Abstract information

Abstracts validated before 15th of March by the successful registration of the corresponding presenting author have now been included in the scientific programme of the 19th EFORT Annual Congress Barcelona 2018. All authors will receive a special communication with presentation guidelines and final allocation of their assignments after 15th of March.

The named presenting author of an included abstract must undertake to attend the Congress and present the abstract in the session and at the time designated by the Scientific Committee.
Changes in authorship after 15th of March will be handled only for cases of force majeure i.e. if the presenting author cannot attend the congress anymore.

Please note that cancellation policies apply as stated in the General Conditions received with your registration confirmation.

Any specific query regarding changes in abstracts needs to be addressed by email to: scicom@efort.org

The online advanced version of the scientific is now available online!

Oral Presentations as Free Paper

Clinical or experimental studies accepted as Free Papers will be presented orally in our congress scientific session rooms. Very high scientific quality is expected from these presentations which should correspond to complete studies with outstanding results and innovative conclusions.
To ensure that sessions run smoothly, please refer to the Free Paper Presentation Guidelines.

Oral Presentations as Clinical Report

Clinical Reports will be presented orally during the Congress, in a few dedicated Clinical Reports sessions. They should refer to ONE SINGLE clinical case presenting scientific value for the use of a specific treatment or technique. To ensure that sessions run smoothly, please refer to the Clinical Report Presentation Guidelines.

Poster Presentations

All abstracts accepted as Posters will be presented at the Congress as wall paper posters. Data can be based on preliminary results and correspond to short studies or trials. High scientific level is expected in any case.
To ensure that the material is prepared correctly, please refer to the Poster Presentation Guidelines.



  • Spine Trauma
  • Shoulder and Upper Arm Trauma
  • Elbow and Forearm Trauma
  • Hand and Wrist Trauma
  • Pelvic Trauma
  • Hip and Femur Trauma
  • Knee and Lower Leg Trauma
  • Foot and Ankle Trauma
  • Polytrauma
  • Paediatric Trauma
  • Varia Trauma


  • Spine
  • Shoulder & Upper Arm
  • Elbow & Forearm
  • Wrist & Hand
  • Pelvis, Hip & Femur
  • Knee & Lower Leg
  • Foot & Ankle
  • Paediatrics Orthopaedics
  • Musculoskeletal Tumors
  • Musculoskeletal Infections


  • Basic Science
  • Biomechanics
  • Implants, Biomaterials and Registry Studies
  • Systemic Disorders
  • Methodology
  • Health Economy
  • Education
  • Quality Management
  • Miscellaneous

The abstract submission for the 19th EFORT Congress in Barcelona is now closed.

Please note Abstract Submission for the 20th EFORT Congress will open in September 2018.

Any specific query regarding changes in abstracts needs to be addressed by email to: scicom@efort.org

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Key dates

Registration opens
08 January 2018
Abstract status notification
01 February 2018
Early registration deadline
20 March 2018
Advanced Programme online
15 March 2018