Scientific Committee

Pr Philippe Valenti

Ph. Valenti

Born in Paris, doctor Philippe Valenti did a fellowship in Paris university and was interested to the surgery of the upper limb under the influence of the professors Alain Gilbert and AC Masquelet.  As microsurgeon, he developed his experience on hand reconstruction, nerve surgery, brachial plexus surgery and free flap transfer. He worked between 1987 -1989 with Dr Didier Patte before to travel to United states to visit Dr Rick Matsen and Dr Charles Rockwood .

In 1995, Dr Valenti was admitted in the ”Institut de la main”  where he focused is activity on shoulder reconstruction( arthroplasty, arthroscopy, nerves reconstruction and tendon transfer).

In 2003, Doctor Valenti is one of the designers of the first complete convertible shoulder prosthesis (Arrow shoulder arthroplasty).

In 2004, Doctor Valenti was president of the French microsurgery society(GAM) and since 2008 he is the general secretary of this French microsurgery society.

In 2012, He organized in Paris the congress of the European Federation Microsurgery Society (EFMS).

Doctor Philippe Valenti is a member of the French orthopaedic society(SOFCOT), French Society of Arthroscopy (SFA), European Shoulder and Elbow Society (SECEC), American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American Society of Elbow and Shoulder (ASES). He is also a correspondent International Member of many Orthopaedic Societies (Chili, Columbia, Argentina, Brazil).

In 2013, Dr Valenti organized with Ph Hardy the first Paris international shoulder course. We will do the fourth edition in 2019 with more than 500 attendees and specialists of shoulder surgery.

This year (2017-2018) Dr Valenti is the president of the French society of shoulder and elbow(SOFEC) and Vice president of the French academy of orthopedic and traumatology (AOT)

He has over 50 publications on PubMed and has written four books including « Tendon transfer for irreparable cuff tear » (Springer).

He is also a founder and member of the French humanitarian association « Chaine de l’espoir » and Vice president of Chaine de l’espoir.

Pascal Boileau

Pascal Boileau

Emilio Calvo Crespo

Emilio Calvo Crespo

Luc Favard

Luc Favard

Shoulder Surgeon, University Hospital of Tours 
Professor, University of Tours

Pr Favard is the head of the Orthopedic Department of the University Hospital of Tours. He is mainly specialized in shoulder surgery, particularly in shoulder arthroplasties. He has been one of the first surgeons to implant a Grammont prosthesis beginning in 1992. He worked a lot about the long-term results and survival curves of the reverse shoulder arthroplasty. 

Pr Favard is also a ex-member of the executive committee of the SECEC as chairman of the R & D C mmittee, then of the Registry committee. He has been in charge of different symposia about shoulder arthroplasties inside ICSES, SECEC and French Orthopedic Society.  

He is Professor at the University of Tours. He is also involved in different research projects, as the augmented reality and the implantation of a shoulder arthroplasty, or the characteristics of the infra spinatus from an anatomical and imaging point of view."

Simon Fogerty

Simon Fogerty

Di Giacomo

Giovani Di Giacomo

Bartek Kordasiewik

Bartek Kordasiewik

Warsaw, POLAND

2009PhD, Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Warsaw
2008Specialist in trauma and orthopedic surgery
2000Warsaw Medical University

Professional experience:

2002Senior Consultant
Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, SPSK im. A.Grucy, Otwock
since 2012 responsible for Shoulder Unit
03.2009 - 08.2009Fellowship, Clinique Generale, Annecy, France
05.2005 - 11.2005Fellowship, Hôpital Ambroise Paré, Boulogne, France
07.2004 - 08.2004Visiting Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN, USA
05.2003 - 06.2003Visiting Fellowship, Hôpital Bichat, Paris, France
10.2001 - 01.2002Fellowship sponsored by B. Chirac foundation « Le Pont Neuf »
Hand Surgery Departement
Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Laurent Lafosse

Laurent Lafosse

Pierre Mansat

Pierre Mansat

Markus Scheibel

Markus Scheibel

Since 2010 Prof. Scheibel is Head of Department of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (CMSC) at the Charité – Universitaetsmedizin Berlin.

For serveral years now he has focused on arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder joint and shoulder gridle.

In 2015 Prof. Scheibel became the President of the German Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (DVSE).

Gilles Walch

Gilles Walch

Native of Lyon France and pure product of the Lyonnaise Orthopedic school, Doctor Gilles Walch focused on shoulder disorders very early in his career.After numerous publications on patello-femoral instability and natural history of cruciate ligament rupture, he travelled to the United States  to visit  Dr Franck Jobe and Dr Ch Rockwood. Since his return to France Dr Walch has focused completely on the shoulder, improving the understanding and treatment of various shoulder disorders.

In 1993 he organised the first ‘Journées de l’épaule’ in Lyon. Over 1000 European specialists including orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists, radiologists and rehabilitation specialists consolidated 10 years of collaboration with the purpose of identifying and quantifying the different shoulder pathologies.The results of the collaboration have allowed careful analysis of poor results, complications and failures to improve treatment.

From 1987 to 1995 Dr Walch was the General Secretary of the European Society  for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow before holding the office of President from 2005 to 2007. He is corresponding member of the ASES since 1994 and was elected President of the French Society of Orthopedic Surgery  and Traumatology (SOFCOT) 2014-2015.

He was distinguished as Honorary Member of several European Orthopedic Society including Switzerland, Portugal and Greece. He is also member of 8 scientific societies and was invited as Visiting Professor in many University Hospitals all around the world.

He published more than 300 articles in national and international  journals and has lectured at some 500 conferences across the world. He wrote numerous book chapters and edited 4 books on Shoulder Arthroplasty.

Dr Walch is one of the designers of the Aequalis Shoulder prostheses family. He has been a pioneer in the understanding of shoulder conditions and has developed several concept including internal impingement, arthroscopic tenotomy of the biceps in massive RCT, hidden lesion of the Subscapularis,  the Latarjet procedure, the classification of arthritic glenoid, the role of the Teres Minor in MRCT and the musculo-tendinous rupture of the Infraspinatus

For the last 20 years he has concentrated exclusively on surgery and arthroscopy of the shoulder with shoulder instability, rupture of the rotator cuff and shoulder arthroplasty forming the basis of his day to day work.

Matthias Zumstein

Matthias Zumstein

Prof. Dr. med. Matthias A. Zumstein
Address: Shoulder, Elbow & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Dept. of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Inselspital, University of Bern 3010 Bern, Switzerland
Citizenship: Seeberg BE, Switzerland
Date of Birth: 5th March 1973

Graduation & Academic Profil

1993 - 2000 Federal Physician’s Diploma December 2000 University of Bern
2000 Doctoral Thesis; MD March 2001 Schoolchildren in the Pediatric Office, Medical Faculty University of Bern
2003 Basic federal surgery examination
2007 Swiss National Board Certification for Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
2012 Venia docendi for Orthopeadic Surgery and Traumatology of the University of Bern
2017 Associate Professor, University of Bern


2001 - 2002 Research Resident, Department of Orthopedics, University of Zurich, Balgrist, Switzerland; Chairman: Prof. C. Gerber, MD
2002 - 2003 Resident in General Surgery and Traumatology, City Hospital Thun, Switzerland; Chief: PD HE Wagner, MD
2003 - 2004 Resident in Orthopedics and Traumatology, City Hospital Thun, Switzerland; Chief: R. Hess, MD
2004 - 2006 Resident in Orthopedics and in Experimental Orthopedics, Department of Orthopedics, University of Zurich, Balgrist, Switzerland; Chairs: Prof. C. Gerber, MD and Prof. B. Fuchs, MD
2006 - 2007 Resident in Orthopedics and Traumatology, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of Bern, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland; Chairman: Prof. K. Siebenrock, MD
2007 – 2008 Staff member, Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Berne Hospital Ziegler, Bern, Switzerland; Chief: Prof. Dr. H. Noetzli, MD
2008 - 2009 Clinical- and Research-Fellow in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Traumatology and Laboratory of Experimental Surgery; University of Nice, Hôpital l’Archet, Nice, France; Chairman: Prof. P. Boileau, MD
2009 – 2010Staff member in Orthopedics and Traumatology, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of Bern, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland; Chairman: Prof. K. Siebenrock, MD
2010 – 2012Head of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Knee Surgery, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of Bern, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland; Chairman: Prof. K. Siebenrock, MD
2012Clinical-Fellow in Elbow and Wrist Surgery, Upper Extremity Unit, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Traumatology, Modbury, University of Adelaide, Australia; Chairman: Prof. G. Bain, MD
since 2012Head of Shoulder, Elbow Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of Bern, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland; Chairman: Prof. K. Siebenrock, MD

Educational Activites

since 2010Department Director of the University of Bern for Education & Residency Program
since 2010Supervisor of scientific 10 dissertations
2014University of Bern, Institute for Medical Education (IML): Workshop for Building Questions in MC Exams (4h)
2006 - 2014University of Bern: Clinical Education for Students and Training for Residents (175h)
2012Sports Physiotherapy Education, Magglingen: Training in Upper Extremity (16h)
2012University of Adelaide, South Australia: Clinical Skills for Residents and Students (25h)
2011/13/14University of Innsbruck: Int. Innsbruck Cadaver Course on Surgery of the Shoulder (3x8h=24h)
2010/11/13Course in Shoulder Surgery Balgrist (3x8h=24h)
2010 - 2011IRCAD/EITS (European Institute of TeleSurgery), France: Instructor for Shoulder Arthroscopy (8h+10h=18h)
2008 – 2009University of Nice, France: Tutor for continuous education of students and residents (30h)
2005 – 2013Faculty Member of Orthopaedic Annual Course of Swiss Sports Medicine: Education Training in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (64h)
2005University of Zurich: Basic Clinical Education for Students (24h)


2016Charles S. Neer Award of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES)
2016Venel Award, Swiss Orthopaedic (Co-Author)
2016Perthes Award of the German Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (DVSE)
2014Faculty Award of the University of Bern (as PI and Coauthor), University of Bern
2007Vasey-Award for the Best Swiss National Board Exam
2007Charles S. Neer Award of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES)
2005Sportsmedicine-Award at the Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Sportsmedicine
20021st place and Marathon Award of the Swiss Society of Orthopedic

Research Grants Awarded (Total CHF 1’125’719)

2014Swiss Orthopaedics: CHF 20’000 (Coauthor)
2014RMS (Robert Mathys Stiftung): CHF 26’455 (Coauthor)
2014SNF Doc Mobility Grant of Michael Künzler: US$ 49’200 (Coauthor)
2013Swiss Orthopaedics Forschungsstipendium: CHF 50’000 (Coauthor and PI)
2013Neuenschwander Stiftung: CHF 90’000 (Coauthor and PI)
2012Swiss Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology: CHF 50’000 (Coauthor)
2011RMS Foundation: CHF 25'200 (Coauthor)
2011ResOrtho Foundation: CHF 19’744 (Coauthor)
2011SNF Stipendium für angehende Forschende: CHF 68'400 (Coauthor)
2011AO Start-up Grant Application S-11-96N: CHF 120’000 (Coauthor)
2008SECEC/ESSSE Research grant: Euro 25'000 (Main Applicant)
2008Swiss Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology: CHF 20’000 (Main Applicant)
2007Swiss Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology: CHF 35’000 (Main Applicant)
2006SNF (No 320-113424/1): CHF 377’000 (Coauthor)
2006SYNOS Foundation: CHF 135'420 (Coauthor)

Commercial Research Support (Total CHF 205’400)

2015Medacta AG, CH: CHF 50’000 (Main Applicant)
2014Mathys AG, CH: CHF 50’000 (Main Applicant)
2012Mathys AG, CH: CHF 50'000 (Main Applicant)
2011Mathys AG, CH: CHF 25’000 (Main Applicant)
2011Arthrex, Germany: CHF 13’000 (Coauthor)
2011Biomet, Europe: CHF 17’400 (Main Applicant)

Editorial Board Activites
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
American Journal of Sports Medicine (Am J Sports Med)
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery American (J Bone Joint Surg Am)
European Cells and Materials (Eur Cell Mater)
Journal of Orthopedic Research (J Orthop Res)
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (J Shoulder Elbow Surg)
(Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc)

European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow (SECEC/ESSSE): Board Member
Swiss Orthopaedics (Swiss Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology): Board Member
German Shoulder and Elbow Society (DVSE): Ordinary Member
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS): International Affiliate Member
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES): Corresponding Member
FMH Swiss Medical Association

- More than 60 peer-reviewed publications and 14 book chapters
- More than 200 presentations at international and national meetings, 100 of which were invited