About the Irish Shoulder and Elbow Society

It has been a busy and successful year starting with the annual scientific meeting in January. Dr Evan Flatow proved to be an extremely engaging and insightful speaker and give us the benefit of his experience in both shoulder surgery and transitioning from medical to management of a major healthcare network. Professor Lori Michener travelled from the University of Southern California to be the ISERS’s guest speaker. Prof Michener is a world-renowned physiotherapist and academic. Director of COOR (Clinical biomechanics, Orthopaedics and sports medicine Outcomes Research) Laboratory, her research focuses on the study of mechanisms and the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic and sports injuries of the shoulder and she was an excellent speaker.

Many ISES members attended the SECEC meeting in Geneva to support our bid to host SECEC 2021. The bid was presented by Ruth Delaney on behalf of the committee and we were delighted that we were successful – plenty of work for the next couple of years but an opportunity to put Irish shoulder and elbow surgery on the map. We also welcomed both visiting SECEC and ASES fellows for the first time. We look forward to Ms Jo Gibson from Liverpool and Mr Gilles Walch from Lyon as guest speakers for our annual meeting on Saturday, January 11th 2020 in the RCSI.

Hannan Mullett
Hannan MullettPresident
Kieran O'Shea
Kieran O'SheaSecretary
Diarmuid Molony
Diarmuid MolonyTreasurer

Dear Colleagues,

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.