The Interventional Orthopedics Foundation was created as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization on January 27, 2015. The IOF’s primary function is to educate and serve as a resource to physicians and the public seeking to understand the growing field of interventional orthopedics.
The charitable purpose of the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation is to promote education and generate awareness in the following ways:
- The IOF believes it is essential to provide education and generate awareness about the ground breaking specialty of interventional orthopedics to both physicians and the general public. Through initiatives designed to reach out to all of the stakeholders in regenerative orthopedic medicine, the IOF has created programs to support the education of physicians and the general public.
- A Competency-Based Physician Education Program and Home Study Video Program provides personalized physician learning in a clinical environment. The Program provides physicians with basic to advanced knowledge in core injection skills offering 189 CME credits.
- An Annual Conference focuses on advancing the field of interventional orthopedic regenerative medicine through the sharing of scientific discoveries, research, best practices, and business models. Along with regular physician attendees and to support physicians-in-training, the IOF provides financial support (stipend allowance) for 4-Year Residents and Fellow physicians to attend this conference. The number of stipends is determined by the Board of Directors each year.
- IOF Grants & Scholarships offer funding for education in regenerative interventional orthopedics. Although currently, there are only a handful of advanced fellowship training programs for physicians in this arena, the IOF funds grants & scholarships to continually advance physician education.
- The Knee ACL Injury Prevention Program for young female athletes provides help to those at-risk of knee ACL injuries through tools for early detection, education and support services.
- The Foundation intends to research, discover, measure and analyze clinical data that will allow physicians to determine the best practices in interventional orthopedics.