SICOT e-Newsletter - February 2015: SICOT News

Report on the SICOT/EOA Trainee Day 2014

Mahmoud Badran
SICOT Associate Member - Assiut, Egypt

On 15 December 2014, the 22nd SICOT Trainees' Meeting was held in collaboration with the Egyptian Orthopaedic Association (EOA) in Cairo. This year the meeting included prominent SICOT figures from all over the world who delivered many beneficial lectures, such as Kandiah Raveendran, past SICOT First Vice President, who gave a presentation about 'Evidence based medicine in osteoarthritis management', Andrew Quaile, Associate Editor of the International Orthopaedics journal, who gave a lecture about 'Report writing for English Language Papers' and Werner Knopp, SICOT Ambassador, who comes to Cairo for each SICOT/EOA Trainees' Meeting and this time gave a lecture about 'e-Learning: Experience in Germany'.

At this meeting we were honoured to have presentations also from eminent local professors, such as Prof Essam Elsherif, Head of the Egyptian Promotion Committee, who gave a presentation about 'The rules of promotion of members of education in the Egyptian Universities' and Prof Hesham Abdelghany who delivered a lecture on 'International publication'.

The meeting had 19 papers from young orthopaedic surgeons representing several universities in Egypt and also hospitals of the Egyptian Ministry of Health, as well as one paper presented by Dr Saumitra Goyal from India who is a fellow at Assiut University Hospital, Egypt. All of the presentations received feedback from Dr Maher Halawa, SICOT National Delegate of Egypt, and Prof Khaled Emara on how to improve their presentations in the future. At the end of the meeting, a prize of EGP 1,000 was given to each of the three best papers at the meeting and the winners were:

  1. Saumitra Goyal, India. Arthroscopic skill assessment among orthopaedic surgeons using ‎‎'SAWBONES' Arthroscopy Workstation and 'FAST' module to establish ‎benchmark for motor skill training in Arthroscopic surgery. (Research was done at Assiut University Hospital, Egypt)

  2. Radwan Metwally, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. The architect of column reconstruction in complex tibial plateau fractures

  3. Begad Abdelrazik, Cairo University, Egypt. Elastic stable intramedullary nailing for paediatric femoral shaft fractures

Also the winner of the SICOT/EOA 2014 fellowship, Dr Ramy Soliman, received his award from Dr Maher Halawa and Prof Alaa Elzoheiry.

We would like to thank Prof Alaa Elzoheiry, Chairman of the Annual Congress of the Egyptian Orthopaedic Association, for his support to the SICOT Trainees' Meeting. A big thanks also goes to the Trainee Day Organising Committee members: Ahmed H. Abdel-Azeem, Hatem Galal Said, Khaled Emara and Maher Halawa, for their effort and time preparing for this meeting.

We are planning to continue to hold this meeting every year and to include more papers from not only Egyptian trainees but also from trainees all over the world.

From left to right: Maher Halawa, Galal Z. Said, Alaa Elzoheiry, Essam Elsherif, Khaled Emara, Kandiah Raveendran, Werner Knopp