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 plan is to have a Pre-meeting in Mexico City which has connectivity to most major European and US airports on November 6, 7 and 8. The main meeting will be in Oaxaca (a 45 minute flight from Mexico City) on November 9 through 12 and a Post-meeting tour (optional) in either Puerto Escondido or Cancun which are beach resorts (and for both you will have to fly through Mexico City again), from November 12 to the 15th.

The presentations for Norway and Australia are also availableā€.



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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