In the first two years, the Weight-Bearing CT International Study Group (WBCT ISG) has grown its membership from 5 at the beginning in July 2017 to more than 50 at the end of 2018. The scientific activities were extraordinary, resulting in 70 PubMed listed publications dealing with WBCT in foot and ankle at the end of 2018. During the same period, WBCT ISG organised scientific meetings at different foot and ankle conferences to spread the acquired knowledge among foot and ankle surgeons. A cooperation with the international foot and ankle societies was started and representatives from the societies invited to the board.
Based on the fast paced growth of WBCT ISG, and reflecting the increasing importance of WBCT, we are delighted to announce that the founders of WBCT ISG have made a decision to found the International WBCT Society (www.wbctsociety.org), and to transfer WBCT ISG into the International WBCT Society.
We are thrilled to be embarking on this journey together, and look forward to what the future might bring for the newly established International WBCT Society!
Prof. Dr. Martinus Richter
President International WBCT Society