International Organizations Offer Opportunities

September 15, 2021 by Todd Christman

The globalization of the world of medicine and its international constituents has provided numerous opportunities for health care professionals to get involved, and athletic trainers are part of that involvement. In fact, there are a number of international organizations where athletic trainers are at the forefront of leadership and advocacy from all angles including scholarship, clinical, and educational influences. For athletic trainers looking for opportunities to get involved internationally many of these organizations are looking for new members and their respective websites guide you through the process of membership status. Here is a sampling of international organizations that athletic trainers have opportunities to take part in: 

International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine -@ISAKOS

World Physiotherapy - @WorldPhysio1951 

Osteoarthritis Research Society International - @OARSInews

International Association for Dance Medicine & Science - @IADMS

International Shoulder Group (ISG) - @ISG_biomech

International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) - @ISBiomechanics

International Ankle Consortium - @AnkleConsortium

International Foot & Ankle Foundation for Education and Research (IFAF) 
International Olympic Committee Medical and Scientific Commission - @iocmedia

World Federation for Athletic Training & Therapy - @wfatt

International Patellofemoral Research Network (iPFRN) - @iPFRN

International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics (i-FAB) Community

International Concussion and Head Injury Research Foundation (ICHIRF) - @ ICHIRF