The Irish Institute of Orthopaedic Surgeons was formed in 1972. Its functions included determining the need for new orthopaedic appointments, involvement in the replacement of those retiring, and a commitment to develop a training program in line with that being established in the UK under the auspices of the Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Joint Committee of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons.
The Institute’s various Committees are an integral part of the Institute’s governance structure. They lead projects, policies, programs, and initiatives that support the IITOS’ Scope of Activities.
Each Committee is made up of a chair and members selected by the IITOS’s Nominating Committee. Together, their interests and expertise contribute to both the IITOS’ and the Committee’s goals and mandates.
All Committee positions are on a volunteer basis and serve a mandate of approximately two or three years, with the possibility of renewal. The Executive Committee positions may involve longer mandates.
The Council, Trainers and Education Committees meets either in person or online three or four times a year.