The Iowa Orthopaedic Society was organized in 1939 with nine members. The society was formed to advance orthopaedic surgery in the state. Active membership is limited to those physicians who have passed both Part I and Part II of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons exam and the osteopaths who are certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic surgery.
Today, the society has 200+ members. The current purpose is to network physicians within the state, to promote educational programs, to keep a "thumb on the pulse" of third-party reimbursement, and to be proactive in the legislative arena.
The annual meeting is held in the Spring of each year.
Iowa Orthopaedic Research Foundation
The IOS has branched out to form a new research corporation. The Iowa Orthopaedic Research Foundation (IORF) is up and running.
The Mission of the organization is as follows: "The IORF exists to promote community-based clinical orthopaedic research in the State of Iowa with a goal of improving orthopaedic surgery through scientific discovery."
Matthew Karam, MD, from the University of Iowa serves as President. He would welcome your ideas for projects. An Application Form is available at www.iaorf.com