Duncan Tennent,
Scientific Chairman
Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to ArthroLondon, the 4th International Symposium on Operative and Biologic Treatments in Sports Medicine.

It is a great honour and pleasure for me to be the Scientific Chairman of an international sports medicine congress of this size, in this exciting Olympic year. It is also a challenge to match the high standards set by the prior ArthroEvents (Cologne and Munich) with regard to the quality, practicality and cutting edge nature of the information presented. This symposium will provide a unique opportunity for the exchange of knowledge and dissemination of research findings throughout the international community.
The role and importance of sports medicine and minimally-invasive orthopaedics has changed as the aging population increasingly engages in sporting activities which demand high levels of function even after injury. People want to return to an active post-injury sporting lifestyle irrespective of age. Additionally, minimally-invasive surgical techniques have the potential to accelerate vocational re-integration after surgery, which can have a huge economic impact.
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Boris Johnson,
Mayor of London
On behalf of London, I am delighted that the ArthroLondon 2012 congress for sports medicine will be coming to the UK's capital.

2012 is going to be a huge milestone year for London, and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games represent a fantastic opportunity to showcase both the city’s love of sport and enhance its reputation among the businesses and specialists working within the sports industry.

London is rich in sporting heritage with some of the world’s most iconic sporting arenas – Lord’s Cricket Ground, Twickenham, Wembley and Wimbledon to name a few – which continue to draw global audiences. The completion of our spectacular Olympic venues will increase these opportunities, bringing several exciting sports to London for the first time. This passion for sport will continue well beyond 2012, as we seek to combine elite performance sport with boosting participation and encouraging new generations to get active. Sports medicine is at the very heart of ensuring that future athletes and generations are fit and healthy.
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