ESSKA-ESA brings together shoulder surgeons. This European pool of expertise aims to:

  • share with like-minded practitioners
  • undertake scientific research
  • provide training, through practical courses and publications
  • make shoulder surgery both better and easier


Dear ESSKA and ESA members,
dear colleagues, dear friends,

ESSKA Speciality Days, the brand new meeting format launched in 2019 in Madrid was a great success. It proves that this interesting concept can answer the needs of participants and it can offer the unique combination of specialised science within an interactive environment.

The ESA section of ESSKA – European Shoulder Associates – was fully and very successfully involved in the first edition of this meeting. An advanced scientific programme, interactive sessions, stimulating debates and friendly environment were a good formula to make the meeting a truly valuable and memorable experience. As we look ahead to the second edition, our intention is to stay on this track and even to further boost new initiatives and launch new ideas.

The title of the ESA programme in Warsaw will be Anterior Shoulder Instability – Diagnosis and Treatment. Is there something new that we can offer to this topic in 2021? We truly believe that the answer is ‘yes’ and the discussions will reflect the clinicians dilemmas and patients needs in our everyday clinical practice. More than understanding this condition as unified, our thoughts go to the broad spectrum of instabilities and personalised adapted approach to the management. We hope that this meeting will give you important scientific basis for the decisions which will be beneficial for your patients.

Another important cornerstone of this meeting is networking; strengthening of our friendships and building new ones. We will do our best to create the most fruitful, friendly and fun atmosphere!

On this note, we invite you to join us at the 2021 ESSKA Speciality Days from 3 to 4 September 2021. We are sure that together we will create and experience an unforgettable event.

We look forward to seeing you in Warsaw!

My kind regards,

Ladislav Kovačič

ESSKA – ESA Chairman