IGOT's Surgical Management And Reconstructive Training (SMART) Courses
San Francisco SMART Course
September 25, 2020 7AM-9AM PST
Conference Center: Virtual Session- Orthopaedic Trauma Institute and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco
Nepal SMART Course
Conference Center: National Academy of Medical Sciences and Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu
Guadalajara, Mexico SMART Course
January 18-20, 2021
Conference Center: Oaxaca, Mexico
Tanzania SMART Course
Conference Center: Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute, Dar es Salaam
SMART Courses Impact
Every year between 20 and 50 million people are permanently disabled from road traffic injuries, and over 5 million die. That’s twice the number of deaths than HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria. Many of these are preventable, but local surgeons in countries with limited resources where these accidents are so common lack the training required to perform life-saving procedures.
IGOT’s surgeons go out into the field to educate and empower local surgeons through hands on courses like our SMART course, resulting in sustainable impact. Short-term medical mission trips are usually between 1-2 weeks, where the surgeons provide direct surgical care to people in low-resource countries.Short term medical mission trips provide 75-100 of these surgeries. The SMART course model provides over 1,000 surgeries because we are training the local surgeons to continue these surgeries during the course of the year. The cost of short term medical mission trips are around $11,000 per person per trip. The SMART course costs $450 per person per course.