It is a pleasure to welcome you in advance of the 2015 ISHA Annual Meeting. An especially remarkable program awaits us in Cambridge, the home of our inaugural ISHA President, Mr.Richard Villar. Please peruse the website and see some of the exciting components that have been composed under the guidance of our Program Chair, Professor Richard Field and Host Chair, Mr. Tony Andrade. I am especially excited that my mentor, Dr. James Andrews, internationally renowned sports medicine physician and arthroscopy pioneer, will join us as the Invited Presidential Guest Lecturer.
The program is expertly organized to accommodate the needs of everyone with an interest in hip preservation. Each day highlights different components of the overall strategy necessary in the treatment of simple and complex hip disorders. Interspersed throughout the program will be debates, highlight lectures, symposia, and instructional courses focusing on the most current and controversial topics in hip preservation. A delightful social program awaits us with a Wednesday evening welcome reception and gala dinner on Friday. This will provide each of you an opportunity to interact on a personal level with the thought leaders from around the world. Mark your calendars now, register early, and don't miss this program. It will keep you up to date with all of the latest in this rapidly evolving field. The entire ISHA family and I look forward to meeting and greeting each of you in Cambridge.
J. W. Thomas Byrd, MD
Welcome from the Host Chairman
Dear friends, colleagues, and fellow enthusiasts in Hip Preservation Surgery,
It is my very great pleasure to invite all of you with an interest in Hip Preservation Surgery, and in particular the ever growing ISHA membership to come and join us at the 7th ISHA Annual Scientific Meeting, being held in Cambridge, England from the 23rd - 26th September 2015.
Cambridge is one of the world`s oldest universities and leading academic centres, and has once previously welcomed the international hip arthroscopy community. In June 2004 the 1st International Hip Arthroscopy Meeting was held at Homerton College, Cambridge, convened by ISHA`s inaugural president Mr Richard Villar. It is therefore only fitting that we should be returning to Cambridge.
This year`s Annual Scientific Meeting will be held at the Corn Exchange and the Guildhall, in the centre of Cambridge. These two venues are opposite each other and within walking distance of all the accommodation we have secured for those attending the meeting. We have even secured some accommodation within Cambridge Colleges to offer a truly authentic experience of student life in Cambridge, just before the students themselves return from their summer break.
We have a distinctly eco-friendly theme for this year`s meeting, using recycled materials and locally sourced organic foods. Furthermore, in order to reduce our carbon footprint, we have deliberately sought to avoid the need for transportation to or between our venues; once already in Cambridge. Professor Richard Field has organized an exciting academic program that will bring together surgeons, physiotherapists and other clinicians for a meeting encompassing all aspects of hip preservation surgery and pre- and post-operative rehabilitation.
We have also planned a social program that encompasses culturally rich venues, and for the first time ever a Gala Dinner on the Friday night at Queen`s College, which promises to be a memorable evening for all. In addition to the Cambridge Colleges, there are a variety of museums and galleries to delight visitors to Cambridge. There are many other "things to do" in Cambridge, and in particular the punting tours should not be missed.
September will be an exciting time for sports fans to be in the UK. Not only will Premiership football be in full flow, but the UK will also be hosting the Rugby World Cup. There may well be opportunities for those of you who are interested to secure tickets for some of these matches on the weekends before and after the meeting, so do book early to avoid disappointment!
I look forward to welcoming you all to Cambridge, in September, and with you learning all the latest developments in the rapidly evolving field of Hip Preservation Surgery. I am confident that you will have a truly memorable and enjoyable experience.
Tony Andrade, MB BS, MSc, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Host Chair for ISHA Cambridge 2015
and ISHA membership Secretary