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Smith & Nephew Supports AAFAO Courses with Donation of More Than $3M of Equipment to The Podiatry Institute

LONDONMarch 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN; LSE:SN), the global medical technology business, today announces the donation of more than $3M of trauma plates and screws, external fixation implants and instruments to The Podiatry Institute (PI). This equipment will be used to support ongoing educational courses conducted at the PI through the American Academy of Foot and Ankle Osteosynthesis (AAFAO).

Smith & Nephew has been the sole sponsor of the comprehensive and advanced educational courses conducted by the PI and AAFAO for the past four years, contributing to resident education for nearly 1600 participants. The company not only provided the surgical equipment and personnel support for these courses, but also hosted the event at its world class Innovation Center in Memphis, Tenn.

“Smith & Nephew has always been proud to support this important training. We view this donation as an important business need for podiatric resident training and their future patients,” said John Clausen, Vice President Global Marketing, Trauma and Extremities. “Along with this donation of surgical equipment, we will also continue to provide support with the appropriate Smith & Nephew personnel.”

The AAFAO was founded in 2014 for the sole purpose of training podiatric residents in the techniques and skills of skeletal fixation, trauma and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. Courses are led by some of the best podiatrists in the profession with curriculum covering application of the principles and techniques for current and novel approaches to reconstructive surgery on the foot and ankle. This donation allows the AAFAO and PI to host these courses multiple times a year while opening up opportunities for multiple sponsors.

About Smith & Nephew
Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping healthcare professionals improve people’s lives. With leadership positions in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound ManagementSports Medicine and Trauma & Extremities, Smith & Nephew has around 15,000 employees and a presence in more than 100 countries. Annual sales in 2017 were almost $4.billion. Smith & Nephew is a member of the FTSE100 (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN).

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