Under the Patronage of
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Award for Medical Sciences


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Over the last 4 years, the International Advanced Orthopaedic Congress (IAOC) has firmly established itself as the region’s only event exclusively focusing on the pathologies and treatment methodologies in various aspects of the upper limb.

Last year IAOC was attended by more than 240 international delegates from 18+ countries, representing over 115 organisations. The event was also allocated more than 40 CME credit hours last year.

In this year, the 5th edition of the International Advanced Orthopaedic Congress (IAOC) 2018, which will be held once again in Dubai from 15 – 17 November 2018, will continue its successful path and become a more dedicated and specialised meeting in the field of hand and wrist surgery – establishing itself as the first Emirates Hand Surgery Congress.

For this year, the scientific committee has put together an exciting and informative programme which over 3 days will feature a series of keynote lectures, instructional courses, cadaveric workshops and case discussion sessions.

With the positive feedback that we received last year, we are once again bringing back a dedicated programme for physio, occupational and hand therapists as well.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite all our fellow colleagues and practitioners to join us at this important event and be a part of the discussions that will share insights into the latest innovations and global best practices in the field of hand, wrist, elbow, forearm and upper limb surgery; physiotherapy, hand therapy, rehabilitation and more.

Looking forward to welcoming you to IAOC 2018.

Kind regards,

Dr. Khaled Al Awadhi
Congress Chairman


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

2018 Congress Committee


Dr. Khaled Alawadi


Dr. Zuhair Al Fardan

Dr. Nebojsa Jovanovic

Scientific Committee:

Dr. Ehab Bassim Eldlyami

Dr. Chaitanya Gangadhar Dodakundi

Dr. Hamed Badawy