Welcome to the Foundation of Orthopaedic Trauma. The FOT is the United States chapter of the international entity Osteosynthesis and Trauma Care Foundation (OTC ).
I stand on the shoulders of those who served before me as president. In 2004 our inaugural meeting had 12 members and now the FOT has responsibly grown to 85 members.
Our successes include 11 years of spirited annual meetings, over 2.3 million dollars in research grants, humanitarian efforts including education and visits to Haiti, and numerous pelvic and anatomy courses for residents.
Our mission is to improve the care of trauma patients around the world through education, research, third-world assistance, and mentorship.
For so many 2020 has been a challenging and difficult year due to COVID-19. However, I feel 2020 may be the most important year in sometime. It will be a year where we will finally accept the need to change, bonding with our peers, and ultimately making a difference in the lives of our patients.
Kyle Dickson, MD
President, Foundation for Orthopedic Trauma