2019 Annual Meeting
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Don’t miss this opportunity to hear great speakers, enjoy time with colleagues, and receive a minimum of 10 CME credits. Come and celebrate the 74th Anniversary of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting!
We are pleased to welcome the 2019 GOS Annual Meeting Presidential Guest Speaker, Steven L. Frick, M.D.
Dr. Steven L. Frick is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon who joined the faculty of the Stanford University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in December 2016. He was the founding Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, FL from 2012-2016. He also served as Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of the Department of Surgery. A native of Greenville, South Carolina, he graduated from The George Washington University and received his medical education at the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed orthopaedic surgery residency and a basic science research fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte NC, and a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Children’s Hospital San Diego. He served from 1998-2012 on the faculty and as Residency Program Director in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center. His academic interests include clubfoot and foot/ankle disorders, trauma, hip dysplasia, growth, leadership, professionalism, and graduate medical education. He has been honored with induction into the Eastside High School and The George Washington University Athletic Halls of Fame. He was selected by the American Orthopaedic Association as a North American Traveling Fellow (2001) and an American-British-Canadian Traveling Fellow (2007), and as a Leadership Fellow (2002-3) for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is active in organized medicine, currently serving as the President of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. He has previously chaired the Leadership Development Committees of both the American Orthopaedic Association and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He was the annual meeting program chair for the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (2010), and for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2013). He serves on the Question Writing Task Force for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has also served on the Executive Committee of the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society (dedicated to promoting multi-culturalism and diversity in orthopaedics), and edits and reviews manuscripts for multiple orthopaedic journals. He lives in Redwood City, CA with his wife of 32 years, Lisa. Their son Eric is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and the George Mason University School of Law and practices in Charlotte, NC, and daughter Rachel is a graduate of North Carolina State University and is currently enrolled in the Temple University Occupational Therapy program in Philadelphia, PA.
Keynote Speaker, David Ring, M.D., Ph.D.
David Ring, M.D., Ph.D., is associate dean for comprehensive care and professor of surgery and psychiatry at Dell Medical School. He was born in San Diego, double-majored in physics and biochemistry/cell biology at the University of California at San Diego, and graduated from the UCSD School of Medicine in 1993. His surgical internship was at Massachusetts General Hospital, orthopedic residency in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency, chief residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and hand and upper extremity fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital with Jesse Jupiter, M.D.
Before moving to Austin, Ring was a professor of orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School, chief of hand surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, and chair of the MGH Orthopedic Quality and Patient Safety Committee. He was awarded a Ph.D. for clinical research in psychosocial aspects of arm pain from the University of Amsterdam in 2005. His interests include trauma and post-traumatic reconstruction in the arm, quality and patient safety, common arm illnesses and psychosocial aspects of arm illness. He has more than 450 peer-reviewed original research publications. He is a deputy editor for Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.
Ring has influenced the treatment of upper extremity trauma and its sequellae (traumatic elbow instability in particular), nonunions, and common hand illnesses. He has also increased the appreciation of the importance of both nontechnical skills in orthopedic surgery and the psychological and sociological influences on musculoskeletal illness.