Dear Colleagues,

As we endeavor to heal the wounds left by the earthquake disaster that deeply shook our country, I respectfully commemorate all our fellow citizens who lost their lives.

We have decided to hold the 13th Turkish Congress of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery in Istanbul from April 25th to April 27th, 2024. The organizing committee has eagerly and enthusiastically begun preparations for the event.

The increasing understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder and elbow issues is generating greater interest in our field among both our colleagues and society. The utilization of evolving technologies to address problems related to sports injuries, trauma, or wear and tear more effectively and permanently is one of the significant reasons for this growing interest. Our goal is to bring together more participants with leading experts in our field and the younger generation in this congress, raising the scientific level through fruitful discussions.

The guest association for this congress is determined to be DVSE (German-Austrian-Swiss Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery). DVSE will introduce our congress to its members and provide valuable speakers to contribute significantly to our event. Furthermore, esteemed speakers from all around the world have also agreed to participate in our congress. We will share the details on our website in due course.

With the hope that we will have a peaceful and successful meeting in the pleasant atmosphere of our beloved Istanbul, which has been the capital of empires connecting two continents, I wholeheartedly invite each one of you to our congress.

Ata Can Atalar, MD
Congress President