Bern's long tradition including major innovations in orthopaedics – from the development of the hip replacement through surgical hip dislocation and periacetabular osteotomy.
Due to the
ongoing uncertainties in the further development of the crisis with the corona virus
and its mutants, we decided to postpone the Hip Symposium Bern from 2022 to 2023. To us the Hip
Symposium Bern represents a very personal meeting of hip experts who get their
inspirations from direct face-to-face interaction. In order to ensure optimal
exchange of ideas and stimulating discussions, we refrain from holding a
We look forward to set up the Hip Symposium Bern in April 2023 from 20th to 22nd, with hopefully physical presence of the faculty and most of the participants.
The last Hip Symposium Bern took place from February
27 – 29, 2020. Despite the impending global Corona crisis we were more than
happy to have reached the highest number of participants for the Symposium ever
(267 participants). Lucky enough the Symposium just ended two days before the
official shutdown for scientific meetings in Switzerland. All faculty members and
participants could return home safely.
There was a most highly ranked international faculty
of 30 dedicated specialists. New insights were gained about hip instability,
hip dysplasia and surgical techniques and results for hip joint preservation.
In addition there has been future guided presentations addressing the questions whether we can create living
joints and how digital tools may influence hip surgery tomorrow. The guest of honor was Michael B. Millis from Harvard University in
Boston, USA. Professor M. Millis is one of the most outstanding experts worldwide in the field of hip joint
surgery. He summarized his life-time experience in his lecture: "Hipology
2020: Science, Philosophy and Craft". The Symposium included one live
surgery from Bern (reversed periacetabular osteotomy). A video commented
surgery (anterior THA in DDH) transmitted from the Rothman Institute (Philadelphia,
USA) was commented by J. Parvizi.
Lively and controversial case
discussions among the faculty members were well received by the audience.
All presentations were
video-recorded and can be followed on our website. In addition, videos of the
live surgery and case discussions are available on the website. You are also
welcome to watch media impressions from the meeting and social Event.
The next Hip Symposium Bern will take place April 20-22, 2023. We would be happy to welcome you as a participant in Bern.
Director, Department of Orthopedic Surgery