The Israeli Orthopaedic Association

The Israeli Orthopaedic Association (IOA)
is a non profitable organization.

The Israeli Orthopaedic Association (IOA) founded in 1984 is the official home organization of the orthopaedic professionals in Israel.
Our goals are to develop and promote the profession in Israel and abroad, including congresses and meetings of the IOA and it's various sub organizations.
We aspire to promote current up to date education, and encourage professional and interpersonal cooperation among our members.
Every year we gather in a three days congress to report and learn about the news and academic activity in Israel.

2012 congress

2011 congress

2010 congress

There are 8 professional associations: Pediatric Orthopedics, Hip Society, Knee and arthroscopy society, Trauma, Spine, Foot and ankle, Shoulder and Elbow, and Skeletal Tumors society.

Lately the Israeli Ministry of health issued operative instructions to prevent stalling of hip fracture beyond 48 hours. These instructions are the fruit of years' work of the IOA, who managed to convince the State Comptroller to influence the government in the importance of the matter.

The IOA has published a Position Paper to the National Trauma Committee recommending a comprehensive educational trauma program, and demanded the funding of 6 positions for educating orthopedic traumatoligists. The goal is to raise a fresh and highly professional dedicated generation, who will continue to nurture and incorporate this important branch in the daily orthopedic work of each of the orthopedic wards.

A new syllabus was adopted, adjusted with the new developments and technology of the last decade. The IOA has joined the EFORT – European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. In current years the IOA focused mainly on Hip fractures, orthopedic trauma, amelioration of the orthopedic education to residents/registrars, including the examination and validation process, and setting standard criteria for the orthopedic residency. Not as before, an independent educational system has been established by the IOA dedicated only to the general orthopedic and orthopedic trauma, also for both stage A and B examinations.

The IOA is a member of:

  • ESKA – European Society of Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy
  • EPOS – European Paediatric Ophthalmological Society
  • ESS – European Shock Society
  • EFORT – European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

International Fellows of the AAOS – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

President of The Israeli Orthopaedic Association (IOA)

Dr Gabriel Agar  – head of Orthopaedic Department
at the Asaf Hrofe

Members of the Board – The Israeli Orthopaedic Association (IOA):

Dr Steven Velkes – Secretary
Dr. Zvi Cohen – Treasurer
Dr Amal Khoury – Educational Committee
Prof. Meir Nyska – Chairman of Scientific Committee
Dr. David Angel – Chairman of National Council
Ms. Orah Naor – Secretary

Members of the National Council:

Dr. David Angel – Chairman
Dr. Ariel Oran
Dr. Yiftah Beer
Dr. Avraham Garti
Dr. Doron Norman
Prof. Yizhar floman
Dr. Matti Nof
Dr. Haim Shtarker
Prof. Kobi Bickels
Prof. Gideon Mann
Dr. Aharon Feinstone

Several Societies are working in the field of Orthopedics, in order to update it’s members, encourage research and teach post graduate orthopedic residents.

The Israeli Orthopaedic Sub Associations:

Association Commitee
Hip Society Chairman – Avraham Garti
Secretary – Arieh Kandel
Skeletal tumors Chairman – Dr.Erwin Sucher
Spine Chairman – Prof. Yizhar floman
Knee and Arthroscopy Chairman – Dr. Iftach Hetsroni
Secretary – Dr. Dror Lindner
Foot and Ankle Chairman – Dr. Mati Nof
Secretary – Dr.Eyal Melamed
Shoulder and Elbow Chairman- Dr. Ariel Oran
Secretary- Dr.Laufer Gil
Pediatric Orthopaedic Chairman- Dr.Daniel Weigl
Dr.eylon sharon
Dr.Reuven Shitrit
Trauma Chairman – Dr. Doron Norman
Secretary – Dr. Nachshon Shazar Member – Dr.Shaul Sagiv

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