CAOS Congress 2024

  • Waar:
    UMC Groningen
    Hanzeplein 1
    9713 GZ
    The Netherlands
  • Wanneer:
    19/06/2024 - 22/06/2024
    08:30 - 19:00
  • Accreditatie door:

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About CAOS 2024 Groningen, the Netherlands:

CAOS International is organizing the 23rd annual Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS) Congress in Groningen in 2024.

As we all know, computer-assisted surgery is definitely our future, especially robotic surgery. The new robot arms, capable of bending and rotating with high precision and accuracy, can assist surgeons in achieving better and safer outcomes for patients. Robotic surgery is already being used. Additionally, the use of big data in the medical field is becoming increasingly common and will play a larger role in our medical systems.

CAOS 2024 promises to provide you with up-to-date knowledge and the latest technologies, combined with delightful food and a pleasant stay. In short, this is an event you don’t want to miss! Be sure to mark the date in your calendar: June 19-22, 2024 – Groningen!

Please take a look at the event website:


CAOS International:

The society aims to capture the essence of the current trends and scientific progress to provide experts and newcomers with a clear synthesis of state-of-the-art information in the course of our annual meeting as well as in our activities including interdisciplinary focus groups cooperating on different fields, programs for continuous training and education, student mentoring programs as well as resources for exchanging data and resources for research, development and education. From an original historical focus on computer assisted navigation, the society expands its mandate to include the essential fields of advanced medical imaging, mathematical modeling, individual biometrics of gait and soft tissue characteristics, and peri-operative objective functional outcomes, internet of things and the digital operating room, medical apps and data security as well as rapid prototyping or the critical role of economics and health technology assessment.

More information can be found:


The Netherlands is a welcoming country. The Netherlands is small, making travel within the country very convenient: it is easily accessible by plane, and within the Netherlands, you can travel easily by train or bus. The CAOS Congress 2024 will take place at the UMC Groningen.

UMC Groningen
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen

UMC Groningen is easily accessible by various modes of transportation. If you are arriving by car, there are parking facilities available on-site. Public transportation options, such as buses and trains, are also convenient for reaching the venue.

If you are traveling from outside the city or internationally, you can fly to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The airport is situated approximately 200 kilometers outside of the city. Travelling from this airport to the Groningen is very easy and will take appr. 2 hours by train (see underneath).

Other airports are Rotterdam/The Hague Airport (appr. 3 hrs. from Groningen) and Eindhoven Airport (3,5 hrs from Groningen).

Provisional program

Submission guidelines

Papers are expected to demonstrate novelty by arguing that there is a gap in the existing literature that the presented work addresses and to present data to support any conclusions drawn.

You will be asked to submit two files, for which templates are available:

  • Main paper (500-1000 words), in PDF or Latex format, see details below and link to templates below.
  • Bone and Joint Journal abstract (250 words), in PDF format, which will be published in their online “Orthopaedic Proceedings” for all accepted podium presentations (see details below)

Please use the Word or Latex template, found here, to ensure your submision adheres to formatting requirements as improperly formatted submissions will require revision. All papers will be required to include at least three references in the Introduction to establish the need for and novelty of the work, and at least two references in the discussion section to establish the significance of the findings compared with the existing literature. Papers should be 500-1000 words in length (excluding references and title block). Only two graphics are allowed, each of which can be a picture, a diagram or a table. The use of collages (multi-part figures) is permitted, as long as the text is legible and the graphics are clear. Please try to limit formatting complexity and make sure to embed text labels within diagrams and pictures. These images will be used without change in the final digital proceedings.

We especially encourage young researchers to take part in the conference. Accordingly, some preference will be given to presenting authors who do not yet hold (or have only very recently taken up) faculty appointments or post-graduation industry. Furthermore, in the case of contributions with a first author who also presents the work at the conference, the Society will again be offering the ISTELAR Emerging Researchers Awards.  





Wednesday June 19th
Welcome reception at the City Hall of Groningen

Thursday June 20th
Presidents Dinner (by personal invitation only)
Young Investigators Chill Out

Friday June 21th
CAOS 2024 Dinner Party at Martinikerk Groningen
An informal evening with dinner, drinks & music.
Tickets can be ordered during registration.
Normal price:  € 90
Student price: € 50


Registration fees Early bird Standard On Site
Member CAOS € 550 € 650 € 700
Student Member CAOS € 200 € 300 € 325
Non Member* € 700 € 750 € 800
Student Non Member* € 300 € 350 € 375

* If you are a non-member you might consider becoming a member of CAOS before registration to CAOS 2024.
More information and application:


NH Groningen

The NH Groningen Hotel is located in a prime location. Holidaymakers love that they can easily walk to the city center, where the Martinitoren, the Cartoon Museum, and the Groninger Museum are all must-see attractions.

• Less than a 10-minute walk from the central square, the Grote Markt.
• Bus stop in front of the hotel.
• Only 2 minutes’ walk to the congress venue UMC Groningen

The Market Hotel

The Market Hotel Groningen is the perfect base for adventure, conviviality, and culture. The vibrant heart of Groningen is at your feet. Meet friends for a drink or enjoy an extensive dinner at the stylish café-restaurant Willem Albert. Find a spot in the sun on the cozy terrace. Experience how Groningen comes to life and witness how the city unfolds into every surprising corner. Discover its many faces and facets and find a tired but satisfied rest in the wellness and warm luxury of your room.

Hotel Prinsenhof

Prinsenhof Groningen is a 4-star superior boutique hotel in the city centre of Groningen. Standing in the shadows of the Martini Tower, bordering the walled garden called Prinsentuin, the hotel is situated in one of the city’s oldest and most beautiful buildings.

Hotel Prinsenhof has 34 unique rooms, two high-end restaurants and four classy private areas for parties or business meetings.

Boutique Hotel De Doelen

Hotel De Doelen is located at the foot of the Martinitoren, in a beautiful monumental building. The hotel offers modern facilities and free wireless internet.

The rooms are all uniquely decorated and have a private bathroom. They also feature a seating area where you can relax.

In the morning, the hotel serves breakfast, so you can start your day well. There is also a cozy lounge where you are welcome to have lunch, coffee, tea, and dinner.

The hotel offers a stunning view of the center of Groningen and the Grote Markt, which is over 200 years old. During the summer, you can enjoy a drink on the terrace at the front of the hotel amidst the lively atmosphere of the city.

Hotel Schimmelpenninck Huys

Hotel Schimmelpenninck Huys is located in a former mansion and just steps away from the Martini Toren, Grote Markt, Vismarkt and the Groninger Museum.
Our Huys is located in 7 historic buildings connected by a beautiful courtyard garden. Due to the historical character, each room is unique with its own matching style.
Schimmelpenninck Huys has its own chocolate shop and bakery where your breakfast is freshly baked.

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