The EFORT Congress Scientific Awards

A congress is always as good as its presentations are. In this regard the EFORT congress can ever rely on the experts all over Europe and even worldwide.

The EFORT scientific awards are selected among the many high-quality abstracts submitted to the congress.

Among the traditional Free Paper and Jacques Duparc (poster) Awards, EFORT last year introduced the EFORT/Medtronic Award for Excellence in Bone Repair Research and this year for the first time, the EFORT Michael Freeman Award.

The latter was created in memory of Professor Michael Freeman, one of the founding fathers of EFORT and EFORT President 1994 to 1995, to honor his lifetime contribution to both the European and the International Orthopaedic Community after he passed away in September 2017.

EFORT Congress Barcelona 2018 | Scientific Awards Winners

The 40 best-rated free papers, 20 each in orthopaedics and trauma, were given the option of competing for the EFORT Free Paper Award. Among all submitted presentations, the EFORT Award Committee has chosen the winners in each of the two categories. Winners also receive a financial reward (gold: EUR 1,500; silver: EUR 1,000; bronze: EUR 500).

The 19th EFORT Annual Congress Barcelona 2018 winners are as follows:


GOLD Orthopaedics

SILVER Orthopaedics

BRONZE Orthopaedics



GOLD Trauma



The 10 best-rated poster abstracts submitted to the EFORT Congress receive the Jacques Duparc Award, which includes a grant of EUR 500 and a certificate to acknowledge the work.

The 19th EFORT Annual Congress Barcelona 2018 winners are as follows:

With the Michael Freeman Award, EFORT recognizes an outstanding scientific contribution made to the EFORT Congress. This year’s award is related to knee biomechanics, kindly supported by Medacta International SA. The award comes with a financial reward of EUR 3,000.

The 19th EFORT Annual Congress Barcelona 2018 winner is:

From the best-rated poster abstracts submitted in bone research, EFORT identified one winner of the joint EFORT/Medtronic Award. The winner or rather respective research institute will be awarded with a grant of EUR 5,000.

The 19th EFORT Annual Congress Barcelona 2018 winner is: