Welcome to the VOS 68th Annual Meeting!
On behalf of the Board of Directors and all the members of the Virginia Orthopaedic Society, welcome to the 68th Annual Meeting located at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. We have organized a meeting that we believe will be both educational and enjoyable for you and your family.
The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia is known for many things, but perhaps above all, for Southern hospitality and elegant charm. This historic Virginia accommodation has welcomed guests, including 22 United States Presidents, as early as the 18th century. The legendary hot springs have drawn visitors from across the country for centuries to partake in water therapy as a source of relaxation and healing. In keeping with the tradition of “taking the waters,” we hope this meeting will rejuvenate you and allow you to connect and reconnect with colleagues from around the state.
We have the pleasure of again welcoming exceptional keynote speakers to our annual meeting. Our presidential guest speaker is Dr. Armen Kelikian, an accomplished Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and four-time recipient of the James K. Stack Teaching Award. Our other keynote speaker is Dr. Daniel Berry, former chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic and past president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. These guest speakers will help lead our focus on foot and ankle and adult reconstruction, respectively.
We are also excited about welcoming two excellent non-physician speakers to give us additional perspective on our profession. A man who will need no introduction to basketball fans, former UVA star and professional NBA basketball player Sean Singletary will speak to us about his experiences with hip and knee injuries and reflections on being an orthopaedic surgery patient. Jim Gera, Senior Vice President of the Signature Group, will provide updates on bundled payments and how this will affect your billing procedures.
Finally, we are thrilled with the quality of the scientific program for this year’s meeting. The number of abstract submissions was more than double that from years past and we had a difficult time narrowing these down to just 12 to be highlighted from the lectern. The caliber of scientific work coming from the state of Virginia is impressive and encouraging.
Please enjoy your time in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains. In keeping with the history of the area, we trust the weekend will be enriching, educational, and relaxing for you and your family. We look forward to seeing you at the opening reception Friday evening and thank you again for coming.
Gregory J. Golladay, MD
James A. Browne, MD