Georgia Orthopaedic Society (GOS)

GOS 2023 Annual Meeting




GOS has reserved a group block at the Cloister on Sea Island, GA.  You will receive a housing link immediately after registering for the meeting.  Our group rate is $413.00 a night plus tax. 

The GOS room block is for REGISTERED GOS annual meeting attendees/paid exhibitors ONLY.  maximum of 1 room is permitted per attendee and those staying in the room, must be a registered/paid GOS attendee and/or children living in same household. The reserved room will automatically be cancelled by GOS if this is used for a non-meeting attendee.

GOS Presidential Guest Speaker

Michael P. Bolognesi ("Bolo"), MD is Professor of Surgery, Chief of the Adult Reconstruction Division, and Director of the Adult Reconstruction Fellowship in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine. He completed medical school and his residency at Duke, followed by a Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. After his training, Dr. Bolognesi joined the Duke academic faculty where his practice is focused on total hip and knee replacement, uni-compartmental arthroplasty, revision total hip and knee replacement, patient outcome optimization and value based care. He conducts a high volume of clinical research focused on studying the outcomes of these procedures as well as investigating the introduction of new technologies to advance this field of care. He has a specific ongoing effort using big data and AI to work out solutions for challenges in arthroplasty care. Dr. Bolognesi is extremely well-published in the hip and knee space. He has served as the President of the North Carolina Orthopaedic Association as well as the President of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He is on the Board of Directors for the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and on the AAOS Board of Directors (BOS). He is a member of both the Knee Society and the Hip Society. He and his wife Kelly truly enjoy their three children John (age 17), Rina (age 16), and Julia (age 13).


GSSH Guest Speaker

Peter Waters, MD, was raised in Syracuse, NY, and graduated college and medical school from Tufts University in Boston, MA. He completed all his post graduate training through the Harvard system. He believes education is transformative and has gained post-graduate certificates and degrees from programs in leadership, management, and education from Harvard’s Business, Public Health, and Medical Schools along with Middlebury Breadloaf Writers Conference.

Peter’s clinical expertise is in pediatric hand and upper limb disorders, in particular congenital limb differences, neuromuscular problems, especially brachial plexus birth palsies and their sequelae.

Peter was until recently Orthopaedic Surgeon-in-Chief at Boston Children’s Hospital, John Hall Professor at Harvard Medical School. To simplify and unify his family, he has transitioned to Charlotte, NC, to work part time with Atrium Health and OrthoCarolina as well as spend more time with his family. Both of his kids, their spouses and grandchildren live there. Peter is now the Hendrick Family Endowed Professor at Atrium Health. He was the President of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America from 2011-2012. He was recently inducted in the POSNA Hall of Fame. He is the author of over 225 publications and book chapters, co-author of Surgery of the Pediatric Hand and Upper Limb, Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Pediatric Fracture Orthopaedic Surgery, Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Pediatric Reconstructive Surgery, and co-editor of Rockwood and Green Fractures in Children multiple editions. Most recently he obtained a Master of Science in Medical Education from Harvard Medical School and has developed leadership programs for surgical faculty, fellows, and residents in place for surgical fellows at Boston Childrens, Harvard Orthopaedic Surgery residents, and Atrium Health-OrthoCarolina residents and fellows. He has now organized and is Director of the upcoming POSNA Program for Leadership Development . At heart, he is a coach.

On a personal note, he has two wonderful kids, Rebecca and James, married to Billy Glavin Danielle Volman Waters; three Charlotte-based grandchildren, Izzy, Elle, and Zhanna; and most importantly, his great wife, Janet, who keeps everything and everyone together.

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