The 55th SOMOS Annual Meeting will be held at the Vail Mountain Marriot in Vail, Colorado on December 9-13, 2013. We are planning a packed scientific program, including talks and symposia from leaders, both civilian and military, in their specialties. The meeting has been approved for 34.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits.
Attendees and Exhibitors can find registration and more information about the 2013 Annual Meeting here.
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Poster Submissions for the Extremity War Injuries Symposium
AAOS is accepting abstracts for combat casualty and extremity trauma-related research for poster presentations at the 2014 Extremity War Injuries Symposium (EWI), Feb. 10-12, 2014, Washington, D.C. Presenters will receive an invitation to attend the entire invitation-only symposium, with the $500 EWI registration fee waived. Accepted posters will be displayed Feb. 11 and 12, with poster presentations from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 11. Presenters must be available to participate in the poster session. Presenters are responsible for their own hotel and travel costs associated with attending the meeting. Up to 16 hours of CME credit will be available for participants. Abstract submissions, along with current curriculum vitae, must be submitted by Dec.16, 2013.
Learn more and obtain an abstract submission form.
A Few Good Men and Women Wanted
SOMOS is looking for new men and women to join the Board of Directors. Check out our open positions
and nominate yourself or a colleague by November, 29, 2013.
SOMOS and ORS Collaborative Workshop
The ORS 2014 Annual Meeting will include a collaborative workshop, Sunday, March 16, 2014, between SOMOS and ORS: Orthopaedic Combat-Casualty Care: Research Progress and Persistent Gaps after More Than a Decade of Conflict
. The ORS 2014 Annual Meeting is immediately following the 2014 AAOS Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
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 Vail, CO for the 2013 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!
COL Brian Allgood Memorial Leadership Award
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 disaster.
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 comrade.
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