We have already started brainstorming to create a roadmap for FORTE’s future plans. But, we encourage you to get involved to our activities. We invite you to write us about any subject that you want to discuss, any idea that you want to share or any suggestion for our Society’s future. Feel free to write us to firstname.lastname@example.org – we are eager to hear from each one of you.
As we collectively look towards the future, I am very excited to announce you that applications for the FORTE Committees are now open. We always welcome enthusiastic, active members who want to contribute to FORTE via a decisive position. By personal experience, I can advise you that those who get more actively involved in FORTE, derive even more value from their membership. So, do not lose time and apply to become member of a FORTE Committee!
You all know that this is certainly not the easiest period. Over eighteen months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we all had to change our lives and make difficult decisions. Like most scientific societies, FORTE had to postpone all face-to-face educational activities and meetings. This was a unanimous decision as the health and safety of our members, faculty and partners is always our highest priority.
But, when can we get back together? We are optimistic about seeing you all soon. We will make sure that our in-person meetings will be safe and follow the recommended guidelines and public health regulations.
Our ambitious but realistic goal is to resume our educational activities. A fantastic visiting shoulder surgery fellowship is already scheduled for this fall, in the Netherlands, while similar opportunities in other subspecialties and countries are under discussion. Next summer we are also planning to host the 5th FORTE Summer School in Athens, Greece. You should all be there!
Thank you for your continuous participation and enthusiasm.
Wish you all the best.
On behalf of the FORTE Board,
Panayiotis D. Megaloikonomos, MD