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.
Irish Orthopaedic Trainees Association
The Irish Orthopaedic Trainees’ Association is an independent professional body promoting surgical excellence in trauma & orthopaedic surgical training within the Republic of Ireland. It is an organisation run by trainees, for trainees, in association with the Irish Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery for the benefit of patients.