from Monday 11 to Wednesday 13
November 2024
Palais des Congrès - Paris - France
  • See version
  • ##fr##
  • ##en##


Important dates and information

  • Submission deadline: March 11, 2024, at 11:59 PM
  • Confirmation of abstract acceptance: early June
  • Registration at preferential rate: September 4 (inclusive)
  • Online program: June 15 (on the website)
  • Format of the 2024 congress: from Monday, November 11 to Wednesday, November 13

Organisation en journées par thème de surspécialité


The abstract submission period is now closed.
Notifications will be sent by e-mail in early June.

Submission on the platform

Please read the excerpt from the regulations below carefully before submission :

  • All submissions are made for the SOFCOT congress. The allocation of accepted communications will be conducted by SOFCOT and specialty societies to distribute them across the various communication sessions during the SOFCOT and specialty day.
  • Any work printed or presented in a previous year to an associated or partner society cannot be presented at the congress.
  • Communications from French teams must include at least one up-to-date member of SOFCOT among the authors.
  • Communications presented by industrialists must include at least one orthopedic surgeon among the authors.
  • Any oral presentation (or e-poster) not made by the principal author (or one of their co-authors) will result in exclusion for the following two years.
  • Presentations must not contain any slides expressing a political viewpoint.
  • Declaration of conflicts of interest is mandatory for each co-author.
  • A declaration of the use of artificial intelligence is also mandatory for each abstract.

Please note: You can submit as many communications as you wish, but a maximum of 3 communications per department and per theme will be selected, in addition to possibly one communication on the theme of the year: "Quality of life at work."

If you wish to present a communication at the Cercle Nicolas Andry, please write directly to

Instructions for abstract writing:

  • The abstract text must not exceed 3,000 characters (including spaces) and should not include any tables or figures. It should be presented as single-spaced text. Your abstract must be in French (except for international surgeons who may submit an abstract in English, speak in English but with a PowerPoint written in French).

    New: this year, the submission platform will also be available in English. This option is reserved for international submitters only and should not be used by French teams.

  • It must report the results of clinical or experimental research and be presented according to the following plan:
  • Introduction: where established facts on the subject and especially the objective of your work are specified.
  • Material and Methods: clinical or experimental, describing the studied population or sample.
  • Operating methods, measurement, clinical evaluation, experimental, etc...
  • Results: reported without commentary or discussion.
  • Discussion: focusing on the response to the work objective, the methodology used, the position of the information provided in relation to previously published works.
  • Conclusion: for potential prospective deductions and clinical implications of experimental research.

Failure to comply with these rules will prevent the Review Committee from scoring and therefore selecting the submitted work

Instructions for abstract presentation:

  • Title of the abstract: Never all in capital letters. Only capitals required by international standards are accepted (acronyms, abbreviations...).
  • Author(s) of the abstract: Names and surnames never all in capital letters.
  • Since the choice of communications is anonymous, the title and text of the abstract must not contain any mention allowing the identification of the origin of the work. Identifying the department leads to a score of 0 and thus to the exclusion of the abstract.
  • All co-authors must agree with the submitted abstract.

Any failure to comply with these rules will prevent the Review Committee from scoring and therefore selecting the submitted work.

CONGRESS AWARDS presented to the best works.

(*) To participate in an award: Communication accepted for the congress and presented by an author under 35 years old. The winners will be chosen by a jury based on the PowerPoint presentation of the abstract, which must be sent to the Society Secretariat ( before October 11th.


SOFCOT Prize for the best communication (*): €2,000

This prize rewards the best communication.

RELYENS Prize for risk management in orthopedics (*): €2,500

This prize rewards the best communication addressing risk management in orthopedics.

Innovation and Research Frantz Langlais Prize (*): €2000

Prize awarded by FICOT (Foundation for Innovation in Orthopedics and Traumatology)

This prize is awarded to an author of a fundamental (preferably) or clinical research work, by a French author under 35 years old.

AFIDEO/FICOT Prize (*): €2,000

This prize rewards a French innovation in the field of orthopedic surgery or work on sustainable development in the operating room. It is awarded to a French surgeon under the age of 35, presenting a communication at the SOFCOT congress related to an implant focused on a French-origin concept or work on sustainable development, such as waste management in the operating room or the carbon footprint of a surgical procedure.

Want to know more?
Follow us