Debate Fora (DF)


Session structure

The Debate Forum will cover controversial topics where opinions/philosophies in the professional world may differ. A moderator will lead the debate between two invited speakers.

A short introduction to the topic will be followed by a presentation on each of the diverging positions and a statement why the speaker thinks that the opponent’s opinion is wrong. This format will polarize and encourage a lively discussion. A strong take-home message is generated.

Duration: 60 minutes

  • 5-minute topic introduction and general comments by the moderator
  • 10-minute presentation by each of the two speakers, favouring their treatment / philosophy with support from the literature
  • 5-10 minute presentation by the two speakers on why they think the opponent’s philosophy / treatment is wrong
  • Discussion


  • Cemented vs non-cemented stems for the elderly patient.
  • With or without patella-resurfacing in TKA.

18th EFORT Congress, Vienna 31 May-02 June 2017
Programme for the Debate Fora (DF – 60 minutes)
The online advanced version of the scientific programme is available here.


(PDF Document, 10kb, 1 page)


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18th EFORT Congress 2017 Vienna, AT | 31 May - 02 June
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