32nd Annual SMIT Conference
December 9-11, 2020
Chicago, Illinois
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Conference President:
Fady T Charbel, MD, FACS, FAANS
Confluence for Healthcare Innovation


A Message From Our President

Dear Colleagues,
We are proud to announce the partnership between the International Society of Medical Innovation and Technology and the Clinical Robotic Surgical Association for our annual meeting in Chicago on December 9-11 at The University of Illinois at Chicago. We invite you to join us and be a part of the future of healthcare through the confluence of robotics, surgery, and innovation.
Fady T. Charbel
President of iSMIT

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Who We Are

The international Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (iSMIT) is an international society, formed in 1989 under the name “Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy” (SMIT) by an innovative group of medical practitioners led by John Wickham. The founding members were leaders in their fields and were dedicated to the multidisciplinary advancement of minimally invasive therapy in an attempt to reduce patient trauma arising from traditional surgical operations or radiological interventions. The current membership base includes representatives from most medical specialties, instrument manufacturing, biomedical engineering and research out of >35 countries. As to reflect this broader membership as well as to attract further members not necessarily only within minimally invasive therapy, the name of the Society was formally changed to “international Society for Medical Innovation and Technology” iSMIT.


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