Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Following the success of the 3rd International Advanced Orthopaedic Congress (IAOC), the 4th edition of IAOC will be held once again in Dubai on 18 – 20 May 2017.

With its concept of high quality instructional courses and seminars combined with free paper sessions, the last edition of IAOC attracted more than 160 leading international and regional
orthopaedic and plastic surgeons, consultants, specialists, orthopaedic nurses, physiotherapists and trainees.

This year’s congress will follow the same concept, creating an exceptional educational environment as well as an international platform for paper presentations and interactive discussion and debates. In addition to two days of the main conference, the congress will also feature a series of pre-congress workshops and instructional courses including cadaveric workshops. The congress will also feature for the first time a cadaveric course dedicated to physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

We would like to welcome all interested practitioners to participate and contribute to the discussions and debates at IAOC 2017. IAOC 2017 will cover key topics that will be of significant importance to:

  • Orthopaedic Specialists
  • Hand, Shoulder and Upper Limb Surgeons
  • Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons
  • Trauma Specialists
  • Sports Medicine Specialists
  • Orthopaedic Nurses
  • Physiotherapists
  • Hand Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Academicians, Students, Residents, Interns and Trainees
  • Other related physicians and professionals

We look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be one of the most exciting events of its kind in the region.

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Khalid Alawadi
Congress Chairman
Dr. Nebojsa Jovanovic
Congress Co-chair

Congress Objectives

To stay updated on the advanced surgical techniques in Orthopaedics

To discuss different pathologies prevalent in the Middle East and current surgical techniques

To create a platform where Orthopaedic Surgeons in the region can discuss their complicated cases and share evidence based treatment experience, ensuring better outcomes for their patients

To encourage doctors in the region to present their results and participate in scientific debates

Congress Committee


Dr. Khalid Alawadi


Dr. Nebojsa Jovanovic

Scientific Committee:

Dr. Ehab Bassim Eldlyami

Dr. Naima Saleh

Dr. Hamed Badawy