Irish Hip Fracture Database

The IHFD is a collaborative venture backed by the Irish Gerontological Society and the Irish Institute for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, which has developed in partnership with the Healthcare Pricing Office (HPO) and the HSE.  Chairman - Mr Conor Hurson.


Orthopaedic Trauma Association of Ireland

The Orthopaedic Trauma Association of Ireland was established in 2013. Chairmen - Mr Keith Synnott, Mr David Moore

Irish Spine Society

Mr John P. McCabe President Irish Spine Society, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Galway University Hospitals

Mr Marcus Timlin Secretary, Irish Spine Society, Consultant Orthopaedic/Spine Surgeon Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin.


Irish Orthopaedic Paediatric Society

Executive Committee

President   Ms. Paula Kelly, Crumlin, Dublin
Secretary Mr Aidan Cosgrove, Belfast
Mr Colm Taylor, Cork
Ms Noelle Cassidy, TSUH, Dublin


Irish Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

The Irish Foot & Ankle Society is the academic forum for Foot & Ankle surgeons, North and South of the boarder.  All Foot & Ankle surgeons in consultant practice are welcome (and encouraged) to join.  We host two academic meetings each year, a Difficult Cases Conference and an Annual Meeting. Michael Stephens, President and Ian Kelly Secretary/Treasurer.



Irish National Orthopaedic Register

The Irish National Orthopaedic Register (INOR) is a bespoke IT Application designed to collect and report on arthroplasty data. Data is collected at the pre op assessment clinic, in theatre and at the post op assessment clinic. Additionally INOR will provide national, group, hospital and surgeon reports.Clinically led by Mr Paddy Kenny, Mr David Moore and Mr James Cashman, INOR is governed by the INOR Clinical Governance Committee. Link to website here

Irish Hand Surgery Society

The Irish Hand Surgery Society started off originally as the Irish Hand Club. This organisation was established in the early 1980's by a group of Consultants from the specialties of Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery who had a special interest in Hand Surgery. Chairperson - Dr Patricia Eadie

Irish Shoulder and Elbow Society

The Irish shoulder and elbow society (ISES) was established in October 2016 to support and advance the science, art and practice of shoulder and elbow surgery in    Ireland. The president is Mr James Colville, Hon Treasurer is Mr Diarmuid Molony and Hon Secretary is Mr Kieran O’Shea.  Their inaugural meeting will be held in the  Albert Theatre in RCSI on March 25th 2017.  Applications are welcome from consultant orthopaedic surgeons, orthopaedic trainees and allied health professionals with an interest in shoulder and elbow surgery, to join the society, which it is hoped, will operate   under the auspices of IITOS


Irish Orthopaedic Haiti Fund

The Irish Orthopaedic Haiti Fund was established with funds raised following the 2010 Haitian earthquake. The monies have been used  to facilitate direct orthopaedic care in Haiti. This initially involved extensive surgical missions immediately following the earthquake with teams comprising surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and physiotherapists to assist in the management of the orthopaedic injuries sustained in the disaster. Subsequently more focused missions aimed at general orthopaedics, paediatric orthopaedics, foot and ankle conditions and spinal pathology have taken place. The IOHF has also been involved with the Department of Global Health at Harvard University in trying to assist with the development of Haitian resident training. Missions to Haiti still take place as required in association with Partners in Health. 


Keith Synnott    John O’Byrne   David Moore



Irish Orthopaedic Trainees Association

The Irish Orthopaedic Trainee Association (IOTA) is a representative body run by trainees, for trainees.  Although most members are Specialist Registrars with a national training number, membership is open to all orthopaedic NCHDs. IOTA plays an important role as liaison between the Education Committee of Irish Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery (IITOS ) and the trainees. IOTA has a very good working relationship with Irish Surgical Training Group(ISTG), British Orthopaedic Trainees Association(BOTA) and the Federation of Orthopaedic Trainees in Europe(FORTE).  The IOTA committee is appointed annually by open elections and are responsible to running of IOTA related business. Our primary aim is to represent the will of the orthopaedic trainees as a group and to provide individual advocacy for trainees when required.