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Abstracts are the core of the scientific program in Lisbon

EFORT

Once again through the submission of their scientific work, thousands of members of the EFORT community have demonstrated the exceptionally high standard in orthopaedics and trauma around the world. The 3,623 abstracts submitted for our Lisbon congress have now received a final average score after a 2-month process driven by our expert reviewers, to whom we are grateful for their excellent work and commitment. The reviewers’ collaboration on this matter is of high importance for EFORT and allows us to continue our mission of delivering high-quality education across Europe.

Lisbon banner

In mid-January, the EFORT Head Office in Rolle, Switzerland hosted the “Lisbon 2019 abstracts allocation meeting,” which was an essential milestone of our upcoming congress. The 24 members of our EFORT Science Committee worked intensively to consolidate the 40% of the program that is dedicated to abstract-based sessions spread over the 3 days of the congress:

  • 73 oral free paper sessions (5-minute podium presentations);
  • 12 oral clinical report sessions (10-minute cases);
  • 45 poster walks (best-rated posters of each sub-topic); and
  • more than 60 poster sessions (displaying wall paper presentations).

With this important task completed, EFORT can guarantee that the best pieces of work are now selected for onsite presentation at the 2019 Congress.

Due to the high quality of the submitted abstracts, EFORT is proud to announce its highest acceptance rate of the last 7 years (61.7) with a total of 2,235 abstracts having been accepted: 740 free papers; 1405 posters; and 90 clinical reports are now part of the scientific program of the Lisbon congress. As our abstract-based sessions aim to increase interaction among participants, EFORT expects an outstanding lively exchange among all experts in Lisbon.

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During the review process, the EFORT Science Committee occasionally changed the type of presentation format for some of the accepted abstracts. The aim was to maintain the high standards of quality of the scientific content while maximizing the chances for all good submissions to be presented on site.

On Friday 1 February 2019, all presenting authors and co-authors of submitted abstracts were notified by email about the acceptance/rejection status of their work, as well as about the final type of presentation for each abstract that has been accepted. The type of presentation stated in the acceptance notification will overrule the type of presentation the authors selected during the submission process or the one suggested after the first step of the scoring; no further changes will be made.

The presenting author of an accepted abstract must undertake to attend the congress and present the work in the session, at the time designated by the EFORT Science Committee.

EFORT requires all presenting authors to register by Thursday 28 February at the latest. Only registrations for the full congress from presenting authors will be accepted.

If the presenting author is unable to present his or her work at the congress, it is his or her responsibility to ensure that one of the co-authors takes over the role.

The complete online scientific program will be available on the EFORT website starting on 15 March 2019 to allow all participants to plan in detail their attendance at sessions and optimize their educational experience during the congress. Presenting authors are invited to visit the online registration platform as of now to validate their participation and work.

EFORT Science Committee

Ulrich Stöckle, Germany

Thierry Bégué, France

Enrique Guerado, Spain

Christos Garnavos, Greece

Antonio Cartucho, Portugal

Carlos Torrens, Spain

Frederik Verstreken, Belgium

Önder Aydingoz, Turkey

Thomas Blattert, Germany

Willem Schreurs, Netherlands

Theofilos Karachalios, Greece

Søren Overgaard, Denmark

Rob Nelissen, Netherlands

Francesco Benazzo, Italy

Roland Becker, Germany

Philippe Neyret, France

Marino Delmi, Switzerland

Hakan Omeroglu, Turkey

Pietro Ruggieri, Italy

Martin McNally, United Kingdom

Enrique Gómez Barrena, Spain

Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, Denmark

Klaus-Peter Günther, Germany

David Limb, United Kingdom

20th EFORT Congress Abstracts Reviewers

Paolo Adravanti, Italy

Andrea Angelini, Italy

Darko Anticevic, Croatia

Christina Arnaoutoglou, Greece

Hannu Aro, Finland

Bulent Atilla, Turkey

George Babis, Greece

Thanos Badekas, Greece

Cécile Batailler, France

Michael Benson, United Kingdom

Haluk Berk, Turkey

Jean-Luc Besse, France

Mark Blyth, United Kingdom

Stanislav Eugenovich Bondarenko, Ukraine

Dafina Bytyqi, Kosovo

Pedro Caba-Doussoux, Spain

Federico Canavese, France

Carlomagno Cardenas, Spain

Manuel Cassiano Neves, Portugal

Simone Cerciello, Italy

Ricardo De Casas, Spain

David Dejour, France

Giacomo Delle Rose, Italy

Mehmet Demirtas, Turkey

Ahmed El Gammal, Germany

Jean Alain Epinette, France

Fabrice Fiorenza, France

Athanasios Fortis, Greece

Rudolf Ganger, Austria

Florian Gebhard, Germany

Enrico Gervasi, Italy

Peter Giannoudis, United Kingdom

George Gkouvas, Greece

Wojciech Glinkowski, Poland

Marco Guelfi, Italy

Fares Haddad, United Kingdom

Max Haerle, Germany

Andreas Halder, Germany

Philippe Hernigou, France

Nikolaos Kanakaris, Greece

Johan Kärrholm, Sweden

Klaus Kirketerp-Møller, Denmark

Vasileios A Kontogeorgakos, Greece

Nikolai Kornilov, Russia

Tanja Kostuj, Germany

Antonios Koutalos, Greece

Antonios Kouzelis, Greece

Ladislav Kovacic, Slovenia

Jeppe Lange, Denmark

Morten Schultz Larsen, Denmark

Andreas Leithner, Austria

Christoph Lohmann, Germany

Sébastien Lustig, France

George Macheras, Greece

Henrik Malchau, Sweden

Oliver Marin-Peña, Spain

Fernando Marques Lopez, Spain

Javier Martínez-Martín, Spain

Aare Märtson, Estonia

Don McBride, United Kingdom

Bernhard Meyer, Germany

Radovan Mihelic, Croatia

Jorge Mineiro, Portugal

Maziar Mohaddes, Sweden

Michael M. Morlock, Germany

Nuno Moura, Portugal

Josep Maria Muñoz Vives, Andorra

Joan Noguera, Spain

Elisa Pala, Italy

Gilles Pasquier, France

Helder Pereira, Portugal

Charalampos Petrou, Greece

Alistair Phillips, United Kingdom

Martin Pietsch, Austria

Lazaros Poultsides USA

Lasse Rasmussen, Denmark

Alexandre Rochwerger, France

Cecilia Rogmark, Sweden

Ola Rolfson, Sweden

Leszek Romanowski, Poland

Philippe Rosset, France

Miguel A. Ruiz Ibán, Spain

Ralph Sakkers, Netherlands

Guillem Salvà Coll, Spain

Fernando Santana, Spain

Matthaios Savvidis, Greece

Daniel Schrednitzki, Germany

Philip Sell United, Kingdom

Nuno Sevivas, Portugal

Bujar Shabani, France

Klaus A. Siebenrock, Switzerland

Plamen Slavov Kinov, Bulgaria

Marta Aleksandra Slezak, Poland

Varitimides Sokratis, Greece

Ulrich Stöckle, Germany

Hakki Sur, Turkey

Emmanuel Thienpont, Belgium

Manfred Thomas, Germany

Rashid Tikhilov, Russia

Rihard Trebe, Slovenia

Anders Troelsen, Denmark

Eleftherios Tsiridis, Greece

Ibrahim Tuncay, Turkey

Gösta Ullmark, Sweden

Matthias Vanhees, Belgium

Claus Varnum, Denmark

Jan Verhaar, Netherlands

Jan Victor, Belgium

Antonio Viladot Voegeli, Spain

Christof Wagner, Germany

Per Wagner Kristensen, Denmark

Joanna Walecka, Poland

Michael Richard Whitehouse, United Kingdom

Mark Wilkinson, United Kingdom

Tim Wilton, United Kingdom

Tobias Winkler, Germany

Ian Winson, United Kingdom

Thomas Wirth, United Kingdom

Johan Witt, United Kingdom

Marjan Wouthuyzen-Bakker, Netherlands

Wai Weng Yoon, United Kingdom

EFORT

Once again through the submission of their scientific work, thousands of members of the EFORT community have demonstrated the exceptionally high standard in orthopaedics and trauma around the world. The 3,623 abstracts submitted for our Lisbon congress have now received a final average score after a 2-month process driven by our expert reviewers, to whom we are grateful for their excellent work and commitment. The reviewers’ collaboration on this matter is of high importance for EFORT and allows us to continue our mission of delivering high-quality education across Europe.

Lisbon banner

In mid-January, the EFORT Head Office in Rolle, Switzerland hosted the “Lisbon 2019 abstracts allocation meeting,” which was an essential milestone of our upcoming congress. The 24 members of our EFORT Science Committee worked intensively to consolidate the 40% of the program that is dedicated to abstract-based sessions spread over the 3 days of the congress:

  • 73 oral free paper sessions (5-minute podium presentations);
  • 12 oral clinical report sessions (10-minute cases);
  • 45 poster walks (best-rated posters of each sub-topic); and
  • more than 60 poster sessions (displaying wall paper presentations).

With this important task completed, EFORT can guarantee that the best pieces of work are now selected for onsite presentation at the 2019 Congress.

Due to the high quality of the submitted abstracts, EFORT is proud to announce its highest acceptance rate of the last 7 years (61.7) with a total of 2,235 abstracts having been accepted: 740 free papers; 1405 posters; and 90 clinical reports are now part of the scientific program of the Lisbon congress. As our abstract-based sessions aim to increase interaction among participants, EFORT expects an outstanding lively exchange among all experts in Lisbon.

2019 Abstracts graph

During the review process, the EFORT Science Committee occasionally changed the type of presentation format for some of the accepted abstracts. The aim was to maintain the high standards of quality of the scientific content while maximizing the chances for all good submissions to be presented on site.

On Friday 1 February 2019, all presenting authors and co-authors of submitted abstracts were notified by email about the acceptance/rejection status of their work, as well as about the final type of presentation for each abstract that has been accepted. The type of presentation stated in the acceptance notification will overrule the type of presentation the authors selected during the submission process or the one suggested after the first step of the scoring; no further changes will be made.

The presenting author of an accepted abstract must undertake to attend the congress and present the work in the session, at the time designated by the EFORT Science Committee.

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EFORT requires all presenting authors to register by Thursday 28 February at the latest. Only registrations for the full congress from presenting authors will be accepted.

If the presenting author is unable to present his or her work at the congress, it is his or her responsibility to ensure that one of the co-authors takes over the role.

The complete online scientific program will be available on the EFORT website starting on 15 March 2019 to allow all participants to plan in detail their attendance at sessions and optimize their educational experience during the congress. Presenting authors are invited to visit the online registration platform as of now to validate their participation and work.

EFORT Science Committee

Ulrich Stöckle, Germany

Thierry Bégué, France

Enrique Guerado, Spain

Christos Garnavos, Greece

Antonio Cartucho, Portugal

Carlos Torrens, Spain

Frederik Verstreken, Belgium

Önder Aydingoz, Turkey

Thomas Blattert, Germany

Willem Schreurs, Netherlands

Theofilos Karachalios, Greece

Søren Overgaard, Denmark

Rob Nelissen, Netherlands

Francesco Benazzo, Italy

Roland Becker, Germany

Philippe Neyret, France

Marino Delmi, Switzerland

Hakan Omeroglu, Turkey

Pietro Ruggieri, Italy

Martin McNally, United Kingdom

Enrique Gómez Barrena, Spain

Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, Denmark

Klaus-Peter Günther, Germany

David Limb, United Kingdom

20th EFORT Congress Abstracts Reviewers

Paolo Adravanti, Italy

Andrea Angelini, Italy

Darko Anticevic, Croatia

Christina Arnaoutoglou, Greece

Hannu Aro, Finland

Bulent Atilla, Turkey

George Babis, Greece

Thanos Badekas, Greece

Cécile Batailler, France

Michael Benson, United Kingdom

Haluk Berk, Turkey

Jean-Luc Besse, France

Mark Blyth, United Kingdom

Stanislav Eugenovich Bondarenko, Ukraine

Dafina Bytyqi, Kosovo

Pedro Caba-Doussoux, Spain

Federico Canavese, France

Carlomagno Cardenas, Spain

Manuel Cassiano Neves, Portugal

Simone Cerciello, Italy

Ricardo De Casas, Spain

David Dejour, France

Giacomo Delle Rose, Italy

Mehmet Demirtas, Turkey

Ahmed El Gammal, Germany

Jean Alain Epinette, France

Fabrice Fiorenza, France

Athanasios Fortis, Greece

Rudolf Ganger, Austria

Florian Gebhard, Germany

Enrico Gervasi, Italy

Peter Giannoudis, United Kingdom

George Gkouvas, Greece

Wojciech Glinkowski, Poland

Marco Guelfi, Italy

Fares Haddad, United Kingdom

Max Haerle, Germany

Andreas Halder, Germany

Philippe Hernigou, France

Nikolaos Kanakaris, Greece

Johan Kärrholm, Sweden

Klaus Kirketerp-Møller, Denmark

Vasileios A Kontogeorgakos, Greece

Nikolai Kornilov, Russia

Tanja Kostuj, Germany

Antonios Koutalos, Greece

Antonios Kouzelis, Greece

Ladislav Kovacic, Slovenia

Jeppe Lange, Denmark

Morten Schultz Larsen, Denmark

Andreas Leithner, Austria

Christoph Lohmann, Germany

Sébastien Lustig, France

George Macheras, Greece

Henrik Malchau, Sweden

Oliver Marin-Peña, Spain

Fernando Marques Lopez, Spain

Javier Martínez-Martín, Spain

Aare Märtson, Estonia

Don McBride, United Kingdom

Bernhard Meyer, Germany

Radovan Mihelic, Croatia

Jorge Mineiro, Portugal

Maziar Mohaddes, Sweden

Michael M. Morlock, Germany

Nuno Moura, Portugal

Josep Maria Muñoz Vives, Andorra

Joan Noguera, Spain

Elisa Pala, Italy

Gilles Pasquier, France

Helder Pereira, Portugal

Charalampos Petrou, Greece

Alistair Phillips, United Kingdom

Martin Pietsch, Austria

Lazaros Poultsides USA

Lasse Rasmussen, Denmark

Alexandre Rochwerger, France

Cecilia Rogmark, Sweden

Ola Rolfson, Sweden

Leszek Romanowski, Poland

Philippe Rosset, France

Miguel A. Ruiz Ibán, Spain

Ralph Sakkers, Netherlands

Guillem Salvà Coll, Spain

Fernando Santana, Spain

Matthaios Savvidis, Greece

Daniel Schrednitzki, Germany

Philip Sell United, Kingdom

Nuno Sevivas, Portugal

Bujar Shabani, France

Klaus A. Siebenrock, Switzerland

Plamen Slavov Kinov, Bulgaria

Marta Aleksandra Slezak, Poland

Varitimides Sokratis, Greece

Ulrich Stöckle, Germany

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Hakki Sur, Turkey

Emmanuel Thienpont, Belgium

Manfred Thomas, Germany

Rashid Tikhilov, Russia

Rihard Trebe, Slovenia

Anders Troelsen, Denmark

Eleftherios Tsiridis, Greece

Ibrahim Tuncay, Turkey

Gösta Ullmark, Sweden

Matthias Vanhees, Belgium

Claus Varnum, Denmark

Jan Verhaar, Netherlands

Jan Victor, Belgium

Antonio Viladot Voegeli, Spain

Christof Wagner, Germany

Per Wagner Kristensen, Denmark

Joanna Walecka, Poland

Michael Richard Whitehouse, United Kingdom

Mark Wilkinson, United Kingdom

Tim Wilton, United Kingdom

Tobias Winkler, Germany

Ian Winson, United Kingdom

Thomas Wirth, United Kingdom

Johan Witt, United Kingdom

Marjan Wouthuyzen-Bakker, Netherlands

Wai Weng Yoon, United Kingdom