SICOT Ortho Excellence Programme

  Ashok N. Johari
  SICOT Education Committee Chairman & SICOT Vice-President
  - Mumbai, India

The SICOT Ortho Excellence Programme has been one of the most successful initiatives of SICOT and of its Education Committee. Started in August 2012, the programme consists of a number of webinars with a different focus each year. The speakers are eminent orthopaedic and trauma surgeons chosen from different parts of the world for their expertise. The topics are carefully chosen for applicability to day to day practice of Orthopaedics and Trauma. The program chair is Prof Ashok Johari from Mumbai, India, who is also the Chair for the Education Committee.

Over 7,500 orthopaedic surgeons from across the world have registered on the website: They can participate in the live webinar and also have access to all webinars which are archived on this site. 27 webinars have taken place between 2012 to 2015 and six more will take place in 2016 and February 2017 (schedule). This is rich educational material from world leaders covering a very wide cross section of orthopaedics and trauma and freely available to all SICOT members. During the webinar, participants can discuss their queries with the speaker and also answer MCQs related to the topic. Participants in India receive a booklet of slides of the webinar programme with the MCQs answered. Booklet and CDs of the webinar are distributed to 8,000 surgeons in India. This is truly knowledge brought to the door steps.

This year the first 25 surgeons who answer the MCQs with high marks will get free SICOT membership. Surgeons will be able to see the webinar on their mobiles after scanning a QR code. Abbott Healthcare is the sponsor for this programme held under the auspices of SICOT.

Topics covered so far are the following:




Prof Ashok N. Johari

Orthopaedic Trauma in Children

Prof James Waddell

Treatment of Femoral Neck Fractures

Prof Vilmos Vecsei

Trochanteric Fractures

Prof Pierre Hoffmeyer

Fractures of the Femoral Shaft – proximal and distal

Prof Peter Biberthaler

Fractures around the Knee

Prof Khaled Emara

Fractures of the Tibia

Prof Gershon Volpin

Polytrauma patients with multiple lower extremity injuries – early vs late fixations




Dr Matthew P. Abdel

Restoration of the metaphysis, reconstruction of the extensor mechanism, and overview of deep periprosthetic infections

Dr David J. Hak

Pelvic Ring Fractures

Dr Evalina Burger

Lumbar Spinal Canal Stenosis – New Surgical Options, Etiology and Management

Dr Matthew Costa

Periprosthetic Fractures of the Distal Femur

Dr Cyril Mauffrey

The Management of Acetabular Fractures

Dr Michael J. Gardner

Proximal Humerus Fractures

Dr G.J. Della Rocca

Pilon Fractures

Dr David Hak

Post Traumatic Long Bone Infection

Dr Bruce Ziran

Humeral Shaft Fractures

Dr Ashok N. Johari

Newer Advances in Paediatric Orthopaedics and Trauma




Prof Peter Biberthaler

Complex Elbow Injuries

Prof Hans-Christoph Pape

Management of Major Fractures in Rural Environment and Delayed and Safe Definitive Surgery

Prof Pierre J. Hoffmeyer

Life Threatening Shoulder Injuries

Prof Gershon Volpin

Surgical Priorities in Polytraumatized Patients (DCO vs ETC)

Dr John Mukhopadhaya

Complex Knee Injuries

Dr D.D. Tanna

Ankle Injuries

Prof James Waddell

Non-operative Management of Fractures

Dr Cyril Mauffrey

Pelvi-acetabular Trauma

Prof Suthorn Bavonratanavech /
Dr Vajara Phiphobmongkol

Minimally Invasive Osteosynthesis

Dr Ashok N. Johari

Emergencies in Paediatric Orthopaedics and Trauma

In 2016, six webinars are planned with a focus on ‘Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery and Trauma’ with two eminent speakers for each webinar. The series extends over to February 2017. I would urge SICOT members to register for the programme. The schedule for the current series is published here.