The Connecticut Orthopaedic Society represents over 200 orthopaedic surgeons in Connecticut - and their patients. The primary activities of this organization are designed to promote public knowledge of orthopaedic medicine, to assure professional development of orthopaedic physicians for the benefit of the general public, and to foster contribution of medical expertise and information regarding orthopaedic medicine for the public good.
More than 130 orthopaedic surgeons gathered at the Society's 2013 Annual Meeting held on May 10, 2013 at the Farmington Marriott in Farmington, CT. The Society's guest speaker and 2013 honorary member, Senator John Barrasso, MD (Wyoming) encouraged his orthopaedic colleagues to take an active and vocal role in the political process, especially on matters related to the profession and care of patients. Senator Barrasso was also a recipient of an honorary membership from the Society for his long and recognized career in both medicine and public service.
Your membership in the Connecticut Orthopaedic Society was vital to our collective success in 2012, including defeating the the trial lawyers attempt to make detrimental changes change to the certificate of merit legislation that would have weakened the standards for expert testimony.
In 2013, your Society will work on legislation to certify out of state witnesses in liability matters and require timely credentialing of physicians by insurers. On a federal level, the Society will be working with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons on such matters as repeal of the IPAB panel and a permanent fix to the Medicare SGR, slated to decrease physician reimbursement by 26% beginning in January 2013.
We can’t do this alone. We need each of you to renew your dues, gather new colleagues to join and take an active part in the political and legislative process that impacts the future of your profession, your practice and your patients.
Please join your colleagues in supporting the future training of the next generations of orthopaedic surgeons by making a contribution to the Connecticut Orthopaedic Foundation. Your tax-deductible gift will help make a difference and will allow us to continue the tradition that began since the organization’s inception. GIVE NOW!