Editorial 2 | 2022
in the last editorial, I wished to uphold the values of reason and solidarity in the Year of Jupiter, the Year of the Planet of Happiness. This wish referred to the desolidarization and fragmentation of society that had become so evident with the pandemic already in its third year. We had not guessed or perceived that the facts that had been emerging for decades, such as the war in Georgia, the occupation of Crimea and, most recently, the deployment of Soviet troops around Ukraine, were part of a long existing plan. The brutal war of aggression and Putin's most recently clearly stated imperialist goals have torn us from our political and economic order, which seemed to guarantee us prosperity and peace. Reason and solidarity are now all the more called for.
In our "small" but important specialty of shoulder and elbow surgery, on the other hand, we are looking ahead to a summer that again promises "almost normal" conditions for patient care and scientific events.
Therefore, we are looking forward to our annual congress, which will take place in Munich from July 20 to 22, 2022, and will not only offer a promising scientific program. -Manfred Pfahler and Patric Raiss report. - We will announce the SECEC congress in Dublin, postponed due to pandemic to September 7-9, 2022, separately in the next newsletter.
The cooperation with other related professional societies enriches our discussion and our daily activities. Markus Scheibel describes the cooperation with AE, with whom a basic and master course will be held for the first time this year on June 30, 2022 and July 1, 2022 in Berlin.
Continuing education and transparent qualification are the core tasks of DVSE. Ben Ockert has taken over the chairmanship of DVSE's Continuing Education I Certificate Commission and reports on how you can acquire the new Basic and Expert Certificates.
Continuing education is also the topic of Jonas Schmalzl's report from the Residents' Forum on the Future Workshop and the Residents' Summits, which are starting up again.
And the Young Forum also reports on travel grants, observation trips, its own participation in congresses and, last but not least, career coaching.
Promoting young talent is one of the most important tasks for further development in our field and thus in DVSE. These reports impressively reflect the successful work in DVSE.
The travel fellows of the National Travel Fellowship of DVSE, which took place after a long break due to the pandemic, were also very happy.
The report by our legal advisor Tobias Weimer on a ruling by the Bavarian Supreme Court on the provision of MRI services by private physicians outside the formal specialist designation if only the specialist standard is sufficiently guaranteed is extremely exciting, also against the background of the discussion on additional qualifications.
I hope you enjoy reading this issue and wish you prudence and strength in these turbulent times.
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Brunner