Dear Friends

Welcome to our 14th C.A.O.S. meeting in Milan Italy, June 2014

The 14th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Computer Aided Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS) will be held in Milan, Italy, from 18 to 21 of June, 2014.
It’s a great honour and pleasure that the Executive Board and the Assembly of our association have decided to have the 14th annual meeting in Milan.
I’m proud to invite you to attend this gathering of surgeons, biomechanics engineers, companies and researchers, who are the world’s leading experts in the fields of computer and robotic assistance in orthopaedic and traumatology surgery.

A special feature of this event will be the combined sessions with the most important Italian and European scientific associations:
S.I.O.T. (Italian Society Orthopeadic and Traumatology), E.H.S. (European Hip Society) and S.I.G.A.S.C.O.T. (Italian Society Knee, Arthroscopy, Sport, Cartilage and Orthopaedic Technology partner of E.S.S.K.A. and E.K.A.).
A special pre-congress event will be held on Wednesday 18th June, with a lot of Educational Re-live surgeries and mini-debates about the most controversial aspects of these surgical procedures with computer and robotic tools.
There will be an Exhibition and Presentations of the most important Companies involved in this field with work-shops, talks and video-surgeries about the new products and technologies.

Milan is the financial capital of Italy, the engine which powers the Italian economy, a great combination of culture, art, fashion, unforgettable Italian food & wine, nightlife and unique way of life. Milan moves at a fast pace but also offers relaxing breaks, with mountains, lakes and golf courses nearby.
Just outside the city the beautiful Lake Como is waiting for you. We are organizing special events for the social programme with many cultural, gastronomic and fashion Italian surprises.

I hope that this CAOS meeting will be a great occasion for fruitful collaboration and the development of long-lasting relationships between clinical and basic research and a most memorable stay for you and your families in Milan.

I am very glad to welcome you all in Milan, Italy!

Norberto Confalonieri M.D. Norberto Confalonieri M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon
President of
CAOS – International 2014