Medacta USA, a subsidiary of the Medacta Group, specializing in the design and production of innovative joint replacement and spine surgery products, and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), today announced the launch of the 2020 Medacta Match Challenge Campaign.
The program, now in its fifth full year, encourages residents and fellows to engage in charitable giving at an early stage in their careers and prioritizes OREF as a beneficiary of their philanthropy. Medacta remains committed to the advancement of surgeon education on a global basis, and will continue its practice of matching gifts from residents and fellows, as well as gifts made on their behalf, on a one-to-one basis.
To date, Medacta USA has helped raise more than $500,000 in support for OREF research through the Medacta Challenge, direct funding for OREF research, and personal contributions from Medacta USA leadership. Residents and fellows interested in participating in the Medacta Challenge can visit oref.org/residents
for more information.
Commenting on the longevity of the partnership between Medacta and OREF, Medacta USA president, Eric Dremel noted that, "one of Medacta's core values is medical education. Our founder, Alberto Siccardi, believes there is an opportunity in the marketplace to help prevent complications and improve the patient experience through enhanced education. A lot of those efforts, not surprisingly, are directed toward residents and fellows. The concept of matching their gifts to OREF through the Medacta Challenge aligned very well with that core value and it remains an important part of Medacta's philanthropic activities."
All gifts made to OREF through the Medacta Challenge help OREF achieve its mission of providing funding and research-related education programs for residents as well as early stage and more experienced investigators in the orthopaedic field. “The partnership with Medacta has been an extraordinary one for OREF, and we are grateful not only for their continued financial support, which has been tremendous, but perhaps more importantly, for Medacta’s commitment to OREF and the blueprint it has provided to other industry partners who understand the value of research and the benefit of partnering with OREF,” said Richard F. Kyle, MD, OREF president.