Abstracts Information

Abstract submission for the 22nd EFORT Annual Congress 2021 has been extended until Monday 25 January 2021, 23:59 CET.

In order to submit an abstract please consult our Guidelines, access our scientific platform and Sign Up on the section "My Congress". If you already have a scientific account, please Login with your old credentials.


Follow the instructions through the system to guarantee a correct and complete submission. Please be aware that a valid email address and current institution for each co-author are mandatory. EFORT will communicate with authors via the contact addresses given during the submission process.

Abstracts must correspond to previously unpublished work. Only electronic submissions will be considered. Resubmissions and double submissions are automatically rejected.

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).

There is no restriction on the number of abstracts submitted by a unique author or research group, but each registered participant can have a maximum of six abstracts (three orals and three posters) accepted.

Submitters can modify the authorship information, scientific categories and core data of their abstract(s) directly on the online platform until the submission deadline.


Deadline to submit your abstract:
Monday 25 January 2021 | 23:59 CET

Acceptance of the submitted work is at discretion of the EFORT Science Committee.

For technical support and further abstract requests, please directly contact the EFORT Abstract Team at scicom@efort.org.

Authors and co-authors will receive acceptance/rejection notifications by Monday 01 March 2021.

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 Monday 29 March 2021 | 23:59 CET.


  • Spine Trauma
  • Shoulder & Upper Arm Trauma
  • Elbow & Forearm Trauma
  • Hand & Wrist Trauma
  • Pelvic Trauma
  • Hip & Femur Trauma
  • Knee & Lower Leg Trauma
  • Foot & Ankle Trauma
  • Polytrauma
  • Paediatric Trauma
  • Varia Trauma


  • Spine
  • Shoulder & Upper Arm
  • Elbow & Forearm
  • Wrist & Hand
  • Pelvis, Hip & Femur
  • Knee & Lower Leg
  • Foot  & Ankle
  • Paediatrics Orthopaedics
  • Musculoskeletal Tumors
  • Musculoskeletal Infections


  • Basic Sciences
  • Biomechanics
  • Implants, Biomaterials & Registry Study
  • Systemic Disorders
  • Methodology
  • Health Economy
  • Education
  • Quality Management
  • Miscellaneous

Oral Presentations as Free Paper

Abstracts accepted as Free Papers will be 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 Free Paper 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.

Oral Presentations as Clinical Report

Clinical Reports will be presented orally during the Congress, in a few dedicated Clinical Reports sessions. They should refer to ONE SINGLE clinical case presenting scientific value for the use of a specific treatment or technique.

To ensure that sessions run smoothly, please refer to the Clinical Report Presentation Guidelines.

Poster Presentations

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, please refer to the Poster Presentation Guidelines available online.

Best-rated Posters will compete for the Jacques Duparc Award and will receive specific guidelines.

Nested Applications

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The 22nd EFORT Annual Congress Vienna 2021 abstract submission opened on 09 November 2020

The abstract submission closes on Monday 25 January 2021 | 23:59 CET

Call for abstracts EFORT 2021

22nd EFORT Annual Congress Vienna 2021
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EFORT Guidelines for Abstract Submission
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