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SICOT e-Newsletter

Issue No. 50 - November 2012

  • SICOT Events
    - Combined 33rd SICOT & 17th PAOA Orthopaedic World Conference - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    - 34th SICOT Orthopaedic World Conference  
  • SICOT News
    - SICOT Ortho Excellence Program (OEP)

Editorial by John Dormans - SICOT Vice President North America

  • A Report on the SICOT Foundation 

The SICOT Foundation was established in 1990 to manage and distribute funds donated for the purpose of supporting SICOT’s research and educational missions. It is incorporated in the United States, designated by the US Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c)(3) private non-profit organization, and registered as a charitable trust in the State of New Hampshire. Donations are made by organizations and individuals wanting to contribute to the society’s scientific endeavours, and fund multiple programmes and awards designed to promote international training and global unity among orthopaedic surgeons. Since its inception, the Foundation has undergone significant reorganization and collaboration, further supporting this group in its endeavours. Read more...

SICOT Events

Combined 33rd SICOT & 17th PAOA Orthopaedic World Conference (Dubai OWC 2012)
28-30 November 2012 * Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Scientific Programme

The Final Programme and Programme at a glance is available to download here.
Read more about the Plenary Speakers here.
The 'Combined 33rd SICOT & 17th PAOA Orthopaedic World Conference' is designated for a maximum of (or 'for up to') 24 hours of European external CME credits. Read more...

  • Instructional Courses

11 instructional courses covering sports injuries, polytrauma, fractures, arthroscopies, failed back, paediatrics, joint replacements, and other topics will be held throughout the conference. They will be arranged throughout the whole day avoiding overlaps and allowing participants to attend several of them on each day. The detailed programme of each course can be found here.

  • Educational Day

The SICOT Educational Day is an initiative undertaken by the SICOT Young Surgeons Committee. The theme chosen for this year is 'The Knee'. Great teachers from around the world are being brought together to lecture on their area of expertise.

  • Registration

The registration desk on site is located in front of Sheikh Rashid Hall F of the Dubai World Trade Centre and is open during the following hours: 

Tuesday, 27 November
Wednesday, 28 November
Thursday, 29 November
Friday, 30 November
  • Social Programme

A conference is also an opportunity to extend your personal network and the two social events being organised are particularly suited for this. Read more about the Opening Ceremony & Welcome Buffet on 28 November and the Conference Party on 29 November here.

  • Accommodation & Tours

Special prices and benefits are available for conference participants. Please don't delay booking your accommodation until the last minute. Book your accommodation and tours of Dubai 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. Read more...

Please visit the SICOT website regularly for updated information about Dubai OWC 2012.

34th SICOT Orthopaedic World Conference (Hyderabad OWC 2013)
17-19 October 2013 * Hyderabad, India

  • Call for abstracts

Abstract submission is open from 5 December 2012 to 15 February 2013. Please submit your abstracts in English via the SICOT website:  

Main topics:
Minimal Invasive Surgery

Other topics:
Developing World
Information Technology
Limb Reconstructive Surgery
Natural Disasters
Neglected Problems
Pain Management
Prosthetics & Orthotics
Quality of Life
Road Trauma Safety
Upper & Lower Extremities

  • Registration

Online conference registration opens on 5 December 2012.

Special rates are available for participants residing in the SAARC member countries.


  • SICOT Ortho Excellence Program (OEP)

This program has been organized under the aegis of SICOT Education. As conceptualized, a well known international SICOT surgeon presents a webinar on the second Friday of every month. This is open to orthopaedic surgeons in India and other parts of the world. In India it is targeted to 5,000 surgeons. The program has a website called and the program is financially supported by Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. The current focus is on Trauma of the Lower Extremity. Read more...

SICOT Global Network for Electronic Learning - SIGNEL

  • Article of the Month

Surgical treatment of chronic groin pain in athletes
Bojan Dojčinović, Bozidar Šebečić, Mario Starešinić, Sasa Janković, Mladen Japjec & Vencel Čuljak

Purpose Conservative treatment of chronic groin pain is prolonged and recurrence is quite common. Coexistence of sports hernia and adductor tendinitis/tendinosis in a single patient is noted in the literature. In our study we evaluated our operative treatment that should enable pain elimination and fast return to sports activities. Read more...

Fellowship News

  • Amazed in Aarhus
    by Mohamed Said abd el Maksoud Mohamed Ismail

I have been lucky to win the "SICOT meets SICOT" fellowship to visit the University of Aarhus, Denmark, for two months as an invitation from Prof Dr Cody Bünger. The administration there was very helpful in obtaining my travel documents and facilitating the steps of getting a visa to travel to Aarhus. The administration secretary made a great effort to prepare the accommodation and helped me to manage everything there.

Prior to joining the surgeries, I attended an animal educational course to be more confident and train in new techniques in spine surgeries such as spine osteotomies. Read more...

Articles by SICOT members

  • WOC Newsletter
    by Michael Laurence 

The philosophy of SICOT, in fact that of every medical or surgical society dedicated to the improvement of treatment, must have at its heart Education and Practice, within which there are certain conflicts of emphasis. This is erroneously described as a competition between the art and science of trauma management; - conservatism vs radicalism; medicine vs surgery; acceptance of disability or amputation. Read more...

Industry News

  • Sawbones


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