Scientific Programme


Dear Friends,

On behalf of the SICOT Board of Directors and the Congress President, Dr Julio C Fernandes, it gives me great pleasure to welcome every single one of you to the 39th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress to be held from the 10-13 October 2018. This is the second time the Congress has been held in Canada, and we are thrilled to be going back to the beautiful city of Montreal.

We are expecting upwards of 3,000 participants to share in the exchange of expertise from both high- and low-tech orthopaedic surgery environments, and hope to engender an ethos of openness to learning from one another, no matter how different our backgrounds.

We have been busy planning a diverse and thought-provoking programme. Over the two and a half days there will be over 50 instructional symposia from practice and research leaders as well as sessions from our partner societies. There will be space and time for discussion and participation, and we hope you will enjoy engaging in the topics. In addition, there will be around 40 free paper sessions, ten short free paper sessions and three plenary lectures from fantastic speakers: Dr Mohit Bhandari (Canada), Dr Alex Vaccaro (USA), and Professor Timothy Briggs (UK). Finally, we have planned an Educational Day for trainees, taking place on 10 October. This year the theme for the day will be ‘The Knee’ and the SICOT Diploma Examination will be available to take the same day. We have also introduced a Knee Cadaveric course for the first time which will run everyday. We are confident that over the course of the three and a half days there will be something to whet everyone’s appetite!

Personally, I am looking forward to welcoming you all to what I believe will be our most enriching and stimulating Congress yet. It has been a joy to bring this programme together and the vibrant and multicultural city of Montreal feels like the perfect place to hold this participatory event.

Very best wishes,

Vikas Khanduja
Scientific Programme Chairman, SICOT

e-Posters (pdf)
Special thanks to the Peer Reviewers, Invited Speakers, and Moderators for their time!

CME credits

The 39th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress, Montreal, Canada, 10/10/2018-13/10/2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 23 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Presentation Guidelines

All speakers are asked to hand in their presentation on a USB stick to the Speaker Preview Room at the very latest two hours before the session in which the presentation is scheduled to take place. The organisers cannot guarantee projection of presentations handed in later on. The Speaker Preview Room is located in Room 523a+b at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal and will be open during the Congress hours.

Plenary Speakers

We are pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed experts Mohit Bhandari, Timothy Briggs and Alexander R. Vaccaro will be the plenary speakers at the SICOT Congress in Montreal.

Cadaver Labs

Hands-on training in knee and shoulder surgical techniques under direct supervision of faculty and staff from 10 to 12 October 2018. One faculty member will be available per station for maximum interaction with trainees. There will be two participants per station per half day (morning or afternoon) and the maximum number of places available is 120, based on a first come, first served policy. It is possible to register for two sessions. Video techniques will be available before the Congress for viewing/upload.

8th SICOT 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 rapid rate. Moreover, all the residents around the world need to take examinations at some stage in their career to mark completion of training and/or demonstrate competency. Also, practicing orthopaedic surgeons do have to undergo some form of appraisal and/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 this purpose in mind.

27th International Course on Polytrauma Management

The idea of this course was initiated by Drs Giannoudis and Pape in 2002 with the first course being held in 2002 in Leeds, United Kingdom. Since then, it has circulated and part of it has also been implemented in the philosophy of the AO. The organisers feel that the widespread implementation of the ATLS algorithm has tremendously improved the acute treatment of severely injured patients. Following the initial resuscitation phase, controversies and ongoing changes have occurred that are worth reviewing. Therefore, these courses address the issues "Beyond ATLS".

9th International Clubfoot Congress

It is with great pleasure that we announce the call for abstracts for the 9th International Clubfoot Congress to be held in Montreal, Canada. The meeting will be held on 11 October 2018 in conjunction with the 39th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress. Our goal is to provide an exciting forum for clubfoot physicians and researchers to share knowledge and exchange ideas.

7th Montreal Knee Day Symposium

This symposium (French-speaking with English comments) is a case-based symposium to stir debate among all participants and propose innovative, state-of-the-art solutions on the management of knee pathologies. All attendees will be invited to share their experience during the presentations.

SLAOT Symposium

This symposium is intended to raise awareness, stir debate and propose solutions on case management in orthopaedics based on the Latin American experience.

International Osteoporosis Foundation Symposium

This symposium is intended to raise awareness and propose solutions on fragility fracture management in orthopaedics: decreasing care gap and preventing subsequent fractures. All cases will be presented by experts in fragility fracture management with live interaction with the symposium participants. This activity is endorsed by Osteoporosis Canada, SICOT and IOF.

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is now CLOSED!