The 56th SOMOSAnnual Meeting will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona on December 15-19,
Information for Exhibitors!
With the continuing cuts in DoD spending, and an economy that remains sluggish, the challenge to get
our underfunded/unfunded colleagues in uniform to the meeting is greater than ever. While the DoD, and even industry, are
providing some graduate medical education funds to send resident surgeons to the Annual Meeting, a large number of our active
duty staff colleagues have no funding at all available to allow them to participate in our society's premier event.These
surgeons, many of whom have papers and posters accepted, are unable to attend without our support.
Support our active duty warrior brethren and sisters by offering a tax-deductible donation to SOMOS.These
funds will assist our active duty colleagues in making the trip to Scottsdale, AZ for the 2014 Annual Meeting in December.Let
us come together and express our gratitude and appreciation for our active duty warriors who continue to serve in harm's way in
these challenging times!
SOMOS has, through its surgeons deployed around the world, cared for hundreds of thousands of
soldiers of many nations, and civilian men, women and children in all walks of life that have been devastated by war or natural
We have established an award in name of our beloved fallen comrade, COL Brian Allgood, to honor his name and service to our
country. This award has been given annually since Brian's death to the military orthopaedic surgeon who, through selfless
service to country and dedication to the highest principles of loyalty and integrity, best exemplifies Brian's attributes of
leadership and excellence in Military Orthopaedics.
We ask for your support by contributing to the COL Brian Allgood Memorial Leadership Award Fund. Your
donation is fully tax deductible, and will be an enormous help in allowing us to reach our goal and honor our fallen