Welcome to the NOF Centennial Congress in Trondheim!

Welcome to the NOF Centennial Congress in Trondheim!

The old wharves by Nidelven river

Covid-19 update


Due to the unsolved Covid-19 virus pandemic, the NOF Centennial Congress Committee and the NOF board regretfully announce the cancellation of the 2020 Centennial Congress. The NOF board´s highest priority is the safety of the participants and sponsors, and the circumstances regarding the pandemic and official rules makes it inevitable to cancel the meeting. The Norwegian government has recently extended the duration of restrictions regarding social gatherings to the 15th of June 2020. Due to their orders all sports, cultural arrangements, meetings and congresses are prohibited. We regret any inconvenience this late announcement may cause.

The NOF Centennial Congress was planned to be a great event, both scientifically and socially. The scientific contribution has been overwhelming with many exciting symposiums with top international faculties. Additionally, we had accepted more than 150 high quality free papers, competing for the ”Best paper award”.

Our congress is only one of many adversely affected by the international travel bans this year. It is our highest priority to express our solidarity with all those affected by the pandemic, and the health-workers who are doing their best for their patients.

The NOF organization is strengthened by this unfortunate cancellation. The Congress Committee and the NOF Executive Committee have worked hard together to make this Centennial Congress a special event. This has created strong and lasting bonds within the Federation. We are still working out how to minimize the loss for those who submitted free papers. We anticipate many questions due to this cancellation. We will strive to keep everyone informed on how we will progress during this unprecedented situation.

We would like to emphasize that the Congress Committee and the NOF Board are dedicated to minimizing the economic losses and damages for all participants and sponsors.

On behalf of the Congress Committee and the NOF Board,

Ketil Holen Ragnar Jonsson
Congress President NOF President


Invitation to the NOF Centennial Congress

On behalf of the Nordic Orthopaedic Federation I wish you all welcome to the NOF Centennial Congress 13-15 May 2020 (pre-congress symposium 12 May 2020) in Trondheim, the former Viking stronghold and Norwegian medieval capital.

We will celebrate the first 100 years of NOF as an organization with focus on scientific excellence and uniting orthopedic surgeons from our member countries.

The Centennial Congress will be a memorable experience for all participants.

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee,
Ketil Holen, Congress President


Covid-19 update

There is understandably a great deal of concern about the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of our attendees is NOF Centennial Congress utmost priority. Please be assured that we are monitoring the situation very closely and are following the piece of advice from the health authorities in Norway. At present, there are no plans of cancelling the NOF Centennial Congress in Trondheim.

Should there be any changes to the current status, we will take account of any recommendations from the relevant national and regional authorities, and implement all appropriate instructions.

We draw your attention to the World Health Organization’s Situation Reports which provide updates on the virus. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019


Scientific Profile

The scientific focus will be on general orthopedics and specific topics will be highlighted. The Centennial opening symposium will reflect milestones achieved in the past and future advances from our member countries.

The pre-congress symposium on the 12th of May will focus on pediatric fractures which will be of interests both for orthopedic residents and specialists.

We encourage all of you to attend the Centennial Congress and submit papers for oral and poster presentation.

Jon Olav Drogset, Chair Scientific Committee


Invited international guest speakers


Sponsorship Opportunities

The Sponsorship portal is now open for registrations! Sponsorships are limited, so register early to get the package best suited for your organization.
Read more about sponsorship and exhibition here

Important dates

Important Dates

Abstract submission opens: 15 Sept 2019
Abstract submission deadline: 10 Jan 2020
Abstract notification: 10 Feb 2020
Registration opens: 1 Nov 2019
Early bird fee ends: 8 Mar 2020
Presenter need to be registered before 1 March 2020 to be included in the program.



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Time and place RSB

Time & Place
NOF Centennial Congress 13- 15 May 2020
Pre-course: NOF Instructional Course 12 May 2020
Venue: Clarion Hotel Trondheim
Address: Brattørkaia 1, Trondheim, Norway


The NOF Centennial Congress Royal Patronage

Royal Patronage

his Royal Highness The Crown Prince of Norway Haakon

We are proud to announce that his Royal Highness The Crown Prince of Norway Haakon has accepted Royal Patronage for the NOF 2020 Centennial Congress


Organizers RGB

Norsk ortopedisk forening Nordic Orthopaedic Federation