Abstracts Information

- The abstract online subm i ssion system will open on 16 September 2019 -

EFORT does not accept resubmissions. Only abstracts submitted electronically will be considered.

Submission period: from Monday 16 September to Friday 15 November 2019 | 23:59 CET


After logging on https://scientific.efort.org/efort2020 follow the onscreen instructions precisely as they lead you 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Abstracts must correspond to previously unpublished work. EFORT reserves the right to reject your abstract if previously presented.

Submission is defined by an initial branching to differentiate Clinical Research vs. Basic Science abstracts and Systematic Reviews. Please choose carefully your main category.

Submitters also need to define the type of presentation i.e. Free Paper (Podium), Clinical Report (Podium) or Poster (Paper Wall Posters) wished.

EFORT reserves the right to 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 will have a maximum of six abstracts (three oral presentations and three posters) accepted. Double submissions are automatically withdrawn.

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

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

More information:

Authors and co-authors will receive acceptance/rejection notifications on 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.

Call for Abstracts Vienna 2020

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