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. Moreover,all the residents around the world need to take exams at some stage in their career to mark completion of training and/or demonstrate competency. Also, most practicing Orthopaedic surgeons do have to undergo some form of appraisal or revalidation at regular intervals to demonstrate fitness to practice. In both these scenarios, acquiring and updating knowledge in a short span of time is essential. The SICOT Educational Day was conceived with exactly this purpose in mind.
The aim of this day is to provide a comprehensive review course for the residents and an evidence-based update for the practicing surgeons on a specific theme at each SICOT Congress. The format of the day consists of four to six short lectures in each section followed by ample time for case discussions and debates and ample breaks. The first Educational Day was held in Prague with the theme of 'The Hip', the next one was in Dubai and the theme was 'The Knee' followed by 'Trauma' in Hyderabad and the most recent one on 'Shoulder & Elbow' in Rio de Janeiro. The response to these days has been overwhelming and the feedback has been excellent.
The themes for the China meeting are 'Hand & Wrist' and 'Spine' and the day will focus on all the elements of Hand and Wrist and Spine Surgery right from anatomy and surgical approaches to complex case discussion. Dedicated Faculty along with key opinion leaders from over 15 countries will be lecturing on the course. The SICOT Educational Day Committee (Emmanuel Audenaert - Belgium, Patricia Fucs - Brazil, Eric Tortosa - Panama, Peter Yau - Hong Kong, Mandeep Dhillon - India & Ashok Johari - India) have worked extremely hard to produce a great programme. So, if you wish to learn, share, debate and discuss ideas and surgical techniques in an exciting environment with a group of international surgeons in one room, the Educational Day is the place for you. We look forward to seeing you there!
Hand & Wrist & Spine
Baiyun International Convention Centre, Guangzhou, China
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
SICOT Associate Members
For more information, please contact the Congress Secretariat at [email protected].