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Issue I - May 2023

24th EFORT Annual Congress

Have you had a chance yet to look into the programme of this year’s EFORT Annual congress?

Listen to the round up commented by Prof. Søren Overgaard, Science Committee Chair. Focus is given to key features such the scientific sessions, the Honorary Lectures and the newly created EFORT Marketplace.

Scientific Chair Søren Overgaard about the EFORT Annual Congress 2023 Scientific Programme

EFORT is the only congress where one has the whole variety of what O&T has to offer at hand.

On topics such as AI, the specialty needs to learn on how to use it and assess its benefits and impacts. Overgaard’s experience shows for example that delayed diagnosis can be prevented.

The Honorary Lectures propose principles on mentorship and transfer of knowledge: Having role models gives the opportunity to a becoming and practicing surgeon to prepare her/his future better.

With different understandings of addressing quality within research, the Research Café is undeniably a highlight activity of the EFORT Marketplace.

If you decide to participate in one of the sessions and you even have perhaps an ongoing study, you will get closer to what it takes to do good research.

What should not be missed is to come to meet colleagues and friends in Vienna, says Overgaard. The programme is designed in such a way that it is a truly interactive learning experience which ultimately is not only good for you as a participant but perhaps even more importantly for your patients.


EFORT Scientific Awards 2023

The aim of the EFORT Scientific Awards is to recognise outstanding research and achievements in the field of orthopaedics and traumatology, and to encourage and promote further advances in these fields. These awards are given to individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge and practice in the field of musculoskeletal health, and whose work has had a significant impact.

The awards are intended to promote collaboration and innovation.

The EFORT Scientific Awards (Jacques Duparc and Free Papers Awards) will be presented during the Opening Ceremony and awardees are also presented in EFORT's publications, including the website, newsletters, and scientific journals.

Please, join us in congratulating this year’s winners!


Industry Collaborative Sessions

Collaboration between the medtech industry and the orthopaedic and traumatology community helps drive innovation, improves patient outcomes, and advances in the field of musculoskeletal health.

Five sessions embedded in the Scientific Programme will be presented as a collaborative concept between EFORT and selected companies.

Continuing education, regulatory science and research projects have set the stage to design this series of specific sessions.

We would like to thank all those companies who contribute to make this new initiative a success and who have submitted proposals.

Out of the 20 submissions received this year’s programme will feature the following presentations:

In alignment with CME regulations the programme content is divided into scientific sessions with no industry participation versus a more collaborative approach where science complemented by industry content provides an opportunity that helps to ensure that new products are widely available and accessible to patients.


Exactech Surgical Skills Workshops

during the EFORT Congress 2023

Curious about the latest technology in arthroplasty? Find out more during a free 45-minutes free sawbone workshop supported by Exactech*! There will be two Total Knee Arthroplasty and two Shoulder Arthroplasty workshops each day over the three days of the Congress, 24-26 May 2023.

Total Knee Arthroplasty workshop

In this course, attendees will learn from renowned surgeon faculty how the latest technologies can help augment total knee arthroplasty, featuring ExactechGPS® for primary knee replacements during a sawbone workshop.

Shoulder Arthroplasty workshop

The latest innovations in shoulder arthroplasty take center stage in this extremities-focused course. Participants will learn about the latest surgical techniques from renowned experts in the field and gain hands-on experience with the Active Intelligence® technologies and products in a sawbone workshop. 

Check the Exactech Surgical Skills Workshops programme and book your attendance now, as seats are limited for each course!

*Any programmes brought to you by a commercial company during the EFORT congress remain the responsibility of that commercial company. Whilst EFORT fully believes and supports partnerships with 3rd party commercial providers and the business community - EFORT cannot be held responsible or guarantee the nature of such content unless otherwise stated.

EFORT e-learning

Have you missed this EFORT Webinar?

Lower Limb Deformity Correction, the EFORT Webinar chaired by Joao Vide, Portugal which took place on 27 March 2023 is now available for replay.

It focused on lower limb deformities – assessment and correction.

The objectives of this webinar were:

  • To know the rules and principles of deformity evaluation & correction;
  • Be able to assess the location and magnitude of the deformity, choose the location of correction, and plan the execution of the correction;
  • Be able to carefully plan the correction in the frontal and sagittal planes as well as in biplanar deformities.

EFORT Open Reviews

High-quality instructional peer-reviewed articles

across the whole field of Orthopaedics and Traumatology


VOL.8, N° 03, APRIL 2023


📄 The role of platelet-rich plasma in shoulder pathologies: a critical review of the literature

Claudio Rosso, Mark E Morrey, Michael O Schär, Kushtrim Grezda, and the Swiss Orthopaedics Shoulder Elbow & Expert Group


📄 The modified Lapidus fusion: a systematic review of biomechanical studies

Martin Riegger, Nermine Habib, Enrique Adrian Testa, Jochen Müller, Marco Guidi, and Christian Candrian

CORE-MD Webinar

Objective Performance Criteria


On Monday 03 April 2023, the CORE-MD consortium organised its third webinar on objective performance criteria (OPC).

Moderated by Prof. Alan Fraser, from the European Society of Cardiology, and Prof. Ewout Steyerberg, from Leiden University, it addressed the issue of the origins, the methods and the clinical utility of objective performance criteria.

EFORT Resources

A quick access to prime educational material



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