SICOT & Education


This virtual platform hosts a series of different e-events ranging from webinars and podcasts to live streamed surgical demos.

Diploma Examination

In 2003, for the first time, SICOT held an examination for orthopaedic trainees during its Annual International Conference in Cairo, Egypt. The overall results of this first experience were very encouraging, and a SICOT Diploma Examination has been held every year since then. 

Education Centres

The SICOT Education Centre is a focal point for stimulating and improving education in Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology. It is a physical entity in a university or hospital that will assist in the education of orthopaedic trainees and continuing the knowledge of orthopaedic surgeons.

Educational Day

The needs of orthopaedic residents, fellows and practicing orthopaedic surgeons around the world are evolving constantly. At the same time, evidence-based knowledge in Orthopaedics is expanding at a very rapid rate. Acquiring and updating knowledge in a short span of time is essential and the SICOT Educational Day was conceived with exactly this purpose in mind.


These fellowships take place in many different countries (Germany, India, United States, Egypt, and others) and cover various specialties and operating procedures. The selected candidates travel for periods of two weeks up to one year and are able to develop their skills through observations and operations alongside renowned orthopaedic surgeons. 

Congress Awards

The SICOT awards are granted to surgeons to reward them for their scientific achievement or to help them attend the Congress by supporting them financially. 

Young Surgeons Committee

The vision of the Young Surgeons Committee is to provide young trainees from around the world with a resourceful educational platform to guide them whilst preparing for the SICOT Diploma and similar exit exams.

SICOT-endorsed Meetings 

Find out which meetings are endorsed by SICOT and how to apply for an endorsement.

SICOT Training Manual

These objectives provide a guide to a basic orthopaedic training or education. They set a standard for trainees to achieve and assure the trainee of an acceptable level of knowledge.

Upcoming Live Webinars

SICOT-OPC - Hip Displacement in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Surveillance to Surgery

Date: 23 September 2023
Time: 13:00-14:20 (CEST/Belgium)

Discover the pivotal insights into paediatric health with our cutting edge webinar on 'Hip Displacement in Children with Cerebral Palsy'. In partnership with OPC (Orthotics Prosthetics Canada), we bring you the opportunity to dig into the complexities of this crucial topic. Join us to unravel the latest advancements, expert perspectives, and transformative solutions, all aimed at enhancing the lives of the young patients. Let's chart a path towards better understanding and proactive care and don't miss out on this exceptional collaborative event!

Management of Segmental Fractures of the Lower Extremities

Date: 27 September 2023
Time: 14:00-15:00 (CEST/Belgium)

We are happy to invite you to embark on a learning journey with our forthcoming Trauma webinar, centered around the key to mastering the intricate art of managing segmental fractures of the lower extremities. Immerse yourself in the expertise of our distinguished faculty as they navigate through innovative methodologies, state-of-the-art interventions, and compelling patient narratives. This webinar promises to amplify your proficiency. Seize the opportunity to connect with the vanguard of fracture management techniques.

Blount's Disease: Tips & Tricks

Date: 6 October 2023
Time: 12:00-13:00 (CEST/Belgium)

Join our upcoming webinar on 'Blount's Disease: Tips & Tricks' for our experts' insights into this orthopaedic condition. Discover optimal treatments for various cases, from early onset to severe adolescent, and resource-efficient solutions. We'll learn how to tackle late onset, recurrent and neglected cases, and the predictive factors for infantile Blount. Gain valuable surgical tips for medial plateau elevation and hexapod application without fibular osteotomy fixators. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your expertise in managing Blount's disease efficiently.