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About the Charter

Orthopaedic societies serve as role models for the profession of orthopaedics.


IODA has developed a Charter to recognize organizations who have publicly committed to improving diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) and engagement in orthopaedic surgery.

In signing the Charter, 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 patients' needs more effectively. By doing so, we provide higher quality and more equitable, patient-centered care.

Charter Signatories

The following organizations are signatories to the IODA Charter:


The Bone & Joint Journal

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Advanced Therapies in Orthopaedics Foundation

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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American Orthopaedic Association


Australian Orthopaedic Association


American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society

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Asociación Argentina de Ortopedia y Traumatología

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British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy Association

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British Hip Society


British Orthopaedic Association


British Orthopaedic Trainee Association

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British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

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Canadian Orthopaedic Association


Danish Orthopaedic Society

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European Foot & Ankle Society

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European Orthopaedic Research Society

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Federación Mexicana de Colegios de Ortopedia y Traumatología A.C.

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International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

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Irish Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery


The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

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Medical Student Orthopedic Society

New Zealand Orthopaedic Association

Netherlands Orthopaedic Association

Pacific Islands Orthopaedic Association

Ruth Jackson

Orthopaedic Society

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Scottish Committee for Orthopaedics and Trauma

Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia

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Società Italiana di Ortopedia e Traumatologia

Société Française de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique


Société Royale Belge de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie

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Orthopaedic Association Diversity Strategies

View the diversity strategies provided by IODA's Charter signatories:

Sign-up to the Charter

Should your organisation wish to join IODA as a Charter Signatory, please follow the Administrative Instructions or reach out to

IODA Charter

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