Presidential letter

Prof. Dr. med. Markus Scheibel

Dear members, dear friends,

the vaccination of the population against COVID-19 continues its course and we expect that in summer, attendance at events will be possible again under the appropriate conditions. I am therefore particularly pleased to present to you the DVSE Zukunftswerkstatt (Future Workshop) planned to take place on 23-24 July 2021 in Berlin.

Together with the Young Forum (students) and the Forum for residents, we have created this scientific workshop to address open questions in the shoulder and elbow surgery in the context of expert presentations and to discuss unsolved problems together in the subsequent dialogue.

The Zukunftswerkstatt (Future Workshop) is not a substitute for our annual congress 2021. Nevertheless, the event is aimed at all DVSE members who want to get an overview of the status quo in the treatment of diseases and injuries of the shoulder and elbow with a duration of 1 ½ days, but especially also at those of you who are looking for suggestions, approaches to solutions and assistance with scientific questions in the context of your research activities.

Another goal is to identify core competencies and strategic orientations of different research groups, to discover synergetic effects, and furthermore to initiate multi-center projects under the umbrella of DVSE.

If the event will be possible as a face-to-face meeting, I would like to ask you to reserve the 23.07.2021 from 18-20h to participate in an extraordinary general meeting of DVSE. As already announced a few months ago, we want to discuss and implement important decisions for DVSE with you.

In addition to the expansion of the board or new appointments to individual board positions, our modified concept for continuing education in the shoulder and elbow surgery with the basic certificate and the new master certificate to be acquired will be presented and put to the vote. Another point is the endoprosthesis certification of the DVSE. Based on our established endoprosthesis register, we want to make input quantity and result in quality nationally visible through corresponding test marks or quality seals. The renaming of the "Deutsche Vereinigung für Schulter- und Ellenbogenchirurgie e. V." (German Association for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery) to "DACH Vereinigung für Schulter- und Ellenbogenchirurgie" (DACH Association for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery) while retaining the "DVSE" brand is also to be decided.

In this sense, I look forward to seeing you again in July in Berlin.

With best regards,

Yours

Prof. Dr. med. Markus Scheibel
(President of the DVSE)