Congress Highlights


  • Robotics & Computer-assisted surgery.
  • 3D printing.
  • Biomaterials.
  • Advanced implant technologies.
  • New tissue regeneration techniques.
  • Patient specific treatment.
  • Minimally invasive surgery.
  • New diagnostic techniques.
  • Virtual learning environment.
  • Innovative rehabilitation programmes.
  • Patient involvement in treatment & research.
  • Telemedicine.

Hand & Wrist / Hand & Wrist Trauma

  • Management fractures and ligament lesions of the wrist.

Shoulder & Elbow/ Shoulder & Elbow Trauma

  • New surgical and tissue regeneration techniques for soft-tissue repair.
  • Difficult cases with patient specific treatment using new technologies.
  • Osteoarthritis in young patient. How to treat it?

Musculoskeletal Tumours

  • Computer-assisted and advanced implant technologies.
  • Minimally invasive techniques and 3D printing.

Foot & Ankle / Foot & Ankle Trauma

  • Minimally invasive surgery.
  • New diagnostic techniques.
  • Patient-specific treatment.

Paediatrics / Paediatrics Trauma

  • How do congress scientific knowledge influence the practice in paediatric orthopaedics?
  • Implant technology advancement and research progress for guided growth procedures.
  • Technological improvements trigger safer and more successful treatments in EOS.
  • Do long-term results requirements promote or hinder innovations?
  • Innovations in application of new biomaterials and patient-specific treatment.

General Topics

  • Intraoperative Imaging – the future.
  • Ethics in everyday orthopaedic practice.
  • Minimal requirement in statistics for the orthopaedic surgeon

Basic Sciences & Biomechanics

  • Immune reactions and joint replacement.
  • Understanding and performing meta-analysis.
  • Clinical research on cell therapy.
  • Bioceramics to heal bone.

Pelvis, Hip & Femur

  • Bearing surfaces in primary THA.
  • Most important choice for outcome in primary THA.

Implants, Biomaterials & Registry Study

  • Pre-operative factors as predictors for post-operative outcome in primary THA and TKA.
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19th EFORT Congress 2018 Barcelona | 30 May-01 June
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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