WELCOME FROM CONGRESS PRESIDENT AND SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is our great honour to welcome you to the Nordic Orthopaedic Federation (NOF) Congress, which will be held on 11–13 May 2022 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

The NOF Congress has become a nice tradition of bringing together the orthopaedic and traumatological specialists from all around Nordic countries. Nevertheless, more and more international leading experts and colleagues from other countries become active participants of every NOF Congress.

The Congress Scientific Committee will put their efforts to schedule the high-level Scientific Programme in hottest orthopaedic topics at the moment. You are welcome to be a part of it, submit your Abstract for Oral or Poster presentation now.

We hope, that in year 2022 the COVID-19 epidemic will be manageable, and we will meet in Vilnius to enjoy Congress as well as Lithuanian blooming and refreshing spring.

We wish to all of us many meaningful discussions and memorable moments of togetherness.

 

Sincerely,

Congress President
Prof. Alfredas Smailys MD, PhD
Head of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
One of the founders of the Lithuanian Arthroplasty Register

Scientific Committee Chairman
Prof. Sarunas Tarasevicius MD, PhD
Professor at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
Founding director of the European Arthroplasty Register

 

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

MEMBERS:

Prof. Emilis Cekanauskas, Lithuania
Prof. Taco Gosens, Netherlands
Prof. Rimtautas Gudas, Lithuania
Dr. Jaunius Kurtinaitis, Lithuania
Assoc. Prof. Giedrius Kvedaras, Lithuania

Dr. Aleksas Makulavicius, Lithuania
Dr. Maziar Mohaddes, Sweden
Prof. Jan Duedal Rolfing, Denmark
Assoc. Prof. Justinas Stucinskas, Lithuania
Prof. Valentinas Uvarovas, Lithuania

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

IMPORTANT DATES:

Call for Abstracts closes – 10 January 2022

Results distributed after – 10 February 2022

All abstracts should contain a title, full names and workplace of the author(s), city, country and email address. Text of the abstract, including the title, should not exceed 3 000 characters without spaces. Submissions must be in English. Do not use commercial drug names. The names of drugs should be referred to by the active substance.

Abstract structure: 
- Introduction 
- Aims and Objectives
- Materials and Methods
- Results
- Conclusions

Use standard abbreviations where appropriate, any unusual abbreviation should be presented in brackets after the full term as used for the first time in the text. All abstracts will be reviewed. 

Accepted abstracts will be selected for Oral presentation or Poster presentation and published in the Congress Online Abstract Book with ISBN code. 
Authors of the two best posters will be nominated and awarded with prizes.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

- In order to submit (any number of submissions) you will need to set yourself up as a New User and provide your contact information
- Select “Submit Abstract” to add your submission(s) to the system. The system will prompt you for the required information
- You will be asked to select a submission topic for your submission
- You will be asked for your preference of presentation format – either oral or poster
- Please submit abstracts only in Microsoft Word (.docx) version

AFTER SUBMISSION:

- The online system will enable you to add multiple submissions to your profile
- All submissions will be acknowledged by E-mail. If you have not had a confirmation of receipt within 5 working days of your submission, please contact the Congress Secretariat
- Reviewers will review all abstracts and their decision on the acceptability of the abstract and format of the presentation will be final. No correspondence on their decision can be initiated by the author(s)
- Instructions on the duration of oral presentations and the format of posters, will be given in the result correspondence which is planned for issue after 10 February 2022. This includes the confirmation of acceptance or decline

GENERAL INFORMATION

REGISTRATION FEES (in Euro)

 
Early Bird*
(to March 8)

Standard Registration*
(to April 13)

On-Site
Orthopedic Surgeon 450 600 700
Resident** (Congress only) 300 400 500
Resident** (Congress and Precourse) 400 500 N/A
Resident** (Precourse only) 400 450 N/A
Day Ticket 150 200 250
CONGRESS DINNER (May 12)

Delegate

100

150

N/A

Accompanying Person

100

150

N/A

* - Payment must be made by a certain date 
** - During registration please upload document approving your Resident status


REGISTRATION FEE COVERS:

  • Admission to Congress Scientific Programme

  • Congress Materials

  • Electronic Certificate of Attendance

  • CME Credits

  • Refreshments during the Congress

The official language of the Congress is English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

ORGANISERS

GENERAL SPONSOR

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MAIN SPONSORS

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CONGRESS VENUE

RADISSON BLU HOTEL LIETUVA

The Congress will be held in the Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva Conference Center.

4 star The Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva, in Vilnius, stands on the banks of the River Neris. The hotel is in the heart of Lithuania's capital, near rich historic sites such as the Old Town and Vilnius Cathedral. 

ADDRESS
Konstitucijos Av. 20, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

ACCOMMODATION

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ARRIVAL & TRAVEL

ARRIVAL TO LITHUANIA

Lithuania is easily accessible via various modes of transport. The infrastructure here is well developed, moreover, the country is not large and it is easy and convenient to travel between the major cities. The airports are typically 15–20 min. drive from the city center and the local and international bus network is extensive.

 BY PLANE

There are three international airports in Lithuania that connect the country with a number of European capital cities and some major international air travel hubs outside of Europe.

Vilnius International Airport (VNO)
Kaunas International Airport (KUN)
Palanga International Airport (PLQ)

Most airlines arrive at Vilnius International Airport, the main airport of Lithuania. Kaunas International Airport receives mostly low cost airlines, such as Ryanair. Palanga International Airport, located near the seaside resort of Palanga, mostly offers short and mid-range routes to destinations in Europe. This airport is the smallest in the country and is a convenient gateway to western Lithuania, the beach resorts and the seaport of Klaipėda.

 BY BUS

A number of large international bus companies with an extensive route network operate in Lithuania. There are frequent bus connections with most European capitals and some other large cities from the main Lithuanian cities - Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipėda.

Ecolines
Eurolines
Luxepress

Coming to Lithuania by bus is an easy and convenient option. Bus is also a good choice for visiting neighboring countries, Riga-Vilnius connection being particularly popular with several daily departures.

 BY TRAIN

Vilnius train station is an important railroad junction. You can reach Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Poland leaving from Vilnius by train. Vilnius Railway Station is situated next to the bus station not far from the Old Town of Vilnius. Vilnius Train Station is conveniently connected to Vilnius International Airport by a special railway shuttle line.

Litrail

 BY CAR

Vilnius can be reached by using the following routes:

- Vilnius – Kaunas – Klaipeda, highway A1 (E67, E85, E28) 311,40 km
- Vilnius – Ukmerge - Panevezys, highway A2 (E272) 135,92 km
- Vilnius – Minsk, highway A3 (E28) 33,99 km
- Vilnius – Varena – Gardinas, highway A4 34,46 km
- Vilnius – Utena, highway A14 95,60 km
- Vilnius – Salcininkai – Lyda, highway A15 (E85) 49,28 km
- Vilnius – Prienai – Marijampole, highway A16 (E28) 137,51 km 

VILNIUS

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LITHUANIA

Lithuania is an unique country – green and flat land in the north of Europe, ashore the Baltic Sea. It is one of the three Baltic countries. The capital of Lithuania – Vilnius has always been a multinational, multilingual, and multicultural European city. 

Lithuania is referred to as the Centre of Europe by its cultural criteria. There is a lot of beautiful and pristine nature, fascinating cities, clean air, security, friendly people, eventful, and pulsating cultural life in Lithuania. 

The country has preserved many pagan and folk traditions that are still alive in villages. On the other hand, big cities are rich with vibrant cultural life and endless entertainment opportunities. There are numerous museums that have accumulated huge collections, national and private art galleries, the never-ending buzz of theatre and music halls, fascinating nightlife, a variety of entertainment options and sports events.

Total area: 65,300 sq. km or 25,174 sq. miles
Population: 2 793 694
Language: Lithuanian
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT + 2 hours
International telephone code: +370
Geographical location: The Republic of Lithuania lies on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea        

 

Neighbour countries: Latvia, Russia, Poland and Belarus
Government: Democratic Republic
Ethnicity: Lithuanian – 84.2%, Polish – 6.6%, Russian – 5.8%, Belarusian – 1.2%, Ukrainians – 0.5%, Other – 1.7%
Religion: Predominantly Roman Catholic (approximately 77.2% of the total population)
Electricity: 220 V, 50 Hz. European style 2-pin plugs
Climate: Maritime/Continental. Average temperature in July is +16°C, in January is -2.5°C