IGOF is an “Independent Scientific Body” which has no leaning towards any commercial arm. Its main aim is to promote friendship, comradeship and collaboration between Indian and German Orthopaedic Surgeons by training young orthopaedic doctors, promote fellowship training at Germany and unite the IGOF members in both India and Germany.

  • Training: IGOF’s perspective is to train the young doctors all over India via events, seminar and programmes and to further develop and maintain the cordial relationship between German and Indian orthopaedic doctors.

  • Fellowship: IGOF offers 12 Fellowships for young Indian Orthopaedic Surgeons to visit foreign countries every year for a period of 4 to 6 weeks. IGOF also offers 12 Fellowships for undergoing training for a period of 6 months within India.

  • Members: IGOF encourages and involves the younger generation actively in the training and coaching concepts by bringing them together as active members of IGOF. Young members can gain the knowledge shared by eminent doctors who have established in Orthopaedic field for decades.

IGOF Training

Who are eligible to attend the IGOF organized seminars or events or training programmes?
Any Orthopaedic Surgeons who wish to widen their knowledge are welcomed to attend the IGOF programmes.

What do I gain by attending the training programme?
Doctors under the training programme will be a given wider perspective about the topic of discussion, update information about the latest surgical techniques, modern equipment aiding the surgery etc., all in the field of Orthopaedics.

How do I enroll myself for the training programme (Event / Seminar)?
You can enroll by filling up the details or email the details as asked in the “
Registration” page of this website. We shall confirm your participation either by mail or post at the earliest.

Do I need to pay for attending the training programme?
A nominal charge is to be paid for attending few aspects of the programme. Expenses like travel, food and accommodation have to be managed on your own.


How often the IGOF training programme is organized in a year?
The IGOF training programme / courses are conducted twice a year in some part of the country. The exact training schedule details will be available on request or will be updated in the IGOF website well in advance.

 

What is the last date for registration for the upcoming training programme?
The next IGOF seminar will be conducted on 1st, 2nd & 3rd March 2013 at Bhubaneswar. The topic would be on IGOF Odisha Course on Trauma and Joint Replacements - Bhubaneshwar. More details about this seminar are available at www.igof.in/upcoming_events.html

The last date to register for the upcoming IGOF training programme is 28th Feb, 2013. If you wish to be informed about the IGOF future events or any updates with IGOF, kindly visit the IGOF website www.igof.in regularly. Alternatively you can email your particulars to
and we will keep you updated.

 

How many training programme or courses has IGOF conducted so far?
IGOF has conducted more than 28 courses in India since its inception in 1992.

IGOF Fellowship

What are the eligibilities to apply for IGOF Fellowship?

  • Must be a Life Member of IGOF.

  • Must have participated in at least 2 IGOF seminars / symposia / courses in India.

  • Must be recommended by another senior IGOF Life Member.

  • Must apply with your passport size photograph (1 No:) and curriculum vitae to the Secretary of IGOF.

  • Must send copies of your Publications if any.

  • Details of any award received by you.

  • Must include a personal statement stating:

    • Why you need this training?

    • How, after your return, it will benefit your Institution?

    • How, are you going to serve the people of the villages / towns etc, when you return?

    • What contribution you will make to IGOF after you come back?

  • If you are selected are you willing to pay your air ticket to Germany / England and back?

  • Finally, you have to give a statement to the IGOF Secretary stating that, “I hereby declare that after my return, I shall send a detailed report about my visit and its usefulness”.

How do I enroll for the IGOF Fellowship?

Orthopaedic Surgeons who wish to enroll for the IGOF Fellowship need to send the above mentioned details along with their area of specialization and their goals to IGOF either by post or email. For more details about enrolling, please refer the “Registration” page at this website.


Do I need to arrange my visa for the IGOF Fellowship programme at foreign countries?

Yes. The selected candidates for the IGOF Fellowship have to arrange the visa on their own.

 

How often the enrollment for IGOF Fellowship is organized in a year?

The enrollment is active throughout the year except for the months of January, July, August and December of every year.

 

How many doctors have been benefited through IGOF Fellowship?

IGOF has awarded 62 Fellowships to Indian Surgeons to visit Orthopaedic Centers in Germany. IGOF has really contributed in improving the knowledge and skills of young Indian Surgeons. This year too IGOF is awarding 12 Fellowships to young Indian Surgeons to visit Germany for 4 to 6 weeks.

IGOF Membership

What is the procedure to become a member of IGOF?
All Orthopaedic doctors can become member of IGOF. Those who wish to become an IGOF member are requested to send their CV, references and their area of specialization and their goals to IGOF either by post or email. All you need to have is the motivation towards the contribution & development of Orthopaedics in India. For more details about enrolling, please refer the “
Registration” page of this website.


Types of IGOF membership and their corresponding fees.

 

Membership Type

Membership Fee

Annual Membership

Rs.1000/-

Life Membership

Rs.10,000/-


Cheques / DD should be taken in favor of “Indo German Orthopaedic Foundation” payable at Chennai.

Note: Outstation cheques are not accepted

What are the special benefits that IGOF Members enjoy during their active association with IGOF?

  • The full and free exchange of scientific information between Indian and German Surgeons.

  • The possibility to recommend colleagues and juniors for IGOF Fellowship.

  • Attend IGOF courses and seminars without any registration fees.

Is IGOF backed by any commercial organizations?
No. The sole purpose of IGOF is to contribute to the training of young orthopaedic surgeons. IGOF is an “Independent Scientific Body” which has no leaning towards any commercial arm.

 

Protocols

 

Faculty Protocol

  • The articles/presentation should be prepared in advance by the respective person.

  • The articles should be scientifically prepared and should be impressive and self-explanatory.

  • To perform the presentation the concerned person has to bring the data in a pen drive or CD. This will avoid carrying personal laptops for the presentation and to reduce the time consumption by transferring the laptops during the presentation.

Participations Protocol

  • For the Q&A session, only one question is allowed per person. This is to ensure each  and every participant gets a chance to clarify their doubts.

  • Participants are requested to switch off the cell phone during the seminar.