12the EFORT Congress Copenhagen 2011 "Our two keywords are science and education"
Per Kjarsgaard-Andersen reports about the forthcomming congress

Welcome from EFORT

Prof. Dr.
Miklós Szendrői
Dr. Manuel
Cassiano Neves
Ass. Prof. Dr.

Dear Participant,
Welcome to the 12th EFORT Annual Congress in cooperation with the Danish Orthopaedic Association. It is our pleasure to invite you to join us in building up what we expect to be an outstanding scientific meeting.

Following on from previous meetings, the scientific programme will be focused mainly on Symposia and Instructional Lectures given by distinguished speakers from all over Europe. Special sessions like Experts meet Experts (ExMEx) or the Controversial Case Discussions (CCD) were highly rated at past meetings, and will constitute one of the highlights of the scientific programme. In this particular respect, we value our growing collaboration with the Specialty Societies, which lend special emphasis to these high-level training tools. E-posters, workshops, Industry Symposia and technical exhibits will also be a major input in to our programme. Overall, it will cover the full spectrum of contemporary orthopaedics, with a particular focus on trauma issues. It will share scientific findings and experience, and raise awareness of where orthopaedics is heading in the future.

However, the scientific programme would be incomplete without your participation. In the past few years, EFORT has provided the European stage for most orthopaedic surgeons from the region. Most recently, we have seen an increasing number of abstracts sent in, which has been the main reason for holding an annual meeting. This time, we again anticipate your contribution to building a European Orthopaedic Knowledge Base. Your expertise is fundamental and highly valued by EFORT, and we hope that, jointly, we will be able to put together an exceptional scientific programme. Welcome to Copenhagen. We look forward to your input to make this meeting a first-class training programme.