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
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
Who are eligible to attend the IGOF
organized seminars or events or training
Any Orthopaedic Surgeons who wish to widen
their knowledge are welcomed to attend the
What do I gain by attending the training
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
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
Do I need to pay for attending the
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
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 33 courses in
India since its inception in 1992.
What are the eligibilities to apply for IGOF
Must be a Life Member of IGOF.
Must have participated in at least 2
IGOF seminars / symposia / courses in
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
Details of any award received by you.
Must include a personal statement
Why you need this training?
How, after your return, it will benefit
How, are you going to serve the people
of the villages / towns etc, when you
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
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
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 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.
What is the procedure to become a member
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
page of this website.
Types of IGOF membership and their
Cheques / DD should be taken in favor of
“Indo German Orthopaedic Foundation” payable
Note: Outstation cheques are not
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
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
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.
The articles/presentation should be
prepared in advance by the respective
The articles should be scientifically
prepared and should be impressive and
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.
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.