European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society

EPOS E-Events

EPOS Study Group webinars supported by OrthoPediatrics

Due to the COVID-19, it was impossible for EPOS to organize its’ regular on-site educational activities in 2020.

Because of that EPOS started a first round of e-education activities on the web and the first live webinar was introduced during the month of June. Since that the EPOS Leadership, the EPOS Educational Committee and the EPOS Study Groups are proud to produce e-content for the webinars and to continue with the series of EPOS Educational Webinars for the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021.

About OrthoPediatrics Corp:

Founded in 2006, OrthoPediatrics is an orthopedic company focused exclusively on advancing the field of pediatric orthopedics. As such it has developed the most comprehensive product offering to the pediatric orthopedic market to improve the lives of children with orthopedic conditions. OrthoPediatrics currently markets 35 surgical systems that serve three of the largest categories within the pediatric orthopedic market. This product offering spans trauma and deformity, scoliosis, and sports medicine/other procedures. OrthoPediatrics’ global sales organization is focused exclusively on pediatric orthopedics and distributes its products in the United States and 43 countries outside the United States. OrthoPediatrics acquired ApiFix Ltd. in April, 2020. The ApiFix system has FDA and CE Mark approvals and is now available in the USA, Canada, Europe, Israel, and Singapore. For more information, please visit

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6th EPOS Webinar on Infection: Acute osteomyelitis: is punction always required? Has COVID-19 pandemy changed our treatment protocol?
Date: 11 November 2020 | Time: 18:00 CET

7th EPOS Webinar on Cerebral Palsy: CP hip disease: surveillance and treatment
Date: 09 December 2020 | Time: 17:00 CET

8th EPOS Webinar on Lower Limb: X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets (XLH) : pediatric perspectives, clinical aspects and treatment options
Date: 15 January 2021 | Time: 17:00 CET

9th EPOS webinar on Upper limb problems in genetic and metabolic diseases
Date: 20 February 2021 | Time 18:00 CET


4th EPOS Webinar on Spine: Why and when considering surgery in Early Onset Scoliosis?
Date: 30 September 2020 | Time: 18:00 CET |
Online Replay / Webinar webcast:

Webinar Programme:

  • Introduction
    By Brice Ilharreborde
  • Physiological height gain and trunk development before 10 y.o.
    By Moyo C. Kruyt
  • Pulmonary function considerations in EOS
    By René M. Castelein
  • Growth-friendly surgical options (type and principles)
    By Muharrem Yazici
  • Complications of surgery in EOS
    By Sébastien Pesenti
  • What are the conservative options and their results?
    By Kariman Abelin Genevois
  • Conclusion and take home messages
    By Brice Ilharreborde

3rd EPOS Webinar on Clubfoot: Clubfoot treatment in 2020

Date: 31 August 2020 | Time: 18:00 CEST
Online Replay / Webinar webcast:

Webinar programme:

  • Introduction/Speaker presentation by Stephanie Boehm
  • The genetics of isolated and syndromic clubfoot by Matthew Dobbs
  • Questions & Answers
  • Current treatment concepts – literature update 2020 by Cristina Alves
  • Questions & Answers
  • The PBS Score – a clinical assessment tool for the ambulatory and recurrent clubfoot by Marc Sinclair
  • Questions & Answers
  • Final Remarks by Stephanie Boehm

2nd EPOS Webinar – EPOS Sports Study Group WEBINAR Osteochondritis Dissecans

Date: 22 July 2020 | Time: 18:00-19:15 CEST
Online Replay / Webinar webcast:

Scientific Programme

  • Introduction/ Purpose / Definition by Franck Accadbled
  • Epidemiology / Pathophysiology / Natural history by Marco Turati
  • Symptoms / Physical examination (Medial femoral condyle as a model for description) by Monika Thusing
  • Imaging / Instability concept & criteriae by Franck Accadbled
    Treatment Indications and Results
    Non operative | João Cabral
    Perforations | João Cabral
    Fixation | Manoj Ramachandran
    Reconstruction | Camille Thévenin Lemoine
  • Specific locations
    Lateral femoral condyle / Patella / trochlea / tibial plateau | Camille Thévenin Lemoine
    Femoral head | Manoj Ramachandran
    Talar dome | Stéphane Tercier
    Lateral humeral condyle | Stéphane Tercier
  • Conclusion / take home message | Franck Accadbled
  • Questions & Answers | All speakers


In a cooperation with the Industry sponsors, EPOS has also started another type of e-sessions focusing on technical issues of the pediatric orthopedic practice and live discussions of educational clinical cases.

To following EPOS industry webinars have so far been planned:


Note: No industry webinar planned at the moment


5th EPOS Webinar on Genetic and Metabolic Diseases: Achondroplasia in pediatric orthopedics
Webinar supported by Biomarin

Date: 14 October 2020 | Time: 14:00 CET
Online Replay / Webinar webcast:

Scientific Programme

  • Short introduction of the presenters by Ralph Sakkers
  • Interdisciplinary care with lifecycle planning for achondroplasia by Wouter Nijhuis | Netherlands
  • Spine and achondroplasia by Carol Hasler | Switzerland
  • Upper extremity and achondroplasia by Joachim Horn | Norway
  • Lower extremity and achondroplasia by Gabriel Mindler | Austria
  • Lengthening for short stature and achondroplasia: pro’s and con’s by Thomas Wirth | Germany
  • Discussion under guidance of moderators | Ralph Sakkers, Deborah Eastwood.

1st EPOS Webinar on Trauma: Flexible nailing, where are the limits?
Webinar supported by Orthofix
Date: 15 June 2020 | Time: 18:00-19:00 CET
Online Replay / Webinar webcast:

Scientific Programme

  • Moderator: Dr. Manuel Cassiano Neves | Portugal
  • Panelist and talks:
    • Limits of ESIN in fractures in children by Prof. Pierre Lascombes | Switzerland
    • The MJFlex nails by Dr. Jean-Damien Métaizeau | France
    • Case presentations and discussion by Dr. Jean-Damien Métaizeau and Prof. Pierre Lascombes

The above-described EPOS Webinars’ preliminary programme might be subject to changes. The latest information concerning EPOS E-Events and EPOS webinars can be found on this webpage.

Please do not hesitate to contact EPOS Education Manager, Mrs. Sanni Hiltunen at if you have any further inquiries concerning EPOS E-Events.