Dear EHS Members,

Just a few weeks to go until we all meet at our 15th EHS Congress in the exquisite Swiss canton of Bern to discuss hip surgery in great detail with all our peers and mentors. The General Assembly will take place at 18:20 on Thursday 12th October, where the candidate for EHS President 2025-27, Prof Fares Haddad (UK) – our EHS Nat Rep for UK – will introduce himself. Also the candidate for EHS Treasurer 2023-27, Assoc Prof Martin Thaler, will run for a 2nd term. Both positions will be voted in by Full Members with a show of hands. Please scroll down to read the candidates’ statements.

We are pleased to welcome four new members to EHS: new Full Member Prof Michael Wettstein from Switzerland, and three Young Members: Mr Talal Jabri (UK), Mr Samer Mahmoud (UK) and Dr Aditya Seth (India).

Courses with EHS patronage we recommend for your hip diary are:-

Plus you can enjoy (for free) the excellent video diary that EHS Member Prof Nicolas Reina of Practical Course Orthopaedics (PCO) made with EHS President Elect, Prof Eleftherios Tsiridis, HERE, shadowing him in his public and private clinics and into OR, followed by 40 minutes of discussion with a panel of experts.

And finally, don’t forget to join the discussion at the EHS Free Webinar # 6 on 12th Sept 2023 @19:30-20-30 CET (with partners, MO Journal). The session is on Acetabular and femoral revisions in THA, with our Webinar Taskforce speakers:-

  • Dr Oliver Marín-Peña: Periprosthetic hip fractures type B: Fix or Replace?
  • Dr Olga Pidgaiska: Grafting of acetabular defects in the revision Hip Arthroplasty
  • Assoc Prof Mattia Loppini: Trabecular Metal Augments for the Management of Paprosky Type III Defects

Best regards,

Assoc Prof Stanislav Bondarenko,
EHS Secretary General

Candidate for EHS Presidency 2025-27: Prof Fares Haddad (UK)

It will be a great privilege to serve the European Hip Society as President and to help strengthen education, research, and communication in hip surgery in Europe.

I am excited by the opportunity to represent all European colleagues and to raise the profile of the EHS. I am a very active clinician with a high volume clinical practice of complex hip surgery encompassing young adult sports surgery all the way through to complex revisions. I have a big academic portfolio and a strong track record in leadership nationally in the UK and internationally. I have published and presented widely. I have strong contacts worldwide and will bring international recognition and key collaborations to the European Hip Society.

My goal would be to work with the Executive Committee and with National Reps and Ambassadors and Members of the Society to strengthen the scale and scope of local and collaborative offerings, and the communication and the interactions of the European Hip Society with its members. The European Hip Society needs to refresh and re-energise. We need to look at the committee structures and strengthen ExCom, EduCom and SciCom, and ensure that they are active, productive and delivering national involvement and input, and up-to-date education initiatives and appropriate research platforms and support. There are also funds that would allow us to launch new fellowships and forge close links between European colleagues for the future.

I also hope to raise the profile and reach of the European Hip Society worldwide. My involvement would open and energise international links to the benefit of our society and its members.

To read Prof Haddad’s CV, click here

Candidate for EHS Treasurer 2023-7: Assoc Prof Martin Thaler (Germany)

Associate Professor Martin Thaler, MD, MSc, is currently the head of the department for orthopaedics and traumatology of Helios Oberbayern. He worked at the Medical University of Innsbruck at the Department of Orthopaedics. He is an orthopaedic and trauma surgeon, specialized on hip pathologies and oncology. As an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Medical University of Innsbruck, Martin Thaler trains residents and colleagues from all over the world in hip courses held in Innsbruck.

Martin Thaler has a background in financing, having received a Master’s degree in managing from the University of Krems and a Master´s degree in Business Administration from the Middlesex University in London.

His areas of expertise include minimally invasive total hip replacements, complex revision surgery, femuroacetabular impingement surgery, oncologic surgery as well as fracture treatment of the hip. He is currently the Treasurer of the European Hip Society (EHS).

Wild Swimming in Bern!

If the warm weather continues, perhaps you would like to swim to our 15th EHS congress… Welcome Bern* shares top tips here:-

Floating Down the Aare River: 3 Favourite Routes

These are moderately safe routes (please read the safety precautions!). Welcome Bern wants to make sure that everyone has a safe experience when swimming in the Aare, to prevent any accidents.

*Welcome Bern is the destination management organisation (DMO) of Bern, which brings together the various players within and along the tourism service chain. Photos used here and above of swimming in the Aare River in Bern are the property of Welcome Bern