NOF Activities

NOF Congresses

The national societies, member of the NOF, each organize bi-annually the NOF Congress. The NOF Congress is a multi-day international conference. The national societies organize the event, the NOF facilitates en supports the organization.

Acta Orthopaedica

Acta Orthopaedica ( is a non-profit, Open Access journal owned by the Nordic Orthopaedic Federation and the official publication of this federation. All articles, full-text, published since start 1930 are free and can be found via PubMed or at Taylor & Francis/Informa Health Care (search for Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica until 2004, thereafter Acta Orthopaedica). 

NOF Instructional Courses

Following the Strategic Plan of the NOF and  especially in light of the goal of the Federation to promote education in the field of orthopaedics and related topics, the NOF facilitates the organization of instructional courses of (or in collaboration with) the societies of the member countries.

Twice a year (spring and autumn) a NOF Instructional Course can be supported. If the NOF adopts the instructional course the NOF will support the PR and promotion of the instructional course.

NOF Congress Grants for Residents & Young Orthopaedic Surgeons

To support Education and Scientific activities of residents and young surgeons in Orthopaedic Surgery by offering candidate(s) economical support to visit the NOF Congress. The grant includes travel (Economy) and hotel costs (Economy) and cannot exceed €1.000 per resident or young orthopaedic surgeon. A limited number of participants will be accepted for this grant on the basis of 'first come first served'.

Göran Bauer's Grant

Göran Bauer's grant of €10.000 – is bi-annually given to a member of the NOF. The purpose of the grant is to support study visits of NOF members to orthopaedic institutions as a part of a scientific project, and/or to support scientific meetings of NOF members related to a scientific project. The scientific project should result in a publication in Acta Orthopaedica

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Congresses, Courses and Meetings

Coming events

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  • NOF Congresses

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NOF Member Countries






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Acta Orthopaedica, current issue
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Invitation for the General Assembly of the NOF Thursday June 14th, 4.45 PM, Reykjavik, Iceland
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Update Acta Orthopaedica 2018
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Registration open now! 59th NOF Congress 13-15 June 2018, Reykjavik, Iceland
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Registration is open: Spinal Instructional Course in Reykjavik, Iceland
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NOF Congress Grant for residents and young orthopaedic surgeons; submission period is closed
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NOF supports and facilitates Instructional Courses of member country societies
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