We Hope You Enjoyed St. Petersburg!
To all who joined us in St. Petersburg, FL for our 57th Annual Meeting, thank you! We had a great time with you and hope you enjoyed yourselves as well! The Vinoy Renaissance made for a beautiful backdrop for our meeting and the staff loved hosting our group. After on-site registrations were complete, we had 254 attendee registrations. Our exhibitors also made a great showing with 49 companies coming to support you, our military surgeons.
The official "changing of the guard" occurred on Thursday evening at our Awards Dinner, with LTC Anthony Johnson turning over the president's medal to Lt Col Mark Slabaugh. SOMOS thank's LTC Johnson for this service to SOMOS this year and welcomes Lt Col Slabaugh as our new president. We hope you will all join us for the Air Force-led meeting in 2016 at the Resort at Squaw Creek on Dec. 12-16th.
Have a lovely close to 2015 and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Welcome to the Board of Directors!
SOMOS would like to congratulate the following individuals on their election to the board of directors or on their move into new positions.
2nd Vice President
BOS Representative - Research
BOS Representative - Health Policy
Army Resident Representative
Navy Resident Representative
Air Force Resident Representative
Reserve Representative – Air Force
Member at Large
Allied Forces Representative
CDR Michael T. Mazurek Clinician Scholar Award
Established in 2011, the Award will be presented annually to a SOMOS member who has demonstrated the potential and desire to become an orthopaedic clinician scholar. This award will recognize the individual who best exemplifies CDR Mazurek's commitment to excellence in military orthopaedic education and research.
To apply, the recipient of the award must be a SOMOS member in their PGY2 - PGY5 residency years, in fellowships, or Junior Faculty within five years of completion of training, who demonstrate the potential and intent to become an orthopaedic clinician scholar. The award covers travel and expenses to participate in the 1.5 day AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Development Program (CSDP), or similar program as designated by the SOMOS Board of Directors, as well as travel and expenses to attend the SOMOS annual meeting held the year of the program. The awardee is expected to make a presentation about CSDP describing how they will utilize the training in their future endeavors.
THANK YOU to the sponsors of the 2015 SOMOS meeting!
KCI, an Acelity Company