At its recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Chicago on April 28, the International Team for Implantology (ITI) announced important changes to its organizational structure.
The current professional and industry environment is characterized by change with corporate consolidations across the industry, the emergence of implant dentistry dental chains, the introduction of new treatment approaches as well as changes in the way practitioners meet the demands of continuing education. In order to define how the ITI should adapt to meet these changing needs and also redefine the scope of its focus, the ITI Board of Directors held a strategy meeting in December 2015. The resulting proposals were all met with approval by the General Assembly.
"I am extremely pleased with the trust demonstrated by the General Assembly", said ITI President David Cochran. "Strategically we are now better positioned for the future in terms of our focus as well as our ability to respond to change. We also have a leaner structure that can react with greater speed to events as they develop."
While maintaining a focus on education and research funding, along with the identification of gaps in implant dentistry research, the ITI Committees were restructured to enable a more strategic approach to their various tasks. The reorganization provides, among others, a greater focus on promoting and supporting leadership within the organization and the field as a whole as well as a basis for the implementation of the ITI's overarching strategy within its 27 national and regional Sections. As the ITI Study Clubs are now well established and run smoothly, the ITI Study Club Committee was dissolved and responsibility for Study Club matters passed on to the ITI Education Committee. In order to respond more flexibly on a project-by-project basis, the Board and the Committees will now be able to form Task Forces made up of individuals with specific expertise and also dissolve them as required. This is currently particularly important for projects run by the ITI Education Committee in connection with the new ITI curriculum that is in development at the moment.
ITI International Team for Implantology
Peter Merian-Strasse 88
Phone +41 61 270 83 83
Fax +41 61 270 83 84
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