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SMIT, formerly:
Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy

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iSMIT

The international Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (iSMIT) is an international society, formed in 1989 under the name “Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy” (SMIT) 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 traditional surgical operations or radiological interventions.

The current membership base includes representatives from most medical specialties, instrument manufacturing, biomedical engineering and research out of >35 countries. As to reflect this broader membership as well as to attract further members not necessarily only within minimally invasive therapy, the name of the Society was formally changed to “international Society for Medical Innovation and Technology” iSMIT.

Organization


Presidency

Wayne Shih-Wei Huang, MD

President

Ole Jakob Elle, PhD (Norway)

Past president

Francisco Miguel Sánchez Margallo, MD

President Elect

Michele Diana, MD, PhD

Co-President

Bjorn Edwin, MD (Norway)

Past Co-President

Juan A. Sánchez-Margallo, MD

Co-President Elect

Executive Committee

Andreas Melzer, MD, Germany

General Secretary

Marc O. Schurr, MD, Germany

Treasurer

Eiji Kanehira, MD, Japan

Editor in chief

Christine Melzer, Germany

Protocol officer

Steering Committee

Alberto Arezzo, MD

Italy

Desmond Birkett, MD

USA

Pádraig Cantillon-Murphy, PhD

Ireland

Fady T. Charbel MD, FAANS, FACS

USA

Kevin Cleary PhD

USA

Jenny Dankelman, PhD

The Netherlands

Michele Diana, MD

France

Nicola Di Lorenzo, MD

Italy

Björn Edwin, MD

Norway

Ole Jakob Elle M.SC

Norway

Dr. Marcel Fiedler

Germany

Harald Fischer, PhD

Germany

Joris Jaspers, PhD

The Netherlands

Konrad Karcz MD, PhD, MPH

Germany

Joachim Kettenbach, MD

Austria

Young Woo Kim, MD

Korea

Gernot Kronreif, PhD

Austria

Thomas Lango, MD

Norway

Arianna Menciassi, PhD

Italy

T. Nagelhus Hernes, PhD

Norway

Kiyokazu Nakajima, MD, FACS

Japan

Francisco Miguel Sánchez Margallo, MD

Spain

Yoav Mintz, MD

Israel

Richard Satava, MD

USA

Uwe Spetzger, MD

Germany

Amir Szold, MD

Israel

Calin Tiu, MD

Romania

Pietro Valdastri PhD

UK

John van den Dobbelsteen

The Netherlands

Daniel Wendt

Germany

Senior Advisor Board

John Abele, MD

USA

Eric Fosse, MD

Norway

Enric Laporte, MD

Spain

Alan Lomax, MD

Canada

Liselotte Mettler, MD

Germany

Jens Rassweiler, MD

Germany

Paul Wetter, MD

USA

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