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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
Opening Ceremony
Thursday, 20 November
  Scientific Sessions
Friday, 21 November
  Scientific Sessions
Rio Scenarium Night
Saturday, 22 November
  Scientific Sessions
Closing Ceremony


Online congress registration is closed! Please register on site.

Registration Information 

Scientific Programme

  • Programme at a glance (pdf)
  • EACCME credits

  • Call for Abstracts - Abstract submission is closed!   
  • Plenary Speakers
    SICOT and SBOT are pleased to announce that Andrew J. Carr, Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford, and John P. Dormans, Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), will be delivering plenary lectures at the Rio meeting.
  • Peer Reviewers
    Special thanks go to the members of the Scientific Board who kindly gave their time to review the abstracts submitted for the Congress.
  • Partner Societies
    We are grateful to these societies for contributing to the scientific programme and organising symposia.

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.

Diploma Examination

Registration is closed!

The 12th SICOT Diploma Examination will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 19 November 2014 and will consist of a written part and an oral part.


Find out more about the awards which are granted to young surgeons to help them attend the Congress.

Social Programme

Don't miss the Rio Scenarium Night on Friday, 21 November!

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.

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 / +1 450 458 1696 
Skype: ripley9423

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
Monday, 30 June 2014 Early registration deadline
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 E-poster upload links sent to registered presenting authors
Friday, 29 August 2014 Deadline to upload e-posters
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 

Commercial Agent

Lina Salvati 
Linsa Inc. 
Montreal | Canada 

Tel.: +1 514 924 3476 / +1 450 458 1696
Skype: ripley9423

Please visit this page regularly for updated information on Rio de Janeiro TWC 2014