Meetings & Venues
at the SMACOT 2020
October 25, 2018
October 13, 2018
Look at the inspiring Prof. Ashok's
held in Montreal, October 2018,
at the 2nd WAIOT General Assembly
May 6, 2018: WAIOT Symposium at the 19th European Congress & Emergency Surgery (ECTES 2018), Valencia, Spain
Prof. Hazem Alkhawashki,
Guest Speaker on
WAIOT in the Era of Increased Burden of MSI
hosted by Prof. Bahaa Kornah,
an outstanding Member of the WAIOT Humanitarian Committee.
December 1, 2017
The 1st WAIOT General Assembly in Cape Town, South Africa
Welcome address of the WAIOT President, Prof. Guenter Lob:
"Dear Colleagues, it is a great pleasure for me to welcome you at the World Association against Infection in Orthopaedics and Trauma.
Bone and joint, implant- and biofilm-related infections have a tremendous, although often understimated, impact in all Countries.
Only a shared knowledge and a joined educational effort may allow us to improve the management of these challenging conditions at all levels.
WAIOT gives us the opportunity to build something that will remain and will survive us.
WAIOT gives us the chance to change the reality and to make things better for today and for tomorrow.
So, let's start working !"
Venue. Room 1.41-42 CTICC Cape Town, RSA
Time. 5:30-6:45pm, December 1st, 2017, during the 38. SICOT congress
Professor Guenter Lob welcomed the attendees and gave brief account of the Agenda:
Professor Heinz Winkler welcomed the presence of all those who have supported the development of WAIOT so far and those who are showing interest in the association.
He then gave brief account of how the idea of WORLD ASSOCIATION AGAINST INFECTION IN ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMA (WAIOT), developed after the SICOT Declaration on Bone and Joint Infection in Rio and the invitation of the eight founding members to meet in Vienna during the EFORT 2017, which led to the submission and registration of WAIOT.
2. Presentation and organizational chart
Professor Carlo L. Romanò gave a presentation about WAIOT and its vision, mission.
He stressed on the new vision we are proposing with a web based, free association with two main concerns, i.e. scientific and humanitarian.
He presented the proposal of the structure and organizational chart.
The General Assembly agreed by hunanimity on the first WAIOT organigram.
3. Agreement on membership
Professor Lob asked the General Assembly for its agreement on the membership. The GA gave its approval.
A very fruitful discussion followed in which several members and invited presidents of SICOT, EBJIS and APOA gave their valued opinions which can be summarized in the following:
This association is very welcomed and much needed ( many members)
Insure the presentation of other specialties, as microbiology, radiology, rheumatology, ...etc. (Prof. Kornah)
Involve members from all over the world in the different activities (presidents of SICOT, EBJIS and APOA)
Work on establishing a fellowship program in musculoskeletal infection (Prof. Hafez)
Importance of humanitarian and social aspects (many members)
Involve organizations in the study groups (several members)
Establish recommendations and guidelines (several members)
Professor Lob expressed his thanks to the first WAIOT General Assembly and concluded the GA at 6:45 pm