2009 Annual Meeting

63rd VOS
Annual Meeting!
April 30 - May 2, 2010


Charlottesville Luxury at the Omni

accommodationsAdjacent to the Historic Downtown Pedestrian Mall, the Omni Charlottesville Hotel blends the area’s unique history with modern luxury.  The Omni Charlottesville Hotel has just completed a $50 million renovation.  Relax in newly-renovated featuring contemporary comfort and a host of amenities designed to make your visit unforgettable. 

OmniThis luxury hotel features a stunning, seven-story glassed-in atrium that greets your arrival.  The lobby is lush with greenery, making you feel like you are standing in a cool garden.  The Omni Charlottesville Hotel is just 20 minutes from Charlottesville Airport.

Hotel Highlights:

  • 208 guest rooms and suites
  • Indoor and outdoor pool
  • High-speed wireless Internet access
  • Check-in: 3 pm Check-out: Noon

CLICK HERE for online hotel reservations


By Jonathan Isaacs, MD
2010 VOS Meeting Co-Chairman

On the heels of an extremely successful 2009 Annual Meeting, we have started planning next year's meeting. Dr. Quanjun Cui, from the faculty of the UVA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and I are excited to be putting together what will be an exceptional program! One of the difficulties in planning a meeting like this is appealing to the many subspecialists that make up our society. For example, the hand surgeons sit through hip arthroplasty talks while waiting for the distal radius fracture talk. The hip surgeons sit through the shoulder talk while waiting for the surface replacing talk. You get the picture. We want to create a program that will truly appeal to everyone and believe that we can do it! We are going to focus on topics that everyone needs to know - no matter what your subspecialty interest. For example, we will have talks on the latest antibiotics and strategies for dealing with multi-drug resistant bacteria such as MRSA; pain management talks, such as the use of indwelling catheters and safe use of oxycontin and other long lasting narcotics; the new recertification process; dealing with orthopaedic problems in the pregnant patient; and more. We will still include some trauma and adult reconstruction talks since these are consistently popular topics, but plan to change the format of these as well. We plan to present some controversial topics using a debate format. For example: total knee components – cementing verses press fit?; intertroch fractures nail or plate? supracondylar femur fractures – IM nails or locking plates? This has the potential to combine education and entertainment!  Save the date for next years meeting on April 30-May1, 2010 and feel free to email one of us any ideas that you think should be incorporated into the meeting.

Email Dr. Isaacs, CLICK HERE

Email Dr. Cui, CLICK HERE

For Information on Lawrence D. Dorr, MD
Keynote Speaker

Things to Do While at the Meeting

Charlottesville Downtown Mall
The Historic Downtown Mall is considered one of the finest urban parks in the country. Home to a vibrant collection of more than 120 shops and 30 restaurants, it is located among the historic buildings on and around old Main Street Charlottesville. It connects to the Omni hotel complex and hosts live outdoor music on Friday afternoons beginning at 5 pm.

First Colony Winery
Nestled in beautiful Albemarle County, First Colony Winery has combined their focus on producing world-class wines with gracious hospitality. The 5,000 square-foot Tasting Room and Gift Shop facility includes a variety of indoor and outdoor seating areas available for picnics. Tours on the hour from 12 Noon to 4 pm. Tasting/touring fees: None. Directions: On I-64, take exit 121 towards Scottsville. Continue 10 miles past the Monticello Visitor’s Center, turn right on Route 720 and continue for one mile. The winery is at end of road.

Michie Tavern
Established in 1784 by Scotsman William Michie, the Tavern served as the social center of its community and provided travelers with food, drink and lodging. This is where the 18th-century counterparts came to dine and socialize. Michie Tavern also consists of The General Store, The Tavern Gift Shop and The Clothier Shop. Open year-round. Admission is free to the museum. 683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA.

Ash Lawn-Highland
Ash Lawn-Highland is a 535-acre working farm and performing arts site in Albemarle County, Virginia. President James Monroe and his wife, Elizabeth of New York, owned Ash Lawn-Highland from 1793 to 1826 and made it their official residence from 1799 to 1823. General Admission: Adults-$9.00; Seniors- $8.00; Children-$5.00. Open 9 am to 6 pm. 1000 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA.
James River Reeling & Rafting
Canoe, raft, tube or kayak down the James River! Have the time of your life spending a relaxing day on the wild and scenic James River that courses through the wooded foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Please contact James River Reeling & Rafting at 434-286-4FUN to make reservations. Directions: Take Rt. 20 South to the town of Scottsville (18 miles South of I-64). Turn left on Rt. 6 (Main St.) at the Citgo station just before the bridge. Go two blocks. Turn right on Ferry Street. Located on the corner of Main and Ferry Street.

Birdwood Golf
Birdwood is a golf course rich in history. Its verdant hills were part of a 1739 “upland wilderness” land patent, one of the earliest in the colony. In 1819, Birdwood Pavilion was constructed by the same craftsmen who built the Rotunda at the University of Virginia. Over time, the property’s prized farmland became a top producer of Hereford cattle and prizewinning show horses. VOS has a limited number of reserved tee times on Saturday afternoon. If interested, please sign up on the meeting registration form.

Shenandoah National Park
There are many exciting things to do at Shenandoah National Park. Some include: fishing, horseback riding, waterfall hikes, picnic areas, and commercial tours. The Park is located at 3655 US Highway 211 East, Luray, VA. Please contact the park at 540-999-3500 for entrance fees.

Get an intimate look at the extraordinary house Thomas Jefferson built and furnished for himself and his family. See the books, gadgets, art, furnishings, and objects that reveal Jefferson’s unique mind. The guided House Tour covers the rooms on Monticello’s first floor and lasts about 30 minutes. Your admission ticket also includes access to the grounds and two optional outdoor-guided tours. Admission: Adults-$15.00; Children 6-11-$6.00; Children under 6-Free. Please call 434-984-9880 for information and to make reservations.

UVA – Art Museum
The UVA Art Museum exhibits art from around the world dating from ancient times to present day. UVAM exhibits American and European paintings and sculptures of the 15th-19th centuries including art from the Age of Thomas Jefferson. Gallery Hours: 1:00-5:00. Admission: Free. Directions: Located at 155 Rugby Road, one block North of the Rotunda, on the Grounds of the University of Virginia.

Blue Ridge Balloon Co.
Take a hot air balloon ride in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Make sure you bring a camera and lots of film. Each balloon flight is a unique experience, since you just drift with the wind. Flights are always scheduled in the early morning or in the evening, as these are times when the weather is most favorable. Please call 434-589-6213 to set up a time and to choose a package.

Trail Rides
Oakland Heights Farm would like for you to join them on a trail ride. Trail riding is a great way to spend an hour or two. It is beautiful and peaceful just wandering along a path listening to the leaves rustle in the breeze. Available daily by appointment only:


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