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EFORT, as the European leading platform for high quality musculoskeletal research, will implement for the upcoming edition of its annual congress, a session focusing on the presentation of the best papers from each National Member Society. To showcase the best available research to the widest audience of Orthopaedics and Trauma (O&T) surgeons in Europe, this EFORT initiative aims at increasing the level of the scientific programme and creating an attractive milieu for scientific exchange between participants


  • Involve the National Member Societies in the scientific content building of the EFORT congress.
  • Stimulate the National Member Societies to focus on high quality science.
  • Stimulate networking between representatives of all National Member Societies.
  • Create a Research Culture within the EFORT community.

Selection Process

Each EFORT National Member Society has been invited to choose their Best National Paper through a transparent process following their own selection criteria. The selected Best National Paper of each country have been forwarded to EFORT for further consideration. 

Authors involved in the competition will receive detailed guidelines for onsite presentation shortly.

All accepted Best National Papers will be displayed as wall paper posters during the 3 days of the congress, in a prominent, dedicated area. On the second day of the congress, a Poster Walk Session will take place during which at least one author from each Best National Paper will present the results in a 5-minutes discussion with two moderators.  

Out of the poster presentations, six Best National Papers will be selected for an Oral Session  (podium presentation embedded in the congress programme) running on the second day of the congress (14h45 – 15h45). Each selected Best National Paper is allocated 6 minutes for presentation followed by a 3-minutes discussion with the audience and the moderators. 

At the end of the 60-minutes oral session, attendees from the audience will use an electronic voting system (within the congress App) to choose the three best oral presentations. The names of the winners will be announced in a special award hand-over session later the same day.

EFORT recommends to the presenting authors of all the accepted Best National Papers to have their results ready on both a paper poster support and a set of Power Point slides (two presentation formats possible). Authors can consult the specific guidelines as follows:

EFORT Selection Committee

The EFORT Selection Committee for the Best National Paper Poster Walk consists of two Orthopaedics & Traumatology experts from different countries, other than the countries presenting in the group they are moderating. A predefined scoring grid will be used in order to have unique scoring criteria and transparency in the selection process.

The selection during the Best National Paper Oral Session is directly driven by the audience voting.

Attendance & Recognition

The presenting author of each selected Best National Paper will receive a free full registration to the 2022 congress.

The presenting author of each Best National Paper will receive a recognition ribbon for his/her congress badge. Paper poster supports of each Best National Paper will receive a recognition rosette mentioning the country participating in the selection. The three Best National Paper winners will receive an EFORT Special Distinction certificate and will be invited to participate in further EFORT marketing campaigns including interviews and social media.

More information

EFORT has received the research work from 20 candidates for the Best National Paper to be presented as part of our 2022 congress scientific programme.

Information about all candidates and their topics will be available as of 01 March 2022.

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EFORT Best National Paper (BNP)