Topic and Information

About the conference, important dates, awards, accreditation points


The international Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (iSMIT) is an international society, formed in 1989 under the name “Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy” (SMIT) 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 traditional surgical operations or radiological interventions. The current membership base includes representatives from most medical specialties, instrument manufacturing, biomedical engineering and research out of >35countries. As to reflect this broader membership as well as to attract further members not necessarily only within minimally invasive therapy, the name of the Society was formally changed to “international Society for Medical Innovation and Technology” iSMIT.

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The 29th international conference of the international Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (iSMIT) will be held at the prestigious Dental School of the University of Torino in the modern center of Lingotto, a jewel of industrial architecture of the early twentieth century and seat of the car manufacturer FIAT, converted to a design Architect Renzo Piano in multipurpose center, on November 9 & 10, 2017.

Topics for iSMIT2017 include:

  • New Technologies for Surgery & Endoscopy
  • Robotics for Surgery & Endoscopy
  • Present and future of colorectal cancer diagnosis & treatment
  • Advances in rectal cancer surgery
  • Artificial Intelligence technology & Surgery
  • Actuators and mechanisms for novel medical tools
  • Novel design of medical devices
  • I have an idea! From concept to clinical validation
  • Organ repair & tissue engineering
  • From IP to Market Analysis
  • Image guided therapies
  • Materials for medical devices: biocompatibility, functional surfaces
  • Nanomedicine supporting/replacing surgery
  • Bioinspired Medical Devices
  • Technological and biotechnological innovations in dentistry
  • New technologies for Neurosurgery
  • New technologies in heart valve surgery
  • Heart & organ engineering: from repair to regeneration


Important Dates

Event Deadlines:

Early-Bird registration 20 September 2017
Abstract submission 31 August2017
Regular registration 30 October 2017
On-Site registration 9 November 2017

Please go to the registration page to check out the conference registration fees.