Romanian Association of Pediatric Orthopedists and Traumatologists


The VII-th ARTOP Congress

12-13 November 2014


European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society


EPOS Regional Core Curriculum Course

14-15 November 2014


JW Marriot Grand Hotel

ARTOP Congress 11 EMC - EPOS Course 12 EMC


Dr. Vasile STAN, president elect

Dr. Catalin DUMITRESCU, 1st Vice-President

Dr. Alexandru ULICI, 2nd Vice-President

Prof. Dr. Gheorghe BURNEI, past president

Dr. Costel VLAD, secretary

Dr. Stefan GAVRILIU, treasurer

Dr. Isabela Magdalena Draghici , scientific secretary

Dear Colleagues,

Romanian Association of Pediatric Orthopedists and Traumatologists (ARTOP) is growing well. We are now organizing the VII-th congress of ARTOP, every year the scientific level of our congress increased.

This year, ARTOP has the privilege to invite you to participate to the EPOS Regional Core Curriculum Course organizedin collaboration with the European Society of Pediatric Orthopedics.

Distinguished international faculty will give high-level conferences.

I am sure the colleagues all over the country will join our congress and the EPOS course and will make all efforts in order to improve our daily practice.

In the name of all colleagues I thank to the organizers of EPOS Regional Core Curriculum Courses, drElHanan Bar-On, prof. Gh. Burnei, EPOS board.

I also thank to the international faculty for their efforts to come to Bucharest in November: prof. Muharrem Yazici, prof. Darko Anticevic, prof. Hakan Omeroglu, dr. Manoj Ramachandran, dr. Ignacio Sanperra.

See you in November,

President of ARTOP,

Dr. Vasile STAN,

Chief of Pediatric Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery Service, Pitesti Pediatric Hospital

Dear Colleagues,

The ARTOP board and its members made a significant effort to consolidate this speciality from the scientific, didactical, practical and organizational point of view, for the last seven years.

It is time for all of us to realize that this activities need support and endorsement from all the members of ARTOP.

We ask the other specialists in the paediatric orthopaedics field to join us regardless the fact that they were or were not members of the other society. Together we’ll be able to maintain a high level of the paediatric orthopaedics in Romania.

ARTOP ensures identity to the speciality itself and dignity for its members and will continue to do so.

We have to build together a network to eradicate the developmental dislocation of the hip and another one for the school screening of scoliosis.

We intend to request and sustain 2-3 paediatric orthopaedics oncology centers and a few Centers of Excellence for the treatment of the extreme difficult cases from this field.

The collaboration with EPOS brings additional information and knowledge which will raise the theoretical levels of knowledge usable in practical activities.

We thank Prof. Muharrem Yazici and Dr. Deborah Eastwood for their initiative to sustain for the second time an EPOS course in Romania.

We also want to thank to the international faculty for their efforts to come to Bucharest on 14-15th November and for the courses they will sustain.


Prof. Dr. Gheorghe Burnei

Past President of ARTOP