Welcome Message


Message from the SFA's President 


We invite you this year to come to Strasbourg from 12 to 15 December for our annual Society reunion: a long-awaited opportunity for everyone to communicate and discuss arthroscopy.

After breaking the record in Marseille, the Strasbourg team and the scientific secretaries took up the challenge to draw up an exceptional scientific programme dedicated to all arthroscopy fields, and gathering prestigious and well-known guest speakers.

The congress will also permit to enhance your scientific research and share your ideas in numerous free papers sessions, video sessions and posters. It’s time to submit your abstracts, which will be reviewed in an anonymous and fair selection process to guarantee scientific quality. To follow our commitment to openness that is rooted in the SFA heritage, this year the congress is open to our radiologist colleagues with a common thread on the diagnostic imaging appropriateness in arthroscopic surgery. SFA also pursues its collaboration with UNAIBODE, to offer an attractive programme dedicated to our OR collaborators, whose attendance to the congress is steadily increasing.

Despite a ever evolving context, our industrial partners will be present and invite you to meet them in a beautiful exhibition hall, which will be the meeting point between the sessions. This event would be impossible without them. Besides I invite you to contact your usual partners for detailed information about the implementation of new measures ruling links with the industry.

As each year, the SFA General Assembly will permit to exchange ideas on SFA projects and future stakes with the whole SFA team. Come and join us all and do not hesitate to give us your remarks.

Thanks to Philippe Clavert and the Strasbourg team who will give us the benefit of the Christmas holidays’ unique fairytale atmosphere.

Do not miss the SFA’lsace


Pr François Sirveaux, SFA President


Message from the Congress' President


Welcome to Strasbourg, capital of Europe and capital of the French speaking arthroscopy.

Our society’s annual congress will take place in a completely renovated congress centre, located near European institutions (Council of Europe, European parliament, European court of human rights, …). All the scientific sessions, instructional lectures, commissions and industry exhibition will be on the ground floor in a single wide space. This layout will facilitate convivial encounters, discussions and innovations … in the SFA spirit.

As each year, the programme will be dense and everybody will find something to quench their thirst for knowledge.

Famous guest speakers will share their experience through lectures and current concept sessions, as well as round tables and clinical case panel discussions.

Our members will not be left behind as there are numerous and eclectic scientific sessions, classified by joint during the 3 days. This year, we decided to invite another scientific society: the SIMS (Société d’Imagerie Musculo-Squelettique) which will lead us, through the common thread of the congress, to assess the diagnostic imaging appropriateness in our practices. This guest institution will also co-host the SFA research day on Wednesday afternoon. To broaden our horizons, SFA Movement session will be SFACycle this year: a morning dedicated to biking and its environment. Well-known athletes will come to share their experience of high-level sports, as well as their management.

It is with great emotion that we will honour the jubilee of two of our teachers, friends and SFA past presidents: Jean-François Kempf and Henry Coudane.

It is impossible also not to mention the Strasbourg Christmas market (Kriskindelsmäerik), which can be reached directly from the congress centre by tramway. The spirit of the Christmas holidays will leave you with unforgettable memories of our beautiful Christmas capital where the bierstueb and the winstueb will delight everybody.

See you soon, we are expecting you eagerly to share this long awaited moment, often compared to a family party.


Pr Philippe Clavert, Congress President

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