BIT's 6th Annual World Congress of Orthopaedics-2018
Conference Report of WCORT-2019
After nearly a year’s meticulous preparation, BIT’s 6th Annual World Congress of Orthopaedics-2019 (WCORT-2019), with the theme of “From Frontier & Cutting-edge Tech to Best Clinical Pratice”, was successfully held in Dalian on October 11-13, 2019. It was hosted by National Foreign Experts Databank of MOST, operated by BIT Congress Inc. and supported by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Dalian Sub-Council; European Bone and Joint Infection Society; The Israeli Orthopaedic Association; South African Orthopaedic Association. This conference attracted nearly 200 professional speakers and audiences from 26 countries and regions joining it.

Opening Ceremony & Keynote Forum

The Opening Ceremony and Keynote Forum of WCORT-2019 took place on Friday morning (October 11, 2019). Dr. Harry L. Shufflebarger, Chief, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, USA moderated the two important activities. The invited guest speaker, Mr. Michael Beverly, Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of England and Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK gave the warmly Welcome Address at the Opening Ceremony, respectively. On behalf of our committee, Dr. Shufflebarger and Mr. Beverly expressed great gratitude to the presence of all delegates, speakers and participants to WCORT-2019 and particularly wished all the guests a memorable stay in Dalian.

Dr. Harry L. Shufflebarger

Mr. Michael Beverly

Followed by the Keynote Forum, our plenary speakers were the world-leading scientists who have been involved in the research work on Orthopaedics for many years. And they were respectively: Mr. Michael Beverly, Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of England and Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK; Dr. Arie Van Der Krans, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Central Military Hospital, The Netherlands; Dr. Harry L. Shufflebarger, Chief, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, USA; Dr. David P. Frishberg, Professor, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA. Those keynote speakers presented very excellent speeches and warmly discussed with the audiences during Keynote Forum.

Mr. Michael Beverly

Dr. Arie Van Der Krans

Dr. Harry L. Shufflebarger

Dr. David P. Frishberg

WCORT-2019 consisted of 10 Parallel Sessions under 3 Themes, around 70 oral speeches covering most of the hottest topics on Spine, Shoulder and Elbow, Hip Disorder, Knee, Foot & Ankle, Trauma and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, 4 exhibitors, 3 posters, and etc. In-depth discussions and exchanges among the delegates were made during the whole meeting.

Welcome Banquet


Before, during and after the conference, we received the warmly support and valuable suggestions from the delegates towards the planning and organizing the next conference. Depending on the invaluable and precious experiences, we are confident that BIT’s 7th Annual World Congress of Orthopaedics-2020 would be much better than before.

About WCORT-2019
The Annual World Congress of Orthopaedics (WCORT), initiated from 2014, has been successfully organized in Xi’an, Seoul, Taiyuan and Milan. It has attracted more than 4,000 participants from over 50 countries and regions in the previous five years. And it plays a vital role in promoting scientific knowledge and ideas in orthopaedics all over the world. This year, WCORT-2019 will be hosted by National Foreign Experts Databank of MOST, and operated by BIT Congress Inc. We are aiming to bringtogether all those devoted to orthopaedics throughout the world. It offers a rare opportunity for orthopaedic physicians, clinicians and scientists to discuss about a wide range of themes in orthopaedic area including Spine, Joint, Trauma, Bone Tumor, Microsurgery, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Foot and Ankle, Sports Medicine, Minimally Invasive Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Basic Science etc..
  • • Designing 40+ Sessions of Scientific Forums, Symposia, Dialogs and Shows
  • • Inviting Worldwide Distinguished Experts, Investors, and Decision Makers in the Areas of Orthopaedics for the Grand    Thought Collision from 30+Countries
  • • Shooting for 200+ Oral Presentations in Whole Spectrum of Orthopaedic Fields
  • • Gathering 50+ Exhibitors in Cutting-edge Technologies and Novel Products
  • • Bringing in 20+ Professional Media Supporters
  • • Multi-Zones of Poster Show and Exhibitions of New Findings, New Techs and New Products
Program Layout at a Glance
Chapter 1: Plenary Lectures
Chapter 2: Advanced Orthopedic Treatment and Surgery
Chapter 3: Frontier of Basic Orthopaedic Research and Tech Innovations
Chapter 4: Best Diagnosis and Treatment on Orthopedic Disorders
Chapter 5: Chinese Traditional Medicine in Bone Disease Treatment
Chapter 6: Special Symposia
Chapter 7: Exhibitions & Posters
Chapter 8: Social and Cultural Events
Keynote Speakers
Mr. Michael Beverly, Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of England and Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK
说明: Dr. Harry L. Shufflebarger, Clinical Professor, University of Miami, USA
Dr. Vaughan Bowen, Professor, University of Calgary, Canada
Dr.David P. Frishberg, Professor, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA
Dr. Colonel Arie Van Der Krans, Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, Central Military Hospital, The Netherlands

Dr. Shufflebarger is Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He holds a hospital appointment at Miami Children's Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Dr. Shufflebarger earned a medical degree from Emory University, School of Medicine, where he was recognized for academic achievement with the Alpha Omega Alpha award. His residency in orthopaedic surgery was at Emory University's Affiliated Hospitals.

Dr. Shufflebarger is a past President of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America and the Scoliosis Research Society. For 15 years, Dr. Shufflebarger was the Medical Director of Children's Medical Services. The Ronald McDonald Foundation recognized Dr. Shufflebarger for his excellent medical service to children.

The published research of Dr. Shufflebarger includes 20 chapters contributed to medical textbooks, 50 peer-reviewed articles published in journals, and more than 200 presentations at professional meetings. He has presented numerous scientific exhibits and instructional videotape productions. In addition, Dr. Shufflebarger has been a Visiting Professor world-wide, including much of Latin America, Europe and Asia.

Dr. Vaughan Bowen is a Royal College Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, with special interest in hand surgery and disability and impairment assessments, at our Calgary Surgical Centre, Canadian Surgery Solutions. He is also a Clinical Professor within the Division of Orthopedic Surgery and the Lead Physician at the University of Calgary Collaborative Hand Program.

He obtained his Medical Doctorate (MD) in 1991 from the University of Edinburgh. He completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery, partly in Saskatoon at the University of Saskatchewan and partly in Vancouver at UBC. He did two fellowships, one in Hand Surgery at the University of British Columbia and one in Reconstructive Microsurgery in Melbourne, Australia.

He has published 22 book chapters and 108 scientific papers. He has made 117 scientific paper presentations and 301 presentations as an invited speaker/visiting professor in 22 countries. Dr. Bowen has numerous outside interests, the main one being competitive endurance running and cycling.

Medical school: George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Residency: anatomic and clinical pathology, Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco, California

Chief resident: anatomic and clinical pathology, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington

Fellowship: dermatopathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C.

Medical Board Certification

Anatomic pathology

Clinical pathology


Clinical and Research Interests

"Best practices" standards for reporting of cutaneous malignancy

Laboratory quality assurance

Applications of digitalized whole slide imaging for education and clinical consultation

Application of cytopathology to intraoperative consultation

Professional Activities and Awards

Lead author, College of American Pathologists cutaneous malignancy checklists

Member, CAP Cancer Committee, American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC)

Lead editor, CAP Surgical Pathology Performance Improvement Program

Past president, Los Angeles Society of Pathologists

Vice chair, CAP Surgical Pathology Committee

Chair, Medical Advisory Board, XIFIN/Path Central

Medical Advisor, Bioimagene-Ventana

Golden Apple Award For Excellence in Teaching


1995 -2002

Orthopaedic residency Academical Hospital Utrecht Departments of Orthopaedics, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, (Prof.dr. AJ Verbout)

1993 -1995

Netherlands School of Public Health Utrecht.

1992 -1993

Officers School Royal NL Army, advanced course

1979 -1987

Medical School at the Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Work Experience

2003 -

Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, Central Military Hospital / University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

2014 -2014

Clinical Director of the Field Surgical Team, MH17 recovery mission, Ukraine.

2007 & 2010

Orthopaedic and Trauma surgeon, role 3 Multinational Medical Unit, Kandahar Airfield, Kandahar, Afghanistan. Operation ISAF.

2002 - 2003

Fellow Orthopaedic Trauma, St James’s University Hospital, Leeds, United Kingdom.

2002 - 2002

Fellow Foot and Ankle Surgery, Harbor View Medical Center, Seattle, USA.

2002 - 2002

Orthopaedic and Trauma surgeon, dept. Orthopaedics, Fellow Foot and Ankle surgery, Sint Maartenskliniek Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

1988 -1995

Commissioned Officer Royal Netherlands Army, Army Medical Corps. With postings in :

"Netherlands Detachment Sinai", Multinational Force and Observers, Sinai, Egypt; RMO 104 Reconnaissance Battalion, the Netherlands; NL Army Medical Detachment Saudi-Arabia, Riyadh, Saudi-Arabia (Operation Desert Storm; Senior Medical Officer 1(NL)UN Signal battalion and Head Quarters UNPROFOR/Medical Branch/Ops&Plans , UNPROFOR, Yugoslavia; Senior Medical Officer, chief medical affairs UN training centre, Ossendrecht, the Netherlands.

Side Activities (Board Memberships, Management and Consulting Duties)

2013 -

Member Battlefield Casualty NL research group

2013 - 2019

Member of the employees council of the Central Military Hospital

2012 - 2018

President of the Medical Board of the Central Military Hospital

2016 - 2017

President of the Dutch Foot and Ankle Society (DFAS)

2012 - 2016

Webmaster/educ comm of the Dutch Foot and Ankle Society (DFAS)

2012 - 2017

Webeditor and chair IT committee European Foot and Ankle Society (EFAS)

2007 - 2014

Hon. Treasurer of the Medical Board of the Central Military Hospital

2007 - 2012

Hon. Secretary of the Dutch Foot and Ankle Association (DOFAA)

1995 - 1996

President of the Association of Residents, Rijnstate Hospital, Arnhem, the Netherlands

1993 - 1998

Hon. Treasurer NL Army Officers Association /dept. medical-officers.

Mr. Beverly was a full-time NHS orthopaedic consultant for 25 years up to August 2014 operating on a full spectrum of orthopaedics. This included trauma, paediatric orthopaedics, total joint replacement and revision, spinal surgery and upper and lower limb surgery.

Having retired from full time NHS work in mid-2014, he began working in Oxford on a 4 year research DPhil in Musculo-skeletal science. He is a member of St Peter’s College and am based at The Botnar Research Institute, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Windmill Road, Headington Oxford OX3 7LD.

His private practice is based at the BUPA Cromwell Hospital. This includes private clinical practice and medico-legal reporting work. He acts for both Claimant and Defendant solicitors across a wide field of trauma and orthopaedics including medical negligance. Since the introduction of the Woolf reforms, he has also acted as a Court appointed single expert.

Exhibition and Poster
WCORT-2019 provides an ideal platform to showcase your new technologies and products in China. And it is developed to maximize your exposure, generate new leads, build brand awareness, and solidify business relations. Our conference provides your company with an unparalleled marketing opportunity to get before decision-makers. Exhibiting at the right exhibition can be one of the most efficient, effective and successful marketing activities available to you.
Introduction to Dalian
Dalian — the "Northern Pearl" and summer resort of China, compared to ancient capital cities such as Beijing, Xian, Nanjing or Xi’an, is a young city with only a 100-year history. Dalian is the most relaxed and livable city in Northeast China. In many parts of China, economic prosperity comes at the price of clean air and charm. Not so in Dalian, whose natural blessings are its biggest asset. Tree-lined, hilly streets, dotted colonial architectures, an impressive coastline with beaches, as well as its prosperous town, have made it being dubbed as the "Hong Kong of the North China". It is one of the three Best Tourism Cities (2006), along with Hangzhou and Chengdu, recognized by the National Tourism Administration.
Honorary Chairman

Mr. Michael Beverly, Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of England and Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK

Hosting Organization

National Foreign Experts Databank of MOST

Operating Organization
Supporting Organizations

China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Dalian Sub-Council

European Bone and Joint Infection Society
The Israeli Orthopaedic Association
South African Orthopaedic Association

Media Partners

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