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H. Thomas Temple, MD inducted as a Senior Member in the exclusive Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons

 

Dr. Temple and his wife (Chris) attending one of the ABJS events in Lisbon this May at the meeting.

Dr. Temple and his wife (Chris) attending one of the ABJS events in Lisbon this May at the meeting.

The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (ABJS) 70th Annual Meeting was held in May this year in Lisbon, Portugal.  H. Thomas Temple, MD was inducted as a Senior Member.  This is an exclusive group as ABJS is only made up of 90 members (or less) under the age of 55, who have demonstrated ability, productivity, and leadership in orthopaedic surgery.  To note- Admission of new candidates as Senior members is reserved for candidates demonstrating extraordinary contributions to orthopaedics.  Dr. Temple was the only inducted Senior Member at the annual meeting in Portugal this year.

The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons was conceived in 1947 by a group of orthopaedic surgeons. Because of the rapid growth in the field of orthopaedic surgery at that time, as well as limited programs and meetings offered by the existing orthopaedic groups and only one exclusive orthopaedic publication, they decided that another organization should be created. The purpose of the Association was to give younger men in orthopaedic surgery another organization in which to present papers, publish manuscripts and share experiences with colleagues. In 1954, the official seal for the Association was created. The skeleton of the serpent from the staff of Aesculapius was pictured surrounding a non-deformed tree, signifying the long range objectives of orthopaedic surgery. The mission of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons is to advance the science and practice of orthopaedic surgery by creating, evaluating, and disseminating new knowledge and by facilitating interaction among all orthopaedic specialties.