Board of Subspecialties (BOSS)

The future of orthopaedics lies with the subspecialties. They should be a thrust area for SICOT and one in which SICOT should excel. SICOT subspecialties should be represented by the best international specialty experts. That would be the SICOT of the future! The Board of Subspecialties represents all subspecialties and the best of SICOT specialty education and training. It influences the minds of young orthopaedic surgeons who need a direction into the subspecialties whilst still catering to the needs of a well-grounded general orthopaedic surgeon. SICOT subspecialties are global and not regional. All subspecialty committees fall under BOSS and report to the President Elect as the designated head of BOSS. BOSS liaises with all academies and councils of SICOT.

Advantages of having the specialties together include:

  1. Coordinated efforts of having a specialty curriculum
  2. Educational efforts of a similar nature and direction
  3. Development of training programmes, fellowships, courses and discussion groups
  4. Hosting of specialty meetings and conferences in different parts of the world
  5. Empower higher training and certification in the subspecialties

BOSS, through its head, the SICOT President Elect, is responsible for:

  1. Coordinating all the subspecialties
  2. Development of subspecialty curriculum
  3. Subspecialty educational programmes, courses, cadaveric courses and discussion groups
  4. Subspecialty meetings and conferences
  5. Training programmes and fellowships
  6. Certification
  7. Subspecialty content of SICOT Diploma Exams or higher specialised exams
  8. Higher subspecialty exam to recognise training and knowledge assessment and certification in each subspecialty

If you would like to contact any of the chairs or vice-chairs below, please send an email to [email protected].

 

Computers & Enabling Technologies

Chair: Zachary Post

Foot & Ankle

Chair: Rupinderbir Singh Deol
Vice-chair: Lucky Jeyaseelan
Members: Paulo Ferro, Eric Giza, Arvind Puri, Guangrong Yu, Mingzhu Zhang, Nasef Mohamed Nasef Abdellatif, Tanawat Vaseenon, Rahul Upadhyay, Karan Johal, Gabriel Khazen, Cristian Ortiz

Hand

ChairFerdinando Da Rin de Lorenzo
Members: Mohammed Ali Fadhil Al-Bayati, Amr Aly, Shalin Chen, Anil Dhal, Essam Elkaref, Duretti Fufa, Sanjeev Kakar, Bo Liu, Fabian Moungondo, Joao Carlos Nakamoto, Frédéric Schuind, Marco Yanex Quito

Hip Arthroplasty

Chair: Oliver Marin-Pena
Vice-chair: Satish Kutty
Members: Ahmed Abdelazeem, Emmanuel Audenaert, Hwa Sen Chua, Alejandro Gonzalez Della Valle, Temiloluwa Olufemi, Lewis PK Chan, Nicolas Restrepo, Mrinal Sharma, Pablo Slullitel, Afshin Taheriazam, Marc Tey Pons, Mohan Thadi

Infections

ChairPietro Ruggieri
Members: Udo Ego Anyaehie, Bertrand Boyer, Li Cao, Ferdinando Da Rin De Lorenzo, Alioune Badara Diouf, Mohamed Fadel, Carlos Higuera, Gerrolt Nico Jukema, Abdelrahim Kabbashi, Ianiv Klaber, Luisa Paganini, Rohan Parwani, Pablo Slullitel, Yangguan Wu

Knee Arthroplasty

Chair: Ashok Rajgopal 
Members: Hwa Sen Chua, Ivan De Martino, Ponky Firer, Dariush Gouran Savadkoohi, Miroslav Haspl, Fatih Kucukdurmaz, Matthew Morrey, Maximilian Rudert, Manuj Wadhwa

Limb Reconstruction

ChairHemant Sharma  
Members: Nando Ferreira, Reggie Hamdy, Gamal Hosny, Rodrigo Mota, Sanjeev Sabharwal, Aik Saw, Firas Suleiman, Mauro Vivas, Jiancheng Zang

Orthopaedic Microsurgery

ChairAhmad Addosooki 

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Chair: Alaric Aroojis
Vice-chair: Fabio Valerio Sciarretta
Members: Sakti Das, Qing Du, Sanjay Keshkar, Chor Yin Lam, Muhammad Zain-Ur-Rehman, Feng Zhang

Paediatrics

Chair: Mihir Thacker 
Vice-chair: Gamal Hosny 
Members: Darko Anticevic, Matthew Dobbs, Khaled El Adwar, Patricia Fucs, Rick Gardner, Tatiana Guerschman, James Hoi Po Hui, Joshua Hyman, Ashok Johari, Indranil Kushare, Zhao Li, Marek Synder

Shoulder & Elbow

Chair: Inho Jeon
Vice-chair: Daniel Moya
Members: Ivan Encalada, Guido Fierro, Aashay Kekatpure, Erica Kholinne, Christos Koukos, Yi Lu, Ivan Micic, Stephen Roche, Kilian Rueckl, John Sperling, Ivan Wong, Hani Zamil, Nuri Aydin

Spine

Chair: Alaa Azmi Ahmad
Vice-chair: Bhavuk Garg
Members: Shah Alam, Hanny Anwar, Massimo Balsano, Evalina Burger, Jason Pui Yin Cheung, Dorcas Chomba, Arizt De Leon Robles, Mohammed Diab, Essam Elsherif, Ahmed Jahwari, Okechukwu Emmanuel Nwankwo, Norman Ramirez-Lluch

Sports Traumatology & Arthroscopy

Chair: Fabio Valerio Sciarretta
Vice-chair: Umer Butt
Members: Raid Abutalib, Sultan Al Maskari, Bobby Anand, Julio Fernandes, Michael Held, Vikas Khanduja, Robert Klitzman, James Sir Young Loh, Fernando Rosa, Seow Hui Teo, Rui Yang

Trauma

Chair: Roman Pfeifer 
Vice-chair: Ilir Hasani 
Members: Zsolt Balogh, Khaled Emara, Marc Hanschen, Miriam Kalbitz, Gleb Korobushkin, Christian Lozano, Jeannie McCaul, Takahiro Niikura, Joshua Parry, Nimrod Rozen, Ramesh Kumar Sen, Boris Zelle

Tumours

Chair: Eduardo Botello
Vice-chair: Andrea Angelini
Members: Francis Hornicek, Joseph Benevenia, Keith Hosking, Luisa Paganini, Nedim Aytekin, Magdy Abdelmotaal, Yogesh Panchwagh, Albert Lam, Walid Atef-Ebeid, Fabrice Fiorenza, Ajay Puri, Pietro Ruggieri