Rolle, 03 September 2020

Dear Prof. Romanowski, 

As you might know by now, the global Covid-19 pandemic has prompted EFORT to create a new virtual educational offer as our 1st Virtual EFORT Congress (VEC) which will take place online from Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 October 2020.

This exciting new educational programme will comprise abstract-based presentations as well as several invited sessions showcasing the latest advances in Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Europe-wide and globally. Indeed, at this stage, the educational content of the new virtual event from the former scientific programme has been defined with the support of all the members of the EFORT Science Committee and EFORT Board, and around 1200 abstracts have already been transferred for future presentation within the VEC.

EFORT has decided to run once more the Comprehensive Review Course (CRC) as a full-day educational programme during the last day of the VEC (Friday 30 October) to provide a basis for the core theoretical knowledge expected of all orthopaedic trainees at the end of their curriculum. However, in order to adapt our programme to a purely online support, the detailed programme and length of presentations have been revised. 

In this context, EFORT is pleased to invite you to you to take over the presentation you were initially appointed for, as stated in the overview here below:

Title: Fractures: Hand & Wrist

Schedule: Friday 30 October 2020 - from 15:45 to 16:30

Please note this schedule includes the discussion period linked to all the presentations of your session.

For the specific length of your presentation, please consult the attached CRC programme.

Presentations will be held as a LIVE webinar during the specific schedule above. However, we will have the option to pre-record presentations as all abstract-based sessions will be running in this alternative setup. Therefore, if you don’t have the possibility to join LIVE under the schedule of the presentation (to be confirmed by mid-September), we could also pre-record your presentation.

Moreover, please note that all discussion periods will require the participation of the corresponding speakers to interact over Q&As from participants. Indeed, there will be a dedicated interactive feature on the platform to collect the questions remotely and moderators will manage the content of this section to direct discussion around the most relevant topics.

Lectures embedded in this course should not summarize the full content of the manuscript but rather focus on a few highlights which are part of the written document. Speakers are invited to address during their presentation the questions under the MCQ exam format that were included in the manuscripts.

EFORT Rules, Benefits And Requirements

Confirmed EFORT Faculty receive one complete VEC free full registration:

  • Access to all the section of the virtual platform, including 5 different channels of webcast and 5 hours of educational content per day;
  • European CME credits and certificate of attendance to our 1st EFORT Virtual Congress
  • Free access to the electronic educational resources (abstracts and presentations) for 6-months following the VEC dates
  • EFORT Open Reviews special congress edition - electronic format

By accepting the assignment, EFORT Faculty give their permission for public access of their presentation/recording (protected platform, with registration only).

Faculty changing their original confirmed commitments less than two weeks prior to the Congress owing to other short-notice obligations are required to provide EFORT with a suitable substitute.

You can confirm your participation by simply replying to this e-mail. In case, you don’t wish to take part of this session, please let us know as soon as possible.

Please receive our warmest thanks for your commitment to EFORT.bFor all general information don't hesitate to visit our dedicated website:

We look forward to your involvement in our 1st Virtual EFORT Congress (VEC) as your active collaboration will allow us to fulfil the educational goals accompanying this new challenge.

 1st Virtual EFORT Congress Day-by-Day Overview 


Best regards,