British Elbow & Shoulder Society BESS
The British Elbow and Shoulder Society was founded as a result of an increasing interest in shoulder and elbow surgery in the UK in the early 1980s, and particularly after a very successful Third ICSS meeting in Japan.
The stimulus came from Michael Watson, who wrote the following letter on 3 November 1986; I think the time has come to take the bull by the horns and seriously consider the nuts and bolts of setting up a British Shoulder Surgery Association.
I am sure that we are going to start to get enquiries for our corporate stance on technical and administration.
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
Royal College of Surgeons
London, Greater London WC2A 3PE
European Society for Surgery of Shoulder and Elbow
50-52 Avenue Chanoine Cartellier
69230 Saint-Genis-Laval, France
British Elbow and Shoulder Society
Danish Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow
Finnish Shoulder Society
German Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Groupes d’Etude de l’Epaule et du Coude
Italian Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Spanish Society for Surgery of Shoulder and Elbow
Swedish Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery