The Netherlands

Netherlands Orthopaedic Association / Nederlandse Orthopaedische Vereniging (NOV)

Mission Statement
The Netherlands Orthopaedic Association (NOV) has a clear Mission Statement:

  • To look after the interests of patients, of members (orthopaedic surgeons) and of the profession as a whole
  • To ensure that patients and orthopaedic surgeons are able to take full advantage of the opportunities existing within the field of orthopaedics
  • To guarantee the prompt availability of sufficient professionally competent orthopaedists
  • To guarantee the quality and efficiency of orthopaedic care in The Netherlands
  • To maintain a good level of contact with the relevant scientific, political and social stakeholders essential to the field of orthopaedics.

The NOV was founded in 1898 and has 1450 members i.e. 728 active orthopaedic surgeons, 110 retired surgeons, 260 residents and also extra-ordinary members (non orthopaedic surgeons). Each year three General Assemblies are organized, in January, May and October.
Committees and Working Groups advise the Board on her policy and activities. The goals, objectives and the action programmes are all subordinate to the Mission Statement of the Association. That is the test framework for all present and future policy resolutions. 

The NOV publishes the Netherlands Journal of Orthopaedics (Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Orthopedie, 4 issues/year) and participates in the Acta Orthopaedica.

Executive Board
Hans André (H.A.) Schuppers, MD, President
Prof. Sjoerd (S.K.) Bulstra, MD, PhD, vice president

Anouk (A.M.E.) Giesberts, MD, Secretary General
Prof. Bart (H.W.B.) Schreuder, MD, PhD, Treasurer

Taco (T.) Gosens, MD, PhD, Scientific Secretary
Bart (B.J.) Burger, MD, PhD
Paul (P.E.) Zollinger, MD, PhD

Office address
Nederlandse Orthopaedische Vereniging (NOV)
Chris (R.) van der Togt, MSc, managing director 
Bruistensingel 216
5232 AD 's Hertogenbosch
+31 (73) 700 3410 
+31 (73) 700 3419

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Congresses, Courses and Meetings

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  The Netherlands




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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