Welcome to the Hilton Hotel, Queenstown July 10-14 2017 for the New Zealand Shoulder & Elbow Society Meeting which is also the COE for the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association for 2017.

As it is the COE the primary focus of the meeting is to provide a pretty comprehensive update on the management of the common shoulder and elbow pathologies, developments in which are proceeding at pace.

Gary McCoubrey has secured the services of a super group of international invited speakers (Dr Luc Favard from France, Dr George Athwal from Canada, Mr Len Funk from the UK, Dr Brad Parsons from USA and Dr Didier Oudet from France have all confirmed), along with local speakers.

The Hilton is a great venue and Queenstown always fun to visit. It will be winter and hopefully the slopes will be well covered with snow, and certainly there are lots of things to keep the families occupied (it is the school holidays). We are looking forward to a very informative and social few days.

I encourage you all (shoulder & elbow subspecialists, generalists, trainees and shoulder and elbow therapists) to 'save the date' and join us in Queenstown. We will be calling for abstracts early in the new year.

Simon McMahon
President NZSES