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Mentoring future Orthopaedic Surgeons who are female or from under represented minorities

IODA's mission:  To champion diversity, equity and inclusion in orthopaedics worldwide.

IODA is an international collaboration with a vision for a global orthopaedic culture in which everyone can thrive.

Our website is a “diversity hub” to connect diversity advocates, promote events, support research & to provide resources through our extensive library of diversity literature, webinars and podcasts.

Membership is free and open to all in the healthcare sector.

IODA Gold Sponsors:

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IODA Charter Signatories

IODA recognises the following as organisations committed to improving diversity, equity, inclusion and engagement in orthopaedic surgery:

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American Orthopaedic Association

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British Orthopaedic Association

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New Zealand Orthopaedic Association

In signing the IODA Charter, these signatories believe that a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging is essential to reflect the society that we serve today. It is essential for our patients and our profession, because it helps us to attract and retain the best healthcare providers. It enables us to understand and to meet our patient’s needs more effectively. By doing so, they provide higher quality and more equitable, patient-centered care.

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IODA Regions

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North America

Europe

Latin America & the Caribbean

Africa

Middle East & N. Africa

Asia Pacific

Diversity Advocates

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