Welcome from the President & 2011 Program Chair

Joseph C. McCarthy, MD
Marc R. Safran, MD
Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA), we are pleased to announce the 3rd ISHA Annual Scientific Meeting in Paris, France.  ISHA and its Executive Board invite you to join us in Paris for friendship, scientific discussion and collaboration. The ISHA Annual Scientific Meeting provides a unique international forum for attendees to share scientific information and learn the latest advancements of arthroscopic surgery for the hip.

The two-day ISHA Annual Scientific Meeting will include a variety of symposia, lectures and paper presentations. In addition, a Trainee Presentation Prize, hands-on model lab, electronic posters, technical exhibits, and a Welcome Reception will be offered.

All abstracts submitted online March 15 to June 1, 2011 are considered for podium and/or electronic poster presentations.

Finalists for the 2011 ISHA Trainee Presentation Prize will be selected based on their abstract and invited to present during the scientific session. Judged by an ISHA-selected panel, the prize will be awarded to the orthopaedic trainee who delivers the best presentation. This prize, of one thousand US dollars, will be awarded at the 2011 ISHA Annual Scientific Meeting.

The beautiful city of Paris, France is an ideal backdrop for ISHA attendees. Paris features world-class hotels, museums and cuisine. Paris is a real cultural gold mine. The meeting hotel, Le Méridien Etoile, is within walking distance of the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysees. The Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre are all just a small part of what makes Paris the most beautiful city in the world.

The 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy will be successful in attracting great research papers and delegates hungry for scientific interchange and friendly gatherings.

We look forward to seeing you in Paris!

Joseph C. McCarthy, MD
President, International Society for Hip Arthroscopy

Marc R. Safran, MD
Program Chair, 2011 ISHA Annual Scientific Meeting