Welcome to the 2018 annual conference of the Irish Shoulder and Elbow Society.
This year, we hope to build on the success of 2017’s inaugural meeting. On behalf of the society I would like to express our gratitude to Dr Anthony Romeo, our guest of honour last year, for making the day an enjoyable and informative one.
The first half of the today’s meeting is dedicated towards shoulder instability and no doubt, there will be something for everyone with the combined wisdom and knowledge of our two guest speakers: Pascal Boileau and Anju Jaggi.
Professor Pascal Boileau is a pioneer in the field of shoulder surgery and has introduced innovations in the management of shoulder arthritis, instability, cuff pathology and fractures. He is the head of the department of orthopaedic surgery in the University of Nice, a former SECEC president and director of the biennial Nice Shoulder Course.
Ms Anju Jaggi, herself a former EUSSER president, is renowned for her work in the management of complex shoulder instability. Many of our own most challenging instability patients have travelled to London to benefit from her expertise and under her supervision and instruction, rehabilitated back to function.
Later on, in June of this year, ISES will hold its first specialty day at the IOA annual meeting. Dr Mark Mighell from the Florida Orthopaedic Institute will be guest of honour on that occasion.
Thank you for attending the conference today. I think we can all look forward to an interesting educational and scientific meeting.