Dear colleagues and friends
On behalf of the scientific committee it will be great pleasure and honor to welcome you to the Berlin International Shoulder Course 2018.

This year the course will focus mainly on the state of the art and the latest innovations in arthroscopic and open shoulder surgery and will combine theoretical and practical elements providing plenty of space for fruitful discussions.

One-hundred years ago, Rudolf Theis Eden, a German surgeon, described an open shoulder stabilization using a free bone block procedure which since than has been named after Eden and his colleague Hybbinette from Sweden as the Eden/Hybbinette procedure. In honor of its 100th anniversary, the first day of the meeting will be dedicated to shoulder instability including various bony reconstruction techniques. Since the Latarjet procedure represents the French philosophy for the treatment of shoulder instability, France will be our guest nation this year. We are looking forward to exciting dialogues and debates.

Further hot topics like arthroscopic cuff repairs including SCR and tendon transfer as well as salvage and revisions procedures will be discussed in detail. In addition, we will debate arthroscopic fracture treatment and ac-joint instabilities and miscellaneous shoulder pathologies during the second and the third day of the meeting.

Video demonstrations, live surgeries and mini-battles with international and national experts will complement the scientific lectures. Practical skills can be improved and enhanced in ultrasound and cadaver workshops.

The course will again take place in one of the most attractive locations in the heart of Berlin, between Kurfuerstendamm and Potsdamer Platz. The InterContinental reflects the dynamics of the German capital and unites tradition and modernity. Its outstanding meeting facilities guarantee professionalism in a familial atmosphere.

We are looking forward to welcome you to the Berlin International Shoulder Course from April 5th-7th 2018!

Prof. Markus Scheibel

Emilio Calvo
Fundación Jiménez Díaz
University Hospital
Madrid, Spain
Bernhard Jost
Clinic for Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
Kantonspital St. Gallen
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Hiroyuki Sugaya
Funabashi Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Center
Chiba, Japan
Alessandro Castagna
Ortopedia della Spalla e del Gomito
Humanitas Research Hospital
Rozzano, Italy
Anthony A. Romeo
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Division of Sports Medicine
Rush University Medical Centre
Chicago, USA
John Tokish
Orthopaedic Surgery
Patewood Memorial Hospital
Greenville, USA
Markus Scheibel
Department of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery
Charité - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin
Berlin, Germany
Philippe Valenti
Clinique Bizet
Paris, France