SICOT, the Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie, is an international non-profit association incorporated under Belgian law. SICOT’s mission is to promote the advancement of the science and art of orthopaedics and traumatology at an international level, in particular for the improvement of patient care, and to foster and develop teaching, research and education.
In 2019, SICOT celebrated its 90th birthday.
SICOT maintains the philosophy that orthopaedic education should be available, accessible and appropriate for surgeons no matter their background, culture or resources.
SICOT was founded on 10 October 1929 in Paris, France. It celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2019.
Constitution, Bylaws and Policy & Procedures Manual
Executive Committee & Board of Directors
Meet the Executive Committee and Board of Directors currently presided by Ashok Johari.
Academies, Councils & Committees
SICOT's structure includes the Education and Research Academies and the Governance and Finance Councils. Each Academy and Council consists of several Committees. The International Council determines the general policy of the association.
The SICOT Foundation was formed in 1990 to manage funds donated for the purpose of helping SICOT achieve its research and educational goals.
The partnership campaign, "Friendship Nations", honours specific nations at our annual meetings and a number of privileges are arranged for the participants of the selected nations.
Find out here who our affiliated societies are.
SICOT & MSF
SICOT and MSF have a collaboration aiming at the improvement of surgical and orthopaedic care in emergency situations, thus taking advantage of SICOT's network of highly qualified orthopaedic surgeons and traumatologists, as well as MSF's experience and knowledge of emergency medical care.
SICOT & WHO
SICOT has been recognised officially by WHO as a non-governmental organisation.
SICOT Code of Ethics
SICOT maintains total neutrality in terms of nationalities, political engagements, philosophies, religions, cultures, and interactions with industries.
SICOT Declarations & Statements