Rio de Janeiro TWC 2014

SICOT thanks all delegates for their participation in the Congress.

We look forward to welcoming you to Guangzhou in September 2015!

Welcome Message

Dear colleagues,

From 19 to 22 November 2014, Rio de Janeiro will have the honour of hosting the XXVI SICOT Triennial World Congress. The SICOT and SBOT committees are preparing great social and scientific programmes that you will surely enjoy. The scientific programme will emphasise the latest updates and techniques in vogue today. Orthopaedic surgeons from all around the world will come together to exchange experiences in papers, symposia, plenary sessions, closed meetings, open meetings, educational days, and so on.

Apart from all this, the Congress will be held in Rio... With white sand beaches, warm weather and very friendly people, we really look forward to receiving all of you. Rio hosted the World Youth Day with the presence of Pope Francis and received over 200 thousand foreigners. The city has also been chosen to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic games, so the entire city is being renewed and renovated. A good example is the Convention Centre where the Congress will be held. Brand new, it is located downtown with over 1,000 parking spaces and a complete infrastructure such as a subway system and bus stations. It is approximately 20 minutes away from the domestic airport. It is really a once in a lifetime opportunity to be able to enjoy a city already known for its natural and cultural beauty with brand new infrastructure that will surely add to your comfort. We are very proud to be able to present entertainment for all ages. If a relaxing time laying on sandy beaches is not what you have in mind for your trip, our city can present you with alternatives ranging from culturally intense activities such as museums and expositions to the true explosion of colours and rhythm from the samba schools that will definitely never be forgotten.

Corcovado waits for you with his arms wide open!

José Sérgio Franco
Congress President 


Wednesday, 19 November

4th SICOT Educational Day
Scientific Sessions

Thursday, 20 November

Scientific Sessions 
Opening Ceremony & Welcome Party

Friday, 21 November

Scientific Sessions

Saturday, 22 November

Scientific Sessions
Closing Ceremony


Scientific Programme

Certificates of Presentation will be sent on Wednesday, 26 November.

Diploma Examination

More information about the examination can be found here.

Educational Day

The SICOT Educational Day is an initiative undertaken by the SICOT Young Surgeons Committee. The aim of this day is to provide a comprehensive review course for residents and an evidence-based update for practicing surgeons on a specific theme at each SICOT meeting. The theme is selected in such a way that it is mutually beneficial to residents in their exams and to orthopaedic surgeons in their daily practice.


Find out more about the awards that were available to help young surgeons attend the Congress and other prizes here.

Social Programme

Accommodation & Tours

Exclusive hotel and tour offers in Rio de Janeiro can be found here

Exhibition & Sponsorship

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to promote your products and services to leading international orthopaedic surgeons, traumatologists and specialists in related fields.

Lina Salvati
Linsa Inc. (Canada)

Tel.: +1 514 924 3476 / +1 450 458 1696 
Skype: ripley9423
E-mail: [email protected]

Dates & Deadlines

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Abstract submission deadline

Monday, 19 May 2014

Notification of abstract acceptance/refusal

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Changing the presenting author of an abstract

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Registration and payment deadline for presenting authors

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

E-poster upload links sent to registered presenting authors

Monday, 30 June 2014

Early registration deadline

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Normal registration deadline

Contact Information

Congress Secretariat

SICOT aisbl 
Rue de la Loi 26 - b.13
1040 Brussels | Belgium 

Tel.: +32 2 648 68 23 
Fax: +32 2 649 86 01 
E-mail: [email protected] 
Skype: sicot.hq

Commercial Agent

Lina Salvati 
Linsa Inc. 
Montreal | Canada 

Tel.: +1 514 924 3476 / +1 450 458 1696
E-mail: [email protected] 
Skype: ripley9423