Welcome Message - Doron Frantzen, Congress President

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!

Programme

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 

 

7th SICOT Educational Day
24th Cooperative Course for Polytrauma Management 
SICOT Diploma Examination

Thursday, 30 November 2017
   

Scientific Sessions
Exhibition
Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception

Friday, 1 December 2017

Scientific Sessions
Exhibition
Congress Dinner

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Scientific Sessions
Exhibition
Closing Ceremony

Cape Town

About Cape Town

Click here to get useful information about the city of Cape Town and what it has to offer.
 


Travel Information

South Africa travel information can be found here (pdf).

For information about visa requirements for entry into South Africa, please click here.

Contact

Congress Secretariat

SICOT aisbl 
Rue de la Loi 26 - b.13
1040 Brussels | Belgium 

Tel.: +32 2 648 68 23 
E-mail: congress@sicot.org

Commercial Agent

Lina Salvati 
Linsa Inc. 
Montreal | Canada 

Tel.: +1 514 924 3476 / +1 450 458 1696
E-mail: lsalvati@linsa.ca 
Skype: ripley9423
 

Please visit this page regularly for updated information on Cape Town OWC 2017