The intent of the SOMOS Meeting is to provide an educational forum for the exchange of militarily
relevant orthopaedic surgical advances in order to optimize the delivery of orthopaedic specialty
care within the Department of Defense.
Orthopaedic surgeons should attend updates reporting on the contemporary practice of
orthopaedic surgery on a regular basis. Paramount to the process of continuing medical education
is the sharing of new techniques and their outcomes. The SOMOS Annual Meeting provides the
opportunity for the military orthopaedic surgery community to share their combined experiences
and knowledge, so that individual practitioners can incorporate the most recent advances into
their own current surgical practice. By the end of the Meeting, individual SOMOS attendees will
be able to do the following:
- Identify the current trends and updates pertinent to military orthopaedic surgeons relating
to wartime trauma.
- Describe current treatment recommendations for common military orthopaedic conditions
involving sports, foot and ankle, hand, spine and pediatric conditions.
- Formulate a plan for the assimilation of current trends and standards into their own
- Identify advances specific to their orthopaedic practice