Media alert: 15th EFORT Congress features patient safety in orthopaedics and traumatology (4 – 6 June 2014, London)

The 15th EFORT Congress will take place at the Excel Conference Centre in London from 4 to 6 June 2014. It is the most important scientific event for orthopaedists and trauma surgeons on the European level. The Congress is organised by the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT) as a combined programme in partnership with the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA).

“Patient safety” is the main theme of this major medical meeting which will attract more than 7,000 participants. In 240 scientific sessions international experts will present the latest and most important trends and highlights in the field of orthopaedics and traumatology – from basic research to new trends in prevention, therapy or rehabilitation. Latest scientific findings will be reported in more than 2,000 abstracts.

Some of the topics that will be discussed at the Congress:

• Quality management in the interest of patient safety
• How to provide best care for an ageing population in times of austerity
• Current trends in bone healing
• Nanoscience and nanotechnologies in orthopaedics and traumatology
• The obesity trend – challenges for orthopaedists
• Patient information: The role of the internet

Information on the programme:

Registration for media representatives

The EFORT Congress provides an opportunity for medical and general interest media to report about latest and most relevant developments in this field.
Media representatives can register free of charge upon presentation of credentials (valid press card or letter of assignment). In order to register, journalists are invited to send their credentials to the EFORT press office (

As in previous years, press releases on some of the topics under discussion will be made available during the Congress.


The European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT) is the umbrella organisation linking Europe´s national orthopaedic societies. EFORT was founded in 1991 in the Italian Marentino. Today it has 45 national member societies from 42 member countries and eleven associate scientific members.

EFORT is a non-profit organisation. The participating societies aim at promoting the exchange of scientific knowledge and experience in the prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. EFORT organises an annual congress, seminars, courses, forums and conferences within Europe. It also initiates and supports basic and clinical research.

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