Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

Thank you to everyone who supported our Annual Giving Campaign. We are excited to continue to collaborate with our partners worldwide on projects that impact patient care. 

Global Resident Elective

Dr. Hunter Warwick, a PGY4 UCSF orthopaedic surgery resident, participated in a four-week Global Rotation in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Hunter had the opportunity to engage in a clinical exchange with colleagues at Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI). Hunter describes his experience below:

"I am very grateful for the team at MOI. I spent a month there working with the faculty and residents in conference, clinic, and the operating theater, learning from them and sharing resources I have found helpful as a resident. It was great to get exposure to orthopaedics in a different practice setting and continue the partnership between UCSF and MOI. I truly would not trade this experience for anything."

Launching the GO-Tibia Study

Our 2022 - 2023 McClellan Research Fellow, Jamieson O'Marr, recently returned from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Jamieson assisted in the launch of GO-Tibia, a clinical trial of local antibiotics for open tibia fractures. Jamieson also visited the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College (KCMC) to work on a Below Knee Amputation (BKA) prosthesis project.

To read more about Jamieson's experience in Tanzania, check out his blog!

IOTA Conference

The IGOT team attended the First Triennial Meeting of the International Orthopaedic Trauma Association (IOTA) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Dr. Ted Miclau, in his Presidential Address, presented on the impact of building global collaborative networks. This conference was a major success and step forward for the global academic orthopaedic trauma community, bringing together over 1,200 participants representing 30 countries.

IGOT's Director of Global Programs, Madeline MacKechnie, presented on a study entitled "Essential Resources for Musculoskeletal Trauma Care: A Delphi Study", a project done in collaboration with surgeons from over 100 countries. The paper was a finalist for the IOTA Impact Award for the best overall paper, receiving a publication award waiver from the OTA International journal.

Tanzania SMART Course

In collaboration with MOI and SIGN Fracture Care, the 8th Annual Tanzania SMART Course will be held on June 5-8, 2023. The course will cover topics including open fracture management, soft-tissue coverage, and hip and knee fractures. To learn more about the SMART Course, please click here.

Upcoming Webinar

IGOT is holding a trauma webinar series on Femoral Neck Fractures on Friday, March 17 at 7AM PST. This webinar will be case-based and interactive, led by faculty in San Francisco, Ethiopia, and Haiti. To register, please click here.

Keep Our Work Moving Forward 

IGOT is committed to addressing global disparities in orthopaedic trauma care and is seeking donations to support the annual SMART Courses. Please consider a donation to our organization.