SMIT Society for Medical Innovations and Technology, Germany
The Society for Medical Innovations and Technology is an international society at the interface between clinical medicine and medical technology, formed in 1989 under the name "Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy" 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 surgical operations or radiological interventions. The current membership base includes representatives from most medical specialities, instrument manufacturing, biomedical engineering and research.
As to reflect this broader membership as well to attract further members not necessarily only within minimally invasive therapy, the name of the Society was formally changed to "Society for Medical Innovation and Technology" during the 12th Congress in the year 2000.
Today SMIT is a modern medical scientific society with a long-standing tradition and involves clinical experts from a significant number of specialties.
In order to provide a scientific framework for the clinical advisory board, a scientific medical society is participating in the consortium as project partner and is involving clinical specialists for the concrete collaboration with the consortium.
SMIT Society for Medical Innovations and Technology
Prof. Nicola Di Lorenzo
Prof. Alberto Arezzo
Dr. Antonio Manzelli