Makerere College of Health Sciences at Mulago Hospital/SICOT Fellowship

Every year, SICOT offers two surgeons a six-month fellowship to the Makerere University College of Health Sciences at Mulago Hospital, in Kampala (Uganda). The Fellowship begins in July. The accommodation will be arranged by the Orthopaedic Department of the College of Health Sciences (Mulago Hospital). Travel (economy ticket only; taxis will only be reimbursed at a reasonable amount; airport shuttle bus service must be used in priority to taxis) and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed by SICOT up to EUR 2,500 for a six-month period. Should the fellow go for a shorter duration, then the maximum amount will be reduced. The subspecialties of the Mulago Hospital are Arthroplasty, Spine Surgery, Trauma and Paediatric Orthopaedics. - Deadline for applications30 April 2017

Hiranandani Orthopaedic Medical Education Fellowship

Hiranandani Orthopaedic Medical Education (HOME) is a department that is dedicated to the field of clinical research in Orthopaedics. HOME is working on a number of projects related to clinical research in adult hip and knee surgery. HOME conducted its first workshop on scientific publication (WOSP) in December 2009, in collaboration with the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (British Volume). A number of scientific meetings have also been planned for the future. Research Fellowships, in adult hip and knee surgery, are offered by HOME. The tenure is for six months initially and extendable for a year. The Research Fellow will be a full-time research assistant with dedicated sessions for literature search, data entry, and management of a newly developed software called SwingSmart™. Bachelor accommodation and stipend are offered to the Fellow. The Research Fellow will be responsible for carrying out and completing the projects. The Fellow will be supervised by the two full-time consultant orthopaedic surgeons. There are targets and deadlines for the projects. The Fellow is expected to present the papers in national and international conferences. Deadline for applications30 April 2017

NEW! SICOT e-Science Bulletin

It is said that education is the cornerstone of progress. Our belief is that educating ourselves is the key to better patient care and all advances that go with it.

Education is the prime objective of SICOT and with this aim we launch a new initiative: the e-Science Bulletin. This initiative features 4 issues in a year under the leadership of Dr Hitesh Gopalan from India with his specialty team. It will bring to you an understanding of contemporary orthopaedic research and literature.

I trust that the bulletin will be useful for our members and we would be grateful for your feedback and comments on sicot2013@gmail.com.

Ashok N. Johari
SICOT Education Council Chairman

SICOT Comprehensive Shoulder Course with cadaveric dissection

It is our great pleasure to announce this educational event organised by SICOT on 22-24 June 2017.

The course is designed for practising surgeons who have an interest in shoulder surgery. The course will provide an understanding of shoulder surgery across Arthroscopy, Trauma, and Arthroplasty. During the 3-day event, participants will learn, discuss and debate a highly diverse agenda on all aspects of shoulder surgeries. Case discussions and highly practical hands-on cadaveric workshops will enable participants to learn from the experts’ rich experiences, tips, and tricks.

We have an excellent venue in Bangkok and participants will enjoy both the educational content and the Thai hospitality.

Request for Applications

To all SICOT members!

SICOT is starting a Research Academy/Council to help ensure that SICOT not only continues its rich tradition of providing orthopaedic knowledge but also becomes a knowledge creator by supporting high quality evidence based research.

We are asking for interested volunteers who want to serve in this newly created Academy to submit an abbreviated CV (5 pages) and short letter expressing their interest and qualifications to dobbsm@wudosis.wustl.edu.

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