It has been a remarkable year for our young and small society. In September 2022, we hosted our annual conference in the Convention Centre. We were very fortunate to have Prof Alex Castagna as our keynote speaker. His wealth of experience and enthusiastic style of speaking led to a robust and informative Q&A session after.
Ms Leanne Bisset, from the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia, gave an excellent presentation as keynote speaker for our ISERS colleagues, on Conservative Management of Lateral Epicondyle Tendinopathy. She also ran a successful practical parallel session
Our Irish-American Orthopaedic Society colleagues, Dr James Kelly, Dr Edward McDevitt and Dr Rob McLaughlin also presented with some challenging cases discussed.
We also had a high standard of paper research presentations with Dr Eoghan Hurley taking 1st prize for his presentation from his research in New York on the use of Canniboids in post-operative shoulder pain.
It was a huge achievement for our society to have been entrusted with hosting the SECEC 30th Congress in the Convention Centre. This involved about almost 1200 delegates attending. This involved a lot of planning for the 12 months leading up to it. The Congress took place over 3 days from September 7 -9th. Research papers from all over Europe, Australia, South Korea, New Zealand and USA were presented.
Some great Irish talent was showcased with the Celtic Drummers dramatically leading the delegates to the Welcome Reception. Anuna performed beautiful songs which had an even more profound effect in the echoes of the Convention Centre. The Congress Dinner took place in the Guinness Storehouse with panoramic views of Dublin city. Entertainment was provided by the Merry Ploughboys, a Riverdance quartet and delegates were kept on the dancefloor by the cover group Hire Love.
The feedback from SECEC and delegates has been wonderful. The Irish Shoulder and Elbow Society have secured their place on the map among the larger European societies.
We now look forward to welcome you to our Annual Conference on 21st January 2023 in the RCSI where we will be joined by Dr John Kelly.