The EFORT Congress Scientific Awards

The EFORT Congress Scientific Awards

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

The EFORT Congress Scientific Awards are selected among the many high-quality abstracts submitted to the congress. Traditionally, EFORT awards every year the Free Paper and Jacques Duparc (poster) Awards, as well as the the Michael Freeman Award since 2018. This latter award 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.

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 three winners in each of the two categories: gold, silver and bronze. On top of international recognition by peers, award winners also receive a financial reward. 

Among 30 pre-selected competing posters accepted for presentation within the Virtual EFORT Congress scientific programme, the 10 best-rated submissions receive the Jacques Duparc Award, which includes a financial grant and a certificate to acknowledge the work of each co-author having contributed to the abstract content.

We strongly believe that the EFORT Awards annual competition contributes to engage more attendees in regards to the development of the scientific content and to create a research culture within the O&T community. 

EFORT Congress Geneva 2016 | Scientific Awards Winners

The Free Paper Awards recognize the three best-rated free paper submissions.The winning submissions received a certificate during the congress and a monetary prize of € 3,000 for gold, € 2,000 for silver and € 1,000 for bronze.

The winning papers of the 17th EFORT Congress Geneva 2016 are:




The 10 best-rated poster abstracts of the 17th EFORT Congress Geneva 2016 are:

The Allied Professions Award is given to the best-rated allied profession paper. The winner receives an award stipend of EUR 500 and a certificate during the congress. At the 17th EFORT Congress Geneva 2016, the winner is:

The Trauma Award represents the best-scored abstract submitted on trauma, with the winner receiving a grant of €1,000 and a certificate. The winner of the 17th EFORT Congress Geneva 2016 is: