On behalf of the Scientific and Organizing Committee it is a great pleasure and honour for me to greet you and welcome you to the HUOT 2018 meeting, that will be held from 12th to 14th April 2018, in Trakošćan, Croatia.
Two years after our last and very successful HUOT 2016 meeting in Lovran, and four years after HUOT 2014 meeting held in Split within 10th CEOC, we gather again, but this time in northern part of Croatia, in Trakošćan. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss new achievements and results of diagnostic and treatment options in the field of Orthopaedics and Traumatology.
The HUOT 2018 Congress aims not only at gathering orthopaedic and trauma surgeons practicing in Croatia and neighbouring countries, but also healthcare professionals of other experts involved in the treatment and rehabilitation of orthopaedic and trauma patients. The HUOT 2018 Congress shall offer you an excellent opportunity to learn more about the recent achievements in Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, as well as to renew old friendships and make new connections.
We believe that the presentations and the active participation of national and international experts will stimulate the interest in various fields within Orthopaedics and Traumatology and contribute to the exchange of ideas and experience not only in Croatia, but also in the wider region as well.
Finally, in addition to the professional and scientific topics that will be discussed, Congress is an opportunity for collegial gatherings and informal meetings, in order to exchange the experiences and to stimulate cooperation.
With best regards,
Prof Domagoj Delimar, MD, PhD
President of the HUOT 2018 meeting and of Croatian Orthopaedic and Traumatology Association (COTA)