The Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society, evolving partly from the Paediatric Orthopaedic Special Interest Group, was established in 1991 to improve the treatment of children with orthopaedic conditions through better education and research and by forming alliances with international orthopaedics societies such as POSNA (the Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America) and EPOS (the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society).
Under the inaugural presidency of Malcolm Menelaus, APOS held its first scientific meeting in combination with the Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of New Zealand in Tauranga, New Zealand, 7-8 October 2011. The meeting, with the theme of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in the Adolescent, was a great success. Keynote speaker Dan Sucato presented on The Challenges of the Adolescent Orthopaedic Patient in the opening session. The second combined meeting was held in 2014 at the Sheraton Mirage Resort Gold Coast, and included guest speakers Tony Herring and Thomas Wirth.
The Instructional Course component of this meeting, which will be run again 1-4 September 2016 at the Sheraton Noosa, has become a core part of registrar training curriculum.
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