It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you to Argentina and my best wishes to all of you.

I am honored to receive you at the 6th International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Therapist. Since our meeting will be held together with the 14th International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, it will be a great opportunity to share all the knowledge and discuss our treatments with the surgeons. This meeting will allow us to improve our therapy in relation to shoulder and elbow. I would like to encourage all of you and particularly the younger PTs to take advantage of this Congress by speaking to those more experienced in rehabilitation. I believe that this Congress will also offer you a wealth of opportunities to gain the latest knowledge in basic science and its clinical application

This Congress will combine work and pleasure. Argentina is a country of a multiplicity of climates, landscapes and cultures. I am sure that you will enjoy it. Buenos Aires, venue of this congress, is a fantastic city, where modern and traditional mix. It is one of the great capitals of the world with an incredible variety of cultural offers: theaters, museums, parks, permanent exhibitions, typical boroughs. The Colon Theater of Buenos Aires is considered one of the five major theaters in the world. Wonderful food served in a vast array of restaurants and I highly recommend that you don’t leave before enjoying an Argentine asado and taking a tango lesson.

I wish to thank the Board of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery for choosing me as Chairman of ICSET 2019.

Osvaldo Patiño, PT PhD