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Message of support for Ukraine

It is with great sadness and deep concern that the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT), learns of the rapidly unfolding situation and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

While we remain an apolitical federation of the national societies of orthopaedics and traumatology in Europe, with a role to promote science, education and research in diseases and injuries concerning the musculoskeletal system, we abhor the use of violence or war and see no place for either in settling disputes of any kind.

EFORT condemns the military aggression against Ukraine. We express our strong support to our colleagues and the millions of citizens in Ukraine caught in this crisis [...]


23rd EFORT annual Congress

Abstract-based sessions, where do we stand?

Through the submission of their scientific work for the 23rd EFORT annual Congress, thousands of members of the EFORT community have demonstrated the high standard in O&T research and practice around the world.

After a 2-month review process ensured by our appointed experts, the EFORT Science Committee consolidated the 40% of the programme dedicated to abstract-based sessions.

With this important milestone completed, EFORT has selected for onsite presentations:

• 576 oral Free Paper sessions (5-minutes podium presentations)

• 360 Poster presentations within Poster Walks (best-rated posters)

• 721 daily wallpaper Posters

Consequently, EFORT is proud to announce a total of 1,657 abstracts accepted within the scientific programme to foster interaction among participants and experts. 

EFORT warmly thanks the reviewers and the members of the EFORT Science Committee for their hard work, essential to continue our mission of delivering high-quality education across Europe. 


2022 Day-by-Day scientific programme

The preliminary Day-by-Day scientific programme for our upcoming annual congress taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 22 to 24 June 2022, is now available for consultation.

In January, the EFORT Science Committee defined the final content details of:

With the Day-by-Day scientific programme, you can refer to the session distribution and topic tracks of interest. If you are a speaker in the programme, this overview will allow you to quickly check the date and time of your known assignments. 

A preliminary version of the scientific programme is available since 01 March 2022 to allow all participants to plan in detail their attendance and optimize their educational experience during the congress. The final Advanced Scientific Programme will be revealed next week on 15 March 2022.


Early Registration Deadline: 5 days left to enjoy the best rates!

You have until 15 March 2022 to register with the early bird registration fees for the 23rd EFORT Annual Congress.

Register now through our online registration platform and join us from 22 to 24 June 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal!


EFORT Open Reviews

High-quality instructional peer-reviewed articles

across the whole field of Orthopaedics and Traumatology


VOL.7, N° 2, FEBRUARY 2022


📄 Articular spacers in two-stage revision arthroplasty for prosthetic joint infection of the hip and the knee

Andy Craig, S W King, B H van Duren, V T Veysi, S Jain, and J Palan

EFORT e-learning

Save the date for the upcoming EFORT Industry Collaborative Webinar (ICW)

On 15 March 2022 at 12:30 CET, the EFORT Industry Collaborative Webinar on Intra-Articular Injection: Factors to Consider supported by LG Chem.

The objectives of this webinar are:

  • Review on the currently available hyaluronic acid treatment options.
  • Evidence on safety and efficacy of cross-linked hyaluronic acid.
  • Deep dive on intra-articular injection techniques.

This Industry Collaborative Webinar is organised with the support of LG Chem in collaboration with EFORT.

Save the date

for the upcoming

EFORT Webinar

On Monday 28 March 2022 at 19:00 CET, the EFORT webinar on Distal Femur Fractures Reconstruct or Replace, and the best treatment.

This event will be chaired by Professor Thierry Bégué, France and Michael Brix, Denmark.

The objectives of this webinar are:

  • Indications and advantages with replacement.
  • Indications and advantages with reconstruction.
  • Case based learning and evidence for best treatment.

This Webinar is organised by EFORT independent of any commercial educational support.


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