A combined meeting with the Pan Arab Orthopaedic Association
4-7 December 2019 – Muscat, Oman
As I sat in my couch on a cold winter night after a tiring day’s work, I took a sip of the “Black elixir” from my favourite mug (the fourth for the day), to keep my neurons energized and firing. Being an orthopaedic surgeon and a coffee aficionado, I wondered how to find the unbiased answer to this question, as I got lured by its scintillating caffeinic aroma that filled the room air. Read more...
Much ado about coffee: a non-coffee drinker’s perspective
Do you remember the first time you were given the ‘alien’ glare... yes, you read right! You know that ‘look’ coffee drinkers give members of the non-coffee drinking clan when you decline an invite to have coffee... Exactly!! Read more...
Coffee and Bones
Orthopaedic surgeons come out tops when it comes to coffee consumption (among other beverages one might partake) compared to our other less caffeinated colleagues in the hospital. This being the case, the question remains: is coffee good for the good orthopod? What does coffee do to our good old bones? Read more...
History of coffee
There are many legends concerning the discovery of coffee, but no one knows the exact story. The history of coffee is a daring adventure dating as far back as the 9th century, filled with death-defying escapes, intrigue and, even more, scandalous romance! Throughout history it has raised so much controversy from being banned and feared by some to being cherished and revered by others. Read more...
The SICOT Education Academy
SICOT Cadaveric Course 2019
29-31 August 2019 (2.5 days)
Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
With the success of the previous SICOT cadaveric courses held in previous years, it is our great pleasure to announce the SICOT Cadaveric Course 2019 which will be held on 29-31 August in Bangkok, Thailand.
This time the theme of our course is “Upper limb periarticular fracture and ligament reconstruction". The course is designed for practising surgeons who want to specialise in upper limb trauma. The course will provide an understanding of periarticular trauma over the upper limb. During the 2.5 day event, participants will learn, discuss and debate a highly diverse agenda on all aspects of upper limb periarticular trauma. Case discussions and highly practical hands-on cadaveric workshops will enable participants to learn from the experts’ rich experiences, tips, and tricks.
We have an excellent venue in Bangkok and participants will enjoy both the educational content and the Thai hospitality.
Report on the II International Student's Orthopaedic Conference
I have the pleasure to inform you that the II International Student Orthopaedic Conference took place in Szczecin, Poland, on 25-26 October 2018. The Conference was endorsed by SICOT. Read more...
Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery United Kingdom (CAOS UK) is a scientific society that aims at promoting the understanding of human biomechanics using technologies from a wide spectrum of expertise. CAOS UK is a product of collaboration of people with various skills sharing ideas and research and facilitating the transfer of innovative technologies and techniques from the lab to the operating theatre. CAOS UK is committed to improving the results of operative procedures for the ultimate benefit of patients. Read more...
Fellowships opening and closing
The SICOT Travelling Fellowships are now open for applications. The application deadlines for the Lagos National Orthopaedic Hospital/SICOT Fellowship in Nigeria is 31 May 2019 and the TCH/SICOT Research Fellowship Programme at the Texas Children's Hospital in the United States is 1 June 2019! Don't miss these opportunities!
2018 SICOT Danish Travelling Fellowship Report
I would like to thank SICOT for awarding me this travelling fellowship for the year 2018 and I would also like to thank Prof Cody Bünger for accepting my fellowship application. This was an invaluable learning experience for me and this will definitely make a lot of impact in my practice as a spine surgeon. I received excellent support from the SICOT Head Office as well as Prof Bünger’s secretary for making logistic arrangements for travel to and stay at Aarhus. Read more...
Check out all the fellowships that SICOT has to offer here!
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Dr Chadwick F. Smith on 7 January 2019. Dr Smith was President of SICOT from 2005 to 2008 and will be greatly missed by the Society. Read more...
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