Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)
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On behalf of the SICOT Congress Organising Committee, I would like to invite you to the 38th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress from 30 November to 2 December 2017. Only for the third time on African soil, the meeting will be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa, at the most southern part of the continent.
Cape Town is the gateway to Africa and it was from here that Dr David Livingstone embarked on his explorations of the continent.
The city is a perennial favourite with visitors and locals alike. Overshadowed by the majestic Table Mountain, Cape Town offers spectacular scenery and is a renowned food and wine capital. The New York Times voted Cape Town the world’s number one city to visit in 2014 and the UK’s Telegraph newspaper recently voted Cape Town as the Best City in the World for the fourth consecutive year. Condé Nast Traveler magazine currently recognises Cape Town as the world’s number one food city.
Participants can expect modern infrastructure, a legacy of South Africa’s successful hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and opportunities to explore this compact city and its environs. Very few places offer the variety that Cape Town provides. One can enjoy a full day of the Congress and still have time to watch the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean from the top of Table Mountain. For those wishing to arrive early or extend their visit, Cape Town is directly connected to the Kruger National Park and Botswana for safaris as well as to Victoria Falls.
The academic programme promises to include world standard orthopaedics inclusive of lecture presentations and workshops for the more general orthopaedic surgeons as well as super-specialists. Internationally acclaimed invited speakers will ensure that trainees and experts will be up to date with the latest modern orthopaedic technology and evidence-based medicine.
Welcome to Cape Town!
Wednesday, 29 November 2017
7th SICOT Educational Day24th Cooperative Course for Polytrauma Management SICOT Diploma Examination
Thursday, 30 November 2017
Scientific SessionsExhibitionOpening Ceremony
Friday, 1 December 2017
Saturday, 2 December 2017
Scientific SessionsExhibitionClosing Ceremony
About Cape Town
Click here to get useful information about the city of Cape Town and what it has to offer.
More information can also be found on the Cape Town Tourism website.
Various hotels close to the convention centre are available to delegates. Early booking is recommended.
Accompanying Persons Tours
Day tours in and around beautiful Cape Town have been arranged during the Congress.
Post-congress tours have also been arranged for those who have time to explore some of the wonderful areas within South Africa. In addition to these organised tours, assistance can be provided with any tailor-made travel itineraries you may want to explore.
Visas & Travel Information
South Africa travel information can be found here (pdf).
Detailed information about visas can be found here (pdf).
For further information about visa requirements for entry into South Africa, please click here.
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The scientific programme will include world standard orthopaedics inclusive of lecture presentations and workshops for the more general orthopaedic surgeons as well as super-specialists. Internationally acclaimed invited speakers will ensure that trainees and experts will be up to date with the latest modern orthopaedic technology and evidence-based medicine.
Registration for the Diploma Examination is open!
The 15th SICOT Diploma Examination will take place on Wednesday, 29 November and will consist of a written part and an oral part.
Several awards will be granted at the Congress to reward surgeons for their scientific achievement or to help young doctors attend the Congress by supporting them financially.
Don't miss the Opening and Closing Ceremonies which will be a great opportunity to meet other orthopaedic surgeons from around the world.
Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to promote your products and services to leading international orthopaedic surgeons, traumatologists and specialists in related fields.
These special “re-load” bags made from recycled vinyl banners are available to delegates, via the congress registration form, for just EUR 10. “re-load” seeks to manufacture these bags by employing those who are not currently employed and uses some of the proceeds from the sale of the bags to sponsor community organisations, in particular youth football clubs.