In this edition

president's message

COS has had an impact over nearly 100 years

Society news


Learn about the Francis Marion Hotel

Thank You to our 2010 Exhibitors

Learn about things to do in Charleston


Dr. McBryde Elected Chair of SMA Board

Obituary: Thomas A. Brady, MD

Welcome new members

Refer a new member, get $100!

100th Anniversary Update

Letter from Dr. James Hamilton, Chairman, 2012 Centennial Committee


Please visit the COS Meeting Page for full program and registration information.


A Message from the President

Dr. KomanAs the Clinical Orthopaedic Society approaches its 100th year with the 99th annual meeting this September, it is appropriate to reflect upon the impact of the Clinical Orthopaedic Society on the heritage of Orthopaedic Surgery. 

The Clinical Orthopaedic Society has been instrumental in the dissemination of orthopaedic knowledge throughout the United States.  As the second oldest orthopaedic society in North America, the Clinical Orthopaedic Society has made many contributions, most notably within the science and art of diagnosis utilizing the physical exam. We are the last major orthopaedic scientific meeting to routinely incorporate live patient demonstrations. 

The American Medical Association, after its founding, espoused three important principles:  one to emphasize the importance of education; second to counter the evils of "feed-splitting"; and third to expose charlatanism.  It has always been the basic principle of the COS to support education of our members, other orthopaedic surgeons, and societies. 

With this goal in mind, Dr. Robert Peroutka has crafted an exemplary program in Charleston this fall.  It will emphasize the management of trauma, and includes all sub-specialties within orthopaedics.  We are honored to have Dr. Chitranjan Ranawat, Dr. James Nunley, and Dr. Lee Osterman scheduled to speak to us at the meeting. The presidential address will focus on the difficulties of following American Medical Association principles in our current environment; which includes managed care, medical homes, primary care providers, evidence-based medicine, and value-based healthcare. 

I hope to see you in Charleston and for our 100th Anniversary in Chicago in the fall of 2012. 

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