BOTA - Belgian Orthopaedic Trauma Associaton
The Belgian Orthopaedic Trauma Associaton (BOTA) is a group of Orthopedic surgeons with specific intrest in the treatment of orthopaedic trauma. The Belgian Orthopaedic Trauma Association has been founded in the summer of 1990. The founders were Rene Verdonk (Gent), Peter Reynders (Leuven) and Jan Vanmelkebeek (Antwerpen). During the next years our organisation enlarged under the presidency of Pierre Opdecam (Brussel), William de Groote (Brugge) and René Verdonk (Gent). The current president is Prof. Dr. Olivier Cornu and vice-president is Dr. A. Monsaert.
Our purpose is still promotion of an evidenced based treatment plan for orthopaedic trauma. Every year we organise a national congres but we also organise casuistic meeting where every-one can present there 'case-reports' with a peer review. These case-reports can be very interesting, also for residents.