SICOT & Education


This virtual platform hosts a series of different e-events ranging from webinars and podcasts to live streamed surgical demos.

Diploma Examination

In 2003, for the first time, SICOT held an examination for orthopaedic trainees during its Annual International Conference in Cairo, Egypt. The overall results of this first experience were very encouraging, and a SICOT Diploma Examination has been held every year since then. 

Education Centres

The SICOT Education Centre is a focal point for stimulating and improving education in Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology. It is a physical entity in a university or hospital that will assist in the education of orthopaedic trainees and continuing the knowledge of orthopaedic surgeons.

Educational Day

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. Acquiring and updating knowledge in a short span of time is essential and the SICOT Educational Day was conceived with exactly this purpose in mind.


These fellowships take place in many different countries (Germany, India, United States, Egypt, and others) and cover various specialties and operating procedures. The selected candidates travel for periods of two weeks up to one year and are able to develop their skills through observations and operations alongside renowned orthopaedic surgeons. 

Congress Awards

The SICOT awards are granted to surgeons to reward them for their scientific achievement or to help them attend the Congress by supporting them financially. 

Young Surgeons Committee

The vision of the Young Surgeons Committee is to provide young trainees from around the world with a resourceful educational platform to guide them whilst preparing for the SICOT Diploma and similar exit exams.

SICOT-endorsed Meetings 

Find out which meetings are endorsed by SICOT and how to apply for an endorsement.

SICOT Training Manual

These objectives provide a guide to a basic orthopaedic training or education. They set a standard for trainees to achieve and assure the trainee of an acceptable level of knowledge.

Upcoming Live Webinars

SICOT-DVSE: Current Concepts of Complex Elbow Instability

Date: 7 June 2023
Time: 15:00-16:10 (CEST/Belgium)

Join us for a dynamic webinar on 'Current Concepts of Complex Elbow Instability,' presented in collaboration with DVSE (the German, Austrian and Swiss Shoulder and Elbow Society). Our top faculty will deliver innovative talks covering a broad range of topics, including the management of coronoid fractures with associated soft tissue lesions, arthroscopic LUCL reconstruction, management of chronic instability, indications and outcomes of ligament bracing, and a MCL reconstruction surgical video. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to learn the latest techniques and best practices for managing complex elbow instability.

Soft Skills in Orthopaedics

Date: 16 June 2023
Time: 12:00-13:00 (CEST/Belgium)

Join us for a captivating second webinar organised by our esteemed SICOT Education Committee about 'Soft Skills in Orthopaedics'! We will explore the crucial aspects of effective communication with orthopaedic patients and achieving seamless teamwork and interdisciplinary collaboration in orthopaedics. Additionally, our experts will delve into the significance of accurate patient documentation and offer valuable insights on handling medicolegal issues. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your practice with essential soft skills that can make a significant impact in patient care.

Challenging Primary Hip Arthroplasty: How to Do it

Date: 29 June 2023
Time: 18:00-19:00 (CEST/Belgium)

Get ready for a thrilling next part in our Hip webinar series '360° Hip View: from Preserving to Revision THA' on the challenges of primary hip arthroplasty! This event will feature three gripping case discussions, each facilitated by distinguished presenters and panellists. Gain invaluable insights from our expert perspectives and do not forget to share your input through our interactive polls!