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’.

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