SICOT thanks all delegates for their participation in the Congress.
We look forward to welcoming you to Guangzhou in September 2015!
Venue: SulAmérica Convention Centre
From 19 to 22 November 2014, Rio de Janeiro will have the honour of hosting the XXVI SICOT Triennial World Congress. The SICOT and SBOT committees are preparing great social and scientific programmes that you will surely enjoy. The scientific programme will emphasise the latest updates and techniques in vogue today. Orthopaedic surgeons from all around the world will come together to exchange experiences in papers, symposia, plenary sessions, closed meetings, open meetings, educational days, and so on.
Apart from all this, the Congress will be held in Rio... With white sand beaches, warm weather and very friendly people, we really look forward to receiving all of you. Rio hosted the World Youth Day with the presence of Pope Francis and received over 200 thousand foreigners. The city has also been chosen to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic games, so the entire city is being renewed and renovated. A good example is the Convention Centre where the Congress will be held. Brand new, it is located downtown with over 1,000 parking spaces and a complete infrastructure such as a subway system and bus stations. It is approximately 20 minutes away from the domestic airport. It is really a once in a lifetime opportunity to be able to enjoy a city already known for its natural and cultural beauty with brand new infrastructure that will surely add to your comfort. We are very proud to be able to present entertainment for all ages. If a relaxing time laying on sandy beaches is not what you have in mind for your trip, our city can present you with alternatives ranging from culturally intense activities such as museums and expositions to the true explosion of colours and rhythm from the samba schools that will definitely never be forgotten.
Corcovado waits for you with his arms wide open!
José Sérgio Franco
Wednesday, 19 November
4th SICOT Educational Day
Thursday, 20 November
Friday, 21 November
Saturday, 22 November
Certificates of Presentation will be sent on Wednesday, 26 November.
Andrew J. Carr, Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford, and John P. Dormans, Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), delivered plenary lectures at the Rio meeting.
Special thanks go to the members of the Scientific Board who kindly gave their time to review the abstracts submitted for the Congress.
We are grateful to these societies for contributing to the scientific programme and organising symposia.
More information about the examination can be found here.
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.
Find out more about the awards that were available to help young surgeons attend the Congress and other prizes here.
Accommodation & Tours
Exclusive hotel and tour offers in Rio de Janeiro can be found here.
Exhibition & Sponsorship
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.
Exhibition & Sponsorship Prospectus (pdf - opens in new window)
Application Form (ppt - opens in new window)
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Tel.: +1 514 924 3476 / +1 450 458 1696
Dates & Deadlines
Thursday, 27 March 2014
Abstract submission deadline
Monday, 19 May 2014
Notification of abstract acceptance/refusal
Thursday, 19 June 2014
Changing the presenting author of an abstract
Thursday, 19 June 2014
Registration and payment deadline for presenting authors
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
E-poster upload links sent to registered presenting authors
Monday, 30 June 2014
Early registration deadline
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Normal registration deadline