Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society

Dear Members of the Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society, I hope you and your loved ones are all safe and dealing with this COVID-19 as best as you can. These past few months have be unprecedented not only in our country, but throughout the world. We have suffered confinement, untold stress, financial distress not to even mention emotional insecurity about our future. So many of our physicians, nurses, allied health care providers and volunteers have indeed given more than could even be expected of any human being – and yet we are surviving, albeit in an unusual setting. As your President I am writing to you. Most assuredly, none of us has escaped the untold impact this pandemic has had on our lives, our families, our work and even on our future. This year we were forced to cancel three of our programs, including the Resident Bowl. While it may not seem so now, please know that we will evolve from this situation stronger and more appreciative of all the people we love and all the things that make our life a joy. Please go to the Past Events page on the website to see pictures from last year's Resident Bowl; these are indeed some great memories that we have in our Society. The collective Orthopedic academic community of our area coming together yearly for an evening of competition, collegiality and fun. During these uneasy times, this may seem foreign to all of us but we will persevere and get back to that time again, together united. Your Society will be presenting an outstanding series of programs during the 2020-21 academic year and you will be receiving a mailing in the next few weeks. From all the members of your Board of Directors, please stay healthy, stay safe and let’s look forward to an exciting and prosperous future. Cordially, Jack Jack E. Kazanjian, DO President P.S. If anyone would like to share an anonymous experience during this pandemic, please share it with your colleagues. It may be posted on our website. Thank you.

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