AIOT Joint Statement Against War

AIOT Joint Statement Against War | 04 March 2022

The situation that creates consequences that orthopaedic surgeons have the most difficulty dealing with in their professional lives is war. APOA, EFORT, PAOA, SICOT and SLAOT are adamantly against war.

As AIOT, we express our belief in the right to sovereignty of every nation, and that the way to resolve conflicts between countries is through diplomacy and negotiations, not war.

Contributors (in alphabetical order):
Jamal Ashraf (Second Vice-President, APOA), Onder Aydingoz (Past President, EFORT), Mohit Bhandari (Chair, SICOT Research Academy), Horacio Caviglia (President, SLAOT), Ali Hassan Chamseddine (Past Vice President, PAOA), David Choon (Past President, APOA), Mohamed Darwish (President, PAOA), Mahmut Nedim Doral (Immediate Past President, APOA), John Dormans (Immediate Past President, SICOT), Li Felländer-Tsai (President, EFORT), Francisco Forriol (Vice President, SLAOT), Enrique Gomez Barrena (First Vice President, EFORT), Klaus-Peter Günther (Immediate Past President EFORT), Philippe Hernigou (President Elect, SICOT), Arif Khan (Secretary General, APOA), Vikas Khanduja (Past Chair, SICOT Education Academy), David Limb (Second Vice-President, EFORT), Edward T Mah (Past President, APOA), Rob Nelissen (Secretary General, EFORT), Philippe Neyret (Past President, EFORT), Ellewellyn Pasio (Frist Vice-President, APOA), Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran (Past President, SICOT) and James Waddell (Secretary General, SICOT).

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AIOT is the joint platform of five leading international organizations of orthopaedics and traumatology. It was established to increase collaboration and facilitate communication among member organizations in 2018.

AIOT member organizations (in alphabetical order):

  • APOA (Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association)
  • EFORT (European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics ad Traumatology)
  • PAOA (Pan Arab Orthopaedic Association)
  • SICOT (Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie)
  • SLAOT (Sociedad Latinoamericana de Ortopedia y Traumatología)

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