SICOT/SIROT 2008 XXIV Triennial World Congress (Hong Kong TWC 2008)

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Event Date/Time: Aug 24, 2008 End Date/Time: Aug 28, 2008
Early Registration Date: May 31, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 15, 2008
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This is the third time in the history of SICOT that the Triennial World Congress
is being held in Asia and I welcome you all to our exciting city of Hong Kong.
This year, we have received an extremely enthusiastic demand from friendly
subspecialty societies for co-sponsoring programmes with SICOT. Instead of a
conventional specialty day when participants may have difficulty choosing
between concurrent sessions that they are interested in, the organising
committee has decided to spread them out throughout the programme. In
essence there will be activities of most of the subspecialties everyday with
minimal clashing. In addition to the oral paper presentations, one new initiative
we have is the ‘special poster sessions’ where authors will be given 2 minutes
to present their work in front of their posters, followed by 3 minutes of discussions. You are
encouraged to bring your coffee with you to these poster sessions and share your wisdom with this
selected group of researchers.
The sun does not go down in Hong Kong. There is no lack of social activities around, both day and
night, to keep you busy. I would encourage you and your spouse to register early for the social
programmes because seats are limited. There are two things that you should do before coming, go on
a diet a month before and save up some money. Do not miss the opportunity to explore the wide
range of culinary delights and enjoy the great fun of shopping while in Hong Kong.
For those who have extra time before or after the Triennial World Congress, you may be interested
to know that there will be a Pre-congress and a Post-congress meeting with tours in Xian and
Shanghai, China, respectively. Xian is one of the oldest cities, where the famous terracotta is located,
and Shanghai is obviously the fastest growing economy in the region.
I look forward to seeing you at the congress and I guarantee that it will be the most educational,
sociable and memorable event.
Professor Keith Dip-Kei Luk - Congress President

Local Organising Committee:
Chairman, Prof Keith Dip-Kei Luk;
Subspecialty Chairpersons:
Spine, Prof Kenneth M.C. Cheung
Joint Replacement, Prof Peter K.Y. Chiu
Trauma, Dr Frankie Leung
Paediatric Orthopaedics, Dr Wang Chow
Sports Medicine, Dr Wilson Li
Tumour, Prof Shekhar Kumta
Hand Surgery, Dr Yuk Yin Chow
Foot and Ankle, Dr Henry Siu Fai Yip
Basic Science, Dr William Weijia Lu
General Orthopaedics, Dr Joseph W.C.Wong
General Orthopaedics, Dr Hok Leung Wong

SICOT Executive Committee:
Prof Chadwick Smith (USA)
Prof Federico Fernandez-Palazzi (Venezuela)
Prof Maurice Hinsenkamp (Belgium)
Prof Patricia Fucs (Brazil)
Prof Cody Bünger (Denmark)
Prof John C.Y. Leong (Hong Kong)

SIROT Executive Committee:
Prof Ping-Chung Leung (Hong Kong)
Dr Björn Rydevik (Sweden)
Prof Hamish Simpson (UK)
Dr Eric L. Radin (USA)
Prof Se-Il Suk (South Korea)

Exhibitor and Sponsor Relations:
Lina Salvati
SICOT Commercial Agent
Tel.: +1 514 924 3476
Skype: ripley9423

Hotel Reservation:
All congress hotels are ideally located in the neighbourhood of the Hong Kong Convention and
Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in Wanchai and nearby districts. They are also conveniently located along major public transport routes.
We are expecting a great number of delegates to be flying to Hong Kong for this World Congress. You are advised to make your hotel reservation well in advance. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis.
For group bookings, please e-mail International Conference Consultants Ltd:

Tour Reservation:
Optional local and mainland tours have been arranged for the delegates. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore Hong Kong and China during your trip to Hong Kong, Asia’s world city.
More information about hotel and tour reservations can be found on the SICOT
Official Local Agent for Hotel and Tour Reservations
International Conference Consultants Ltd.
Unit 301, The Centre Mark
287-299 Queen's Road Central
Hong Kong
Tel.: +852 2559 9973
Fax: +852 2547 9528


1 Expo Drive, Wanchai
Hong Kong
Hong Kong