***Meeting registrations will be available online June 1st***
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear great speakers, enjoy time with colleagues,
and receive a minimum of 9 -10 CME credits.
Come and celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting!
We are pleased to welcome Presidential Guest Speaker Jim Ninomiya, M.D.
Jim Ninomiya is a practicing orthopaedic surgeon who has spent his entire career in academic medicine. Specializing in adult reconstruction, after over twenty years at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, he is now a professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
He grew up in New York City suburbs and then moved to Woodstock, New York where he went to the University at Albany and studied chemistry and then obtained a master’s degree in organic chemistry. After working for IBM, he then attended the University of Vermont for medical school and residency. During this time, he did a two-year NIH sponsored research fellowship in the biochemistry of non-collagenous bone proteins. Following this, he did a fellowship in adult reconstruction and orthopaedic cell biology with Victor Goldberg at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
He has served on a number of NIH study sections and reviews manuscripts for JBJS, the Journal of Orthopaedic Research Arthroplasty, and others. He has served on the program committee for the Orthopaedic Research Society and currently iso n the board of the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, and is a member of the Judiciary Committee for the AAOS.
In his spare time, he enjoys flying aerobatics as well as going cross-country between meetings. He also plays the French horn and was actively involved in many musical ensembles throughout his career. Finally, he also enjoys photography, and hiking and has taken great pleasure in exploring and photographing the beautiful New Mexico landscapes.
He has also served for over twenty years in the Air Force, and most recently was a chief flight surgeon in the Wisconsin Air National Guard at the rank of colonel. He has travelled around the world for humanitarian and educational purposes for the Air Force, and considers this a unique and memorable highlight of his career.
He is most proud of his career in the Air Force, where he believes the camaraderie and sense of purpose are unequalled as a civilian. His presentations will include his experiences as a military orthopaedic surgeon.
GEORGIA ORTHOPAEDIC SOCIETY’S
F. JAMES FUNK, JR., M.D.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE OF THE YEAR AWARD
The GOS board has opened nominations from membership for the 2021 GOS F. James Funk, MD, Distinguished Service Award. This award is presented to one who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to musculoskeletal-focused humanitarian activities and contributed significantly to improving the practice of Orthopaedic surgery. Nominees do NOT have to be GOS members nor do they have to be Orthopaedic surgeons. The nominee should simply meet the above criteria and be worthy of this distinguished service award.
When submitting your nomination, please provide a brief narrative as to why you believe your nominee deserves this award. Please make your nominations soon as they will no longer be accepted for the 2021 award after July 1st, 2021. The award will be presented at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society (October 7 - 10, 2021). It will be the 75th anniversary so please save the date on your calendars!