The International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA) was an organisation which had been discussed for many years, albeit in principle, by many of the leading figures in hip arthroscopy throughout the world. By 2008 it was clear that such a Society was required, so advantage was taken of the Paris hip arthroscopy meeting in May that year. At the Foundation meeting it was remarkable how united the Founding Members were, and how keen each Member was to encourage others to join, clearly subject to certain membership criteria. Each Founding Member agreed to form part of an initial Executive Committee, whose format and membership would clearly change over time. Rules for membership were discussed and laid down, tasks proposed and accepted, and locations for Annual General Meetings for the succeeding four years were agreed. The Foundation meeting was completed within three hours with total unity from all those present, a Constitution was agreed and Minutes prepared.
Founding Members of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy, Hotel Le Meridien Etoile, Paris. 18th May 2008
From left to right: Thierry Boyer, Giancarlo Polesello, Bob Buly, Victor Ilizaliturri, Michael Dienst, Tom Sampson, Richard Villar, Marc Philippon, Joe McCarthy, John O’Donnell, Thomas Byrd, Hassan Sadri