Welcome to the Veterinary Orthopedic Society!
Here you’ll find information on our programs, membership and our annual Veterinary Orthopedic Society Conference. We invite you to become a member and take advantage of everything VOS has to offer.
Save the Date for the VOS 2018 Conference in Snowmass, Colorado
VOS 2018 Conference
March 10-17, 2018
Be sure to join us in 2018 in Snowmass! Registration will open in the fall, and we will also provide links to make lodging and travel reservations. For travel questions, contact Penny Smith of Rocky Mountain Tours, a division of Ski.com, at email@example.com or 800-233-2300, ext. 3420.
Register Now for the Inaugural Meeting of the Pain in Animals Workshop
VOS is a scientific partner of the Pain in Animals Workshop: Creating a Research Roadmap for Measuring Chronic Pain in Dogs and Cats. The inaugural meeting will be held November 29-30, 2017, at the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland. The proposed meeting will involve National Institutes of Health pain researchers, industry, Food and Drug Administration and academic researchers. We propose to bring the strengths of all these partners together to discuss the current state of pain measurement in animals, and to formulate a roadmap of research and development priorities for the future. There is no registration fee, but you must pre-register to attend. For more information, please see the PAW 2017 website.
Plan to Attend WVOC 2018 in Barcelona!
Updated date! VOS and the European Society of Veterinary Orthopaedics and Traumatology take turns hosting the World Veterinary Orthopaedic Congress, a massive gathering of veterinarians and allied professionals with an interest in orthopaedics. The next WVOC is September 12-15, 2018 in the Mediterranean city of Barcelona, Spain. The conference organizers from ESVOT have the reputation for running fabulous meetings, often incorporating local culture and culinary delights into the banquet. Mark your calendar for WVOC 2018, and join us there! Visit the ESVOT Congress website for more information.
Meet the 2018 Jacques Jenny Lecturer
Dr. Scott Banks is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. Although you may not initially make the leap to veterinary orthopedics based on his department, he has been active in veterinary and human orthopedic research his entire career. Scott's research interests include joint biomechanics in animals and people in the healthy, diseased, and replaced states. His lectures in 2018 will likely include topics including radiographic measurement of dynamic skeletal motion, robotics in the operating room, and comparing human and dog knees. Scott has attended the VOS meeting in years past so he is familiar with the format and comradery of our scientific sessions.
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