Nested Applications

Abstracts Information


All abstracts are currently under review.

Any specific query regarding changes in abstracts needs to be addressed by email to scicom@efort.org

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 experts on the specific topic that corresponds to the content of the abstract. 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 30 June to 02 July 2021, will be performed as a blind process that is carried out exclusively through our online scientific platform by end of February 2021.

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 each 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 abstract acceptance/rejection notifications on Monday 01 March 2021.

The presenting author of a selected abstract must undertake to pre-record the presentation for further online streaming of the uploaded file during a specific schedule, 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 was 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 streamed 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 the Orthopaedics and Trauma main categories will be selected for the EFORT Award competition and will receive specific guidelines.

Oral Presentations as Clinical Report

Clinical Reports will be streamed within scientific sessions embedded in the core Congress programme.

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.

e-Poster Presentations

All abstracts accepted as e-Posters will be showcased within an interactive library. Authors are welcome to add images, tables and detailed data to better document their work. All abstract presenters having an accepted e-Poster will be invited to include their results on a pdf support. Recording of an explanatory audio track will be available to complement the main document. To ensure that posters are under the correct format, please refer to the e-Poster Presentation Guidelines available online.

Best-rated e-Posters will be selected for the EFORT Award Competition and will receive specific guidelines.

Contact & Scientific Platform

EFORT Scientific Platform


Contact Email