Abstracts Information

Deadline for registration of presenting authors is Friday 28 February 2020 | 23:59 CET.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS NOW CLOSED! | All abstracts have been reviewed.

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 10 to 12 June 2020 in Vienna, Austria, will be performed as a blind process that is carried out exclusively through the online platform from mid-November to mid-December 2019. Abstracts then will be analyzed for different standards of quality, 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).

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.

Authors and co-authors have received acceptance/rejection notifications by Friday 31 January 2020.

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 Friday 28 February 2020 | 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.

EFORT Vienna 2020 Abstracts

21st EFORT Annual Congress Vienna 2020 Call for Abstracts and First announcement
PDF document | 12 Pages | 3.6 Mb

EFORT Guidelines for Abstract Submission
PDF Document | 2 pages | 500kb

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