Finnish Orthopaedic Association (FOA)

Finnish Orthopaedic Association

The Finnish Orthopedic association was founded 17.3.1951. 562 members.


1.   Uniting the doctors interested in orthopaedics and traumatology and encourage them to constant discussion for the best of the patient
2.   Promoting the clinical knowledge in orthopaedics, especially the treatment of the patient, in co-operation with all the actors of the healthcare
3.   Promoting the education and the research by publishing and organizing congresses
4.   Functioning as the authority, as the partner in co-operation, and as the responsible organization in solving the administrative and juridical problems of the field.


1.   Balancing the supply and demand of/in orthopaedic services – fluent and secure operation
2.   Ensuring the quality of education and practising a profession - continuance
3.   Improving the scientific research - regeneration
1.   The ground for the developement of orthopaedics and traumatology in Finland is promoting and maintaining the fascination of the field   among the young and specializing doctors – critical and constant evaluation of function.
2.   Securing the employment of orthopaedic surgeons with the public sector and regarding private sector as a balancing factor.
3.   Evaluation of the quality of education and continuous renewal – Developing the co-operation with the Nordic and European partners (NOF, EFORT) without forgetting the global contacts (SICOT).
4.   Through orthopaedic and traumatologic research the creating of new knowledge (prospective-random) and evaluation of the quality of work (retrospective) is possible. The growing importance of economical facts have to be takeing into account in the scientific work without forgetting the improvement of patients care.
5.   The active participation in   public discussion is for a great importance in permitting the conspicuousness and goals of the field.
6.   Two annual meetings
7.   Publishing of own Finnish Orthopedic Journal (Vol 34). 4-5 issues annually
8.   Umbrella organization for subspeciality societies (trauma, hand, children, total joint, foot, shoulder and knee)

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Congresses, Courses and Meetings

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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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