Scientific Coordination

3rd Orthopaedic Department

Hygeia Hospital

 location-iconErythrou Stavrou 5
Marousi, Athens, Greece
 phone-icon+30 210 6549044



Practical / Registration Information

Synthesis Group SA

 location-icon31 Ag. Varvaras Str.,
164 52 Argyroupoli, Athens
 phone-icon+30 210 9609400



    Athens Shoulder Course

      Dear Colleagues,

      Via Athens Shoulder Course we aim to communicate new and more effective methods, share innovative approaches and discuss controversial matters on shoulder disorders. Our goal is to approach these entities both theoretically and practically. The Faculty consists not only of some of the current European opinion leaders, but also of some of the most charismatic Greek shoulder surgeons. They will try to share their knowledge and experience with interesting lectures and by training on cadaveric specimens. The ultimate goals of this 3-day course is to deliver more effective Orthopaedic Surgeons and Physical Therapists who embrace new ideas after having checked their effectiveness in practice.

      Manos Antonogiannakis

      Course Chairman

      Course Objectives

      A 3-day course that includes lectures by experienced shoulder surgeons on all the current concepts and controversies related to open and arthroscopic shoulder surgery, live surgeries, ultrasound workshop for shoulder evaluation and practice of modern cutting-edge techniques on cadaveric specimens.

      By the end of this course, surgeons will be able to:

      1. Understand all the current techniques for rotator cuff repair for partial, full thickness and massive tears

      2. Acknowledge all the current treatment options (growth factors, spacers, graft augmentation, tendon transfers) for the management of irreparable tears

      3. Understand all the current techniques for the treatment of shoulder instability including all the current treatment options for complex instability (labral repairs, tendon transfers, bone grafts and coracoid transfer procedures)

      4. Informed for shoulder injuries and pathology in athletes including acromio-clavicular dislocations

      5. Understand current controversies and apply current concepts for shoulder arthroplasty

      6. Be familiar with the outcomes and postoperative complications following anatomic and reverse shoulder arthroplasty and develop strategies for revising failed shoulder arthroplasties

      7. Be in position to apply innovative methods of the evaluation and management of the shoulder disorders

      8. Acknowledge the principals of shoulder evaluation with ultrasound

      EOF Approval Ref. No: 93863 (click here for the approval document) 

      SFEE ID No: 4355 (click here for the event page)




      The 2nd Athens Shoulder Course, Athens, Greece, 01/02/2018-03/02/2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME©) with 23 European CME credits (ECMEC©s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


      All contemporary issues regarding shoulder pathology:

      Shoulder Arthroscopy

      Management of Shoulder Instability

      Management of Rotator Cuff Tears

      Shoulder Arthroplasty


      Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

      Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty


      "N. Louros" Conference Center

      Address: 6, Erythrou Stavrou Str. (MITERA Hospital), 15123, Maroussi, Athens, Greece

      Thursday, 1 February 2018

      Friday, 2 February 2018

      Theoretical sessions given by experienced shoulder surgeons on all the current concepts and controversies related to open and arthroscopic shoulder surgery

      Live Surgeries: 4 live surgery procedures will be performed and transmitted to the main hall. Following each surgery procedure a discussion will follow among experienced surgeons and participants, providing the opportunity for surgeons to learn how experts think under live circumstances. 


      Laboratory of Anatomy, Medical School, University of Athens

      Address: 75, Mikras Asias Str., 11527, Goudi, Athens

      Saturday, 3 February 2018

      Cadaver Workshop: surgeons will learn a step-by-step approach to perform shoulder arthroscopy and shoulder arthroplasty

      Ultrasound Workshop: surgeons will learn a step-by-step approach to perform ultrasound examination and evaluation of the shoulder

      Demonstrations: the following techniques will be demonstrated to surgeons

      Bone block collection for bio-RSA

      Cuff tear arthroplasty with cuff reconstruction


      Click here to see the promo video


      Unless indicated below, the faculty, Organizing Committee and Scientific Committee Members do not have any financial relationships to disclose relating to the content of this activity (i.e. relevant financial relationships)


      Gervasi Enrico

      Orthospace (research support)

      Zimmer-Biomet (Participation in a company sponsored speaker’s bureau)

      Lima (Royalties)