By: 9 July 2020
April 22-24 2021, World Arthroplasty Congress; Virtual congress



Dear Colleagues,

In the context of COVID-19 and recent developments, the European Knee Society, the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction and the European Hip Society decided to modify the format of the 3rd World Arthroplasty Congress which was scheduled from 13 to 15 May, 2021 in Munich, Germany.

For weeks, we have closely monitored updates from the German government.
As our number one concern is the health and safety of delegates, speakers, exhibitors and staff, the current situation unfortunately does not allow us to go ahead with the live Congress in May.

However, on 22-24 April, 2021 a Virtual WAC will be organised with involvement of our world experts in the field of TKA/THA. During this 3-day webinar we will focus on lectures, surgical techniques/videos and case discussions. Also a large number of best rated abstracts on research in field of TKA/THA are presented and discussed.

We realise that within this format, not all abstract submitters will be able to present their scientific work but we do hope you will join us for some interactive discussions online.
All colleagues who submitted an abstract will receive more news in the upcoming week.

We are very grateful for the support and comprehension of our faculty members, abstract submitters and the industry so far and we hope to virtually see you in April 2021.

Yours sincerely,

The EKS, ICJR and EHS Board Members



On behalf of the entire board and faculty of the World Arthroplasty Congress, we hope that all our colleagues and their families are enduring this pandemic with the best health and least disruption possible.

Our World Arthroplasty Congresses held in Paris in 2015 and Rome in 2018 were great successes with attendees representing over 60 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America, Oceania, Russia and South America.

We are happy to confirm the third World Arthroplasty Congress will be held in Munich on May 13-15, 2021, as originally announced last year. The 3-day interactive agenda, (podium, symposiums, and e-Posters) will be presented by an international faculty from around the globe.  Abstract submission dates will be announced in due time.

We will be looking forward to your submissions and participation at the 3rd WAC.
Gijs Van Hellemondt, Jean-Noël Argenson, Arlen Hanssen and Norman Scott
Course Directors

Andreas Halder, Robert Hube and Carsten Perka
Local Chairmen


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