Join Us For Our 57th Annual Meeting

This year SOMOS heads to the lovely Gulf Coast of Florida, St. Petersburg to be exact, for our 57th Annual Meeting. Our program committee, chaired by Travis Burns and Matthew Schmitz, has been hard at work creating a stellar scientific program, which is worth a maximum of 30.74 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. Returning this year will be the Resident Review Course, provided at no additional charge, to residents by Dr. Frank Frassica on Monday, Dec. 7th. Space is limited so be sure to sign up after registering for the meeting! New this year, SOMOS brings you Rapid Fire Sessions - 4 concurrent sessions each focusing on a specialized topic for smaller groups to break down and concentrate on areas of particular interest. We also have posters, symposia, paper presentations, and more as usual. We can't wait to see you there!

The deadline for room reservations was November 16, 2015. If you are still in need of a room, please contact Stacy Wald at 

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Looking For A Few Good Men

SOMOS is looking for some fresh faces to serve on our Board of Directors. Are you passionate about SOMOS? Do you want to help us grow our membership, develop new research, or expand awareness for the special skillsets developed by military surgeons? Then join us!

We are now accepting applications for a number of openings and new board members will be elected during the second board meeting at the 2015 Annual Meeting on Friday, December 11th. Apply for one of our open board positions today and see how you might advance the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons.


Allgood Memorial Award Nominations

COL Brian D. Allgood, MD served his country as an Orthopaedic surgeon, a leader of character and a champion for the wounded warrior. He was killed in combat in Iraq on January 20, 2007 and in his memory SOMOS established the COL Brian Allgood Memorial Leadership Award. Candidates for the Allgood Award are military Orthopaedic surgeons who have distinguished themselves as exceptional leaders in military Orthopaedic surgery. This award will be presented to the individual who best exemplifies COL Allgood's attributes of selfless leadership, commitment to excellence in military Orthopaedics, and loyalty to the ideas of Duty, Honor, Country.

Nominations are now closed. The Allgood winner will be announced at the 2015 SOMOS Meeting on Tuesday, December 8 during the Opening Session.