The French Society of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology (SOFCOT), an emanation of the French Orthopedic Society (1918) and of the French Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology (1938) is in its 45th Anniversary this year;
Initially a learned society, it became professional by bringing four essential structures for its operation and its representation: the Orthopedics and Traumatology Academy (AOT), the French College of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgeons (CFCOT), the National Union of Orthopedic Surgeons and Trauma (SNCO) Orthorisq, coordinating the activity of specific "subspecialty" societies through 8 affiliates: SOFROT, SOFEC, SFHG, AFCP, SFCR, SOFOP, CAOS, GETRAUM and establishing special relationships with companies such as the three partner companies: SFA, SFCM and SOO.
The AOT is the scientific society.
The CFCOT is the academic and professional society in connection with the National Council of Universities.
The SNCO defends the professional societies.
Orthorisq is the risk management accreditation society.
This structure created eight years ago was innovative because it foreshadowed the professional National Council (PNC) of orthopedic and trauma surgery, whose governance in a public-private parity must be established this year. The NOC will be the source of the continuous professional development organization (ODPC), with separate governance, whose function will be to establish by June 2013 a continuing professional development program (CPD) with the current structures of SOFCOT.
SOFCOT, under the SOFCOT-NOC configuration, will remain in the "Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology" field the privileged interlocutor of DGS, HAS, ANSM, CEPS, CNEDMITS, ministries ... and their members.
SOFCOT created last year under the aegis of the Fondation de France a foundation (FICOT) whose purpose is to promote, through the distribution of grants, innovation in orthopedic and trauma surgery.
SOFCOT, an association governed by the law of 1901 is so far governed by an Executive Board of twelve orthopedic surgeons integrating the representatives of the above four essential structures and the CNU which makes proposals to a larger board of twenty-five orthopedic surgeons.
The Management Board is informed of the preparation of its proposals by the coordinators of the committees that report to it on their work annually. Such committees were created to take into account the functions of their participants and are dimensioned to be efficient new structures: the Scientific Council, the Ethics Commission, the materiovigilance and records commission, the Committee on Nomenclature, the Ambulatory Surgery Committee, the Ortho-geriatrics committee, the Committee of e-learning and websites, the Scholarship Committee. A Communication Commission was also appointed to promote the aura of SOFCOT abroad representatives from SICOT to EFORT and AOLF. SOFCOT was the US Congress (AAOS) guest of honor in 2014 in New Orleans.
All French surgeons justifying qualification and competence in orthopedics surgery or in orthopedic and trauma surgery or a qualification in pediatric surgery with an almost exclusive activity in orthopedic surgery may apply.
Any international orthopedic surgeon justifying membership from his national society may apply.
SOFCOT Membership brings significant benefits including preferential rates at Congress registration.
Also any SOFCOT member is also a SICOT and EFFORT member.
SOFCOT Membership is necessary but insufficient to become an AOT member. A prerequisite is required: five years as a member of the SOFCOT, with exclusive practice of orthopedic and traumatology surgery of the adult and/or child, a communication to SOFCOT Congress over the past five years or a publication of an article in RCOT/OTSR - in the first three authors - or author as the last two members of AOT sponsors. AOT Membership is lost in case of absence at 3 consecutive Congresses.
SOFCOT is the professional society of all orthopedic and trauma surgeons.
Its headquarters is located: 56 rue Boissonade 75014 «La Maison de l’orthopédie»
March 27, 2017 (midnight)
June 15, 2017
until 1 July
until September 15, included
After October 30, included