The needs of Orthopaedic residents, Fellows and practicing Orthopaedic surgeons around the world are evolving constantly. At the same time, evidence-based knowledge in Orthopaedics is expanding at a very rapid rate. Moreover, all the residents around the world need to take exams at some stage in their career to mark completion of training and/or demonstrate competency. Also, most practicing Orthopaedic surgeons do have to undergo some form of appraisal or revalidation at regular intervals to demonstrate fitness to practice. In both these scenarios, acquiring and updating knowledge in a short span of time is essential. The SICOT Educational Day was conceived with exactly this purpose in mind.
The aim of this day is to provide a comprehensive review course for the residents and an evidence-based update for the practicing surgeons on a specific theme at each SICOT Congress. The format of the day consists of four to six short lectures in each section followed by ample time for case discussions and debates and ample breaks. The first Educational Day was held in Prague with the theme of 'The Hip', and subsequent to this we have had 4 more of these days and the response has been overwhelming with an excellent feedback.
The themes for the forthcoming Rome meeting are 'Foot & Ankle' and 'Paediatric Orthopaedics' and the day will focus on all the elements of Foot and Ankle and Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery right from anatomy and surgical approaches to complex case discussion. Dedicated Faculty along with key opinion leaders from over 14 countries will be lecturing on the course. The SICOT Educational Day Committee (Emmanuel Audenaert - Belgium, Patricia Fucs - Brazil, Eric Tortosa - Panama, Peter Yau - Hong Kong, Mandeep Dhillon - India, and Ashok Johari - India) have worked extremely hard to produce a great programme. So, if you wish to learn, share, debate and discuss ideas and surgical techniques in an exciting environment with a group of international surgeons in one room, the Educational Day is the place for you. We look forward to seeing you there!
Chairman - SICOT Educational Day
'Foot & Ankle' and 'Paediatric Orthopaedics'
Participants must register and pay the registration fee for the 37th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress to be able to register for the Educational Day.