The 2018 Xiangshan International Arthroplasty Summit, a brand conference of China’s joint surgery community, was held on March 17 at Hangzhou International Expo Center (G20 main hall). The event was co-organized by the Department of Orthopedics, PUMCH, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine (SAHZU), Chinese Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and “Super Medical Skills” education platform. Chairman of the summit was Academician Qiu Guixing from the Department of Orthopedics, PUMCH. Executive chairmen were: Professor Weng Xisheng, deputy director of the Society of Orthopedics, Chinese Medical Association, and director of the Department of Orthopedics, PUMCH, Professor Yan Shigui, director of the Department of Orthopedics, SAHZU, and Professor Michael H. Huo from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
In his opening speech, Academician Qiu talked about areas to be improved in China's orthopedics, and said that although our resources are unbalanced, there is great room for development. He stressed on efforts to learn from international practice, strive for growth and face the world. Then Professor Weng gave a big data analysis on joint surgery in China 2017.
More than 1,500 people attended the event, making it the largest and richest academic gathering of its kind in China. All foreign experts brought their demonstrative videos and gave explanations on the spot. In the lecture section on the morning of March 17, William J. Long, MD from Insall Scott Kelly Institute, Emmanuel Thienpont, MD from Université Catholique de Louvain and William Macaulay, MD from NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital gave keynote speeches in their respective fields and Professor Wang Kunzheng gave a sum-up. In the afternoon, Andrew I. Spitzer, MD from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Michael H. Huo, MD from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Professor Wu Haishan from Shanghai 9th People's Hospital, Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Medicine gave lectures on the knee, and Professor Pei Fuxing gave a sum-up. On the morning of March 18, James V. Bono, MD from New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, Georgi I. Wassilew, MD from Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Friedrich Boettner, MD from Hospital for Special Surgery, New York gave lectures on the hip, and Professor Yu Nansheng, editor-in-chief of Chinese Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery gave a sum-up.
Unlike previous gatherings, this year we also had pre-event meetings. Professor Zhou Yonggang, Professor Yan Shigui and Michael H. Huo MD brought advanced classes on complicated first total hip arthroplasty (THA), DDH total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty. The tutors, relaying on their years of clinical experience, gave modularized lessons so the participants were trained systematically. Some other Chinese professors, including Gao Zhongli, Cao Li, Lin Jianhao, Shi Zhanjun, Zhu Zhen’an and Zhou Zongke were also present to give case analysis and image reading, showcasing in an all-round way orthopedic approach, surgical skills and recovery plans.
Peng Huiming, Department of Orthopedics