Friday, February 25, 2005
RJOS, Gladden Societies plan joint meetingThe next biennial meeting of the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS) will be held Oct. 7-9, 2005 in San Antonio, Texas, at the St. Anthony Wyndham Hotel. This year, RJOS will also welcome members of the J. Robert Gladden Society, and the program will celebrate the breadth of expertise and interests within the two groups.
Highlights of the meeting include the practical application of new technologies into an orthopaedic practice and tools to focus a practice in a changing world.
Established in 1983 as a support and networking group for the growing number of women orthopaedic surgeons, RJOS now has a membership of more than 400 individuals from the U.S., Canada, and several foreign countries. The membership is comprised of women involved in orthopaedics, either as practicing orthopaedic surgeons, residents, fellows or students.
With these varied resources, RJOS offers a woman's viewpoint on the rewards and pitfalls of orthopaedics. It offers a mentoring program for medical students and residents. Those considering a first job, a fellowship or a career change can talk with someone experienced in those areas. The organization also has broad collective experience and can offer practical solutions to child care and maternity leave problems.
The Society holds a luncheon meeting each year during the AAOS annual meeting. This is a time for networking, socializing and learning about the experiences of featured speakers. As the oldest surgical women's organization incorporated in the U.S., the RJOS continues to grow and welcomes new members of both genders.