Judging by all the received comments from past editions, the EFORT Comprehensive Review Course is nowadays widely considered as a basic step in orthopaedic training. 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) scheduled for Wednesday 31 May 2018 aims at providing the core theoretical knowledge expected from any orthopaedic and traumatology (O&T) trainee at the end of his or 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 field of orthopaedics and traumatology.
This one-day course has been structured as an outline of all O&T topics of expertise. It cannot be exhaustive due to time restriction. Open to 200 participants group, this course consists of about 20 presentations covering the following sub-categories:
Biomechanics and Biomaterials for Musculoskeletal Application | Bernd Grimm (Netherlands)
Study Design and Statistics | Andrew Judge (United Kingdom)
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)
Hip Reconstruction | Arkan Sayed-Noor (Sweden)
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 | Toby Baring (United Kingdom)
Knee Ligament and Menisci | Philippe Neyret (France) & Simone Cerciello (Italy)
Infection After Total Joint Arthroplasty | Domizio Suva (Switzerland)
Diagnostic & Recognition of Primary Bone Tumors | Pietro Ruggieri (Italy)
Diagnostic Algorithm & Treatment Options in Bone Metastasis | Miklos Szendröi (Hungary)
Spine (incl. Trauma)
Pediatric 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 a wide-enough and well-balanced scientific content, complemented by the interactivity of the audience.
The criteria for selecting the speakers are therefore not limited to having a high professional qualification within each topic but include the necessity of a lively speaking style and the use of great pedagogic visual sketches. A specific publication is produced to go with the educational content of this full-day course: the CRC syllabus, which contains full manuscripts on each presented topic. This publication, distributed to all registered CRC delegates, strengthens the learning experience by providing key references and illustrations that endorse the content of the presentations. Moreover, each chapter includes three to five questions under the MCQ exam format that provide 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 two days of the Congress. A special registration package ensures participants benefit from this combined educational planning for a fee as low as EUR 350, which is available during the early registration deadline period. The CRC can also be booked alone for EUR 135, with the fee covering all documentation and a lunch offered on-site.
As preregistration is mandatory, young orthopaedic surgeons and residents in training are invited to visit our online registration platform to seize the opportunity to attend the most complete and quick recap of the O&T knowledge in Europe. Space is limited to 200 attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. All details to sign-up will be available on our registration platform. Remember to visit our 2018 congress website regularly.