The #EFORT2021 Congress will take place from 30 June to 02 July 2021. The main theme of the congress is “Sustainable Professional Practice“.

Abstracts to be included in the Scientific Programme of our 22nd EFORT Congress 2021 are currently under review by our appointed topic experts through our online platform. By end of February 2021, the EFORT Science Committee will allocate several selected best-scored abstracts to oral and poster sessions.

Any specific query regarding changes in abstracts needs to be addressed by email to Abstract acceptance & rejection notifications will be sent on Monday 01 March 2021.

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Survey

Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeons are used to working with aerosol generating operating tools. The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the awareness of the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE) not only for protecting orthopaedic patients from infections but also staff and surgeon safety. Recent studies have shown that PPE may cause ergonomical stress, impaired communication and also compromise surgical performance. Modifications of PPE have also been reported, which could have implications for the upcoming Medical Device Regulation (MDR) to be launched in 2021.

In order to expand the knowledge and experiences of how orthopaedic and trauma surgeons perceive PPE in their practice an anonymous baseline survey has been compiled and calibrated with the board of the European Federation of National Societies of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT).

We welcome everyone interested in the topic wanting to contribute to improving the safety of both patients and medical staff to complete the survey

eor_260High quality instructional review articles on all aspects of orthopaedics and traumatology.

EFORT Open Reviews is indexed in PubMed with full-text provided in PubMedCentral (PMC).

EFORT Open Reviews (EOR), the official journal of the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT), is published  in partnership with the British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery (BESBJS) and provides high quality instructional review articles on all aspects of orthopaedics and traumatology.

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Tuesday 09 March 2021 | 19:00-20:00 CET | Free-of-charge online registration

This Webinar “Proximal humeral fracture treatment, review and new approaches” will deal with
the possible treatments of proximal humeral fracture with a focus on a new minimally invasive
approach enabled by a combined technique of pinning and external fixation. The objectives of the Webinar are:

  • Identifying possible treatment options for Proximal Humeral Fractures (PHF).
  • Explaining the rational for the usage of external fixation on the Proximal Humerus.
  • Understanding the increased indication for use of dedicated external fixator for the treatment of PHFs if compared to standard pinning technique.
  • Demonstrating the potential for an external fixator applied to PHF.
  • Recognizing minimally invasive external fixator combined with threaded pins as a valid alternative to internal synthesis for PHFs treatment.

EFORT and Orthofix are pleased to announce their new collaboration over a series of webinars to be broadcast via the eScience platform of EFORT and which will be integrated and placed in parallel to EFORT’s latest eLearning offering.
Under the denomination of Industry Collaborative Webinars (ICW) both parties join forces to offer a complementary and multidimensional alternative within training & education aimed at orthopaedic & traumatology surgeons.

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Date/Time Event Category
09 March 2021 EFORT Industry Collaborative Webinar: ‘Proximal humeral fracture treatment, review and new approaches’

29 March 2021 EFORT Webinar: Pilon Fractures: Current Insights in their Management

30 June 2021 - 02 July 2021 22nd EFORT Annual Congress 2021

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