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Girdlestone Orthopaedic Society

The next annual meeting of the Society will be in Oaxaca, Mexico, in November 2016. The meeting presentation given in Oxford in the Future Meetings section can be now be viewed.
The plan is to have a Pre-meeting in Mexico City which has connectivity to most major European and US airports on November 6, 7 and 8. The main meeting will be in Oaxaca (a 45 minute flight from Mexico City) on November 9 through 13 and a Post-meeting tour (optional) in Cancun which is a beach resort, from November 13 to the 15th. The presentations for Norway and Australia are also available”.
Professor Josep Trueta and his colleagues founded this society in 1950. Membership is open to all those who have spent a significant part of their training in orthopaedics in Oxford. There is an annual three day scientific conference. At its founding the following paragraph was written which reflects the Society's 'mission statement', as it would now be defined:
'As the years go by most of us feel an increasing admiration and gratitude to those who are responsible for our upbringing and we feel an increasing appreciation for your friendship and understanding among people. Some of the men that owe their orthopaedic training to the school built by Girdlestone and who feel that it provided for them not only a school but in the intellectual sense a family as well, feel the need for an organisation that will keep alive the spirit of this family" [G.Mineiro 1958].