European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society

1st Series of EPOS Webinars (2020-2021)

9th EPOS webinar on Upper limb problems in genetic and metabolic diseases

Date: 20 February 2021 | Time 17:00 CET
Online Replay / Webinar webcast:

Webinar Programme:

  • Introduction
  • How and when to treat deformities and fractures of the upper limb in OI
    by Thomas Wirth | Germany
  • Hand surgery in children with MPS
    by Andrea Jester | United Kingdom
  • Upper limb lengthening techniques for achondroplasia
    by Ismat Ghanem | Lebanon
  • Treatment of the hand in Apert syndrome
    by Christianne van Nieuwenhoven | The Netherlands
  • Upper limb problems in patients with hyperlaxity syndromes
    by Francisco Soldado | Spain
  • Realignment techniques of the forearm in MHE
    by Joshua Abzug | United States of America
  • Questions & Answers

8th EPOS Webinar on Lower Limb: X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets (XLH) : pediatric perspectives, clinical aspects and treatment options

Date: 15 January 2021 | Time: 17:00 CET
Online Replay / Webinar webcast:

Webinar Programme

  • Introduction of the presenters
    by Rudolf Ganger | Austria
  • Pediatric perspectives and conservative treatment options
    by Adalbert Raimann | Austria
  • Clinical, radiographic and functional aspects
    by Joachim Horn | Norway
  • Orthopedic treatment options
    by Christof Radler | Austria
  • Discussion under guidance of the moderator
    by Rudolf Ganger | Austria

7th EPOS Webinar on Cerebral Palsy: CP hip disease: surveillance and treatment

Date: 09 December 2020 | Time: 17:00 CET
Online Replay / Webinar webcast:

Webinar Programme

  • Welcome
    By Reinald Brunner (Moderator) + Elke Viehweger (e-Moderator)
  • Pathology
    By Reinald Brunner
  • Hip Surveillance
    By Gunnar Hagglung
  • A critical view on hip surveillance
    By Adam Shortland
  • Soft tissue and “preventive surgery”
    By Uri Givon
  • Hip reconstruction: indication and limits
    By Thomas Dreher
  • Discussion
    Lead by R. Brunner
  • Questions from chat
    By Elke Viehweger

6th EPOS Webinar on Infection: Acute osteomyelitis: is punction always required? Has COVID-19 pandemic changed our treatment protocol?

Date: 11 November 2020 | Time: 18:00 CET
Online Replay / Webinar webcast:

Webinar Programme

  • Presentation
    By Marta Salom
  • Introduction of AOM (including definition, incidence, diagnosis, treatment and sequelae) and results of the questionnaire in our group
    By Inês Balacó
  • Crossfire:
    a. In favour of puncture by César García Fontecha
    b. In contra of puncture by Andreas Krieg
  • Changes in practice because of the pandemic:
    – Italy: Antonio Andreacchio
    – Spain: César García Fontecha
    – Switzerland: Andreas Krieg
    – Portugal: Inês Balacó
  • Free Questions
    By Marta Salom

4th EPOS Webinar on Spine: Why and when considering surgery in Early Onset Scoliosis?

Date: 30 September 2020 | Time: 18:00 CET |
Online Replay / Webinar webcast:

Webinar Programme:

  • Introduction
    By Brice Ilharreborde
  • Physiological height gain and trunk development before 10 y.o.
    By Moyo C. Kruyt
  • Pulmonary function considerations in EOS
    By René M. Castelein
  • Growth-friendly surgical options (type and principles)
    By Muharrem Yazici
  • Complications of surgery in EOS
    By Sébastien Pesenti
  • What are the conservative options and their results?
    By Kariman Abelin Genevois
  • Conclusion and take home messages
    By Brice Ilharreborde

3rd EPOS Webinar on Clubfoot: Clubfoot treatment in 2020

Date: 31 August 2020 | Time: 18:00 CEST
Online Replay / Webinar webcast:

Webinar programme:

  • Introduction/Speaker presentation by Stephanie Boehm
  • The genetics of isolated and syndromic clubfoot by Matthew Dobbs
  • Questions & Answers
  • Current treatment concepts – literature update 2020 by Cristina Alves
  • Questions & Answers
  • The PBS Score – a clinical assessment tool for the ambulatory and recurrent clubfoot by Marc Sinclair
  • Questions & Answers
  • Final Remarks by Stephanie Boehm

2nd EPOS Webinar – EPOS Sports Study Group WEBINAR Osteochondritis Dissecans

Date: 22 July 2020 | Time: 18:00-19:15 CEST
Online Replay / Webinar webcast:

Scientific Programme

  • Introduction/ Purpose / Definition by Franck Accadbled
  • Epidemiology / Pathophysiology / Natural history by Marco Turati
  • Symptoms / Physical examination (Medial femoral condyle as a model for description) by Monika Thusing
  • Imaging / Instability concept & criteriae by Franck Accadbled
    Treatment Indications and Results
    Non operative | João Cabral
    Perforations | João Cabral
    Fixation | Manoj Ramachandran
    Reconstruction | Camille Thévenin Lemoine
  • Specific locations
    Lateral femoral condyle / Patella / trochlea / tibial plateau | Camille Thévenin Lemoine
    Femoral head | Manoj Ramachandran
    Talar dome | Stéphane Tercier
    Lateral humeral condyle | Stéphane Tercier
  • Conclusion / take home message | Franck Accadbled
  • Questions & Answers | All speakers


In a cooperation with the Industry sponsors, EPOS has also started another type of e-sessions focusing on technical issues of the pediatric orthopedic practice and live discussions of educational clinical cases.

To following EPOS industry webinars have so far been planned:

5th EPOS Webinar on Genetic and Metabolic Diseases: Achondroplasia in pediatric orthopedics

Webinar supported by Biomarin
Date: 14 October 2020 | Time: 14:00 CET
Online Replay / Webinar webcast:

Scientific Programme

  • Short introduction of the presenters by Ralph Sakkers
  • Interdisciplinary care with lifecycle planning for achondroplasia by Wouter Nijhuis | Netherlands
  • Spine and achondroplasia by Carol Hasler | Switzerland
  • Upper extremity and achondroplasia by Joachim Horn | Norway
  • Lower extremity and achondroplasia by Gabriel Mindler | Austria
  • Lengthening for short stature and achondroplasia: pro’s and con’s by Thomas Wirth | Germany
  • Discussion under guidance of moderators | Ralph Sakkers, Deborah Eastwood.

1st EPOS Webinar on Trauma: Flexible nailing, where are the limits?

Webinar supported by Orthofix
Date: 15 June 2020 | Time: 18:00-19:00 CET
Online Replay / Webinar webcast:

Scientific Programme

  • Moderator: Dr. Manuel Cassiano Neves | Portugal
  • Panelist and talks:
    • Limits of ESIN in fractures in children by Prof. Pierre Lascombes | Switzerland
    • The MJFlex nails by Dr. Jean-Damien Métaizeau | France
    • Case presentations and discussion by Dr. Jean-Damien Métaizeau and Prof. Pierre Lascombes

The above-described EPOS Webinars’ preliminary programme might be subject to changes. The latest information concerning EPOS E-Events and EPOS webinars can be found on this webpage.

Please do not hesitate to contact EPOS Education Manager, Mrs. Sanni Hiltunen at if you have any further inquiries concerning EPOS E-Events.