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

Patient safety is the main theme of the 15th EFORT Congress which 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 and will attract more than 7,000 participants. 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).

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
  • Orthopaedics in crisis and conflict situations
  • Fractures in the elderly: a major challenge for health systems in the future
  • Infections in joint surgery: high risk for fracture patients

More information and 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:

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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