Dear EHS Members,

Summertime is here and the glacial meltwater from the Swiss Alps is being enjoyed in Bern by the local wild swimmers, who have been jumping in the fast current of the River Aare to cool down! Even if you won’t swim, we look forward to welcoming you to our 15th EHS Congress in this charming Swiss canton in 104 days! Early bird registration closes at the end of July, so register NOW!

Keeping in the Bern mood, please enjoy our report HERE from EHS President, Prof Siebenrock, on the Bern Hip Symposium (an EHS organized course) which took place with great success in April.

Also available for your “hip” summer reading is Dr Luca Garro’s report HERE on the Rome Dual Mobility course in May, with EHS patronage. Plus the report HERE from the EHS Fellowship to Sweden this year. And EHS’s Prof Alister Hart (UK) has launched a new free educational resource of interest to us all.

We wish a warm welcome to 3 new Full Members:-

  • Prof Catharina Chiari (Austria)
  • Dr Thomas Kostakos (Greece) 
  • Mr K H Sunil Kumar (UK)

And two new Young Members:-

  • Dr Edoardo Guazzoni (Italy)
  • Dr Vincenzo Di Matteo (Italy)

And of course we have young surgeons in mind for 6th FORTE Summer School, Athens Greece, (24-28 July 2023) which promises to be an excellent event.

The free replay is available of EHS Webinar # 5 on this website and, after the summer break, we welcome you to join EHS Webinar # 6 on 12th September @ 19:30 on “Acetabular & Femoral Revisions in THA”.

Wish you a good summer beak with your families.

Best regards,

Assoc Prof Stanislav Bondarenko,
EHS Secretary General

Three facts you might not know about the Aare River running through Bern, home of our 15th Congress 12-13th October 2023:-

  • The river’s name is of Celtic origin, dating to at least the late Iron Age, about 500BC to the 1st Century
  • A tributary of the High Rhine, the Aare is the longest river that both rises and ends within Switzerland
  • More than 40 hydroelectric plants operate along the river


Bern Welcome (for Tourism) has a list of safety rules for swimming in the river. 

Images of Aare River, Bern: COURTESY OF BERN WELCOME
Image of Prof Chiari: Copyright feelimage/MedUniWien