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History of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT)

The Society for Medical Innovation and Technology is an international society, formed in 1989 under the name "Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy" by an innovative group of medical practitioners led by John Wickham.

The founding members were leaders in their fields and were dedicated to the multidisciplinary advancement of minimally invasive therapy in an attempt to reduce patient trauma arising from surgical operations or radiological interventions. The current membership base includes representatives from most medical specialities, instrument manufacturing, biomedical engineering and research.

As to reflect this broader membership as well to attract further members not necessarily only within minimally invasive therapy, the name of the Society was formally changed to "Society for Medical Innovation and Technology" during the 12th Conress in the year 2000.

The Society has met annually at successful gatherings since 1989. Meetings took place in:

 

 

Location

Country

Year

President / Co President

1.

London

UK

1989

John Wickham / John Fitzpatrick
(Foundation of the Society)

2.

Vienna

Austria

1990

Michael Marberger

3.

Boston

USA

1991

Bruce McLucas

4.

Dublin

Ireland

1992

John Fitzpatrick / Noel Williams

5.

Orlando

USA

1993

Peter Mueller

 

1. Wickham-lecture:

R. Satava, The visionary's approach to surgery in the 21st century

6.

Berlin

Germany

1994

Gerhard Buess

 

2. Wickham-lecture:

T. Leber, "The Louvre" 3D video presentation

7.

Portland

USA

1995

Josef R??sch

 

3. Wickham-lecture:

G. Buess, Development of future systems for endoscopic surgery

8.

Milan (Ancona)

Italy

1996

Pisani / John Wickham

 

4. Wickham-lecture:

J. Rizzo, Development of electronic eye for blindness

9.

Kyoto

Japan

1997

Yoshida / John Wickham

 

5. Wickham-lecture:

S. Tachi, Tele-existence and Virtual Reality

10.

London

UK

1998

John Wickham / Gerhard Buess

 

6. Wickham-lecture:

A. Adam, Interventional Radiology in patients with cancer

11.

Boston

USA

1999

Stephen Dawson

 

7. Wickham-lecture:

J. Burke, Innovation serendipity and healing

12.

Gelsenkrichen

Germany

2000

Andreas Melzer / Rainer Seibel

 

8. Wickham-lecture:

D. Birkett, Impact of innovative medical technologies on MIT
R. Satava, The Biointelligence Age: Medicine after the Information Age

13.

Berlin

Germany

2001

Marc O. Schurr / Harald Fischer

 

9. Wickham-lecture:

E. Owen, Microsurgery and beyond - miniaturisation in progress

14.

Oslo

Norway

2002

Erik Fosse / Toril Nagelhues-Hernes

 

10. Wickham-lecture:

R. Wolf, Cardiac Surgery in the past present and future

15.

Amsterdam

Netherlands

2003

Kees Grimbergen / Willem Bemelman

 

11. Wickham-lecture:

N. Bom (Engineer), Early, present and future applications of Echocardiography

16.

Rome

Italy

2004

Marco M.Lirici / Cristiano Hülscher

 

12. Wickham-lecture:

Jacques Marescaux, The future of robotics: The reality beyond fiction

17.

Naples

Italy

2005

Nicola Di Lorenzo / Antonio Tornambè

 

13. Wickham-lecture:

Achille L. Gaspari, Has technology always been here?

18.

Monterey

USA

2006

Rick Satava /  Andreas Melzer

 

14. Wickham-lecture:

Dieter Stöckel, Nitinol in Medicine

19.

Kyoto

Japan

2007

Eiji Kanehira / Yoshimoshi Kurokawa

 

15. Wickham-lecture:

Akiko Uchida, Evolution of the human mind - beyond bones and stones

20.

Vienna

Austria

2008

Joachim Kettenbach / Gernot Kronreif

 

16. Wickham-Lecture:

M. Flugelman, Engineering blood vessels by gene and cell therapy

21.

Sinaia

Romania

2009

Calin Tiu / Dan Stoianovici

 

17. Wickham-Lecture:

Sir Alfred Cuschieri, Progress in Nanotechnologies for healthcare

22.

Trondheim

Norway

2010

Brynjulf Ystgaard / Toril Nagelhus Hernes

 

18. Wickham-Lecture:

Surgical aid in areas of armed conflict

23.

Tel Aviv

Israel

2011

Amir Szold / Moshe Shoham

 

19. Wickham-Lecture:

Integrating MRgFUS into clinical practise - The future is here

24.

Barcelona

Spain

2012

Enric Laporte

 

20. Wickham-Lecture:

Advances in Robotic Assisted Surgery

25.

Baden-Baden

Germany

2013

Uwe Spetzger / R. Dillmann

 

21. Wickham-Lecture: 

Cerebral Revascularization: Simulations and measurements in the pursuit of perfection

26.

Shanghai

China

2014

Chengli Song / W. Meng

 

22. Wickham-Lecture: 

Objective Assessment of the Quality of Laparoscopic Surgical Performance

27.

Brno

Czech Republic

2015

Marek Orban / Pavel Leinweber

 

23. Wickham-Lecture: 

The next big Wave of Medical Innovation: "SMAPPS"

28.

Delft

The Netherlands

2016

Jenny Dankelman /John van den Dobbelsteen

 

24. Wickham-Lecture:

Evolution of Radioembolization for treatment of liver cancer  

29.

Torino

Italy

2017

Alberto Arezzo / A. Menciassi, G. Ciardelli

 

25. 1st John Wickham Memorial Lecture: 

Biorobotics and Bionics - Science, Technology and Social Challenges