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!


Cape Town Information

About Cape Town

Click here to get useful information about the beautiful 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

Visas: It is the responsibility of the delegates to ensure that they have obtained a valid visa and travel documentation for themselves and any accompanying persons, in order to attend the Cape Town Congress. Detailed information about visas can be found here (pdf). For more information about visa requirements for entry into South Africa, please click here.

Invitation letters for delegates: There is a link to an invitation letter at the bottom of the confirmation email which all participants receive once they have registered online. Please note that this letter is only accessible to participants who have paid their registration. 

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


Congress Secretariat
Scientific Programme & Registration

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

Tel.: +32 2 648 68 23 
E-mail: [email protected]

Commercial Agent
Exhibition & Sponsorship

Lina Salvati 
Linsa Inc. 
Montreal | Canada 

Tel.: +1 514 924 3476 / +1 450 458 1696
E-mail: [email protected]
Skype: ripley9423

Local Secretariat
Accommodation & Tours

[email protected]

Organised post-congress tours: 
[email protected]

Tailor-made tours: 
[email protected]

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