the EHS Scientific Committee, for launching these interviews, then Henri Migaud, at the head of the Lille University… We will very soon put on-line the Klaus-Peter Günther’s contribution. Klaus-Peter is a famous surgeon from Dresden (Germany), much involved in EFORT and EHS scientific activities… Do not miss his interview !!!… By the way, we strongly recommend to register right now for the newsletter through the front page of the EHS Lille 2020 Congress site, and thus keep in touch in real time!…

It is always very pleasant to be scientifically supported by our prestigious EHS Ambassadors, and to release each month the contribution of another great name within our Orthopaedic Community. For this August Newsletter, welcome to Professor Fares Haddad, who is a Hip and Knee Reconstructive Orthopaedic and Sports Surgeon in England. He is Divisional Clinical Director of Surgical Specialties at UCH, and Director of the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health at University College London… Thanks, Fares, for your very valuable continuous support to our Society and for sharing a very interesting piece of your (orthopaedic!) mind within this newsletter!

New members are still joining us, including two Australian surgeons from “Down Under”… This interest for our Society with lots of new members from Europe and overseas countries, must be seen as a very enthusiastic sign of growing on the front stage of Hip surgical areas. Thanks to each of you for your involvement within our European Hip Society…

On behalf of the entire Board of EHS,

Very best regards, and enjoy your summertime!

Jean-Alain Epinette, MD


Letter from the Secretary General, Professor Eleftherios Tsiridis

Eleftherios Tsiridis

Dear Members,

Summertime may be upon us, but still we have new members joining EHS. We wish a warm welcome to new Full Members: Prof Jean Yves Lazennec from Paris, France; Dr Acacio Ramos from Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal; Mr James Berstock from Bristol, UK; Prof Sergii Khmyzon from Kharkiv, Ukraine; and a new Young Member from The Netherlands, Dr Jetse Jelsma from Maastricht. Meanwhile, we welcome International Members, Dr Rida Kassem from Beirut, Lebanon and two surgeons from Perth, Australia: Prof Riaz Khan and Assistant Prof Daniel Fick. It will be very interesting to share hip surgery knowledge with our colleagues from the other side of the world.

We are pleased to announce the winner of the British Hip Society Fellowship: EHS member Dr Wim Rijnen from The Netherlands. Congratulations. He will spend three weeks in UK this September along with a North American Fellow, all organised by our Nat Rep for UK, Prof Haddad, who writes in our newsletter below.

Hip courses in September include the Lyon Hip Arthroplasty (12-13th) with a focus on the femoral stem, the National Congress of the Italian Hip Society SIdA in Bergamo (19- 20th), with EHS Patronage and the Vreden’s Reading Conference in Russia (26-28th) where the main topics are Hip Preservation Surgery & Revision. November sees the Italian Orthopedic Society’s meeting in Rome, with a joint symposium of SIOT & EHS at 9.30-11.30am on Friday 8th November. Following that is the Hospital da Luz Lisboa’s 4th Lisbon International Hip Symposium (14-15th) with EHS Patronage.

The programme is out for the MAST Course on Current Concepts in Advanced Arthroplasty Surgery in Thessaloniki, Greece (6-8th December), an EFORT-approved and EHS-organised congress now in it’s 6th year. Register now for this intense conference addressing all the current issues regarding hip and knee arthroplasty, enhanced by a full day of hands on practical sessions. More info on all these is available from our Hip Meetings Calendar.

Thanks to all who did the EHS survey on: “Recommendations for physical activity after primary total hip arthroplasty”.

Enjoy your holidays.

Best wishes,

EHS Secretary General, Professor Eleftherios Tsiridis

EHS Ambassador of the Month, Fares Haddad 

Fares Haddad

It is a privilege to be a National Representative and an Ambassador for the European Hip Society. It is an opportunity to meet colleagues across Europe to share and exchange ideas, and to provide links for teaching, training and research. It is only by working together across countries that we can improve the education that we deliver, the training that we give the next generation, and the care that we provide our patients. It will also be a means to understand each other’s problems and to create solutions and the research that will move hip surgery forward.

The UK is highly committed to furthering hip surgery and to working with the European Hip Society to promote all aspects of hip surgery and the excellent outcomes that can be provided to patients worldwide.  It was wonderful to meet European Hip Society colleagues at the EFORT meeting in Lisbon and to attend an outstanding session there. The European Hip Society has wonderful leadership line at present and we need to ensure that it continues to seek input from all European countries, and to generate an output in education and support of the surgeons across Europe that will make them proud to continue to be European Hip Society members. 

I was delighted in my role as UK Nat Rep to be able to offer the European Hip Society a fellowship for three weeks in September.  After a quick but exhaustive selection process, Dr Rijner has been selected and will spend three weeks in September travelling across UK centres and learning from our leading hip surgeons and creating contacts for the future.  He will also do so with an American Hip Society representative and therefore create links worldwide. 

I run an academic unit in Central London at University College Hospital and University College London, and I and my colleagues would welcome European Hip Society members. I am very much looking forward to the next European Hip Society meeting in France in 2020 and to meeting and learning from colleagues, and further sharing our research and clinical experience.

Prof Fares Haddad, Nat Rep for UK BSc MD(Res) MCh(Orth) FRCS(Orth) FFSEM

Professor of Orthopaedic and Sports Surgery, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Divisional Clinical Director – Surgical Specialties, Director – Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health, University College Hospital, London, UK

Credit Card payment

If you prefer to pay by credit card, we accept Mastercard and Visa. Please click here to download the form

SEPA (bank transfer)

If you prefer to pay digitally, please find the EHS bank details (IBAN etc) here. Thank you

President’s and Secretary General’s photos © Intercongress GmbH / Tobias Tanzyna