Georgia Orthopaedic Society (GOS)

GOS 2024 Annual Meeting

September 26-29, 2024

The Cloister, Sea Island, GA

GOS Presidential Guest Speakers

Przemysław Lubiatowski
Poznan, Poland

Dr. Lubiatowski is the Medical Director of the Rehasport Clinic in Poznań, Poland, where he specializes in surgery of the upper extremity. He is also the head of the Traumatology and Sports Biomechanics
Laboratory at Poznań University of Medical Sciences. He is past President of the Polish Orthopedic Society and a Program Director for the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow (ESSSE).
He is a graduate of Poznań University of Medical Sciences with an impressive list of international fellowships that includes the Cleveland Clinic, University of Edinburgh, Pittsburgh University, Rockford Orthopedic Associates, and the prestigious International Travelling Fellowship of the ESSSE. He enjoys travel, windsurfing, running, and has recently taken up golf. His lovely wife Beata will be joining him at our meeting.


Oleksandr Strafun
MD, PhD.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Dr. Strafun is a Senior Researcher in the Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS) of Ukraine, where he specializes in Microsurgery
and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a graduate of the National Medical University in Kyiv, Ukraine, with post-graduate qualifications from the NAMS of Ukraine. He is a member of the Ukrainian Society of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Ukrainian Society of Arthroscopy, and the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow (ESSSE). He has close to 100 articles, abstracts, and other papers in both Ukrainian and international journals, as well as several patents. He has served as a guest instructor and presenter at multiple European courses and meetings on shoulder and elbow surgery – including several recent
meetings focusing on the treatment of war injuries. He has never played golf, but he is excited to learn a little about it at one of the most beautiful golf destinations in the world – the Georgia coast!

GSSH Guest Speaker

Mark Baratz, MD 

Mark Baratz, MD, is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Pittsburgh and Director of the Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship. Dr. Baratz is Past-President of the American Association of Hand Surgery. He is currently President Elect of the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Baratz has over 100 published articles, over 30 book chapters and textbooks and nearly 600 National and International presentations. He specializes in the care of elite athletes, arthroscopy and
arthroplasty of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, care of arthritis and conditions affecting nerves and blood vessels. He is the recipient of the “Lean and Green Award” from the American Association for Hand Surgery, the “David P. Green Mentorship Award” by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the “He for She” award by the Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society.

Housing Information:

The 78th GOS Annual Meeting will be held at the Cloister on Sea Island, GA. Upon registering for the conference, you will receive a housing link.  The group rate is $414.00 a night plus tax.  The deadline for the GOS block of rooms is August 26th, 2024.  However, rooms can sell out before that date.  Meeting registration is required to secure housing.

The Cloister Resort Cancellation Policy: For cancellations or shortening of stays received within 7 days of arrival, the deposit will be forfeited.

**You must be a GOS Member in order to attend the GOS Annual Meeting** (unless you are coming from out of state)

GOS Cloister Room Reservation Policy:

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 the same household. The reserved room will automatically be cancelled by GOS if this is used for a non-meeting attendee.

Additional Accommodations in the Sea Island/St. Simons area, all within 15 minutes of the Cloister.

The Inn at Sea Island: GOS room rate $249++ – Located just minutes from the Cloister on St. Simons Island 866-369-0786
King and Prince Resort: 912-638-3631
Village Inn: 912-634-6056
Sea Palms Resort: 912-638–3351

Hampton Inn:912-634-2204


Meeting Pre-registration - September 9th  

GOS block of rooms - August 26th

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will not be granted for cancellations received after September 9th, 2024. 

$50.00 late fee will be applied after September 9th.

*For assistance with your password and registration, please contact Sarah Moran at

Please make check payable to the Georgia Orthopaedic Society and mail to:

Georgia Orthopaedic Society

1200 Hwy 74 S, Ste 6 -232

Peachtree City, GA  30269

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