International OTA


IOTA (New, resized)

The OTA is pleased to announce the inaugural IOTA founding members. The IOTA charter was signed October 11, 2017 in Vancouver, BC, Canada at the 33rd OTA Annual Meeting.

Group picture of IOTA members at annual reception


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                                     Society Name          Country 
Australian Flag
AOA (Australian Orthopaedic Association) Australia
Brazilian Society of Orthopedic Trauma        Brazil  
CAOS (Chinese Association of Orthopedic Surgeons)  China 
DGU (German Trauma Society)  Germany
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Traumachirurgie  (NVT)  
(Dutch Assoc. for Trauma Surgery)
The Netherlands
FEMECOT (Federación Mexicana de Colegios de Ortopedia y Traumatología) Mexico
JSFR (Japanese Society for Fracture Repair)   Japan                    
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OTA (Orthopaedic Trauma Association) United States and Canada
OTODI (Ortho. and Trauma Specialists Hospital of Italy)  Italy
SOTA-SECOT(Spanish Orthopaedic Trauma Association)  Spain 
Trauma Society of India  India
UK flag
OTS (Orthopaedic Trauma Society) United Kingdom
Israeli Flag
Israeli Orthopaedic Trauma Society Israel

Society Websites

IOTA was established to fulfill the following goals: 

  • Promote international orthopaedic and musculoskeletal trauma care, including patient care, education, and research. 
  • Allocate venues for and monitor progress of a triennial International Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual (IOTA) Meeting. 
  • Organize a face-to-face meeting at each triennial meeting and each Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) Annual Meeting. 
  • Provide a means for Member organizations to enhance international collaboration in research, education, teaching, and program development. 
  • Support the development of Orthopaedic Trauma organizations globally.

IOTA Triennial Meeting Information

  • 1st Triennial IOTA Meeting
    December 2, 2020
    (Immediately followed by the NVT Annual Conference December 3 – 4, 2020)
    Location: Amsterdam
    Host:  The Dutch Society (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Traumachirurgie (NVT)
  • 2nd Triennial Meeting
    2023 (date to be determined)
    Location: Mexico
    Host: FEMECOT (Federacion Mexicana de Colegios de Ortopedia y Traumatologia)

IOTA Membership

Membership is open to any organization that is the principal body representing orthopaedic trauma in its country or region. Please contact the OTA at for additional information regarding membership.

Additional details are also available in the IOTA Charter.