Welcome Address

Dear Colleagues, Friends and Members of the SECEC family,

In September 2017 the city of Berlin will host the 27th Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow (SECEC-ESSSE).

On behalf of the German Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (DVSE) and on behalf of the Charité - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin we feel proud and honored that after Wuerzburg in 1991 and Heidelberg in 2003 the Congress is back in Germany.

Berlin is a fascinating place to visit with an incredibly varied history – forever evolving and full of contrast. As one of the favorite destinations in Europe, the capital provides all necessary requirements for a successful meeting. Besides the established business community, Berlin offers a uniquely cultural programme, all sorts of entertainment and as Germany’s greenest city also many places for recreation.

The Congress will take place in one of the most attractive congress hotels located in the heart of Berlin, between Kurfuerstendamm and Potsdamer Platz. The InterContinental unites tradition with future and perfection and has outstanding meeting facilities still guaranteeing that the congress will be held in a familial atmosphere.

In 2017 the SECEC/ESSSE will also celebrate its 30th birthday and we are glad to host this Anniversary providing a high-quality scientific programme and an impressive framework of social events.

I am looking forward to welcoming you in one of the World´s most attractive cities and to one of the most relevant international events in the field of shoulder and elbow surgery.

Welcome to Berlin in 2017!

Markus Scheibel
Congress President



Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Our Society returns to Germany once again – this time to one of Europe’s greatest cities. Berlin has reemerged as an enormously important metropolis, as well as the most dynamic creative hub. Where better to discuss the cutting edge of our surgical discipline?

Markus Scheibel and his colleagues have located this conference in an arena of Contemporary and Performance Art, which totally characterizes their city. This will provide a setting for an insightful reminder of the parallels between Art and Surgery, namely the fundamentals of craftsmanship and innovation.

I am confident that the presentations and discussions will push at the boundaries but, just like Art, help us to learn from the past.

I encourage you to present your work and join the activities which I am confident will influence, and even change our clinical practice.

I look forward to seeing you in Berlin!

Roger Emery
President SECEC