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Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) * | Hyderabad, INDIA
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Specialty: , Orthopaedic Surgery
Dates: From Oct, 17, 2013 to Oct, 19, 2013
Location: Hyderabad, INDIA
Type: Congress, Course
Registration Cost: From 75 to 600 EUR
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Welcome to Hyderabad, India, the venue of the 2013 SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress.

Since the inception of SICOT, this will be the first time that its Orthopaedic World Congress will be held in the Indian subcontinent. Hence the tremendous enthusiasm for welcoming Orthopaedic Surgeons and SICOT members from far and wide for this landmark meeting of World Orthopaedics. We will deliberate on many facets of Orthopaedics and Trauma discussing these topics at great length. All subspecialties will be represented and discussions will revolve around the cutting edge technology of today and the future. Fringe areas like information technology, resource management, orthopaedics in the developing world and preventive orthopaedics will hold the stage with traditional topics for debate. Conventional teaching, learning modalities like debates, instructional course lectures, symposia and case discussions will be there, complementing the many innovative and interactive programmes.

With a growing Indian economy and emerging markets, spending on health care and well-being is fast rising up on the priority list, bringing many new avenues for those connected with the health industry.

Hyderabad as a city is both ancient and modern, offering many opportunities to experience the culture and the area’s many sights. In addition, incredible India offers you a rich sightseeing experience to relax before and after the Congress.

Hyderabad OWC 2013 is sure to boast of a record attendance of delegates from this subcontinent and other parts of the world. I do hope that you consider participating in this very important meeting in the Indian subcontinent.

Ashok Johari 
Congress President 

Thematology / Presented Topics:

Main Topics 
Minimal invasive surgery 


Plenary Speakers

José Sérgio Franco

Dr José Sérgio Franco was born in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil, in 1951 and moved to Rio de Janeiro in 1969. He graduated from Medical School in 1976, and completed his medical residency in 1978, Masters in Orthopaedics in 1982, and PhD in 1984 at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He currently holds positions as Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology of the UFRJ Faculty of Medicine. He is also Full Professor of the postgraduate course in Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the Carlos Chagas Institute. His main area of expertise is orthopaedic trauma surgery.

He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Socio Economic Committee of the AO Foundation. He has held several leadership positions including President of the Brazilian Society of Orthopaedic Trauma (1999-2000), Brazilian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (2003), Brazilian Society of Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow (2004), Orthopaedic Society of Portuguese-speaking countries (2009-2011), and Latin-American Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (2013-2014). He is currently the SICOT National Delegate of Brazil and will be the President of the SICOT Triennial World Congress in Rio de Janeiro in 2014.

Dr Franco is a co-editor of the Journal of Techniques in Orthopaedics (United States) and the Brazilian Journal of Orthopaedics. He has had several books and book chapters published in and outside Brazil. Many of his papers have been published in scientific journals, mainly in orthopaedic trauma. He has delivered hundreds of lectures at conferences in Brazil and abroad. 

Dr Franco has been conferred with the title of Honorary Citizen of Rio de Janeiro and has also received the Tiradentes Medal of Merit and Pedro Ernesto Medal of Merit from the City of Rio de Janeiro.

Dror Paley

Dr Dror Paley was born in Israel and grew up in Canada. He graduated Medical School (1979) and residency (1985) at the University of Toronto. After fellowships in hand, trauma, paediatric, and Ilizarov surgery, he introduced the Ilizarov method to North America in 1987. He was Full Professor and Chief of Paediatric Orthopaedics at the University of Maryland (1987-2001) and then became the Director of the Rubin Institute (2001-2009). Since 2009, he has been the Director of the Paley Advanced Limb Lengthening Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida. 

Dr Paley is best known for his landmark research in the field of limb lengthening and deformity correction. His textbook Principles of Deformity Correction is considered the Bible of deformity correction surgery. He is also the author of 4 other books, 47 book chapters, 129 peer reviewed journal articles, and 54 video productions. He has presented over 2,000 lectures at international meetings in six languages. This is his 12th visit to India since 1989. 

He was a cofounder of the LLRS in 1989, ASAMI International in 1993, and is President-Elect of the International Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society and Chairman of its 2015 Miami Conference. 

He has received international awards from orthopaedic and non-orthopaedic groups including a Gubernatorial Citation for his humanitarian work and 8 honorary international society memberships. His Paley Foundation helps children and doctors from developing countries. 

Dr Paley is known as an innovator who has changed orthopaedic surgery by his ideas, including deformity planning principles, the Multiplier method of discrepancy prediction, reconstructive procedures for congenital deficiencies (superhip, superknee, and superankle, ulnarization). He has also helped develop new external fixators and implantable lengthening devices. At the Paley Institute he continues to treat patients from over 70 countries and to innovate new procedures that will benefit generations of future patients and surgeons.

Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran

Dr Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran is the Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics & Spine Surgery at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India. He is the Adjunct Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery of Tamilnadu Medical University, Member of the Faculty of Medicine, Annamalai University, and Member of the Planning Board, Bharathiar University. He is the second Orthopaedic Surgeon from India to be the Hunterian Professor of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Dr Rajasekaran is the Immediate Past President of the Indian Orthopaedic Association, President of the Association of Spine Surgeons of India, Immediate Past President of the International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine (ISSLS), Canada, and Past President of the World Orthopaedic Concern, United Kingdom. 

He is the Deputy Editor of the Journals SPINE, Global Spine Journal and Journal of Craniovertebral Surgery. He is on the Editorial Board of Bone & Joint Surgery (B) and European Spine Journal.

His research interest relate to disc biology and nutrition, imaging of spinal cord injuries, and open injuries for which he has won numerous international awards including the prestigious ISSLS Prize for Spine Research for 2004, 2010 and 2013, EuroSpine Open Paper Award for 2008, Macnab LaRocca Research Award, Canada, 2005, Sofamer Danek Award of the ISSLS for the years 1996, 2002 and 2006. Nationally, he has also won numerous awards including the Silver Jubilee Research Award of the Medical Council of India in 2002, the Hari Om Ashram Award of the Medical Council of India in 2005, Tamilnadu Government Scientist Award in 2000, and Silver Jubilee Award of the IOA in 2003.

He is the Chief Editor of a Video Atlas of Spine Surgery, ASSI Textbook on Spinal Infections & Trauma, has 125 publications in international journals, 44 national publications, and 215 international and 359 national presentations.

Steffen Ruchholtz

Prof Dr Steffen Ruchholtz studied medicine from 1985 to 1991 in Ulm and Munich, Germany. He was trained in general surgery from 1992 to 1998 in the Department of Surgery of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. From 1998 to 2007, Ruchholtz practised orthopaedic trauma and hand surgery at the Department of Trauma Surgery of the University of Essen in leading positions working as deputy head from the year 2000 on. In 2007 he became Full Professor and Chairman of the Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery at the Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany. He is a board certified surgeon in general, orthopaedic trauma and hand surgery.

An early, important scientific objective has been the care of severely injured patients. In 1993 Dr Ruchholtz was one of the founders of the TraumaRegister DGU® of the German Society for Trauma Surgery (DGU). Dr Ruchholtz was directly involved in planning and establishing the project TraumaNetwork DGU® and in 2006 became speaker of AKUT (Committee on the Implementation of the TraumaNetwork DGU®). In this position he is in charge of the organisation of the TraumaNetwork DGU® with more than 600 certified Trauma Centres in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
Another strong research interest is the treatment of the geriatric patient with complicated trauma. Dr Ruchholtz published his work on less invasive approaches in the treatment of geriatric fractures of the humerus, the acetabulum and periprosthetic fractures in national and international journals.

Dr Ruchholtz is the editor of two textbooks on the treatment of orthopaedic trauma. He has published more than 150 peer reviewed journal articles and held more than 550 lectures at national and international meetings. He has received awards from orthopaedic and other medical societies. Dr Ruchholtz is a member of the Executive Committee of the German Society for Trauma Surgery, member of 8 scientific societies and reviewer for 10 national and international medical journals. 
Courses / Workshops within the event

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Spine - Spinal Imaging 
Research - Breakthrough Tools in Tissue Engineering
Shoulder & Elbow - Hemiarthroplasty in Trauma
Sports Medicine - Wireless Video Arthroscopy with Hands-On Laboratory

Friday, 18 October 2013

Trauma - Polytrauma 
Spine - Aging Spine 
Tumours - Oncological Surgery 
Hip - Hip preserving bone in hip surgery in young patients
Infections - Management of Bone Infection & Non Union

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Trauma - Ankle Fractures (ARTOF) 
Trauma - Trauma in Children 
Paediatrics - Foot
Shoulder & Elbow - Elbow Instability 
Spine - Orthopaedic Microsurgery

Social Program

Opening Ceremony & Welcome Buffet

Date Thursday, 17 October 2013
Time 18:30
Venue Hall 3, Hyderabad International Convention Centre
Opening Ceremony: Free
Welcome Buffet: EUR 10
Dress code Business attire or casual

The renowned dancer, Ananda Shankar Jayant, will be performing at the Opening Ceremony. She has been awarded several times by the Government of India and honoured by other countries. 


Indian Night Party

Date Friday, 18 October 2013
Time 19:00
Venue N Convention
Fee EUR 60
Dress code Casual


The Indian Night Party will be held at the state of the art N Convention. The venue offers eight acres of lush greenery and an enviable 180° view of a shimmering lake, with the iconic Cyber Towers a stone’s throw away. 

Entertainment will include a performance by "Unique Dance Troupe", a Bollywood dance group.


Closing Ceremony

Date Saturday, 19 October 2013
Time 18:15
Venue Hall 3, Hyderabad International Convention Centre
Fee Free
Dress code Business attire or casual

Numerous awards will be handed out and the Congress will be officially closed. 

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Scientific Awards

Lester Lowe SICOT Awards (closed)

Funded by the SICOT Foundation

Two prizes of up to USD 1,000 each to help cover travel costs and a diploma will be awarded at the Closing Ceremony. The purpose is to allow trainees to attend a SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress. Free congress registration is granted to the winners who must attend the Closing Ceremony of the meeting to receive their prize.

Prerequisites: Candidates must be trainees under 35 and members of SICOT.

Documents to submit: application letter stating the cost of an economy return airfare to Hyderabad, CV, copy of birth certificate or passport, and SICOT Membership Application Form (unless already a SICOT member). 2013 membership dues must be paid. 
Winners must also present a receipt of their travel ticket and boarding pass after the Closing Ceremony. 

Deadline for application1 May 2013

Applications should be sent (Subject: Lester Lowe SICOT Award)




No application is required for the following awards. The winners of the awards below will be selected from all presenters at the Congress. Award winners will be notified in advance and must attend the Closing Ceremony to receive their prize. 

Henri Bensahel Award

Sponsored by the SICOT Congress

This Award was established in 2009 in memory of Henri Bensahel, Professor of Paediatric Orthopaedics and a Founding Member of IFPOS (International Federation of Paediatric Orthopaedic Societies). A prize of EUR 500 is awarded at the Closing Ceremony to the best oral presentation in Paediatrics.


SICOT/AAOS Annual Meeting Scholarships

Sponsored by SICOT & AAOS

AAOS will provide two free registrations for the AAOS Annual Meeting to SICOT-selected scholarship recipients, who will be chosen from a pool of candidates comprised of the winners of the best oral and poster presentations in Hyderabad. Travel expenses up to EUR 500 will be covered by SICOT. 


SICOT/CCJR Meeting Awards

Sponsored by SICOT & CCJR

The best oral and poster presentations in Arthroplasty will be granted this award, which includes one free registration (worth USD 850) for the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement (CCJR) Winter Course and one free registration for the Spring Course. Travel expenses up to EUR 500 will be covered by SICOT.


SICOT Oral Presentation Award

Sponsored by the SICOT Congress

The presenting authors of the ten best oral papers present their papers for a second time at the Best Papers Session during the Congress. The presenting author of the best oral presentation selected during this session will be awarded a prize of EUR 500 at the Closing Ceremony. All ten presenting authors will receive a diploma of recognition.


SICOT Poster Award

Sponsored by the SICOT Congress

The presenting author of the best poster will be awarded a prize of EUR 500 at the Closing Ceremony. The presenting authors of the ten best posters all receive a diploma of recognition.

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Phone: 011-32-2-648-6823

Fax: 011-32-2-649-8601

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