Presidential letter

Prof. Dr. med. Markus Scheibel

Dear members, dear friends,

the new year is just a few weeks old and the first major congresses are already coming up, in which the DVSE either acts as organizer ( or assigns the patronage ( for the event. Although we are, according to our naming, a German association, for some years we have been entering more and more international terrain and thereby achieved worldwide visibility. The high scientific activity, personal networking and the popularity of many of our members have boosted the popularity of the DVSE not only in Europe, but also in North and South America. In addition, the regular invitation of internationally renowned shoulder and elbow surgeons to our annual
congresses and the appointment of these to corresponding members contributed to this development.

While other shoulder and elbow societies have kept their circle of members elitist, the DVSE has opened up from the beginning. In many countries we are considered one of the biggest and scientifically most active associations. Logically, therefore, this year's DVSE congress will take place for the first time in the Switzerland, namely in beautiful St. Gallen. It is undoubtful that Prof. Dr. Bernhard Jost (St. Gallen) and Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Zumstein (Bern) will organize an excellent annual congress. The Swiss expert group "shoulder and elbow", on behalf Swiss Orthopedics, will be hosting our annual conference and its extensive experience will definitely be an enrichment. In the future we want to be more present and active not only in Switzerland, but also in Austria. The first talks about a possible annual congress in Vienna have already taken place and the feedback has been very positive from all sides.

With this in mind, I would like to ask you to support this step of the DVSE towards our German-speaking neighbors and look forward to seeing you again in St. Gallen.

With best regards, yours,

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