Award winners were notified and international speakers, including our colleagues from this year’s guest nation, India, were invited to come to Berlin in October 2020. To ensure pertinence and novelty, the research abstracts that were submitted for this year’s congress will be published in an abstract booklet within the German magazine for Orthopaedics and Traumatology („Zeitschrift für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie“).
The pandemic forced the advancement of digitalization in medicine by taking the sledgehammer approach. While video conferences, digital case discussions, and virtual consultations are part of the daily routine by now, digital or virtual congresses are still being tested. This year, we will host the „digital week O&T“ #digitalOT2020 from October 19 to October 23 2020 to offer continuous education and exchange of knowledge to our colleagues and partners in the industry. The Academy for Orthopaedics and Traumatology (AOUC) is organizing this event.
The O&T digital week cannot replace the DKOU with its 12.000 live participants and is not attempting to do so. Nevertheless, it is important to try out new formats like this to be prepared for the future. Starting now, you can register free.
A look into the future: As of right now we are planning to host the DKOU 2021 (October 26 to October 29, 2021) in person, as in previous years, to offer the customary congress experience.