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2024
FEB 27 MAR 1
COLOGNE

Your Surgical Journey

Explore Boundless Possibilities of Learning & Networking!

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MORE THAN AN EDUCATIONAL EVENT

It is the premier gathering for international Ortho & Trauma professionals, focused on education that unlocks skills, knowledge, and career advancements. Foster peer-to-peer engagement with top surgeons in a friendly atmosphere, breaking down boundaries

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Highlights from the  
WST FESTIVAL 2024

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Agenda, Faculty, & Concept

Festival Agenda
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RECON DAY

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SPORTS DAY

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TRAUMA DAY

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SPINE DAY

"As the

Chairman of the WST FESTIVAL,

I am extending a personal invitation to you.

I see many benefits for all generations of surgeons in attending this EDUCATIONAL FESTIVAL. The diverse range of topics and expert speakers will enrich your knowledge and skills."

PROF. DR.

Tim Pohlemann

AO President

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Societies

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Partners

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What to  
EXPECT
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Networking without any boundary

The Festival offers a range of opportunities for interaction, peer-to-peer, engagement between residents/medical students and key opinion leaders, as well as with the industry.

Experience the most engaging way of learning

Active engagement in interactive sessions enhances comprehension by allowing participants to join in discussions and apply their knowledge and experiences, fostering problem-solving, collaboration, and meaningful exchanges in education.

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Level up on surgical knowledge and skills

The utilization of various formats helps individuals enhance their knowledge and skills in surgical practices. These formats offer a wide range of opportunities for learning, including live surgeries, hands-on courses, workshops, and interactive educational sessions. Engaging in these activities contributes to the expansion of surgical expertise and proficiency.

Unlock career opportunities

The festival will serve as a hub for various career opportunities as gathering with surgeons, experts, and influential figures who share professional interests. It will provide an ideal setting to foster connections, promote collaboration, and explore exciting pathways for your future in the field.

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Watch online on WST TV for free!

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"Truly unprecedented in anything to what I have seen before. No doubt this is the future reference format for education in surgery."​

PROF. DR.

JOHAN BELLEMANS​

Festival's Faculty
Click to see the full line up!

Ali Al Belooshi

Dubai, UAE

Albert Lin

Pittsburgh, USA

Annika Hättich

Hamburg, Germany

Dinesh Nathwani

London, UK

Arvind von Keudell

Boston, USA / Denmark

Matthias Pumberger

Berlin, Germany

Philipp Kobbe

Halle, Germany

Miho Tanaka

Boston, MA, USA

Every day we are working hard to make this festival incredible. Check back to see what is new every Monday!

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 see the daily program, faculty, and the concept!
What will you find at the  
FESTIVAL?

Hands-On
surgical training

Interactive surgical analysis 

Online live

surgeries

Career coffee talks

Engaging panels

Workshops

Innovation

symposiums 

Networking without 

boundries

+ All events, foods, and drinks are free of charge with the Festival  tickets

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“Where else do you have the opportunity to meet experts this up close and personal."

PROF. DR.

ANDREAS B. IMHOFF​

Who should 
PARTICIPATE?
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NURSES & SURGICAL STAFF 

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MEDICAL STUDENTS 

& RESIDENTS

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SURGEONS

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HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

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INDUSTRIES

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“Here you have the possibility to watch world-renowned experts and discuss problems, in orthopedic, trauma, recon, and sports surgery on the highest level.”​

PROF. DR. 

BERTIL BOUILLON​

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The WST Festival is a transformative experience that sparks
passion and empowerment.

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Festival 2023
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Faculty
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Live sessions
  • What is the World Surgery Tour?
    The World Surgery Tour (WST) is a digital continuing education series in orthopedics and trauma surgery with a focus on spine surgery, recon, sports orthopedics and trauma surgery. The events combine hands-on live surgeries with a 3D virtual world so you can explore the event as an avatar, network with colleagues and experts, and follow along with the continuing education on the livestream. Surgeries performed by experts on lifelike pre-fractured human specimens generated by Rimasys [MW1] GmbH will be available to watch as a live stream in both the 3D virtual world and the "Cvent" event platform. The 3D virtual world will be accessible exclusively during the Grand Final. Continuing education credits by the medical associations will be requested for the events. The World Surgery Tour is an initiative of the RIMASYS GROUP.
  • Who is the World Surgery Tour for?
    Anyone interested can participate in the World Surgery Tour (WST). The training content has been developed primarily to meet the needs of surgeons specialized in trauma and orthopedic surgery, medical professionals and students.
  • Are the sessions of the World Surgery Tour certified?
    We applied for CME with Ärztekammer Nordrhein.

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