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Excellence Through Knowledge



Welcome to the website of the 
British  Elbow & Shoulder  Society 




22-24 June 2016
Thank you to all our presenters, delegates and exhibitors who joined us for a great meeting in Dublin this year - you helped make it the success it was.
Please insert your booking ID into the below box to open the meeting evaluation survey and generate your certificate

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BESS 2017 - RICOH ARENA - COVENTRY - 21-23 JUNE 2017


 Other Courses and Conferences 

 Research and Education 

UKUFF - published!
See here for more details

BOA Annual Congress



 Optimising outcomes from shoulder arthroplasty





GIRFT Guidance and BOA data position statement

Can now be found under Member Resources by logging to the Members' Area


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51 New Members voted in to BESS at Dublin 2016!

Dublin 2016 saw 51 new members voted in to BESS membership at our annual general meeting! Welcome and thank you to all those who have chosen to join us!



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Optimising Outcomes From Shoulder Athroplasty - 12 October 2016


12 October 2016

BESS encourages members to get involved:

Venue: National Railway Museum, York

Course convenor: Prof Amar Rangan, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Course overview:This is the second meeting of BESS working groups driving standardisation of pathways to optimise outcomes from shoulder arthroplasty. There will be presentations on implants and procedures for shoulder arthroplasty; optimising peri-operative care pathways; standardising core physiotherapy provision for shoulder arthroplasty; proposed classification of implants and procedures on the National Joint Registry; International collaboration of shoulder arthroplasty registries; and developing ODEP for shoulder prostheses.

The meeting will be of interest to all clinicians involved in shoulder arthroplasty, providing educational content and the opportunity to get involved in the working groups.


  • For more information and registration please see the ORUK website 
  • Download the event flier and programme here


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BESS Dublin 2016 Abstracts

Abstracts from BESS Dublin 2016

- now available online



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