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Issue II - February 2023

24th EFORT annual Congress

The EFORT Annual Congress 2023 will be a unique scene for science & networking to meet. We are facing a complex future in our specialty due to the increasing social demand while the available resources are decreasing.

New sessions are planned such as the Research Café, the Research Networking Groups, as well as collaboration with industry on new products and post marketing research.

The EFORT President Professor Gómez Barrena invites you to the 24th EFORT Annual Congress in Vienna and asks you to be an influential partner of the future in O&T across Europe. 

President Professor Gómez Barrena video to invite you to the EFORT Congress


CORE-MD methodology to develop a tool

aggregating public information on medical devices

The EU Medical Device Regulation 2017/745 defines new rules for the certification and post-market surveillance of medical devices (MD), including an additional review by Expert Panels of clinical evaluation data for high-risk MD if reports and alerts suggest possibly associated increased risks.

Within the EU-funded CORE-MD project, a tool was developed to support such process in which web-accessible safety notices (SN) are automatically retrieved and aggregated. It relies on their specific MD categories and the European Medical Device Nomenclature (EMDN) classification. Applying an Entity Resolution (ER) approach it enriches data integrating different sources.

The performance of such approach was tested through a pilot study on the Italian data and published into the journal “Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science”.

CORE–MD is a European Union Horizon 2020 project. It reviews methods for evaluating high-risk medical devices in order to translate expert evidence into advice for EU regulators and to recommend an appropriate balance between innovation, safety, and clinical effectiveness.

Led by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT), the consortium includes 22 partners.

eScience Webcast highlights

This month's selection from EFORT comprehensive digital library

comprised of +11,500 scientific sessions recorded

Comprehensive Review


Hip Diseases

In The



Rudolf Ganger

FORTE Session


To Basics




Panayiotis Megaloikonomos

Virtual Learning Environments 

Augmented Reality Surgery Using 3D Models & Virtual Reality

by Martyn Parker



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European Orthopaedics & Traumatology Education Platform (EOTEP) Events

The European Orthopaedics & Traumatology Education Platform EOTEP proposes a new approach in the field of the lifelong learning for Orthopaedic & Traumatology Surgeons practicing in Europe and beyond: EOTEP Courses, e-learning activities and publications are based on the syllabus as provided by the European Curriculum


EFORT Approved Event

Save the date for these international events endorsed by EFORT

08-10 June 2023 │ Toulouse, France

The Practical Course in Orthopedics

An EFORT Approved Event is a training programme structured according to special guidelines.


EFORT Resources

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