SECEC Rome 2005

19th Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow (SECEC/ESSSE)


Where and When: Rome, Italy, September 21-24, 2005



Welcome address from the President of the European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery


Dear Friends,


2004 was the year of the ninth International Shoulder Conference in Washington and the SECEC/ESSSE did not have an open meeting. In 2005 we will move to the incredible and marvellous town that is Rome for our 19th annual meeting. We can trust in the Conference President, Franco Postachini, to organise a social program as captivating as any high level scientific meeting.


The congress will take place in the Cavalieri Hilton Hotel, well known for its high level of services. As with The previous congress of our Society, there will not be a parallel session and all oral presentations will be made in the presence of all the participants that we hope numerous. Two symposia and nine instructional courses are planned in addition to the scientific presentation in order to maintain a high level of education given to young surgeons, and also for more experienced surgeons who remain interested in the shoulder and elbow. The SECEC/ESSSE guest speaker will the Dr Tom Norris, ASES past president of our Sister the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

Gilles Walch


Welcome address from the President of the Congress

I would like to thank all the members of the Society for selecting Rome as the site of the 2005 Congress of the SECEC / ESSSE. I hope that Rome and the Local Organizing Committee will respond adequately to the expectations of the Society to have a meeting remaining in the memory of all attendants for both the scientific and social programme. The scientific programme will include nine instructional courses dealing with crucial topics of our subspecialty and two symposia, focused respectively rotator cuff diseases and the reverse prosthesis. However, the core of the meeting will be represented by the papers selected by the Scientific Committee among the abstracts, sent by members and non-members, to be presented from the podium or as posters. Since the scientific value of a Congress depends mostly on these papers, which represent the novelties of the scientific research, as many good papers as possible are kindly invited, because excellent presentations can easily be selected from a large number of abstracts.


Large spaces are available for exhibition and I hope that numerous industries will attend the meeting to present their new products. The social programme includes a welcome reception in the outstanding Cavalieri Hilton hotel and a private visit to the Sistine Chapel; the gala dinner will probably be held in a 13- century hospital, renovated and opened to social events. I am looking forward to a very successful meeting and I'm sure that you will be proud to have attended an unforgettable Congress in a unique city.

Franco Postacchini



The main scientific topics were:

  • Rotator cuff 
  • Reverse prosthesis : where are we going ? 
  • Acromioclavicular joint dislocations


Preliminary Programme

Abstracts selected for oral presentation

Abstracts selected for poster presentation


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Scientific Information


Call for Abstracts


Please note that submission of abstracts is now closed.


All participants are invited to present their new re s e a rch findings or important ongoing re s e a rch by submitting abstracts for presentation at the 19th Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow.


Abstracts must contain original material, neither published nor presented elsewhere.


The Scientific Committee will select the texts received into oral or poster presentations on scientific merit.


The deadline for abstract submission is April 20th, 2005.


Abstracts received after this date, or incorrectly drawn up, will not be accepted.


Please note that for each abstract accepted, the registration fee of at least one of the Authors is required.


Abstracts must be presented in English or French.


The original abstract will be reproduced directly from the typescript exactly as it is received, so there can be no subsequent alterations.


Abstract submission


Abstracts may only be submitted via Internet.


Authors presenting oral communications or posters must be registered at the Congress.


Abstract Book


The abstracts accepted will be published in the Abstract Book. The Abstract Book will be distributed on site to all regularly registered participants and is included in the registration fee.