epinette NL

Dear EHS Members,

“Autumn is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower”… said the French poet Albert Camus… On behalf of the entire EHS staff, we would wish the best to all our members for this new season, brightened up by such nice “flowers”!

In fact, season after season, our Society gains in notoriety, aiming to bring together the best knowledge in hip surgery. Some of us were already members of EHS in 1994 and attended the very first EHS Congress in Heraklion, Crete. Our Society was new and full of ambitious projects… today, our EHS gathers 56 countries from Europe and Asia, Africa, the Americas and Australia, with 428 members to date. Step by step, the European Hip Society has become the absolute reference in hip matters, thanks to all members of EHS as well as our Committees, National Delegates, and now Ambassadors… However, nothing could be done without all the surgeons who attend the biannual international EHS Congress. This rendezvous must really become unmissable and thus we are working hard to prepare at best the congress in Lille next year…

This EHS 2020 meeting (1-2nd October 2020) will therefore allow for an ideal demonstration of the latest innovations in Hip Surgery for the entire International Orthopedic Community, and during these 12 coming months of preparation, we do expect a permanent link between us through our congress website: www.ehs2020.org The call for abstracts will be launched on 1st December until 15th March. Notification of acceptance will be released in April 2020. No doubt that, aside from the 16 symposia and round tables, your oral presentations and posters will represent a fantastic input for any attendant… We have much to learn from the experience of anyone, hence do not refrain to share your own experience and findings about Hip Surgery, we need you!

Some last (but not least) words about our “Ambassador of the Month”, Eduardo Garcia-Rey. He is an enthusiastic and efficient member of our EHS Educational Committee, and frequently reports on the works of our Society.

With the best regards from the entire EHS Board,

Jean-Alain Epinette, MD


Letter from the Secretary General, Professor Eleftherios Tsiridis

Eleftherios Tsiridis

Dear Members,

We wish a warm welcome to new International Members: Dr Scott Andrew Brumby of Adelaide, Australia; Prof James Nelson Powell, of Alberta, Canada; and Dr Edwin Su of New York, USA; and from Europe, we welcome as Full Members: Dr Nicholas Andreas Beckmann of Bern, Switzerland; Dr Anthony Viste of Pierre Benite, France; and Prof Elhadi Sariali of Paris, France. We wish all the best to Prof Henrik Malcahu from Sweden, who retires from surgery this year.

Congratulations are in order for our current EHS Past President, Wim Schreurs, was appointed Professor at the teaching and research remit registration of orthopedic implants, in January of this year and on 27th of September gave his inaugural lecture at the official ceremony at Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

The Lyon Hip Arthroplasty congress in September was a success and I saw many EHS members there.  October (17-19) means the ISHA congress in Madrid, where EHS has a special symposium in the programme. November sees the Italian Orthopedic Society’s meeting in Rome, with a joint symposium of SIOT & EHS on Friday 8th November. Following that is the Hospital da Luz Lisboa’s 4th International Hip Symposium (14-15th) with EHS Patronage. See our Hip Meetings Calendar for more.

Before we know it, December will be here with the EHS-organized MAST Course on Current Concepts in Advanced Arthroplasty Surgery in Thessaloniki, Hellas (6-8th). I hope to personally welcome many of you to this event, along with EHS Past Presidents Prof Siebert (2016) and Prof Ullmark (2014), Prof Tokgözoĝlu (2006), as well as EHS EduCom member Prof Atilla and EHS Ambassador Prof Mohaddes, not to mention EHS Nat Rep, Prof Bondarenko and Past President of EFORT, Prof Kjaersgaard-Andersen who will give a key note lecture.

Good luck to all who plan to apply for the EHS Travelling Fellowship 2020, which will support two hip surgeons to visit top orthopaedic centres in Europe for three weeks during Spring 2020. Candidates still have time, as the application deadline is 31st October 2019.

Best wishes,

EHS Secretary General, Professor Eleftherios Tsiridis

EHS Ambassador of the Month, Eduardo Garcia-Rey 

EHS EduCom, Ambassador & Full Member
Madrid, Spain

I am very honoured to be Ambassador for the European Hip Society (EHS). Since I became a Member, back in 2004, the Society has been growing not only in Europe but all around the world. The biennial Meeting, formerly known as “Domestic”, continues to be of increasing interest for the Orthopaedic community. Our Speciality, particularly lower limb reconstruction and hip arthroplasty, has evolved newer technology developments, patients’ postoperative recovery programmes and database analysis. General Orthopaedic meetings include an increasing interest in hip surgery assessing all these changing topics. The EHS is fully active in most of them.

As a Member of the EHS Educational Committee since 2017, I would like to note that the number of Societies and International Institutions that collaborate with our Society is increasing. Now, there are different ways to participate as in an EHS Symposium, EHS Patronage or in an EHS Co-Organised Course. The very active webpage including it’s Newsletter describes all these important activities. Another important initiative are EHS Fellowships, excellent opportunities to share knowledge and surgical techniques all around Europe.  I myself was very pleased to be selected as a candidate for the Guest Visiting Travelling Fellowship when our Society was invited by the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) in 2017 as reported to all our Members. During 2019 I have represented the EHS in different International Courses like the ones organised in Kharkiv, Ukraine and in Lisbon, Portugal during the last EFORT Meeting. I will also take part in the Spanish Hip Society (SECCA)-EHS Meeting planned next January 2020.

As important as EHS Educational Committee’s activities is our Journal, Hip International. During recent years, the quality of papers published and the increasing interest of all hip surgeons around the world has caused a big impact leading to it becoming one of the best Journals in our Speciality. I would like to thank all the Editors and Reviewers for the hard work they have done. In my routine professional activity, mainly focused on hip surgery in the Hospital La Paz in Madrid, I continue to try to adopt all improvements learned from the EHS. I am also involved in the University Autonoma of Madrid as Associate Professor and in the Research Unit Idi-Paz working in Projects related to hip osteonecrosis and wear related complications.

Lastly, I would like to acknowledge initiatives like the excellent book given to all participants during the last EHS Meeting in The Hague celebrating the 25th EHS Anniversary of our Society, as well as all the Past Board Members for their encouraging and diligent work during all these years. I am looking forward to seeing you in Lille next year.

Assoc Prof Eduardo Garcia-Rey, EHS EduCom

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