By: 3 June 2019
Lisbon all set to host the largest cross-border congress dedicated to orthopaedics and trauma in Europe

A look ahead to the 20th EFORT Annual Congress 2019, taking place from 5-7 June 2019, in Lisbon, Portugal.

The annual meeting of EFORT is one of the largest platforms for European orthopaedic healthcare professionals to exchange knowledge and experience within Europe, but also with colleagues from other parts of the world. To celebrate this 20th anniversary, the Science Committee has created a varied programme for both young and experienced delegates, covering topics from basic research, to areas within daily practice of orthopaedics and trauma.

The main theme of the Congress this year is Registries & Impact on Practice and highlights include patient and implant selection, patient safety, value-based healthcare, implant survival, and quality improvement.

The format of the meeting will encourage interaction between participants with both symposia, instructional lectures and interactive expert exchange sessions given by distinguished speakers from all over Europe. Other sessions will include complex case discussion sessions, total hip and total knee replacement, as well as free papers and clinical case submissions from all over the world.

This year, EFORT are inviting their industry partners to attend a lunchtime symposium to discuss the impact of the new Medical Device Regulations (MDR) introduced by the EU Commission over the past couple of years.

It is a reflection of the importance that the EFORT Board attaches to MDRs and its implications to the industry, on its way of working, its impact on encouraging innovation and the safety and health of patients, that they have organized a symposium dedicated to MDR during lunchtime on Friday 7 June. 

There will be speakers representing the MedTech industry, Notified Bodies, and EU Commission, as well as surgeons, each sharing their views on the regulations, processes and consequences on day-to-day practice. This will be followed
by a panel discussion, where questions and views from the floor are seen as an essential part of voicing the core issues and finding the best solutions. 

Delegates can discover all the details of the planned symposia, debate forum, evidence-based medicine sessions, complex case discussions, instructional lectures, interactive expert exchanges, specialty society sessions and satellite industry lunch symposia, as well as of any abstract-based session, by consulting the advanced scientific programme on their smartphone or tablet.

Browse through the 20th EFORT Lisbon 2019 Scientific Programme to find out schedules, presentation titles, names of speakers and abstracts within more than 180 scientific sessions scheduled over the three days of the congress.

EFORT invites colleagues to use the online search tool to filter the presentations within their field of expertise and consult the schedules of preferred sessions and faculty members. You can enter keywords, specific days or topics and export or share all the results.

The mobile responsive search tool is the main source to consult the programme, as it corresponds to the most accurate version of the scientific sessions and reflects daily updates.

Taking place at the Lisboa Congress Centre – CCL is the largest congress centre in Lisbon, including eight auditoriums, five multifunctional pavilions and 34 meeting rooms. 

The congress centre is located in the historical area of Belém, close to the city centre. It has been designed to host national and international conventions, congresses, exhibitions and other meetings and has a capacity for more than 10,000 people. 

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As EFORT is one of the biggest European platforms to share orthopaedic and trauma knowledge, an active participation in this year’s congress is the best opportunity to identify new data related to any specialty, gather useful tips and tricks to enhance daily medical achievements and expand your professional network.