Dear friends and colleagues, It is a great pleasure and honor for me to invite you to the 24th Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow in Dubrovnik from September 19th to 22nd, 2012. The Scientific program includes nine Instructional Courses (IC) and two symposia. Topics of the IC and one of the symposia will be selected by the SECEC Education Committee. The other symposium will be organized by the President of the Dubrovnik Congress who will also choose its Guest Speaker while another will be invited by the President of the Society. I believe the Instructional courses, symposia and Presidential lectures will offer attractive and interesting topics to all participants. A detailed program will be available upon completing the topic selection process. Continuing in the wake of the previous two SECEC Congresses there will be two interesting sessions held on
Saturday: Tips and tricks in arthroscopic surgery and New techniques and developments in shoulder surgery . Saturday will also be Rehabilitation Specialty day, organized by the SECEC Rehabilitation Committee in coordination with the European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Rehabilitation (EUSSER). The Congress venue is at the Valamar Lacroma Resort situated on Babin Kuk peninsula boasting a spectacular sea view. Dubrovnik, often referred to as the pearl of the Adriatic , offers a wealthy architectural and cultural heritage with its impressive city walls surrounding the fascinating Old Town. With much more to experience, we invite you to come and discover Dubrovnik for you and your family. In hope that the Scientific and Social program of the 2012 Congress will meet your expectations I look forward to welcoming you in Dubrovnik.