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EFORT aims to provide worthy scientific guidance via the presentation of well-established medical techniques, but also to highlight new evidence in emerging fields. Renowned experts will discuss their procedures, the rationale for their decisions, their successes and failures. At the Congress, an important source of international knowledge and experience in the prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system will be within your reach. The EFORT scientific sessions are training programs with high scientific value. Authors invited to contribute to the scientific content of the Congress by presenting their work orally should adhere to the same standards, as their contributions are an essential part of the core programme.

As EFORT is the biggest European platform to share orthopaedic and trauma knowledge, an active participation in our upcoming EFORT Annual Congress 2024 in Hamburg, Germany, is the best opportunity to identify new data related to any specialty, gather useful tips and tricks to enhance daily medical achievements and expand the professional network.

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HAMBURG 2024 Abstarcts submission closes

Abstracts Acceptance Communication
Wednesday 31 JANUARY 2024

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All abstracts are currently under review.
Any specific query regarding changes in abstracts needs to be addressed by email to [email protected].

Each year, members of the worldwide orthopaedics and traumatology community share with EFORT abstracts with compelling clinical and experimental results from different levels of scientific knowledge, as well as many systematic reviews. After the closure of online submission, the EFORT Science Committee selects the best work to be showcased in the congress abstract-based sessions. 

To obtain a legitimate average score and a standard deviation that allows correct assessment of the scores’ variability, every abstract receives a minimum of three scores performed by three different. A pool of dedicated reviewers with outstanding medical and educational handle the scoring with extreme professionalism. 

The review of abstracts submitted for the upcoming EFORT Congress to be held from 22 to 24 May 2024, in Hamburg, Germany, will be performed as a blind process that is carried out exclusively through our online scientific platform by beginning of 2024. During this process, abstracts are scored based on different parameters, as follows: 

  • scientific and clinical value; 
  • relevance to the orthopaedics and traumatology (O&T) community’s needs; 
  • suitability of methods to aims; 
  • confirmation of conclusions by results; 
  • objectivity of statements; and 
  • originality of the work and overall added value to the current knowledge in the field.

On top of these general principles, additional criteria are graded on point scales, such as problem description, design, control group, materials, methods, results and conclusions. 

All review criteria are evaluated independently and reviewers base their scores only on the information contained in the abstract (no estimates or projections allowed). The mean score is used as the cut-off point for acceptance.

EFORT reserves the right to reject your abstract if previously presented and/or change the main category and/or the type of presentation of your abstract(s).

Please note that registered participant can have a maximum of six abstracts (three orals and three posters) accepted within the scientific programme of the congress.


Authors and co-authors will receive acceptance/rejection notifications on Wednesday 31 January 2024.

The presenting author of a selected abstract must undertake to attend the Congress and present the abstract in the session and at the time designated by the EFORT Science Committee. EFORT requires each presenting author to complete his/her full registration to the congress to validate his/her abstracts in the final scientific programme.

Deadline for registration of presenting authors is Thursday 29 February 2024, 23:59 CET.


Abstracts accepted as Free Papers are presented orally within scientific sessions embedded in the core Congress programme. Very high scientific quality is expected from these presentations, which should correspond to complete studies with outstanding results and innovative conclusions. To ensure that sessions run smoothly, please refer to the Presentation Guidelines available online. The best-rated Free Papers under both Orthopaedics and Trauma main categories will be selected to compete in the Free Paper Award competition and will receive specific guidelines.


All abstracts accepted as Posters will be presented at the Congress as print wall paper posters. Authors are welcome to add images, tables and detailed data to better document their work. A large display area will be dedicated to poster presentations and Poster Walks will be organised during the Congress to have posters evaluated by experts in the corresponding fields. To ensure that posters are under the correct format for display, refer to the Poster Guidelines available online. Best-rated Posters will compete for the Jacques Duparc Award and will receive specific guidelines.

  • Abstract submission opened | FRIDAY 15 September 2023
  • Abstract submission closed (with an extended deadline) | SATURDAY 18 November 2023 | 23:59 CET
  • Notifications for Abstract Acceptance Status | WEDNESDAY 31 January 2024
  • Deadline Registration Presenting Authors | THURSDAY 29 February 2024 | 23:59 CET
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