News about the biannual ISG conference and general meeting.

Minutes of ISG General Meeting 2008

by Frans van der Helm.

Bologna, Italy. July 10-12.

About 30 attendants are present.

  1. Opening (17.24h)
  2. Minutes of last meeting (hand-out), also here
    1. Accepted without changes
  3. ISG constitution (hand-out)
    1. Explanation by DirkJan Veeger about the most important items. Constitution will be mailed for definite voting.
  4. Membership update (Ed Chadwick)
    1. Anybody registering at website is member
    2. Membership gone up from 150 (2 years ago) to 200 now.
  5. Data and software sharing via website (Ed)
    1. Any data or software is welcome.
    2. Also forum for discussion is available
    3. Some overlap with BIOMCH-L might occur
  6. Update current meeting
    1. Papers from present conference will be published by Springer.
    2. Limited number of papers, Andrea Cutti will make a selection.
  7. Data and location of next meeting
    1. No offers yet
    2. Next meeting is intended to be held in North America.
    3. Paula Ludewig suggests to consider Minnesota. No definitive offer yet.
    4. Meeting will be small (< 100 participants, no parallel sessions, informal get-together)
    5. Current meeting is 2.5 days, 2 days might be too short, suggestion by Cutti is to have a 3 day meeting. That will be considered.
  8. Elections needed in 2 years
    1. Dirkjan suggests that members do not have to do too much.
    2. Ed maintains the website, which is probably the largest effort
    3. Other members mainly participate in e-mail discussions
  9. No other questions asked.
  10. Meeting closed (17.44h)

ISG 2008 registration now open

Dear Friends,

Two important news items regarding ISG 2008:

  1. On Friday we sent out all the acceptance letters for the abstracts received for the conference. If you sent an abstract and didn't receive a letter, please send an email to
  2. REGISTRATION is NOW open. Just open this link in a new window: Please register by MARCH 31st to confirm your presentation. In case of problems, email

Looking forward to seeing you in Bologna.

Kind Regards,

Lorenzo Chiari
Andrea G. Cutti

Revised date for ISG 2008 notification of acceptance

Dear Friends,

Due to the 2 week postponement of the deadline for the submission of the abstracts, we had to slightly postpone the date for the notification of acceptance as well. The new date is therefore next Friday, February 29th.

Kind Regards,

Lorenzo Chiari
Andrea G. Cutti

ISG 2008 Deadline Postponement

Dear friends,

Following a number of requests, the deadline for abstract submission to the upcoming ISG 2008 meeting has been postponed until January 31st 2008. No further postponements are expected. Looking forward to welcoming you in Bologna.

Kind Regards,

Lorenzo Chiari (University of Bologna)
Andrea Giovanni Cutti (INAIL Prosthesis Centre)

ISG 2008 Deadline Reminder

This is a reminder that the abstract deadline for the International Shoulder Group meeting in Bologna next year is approaching faster than you think!

Abstracts are due by the 14th of January 2008

and should be sent to The meeting will take place from the 10th - 13th of July 2008. Further details and templates can be found at

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