The EFORT Annual Congress

The EFORT Congress is running on an annual base. The scientific programme includes symposia (90 minute session) and instructional lectures (60 minute session) delivered by distinguished speakers from across Europe. Free papers, e-posters, workshops, industrial symposia and technical exhibits will all feature. The Plenary Sessions (between 1.5 – 2 hours) are usually taking place during the morning on Wednesday – Friday. The congress language is English.

Controversial case discussions (90 minutes) and pro and con debates invite you actively to contribute and share your knowledge with colleagues from all around Europe. Participants of the ExMEx sessions (between 2-4 hours) can gain specialised expertise and share information with different opinion leaders on a specific topic in a group limited to 100 colleagues (a separate registration is necessary).

For the scientific programme we have successively increased collaboration with our specialty society partners. These sessions are embedded into the overall programme called: Guest Sessions. Along with the scientific exhibition, our congresses cover the whole range of contemporary orthopaedics and traumatology issues in Europe. At each event we share scientific findings, experience and participants gain a greater awareness of future trends.

PCO bid process is now closed. All received applications are now under review.

The European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT) is launching its tender procedure for the appointment of the Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) for the EFORT annual congress in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

This tender procedure is a public one and EFORT invites all the interested companies to submit their application no later than Thursday 20 September 2018.

Under the guiding principle of a mandate contract EFORT wants to optimise the management of its congress and would want to receive quotes including the following key pillars: venue management, registration, onsite management and accommodation.

EFORT will only take in consideration the applications consisting of a comprehensive offer reflecting the three registration scenarios as outlined in the brief.

Our congress team strives in finding a business partner who will act as an advisor, perform within assigned tasks and be an accomplished negotiator on behalf of EFORT.

For further information, please contact our Congress Manager, Susana Martin Billon.


Date/Time Event Category
05 June 2019 - 07 June 2019 20th EFORT Annual Congress Lisbon 2019
Lisbon, Portugal



Date/Time Event Category
21 April 1993 - 23 April 1993 1st EFORT Annual Congress Paris 1993
Paris, France

04 July 1995 - 07 July 1995 2nd EFORT Annual Congress Munich 1995
Munich, Germany

24 April 1997 - 27 April 1997 3rd EFORT Annual Congress Barcelona 1997
Barcelona, Spain

03 June 1999 - 08 June 1999 4th EFORT Annual Congress Brussels 1999
Brussels, Belgium

03 June 2001 - 07 June 2001 5th EFORT Annual Congress Rhodes 2001
Rhodes, Greece

04 June 2003 - 10 June 2003 6th EFORT Annual Congress Helsinki 2003
Helsinki, Finland

04 June 2005 - 07 June 2005 7th EFORT Annual Congress Lisbon 2005
Lisboa, Portugal

11 May 2007 - 15 May 2007 8th EFORT Annual Congress Florence 2007
Florence, Italy

29 May 2008 - 01 June 2008 9th EFORT Annual Congress Nice 2008
Nice, France

03 June 2009 - 06 June 2009 10th EFORT Annual Congress Vienna 2009
Vienna, Austria

02 June 2010 - 05 June 2010 11th EFORT Annual Congress Madrid 2010
Madrid, Spain

01 June 2011 - 04 June 2011 12th EFORT Annual Congress Copenhagen 2011
Copenhagen, Denmark

23 May 2012 - 25 May 2012 13th EFORT Annual Congress Berlin 2012
Berlin,, Germany

05 June 2013 - 08 June 2013 14th EFORT Annual Congress Istanbul 2013
Istanbul, Turkey

04 June 2014 - 06 June 2014 15th EFORT Annual Congress London 2014
London, United Kingdom

27 May 2015 - 29 May 2015 16th EFORT Annual Congress Prague 2015
Prague, Czech Republic

01 June 2016 - 03 June 2016 17th EFORT Annual Congress Geneva 2016
Geneva, Switzerland

31 May 2017 - 02 June 2017 18th EFORT Annual Congress Vienna 2017
Vienna, Austria

30 May 2018 - 01 June 2018 19th EFORT Annual Congress Barcelona 2018
Barcelona, Spain


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