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Issue II - January 2024

25th EFORT annual Congress

Registration are now opened: make sure to join us

We are happy to inform you that you can now register for the 25th EFORT Congress from 22 to 24 May 2024 in Hamburg, Germany!

Login or create your account on the online official registration platform to proceed.

As an author with accepted abstract(s) you are invited to register by the 29 February 2024 at the latest. 

Remember, by booking early enough you will benefit from the best rates for hotels and lodging. See you all in Hamburg!

EFORT e-learning

Have you heard about the EFORT Basic Science and Research Online Course?

Basic research in orthopaedics is an important part of orthopaedic education. The objective of the EFORT Basic Science and Research Online Course is to provide the required basic and advanced knowledge and skills for the orthopaedic community.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Lohmann (Vice Chair EFORT Education Committee – Basic Research Group), gives some insight about this EFORT online course.

He states that this free-of-charge course serves as an essential platform for those preparing for exams, initiating research projects, or seeking to broaden their expertise in orthopaedic basic science and research methodology.

eScience Webcast highlights

This month's selection from EFORT comprehensive digital library

comprised of +17,900 scientific sessions recorded




Limits Of Fixation

In Periprosthetic Fractures

Around The Hip


Christian Goetze

Knee Preservation

In Early OA


In Cartilage




Christian Albrecht


Grade Spondylolisthesis


Fusion Techniques




Ivar Rossvoll


Webinar replay on Providing high-risk medical devices for children

The CORE-MD webinar on problems and proposals for providing high-risk medical devices for children, moderated by Prof. Alan Fraser is available for replay.

In the framework of CORE-MD Project, Ms. Kathrin Gürlich and colleagues undertook a systematic review of available evidence for high-risk paediatric devices.

The study identified over 1600 records from Embase and Pubmed out of which, according to the research protocol, 99 trials and 104 reports were scrutinised. The results showed that paediatric devices require specific consideration and have unique barriers for development that should be taken into consideration by regulators.

Prof. Dr. Marc Gewillig presented the issue of availability of paediatric devices in the context of the implementation of the medical device regulation.

He notably gave significant examples of devices that were no longer available albeit essential for patient care. He also pointed to the high increase of costs to get paediatric devices reach the market, compared to the US pricing.

Prof. Dr. Berthold Koletzko voiced the paediatric clinicians concerns and challenges as the implementation of the Medical Device Regulation is occurring. He notably called for the creation of an expert panel on Paediatric Devices as a mean to take concrete steps towards the consideration of children's needs.

Ms. Rachel Neubrander from the Food and Drug Administration provided insight on how the FDA handled paediatric devices.

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.


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