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Saturday, February 26, 2005

Spanish, Iraqi surgeons honored at Int'l Presidents Breakfast

At Wednesday's International Presidents Breakfast, more than 70 leaders from orthopaedic societies around the world joined AAOS leaders in recognizing Spain as the first AAOS "Guest Nation."

Robert W. Bucholz, MD, 2004-2005 AAOS president, presented Dr. Jose Paz, president of the Spanish Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (SECOT), with a memento of the event.

The international orthopaedists in attendance also welcomed Iraqi orthopaedist Dr. Thamer Hamdan to his first AAOS Annual Meeting. Dr. Hamdan, chairman of the department of surgery at Basrah University Medical Center in Basrah, Iraq, became an international affiliate member of the AAOS earlier this year. Dr. Bucholz presented Dr. Hamdan with an official plaque of membership.

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