The annual meeting of EFORT is the largest platform for European Orthopaedics to exchange knowledge and experience within Europe but also with colleagues from other parts of the world. From 05-07 June 2019 the meeting of EFORT is celebrating its 20th birthday in Lisbon.
The European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT) is the platform organisation linking Europe‘s national orthopaedic associations. Its aims reflect the will of all the participating associations to promote the exchange of scientific knowledge and experience in the field of prevention and both the conservative and surgical treatment of diseases and injuries concerning the musculo-skeletal system.
EFORT was established by the national associations for orthopaedics and traumatology from twenty European countries. The Federation was founded in Marentino, Italy, in 1991, and today has 41 national member societies from 39 member countries, as well as 13 associate scientific members.
2019’s venue is Lisbon, Portugal’s capital and largest city at the same time with a population of more than 550,000 people. Its urban area extends beyond the administrative part of the city with a population of around 2.7 million people. Located in western Portugal on the estuary of the Tagus River, it is one of the oldest cities in the world and the oldest in Western Europe.
Lisbon is a charismatic and vibrant city, that effortlessly blends traditional heritage, with striking modernism and progressive thinking, where the sun shines 290 days a year and the temperature rarely drops below 15°C.
The cityscape is mostly formed by the beautiful historical districts, buildings and monuments, full of stories to tell.
According to the American television chain CNN, Lisbon is the “coolest” city in Europe and the third most hospitable city in the world.
It praised the nightlife, as well as the “fascinating streets” of the historic districts. Lisbon is blessed with a stunning seafront, which beaches are famed for their golden sands and calm waters.