VOLUME 1 | Issue 1 | June 2020


OUR PURPOSE

Global collaboration to advance the inclusion of women

& under-represented minorities in Orthopaedic Surgery


Welcome to the inaugural IODA Newsletter, an update of activities relevant to International Orthopaedic Diversity. At this time of great international upheaval resulting from COVID-19 and the recent death of George Floyd, uniting to advance diversity is imperative. IODA is seeking an arrangement with the Australian Orthopaedic Association to support a web page/digital presence. In the interim we shall attempt to share information via newsletter. Please forward any information you would like distributed to this group to orthodiversityalliance@gmail.com.



AAOS DIVERSITY ADVISORY BOARD &

THE ORTHOPAEDIC DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP CONSORTIUM (ODLC)


AJ Johnson, Chair of AAOS Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) has introduced the recently formed Orthopaedic Diversity Leadership Consortium to IODA. ODLC is a US group led by Erica Taylor, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University and colleagues. Thank you also AJ for introducing your DAB colleagues to IODA, we welcome their ideas and look forward to collaborating.

  • Julie Balch Samora, Clinical Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Ohio State University College of Medicine

  • Coleen Sabatini, Associate Professor, UCSF, Oakland

  • Elizabeth Matzkin, Surgical Director, Women's Musculoskeletal Health, Brigham



ENGAGING WITH ORTHOPAEDIC INDUSTRY


The IODA membership is increasingly engaging with Orthopaedic Industry, many of whom have well-developed Diversity Strategies. There is considerable interest from Stryker, the AO Foundation, Depuy Synthes and other organisations to work with IODA through their global and national entities. Our Industry colleagues have enormous potential as powerful allies. Perhaps a coordinated approach from IODA would have the greatest effect.


AO Foundation Diversity Webinar - Please create a free account to access.



RESEARCH PAPER: DIVERSITY IN ORTHOPAEDIC WEBINARS - SEEKING INTEREST


Caroline Hing (IODA,UK) is starting a research project investigating Diversity in Orthopaedic Association Webinars in 2020. Given the explosion of webinars during COVID-19, this is an excellent opportunity for an IODA paper. Please contact Caroline if you are interested. Australia shall be participating: caroline.hing@stgeorges.nhs.uk




RECENT STATEMENTS FROM AAOS & BOA


We welcome the many statements from Orthopaedic Associations in response to recent events. Please find the AAOS and BOA statements below.






ESTABLISHING IODA MEMBER LIST - update your details


Please check your details and update on the IODA Google Drive.


EDITOR

Jennifer Green FRACS FAOrthA

Chair, Australian Orthopaedic Association Orthopaedic Women’s Link (OWL)

Australian Orthopaedic Association Cultural Inclusion Working Group




Acknowledging the Ngunnawal People as the traditional owners of the land on which I live and practise. I pay my respects to the elders, past, present and emerging.

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