Thank you for your participation in the Guangzhou Congress!

We look forward to seeing you in Rome in September 2016!


Venue: Baiyun International Convention Centre

Welcome to Guangzhou (Canton), China, the venue of the 2015 SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress.

On behalf of the SICOT China branch Committees, it is my pleasure to invite you to join us for what will be a historic meeting in Guangzhou in September 2015.  This will be first time that the SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress will be held in Mainland China. The Congress will lay down the blueprints for important issues of today’s orthopaedic development and address our role in re-evaluating current controversies in orthopaedics. We look forward to having in-depth discussions inclusive of all orthopaedic subspecialties, enhancing international academic exchange. Young generations are the future of global orthopaedic development. Numerous instructional courses will be held for young surgeons and trainees from China and all over the world.

Guangzhou, the forerunner of China's reform and opening up, is blessed with a profound history dating two thousand years and boasts the unique, splendid culture of South China. Hence, Guangzhou will not only make a perfect venue for the meeting, but will also offer a chance for participants to explore Chinese culture, traditions, as well as China's unique development. 

We promise Guangzhou will leave you with unforgettable memories. You will be delighted by discovering the charms of the Ancient East. We sincerely look forward to meeting you in Guangzhou in 2015!

Guixing Qiu
Congress President


Wednesday, 16 September


5th SICOT Educational Day

Thursday, 17 September


Scientific Sessions
Opening Ceremony

Friday, 18 September


Scientific Sessions

Saturday, 19 September


Scientific Sessions
Closing Ceremony


Scientific Programme

5th SICOT Educational Day

The SICOT Educational Day is an initiative undertaken by the SICOT Young Surgeons Committee. The aim of this day is to provide a comprehensive review course for residents and an evidence-based update for practicing surgeons on a specific theme at each SICOT meeting. The theme is selected in such a way that it is mutually beneficial to residents in their exams and to orthopaedic surgeons in their daily practice.

      Diploma Examination

      The 13th SICOT Diploma Examination took place in Guangzhou, China, in September 2015 and consisted of a written part and an oral part.


      Find out more about the awards that were available to help young surgeons attend the Congress and other prizes.

      Social Programme

      Sports Programme

      Accommodation & Tours

      Sponsorship & Exhibition

      Visa to China

      It is the responsibility of the participant to ensure that he/she has obtained a valid visa and travel documentation for him/her, as well as any accompanying persons in order to attend the Congress. Please note that Chinese visa applications as well as the process can take several weeks, therefore please make sure to plan ahead in order to avoid any problems or refusal of your visa application.

      Where can I get a Congress invitation letter so that I can apply for a visa?
      Please send an e-mail with your FULL contact details, including: Name (as printed in your passport), Passport Number, Gender, Date of Birth & Nationality to the local China SICOT secretariat at An official invitation letter (PDF) will be prepared and sent to you via e-mail. Please note that it is suggested that you make an application for a tourist visa, which is sufficient for attending a congress in China. 

      For further information about visa requirements for entry into China please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China (link opens in new window).

      Dates & Deadlines

      Sunday, 15 March 2015
      Monday, 11 May 2015

      Monday, 1 June 2015
      Monday, 1 June 2015

      Monday, 15 June 2015
      to be confirmed

      to be confirmed
      Saturday, 15 August 2015

      Abstract submission deadline
      Notification of abstract acceptance/refusal
      Changing the presenting author of an abstract
      Registration and payment deadline for presenting authors
      Early registration deadline
      E-poster upload links sent to registered presenting authors
      Deadline to upload e-posters
      Normal registration deadline

      Contact Information

      Congress Secretariat

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

      Tel.: +32 2 648 68 23 
      Fax: +32 2 649 86 01 

      Commercial Agent

      Lina Salvati 
      Linsa Inc. 
      Montreal | Canada 

      Tel.: +1 514 924 3476 / +1 450 458 1696
      Skype: ripley9423

      Please visit this page regularly for updated information on Guangzhou OWC 2015