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SMIT history

The Society for Medical Innovation and Technology is an international society, formed in 1989 under the name “Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy” by an innovative group of medical practitioners led by John Wickham.

The founding members were leaders in their fields and were dedicated to the multidisciplinary advancement of minimally invasive therapy in an attempt to reduce patient trauma arising from surgical operations or radiological interventions. The current membership base includes representatives from most medical specialities, instrument manufacturing, biomedical engineering and research.

As to reflect this broader membership as well to attract further members not necessarily only within minimally invasive therapy, the name of the Society was formally changed to “Society for Medical Innovation and Technology” during the 12th Conress in the year 2000.