Current Concepts 2024
Necessary vs. Unnecessary Surgery ?…

3-Day Shoulder Course
with Surgical Skills Labs
& Live Surgery
Interactive Discussions
& Audience Vote
Techniques of arthroscopic shoulder procedures,
shoulder replacement procedures
and the treatment of fractures.

Nice Shoulder Course - Current Concepts 2024

(Un)necessary Operations in Shoulder Surgery

The decision-making process in surgery is based on “standards of care” which are decisive as to whether an operation is necessary or unnecessary. Unfortunately, in the shoulder field, “standards of care” are not always (or not yet) well defined. This leads to misinterpretation and potentially wrong decisions… and unnecessary surgeries. Furthermore, the number of publications is dramatically increasing (“to publish or to perish”), with varying quality, bringing more confusion, and making the (young) surgeon’s decision even more difficult. Only objective scientific analysis of data, with long-term follow-up, can protect both the patient and the surgeon from unnecessary operations. This is what Emory Codman has termed the “end-result idea”.

This is the ambition of the Nice Shoulder Course – Current Concepts 2024: to help surgeons define the “standards of care” in shoulder surgery and help them avoid performing unnecessary operations. To this end, we will present objective data with long term follow-up from different surgical centers as well as critical analyses of the literature. 

We hope that you will join us in Nice on June 6-7-8, 2024, to participate in this new and exciting adventure that will help you to deliver ever-better care for your patients.

Pascal Boileau, MD

Nice Shoulder Course 2024

Attend this unique Shoulder Meeting!

Meet a fantastic and distinguished faculty – leading shoulder specialists will share their pearls for diagnosis, tips and tricks for surgical treatment, and how they rehab their patients.

Participate in interactive case discussions – learn how to approach controversial issues, improve your decision-making process, and treat your patients with greater confidence.

Update your knowledge – the Nice Shoulder Course will provide a summary of the most pertinent papers published in the last two years. You will be able to meet the authors in person and ask them all the questions you want.

Explore innovative technologies and new ideas – take home pearls that you can start using right away.

Meet friends from around the world – gain feedback, contribute ideas, and make connections with colleagues and faculty. Shoulder surgeons from over 50 different countries are attending the Nice Course.

Have a productive and relaxing experience – enjoy the beautiful and friendly environment of the French Riviera, which fosters casual and practice-enhancing dialogue with faculty members.

Get valuable CME – enhance your expertise while earning CME credits to keep your practice current.

Nice Shoulder Course 2024 Program

The final program is here!

Nice Shoulder Course

Course Description

The program includes lectures by leading shoulder surgeons, round table discussions, relive surgeries sessions and workshops with plastic models.

Dates : June 6 – June 8, 2024

Venue : Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée.
13-15, Promenade des Anglais, Nice – France

Official language : English (no simultaneous translation)

CME Credits : Up to 22 points

Highlights of the Nice Shoulder Course


The latest knowledge presented by world-class experts

– Stay up-to-date on the current and future topics that drive shoulder surgery
– Every day, 2 hot and controversial topics highlighted
– Latest research presented by KOLs
– An expert panel to discuss the presentations

Live & Relive surgeries

Ask them questions as if you were scrubbed in !

– World-class surgeons will answer you live
– Latest techniques demonstrated: arthroscopy, arthroplasty and fractures

Clinical cases

Stuck with one of your cases ? Experts will help you

– Live clinical case sessions
– Our best cases, your opinion, your questions
– Share your own cases and imaging


Decision-making, technical skills

– Preoperative planning
– Knot-tying and osteosuture
– IM nailing
– RSA for fracture
– Live statistics for shoulder surgeons


Pascal Boileau
Pascal Boileau

Nice / France