Over 100 Hundred Orthopaedic Physicians Gather in Columbus for Hughston Meeting
Columbus, Georgia – April 20, 2017- Over 100 orthopaedic, sports medicine, and trauma physicians are gathering in Columbus for the 2 ½-day 2017 Hughston Society Biennial Meeting. This year the society is celebrating the 100th birthday of the late Jack C. Hughston, MD, as well as the 35th anniversary of its first organizational meeting. The celebration includes an educational program reviewing sports medicine, rehabilitation, and trauma.
The program committee has successfully crafted an outstanding scientific program and enjoyable social events for attendees and their family. Program highlights include dinner and awards at the National Infantry Museum on Friday night and a celebration to commemorate the life of Dr. Jack C. Hughston on what would be his 100th birthday. Our Presidential Guest Speaker for the meeting is Anthony Romeo, MD, from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University Medical Center. Robert E. Leach, MD, will be the Hughston Legacy Speaker while Dr. Brian Halpern will deliver the Hunter Memorial Lecture in Primary Care Sports Medicine. Bruce Reider, MD, is the Foundation Guest Speaker. The program includes other eminent guest speakers in the field of orthopaedics such as Drs. James Andrew, John Uribe, Michael Axe, and Mary Lloyd Ireland, in addition to physical therapy legends Tab Blackburn, Timothy Uhl, and Tom Boers. A host of former Hughston fellows, as well as the current fellows and esteemed clinical staff, will also be participating. On Saturday, at the closing of the scientific program, Society members and their families will join Hughston employees and physicians to celebrate the life of Dr. Jack Hughston on the grounds of the Hughston Foundation.
The Hughston Society is an alumni group of over 500 physicians—including orthopaedic surgeons, physicians from other specialties, and medical researchers from the United States and abroad—who are trained in the Hughston philosophy and bound by a genuine concern for athletes and a desire to help them return to competition, injury free. Thomas M. Chopp, MD, is the Society’s current president.