Charles Grixti died on Sunday 26th July after three weeks in hospital. The Nationalist Party in Malta saluted his memory and described him as 'one of the best consultants in the field of orthopaedics in the country'. Charles hosted an excellent GOS meeting in Malta in 2000. A reflection of Charles is available here.
“It was a pleasure to see the GOS members gathered in Oxford in June for another successful annual meeting. Photographs taken prior to the dinner at Pembroke can be found by logging in and selecting ‘Oxford 2015’ in Pictures.
There will be a GOS Reception @ AAOS in Orlando in March 2016, date and location details will follow.
The next annual meeting of the Society will be in Oxcaca, Mexico, in November 2016. The meeting presentation given in Oxford in the Future Meetings section can be now be viewed. The presentations for Norway and Australia are also available”.
Professor Josep Trueta and his colleagues founded this society in 1950. Membership is open to all those who have spent a significant part of their training in orthopaedics in Oxford. There is an annual three day scientific conference. At its founding the following paragraph was written which reflects the Society's 'mission statement', as it would now be defined:
'As the years go by most of us feel an increasing admiration and gratitude to those who are responsible for our upbringing and we feel an increasing appreciation for your friendship and understanding among people. Some of the men that owe their orthopaedic training to the school built by Girdlestone and who feel that it provided for them not only a school but in the intellectual sense a family as well, feel the need for an organisation that will keep alive the spirit of this family" [G.Mineiro 1958].