European Parliament ITRE Committee vote paves the way for the inclusion of musculoskeletal diseases in the future EU Research Framework Programme, Horizon 2020

On 28 November 2012, the European Parliament ITRE Committee (Committee for Industry, Transport and Energy), voted by large consensus six draft laws related to the EU’s framework research programme Horizon 2020. The programme, which still has to be voted in plenary, and agreed by the Council, will determine EU funding in Research for the next […]

EFORT Executive Board Statement on use of Large-Head Metal-on-Metal Stemmed Total Hip Arthroplasty: “Take a time-out”

Recently, the media, followed by national medical authorities, have raised concerns about problems related to the use of large-head, metal-on-metal, stemmed total hip arthroplasties. At the onset one implant manufacturer with one implant (The ASR hip) was singled out.  The reason was the recall action initiated by this manufacturer and the announced multibillion dollar provision […]

Mythical Istanbul becomes reality with the scientific kick-off meeting for the EFORT Congress 2013

By Hakki Sur, LO Chairman 14th EFORT Congress 2013. EFORT’s scientific kick-off meetings are held two years in advance of the annual meetings. The purpose is to decide the scientific programme, its highlights, and also the social venues. The kick-off meeting for the Istanbul 2013 EFORT Congress was held from 1 – 3 September 2011 […]

FORTE Session at EFORT Copenhagen 2011

FORTE session update This year experienced record numbers of trainees attending the Federation of Orthopaedic Trainees in Europe (FORTE) session at the EFORT Congress in Copenhagen.  The session was opened by the president of FORTE, Enis Guryel who spoke with passion about some of the issues surrounding orthopaedic training across Europe and continuing education.  Everyone […]

Nurse day at EFORT Copenhagen 2011

From a half-day session with 30 nurses at the 2009 congress in Vienna and last year in Madrid with 70 nurses attending the nurse day, this year in Copenhagen was a success! Increased online networking spread the news about the session to a wide range of orthopaedic nurse associations around Europe. More than 200 nurses […]

Madrid 2010: Largest EFORT Congress ever!

EFORT celebrated its 11th Congress in Madrid as a joint congress together with the Spanish Orthopaedic and Traumatology Society (SECOT). The recent EFORT/SECOT Congress, which was held in Madrid from 2-5 June 2010, was without doubt a success as regards attendance and its scientific programme. More than 8,000 active participants registered for the Congress. This […]

Decade of Action – World unites to halt death and injury on the road

The European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology supports the Decade of Action for Road Safet. The Decade , initiated by the United Nations and coordinated by the World Health Organisation, will be launched worldwide on 11 May 11 2011. Musculoskeletal surgeons deal daily with the acute and long term consequences of road trafic […]

Tribology Day

By Prof. Karl Knahr. The annual EFORT Congress has become one of the most important global meetings for orthopaedic surgeons. One of the reasons is the huge effort that this federation puts in to steadily improving their events. At the coming meeting in June 2010 in Madrid the organisation again will once again be offering […]

On the way to Asia – EFORT forges links with the Far East

BEIJING – EFORT and the Chinese Orthopaedic Association aim to hold joint training events. By Prof. Dr. Wolfhart Puhl, Immediate EFORT Past President Our first contact with China dates back to 1981. A small wooden bridge led out of Hong Kong into this enormous country. In my memory, parallel lines of cyclists dominated the streets. […]

WHO: Orthopaedic surgeons must engage pro-actively in promoting all aspects of surgical safety

By Pierre Hoffmeyer, EFORT Vice President. In January 2009, the New England Journal of Medicine published a special article describing a study taking place in eight hospitals in eight different cities, spanning the five continents, and representing a variety of socio-economic circumstances.  1. All the complications occurring within 30 days of surgery in these hospitals […]

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