Application procedure

EFORT approval of third party educational events

In concert with the EFORT mission of restoring and securing mobility, musculoskeletal health and quality of life on behalf of the European orthopaedic and traumatology community, the Education Committee is supporting postgraduate education in Orthopaedics and Traumatology.

Collaboration with National as well as Specialty Societies and other partners shall be strengthened in order to fulfill the intention of improved medical training and education.

An important tool is the approval of third party activities which support this intention appropriately. The following steps have to be completed during the application process, to guarantee approval of high quality educational activities.

Application process

The following procedure must be followed for a course to be declared an “EFORT Approved Event”:

  • The course syllabus should be submitted via the following submission form.
  • Submissions must be received at least seven months before the course begins.
  • EFORT will then review the submission.
  • The applicant will receive a reply within a period of one month after submitting the syllabus.

To process your application and make use of the “EFORT Approved Event” logo, a fee* of Euro 150 per event (for events without Industry  support) or Euro 300 (for events with Industry support) will be charged. The logo will be sent upon receipt of fee.

Criteria for approval

The following requirements addressing certain training principles must be fulfilled in order to receive approval:

Event character
National and International high quality educational events organized by scientific societies and recognized academic institutions with a European scope.
Event syllabus
  • High-quality training in orthopaedics and traumatology or related subspecialties on general and/or advanced levels.
  • Courses shall be composed of a number of different modules and must encourage the active participation of attendees (i.a. inter-active workshops, hands-on-sessions etc.)
Event language
English.
Faculty
The faculty shall include members from several European countries and from recognized institutions including university hospitals.
Evaluation
Appropriate evaluation of event quality through participants (i.e questionnaire-based) and final reporting to EFORT is mandatory.
Accreditation
Certification through national and/or European accreditation boards is mandatory.
Declaration of interest
Short outline of applicants interest in obtaining EFORT approval (i.e mutual benefit for participants and/or organisation).
Course fees
Course fees must represent an appropriate balance between the benefits of training and the cost structure.
Health Care Compliance
Event location as well as programs must follow international health care compliance standards (i.e. Eucomed Code of Ethical Business Practice.

Monitoring of event quality

If the training course is approved, EFORT will send the applicant the logo that may be printed on the course documentation, and will also list the course, giving its EFORT approved status and syllabus, on the EFORT website at: “EFORT Approved Events”. The applicant must submit a separate request to EFORT to sign off the logo as good to print. Please use the event@efort.org e-mail address.

A summary of the event evaluation has to be submitted to EFORT within 8 weeks after each approved course, conference or congress. Application of repeat approval is only possible with submitted information on evaluation of previous events.

EFORT expects the course organisers to support EFORT’s own events at the same time, e.g. with inserts in course folders, electronic bulletins during the course, an advert in the course documentation, etc.

* This condition applies to 3rd party applicant only; i.e. not National Society or Specialty Society.

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