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Jeremy Lewis

Jeremy Lewis is a Consultant Physiotherapist and Professor of Musculoskeletal Research (University of Hertfordshire, UK, University of Limerick, Ireland and Qatar University, Qatar). He was born in New Zealand and trained in Australia. He works in the UK National Health Service. He has been awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, which is the highest award the CSP can offer. He has been acknowledged as an eminent clinician in his profession (UK Department of Health National AHP Clinical Expert Database). Clinically, Jeremy assesses and supports people presenting with complex shoulder problems. Jeremy has also trained as a sonographer and performs ultrasound guided shoulder injections as part of the rehabilitation process if required and appropriate. He has also completed an MSc (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy), and Postgraduate Diplomas in Sports Physiotherapy, and in Biomechanics, as well as MSc modules in injection therapy for soft tissues and joints. He also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging (Ultrasound). He has also qualified as an Independent (non-medical) Prescriber.


Jeremy loves gardening, carpentry, Tai Chi and riding his bike through the woods, but readily admits he isn’t great at any of these activities.


Eoin Ó'Conaire

Eoin Ó Conaire is a specialist shoulder physiotherapist who is clinical director at Evidence-Based Therapy Centre in Galway. He qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of Brighton in 1999 and completed a Masters in Advanced Practice at the University of Birmingham in 2006. Before returning to Ireland in 2013, Eoin gained experience in NHS teaching hospitals, elite and sub-elite sport and private practice. He worked as an Upper Limb Extended Scope Practitioner for 7 years and was Clinical Lead ESP for a team of specialist physiotherapists. He has presented at conferences both nationally and internationally and teaches his Shoulder Masterclass several times per year


Filip Struyf

Filip Struyf is a (sports-) physiotherapist and professor at the department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy of the University of Antwerp, Belgium. At the University, he coordinates research within the field of musculoskeletal disorders, more specifically in shoulder disorders. Filip is editor of the Dutch/Flemish journal of Sports Medicine, co-founder and board member of the Flemish Shoulder Network. He publishes and teaches courses on shoulder assessment and rehabilitation at both national and international level. Finally, Filip combines his academic work with the assessment and treatment of patients with shoulder pain in a private clinical practice. Recently, Filip was awarded as world leading expert in shoulder pain according to Expertscape (


Garreth Farrell

Garreth joined the Leinster Physiotherapy backroom team in 2008. He worked for
a number of years with the Leinster Academy and as assistant Senior
Physiotherapist before being promoted to the role of Head of Physiotherapy at
Leinster Rugby in 2012.
Garreth qualified from Brighton University in 1997, with an award for clinical
excellence. In 2005 he was awarded a distinction for his Masters at Curtin
University in Western Australia.
Garreth worked for a number of years in the UK and Australia treating a range of
sports injuries in many sporting disciplines. He was also owner practitioner of a
clinic in Dundrum, Co. Dublin.
Gareth has had a number of scientific Journals published and has presented at
scientific conferences across Europe. He lectures at UCD in both the
Undergraduate and Masters programs and is committed to the challenge of
continued learning in sports medicine


Mark Ross

Prof Mark Ross graduated with a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Queensland in 1987. He completed his FRACS in Orthopaedic Surgery in 1996 and undertook a fellowship in Hand and Upper Limb Surgery at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in 1997, before travelling to the USA to undertake a 12-month Fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr Ross was appointed as a full member of the Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia in 2000 and the Australian Hand Surgery Society in 2001. In September 2004 he was also appointed an International Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is currently the Director of the Upper Limb Surgery Fellowship Programme at Princess Alexandra Hospital and a founding member of the Upper Limb Research Group at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at Queensland University of Technology. Dr Ross has lectured extensively both in Australia and overseas and has published numerous articles on hand and upper limb conditions. He has authored several book chapters. Dr Ross is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery by the School of Medicine at The University of Queensland.


Mr. John D Kelly I

John D. Kelly IV is the proud great grandson of John D. Kelly Sr., from Ballyvourney, Cork. His cousin Joe Kelly still inhabits the farmhouse where his great grandfather was raised.


John D. attended Columbia University in New York where he received the Class of ’19 Football cup to the varsity football player with the highest academic average. Labelled a ‘legitimate pro prospect’ a serious knee injury prompted him to pursue a vocation in medicine. He graduated with Honors at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine where he received the Swain Award for ‘easing the burden of fellow students’. He received his Orthopedic Training at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Temple University where he remained as a faculty member for 19 years. He returned to Penn in 2008 where he serves as Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of Shoulder Sports Med. He also is Director of the Throwing Clinic at Penn. His clinical and research interests include disorders of the shoulder, arthritis prevention, diabetes and ‘holistic orthopedics’. He has a profound interest in physician leadership development, well-being and he lectures and has written extensively on matters of wellness and personal balance. He also is a standup comedian and has appeared on ‘Oprah Radio’ and at the Keswick theatre.


Dr. Kelly has served various leadership positions including President of Penn Ortho Society, President of Eastern Ortho Assoc., Board of Trustees Arthroscopy Journal, Board of Directors AANA and Chair of the Ortho Learning Center for AANA.  He has received numerous awards for both teaching and clinical excellence. He serves as adjunct faculty in the McNulty Leadership Program at Wharton.


Dr. Kelly has been married to the love of his life, Marie S. Kelly for 33 years and are the proud parents of twin daughters Mary and Ann Marie.


He is loyal to his Irish brethren and always passionate to lend help to them whenever he can. As a former boxer, he will fight anyone anytime for Irish causes.


Ben Cass

Dr Benjamin Cass is a shoulder and elbow surgeon with his practice based inSydney.  Following the  Australasian College of Surgeons Fellowship exams in 2004 he completed two post-fellowship training posts one at The Mayo clinic in the United States working with Prof Bernard Morrey and one at Royal North Shore Hospital Sydney, working with Prof. David Sonnabend.  He was appointed to  Royal North Shore Hospital and Ryde Hospital in 2006. Dr Cass also operates at major private hospitals including The Mater Misericordiae in North Sydney and North Shore Private Hospital.  Dr Cass specialises in shoulder reconstruction and replacement for tendon or labral tears, instability or arthritis via both arthroscopic and  open surgery. Dr Cass also specialises in reconstructive procedures for the elbow including ligament reconstruction, arthroscopy, releases and replacement. He is the director of the Sydney Shoulder Research institute and the SSRI clinical fellowship program.  In addition he is a design surgeon for both De Puy/Synthes and the Helios revision shoulder systems


Alex Malone

Alex is originally from the UK and graduated from St Mary's medical school in London.  He  completed his FRCS(Tr&Orth) in the UK before completing overseas fellowships in shoulder and elbow reconstruction in Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney Australia, North Shore Hospital, Auckland,  New Zealand and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota.  He took up  his appointment in  Christchurch in 2008.  He has been with the university of Otago since 2008 and is senior clinical lecturer with the university. In addition to his University Hospital appointment in Christchurch, he works in Southern Cross and St George's hospitals in the city.  His primary interest is in Shoulder and Elbow surgery.  He is secretary of the New Zealand shoulder and elbow society and is on the advisory committee for trauma and orthopaedic surgery to the ministry of health in New Zealand.


Khalid Mohammed

Khalid is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon working in Christchurch New Zealand. He is a "local boy" having attended Christs College and the University of Otago.   He is a senior lecturer in Orthopaedic surgery for the university.  HIs practice includes professional and semi professional athletes.  His fellowship training is shoulder and elbow surgery with Dr David Sonnabend and Dr Jeff Hughes in Sydney Australia, Upper Limb Reconstruction with Dr Michae Keith in Cleveland Ohio, Arthroscopy and Sports surgery with Drs Hayes and Patterson in Adelaide, South Australia.  He was an ABC fellow in 2000 and has also been on several visiting fellowships since.  His primary interest is in shoulder and elbow reconstruction.  He is a past president of the New Zealand Shoulder and Elbow society and is a member of the Shoulder and Elbow society of Australia and ISAKOS among others


Anne Karelse

Anne Karelse grew up in Zeeland and studied medicine at the University of Antwerp. She specialized in orthopedics and traumatology at the University of Ghent. This was followed by a one-year shoulder surgery fellowship in England with Dr. Copeland and Dr. Levy, and in Cape Town, South Africa, with DeBeer.

Since 2006 she has worked as an orthopedist with shoulder surgery as a subspecialty in ZorgSaam Hospital Terneuzen and the University Hospital in Ghent. She has completed a PhD thesis on Anatomical and biomechanical considerations of the glenoid. 


At the University Hospital she also provides training for orthopedic surgeons and fellows for shoulder surgery.



Welcome and introduction Hannan Mullett


Keynote Speaker Introduction        
Dr Karen McCreesh


Keynote speaker Jeremy Lewis 
Rotator cuff related shoulder pain - How do we speak with one voice?

Live Q&A


Parallel Session I – Surgical – Chair: Hannan Mullett/David Morrissey

‘Timing of Proximal Humeral Fracture Surgery
Anna Karlese

Parallel Session I – Physio – Chair:  Kevin Sheerin

‘Return To Play: Shoulder’
Garreth Farrell


Scientific Papers. Session 1 – Tim Doyle/Ross Kingston/Clare Gilsenan
( 6 mins ) x 5

Questions & Answers


Parallel Session II – Surgical – Chair: Mr Ken Kaar/Mr Diarmuid Molony

‘Place of open rotator cuff repair in 2020’
Khalid Mohammed


Scientific Papers session 2 – Tim Doyle/Ross Kingston/Clare Gilsenan

Surgical papers (6mins ) x 5.
+ 10mins questions


Parallel Session III – Surgical -Chair: Mr Patrick Groarke/Ms Ruth Delaney

‘Pyrotitan Shoulder Development & Results’
Professor Mark Ross


Parallel Session IV – Surgical – Chair: Mr David O’Briain/Mr Kieran O’Shea

Benjamin Cass

Parallel Session II – Physio – Chair: Michelle Clarke

‘Frozen Shoulder’
Filip Struyf

Parallel Session – Physio – Chair: Dr. Karen McCreesh

‘Physiotherapy Masterclass’
with Dr Jeremy Lewis

Parallel Session III – Physio – Chair: Clare Gilsenan

‘Post-operative Shoulder Stiffness Does one size fit all?
‘Eoin Ó Conaire

Parallel Session IV

‘ACJ instability & Natural History’
Alex Malone


Industry Presentations


Introduction – Mr Hannan Mullett

Keynote Speaker

‘Evolution of  my rotator cuff and instability practice’

Dr. John Kelly IV

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What sessions are being recorded and streamed?

A. We’re live streaming every session and recording all keynote presentations.

Q. Due to timezone differences/work commitments, I won’t be able to watch live. Is there a catch-up service?

Yes – as soon as each session is finished the editing process begins. Videos will be made available within 6-12hrs of each session ending (the quicker the better). You will receive email updates when new content is added to the video-on-demand archive.

Q. How long will video recordings be made available?

A. Videos will be made available for viewing all year round. Our aim is to inspire and educate as many viewers as possible.

Q. When will recorded sessions be made available?

A. We have dedicated video editors on-site, who will be busy editing and uploading presentations as soon as each session ends.

Q. Is it possible to test the live stream in advance of the conference?

A.Yes – we’ll run a test stream from the venue before the event starts – you’ll be invited to join the stream from 8:00AM. We will go live 1hr before the conference to test audio and video. Our dedicated support team will also be available via if you have any technical queries.

Q. Do I need to download software to join the call?

A. No.  You simply join from your browser to watch live and on-demand.

Q. Can I ask questions?

A. Yes.  All speakers will join live to answer live Q&A sessions after each talk

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