2006 Archive


SEPTEMBER 11, 2006

Calhoun featured in orthopaedic surgery journal

Jason Calhoun, M.D., co-authored the cover story in the April 2006 issue of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Bulletin. Calhoun is the President of the Missouri State Orthopaedic Association and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at MU's School of Medicine.

Calhoun is also photographed in the article, title "Beyond the Battlefield." He wrote the article, "Extremity War Injuries: State of the Art and Future Directions" with Andrew Pollak, M.D., an associate professor of orthopaedics at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The article focused on the AAOS and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association's symposium on managing extremity trauma, held in January in Washington, D.C. The event drew more than 100 participants and addressed wound management, antibiotics and infection, stabilization of long bones, management of segmental bone defects and amputee care.

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2006

Save the date: June 1-2, 2007

MSOA's 38th Annual Meeting will be held on June 1-2, 2007 at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis. The Chase Park Plaza is conveniently located near St. Louis' Forest Park and the Central West End. The Annual Meeting will feature a mix of scientific presentations, socio-economic discussions, and legislative updates. Please mark your calendars for this important meeting.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2006

Coming soon... 2007 membership renewals and certificates

Membership certificates for the 2007 year will be sent to all active MSOA members in October. Active members in good standing will receive a personalized membership certificate embossed with MSOA's official seal in silver foil along with a membership renewal notice. Members are encouraged to display their membership certificate in their offices.

MAY 15, 2006

MSOA Directors Phillips and Treece honored by AAOS

MSOA Directors Mary Phillips and Brian Treece have been awarded the Executive Director of the Year Award by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Treece and Phillips were honored at the 2006 NOLC Annual Banquet in Washington, D.C. on May 5. The award is based upon the notable success of the executive director in projects and programs, including membership recruitment and retention, communications and public relations work, new projects and programs, legislative and regulatory endeavors; the impact of the work of the executive director on their state orthopaedic society; the creativity and innovations of the executive director; and the beneficial effect of the work, projects, programs on other state societies. TreecePhillips, LLC was nominated for the award by Dr. Doug Kiburz.

"Our executive directors are a shining example of proficiency and professionalism," said Dr. Kiburz. "Without their leadership our list of 'things we'd like to see happen' would be just that."