As you know, the coming AAOS meeting will take place in San Diego, March 14-18, 2017.


The GOS reception is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15, 6:00 to 8:00 PM


at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, which is adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center.


The specific room is Gaslamp A on the 2nd level and will be listed in the official program of the AAOS.


Seth Greenwald and Marvin Steinberg have again made this possible and we anticipate a well-attended and enjoyable event.  We hope you and your guests will join your colleagues for drinks and refreshments. 

We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!


Details of the Annual meeting in Bergen 13-16 June 2017 can be viewed here.


An obituary on Barry Fearn (courtsey of the Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma) can be read here.



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].

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