January 02, 2019
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Comprehensive Review Course 2019: Summary of what you need to know

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Judging by all the received comments about the past editions, the EFORT Comprehensive Review Course is widely considered to be a basic step in orthopaedic and trauma training and a paramount 1-day exercise to prepare for a typical interim assessment. The high attendance and early interest raised by this educational program are additional reasons why it has become a constant component of our annual meetings.

This new edition of the Comprehensive Review Course (CRC), which is scheduled for Wednesday, 5 June 2019, aims once more at providing the core theoretical knowledge expected from any orthopaedic and trauma (O&T) trainee at the end of his/her specialty curriculum. The course is also a convenient way for experienced and senior surgeons or consultants to obtain an update of current practices and state-of-the-art information that encompasses the whole area of orthopaedics and traumatology.

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This 1-day course is an outline of all O&T topics of expertise, therefore it cannot be exhaustive due to time restrictions. Open to 200 participants, this course is built with 20 presentations that cover the following sub-categories:

  • Basic Science
    Biomechanics and Biomaterials for Musculoskeletal Application | Bernd Grimm (Netherlands)
    Study Design and Statistics | Andrew Judge (United Kingdom)
  • Paediatrics
    Classification and Principles of Childhood Fracture Treatment | Pierre Lascombes (Switzerland)
    Foot Disorders of Newborns | Christof Radler (Austria)
    Hip Diseases in the Childhood | Cristina Alves (Portugal)
  • Reconstruction
    Hip Reconstruction | Luigi Zagra (Italy)
    Knee: Surgical Treatment for Degenerative Changes | Daniel Petek (Switzerland)
    Ankle Osteoarthrosis, Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity and Hallux Valgus | Nikolaos Gougoulias (Greece)
    Disorders of the Shoulder and Elbow | Luc Favard (France)
  • Sport Injuries
    Knee Ligament and Menisci | Philippe Neyret (France) & Simone Cerciello (Italy)
  • Musculoskeletal Infections
    Infection After Total Joint Arthroplasty | Domizio Suva (Switzerland)
  • Musculoskeletal Tumors
    Diagnostic & Recognition of Primary Bone Tumors | Pietro Ruggieri (Italy)
    Diagnostic Algorithm & Treatment Options in Bone Metastasis | Miklos Szendröi (Hungary)
  • Spine (incl. Trauma)
    Paediatric Idiopathic Scoliosis | Haluk Berk (Turkey)
    Degenerative Spine Diseases & Spine Fractures | Enric Cáceres Palou (Spain)
  • Trauma Lower Limb
    Fractures: Pelvic Ring & Acetabular Fractures | Enrique Guerado Parra (Spain)
    Fractures: Femur, Tibia and Open Fractures | Cecilia Rogmark (Denmark)
    Fractures: Pilon, Ankle, Talus and Calcaneus | Jordi Tomás Hernández (Spain)
  • Trauma Upper Limb
    Fractures: Hand & Wrist | Ingo Marzi (Germany)
    Fractures: Shoulder, Arm, Elbow & Forearm | Mehmet Demirhan (Turkey)

This detailed program proved to deliver sufficiently wide and well-balanced scientific content, complemented by the interactivity of the audience.

The criteria for selecting the speakers are not limited to having a high professional qualification within each topic, but also include the necessity of having a lively speaking style and the ability to use great pedagogic visual sketches. Indeed, a specific publication is released to go with the educational content of this full-day course – the CRC Syllabus – with includes full manuscripts on each presented topic. This publication, distributed to all registered CRC delegates, strengthens the learning experience by providing key references and illustrations endorsing the content of the presentations. Moreover, each chapter includes three to five questions in the MCQ exam format to give specific examples of questions faced during an interim assessment.


Importantly, the compact structure of the CRC allows participants to also attend other specialized sessions during the following 2 days of the congress. A special registration package ensures participants can benefit from this combined educational planning. The CRC also can be booked alone. The fee includes all educational material and a lunch offered onsite.

As pre-registration is mandatory, young orthopaedic surgeons and residents in training are invited to visit our online registration platform as of 7 January 2019 to seize the opportunity to attend the most complete and quick recap of O&T knowledge in Europe. Spaces in the course are limited to 200 attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. Register now.