First & LARGEST ARTHROPLASTY CONFERENCE IN THE REGION
We bring the best knowledge and experience in arthroplasty by demonstrating excellence clinical care, research and education. The International Arthroplasty Conference presents hi-tech navigation surgery, computer-assisted/patient-specific joint replacement, live surgery transmission with telemedicine unit and endoscopic operations.
We organize sessions in different topics related to arthroplasty and orthopaedic surgery including basic science, trauma, pediatric orthopaedics, spine, foot & ankle as well as the recent advances in computer surgery and navigation.
Professor & Head of the Orthopaedic Dept., October 6 University,
He holds MB BCH (Cairo), MSc Orth (Cairo), Dip SICOT (Belgium), FRCS Ed (UK), MD (Leeds, UK).
He is currently a Professor and Head of the Orthopaedic Department, Faculty of Medicine, October 6 University, Cairo, Egypt and serves as a Locum Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHS, UK, & he is Visiting professor, New Vision University, Georgia. He is Examiner, SICOT Diploma, SICOT, Belgium
Executive Committee Member of CAOS-International Society, Glasgow, UK
Executive Committee Member of International Federation of Inventors Association, Geneva, Switzerland
Instructor for ATLS course, American College of Surgeons, USA
Trainer for AO-Recon course, Davos, Switzerlan
Principal investigator of Egyptian Community Arthroplasty Register, an associate member of International Society of Arthroplasty Registries, Sweden
Member of the experts committee of additive manufacturing, Shanghai, China
Assessor and reviewer to ECRI, Health Technology Assessment, SICOT and AO Foundation
Reviewer to JBJS-Am, CORR, BMJ and others. Editorial Board Member of OJO
Board member of the National Authority for Compulsory Medical Training, The Cabinet of Ministers, Egypt
Chairman of the Int Arthroplasty Conference and the Orthopaedic Review and skills Courses, Egypt
Inventor with 18 filed patents and Author of > 50 papers and 14 book chapters
Associate professor, LKH-Stolzalpe Orthopaedic Dept., Murau, Austria
Head Knee Training Centre , LKH Stolzalpe Austria
Dr Siegfried Hofmann holds Magna cum laude at the Medikinale International in Parma. He received an Award of the Austrian Society for Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery, Prize of the German Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology. He was awarded the ASG (Austrian-Swiss-Germany) scholarship and recognized by numerous organizations of scientific and educational events. He is a member of the Austrian Society for Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Arthroskopie (AGA), European Hip Society Association Research Circulation Osseous (Vice- President 1996 - 1999), American Orthopedic Research Society Internat and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS).
You put on an excellent meeting and should be proud of the program you are building.
Joseph Iannotti, Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA
Congratulations, on pulling off the conference, may it go from strength to strength. I am in
awe at what
you have achieved already since your return to Egypt, an inspiration to us all! The family
experience to remember for a lifetime. And so have I.
Frank Howell, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Grimsby, UK
I would like to congratulate you for the organisation of this conference. In my opinion it was a great success.
Bernard Masson, Scientific Consultant, Ceramtec, Paris, France
On behalf of Cleveland Clinic Florida I would like to extend our gratitude for hosting us in
arthroplasty conference was a success on all levels. We particularly enjoyed chairing our
participating in the discussions that followed. We had a memorable time in your beautiful
formed many friendships.
Gregory J. Gilot, Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Florida, USA
I want to congratulate you on organizing a most educational and enjoyable summit. We were all
impressed with the high quality of the presentations and the involvement of the faculty and
were a wonderful host and we all thoroughly enjoyed our time and the ability to share our
experience with colleagues from around the Middle East and even some from Europe. I look
continuing our friendship and professional exchanges
Wael Barsoum, Vice Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA
I would like to commend you on the growth of the conference that has taken place in just one
efforts to make this an outstanding educational and scientific experience are obvious, and
the growth of
the conference in just one year is something you should be congratulated for, and be proud
James Rosneck, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA
In my humble opinion, I believe it was a very rich conference. The topics were world class.
hear usually in major conferences like Hospital for special surgery and AAOS. i agree the
distracted by the beautiful resort.
Keep on the good work and i truly believe you and your assistants did an outstanding job of selection of lectures, place food, organization etc.
Sam Hakki, Bay Pines, Health Care Florida, USA
It was a well-organized event with excellent scientific material. The interaction of the
delegates was a
highlight and we enjoyed that very much. You are doing a great job for Middle East promoting
scientific care for the patients and teaching much needed in this era. I shall be happy to
come again and
contribute in any way.
Kamal Deep, Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon, Glasgow & Executive Director, CAOS UK
YOUR ACTIVITIES IN ORTHOPAEDICS IS WELL KNOWN IN THE ARAB WORLD. I ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE OF
CONGRESS. DEFINTLY I WILL BE PART OF YOUR NEXT YEAR CONGRESS.
Arafat M. Dissi, Amman, Jordan
I had a great time! We need to organize some of patient specific instruments meetings
together at Sharm
Emmanuel Thienpont, Brussels, Belgium
It was an honor and pleasure to be part of your successful meeting. I also enjoyed my stay in
Siegfried Hofmann, Associate prof, LKH Stolzalpe Orthopaedic Dept, Maraw, Austria
The meeting was excellent - congratulations on putting on a really interesting conference - I
huge amount, as I always do when hearing about what other people are doing.
Kevin P Sherman, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hull and Chairman of the Intercollegiate Exams Committee for MRCS, UK
Congratulations for your excellent work which made the Knee Instructional Course in Sharm
would suggest to keep the same format for next year.
Siegfried Hofmann:, LKH Stolzalpe Orthopaedic Dept, Maraw, Austria
I enjoyed your wonderful country. I learned a lot from the conference and made some really
Ian Campbell, Professor of Engineering, Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University, UK
I valued the conference in its content, which made me understand the issues you are facing in
orthopaedics in your country as well as the lively discussions with a knowledgeable audience
who is eager
to learn and improve.
Robert M. Streicher, Professor in Biomaterials & Biomechanics, Università degli studi dell'Insubria, Varese; Lecturer, Technical University ETHZ, Zürich, Switzerland
Like my colleagues, I would like to extend a sincere thank you for your warm welcoming for
conference in Sharm el Sheikh, from which I learnt many things.
Quentin Léguillette, Application Engineer - Mimics Innovation Suite, Belgium
It is an opportunity to attend the conference and to learn interesting things during the
enjoyed these few days I spent in Sharm El Sheikh.
Nicolae Balc, Professor, Department of Manufacturing Engineering, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca B-dul Muncii, Romania
It was really a nice event and I am ready for more contribution next time.
Mohammed Awad, Consultant, Al Helal Orthopaedic Hospital, Cairo, Egypt
Topics well covered, venue is brilliant. Good Workshop but it needs more representation from
sponsoring companies, more workshops and a better conference company.
Sam Morgan, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, North Cumbria University Hospital, UK
The course is a smash hit; we need to keep it going; Dr.Hofman is a perfect teacher, course
printed well; computer sessions were very well staffed, although attendance was not great.
needs to get split over 2 days.
Emad Saweeres, Consultant, Al Sahel Teaching Hospital, Cairo, Egypt
Venue was perfect; timing of the conference during January is perfect; faculty was well
trained to give
lectures and very scientific; preconference course was perfect as overall evaluation and
added to me a
lot; conference papers were new and presenting relevant points; workshop was very
informative and to the
point; sticking to the time was perfect; the financial issues were fine and reasonable;
and during) was perfect. But, the TKR course was very compressed with a lot of information
in one day.
Ahmed Hazem Abdel Azeem, Lecturer, Kasr Al-Aini Hospital, Cairo University, Egypt
Congratulation for this excellent successful arthroplasty conference. I learnt too much from
and updated my information on computer assisted arthroplasty. l also enjoyed beautiful
Mohamed Abo Elmagd, Orthopedic Consultant, Ahmed Maher Teaching Hospital, Cairo
This is a terrific meeting. I think you'll enjoy it a great deal.
Wael K. Barsoum, Vice Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA
Count us in for Sharm 2015
Preetesh Patel, Carlos Higuera, Juan Suarez, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, USA
I would love to join this conference and in fact, if my wife had anything to do with it she
will make it
a compulsory pilgrimage!
Mohan Emmanuel, CEO Implant International, Thornaby-on-Tees, UK
Please do not forget to count me in for Sharm 2015
Emmanuel Thienpont, Orthopaedic Consultant, University Hospital Saint Luc, Brussels, Belgium
Congratulations for the impressive program. I am sure the conference will be much more
Ahmed Elmorsy, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Surrey County NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Thanks for your efforts in preparation of this conference in such a hectic days. Second my
is would like to have and hear from more highly specialized surgeons in the field of
arthroplasty I know
that inviting more surgeons is very hard and demanding theses days but I am sure that next
year en shaa
Allah you will be able to do it
Ahmed Hazem Abdelazeem, Egypt
Thanks a lot for your invitation to the 9th international arthroplasty conference that was
held in Sharm
Elsheik. The conference this year covered a lot of interesting topics . The discussion and
presentations were of very high standard and covered very important topics. The organisation
were excellent. I will definitely recommend the conference next year to my colleagues
Samer Morgan, UK
Thank you again for being a superb host - and ALL the work you did to make the course a
pictures are Good memory.
Lawrence Dorr, USA
Thanks for all your organisation for the meeting in Ain Sokhna and it was great meeting many
of the local
identities in Egyptian orthopaedics. Surgery on the Tuesday was also very interesting and it
was good to
be part of the introduction of the Oxford UKA into Egypt. I enjoyed the evening and meal at
Le Pasha (over
the Nile) including the very lively entertainment.
Rami Sorial, Australia
Congratulations for this successful meeting. We have already discussed the not ideal
it is very close to Cairo. To make the location attractive again I would propose either
Sharm or Hurghada
for the future.
Siegefried Hofmann, Austria
I am glad we had such a resounding success of our Unicompartmental instructional course. It
is a great support to having two courses per year.
Emad Saweeres, Egypt
The scientific content is excellent. The morning sessions on Fri and Sat are really
attendants will be there for 4 hours without a break, I suggest 15 mins break in between if
Sherif Elnikety, UK
Thanks Mahmoud for all your efforts in making this conference happen in the face of sponsor
Your Commitment to peer education is obvious and to be commended and likewise a big thank
you to the
faculty who contributed and ensured that what was delivered on the podium was of the highest
Prof. Rami Sorial, Australia
It was my pleasure to participate in yet another success story this year. Commitment and
very clear, despite some organisational flaws. Keep up the good work.
Prof. Emad Sawerees, Egypt
Thank you for arranging an exciting academic program and wonderful social events. I
More participation would have made it even better.
Prof. Syed Shahid Noor, Pakistan
Thank you for the excellent organization and for the kind hospitality! It was a pleasure to
be there and
I look forward to seeing you again in the next future.
Prof. Carlo Romano, Italy
An excellent meeting and an absolute pleasure to spend my first trip to Cairo amongst such
Well done on organising and delivering such a wonderful meeting.
Prof. Rhidian Morgan-Jones, UK
It has been a wonderful experience IAC 2019, Cairo. A program well orchestrated by masters
like Rami and
you was indeed sure to be a success. It was very well made. I wish that I am able to repeat
the program in
Delhi some day soon.
Prof. Rajeev Sharma, India
It was my pleasure to attend this event for the first time...Very interesting scientific
picturesque Nile view in Cairo. Enjoyed the shisha in the Nubian Cafe. I will do my best to
be a regular
attendee of this conference from now. I look forward to see a shoulder session in next
Prof. Sameh Ansara, UK
Agree with all the above. SENSATIONAL first visit to Cairo and Egypt. Great camaraderie
amongst a truly
international faculty. Had a brilliant time Keep me in mind for next one. And Delhi !
Pro. Dermot Collopy, Australia
The content and the faculty selection was great. Thanks for all the efforts you have put into
meeting. It was a real honor and pleasure to be part as faculty. For future meetings we
might discuss, how
we can attract more audience and keep the presentations less to allow more interaction.
Looking forward to
meet with all of you again in Egypt next year.
Prof. Siegfried Hofmann, Austria
Thank you so much for having organized the exceptional meeting in Cairo! The photos sent
of the wonderful event, being both an honour and a pleasure to be participant. Looking
forward to many
occasions for meeting you and also the other faculty members in the next future. I will be
very happy to
increase our cooperation!
Prof. Heinz Winkler, Austria
Thank you so much for your incredible hospitality! It was an honor to have participated in
conference with the highest academic level. You made a terrific job on putting this
together. I hope my
talks left a useful message. I would be more than honored to continue to participate in
future meetings and
I know I share this feeling with my partners.
What a beautiful country and people you have, I felt at home. Hope to see you soon in
Orlando for AAOS.
Jorge Manrique-Succar, USA
Successful meeting , impressive organization and scientific content. I hope we can invest
that in creating a
strong internationally recognized research body in Egypt
Khaled Emara, Egypt
This is great achievement to organize such a successful event.. Well Done
Hatem Galal, Egypt
Thank you again. We had a great time and we felt at home. We will be more than happy to
participate again in
the future as long as the participants felt our talks were useful and informative.
Hopefully will see you soon in Orlando.
Carlos Higuera-Rueda, USA
Let me just reinforce Jorge’s words.
The hospitality and kindness was outstanding. It really felt like home. On top of that you have done an amazing job at organizing this meeting and I can only hope that we get the opportunity to join in the future.
Only two cents (suggestions) I would encourage more activities that would allow more interaction with the attendees. We could do round tables for case discussions where we can have cases to discuss, or even the attendees can bring their own cases to discuss with Faculty. Having such opportunities to have further discussion in smaller groups might generate more interaction with the attendees, who might not feel comfortable with asking questions or responding in larger crowds.
Thank you for the high quality congress and I hope that this will continue for the
development of the
international medical progress of the arthroplasty.
Basim Fleega, Germany
I would like to thank you, your team and all the organizer for delivering such a wonderful
arthroplasty conference. The Presence of many distinguished guests and panels from Cleveland
representative from many Universities across Egypt is enriched the scientific contents. The
success was due
to many positive points;
The audience enjoyed the presentations and workshops for operative techniques on the first day. The idea of a Debate between osteotomy arthroplasty was brilliant. Live surgery was successful with the interaction of the audience. I would like to give more chances to the younger generations of registrars to be more active and present papers. a session with a prize for the best presentation would be an encouraging reward.
Sameh Ansara, UK
Thank you for your fantastic work. You were gorgeous as we expect, you are an added value to
any one or
institute you are affiliated to.
Thanks a lot for you and your team. also great thanks to the amazing faculty and the attendees of the conference.
Atef Morsy, Egypt
I would like to mention that the 13th conference of arthroplasty Cairo was a very successful
bypassed the previous conferences in its issues also in finding out for our underdeveloped
ways of giving the best possible treatment in a handy way.
Ismail Ghazal, Jordan
I really enjoyed my presence between all of you, it was a very successful and fruitful
event, very well
organised and gathering lots of international figures that was a pleasure to be with...
Ahmed Waly, Egypt
An up to date , fantastic , pure scientific , educational ,and highly organization committee
, presence of
The Elite International Speakers and The participation of The Stares of the Egyptian
Professors in the
Speciality of Arthroplasty , could not be very successful , without the commitment and The
of The International Professor , The Son of Egypt , Prof. Mahmoud Hafez. Thank You for
inviting me to this
Great Scientific Event and the advanced school of Arthroplasty.
Mohammed Al-Awlaqi, USA
Thank you Mahmoud for your continued commitment to International musculoskeletal education. It’s truly an honor to be your friend and colleague.
We look forward to being together in person next year!
Wael Barsoum, USA
Thank you Mahmoud and the organising team. The time taken to organising this sort of connection is not lost on me and your continued dedication to the process is admirable. What a shame we could not connect in person and rely on unflattering zoom photos but hoping the coming year graces us with resolution of the pandemic for all countries. Good presentations and thanks for the invite to join you.
Rami Sorial, Australia
It was a great pleasure for me to be at a such activity, it proved that this kind of activity like one of the Egyptian pyramids. So keep on. I found it as a great opportunity specially during this current situation, we all shared a high level of knowledge and experiences. Thank you again
Ismael Ghazal, Jordan
Thank you Mahmoud for an excellent course. This course is excellent and it is a honor to be part of this. Thanks again for the invitation and we hope we will see you next year in person.
Carlos Higuera, USA
Looking great my friend!
Congratulation and looking forward to next year
Nicolas Piuzzi USA
Perfect organization as usual!!!
Carlo Romano, Italy
Great conference and hoping to see all of you soon.
Gabriel Baron, Chile
It is inspiring to see your dedication and persistence to continue doing this conference inspite of all challenges. The symposium on PSI was excellent gathering speakers from different countries and presentations on hips, knees, tumours, spine and shoulder.
Sameh Ansara, UK
Thank you for giving me the opportunity
Basim Fleega, Germany
Many thanks for the great effort you put in this conference. Talks were great and inspiring. I would like congratulate you for the success of this conference and really appreciate the time, effort and after all your knowledge and experience you put in this conference. Many thanks
Samer Morgan, UK
Many thanks for the great effort. I would like congratulate you for the success of this conference. Thanks a lot
Ahmed Kandil, Egypt
Many thanks for giving me an opportunity to share our work that we did together on an international platform. Kudos and congratulations on hosting this event during difficult times.
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حسن عبد اللطيف علي, مصر
ألف مبارك على النجاح في عملية Achondroplasia
لقد انتهى اليوم الأول بنجاح منقطع النظير. ألف مبارك لمن اعد المؤتمر
محمد العولقي, اليمن
Plot 1/1, Central Axis, 1st District, October 6 City, Giza
In Front Of October 6 City Authority