Shoulder & Elbow (CSES)

Upcoming CSES Events

2022 Shoulder & Elbow Course

After a one-year hiatus, the CSES Shoulder and Elbow Course will take place in Ottawa on February 3-5, 2022. As usual the event registration will be available exclusively to R3, R4 and R5 residents from a Canadian orthopaedic training program as well as upper extremity fellows.
More details will be communicated as they become available.

Past CSES Events

The 2021 COA Annual Meeting was held virtually from June 15-19, 2021. The conference was delivered over 4 evenings and 1 day of online education, including subspecialty programming, CORA and CORS sessions, presentation and networking opportunities. You can consult the complete shoulder and elbow programming program below:

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET
COA Symposium: Shoulder and Elbow – Difficult Upper Extremity Management Surgical Techniques, Ask the Experts
Session Chairs: Patrick Henry and Meaghan Rollins


  1. Exposure and Management of Coronoid Process Fractures – Graham J.W. King
  2. Exposure and Surgical Management of Proximal Humeral Fractures – Dominique M. Rouleau
  3. Management of Chronic Pectoralis Major Muscle Tears – Aaron J. Bois
  4. Arthroscopic Management of Large/Global Rotator Cuff Tears – Peter B. MacDonald
  5. Trapezius Transfer for Management of Unrepairable Rotator Cuff Tears – Danny Goel
  6. Surgical Management of Chronic Retracted Distal Biceps Tendon Ruptures – Parham Daneshvar


7:15 PM – 8:15 PM ET
COA Paper Session: Shoulder and Elbow
Session Chairs: Peter Lapner, Diane Nam, and William D. Regan

The COA, CORS, and CORA Annual Meeting went Virtual this year.  Part of the original Halifax program was delivered virtually the weekend of June 19-20. The Annual Meeting took place over two days with COA programming on Day 1 and Subspecialty Day on Day 2. Please find the preliminary shoulder & elbow schedule below:

14:30-15:30 EDT – Upper Extremity Paper Session

15:45-16:45 EDT – Elbow Symposium: Post-Traumatic Elbow stiffness


  • Causes of Elbow Stiffness After Trauma – Overview and Malunion Identification by Alexandre Leclerc
  • How to do Open Capsular Release by William D. Rega
  • How to Remove HO and When to do it by Kenneth J. Faber
  • How to do Arthroscopic Release and Bone Spur Removal by J Pollock
  • Specific Concerns on Pro-supination Stiffness by Kevin Hildebrand

17:15-18:15 EDT – Tips and Tricks: Rotator Cuff


  • Introduction by John Haverstock
  • “Open cuff repair in 2020?” by Robin R. Richards
  • Interposition Bridging Reconstruction with Allograft by Ivan Wong
  • Superior Capsular Reconstruction by J Pollock
  • Latissimus Dorsi Transfer by Stéphanie Hinse
  • Trapezius Transfer by George Athwal