About COS Membership
Membership Chairman: L. Andrew Koman, MD
Benefits of COS Membership
- Annual Scientific Meetings
As a member of COS, you are invited to share in a wealth of information at the Annual Scientific Meeting. A preeminent panel of experts in the field presents relevant case studies and innovative techniques in clinical orthopaedics. Patient presentations are a part of the uniqueness of the program.
- COS E-Newsletter
COS E-NEWS reports the activities of the society and its members.
- Annual Membership Directory
- Annual Meeting Program
This convenient annual guide provides the association's bylaws, practices and contact information for more than 700 members, along with the educational content and program abstracts from the COS Annual Meeting.
- Resident's Paper Competition
The Residents' Paper Competition was created to not only further the educational support goals of the association, but also to offer an introduction platform for the next generation of clinical orthopaedic experts.
- COS Website: www.cosociety.org
The COS Official Website, established in 1998, grows and evolves monthly as member needs demand. Providing yet another communication connection for COS membership, the COS website is a great promotional tool for upcoming COS events, news and exchange. Members have access to the Society's password protected area to find colleagues in the member directory and view employment opportunities.
- Dr. and Mrs. J. Elmer Nix Endowment Fund
The COS Ethics Award, the Dr. and Mrs. J. Elmer Nix Endowment Fund, focuses on and brings to the forefront an issue integrally intertwined with the medical community: ethics. The endowment fund is dedicated to the ethical principals that have grounded the medical field for 2,000 years, and calls more attention to the issue of ethics and its supporters. The endowment is awarded to an orthopaedic physician who demonstrates the ethical principals upheld by COS.
- The Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances
The Journal serves as the premier forum for the exchange of information and the presentation of new techniques and procedures, as well as updates about the ongoing educational activities of interest to all practicing orthopaedists. Visit www.jsoaonline.com to subscribe to the Journal.