Dear colleague,

we are honored to invite you to participate in the second International Conference “Advanced Treatment of Hip, Knee and Shoulder Pathology” which is to be held on December 4-5, 2020 in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

This two-day event, with the participation of high-profile Ukrainian and international experts, includes symposiums and sessions on innovative approaches to treating major joints pathologies – from reconstructive surgery to revision arthroplasty, discussions of complex cases associated with complications of total joint replacement, diagnosis and treatment options for periprosthetic joint infection. A special feature of this year’s conference is that it covers treatment of shoulder joint pathologies, also the program includes practical workshops with the possibility of personal communication with high level experts on a number of issues connected with total joints replacement.

The conference is organized by Sytenko Institute of Spine and Joint Pathology of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Association of Orthopedic Surgeons in cooperation with the European Hip Society (EHS) and with the support of The European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT)

The agenda of the Conference includes “Best Paper Award” session. The papers that meet all the requirements will be reviewed by a panel of experts, and the author of the best abstract will be awarded a grant for a fellowship at a leading orthopedic clinic abroad.

Please note that this year, for the first time in Ukraine, the AO Foundation (Switzerland), under the AO PEER (Program for Education and Excellence in Research) – a program for training and upgrading in research, will run a theoretical course Principles of Clinical Research. This course is aimed at comprehensive teaching of research methods in the medical field, in particular in orthopedics and traumatology. The training will cover all components of the research – from developing the idea to publication of the results. The knowledge gained will enable the preparation of articles for publication in accordance with the requirements of evidence-based medicine in the journals included in Scopus and Web of Science scientific databases. It will be held on December 3, 2020.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Kharkiv, a beautiful and hospitable city of Ukraine!