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SICOT e-Newsletter

 Issue No. 25 - October 2010

  • SICOT Events
    - SICOT 2011 XXV Triennial World Congress - Prague, Czech Republic
  • Worldwide News 
    - Johns Hopkins University Clinical Observership

Pakistan needs your help

Pakistan is suffering one of the worst natural disasters in the form of rain water floods. Heavy rainfall that started on 22 July and subsequent rains and flooding in various regions of Pakistan have affected approximately 20 million people and resulted in nearly 2,000 deaths nationwide. More than 3.5 million children are at risk of communicable diseases. As the water is moving towards the sea, it is causing serious effects on people, animals, plants and agriculture, infrastructure and soil, and public services. Please help the Pakistani people by making a donation to the Foundation for Health Care Improvement (FHCI), a charity organisation in Pakistan founded by Prof Syed Awais, SICOT National Delegate of Pakistan:

Account title:
Bank account number:
Bank name:
Branch address:
Swift code:
Branch code:
Account type:
Foundation for Health Care Improvement (FHCI)
National Bank of Pakistan
Anarkali Branch, Dhani Ram Road, Lahore, Pakistan
PLS Saving Account

Thank you.

Editorial by Hatem Said, Assistant Editorial Secretary

  • SICOT National Delegate of Egypt awarded the State Prize of Appreciation for Medical Sciences

SICOT congratulates Prof Galal Zaki Said on receiving this extraordinary award. We are proud to count such an exceptional personality as Prof Galal Said among our society members and are also grateful for all his achievements throughout his many years of work for SICOT. Read more...

SICOT Events

SICOT 2011 XXV Triennial World Congress
6-9 September 2011 - Prague, Czech Republic

Please check the SICOT website regularly for updated information about Prague TWC 2011.

  • Call for abstracts

    Abstract submission is now open! Click here to submit your abstracts.

    Abstract submission deadline: 15 January 2011

    Main topics

    Other topics  
    Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
    Foot & Ankle
    Knee Ligament & Cartilage Repair
    Minimally Invasive Spinal Techniques
    Natural Disasters
    Prosthetics & Orthotics
    Regenerative Orthopaedics
    Road Trauma Safety

  • Registration

    Congress registration is open 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.

Exhibition & Sponsorship Prospectus (pdf)

If you are interested in sponsoring, exhibiting, or advertising at the Congress, please contact Lina Salvati:

Lina Salvati
Linsa Inc. (Canada)
Tel.: +1 514 924 3476
Skype: ripley9423


  • SICOT Travelling Fellowships 2011

Every year, SICOT offers three young surgeons three-month fellowships to visit an international medical centre. The aim is to attend and learn at a renowned education centre to improve knowledge and surgical skills. The value of each fellowship is EUR 4,000, which includes travel and accommodation. Read more...

SICOT Global Network for Electronic Learning - SIGNEL

  • Article of the Month

Hip fracture: effectiveness of early surgery to prevent 30-day mortality
Elisa Carretta, Valerio Bochicchio, Paola Rucci, Giuliana Fabbri, Massimo Laus & Maria Pia Fantini

To estimate the effect of delay to surgery for hip fracture on 30-day mortality using a risk adjustment strategy to control for the effect of demographic and clinical confounders. This observational study was carried out on all patients admitted with a hip fracture and discharged between January 2004 and December 2007 from a teaching hospital. Read more...

  • Case of the Month 

A 9-year-old girl is presented to the orthopaedic department with mild pain in her right foot since a couple of weeks. She reports no trauma. The physical examination shows a palpable swelling of the metatarsal I with tenderness on palpation. There is no redness or heat.
1.) After the physical examination has been completed, what are the most appropriate investigations? Read more...

  • Femoral Neck Fractures Training

A SICOT online course on Femoral Neck Fractures is available at for SICOT members.

If you are a SICOT member, please log in to the SICOT website with your username (member ID number/e-mail address) and password. Information about password renewal is available on the SICOT website.

Once you have logged in, you can register for the course here.

Worldwide News

  • Johns Hopkins University Clinical Observership

The Johns Hopkins University is happy to announce the availability of a clinical observership and research position at its Division of Shoulder Surgery. It is a one-year position and it is open in 2011. Read more...

Industry News

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Editorial Department
Editorial Secretary: Syed Awais
Assistant Editorial Secretary: Hatem Said
External Affairs: Linda Ridefjord
Special thanks to Anthony Hall
Rue Washington 40-b.9, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Tel.: +32 2 648 68 23 | Fax: +32 2 649 86 01
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