The special guest speaker was William W. Tipton, Jr., MD, AAOS director of medical affairs, who spoke on “AAOS Issues of Concern.” The presidential guest speaker was Laurence E. Dahners, MD, former Kappa Delta Award winner and currently professor of orthopaedic surgery at University of North Carolina School of Medicine, who spoke on “Changes in Length of Dense Collagenous Tissue: Growth and Contracture.” Howard B. Condren, MD, made a presentation on the “History of the Society: 1954-2003.”
The scientific session featured presentations on the history of a given field, followed by lectures and panel discussions on current and future trends in that area. Topics included hip arthroplasty, spine surgery, foot and ankle surgery and shoulder/elbow surgery.
The recipients of the Henry A. Marsh Resident Awards presented their winning papers, including:
Shown at the annual meeting reception are (from left)
James Gluck, MD, MCSOS Vice President and Chair of the
scientific program, Kimberly TEmpleton, MD, President,
former Sen. Bob Dole, and Thelma Borresen, Executive Director
The meeting highlight was a visit from former Kansas senator
and 1996 presidential candidate Bob Dole.