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Thoughts on the Annual Meeting from the Presidents of COS and MOA

By Angus M. McBryde, Jr., MD
COS President

The Clinical Orthopaedic Society (COS est. 1912) is approaching its 100th Dr. McBrydeanniversary in 2012. As we race toward this epic event, we need to look ahead, as few humans or organizations have survived this long. We have thrived, and this 2008 meeting moves us closer to this exciting event!

Our 96th Annual Meeting in Annapolis, Maryland, moves us nearer to the 100th milestone. During this meeting there is time to think about the past, look toward the future and enjoy the present, by participating in traditional live patient based presentations, and topics of general orthopaedic interest with a scientific base.

Dr. Bob Peroutka has personally arranged an excellent program, emphasizing Sports Medicine, with a broad based appeal to all the specialties. Dr. Peroutka, with the Board’s assistance, has integrated the talents from Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland (UM) and the Annapolis region. Dr. Peroutka has also worked with the membership of the Maryland Orthopaedic Association (MOA) under the leadership of Dr. Vince Pellegrini, Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Maryland, to make this a promising experience. There will be the usual completion at the resident/fellow level from several programs.

The Annul Meeting program will be full, and includes several exciting areas. Dr. Jim Urbaniak, immediate past Professor, and head of the Duke Orthopaedic Program, will be our featured academic guest speaker. Dr. Urbaniak’s participation and knowledge, along with his lovely wife Muff, always add to an occasion. In addition Dan Jansen, a 1994 Gold Medalist at the Lillehammer Winter Games, will bring us his experience. His presence and his video are both spellbinding and unforgettable. We all remember his unique story and the most memorable Winter Olympic moment, since the “Miracle on Ice” in 1980. The Dan Jansen Foundation contributes to youth sports and educational programs, emphasizing leukemia. This is especially appropriate with our Sports Medicine theme. You will really appreciate and take home his message.

Collegiality is a mark of COS through the years. The Westin Annapolis is a beautiful, brand new, state of the art, resort. The scientific give and take, the open reception, the US Naval Academy, and opportunities for sailing, fishing, other recreational activities, historical delving and my promise of good weather, makes this an attractive venue all-around. The “dine around” evening features seafood, premier restaurants, and nighttime entertainment opportunities.

The combined opportunity with the Maryland Orthopaedic Association, the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University and our membership is a great mix. Welcome to Annapolis!

By Vincent D. Pellegrini, Jr., M.D.
MOA President

On behalf of the Maryland Orthopaedic Association, allow me to welcome you to Dr. Pellegriniour state capital and the wonders of the Chesapeake Bay.

Annapolis has a great deal to offer, both from a historical perspective as well as for those who love the outdoors by the sea. It is our privilege to join the Clinical Orthopaedic Society in a discussion of all matters orthopaedic; we look forward to an enjoyable and mutually educational meeting.



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