Dear members, dear friends,
We look back on an exciting and successful year 2018 for the DVSE. First of all, I would like to thank you for the ongoing support and confidence in the activities of the extended board. With nearly 1000 members, we have become the leading professional society in shoulder and elbow surgery.
The next year will be more than ever under the banner of quality assurance within our subspecialty. It is beyond question that we have contributed essentially with our personal certification to continuing education within an organ specialization. With over 40 certified events annually under the patronage of the DVSE and the possibility of an internship in established clinics or practices, a structured training concept in shoulder and elbow surgery is available. Already 140 members have received the certificate and the increasing number of applications reflects the great interest in it. I would like to advertise again to acquire this personal additional qualification or the already repeatedly announced recertification as it is the basis for the application process for our centers, reference clinics and DVSE practices. In this regard we are currently in the pilot phase. At this point, I would like to thank all those who are currently involved in testing this concept, which has been developed over the past years.
During the last extraordinary general meeting the first reports were collected and presented. Various adjustments will be made in the next months and, contrary to previous discussions, an external auditing with regard to the transparency of our concept has to be considered. The goal is to open the official application process for the revised concept after our annual congress in St. Gallen.
With this in mind, I would like to ask you to continue supporting this development and wish you all a successful start in 2019.
With best regards, yours,
Prof. Dr. med. Markus Scheibel (President of the DVSE)