The purpose of IGOT's Leadership Initiative is to foster the next generation of global leaders in orthopaedic surgery. IGOT implements this goal through editorials, research articles, leadership training, research fellowships, observerships, mentorships, and presentations at national and international conferences. IGOT also encourages collaboration among like-minded organizations to achieve a common goal through associations, such as COACT and ACTUAR.
Consortium of Orthopaedic ACademics Traumatologists (COACT) promotes global health efforts in musculoskeletal trauma care through the sharing of best practices, research opportunities, mentorship and resources. COACT has over 30 member institutions, representing leading Orthopaedic Departments at major Universities throughout North America. COACT fosters the development of collaborative networks through regular communication, face-to-face meetings and an online interactive database.
Link to: COACT
ACTUAR (Asociación de Cirujanos Traumatólogos de las Américas) is an international initiative that aims to increase capacity for orthopaedic research in Latin America. This novel group serves as a network for surgeon-leaders across the Americas interested in conducting clinical research to ultimately improve trauma-related skeletal injury treatment in broad patient populations across Low-to-Upper-Middle Income Countries.
Link to: ACTUAR
IGOT's Partner Organizations
AO Alliance is a non-profit dedicated to improve the care of the injured in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Their mission is to reduce human suffering, disability and poverty. AO Alliance envisions a world where timely and appropriate fracture care is accessible to everyone.
Link to: AO Alliance
The AO Foundation is a medically guided, not-for-profit organization led by an international group of surgeons specialized in the treatment of trauma and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. It was founded in 1958 by 13 visionary surgeons. AO Foundation’s mission is promoting excellence in patient care and outcomes in trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.
Link to: AO Foundation
SIGN is a humanitarian organization that builds orthopaedic capacity in developing countries by collaborating with the local surgeons to develop training and implants that support their efforts to provide effective orthopaedic surgery to the poor. SIGN designs and manufactures surgical implants and instruments to donate, or provide on a cost reimbursement basis, to under-resourced hospitals for the surgeons’ use. SIGN also coordinates orthopaedic training of the surgeons in the use of their equipment and other orthopaedic procedures.
Link to: SIGN
The Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA)’s mission is to promote excellence in care for the injured patient, through provision of scientific forums and support of musculoskeletal research and education of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the public.
Link to: OTA
Support the 2019 OTA Humanitarian Scholarship Campaign here.
The Argentine Orthopedic Trauma Association (ASOCIACON CIVIL ARGENTINA DEL TRAUMA ORTOPEDICO) was founded in 1994 as a civil entity and nonprofit whose legal domicile is to establish in the city of Buenos Aires. AATO brings together orthopeic surgeons to sponsor, promote, develop, and stimuate the knowledge and investigation of the cuases, prevention, and treatment of orthopedic trauma.
Link to: AATO
The Mexican Federation of Colleges of Orthopaedics and Traumatology is a consoritum for orthopaedics and traumatology in Mexico. FEMECOT was founded in 1967 with the purpose of integrating multiple orthopedic and traumatology societies and assocations into a single institution of Mexico. FEMECOT promotes unity, equity, quality and academic and moral excellence. FEMECOT encourages the development of the societies and integration of colleges through national, regional and local events, in order to increase knowledge and promote the continuous improvement of medical practice.
Link to: FEMECOT
The Colombia Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology is a consortium for orthopaedic surgery and traumatology in Colombia. SCCOT was founded in 1930 with the mission to strive for the development, unity, quality and academic excellence of the specialty of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology and musculoskeletal system, through specialized non-formal medical education, different academic modalities, current and future generation of knowledge, and with continuous improvement that contributes to professional growth.
Link to: SCCOT
The Cuban Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology is an organization that contributes to scientific activity and supports the National Health System of Cuba. SCOT disseminates scientific and technical achievements, introduces advanced technologies and new prophylactic and therapeutic methods in specialty fields, through exchange and frequent discussions of their individual and collective experiences in scientific events and activities.
IGOT Faculty's External Leadership
|Organization||IGOT Faculty||Leadership Position|
|AAOS International Committee||Coleen Sabatini||Chair of the International Committee|
|AO Foundation||Theodore Miclau||AO Research Advisory Committee Chair|
|AO North America||Saam Morshed||Faculty and Lecturer|
|Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR)||Sanjeev Sabharwal||Past Deputy Editor|
|Foundation for Orthopaedic Trauma||Theodore Miclau||Founding Member|
|Health Volunteers Overseas||Sanjeev Sabharwal||Board of Directors|
|International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies||Theodore Miclau||President|
|International Committee of Red Cross||Richard Gosselin||Chief Orthopedic Surgeon, Consult|
|International Orthopaedic Trauma Assocation (IOTA)||Theodore Miclau||IOTA Steering Committee Chair|
|Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS)||Sanjeev Sabharwal||Deputy Editor|
|Journal of Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction||Sanjeev Sabharwal||Editorial Board Member|
|Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society||Sanjeev Sabharwal||Past President|
|Major Extremity Trauma and Rehabilitation Research Consortium||Saam Morshed||Steering Committee Member|
|Major Extremity Trauma and Rehabilitation Research Consortium||Saam Morshed||Science Committee, Emerging Investigators Initiative|
|Medicine San Frontier||Richard Gosselin||Consult|
|Miracle Feet Medical Advisory Board||Coleen Sabatini||Research Committee, Strategic Research Initiativs Committee|
|Orthopaedic Trauma Association||Theodore Miclau||Publications Committee and Strategic Research Initiative Committee Governance Council Chair, Board of Directors, Ex-Oficio|
|Orthopaedic Trauma Association||Richard Coughlin||Humanitarian Committee Chairman|
|Orthopedic Knowledge Update 12||Saam Morshed||Section Editor for Basic Science|
|Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF)||Sanjeev Sabharwal||Shand's Circle Member|
|Osteosynthesis and Trauma Care Foundation||Theodore Miclau||Research Committee Chair|
|Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America||Sanjeev Sabharwal||Children's Orthopedics in Underdeveloped Regions Committee Past-Chair and Mentor|
|Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America||Coleen Sabatini||Past-Chair of Children's Orthopedic in Underserved Regions Committee|
|SIGN||David Shearer||Board of Directors|
|World Health Organization||Richard Gosselin||Consult|
IGOT Administrative Team and Advisory Board (4 members not pictured)