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Our Story

A Rich History of Delivering Unparalleled Research and Education for Orthopaedic Trauma Care

Discover the Southeastern Fracture Consortium (SEFC), a dynamic 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation dedicated to improving the multidisciplinary treatment of orthopaedic trauma patients in the southeastern United States.


SEFC provides forums for skilled orthopaedic surgeons, researchers, and other healthcare professionals to come together and unlock endless possibilities in orthopaedic trauma. The foundation achieves this through providing continuing medical education, research collaboration, and invaluable networking opportunities.

Our History

SEFC has a rich history that spans almost 40 years, with our very first symposium taking place in 1988. The consortium was initially founded by several orthopaedic traumatologists in the North Carolina/Virginia area as a collaborative educational symposium for orthopaedic residents.


After 15 years of meeting together annually, the consortium was officially chartered as a non-profit organization in 2004. Over the years, SEFC has grown significantly and emerged as a leader in orthopaedic trauma education and research, both in the southeast and on a national scale. While the consortium and annual symposium continue to grow in membership, attendance, and accolades, the group prides itself in maintaining a unique, intimate character and camaraderie different from some of the larger scale orthopaedic conferences, a reason many of our members say this is their favorite conference each year.

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